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The least political thing I could think of to post

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"[NBA] Jam was making so much money when it first came out. There was so much four-player action at this one arcade in Chicago that the first week they had to shut the arcade down, because there was a huge fight over whose turn it was to play."

--video-game designer Mark Turnell in ESPN the Magazine.

NB: I think we have evidence for a class-action lawsuit against Turnell, but I don't know if it's still under the statute of limitations:

"Did Scottie Pippen's ratings in the game really drop when he played certain teams?
It's true, but only when the Bulls played the Pistons. If there was a close game and anyone on the Bulls took a last second shot, we wrote special code in the game so that they would average out to be bricks. There was the big competition back in the day between the Pistons and the Bulls, and since I was always a big Pistons fan, that was my opportunity to level the playing field."

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