Sports has played a huge part in video games ever since the early days of Pong. To think of how the genre has progressed over the years to the point where it's difficult to tell a video game from the real thing.

Let's take a look back at the events that helped shape the sports gaming landscape. Checkout this video for a quick look at how far sports video games have come. It's enough to make an 80s kid gamer cry. That is if they were a total wuss. There's no crying in sports video games.