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One thing floating around the web this week was a wonderful reminder of the intro to Madden NFL 2000, the hard-hitting EA Sports football game that had more of a chip on its shoulder than Madden games seem to have today.

With the constant concerns for player safety in the NFL, it's hard to imagine EA Sports glorifying some of the big hits seen in this intro video today. But if Ludacris took Ray Lewis' spot in the intro video to Madden NFL 13, we're not sure there would be many complaints.

3DS LL: 101,667 [DOWN] 32,985 (24.50%)
3DS: 60,410 [UP] 7,985 (15.23%)
PS3: 34,167 [UP] 16,124 (89.36%)
PSP: 16,903 [UP] 4,827 (39.97%)
Vita: 9,712 [UP] 5,691 (141.53%)
Wii: 3,590 [UP] 669 (22.90%)
Xbox 360: 1,495 [DOWN] 1,413 (48.59%)
PS2: 747 [DOWN] 440 (37.07%)
DSi LL: 241 [DOWN] 3 (1.23%)
DSi: 211 [UP] 31 (17.22%)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.