Gaming anniversaries in 2018

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scotland
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Gaming anniversaries in 2018

Postby scotland » December 31st, 2017, 3:40 pm

Found this list online.

Video Game Anniversaries in 2018:
-Space Invaders is 40
-No More Heroes is 10
-Brawl is 10
-Star Fox is 25
-Xenogears is 20
-GBA SP is 15
-MGR is 5
-Ocarina of Time is 20
-Wind Waker is 15
-Spyro is 20
-Gran Turismo is 20
-Dragon's Lair is 35
-Dayonta USA is 25
-Steam is 15
-Sonic CD is 25
-NBA Jam is 25
-Sonic Adventure is 20
-Rockstar is 20
-DOOM is 25
-Double Dash is 15
-Beyond Good and Evil is 15
-Half Life is 20
-Splatterhouse is 30
-Grim Fandango is 20
-MGS is 20
-Ridge Racer is 25
-SMB3 is 30
-Parasite Eve is 20
-Starcraft is 20
-RE2 is 20
-FF Tactics is 20
-Links Awakening is 25
-Dead Space is 10
-Banjo-Kazooie is 20
-Famicom is 35
-KOTOR is 15
-Altered Beast is 30
-Rainbow Six is 15
-Genesis is 30
-COD is 15
-Dreamcast is 20

In addition,
the Star Wars arcade game is 35
Mario Bros is 35
Spy Hunter is 35
EA is about 35, releasing games like Archon
The SG 1000 is 35
The Apple IIe is 35
Phantasy Star is 30
John Madden Football is 30
Sega made their first video game (a pong clone) 45 years ago
David Ahl's BASIC Compter Games for microcomputers is 40 years old

The American Video Game Crash is 35 years in the past

And most importantly, the Philips Videopac G7000 is 40 years old! The next year, it would be marketed in the US as the Odyssey 2.

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Re: Gaming anniversaries in 2018

Postby Stalvern » December 31st, 2017, 8:01 pm

25 is a big anniversary, and 1993 was a fantastic year. Here are some of my favorites from then:

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Day of the Tentacle
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gunstar Heroes
Kirby's Adventure
Myst (I'm not actually the biggest fan, but it's an important game that's conspicuously missing from the OP)
Raiden II
Ranger-X
Star Wars: X-Wing
ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron

It was an especially good year for the Amiga. I originally decided to list these games separately because the Amiga isn't well-known here, but I ended up having a really strong top ten for the Amiga alone in 1993:

Ambermoon
Cannon Fodder
The Chaos Engine
Disposable Hero
Fantastic Dizzy
Flashback (although the French version was released in 1992)
Lionheart
Traps 'n' Treasures
Uridium 2
Yo! Joe!

Last, but not least - oh, who am I kidding, this is definitely least - the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer.

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Re: Gaming anniversaries in 2018

Postby pacman000 » January 1st, 2018, 9:40 am

The Atari Jaguar and Amiga CD32 are also turning 25.

So the 3DO has company.

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Re: Gaming anniversaries in 2018

Postby Stalvern » January 1st, 2018, 2:46 pm

pacman000 wrote:The Atari Jaguar and Amiga CD32 are also turning 25.

So the 3DO has company.

For some reason, I could have sworn that the Jag was out in late '92. Thanks. (As for the CD32, it's such a sad little footnote to the greatest computer ever made that it didn't even cross my mind to celebrate it.)

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Re: Gaming anniversaries in 2018

Postby pacman000 » January 1st, 2018, 4:36 pm

The Dreamcast turns 20. The Mega Drive turned 30.

The Pioneer LaserActive turns 25, as does the FM Towns Marty.

And the international version of Pokemon was released 20 years ago, if memory serves.


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