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1972 in video gaming

Following the poor sales of Computer Space, Nolan Bushnell leaves Nutting Associates to move his coin-op engineering and design firm with Ted Dabney in to a full-fledged company. When officially incorporating, Bushnell discovers that a roofing co ...

1982 in video gaming

1982 was the peak year of arcade and console games during the Golden age of arcade video games. Troubles at Atari, Inc. late in the year triggered the North American video game crash of 1983. Many games were released that would spawn franchises, ...

1985 in video gaming

The sixth Arcade Awards are held, for games released during 1983-1984, with Star Wars winning best arcade game, Space Shuttle best console game, Ultima III: Exodus best computer game, and Zaxxon best standalone game. August, the final issue of El ...

1988 in video gaming

1988 saw many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Super Contra, Super Mario Bros 2, Assault, Altered Beast, Mega Man 2, Double Dragon II: The Revenge,and Super Mario Bros 3

1990 in video gaming

1990 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Dr. Mario, and Super Mario World.

2015 in video gaming

The year 2015 saw releases of numerous video games as well as a follow-up to Nintendos portable 3DS console, the New Nintendo 3DS. Top-rated games originally released in 2015 included Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ...

2018 in video gaming

Numerous video games were released in 2018. Best-selling games included Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Far Cry 5, God of War, Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Games highly regarded by v ...

1971 in video gaming

At the beginning of the 1970s, video games existed almost entirely as novelties passed around by programmers and technicians with access to computers, primarily at research institutions and large companies. The history of video games transitioned ...

1974 in video gaming

H.R. "Pete" Kaufman leaves Ramtek to found Exidy, Inc. Namco acquires the Japanese division of Atari, Inc. and formally enters the video arcade game market. The number of copies of Pong and its commercial clones exceed 100.000 units. Approximatel ...

1975 in video gaming

On April 21, Zanussi obtained the license to implement Pong from Sanders Associates. In Fall, Magnavox discontinues the original Odyssey video game console.

1976 in video gaming

3.5 million video games are sold, earning the retail video game industry $242 million in revenue. October – Warner Communications acquires Atari from Nolan Bushnell for $28 million USD. Bushnell stays on as chairman.

1977 in video gaming

Agnes Kim opens the first Electronics Boutique, a kiosk at the King of Prussia mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania selling transistor radios and calculators. Nakamura Manufacturing Ltd. formally changes its name to Namco which it has employed a ...

1979 in video gaming

The US market for arcade games earns a revenue of $1.5 billion equivalent to $5.28 billion in 2020. New companies: Activision, Capcom, Edu-Ware, Infocom, Quicksilva, Strategic Simulations

1980 in video gaming

1980 saw the release of a number games with influential concepts, including Pac-Man, Battlezone, Crazy Climber, Mystery House, Missile Command, Space Panic, Zork I, and Olympic Decathlon. The Atari VCS grew in popularity with a port of Space Inva ...

1981 in video gaming

Fueled by the previous years release of the colorful and appealing Pac-Man, the audience for arcade games in 1981 became much wider. Pac-Man influenced maze games began appearing in arcades and on home systems. Nintendo broke from their mediocre ...

1983 in video gaming

January, Electronic Games labels Donkey Kong, Space Panic, and other games with ladders as "climbing games." January, Life magazine runs a two-page spread on arcade game world record holders: "Video Game VIPs." At the first Golden Joystick Awards ...

1984 in video gaming

The fifth Arcade Awards are held, for games released during 1982-1983. Pole Position wins Coin-Op Game of the Year, Ms. Pac-Man wins console Videogame of the Year, Lode Runner wins Computer Game of the Year, and Q*bert wins dedicated Stand-Alone ...

1986 in video gaming

Activision acquires Gamestar Software. Defunct: Imagic. Sinclair Research Ltd. is acquired by Amstrad. New companies: Acclaim, Majesco Entertainment, Ubi Soft, Bethesda Softworks, Tradewest June 13 - Activision merges with Infocom.

1987 in video gaming

SSI President Joel Billings acquires the license to the Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game, setting the stage for the Gold Box line of D&D games. Electronic Arts acquires Batteries Included. New companies: Apogee, The Bitmap Brot ...

1989 in video gaming

1989 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Phantasy Star II, Golden Axe and Bonks Adventure, and Super Mario Land

1991 in video gaming

1991 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Mega Man 4, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Sonic the Hedgehog.

1992 in video gaming

1992 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Art of Fighting, Super Mario Kart, and Mortal Kombat.

1993 in video gaming

Nintendo and Silicon Graphics collaborate and begin work on "Project Reality". The project is officially announced in October. March – In Sweden, the Swedish video game magazine Super PLAY SP starts. The original name is Super Power.

1994 in video gaming

Alpex Computer Corp. v. Nintendo lawsuit: Alpex sues Nintendo over patent infringements related to the NES. Nintendo loses the case. In 1996 this ruling was reversed by an appeals court, which determined that no patents had been infringed upon. S ...

1995 in video gaming

1995 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Marios Picross, Chrono Trigger, Mega Man 7, Rayman, Twisted Metal, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Destruction Derby and Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island.

1996 in video gaming

1996 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Blazing Heroes, Super Mario 64, NiGHTS into Dreams., Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil, Dead or Alive, Duke Nukem 3D and Tomb Raider.

1997 in video gaming

1997 saw many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as GoldenEye 007, Star Fox 64, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Gran Turismo, Mortal Kombat 4, Diddy Kong Racing, Grand Theft Auto, Blast Corps and Castlevania: Symphony of the ...

1999 in video gaming

1999 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Mario Party, Sonic Adventure, Pokemon Snap, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon Stadium, Donkey Kong 64, Ape ...

2002 in video gaming

The year 2002 in video games saw the release of many sequels and prequels in video games such as The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and several new titles and franchises such as Battlefield 1942, Dungeon Siege, Kingdom Hearts, Mafia: The City of L ...

2003 in video gaming

2003 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Beyond Good & Evil, Call of Duty, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, PlanetSide, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and True Crime: Streets of LA.

2004 in video gaming

2004 saw many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties included Fable, Far Cry, FlatOut, Killzone, Katamari Damacy, Monster Hunter, Ninja Gaiden, N, Red Dead Revolver, SingStar, Sacred, and World of Warcraft.

2005 in video gaming

2005 saw the release of many sequels and prequels in video games, such as Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, Mario Kart DS, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, alongside several prominent new releases including F.E.A. ...

2006 in video gaming

2006 saw the release of several sequels and prequels in video games, prominently including New Super Mario Bros, alongside many prominent new releases including Bully, Company of Heroes, Dead Rising, Gears of War, Just Cause, Lost Planet: Extreme ...

2007 in video gaming

2007 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties include Halo 3, Assassins Creed, BioShock, Crackdown, Crysis, Mass Effect, Portal, Rock Band, Skate, The Darkness, The Witcher, Uncharted, Super Paper Mario, Supe ...

2008 in video gaming

2008 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties include Army of Two, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, LittleBigPlanet, Mirrors Edge, Race Driver: Grid, Grand Theft Auto IV and Spore.

2009 in video gaming

The year 2009 saw many sequels and prequels in video games. New intellectual properties include Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bayonetta, Borderlands, Demons Souls, Dragon Age: Origins, Infamous, Just Dance, and Prototype.

2010 in video gaming

2010 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games, including several new titles such as Ace Attorney, Alien vs. Predator, Army of Two, Assassins Creed, Battlefield, BioShock, Call of Duty, Castlevania, Civilization, Crackdown, Donkey Kong, D ...

2011 in video gaming

The year 2011 saw many new video games, as well the release of numerous sequels to critically acclaimed games, such as Ace Combat, Assassins Creed, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Cities XL, Crysis, Dead Space, Deus Ex, ...

2012 in video gaming

The year 2012 saw the release of numerous sequels to critically acclaimed video games, such as Alan Wake, Assassins Creed, Borderlands, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, Darksiders, Dead or Alive, Diablo, Fable, Far Cry, Forza Motorsport, Halo, Hitma ...

2013 in video gaming

Numerous games were released in 2013, including new installments for well-received franchises, such as Ace Attorney, Army of Two, Assassins Creed, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield, BioShock, Call of Duty, Crysis, Dead Rising, Dead Space, Devil May Cry ...

2014 in video gaming

The year 2014 saw a number of events in the video game industry. No new major consoles were released, but updates and upgrades were: the New Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan and Oceania, and Sony released new model 2000 PS Vita systems in Europ ...

2016 in video gaming

Numerous video games were released in 2016. New hardware came out as well, albeit largely refreshed and updated versions of consoles in the PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4 Slim, and Xbox One S. Commercially available virtual reality headsets wer ...

2017 in video gaming

2017 saw the release of numerous video games as well as other developments in the video game industry. The Nintendo Switch console was released in 2017, which sold more than 14 million units by the end of 2017, exceeding the underperforming Wii U ...

2019 in video gaming

In the video game industry during 2019, both Sony and Microsoft announced their intent to reveal their next-generation consoles in 2020, while Nintendo introduced a smaller Nintendo Switch Lite, and Google announced its streaming game platform St ...

2020 in video gaming

Numerous video games are scheduled to be released in 2020. In the video game industry, 2020 is expected to see the launch of the next generation of video game consoles, with both Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment poised to release the ...

Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The Critics Choice Movie Awards is an awards show presented annually by the American-Canadian Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Written ballots are submitted during a week-long nominating period, and ...

20th Critics' Choice Awards

The 20th Critics Choice Awards were presented on January 15, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements of 2014 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on A&E and hosted by Michael Strahan. The nominees were announced on ...

22nd Critics' Choice Awards

The 22nd Critics Choice Awards were presented on December 11, 2016 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, together with its television awards, honoring the finest achievements of 2016 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on A&E a ...

Filmfare Awards

The Filmfare Awards are a set of awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the most prestigious film events in India. The awards were first introduced by The ...

Filmfare Awards South

Filmfare Awards South is the South Indian segment of the annual Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the South Indian film industry. The Telugu, Kannada, Tamil Telugu a ...