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Decathlete Brings Sega Arcade Style Gaming to Decathlon Events on Sega Saturn – Today in Retro Gaming – July 17th, 1996

Sega were once known for their arcade games.  This genre was what they used to battle Nintendo until Sonic was released on the Genesis.  Even after the blue guy was released arcade ports were a strong category for Sega’s consoles.  This was no more apparent than on their Saturn console that was able to give […]

Shining Wisdom Foregoes Franchise Standards on Sega Saturn – Today in Retro Gaming – June 27th, 1996

Shining Wisdom is an official part of the “Shining” series of titles.  That is fact.  In this release you are tasked with avenging your father’s image, defeating a great evil and setting the world right again. All in the day of an adventurer.  The difference between Shining Wisdom and Shining the Holy Ark, Shining Force […]

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Quake Brings Gamers 3rd Dimension Death – Today in Retro Gaming – June 22nd 1996

Okay, where were you 20 years ago?  Were you a PC gamer or were you a console gamer?  Either way, you probably heard about Quake by id Software when it was released.  It was a game changer for all of the right reasons.  While Doom, id Software’s previous series, was iconic and popular, Quake took […]

Allied General Lets Players Take on World War II – Today in History – January 31st, 1996

Turn based strategy war games are not all that popular in today’s market and that kind of sucks.  I grew up playing computer games a lot in the 90’s and it seems that was the golden age for this genre.  Sure, the late 80’s and early 90’s probably had more turn based strategy war games, […]

Gamers Discovered Fear of Heights in Jumping Flash on Playstation – Today in History – January 1st, 1996

When the Sony Playstation hit 19 years ago (come September 2015 it will be 20 years old) gamers really didn’t know what to expect.  Sony was not exactly known for great games, their software division had a few hits (Hook being one), probably not enough to sustain a new, break away from Nintendo, console.  In […]

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Strikes on the Nintendo 64: Today in History- December 3rd, 1996

There was a fair amount of buzz for Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire around the time it was announced, and leading up to release for, the Nintendo 64.  For one, this was one of the first third party titles to hit and gamers were eager to see what 3rd parties could do on the […]

Cruisin’ USA Powerslides Onto the Nintendo 64: Today in History- December 3rd 1996

Having lived through the build up to the launch, the launch and the gaming drought shortly thereafter of the Nintendo 64 has given me a rather unique point of view when looking back in these historical articles.  The build up for Cruisin’ USA was HUGE, it was to be THE game that got gamers to […]

3DO Classic, Return Fire, Jumps Ship to PSOne: Today in History- April 12th, 1996

The 3DO did not have a lot of “classics” per se but there were a few really really good titles. While many of the better 3DO titles are made by either Electronic Arts or Crystal Dynamics, there were a few that were released by other companies such as Prolific Publishing (they didn’t do much else […]


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