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We have been doing these historical articles for years on various sites that we have worked on, here, we collect the articles in one convenient place.  Have a favorite?  Have a game that we should cover when it comes time?  Let us know via that contact form above.

As this list grows, we will eventually break it down so it is easier to find items of interest.

1980:
May 21st: Pac-Man (Arcade)
July 3rd: Missile Command (Arcade)
December: Zork (PC) (Follow up)

1984:
May 10th: Kings Quest (Computers)
May 21st: Atari announces the Atari 7800
June 4th: Donkey Kong 3 (NES)

1985:
January 2nd: Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Arcade)
January 13th: Gyromite (NES)
May 8th: Commando (Arcade)
September 13th: Super Mario Bros (Famicom)
October 18th: Duck Hunt (NES)

1986:
June 3rd: Super Mario Bros 2 (Famicom)
July 4th: Salamander (Arcade)

1987:
March 5th: Pro Wrestling (NES)
May 1st: Castlevania (NES)
July 2nd: Double Dragon (Arcade)
July 17th: Dragon Slayer IV (NES)

1988:
June 30th: P.O.W. Prisoner of War (NES)
July 6th: Ninja Spirit (TG-16)
December 1st: Bionic Commando (NES)
December 13th: Snatcher (MSX2)

1989:
March 7th: Strider (Arcade)
April 28th: Super Mario Bros 2 (NES)
June 5th: Populous (PC)
July 31st: Nintendo Launches Game Boy
August 14th: Altered Beast (Sega Genesis)
August 14th
: Last Battle (Sega Genesis)
August 14th: Sega Genesis Released
August 14th
: Space Harrier II (Sega Genesis)
August 14th
: Super Thunder Blade (Sega Genesis)
August 14th: Thunder Force II (Sega Genesis)
August 14th
: Tommy Lasorda Baseball (Sega Genesis)
August 19th
: Alien Crush (Turbo Grafx-16)
August 19th
: China Warrior (Turbo Grafx-16)
August 19th
: Dungeon Explorer (Turbo Grafx-16)
August 19th: Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (Turbo Grafx-16)
August 19th
: Legendary Axe (Turbo Grafx-16)
August 19th: Turbo Grafx-16 Released
August 19th: Vigilante (Turbo Grafx-16)
October 21st: Rambo III (Sega Genesis)
November 17th: Forgotten Worlds (Sega Genesis)
November 25th: Mystic Defender (Sega Genesis)
December 2nd: Revenge of Shinobi (Sega Genesis)
December 16th: Shadowgate (NES)

1990:
January 23rd: Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
February 13th: Batman (NES)
March 22nd: After Burner II (Sega Genesis)
March 26th: Target Renegade (NES)
April 13th: Batman the Video Game (Game Boy)
April 21st: Splatterhouse (Turbo Grafx-16)
April 26th: Magician Lord (Neo Geo)
April 27th: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES)
May 23rd: Top Player’s Golf (Neo Geo)
May 24th: Qix (Game Boy)
June 29th: Columns (Sega Genesis)
July 2nd: Mediagenic announced as first 3rd party developer for SNES)
July 12th: Final Fantasy (NES)
July 29th: Crystalis (NES)
September 26th: Wing Commander (DOS)
October 27th: Dynamite Duke (Sega Genesis)
December 31st: Double Dungeons (Turbo Grafx-16)

1991:
January 28th: Sword of Vermillion (Sega Genesis)
February 6th: Street Fighter II (Arcade)
March 20th: Whomp ‘Em (NES)
April 1st: Bases Loaded (NES)
May 1st: Flicky (Sega Genesis)
May 7th: Beetlejuice (NES)
May 11th: Two Crude Dudes (Sega Genesis)
May 30th: Shadowgate (NES)
June 23rd: Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis)
June 27th: Saint Sword (Sega Genesis)
July 25th: Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom (Sega Genesis)
August 6th: Shining in the Darkness (Sega Genesis)
August 23rd: Super Nintendo is released in North America
September 1st: Final Fight (SNES)
September 18th: Streets of Rage (Sega Genesis)
November 1st: ActRaiser (SNES)
December 4th: Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
December 19th: Quackshot (Sega Genesis)
December 20th: Batman- Return of the Joker (NES)

1992:
January 1st: Atari Discontinues the 7800
January 1st: Earth Defense Force (SNES)
March 20th: Final Fight Guy (Super Famicom)
April 6th: Contra III (Super Nintendo)
April 13th: Legend of Zelda III: A Link to the Past (SNES)
April 17th: Mutation Nation (Neo Geo)
May 5th: Wolfenstein 3D (PC)
May 25th: King of the Monsters 2: The Next Big Thing (Neo Geo)
May 28th: Kid Chameleon (Sega Genesis)
June 12th: Dragon Warrior III (NES)
August 1st: Mario Paint (SNES)
August 3rd: Splatterhouse 2 (Sega Genesis)
August 7th: Snatcher Pilot Disk (TG-16)
September 1st: Super Mario Kart (SNES)
September 14th: Axelay (SNES)
October 16th: Atomic Runner (Sega Genesis)
October 8th: Mortal Kombat (Arcade)
October 15th: Cobra Command (Sega CD)
October 15th: Make My Music Video Starring Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (Sega CD)
October 15th: Night Trap (Sega CD)
October 15th: Sewer Shark (Sega CD)
October 27th: Blazeon (SNES)
November 2nd: Super Mario Land 2 – Six Golden Coins (Nintendo Game Boy)
December 17th: World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (Sega Genesis)
December 20th: Streets of Rage 2 (Sega Genesis)
December 23rd: Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse (SNES)

1993:
February 7th: Tiny Toon Adventures- Buster’s Hidden Treasure (Genesis)
March 7th: Zen the Intergalactic Ninja (NES)
March 8th: X-Men (Sega Genesis)
March 18th: Splatterhouse 3 (Sega Genesis)
March 23rd: Star Fox (SNES)
April 3rd: Final Fight CD (Sega CD)
April 4th: Cybernator (SNES)
April 23rd: 3 Count Bout (Neo Geo)
May 1st: Shadowrun (SNES)
June 4th: Rock n Roll Racing (SNES)
Jume 6th: Legend of Zelda- Link’s Awakening (GB)
June 8th: WWF Royal Rumble (Super Nintendo)
June 19th: 3 Ninjas Kick Back (SNES)
June 25th: Maniac Mansion II- Day of the Tentacle (PC)
July 6th: Dashin Desperadoes (Sega Genesis)
July 22nd: Road Rash II (Sega Genesis)
July 30th: Shining Force (Sega Genesis)
August 1st: Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)
August 3rd: 7th Saga (SNES)
September 3rd: Rocket Knight Adventures (Sega Genesis)
October 12th: Aero the Acro-Bat (Sega Genesis, SNES)
October 15th: Columns III (Sega Genesis)
November 16th: Actraiser 2 (SNES)
November 26th: Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine (Sega Genesis)
December 9th: Mansion of Hidden Souls (Sega CD)
December 10th: Doom (PC)
December 11th: Eternal Champions (Sega Genesis)

1994:
February 2nd: Battletech (Sega Genesis)
February 2nd: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega Genesis)
March 17th: Castlevania: Bloodlines (Sega Genesis)
March 22nd: Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
April 2nd: Mega Man Soccer (SNES)
April 8th: Windjammers (Neo Geo AES)
April 14th: Vay (Sega CD)
April 18th: Super Metroid (SNES)
May 3rd: Jazz Jackrabbit (PC)
May 18th: Top Hunter (Neo Geo)
May 20th: Aliens vs. Predator (Arcade)
June 2nd: Great Circus Mystery (Sega Genesis)
June 16th: Crusader of Centy (Sega Genesis)
August 1st: The Death and Return of Superman (SNES)
August 2nd: Earthworm Jim (Sega Genesis)
August 2nd: R-Type III Third Lightning (SNES)
August 4th: Dynamite Headdy (Sega Genesis)
August 8th: Contra Hard Corps (Sega Genesis)
September 9th: Mortal Kombat II (various)
September 14th: Super Punchout (SNES)
October 18th: Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Genesis)
November 5th: Acme Animation Factory (Super Nintendo)
December 10th: Tekken (Arcade)
December 12th: Super Bomberman 2 (SNES)
December 21st: Marathon (Macintosh)

1995:
January 31st: Star Trek – Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator (SNES)
February 23rd: Popful Mail (Sega CD)
March 1st: Bust-a-Move (SNES)
March 11th: Chrono Trigger (SNES)
March 15th: Beyond Oasis (Sega Genesis)
March 15th: Earthworm Jim Special Edition (Sega CD)
March 16th: Alone in the Dark 3 (PC)
March 17th: Descent (PC)
May 11th: Bug! (Sega Saturn)
April 1st: Fatal Fury Special (SNES)
April 6th: X-Men Children of the Atom (Sega Saturn)
April 15th: Mortal Kombat 3 (Arcade)
April 20th: Knuckles Chaotix (Sega 32X)
April 25th: Kirby’s Avalanche (SNES)
May 11th: Virtua Fighter (Sega Saturn)
June 5th: Earthbound (SNES)
June 27th: Street Fighter Alpha (Arcade)
June 30th: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (SNES)
August 10th: Blackthorne (SNES)
September 4th: Batman Forever (Sega Genesis, Game Gear)
September 9th: Sony Launches Playstation
September 20th: Abuse Shareware (PC)
October 4th: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
October 26th: Batman Forever (Sega Genesis and SNES)
November 10th: Twisted Metal (Playstation)
November 21st: Wipeout (PSOne)
December 12th: Loaded (PSOne)
December 28th: Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn)
December 30th: Virtua Fighter 2 (Sega Saturn)
December 31st: Beast Within, the: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (PC)

1996:
January 1st: Battlesport (3DO)
January 1st: Jumping Flash (PSOne)
January 26th: Duke Nukem 3D (PC)
January 31st: Allied General (PC)
January 31st: Avengers in Galactic Storm (Arcade)
January 31st: Brain Dead 13 (PC)
March 6th: Ripper (PC)
April 1st: Iron Storm (Sega Saturn)
April 2nd: The Brainies (SNES)
April 12th: Return Fire (PSOne)
April 19th: Metal Slug (Neo Geo)
May 13th: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
May 31st: The War College (PC)
June 4th: Vigilante 8 (PSOne)
June 22nd: Quake (PC)
June 27th: Shining Wisdom (Sega Saturn)
July 7th: Aquanaut’s Holiday (Sony Playstation)
July 17th: Decathlete (Sega Saturn)
July 31st: Virtua Fighter Kids (Sega Saturn)
August 4th: Tetris Attack (Super Nintendo)
September 1st: Williams Arcade’s Greatest Hits (SNES)
November 1st: Blood Omen – Legacy of Kain (Playstation)
November 14th
: Tomb Raider (PC, PSOne, Sega Saturn)
November 29th: Criticom (PSOne)
December 3rd: Cruisin’ USA (N64)
December 3rd: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64)
December 13th: Hardcore 4X4 (UK- Playstation)

1997:
February 28th: Die Hard Arcade (Saturn)
February 28th: WCW vs the World (PSOne)
May 22nd: Overblood (PSOne)
May 31st: Lunacy (Sega Saturn)
June 8th: Broken Helix (PSOne)
September 24th: Ultima Online (Windows)
September 30th: F1 Pole Position 64 (Nintendo 64)
October 1st: Clock Tower (Playstation)
October 2nd: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSOne) (Follow up)
October 5th: G-Police (Playstation)
November 7th: Sonic R (Sega Saturn)
November 16th: WCW vs NWO: World Tour (Nintendo 64)

1998:
May 5th: Gran Turismo (PSOne)
June 10th: Virtual Chess 64 (Nintendo 64)
June 29th: Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Arcade)
June 30th: Devil Dice (PSOne)
June 30th: Grand Theft Auto (PSOne)
September 2nd: Axis and Allies (PC)
September 10th: Spyro the Dragon (PSOne)
October 1st: MediEvil (Playstation)
October 13th: Duke Nukem 3D (Brazil) (Sega Mega Drive)
December 31st: Battletanx (Nintendo 64)

1999:
February 28th: R-Types (PSOne)
May 10th: Super Mario Bros Deluxe (Game Boy Color)
May 19th: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (PC)
May 19th: Star Wars Episode I: Racer (Nintendo 64)
May 29th: Superman 64 (Nintendo 64)
October 13th: Thousand Arms (PSOne)
September 9th: Blue Stinger (Sega Dreamcast)
September 9th: House of the Dead 2 (Sega Dreamcast)
September 9th: Sega Dreamcast Released
September 9th: Sonic Adventure (Sega Dreamcast)
September 9th: Soul Calibur (Sega Dreamcast)
September 28th: Homeworld (Windows)
November 11th: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (Playstation)
December 2nd: Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. (N64)
December 14th: The Smurfs (PSOne)
December 23rd: D 2 (Japan Dreamcast)
December 31st: Zombie Revenge (Sega Dreamcast)

2000:
February 29th: Resident Evil – Code: Veronica (Dreamcast)
March 9th: Renegade Racers (PSOne)
March 23rd: Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (PSOne)
April: Nintendo sells 100 millionth Game Boy
April 10th: Pokemon Trading Card Game (Game Boy/Game Boy Color)
May 10th: Mr. Driller (PSOne)
May 11th: Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSOne)
May 22nd: Perfect Dark (Nintendo 64)
June 9th: Rampage (Playstation)
June 13th: StarCraft 64 (Nintendo 64)
June 26th: Crystalis (Game Boy Color)
June 26th: Kirby – Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64)
June 29th: Diablo II (PC)
June 29th: Icewind Dale (PC)
September 27th: Dragon Warrior I and II (Game Boy Color)
October 11th: Alien Resurrection (Playstation)
December 12th: WCW Backstage Assault (Nintendo 64)
December 13th: Donald Duck Goin Quackers (Sega Dreamcast)
December 27th: Polaris Snocross (Nintendo 64)

2001:
January 3rd: Project S-11 (Game Boy Color)
January 23rd: Typing of the Dead (Sega Dreamcast)
February 7th: Spider-Man- Mysterio’s Menace (GBA)
February 13th: Kao the Kangaroo (Dreamcast)
March 12th: Ring of Red (Playstation 2)
March 21st: Mega Man Battle Network (GBA)
April 8th: Dr Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
April 9th:
Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble (Game Boy Color)
May 28th: Crazy Taxi 2 (Sega Dreamcast)
May 30th: Max Steel- Covert Missions (Sega Dreamcast)
June 12th: Dragon Warrior III (GBC)
August 9th: Alien Front Online (Sega Dreamcast)
September 6th: Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (PS2)
September 10th: Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance)
October 8th: Castlevania Chronicles (Playstation)
November 4th: Martian Gothic: Unification (Playstation)
November 15th: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (GBA, GBC, Mac, PSOne, Windows)

2002:
August 23rd: Tony Hawk’s Aggressive Inline (Xbox)
September 16th: Kingdom Hearts (Playstation 2)
November 14th: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Gamecube, GBA, GBC, PSOne, PS2, Xbox)

2003:
May 12th: Puzznic (PSOne)
June 23rd: Advance Wars (GBA)
November 17th: The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition (Gamecube)

2004:
September 1st: Acclaim Closes its Doors
September 14th: Fable (Xbox)
December 7th: Mega Man X8 (PS2, Windows)
December 7th: Kuon (PS2)
December 8th: Viewtiful Joe 2 (PS2)

2005:
March 22nd: God of War (PS2)
April 12th: Jade Empire (Xbox)
April 18th: Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (Xbox)
April 19th: Psychonauts (Xbox, Windows)
December 12th: Working Designs Closes

2006:
November 19th: The Legend of Zelda (Wii Virtual Console)
November 19th: The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (Wii)

2007:
January 1st: Baseball (Wii Virtual Console/NES)

2012:
November 22nd: Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (3DS)


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