September 30, 2021
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Games that came out
⟶ Updated 14 Feb 2020 ⟶
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Atari pong was released- arcade table tennis game
Maze wars - first person shooter game
Pong came out- first game to be able to play in the comfort of peoples own homes
Space invaders came out- 60,000 Space Invaders machines in the United States tempt Americans to spend millions of quarters
Pac man came out becomes the first arcade hit to appear on a home console, one of the best selling games
Nintendo Donkey Kong came out- introduced the famous character Mario
M. U. L. E. a multiplayer game players compete to gather the most resources while saving their colony on the planet of Irata.
Tetris- addictive puzzle game made by a mathematician four years later, Nintendo bundles it with every new Game Boy
role playing game legend of Zelda was introduced Larry gives players a different kind of adult role playing game
John Madden football introduces gridiron realism to computer games -best seller
Solitaire ( a card game) becomes one of the most popular electronic games ever and provides a gaming model for quick, easy-to-play
Blizzard releases Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, a real-time strategy game that introduces millions of players to the legendary world of Azeroth.
Lara Croft debuts as the star of Eidos's adventure game Tomb Raider
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time transports players to the richly imagined world of Hyrule, full of engaging characters, thought-provoking puzzles, and the most memorable musical instrument to ever appear in a video game.
Sony Online Entertainment's Everquest leads hundreds of thousands of users to join guilds fight monsters, and level up in the multiplayer online world of Norrath
Will Wright's The Sims models real life, best-selling computer game ever and the most popular game with female players
Valve energizes PC gaming with its release of Steam. The digital distribution platform allows players to download, play, and update games
Four years after its release, World of Warcraft surpasses 10 million subscribers, making it the most popular Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game ever. MMOs create entire virtual universes for players and redefine how we play, learn, and relate to one another.
Social games like Farmville and mobile games like Angry Birds shake up the games industry. Millions of people who never would have considered themselves gamers now while away hours playing games on new platforms like Facebook and the iPhone.
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