1982 in video gaming
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- January, Sega releases the Zaxxon arcade game.
- January 13, Midway releases Ms. Pac-Man
- March, the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man is released. It is believed to be one of the causes of the crash of 83
- April 19, Namco releases Dig Dug
- August, Nintendo releases Shigeru Miyamoto's Donkey Kong Jr. arcade game.
- August 24, Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress is released.
- September Activision releases Megamania by Steve Cartwright
- October, Namco releases Super Pac-Man
- October 13 - Mystique releases the Custer's Revenge adult video game for the Atari 2600 home console.
- December, Atari releases E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, possibly the biggest flop in video game history and one of two major video game releases that helped spark the North American video game crash of 1983.
- December 31, Gottlieb releases the Q*bert arcade game.
- Activision releases Barnstorming by Steve Cartwright for the Atari 2600.
- Bally/Midway releases the Tron arcade game before the movie
- Mattel releases Utopia by Don Daglow for Intellivision; Utopia was the first sim game.
- Namco releases Pole Position, Pac-Man Plus and Xevious.
- Starpath releases Dragonstomper by Stephen Landrum (the only RPG for the Atari 2600) and Escape From the Mindmaster also for the Atari 2600.
- Warner Communications' Atari releases the Quantum arcade game.
- Williams Electronics releases the arcade games Joust (designed by Barry Oursler, art by Constantino Mitchell) and Robotron: 2084 (designed by Eugene Jarvis).
- Parker Brothers releases Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600 and Intellivision), the first Star Wars video game.
- Edu-Ware releases Prisoner 2 for the Apple II, Atari, and IBM PC.
- Sir-tech Software, Inc. releases Wizardry II: The Knight of Diamonds, the second scenario in the Wizardry series