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May 11 – Introduction of trade magazine
GameWeek (then called Video Game Advisor) May 11–13 — The 1st annual
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held in Los Angeles, California. [1 ] November 5 —
GameFAQs debuts on the web, as an archive of video game FAQs November 24 — Nintendo unveils a playable version of the Nintendo Ultra 64, later renamed the
Nintendo 64, at the 7th Annual Nintendo Space World Software Exhibition in Japan. Thirteen games were demonstrated but only two were in playable form, Kirby Ball 64 and . Super Mario 64 [2 ]
Notable releases [ edit ]
Notable releases of the year
Developer/ Publisher Notes
Star Wars: Dark Forces
LucasArts is the first in a successful series of
Star Wars-based first-person shooters.
Sonic Team/ Sega a
Square was their largest game for the system at 32
megabits, included multiple ways to finish the game.
Parallax Software popularized the use of
portal rendering technology and provided six full degrees of freedom.
Mortal Kombat 3
SCEA The first PlayStation game to be released in America.
LucasArts adventure game.
Ape, Inc./ Nintendo is localized for US audiences, garnering a cult following in the US.
Flight Unlimited MS-DOS,
Looking Glass Studios possibly the first home flight simulator to use fluid dynamic physics.
Artdink, SCEA A launch title for the PlayStation.
The Legend of Sword and Fairy
Sierra Online a controversial game that strays from Sierra's typically family-oriented adventures.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
One of the last popular platformers for the SNES.
Command & Conquer
Westwood Studios one of the first popular
real-time strategy games and spawns a franchise.
Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest
New World Computing the first game in the popular
turn-based strategy game franchise
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom
Origin ambitious computer game of the time, with a $12 million USD budget for its interactive-movie/space simulation content.
Comix Zone Sega Genesis
game heavy inspired by comic books. Beat 'em up
Tekken 2 Arcade,
Namco sold over 3,000,000 copies worldwide.
Ubisoft The first game in the popular series.
Quintet One of the last Action RPG on SNES.
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Cyberdreams an adaptation of writer
Harlan Ellison's short story that won Computer Gaming World's award for "Best Graphic Adventure Game" of the year.
Time Crisis Arcade
SingleTrac/ Sony Computer Entertainment Longest running PlayStation franchise, popular vehicular combat series.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES
Rareware/ Nintendo the sequel to the hugely popular
Donkey Kong Country
Marathon 2: Durandal
LucasArts adventure game.
Team 17 it is an
artillery video game and the first game in the Worms series
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Sega localizes the 1993 Japanese game
US, December 8 EU; marking the end of the original series.
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
Blizzard sequel to their initial real-time strategy title, and a far more refined and popular title.
Tales of Phantasia
Namco the first in the
Konami debut of the
Brain Dead 13
ReadySoft An "FMV adventure" game from the creators of
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery
Sierra On-Line Adventure game; sequel to
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.
Hardware [ edit ]
Business [ edit ]
Lawsuits [ edit ]
Samsung Electronics; Nintendo sues Samsung for promoting software piracy. The suit is settled. Nintendo of America, Inc. v. NTDEC
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