1999 in video gaming
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- British Academy of Film and Television Arts hosts the 2nd annual BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards.
- March 1999 — Game Over republished as “Game Over: Press Start to Continue”.
- March 15–19, 1999 — Game Developers Conference (formerly Computer Game Developers Conference); moves to San Jose, California where it stays for six consecutive years; hosts the 1st annual Independent Games Festival.
- March 15, 1999 — Game Network hosts the 1st annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) at GDC.
- May 1999 — Nintendo has started working on the GameCube by now, under the codename "Project Dolphin".
- May 13–15, 1999 — 5th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3); the 2nd annual Game Critics Awards for the Best of E3.
- May 13, 1999 — Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences hosts 2nd Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (at E3); inducts Sid Meier of Firaxis Games to the AIAS Hall of Fame.
- July 3, 1999 — Gamer Billy Mitchell scores a perfect 3,333,360 points on the Pac-Man arcade game.
- Team Fortress 2 is announced for release during the year, but gets delayed until 2007.
- September 9, 1999 — The Dreamcast is launched in North America with 19 launch titles.
|Release||Title||Windows||5th Gen||6th Gen||Handheld||Arcade||Notes|
|January 13||NCAA Final Four 99||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 15||WCW/nWo Thunder||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 21||Super Smash Bros.||N/A||N64 (JP)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 31||Guardian's Crusade||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 31||Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 31||Silent Hill||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 31||SimCity 3000||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 7||Mario Party||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 11||Final Fantasy VIII||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 12||Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 24||Street Sk8er||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 28||Heroes of Might and Magic III||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 28||Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 28||MLB 2000||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March||Need for Speed: High Stakes||Yes||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 1||Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 21||Pokémon Snap||N/A||N64 (JP)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 31||RollerCoaster Tycoon||Yes||N/A||Xbox (2003)||N/A||N/A|
|April 7||Team Fortress Classic||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|April 10||Warzone 2100||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|April 26||Super Smash Bros.||N/A||N64 (US)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|April 30||Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|April 30||Pokémon Stadium 2||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|May 12||Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike||N/A||N/A||DC (2000); PS2, Xbox (2004)||N/A||Arcade|
|May 31||Ape Escape||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 11||Descent 3||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 24||Persona 2: Innocent Sin||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 30||Pokémon Snap||N/A||N64 (US)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 30||Croc 2||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|July 14||Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|July 27||NCAA Football 2000||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 11||System Shock 2||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 12||Syphon Filter||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 16||Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 27||Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 31||Madden NFL 2000||Yes||PS1 N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 31||Tony Hawk's Pro Skater||N/A||PS1, N64 (2000)||DC (2000)||N/A||N/A|
|August 31||Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear||Yes||PS1 (2001)||DC (2000)||GBA (2002)||N/A|
|September 9||Sonic Adventure||2004||N/A||DC; DX, GC (2003)||N/A||N/A|
|September 22||Resident Evil 3: Nemesis||2000||PS1||DC (2000); GC (2003)||N/A||N/A|
|September 30||Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 30||Grand Theft Auto 2||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 30||Crash Team Racing||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 30||Pac-Man World||N/A||PS1||N/A||GBA (2004)||N/A|
|October 11||Jet Force Gemini||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|October 14||Sonic Adventure||N/A||N/A||DC (PAL & Europe)||N/A||N/A|
|October 19||Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition||N/A||N/A||N/A||GB||N/A|
|October 29||Rayman 2: The Great Escape||October 31||PS1 (2000); N64||DC, PS2 (2000)||N/A||N/A|
|October 31||South Park: Chef's Luv Shack||November 30||N64, PS1||DC||N/A||N/A|
|October 31||Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 2||Asheron's Call||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 10||Half-Life: Opposing Force||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 11||Medal of Honor||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 18||Chrono Cross||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 19||The Longest Journey||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 21||Pokémon Gold and Silver||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|November 22||Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation||Yes||PS1||DC (2000)||N/A||N/A|
|November 23||SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 24||Donkey Kong 64||N/A||N64 (US)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 24||Ultima IX: Ascension||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 30||South Park Rally||December 31||PS1, N64 (2000)||DC (2000)||N/A||N/A|
|November 30||Unreal Tournament||Yes||N/A||DC, PS2 (2000)||N/A||N/A|
|December 2||Quake III Arena||Yes||N/A||DC, PS2 (2000)||N/A||N/A|
|December 2||The Legend of Dragoon||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 10||Donkey Kong 64||N/A||N64 (JP)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 12||Planescape: Torment||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 17||Mario Party 2||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Nintendo's Game Boy Light (GBL) handheld console released in Japan only
- Sega's Dreamcast, an Internet-ready 128-bit home console released.
- SNK's Neo Geo Pocket Color handheld released.
- Tiger Electronics Game.com Pocket Pro handheld released.
- Nintendo's Game Boy handheld console is discontinued.
- Activision acquires Elsinore Multimedia, Expert Software, and Neversoft Entertainment
- Infogrames Entertainment, SA acquires Accolade, Gremlin Interactive (renamed Infogrames Sheffield House), GT Interactive Software (GTIS), and Ozisoft
- Take-Two Interactive acquires TalonSoft
- ZeniMax Media acquires Bethesda Softworks
- 3d6 Games, Inc. founded (closes November 1, 2002)
- 7 Studios founded
- BAM! Entertainment, Inc. founded
- Bohemia Interactive Studio founded
- February 22 — "Black Monday" (or "Chainsaw Monday"): Sierra reorganizes to cut costs, closing several studios.
- April — Liquid Entertainment founded
- October — 7FX founded as subsidiary of a Czech company
- Nintendo v. Bung Enterprises Ltd.; Nintendo sues Bung over patent infringement
- Sony Corporation v. Bleem LLC
- IGN Staff (4 May 1999). "Say Hello to Project Dolphin". IGN. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "1999 Winners". 1999 Winners. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Kahney, Leander (3 July 2013). "July 3, 1999: Gobbling Up a Pac-Man Record". Wired. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Dreamcast beats Playstation record". BBC News. 24 November 1999. Retrieved 13 October 2013.