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ⓘ 1993 in video gaming




1993 in video gaming
                                     

ⓘ 1993 in video gaming

  • Nintendo and Silicon Graphics collaborate and begin work on "Project Reality". The project is officially announced in October.
  • March – In Sweden, the Swedish video game magazine Super PLAY SP starts. The original name is Super Power.
                                     

1. Business

  • Magnavox is acquired by the Carlyle Group
  • Defunct companies: DKTronics, Epyx
  • MicroProse is acquired by Spectrum HoloByte
  • New companies: Croteam, nVidia, Take-Two Interactive, Shiny
                                     

2. Notable releases

Hardware

  • Commodore Business Machines releases the Amiga CD32 multimedia home console.
  • Sega releases the Model 2, an arcade system board that introduces 3D texture filtering. It becomes their most popular arcade system board.
  • Pioneer releases the LaserActive multimedia home console
  • Panasonic, GoldStar and Sanyo release the first versions of the 3DO 32-bit console
  • Nintendo releases a smaller redesigned NES, which allows cartridges to be inserted at the top of the console, instead of the front.
  • Segas Mega-CD released in Europe and Australia.
  • Atari Corporation releases the Jaguar home console, calling it the first 64-bit video game system.
  • Fujitsu releases the FM Towns Marty in Japan, as the first 32-bit home console, starting the fifth console generation.
                                     

3. Sales

Highest-selling console and handheld titles according to Babbages

Babbages, an American video game retailer, released an Electronic Gaming Monthly -exclusive monthly list of the chains highest-selling console and handheld titles.

Highest-selling NES titles of 1993 Highest-selling SNES titles of 1993 Highest-selling Sega Genesis titles of 1993 Highest-selling Sega CD titles of 1993 Highest-selling Game Boy titles of 1993 Highest-selling Game Gear titles of 1993

Highest-renting console titles according to Blockbuster Video

Blockbuster Video, an American chain of video rental shops, released a GamePro -exclusive monthly list of the chains highest-renting console titles.

Highest-renting NES titles of 1993 Highest-renting SNES titles of 1993 Highest-renting Sega Genesis titles of 1993 Highest-renting Sega CD titles of 1993
                                     
  • The game was awarded Best Genesis Game of 1993 by Electronic Gaming Monthly. They also awarded it Best Animation. The game was reviewed in 1994 in Dragon
  • Star Fox, released as Starwing in Europe, is a 1993 rail shooter video game co - developed by Nintendo EAD and Argonaut Software and published by Nintendo
  • Tetris 2 known in Japan as Tetris Flash Japanese: テトリスフラッシュ is a video game published in 1993 and 1994 by Nintendo for the Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment
  • Review Electronic Gaming Monthly 57 Sendai Publishing. April 1994. p. 44. Review Crew: Total Eclipse: Turbo Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis
  • A video game console is a computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play. The term
  • Video game music is the soundtrack that accompanies video games. Early video game music was once limited to simple melodies of early sound synthesizer
  • immersion in the gameworld. In 1996, Computer Gaming World named it the fifth best video game of all time, and the third most - innovative game In 1998, PC
  • Video game addiction also known as gaming disorder or internet gaming disorder is generally defined as problematic, compulsive use of video games, that
  • Consoles in French Vol. 4. July August 1995. pp. 98 101. The Punisher Video Games - The Ultimate Gaming Magazine. No. 77. June 1995. p. 84. Game Pro issue

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