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 Post subject: This month in gaming history - JULY
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:50 pm 
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Summer is always slow in the world of gaming...

1st
1983 - Cinematronics releases Dragon's Lair to arcade centers. It is the first laser-disc based coin-operated arcade game. Cost per play is 50-cents. Advanced Microcomputer Systems designed the game, with animation provided by Don Bluth Animations. Cost to purchase a machine is about US$5500.
1999 - Nintendo releases Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Sixty FOOOOOOUUUUUURRRRRR in North America.


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1999 - In Weirs Beach, New Hampshire, over six hours Billy Mitchell plays a "perfect" game of the arcade game Pac-Man, achieving the highest score that the game allows: 3,333,360. This can only be accomplished by guiding Pac-Man to eat every dot, fruit, and ghost in all 256 levels without dying.


7th
2000 - Sony release the PSone in Japan, which is basically a smaller, lighter, more compact version of the PS1.


8th
1995 - Sega release the Saturn in Europe. Complete with Virtua Fighter, it sells for £399.99.



10th
1992 - Capcom release a little-known game called Street Fighter II on the SNES in North America. It does alright.


12th
1990 - Struggling software company Square release a game called Final Fantasy in North America. It does alright.
2002 - Bandai releases the Swan Crystal Color handheld in Japan.


13th
1984 - Universal Pictures releases the film "The Last Starfighter". If you haven't seen it yet, then I strongly suggest watching it at the earliest opportunity. Don't even argue, just do it.


15th
1983 - In Japan, Nintendo release a little-known videogame system called the "Famicom", short for "Family Computer". 500,000 units sell in the first two months. Day one titles include Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, and Popeye.
2003 - LucasArts release Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic for the Xbox in North America.
2004 - Microsoft celebrates its 1,000,000th subscriber.


16th
1985 - James Vollandt plays Joust for over 67 hours on one coin, (with four 20-minute breaks) a world record for any arcade video game. His record high score is 107,216,700.


19th
2001 - Square releases FFX for the PS2 in Japan. 2,500,000 copies sell in the first year. Joey came buckets.


21st
1982 - Atari signs a deal to make a video game based on the film "E.T. the Extraterrestrial". Anyone know how that worked out?


27th
2004 - Nokia release the NGage QD, which was an uglier version of its beautiful big brother, and had less features. Needless to say, it didn't do too well.


29th
2008 - Soul Calibur IV on PS3 and 360 anyone?


30th
2001 - Nintendo releases Pokemon Crystal for the GBC in North America.

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Pokemon snap [/month]

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This month was...alright :lol:

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Blokeymon wrote:

12th
1990 - Struggling software company Square release a game called Final Fantasy in North America. It does alright.

Best month in gaming ever

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1984 - Universal Pictures releases the film "The Last Starfighter". If you haven't seen it yet, then I strongly suggest watching it at the earliest opportunity. Don't even argue, just do it.

Love this movie. Couldn't understand why it was here at first but then remembered the whole reason Alex was picked.

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1983 - Cinematronics releases Dragon's Lair to arcade centers. It is the first laser-disc based coin-operated arcade game. Cost per play is 50-cents. Advanced Microcomputer Systems designed the game, with animation provided by Don Bluth Animations. Cost to purchase a machine is about US$5500.


Oh what win this was back in the day!!! What memories I have always being late back to class from lunch, because I could not stop playing....ahhh, detention was so worth it!!!!
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