Tag Archives: tenth birthday
Thu, Nov 27, 2008 | 09:46 GMT
Dreamcast was born 10 years ago today.
The Sega console released in Japan on November 27, 1998, and didn’t reach the West for another year, launch in the US on September 9, 1999 and Europe on October 14 the same year.
The Japanese machine launched with Godzilla Generations, Virtua Fighter 3tb, PenPen TRiIceLon and July.
Dreamcast’s life was brief: cessation of production was announced of January 31, 2001, thanks mainly to competition from PS2.
Water under the bridge. Happy birthday, little man.
Sat, May 03, 2008 | 11:24 BST
PlayStation’s DualShock controller is ten years old, apparently, and IGN’s written lots of words about it. If you’re a controller fan, it’s essential stuff. If you’re not, it’s not. Reasonably simple, to be honest.
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 | 06:06 BST
StarCraft was ten years old yesterday, and to celebrate Blizzard’s posted a retrospective of the perennial RTS. You need to read this. It’s as close to “important” as it gets in the world of videogames.
The year of its release, more than 1.5 million copies of StarCraft were sold around the world, making it the bestselling PC game of 1998. To date, it has sold more than 9.5 million copies worldwide. A considerable number of those copies have been sold in South Korea, where the game continues to enjoy unprecedented levels of popularity.
Augmented with the essential Brood War expansion pack, StarCraft remains one of the most popular online games in the world. Its legacy as a cornerstone Blizzard Entertainment franchise as well as a classic of the real-time strategy genre was recently brought back into focus with the announcement of StarCraft II.
StarCraft, we salute you. Happy birthday.