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My Gaming Life: The Hyper-Condensed Version

In the year I was born:

  • The video game industry did not exist.

In the year I turned ten:

In the year I turned twenty:

  • Most games were still in 2D.
  • CD-ROM drives weren’t yet a thing and 70MB was considered spacious for a PC hard drive.
  • Activision filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Modern games: Super Mario Kart, Wolfenstein 3D, Mortal Kombat

In the year I turned thirty:

  • Sega of America and Sega Europe discontinued support of the Dreamcast console.
  • Modern games: Metroid Prime, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Grand Theft Auto III.

In the year I turned forty (sheesh):

  • Nintendo kicked off the eighth generation of video game consoles with the release of the Wii U.
  • Combined sales of Minecraft reached 17.5 million.
  • The Metal Gear, Street Fighter and Mega Man franchises celebrated their 25th anniversary.
  • A vocal minority of backwards, whining fuckheads continued to believe that women had no place in the video game industry.
  • Modern games: Dishonored, Journey, The Walking Dead

What was new in video games in the year you were born?