Harman Patil

1995 in video gaming

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1995 in video gaming

Events

  • May 11 – Introduction of trade magazine GameWeek (then called Video Game Advisor)
  • May 11–13 — The 1st annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held in Los Angeles, California.
  • November 5 — GameFAQs debuts on the web, as an archive of video game FAQs
  • November 24 — Nintendo unveils a playable version of the Nintendo Ultra 64, later renamed the Nintendo 64, at the 7th Annual Nintendo Space World Software Exhibition in Japan. Thirteen games were demonstrated but only two were in playable form, Kirby Ball 64 and Super Mario 64.
  • Hardware

  • Nintendo releases:
  • March 20 — Game Boy Play It Loud! series, color/clear versions of the Game Boy
  • April 23 — Satellaview accessory for the Super Famicom console in Japan only
  • July 21 — Virtual Boy 32-bit console in Japan. It is discontinued on December 22.
  • May 11 — Sega releases the Sega Saturn console in North America.
  • August 14 — The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is discontinued in North America.
  • September 9 — Sony releases the PlayStation console in the United States.
  • September 29 — Sony releases the PlayStation console in Europe
  • October 25 — Funtech releases the Super A'Can console in Taiwan.
  • Business

  • New companies: BioWare, Frog City, Interworld Productions (renamed Mythic Entertainment in 1997), Remedy, TalonSoft
  • Defunct: Cyberdreams
  • Lawsuits

  • Nintendo v. Samsung Electronics; Nintendo sues Samsung for promoting software piracy. The suit is settled.
  • Nintendo of America, Inc. v. NTDEC
  • References

    1995 in video gaming Wikipedia


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