This Week in Gaming History and Releases 3/15

EverQuest, Pokemon, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater all left their mark on history this week.

This week, let’s take a step back through time and look at some notable releases and events throughout gaming history.

March 15th

Ghosts 'n Goblins MOBILE Game Now Available On Android in gaming history thi sweek.

  • 2017 Ghosts ‘N Goblins –  iPad version released. (Worldwide)
  • 2007 Hitman 2: Silent AssassinSteam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • 2002 Screen Gems releases the film Resident Evil to theaters in the US.
  • 2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater – Nintendo 64 version released. (US)
  • 1995 Earthworm Jim: Special Edition – SEGA CD version released. (US)

March 16th

EverQuest promotional art this week in gaming history.

  • 2012 Terraria (Collector’s Edition) – Windows version released. (United Kingdom)
  • 2010 God of War III – PlayStation 3 version released. (US)
  • 2004 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 – PlayStation 2 version released. (US)
  • 1999 EverQuest – Windows version released. (United States)
  • 1990 Record of Lodoss War: Haiiro no Majo – MSX version released. (Japan)

March 17th

How Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Saved Poke-Mania in gaming history this week.

  • 2015 BioShock InfiniteSteam release – Linux version released. (Worldwide)
  • 2005 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – PlayStation 2 version released. (Australia)
  • 2004 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm – PlayStation 2 version released. (US)
  • 2003  Nintendo releases the Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version video games for the Game Boy Advance in the US.
  • 1995 The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes – SNES version released. (Japan)

March 18th

Minesweeper launched in gaming history this week.

  • 2014 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground ZeroesRetail release – Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 versions released. (US)
  • 2010 Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening – Windows version released. (France)
  • 2004 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures – GameCube version released. (Japan)
  • 1998 ReBoot – PlayStation version released. (US)
  • 1992 Minesweeper Windows 3.1 release – Windows 3.x version released. (US)

March 19th

Batman Arkham Asylum wins BAFTA in gaming history this week.

  • 2018 For the King Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • 2014 Desert ThunderSteam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • 2010 BAFTA video game awards ceremony is held in England. Batman – Arkham Asylum wins Best Game!
  • 2003 A research report by Bryan Raudenbush, an assistant professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia, suggests that playing high-action video games reduces sensitivity to pain by distracting the player.
  • 1973 Konami Corporation – The business is transformed into Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Sources: Ken Polsson, and MobyGames.

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Avid lover of all things fantasy and stylesheets, Emily spends her spare time trying to balance her affection for both technical and creative writing. One day she'll get there, but until then, she'd rather lose herself in the wonderful stories to be found within tabletop games and rpgs.

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