This day in Videogame History – June 24th

This day in Videogame History – June 24th
  • 1992 – At a meeting in Sony headquarters in Japan, president Norio Ohga decides to break from making a Nintendo-compatible 16-bit machine, and “chart our own course”.
  • 1994 – NEC releases the PC Engine Duo-RX video game system in Japan. The system is basicly the same as the Duo-R, with a 6-button controller.
  • 1994 – At the Summer Consumer Electronics Show, Nintendo unveils the Donkey Kong Country video game for the Super NES.
  • 1997 – 3DO completes the sale of its hardware business to Samsung, for US$20 million.
  • 1998 – Midway releases the Mortal Kombat 4 video game for the Nintendo 64 in the US.
  • 2002 – Nintendo releases the Eternal Darkness video game for the GameCube in the US.
  • 2008 – Square Enix releases the Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift for the Nintendo DS in the USA.
  • 2008 – 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the film Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs on DVD in the USA and Canada.
    • A wrist-watch version of Pong is played.
    • A video game arcade includes games: Honkey Kong, Coin Vacuum, Exlaxian, Normal Kombat, Ms. Marple Madness, Shovel Command, Extreme Flosser.
    • Pac-Man board game is played.
  • 2010 – Comedy Central airs the Futurama TV show in the USA. A character says “We’ve lost power to the forward Game Boy, Mario not responding!” and uses a Nintendo NES controller.

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