This day in Videogame History – March 19th

This day in Videogame History – March 19th

1993 – Midway Amusement Games releases the Mortal Kombat video game Version 5.0 (T-Unit) to arcades in the US.
1999 – In Chiba, Japan, the Tokyo Game Show Spring ’99 is held, over three days. Over 160,000 visitors attend, a new record. Over 300 PlayStation games are on display.
1999 – SNK releases the NeoGeo Pocket Color handheld video game system in Japan.
2000 – The Fox Broadcasting Company airs the Futurama TV show in the US. In a virtual Internet world, a character jumps over barrels thrown by Donkey Kong, then zaps him with a laser gun.
2002 – Sega releases the Virtua Fighter 4 video game for the PlayStation 2 in the US.
2002 – EA Games releases the James Bond 007 in Agent Under Fire for the GameCube in the US.
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.
2010 – The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2010 video game awards ceremony is held in England.
Best Game: Batman – Arkham Asylum,
Best Gameplay: Batman – Arkham Asylum,
Best Action: Uncharted 2,
Best Handheld Game: LittleBigPlanet,
Best Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead 2,
Best Family and Social: Wii Sports Resort,
Best Sports: FIFA 10,
Best Story and Character: Uncharted 2,
Best Strategy: Empire: Total War,
Best use of Audio: Uncharted 2,
Best New Talent: Shrunk,
Best Original Score: Uncharted 2,
Best Artistic Achievement: Flower,
Best Use of Online: FIFA 10,
Lifetime achievement Fellowship award: Shigeru Miyamoto.

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