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Encyclopedia > 1998 in video gaming

Notable events of 1998 in video gaming. See also history of computer and video games. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... see also: 1997 in games, 1999 in games Games Released or Invented in 1998 Alternity Banjo-Kazooie Doomtown Fallout 2 Future Cop: LAPD Gran Turismo Grim Fandango Half-Life Hot Shots Golf Incoming Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Metal Gear Solid Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Starcraft Tekken 3 Tomb... See also: 1996 in video gaming, other events of 1997, 1998 in video gaming, history of video games Events 3rd annual E³ (Electronic Entertainment Expo) October 4 - Gunpei Yokoi (1941-1997) dies after a double car accident. ... 1999 1999 in games 1998 in video gaming 2000 in video gaming Notable events of 1999 in video gaming. ... Home video-game systems became popular during the 1970s and 80s. ...

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, one of the most popular and critically acclaimed video games in history
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, one of the most popular and critically acclaimed video games in history

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time box cover This is the cover art for a video game. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time box cover This is the cover art for a video game. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization that promotes entertainment software, such as video and computer games, with its Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony held annually since 1998. ... The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has been hosting the Interactive Achievement Awards for video game publication anually since 1998. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese electronic game designer. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Since 1998, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has annually inducted into its Hall of Fame video game developers that have made revolutionary and innovative achievements in the computer and video game industry. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) annually hosted the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards[1][2] for multimedia entertainment between 1998 and 2003. ... E³ logo Presented by the Entertainment Software Association, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known and composed as E3 (besides the organiser’s usage of E³, the superscript version is rarely used), is the worlds largest annual trade show for the computer and video games industry. ... The Game Critics Awards for the Best of E³ have been held annually at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³) since 1998. ... Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) is an international holding company headquartered in Lyon, France. ...

Notable releases

Starcraft, the third best-selling computer game ever
Starcraft, the third best-selling computer game ever

(N64) Front cover of the StarCraft installation CD This is the cover art for a video or computer game. ... Front cover of the StarCraft installation CD This is the cover art for a video or computer game. ... StarCraft is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in leap years). ... Parasite Eve is a survival horror RPG video game published by Square Co. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... StarCraft is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... There have been several computer games set in the Warhammer Fantasy setting. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... This article refers to the video game Unreal. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... Banjo-Kazooie is a 3-D platform/adventure video game for the Nintendo 64. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The Nintendo 64 ) is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Metal Gear Solid ) (commonly abbreviated to MGS) is a stealth-based game directed by Hideo Kojima. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Parasite Eve is a survival horror RPG video game published by Square Co. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fallout 2 is a critically-acclaimed computer role-playing game published by Interplay in 1998. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red and Green) are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... The Game Boy ) line is a line of battery-powered handheld game consoles sold by Nintendo. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Grim Fandango is a graphical adventure computer game released by LucasArts in 1998, the title derived from a line of a mournful poem read by one of the characters in the game. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... Metal Gear Solid ) (commonly abbreviated to MGS) is a stealth-based game directed by Hideo Kojima. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... The Rise Of Rome is the expansion to the 1997 award-winning RTS, Age of Empires. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Nintendo 64 ) is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The Nintendo 64 ) is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ...

Half-Life, a revolutionary first-person shooter that created or first popularized many game mechanics of modern shooters
Half-Life, a revolutionary first-person shooter that created or first popularized many game mechanics of modern shooters

November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award winning real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... Macs like the iMac Core Duo are also personal computers. Unlike many PCs, the iMac is an all in one with all its components, including processor and speakers, in one case. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... The Nintendo 64 ) is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Half Life (ingame) This work is copyrighted. ... Half Life (ingame) This work is copyrighted. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Hardware

This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... WonderSwan is a Japanese handheld game console released by Bandai in 1999. ... Majesco Entertainment is a video game developer founded in 1986. ... Majesco Entertainment is a video game developer founded in 1986. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... The Game Boy Color (also referred to as GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States. ... The Game Boy ) line is a line of battery-powered handheld game consoles sold by Nintendo. ... The Game Boy ) line is a line of battery-powered handheld game consoles sold by Nintendo. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... The Sega NAOMI (New Arcade Operation Machine Idea) is a development of the Sega Dreamcast technology as a basis for an arcade system board. ... The Sega Dreamcast (Japanese: ドリームキャスト; code-named Dural and Katana during development) was Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... SNK Playmore (formerly SNK) is a Japanese video game hardware and software company. ... Neo Geo Pocket (Monochrome) The Neo Geo Pocket was SNKs original hand held system. ...

Business

Activision, Inc. ... Eidos Interactive is a publisher of video and computer games based in the United Kingdom. ... Logo Crystal Dynamics is an American video game developer based in the San Francisco Bay area. ... EA redirects here. ... Westwood Studios (1985-2003) was a computer and video game developer, founded in 1985 as Westwood Associates by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle and based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... MicroProse Software, Inc. ... Tiger logo Tiger Electronics is a USA-based toys manufacturer, best known for the Furby and Giga Pets. ... JT Storage (also known as JTS) was a maker of inexpensive IDE hard drives for personal computers based in San Jose, California. ... Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... BreakAway Games is a game developer based in Hunt Valley, Maryland established in 1998. ... Elixir Studios was a British video game developer. ... The Lego Group is a family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark and best known for the manufacture of Lego-brand toys. ... The Rockstar Games logo. ... Square Co. ... EA redirects here. ... Square Electronic Arts L.L.C., also known as Square EA, was a joint venture between console video game developers Square Co. ... Square Co. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... WildTangent is a software development company that develops and publishes PC downloadable games that can be found online, as well as pre-installed on major OEMs like: Dell, HP, Compaq, Toshiba, and Gateway. ...

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