1993 in video gaming

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Events[edit | edit source]

  • March — In Sweden, the Swedish video game magazine Super PLAY (SP) starts. The original name is Super Power.
  • Midway Games embroiled in controversy for its game Mortal Kombat from 1992 when the game is launched for video game consoles in 1993.
  • The first use of motion control photography in video games, used by Stormfront Studios in Eagle Eye Mysteries, produced by Scott Orr and published by Electronic Arts


Notable releases[edit | edit source]

Hardware[edit | edit source]

  • Atari Corp. releases the Jaguar home console, calling it the first 64-bit video game system
  • Commodore Business Machines releases the Amiga CD32 multimedia home console
  • Goldstar, Panasonic, and Sanyo release their versions of the 3DO, the first 32-bit home console
  • Intel releases the first Pentium chip for the PC, creating a new generation of personal computers.
  • Nintendo releases a smaller redesigned NES, which allows cartridges to now be inserted at the top of the console, instead of the front.
  • Pioneer releases the LaserActive multimedia home console
  • Sega's Mega CD released in Europe and Australia.
  • Tandy releases the Video Information System (VIS) multimedia home console

Business[edit | edit source]

  • Magnavox is acquired by the Carlyle Group
  • Microprose Inc. is acquired by Spectrum Holobyte
  • New companies: nVidia Corporation, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., Croteam Ltd.

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)

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Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
3DO Interactive Multiplayer 1993 Home Console International
Amiga CD32 September 16, 1993 Home Console, Personal Computer Europe
Atari Jaguar November 18, 1993 Home Console North America
LaserActive 1993 Home Console North America
Mega-CD April, 1993 Peripheral Europe