It was released on this day in the United States and Canada in 1997. Mario Kart 64 is a kart racing game in which the player controls one of eight selectable Mario characters who race in karts in different race tracks that vary in shape and theme. During a race, the players can obtain random items from special boxes placed in different areas of […]
24 years ago today, the Apple Bandai Pippin was introduced. A little-known “multimedia device” using technology licensed from Apple Computer, it was an ill-fated attempt at a home video game console. It was 22nd on PC World’s list of the “25 Worst Tech Products of All Time”.
February 8, 2005. Google Maps is launched to the public.
It’s not every day that a video game comes along and single-handedly changes the face of the industry, but on November 19, 1998, that’s exactly what happened. That game was Half-Life, a staggeringly ambitious PC shooter from Valve Corporation that opened developers’ eyes to a world of new possibilities. In the documentary below, youtuber ‘Liam Triforce’ […]
The stylish gull-wing door Mercedes 300SL coupe was shown to the public. With a 6 cylinder engine and a top speed of 155mph, the two-door coupe created a sensation among wealthy car buyers who were actually seen waiting in line to buy it. Because of the impracticality of the gull-wing doors, the company only manufactured […]
Today marks the initial release date of popular farming farm simulation video game developed and published by Victor Interactive Software. Harvest Moon 64 released in Japan February 5, 1999 as Bokujō Monogatari 2 on the Nintendo 64. The objective of Harvest Moon 64 is to restore and maintain an abandoned farm left to the player […]
On this day, 1990, Super Contra was released on the NES. It is the sequel to the original Contra and part of the Contra series. The game stars Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, as they are sent to thwart another alien invasion. It was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System under the shortened title of Super C in North America and as Probotector II: […]
50 years ago today, Ham the Chimp travels into outer space aboard Mercury-Redstone 2. Ham (whom was named this only after he survived the flight) was the first ape to fly into space. Note that apes include chimpanzees, gorillas, and humans, but NOT monkeys.