On this day, 23 years ago Final Fantasy VII released on the Sony Playstation in Japan. This year we’ll see the remastered version on Playstation 4. Square Enix plans to release the game in episodic installments, with the first scheduled for release on April 10, 2020.
‘Toyo Cork Kogyo’, which would eventually become Mazda, was founded by Jujiro Matsuda in Hiroshima, 100 years ago (January 30, 1920). The company, which produced cork, was saved from bankruptcy by Hiroshima Savings Bank in the late 1920s. The near death experience allowed the board of the company to reconsider their product offerings. They reorganized […]
Six years after the launch of the super successful Windows XP, the now infamous operating system, Windows Vista, was released to an unsuspecting public. For various reasons, the launch of Vista was marred by numerous incompatibility, stability, and otherwise onerous problems. While Microsoft actually made Vista much more palatable after 2 Service Pack upgrades, the damage […]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was a game that changed perception of the industry. The grit and cruelty of the GTA franchise has not only brought controversy, its also brought the fans. One bit of controversy was the “Hot Coffee” minigame within GTA. Hot Coffee was a euphemism for sex. In the minigame, the main […]
30 years ago, Disney’s DuckTales released on the NES. The story involves Scrooge McDuck traveling around the globe collecting treasure and outwitting his rival Flintheart Glomgold to become the world’s richest duck. Did you own it?
On this day, 24 years ago, 3D Realms released the critically acclaimed shooter Duke Nukem 3D. The game is considered to be responsible for popularizing first-person shooters. Reviewers praised the interactivity of the environments, gameplay, level design, and unique risqué humor, a mix of pop-culture satire and lampooning of over-the-top Hollywood action heroes. The game’s […]
Apple Computer broadcasts their now-famous “1984” commercial introducing the Macintosh, during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII.
January 27, 2010. Apple introduces the iPad. While still only a few years old, the introduction of the iPad triggered the close of the PC era and will certainly go down in history as one of the pivotal points in computing history.
January 25, 2004. Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars, three weeks after its twin, Spirit (MER-A), touched down on the other side of the planet. #nasa #mars #space #planets #history