- 1993 in video gaming
* March — In
Sweden, the Swedish video game magazine Super PLAY(SP) starts. The original name is "Super Power".
Midway Gamesembroiled 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 Studiosin Eagle Eye Mysteries, produced by Scott Orrand published by Electronic Arts.
Microprosereleases the Strategy Game of the Year " Master of Orion" and the runner-up " Master of Magic". [cite press release
title = Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
date = December, 1996
url = http://www.csoon.com/info/micropro.htm
accessdate = 2007-10-05 ]
Namcoreleases " Super World Stadium '93", " Emeraldia", " Nettou! Gekitou! Quiztou!!", " Numan Athletics", "Ridge Racer", " Great Sluggers '93", " Final Lap R", " Cyber Sled" and " Tinkle Pit".
* August —
Nintendoreleases "" ( Game Boy), which becomes the best-selling handheld game in the series.
Infocomand Activisionrelease Return to Zork.
September 24— Broderbundreleases the " Myst" computer game, which goes on to become one of the bestselling games of all time.
December 10— id Softwarereleases "Doom", a seminal first-person shooterthat advanced 3D graphicsfor computer games.
Nintendoreleases the game "Star Fox" for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the first game to use the Super FX Chip.
Segareleases the " Virtua Fighter" (by AM2) arcade game, which is later displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.
Stellar Crisisis released, making it the first free multi-player wargame that is entirely browser based.
* Squaresoft releases "
Secret of Mana" for the SNES, the second in a series of role-playing games(the first technically being Final Fantasy Adventure for the GameBoy in 1991).
* Nintendo releases "
Kirby's Adventure", the second Kirby game and the only one for the NES.
* Nintendo releases the game "
Super Mario All-Stars" for the Super NES. It features the first 3 Super Mario Bros. games together on one. Also, it's the first time the Japanversion of "Super Mario Bros 2" is playable in North America.
March 15— Sunsoftreleases " Blaster Master 2" for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.
Maxisreleases " SimCity 2000", sequel to the tremendously popular "SimCity".
December 17— Sierra On-Line, Inc.releases "". It is the first game in the " Gabriel Knight" series and features the voices of Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, and Leah Remini.
AtariCorp. releases the Jaguar home console, calling it the first 64-bit video game system
Commodore Business Machinesreleases the Amiga CD32multimedia home console
Fujitsureleases the FM Towns Martyhome console
Goldstar, Panasonic, and Sanyorelease their versions of the 3DO, the first 32-bit home console
Nintendoreleases 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 Europeand Australia.
Tandyreleases the Video Information System( VIS) multimedia home console
Magnavoxis acquired by the Carlyle Group
MicroproseInc. is acquired by Spectrum Holobyte
* New companies:
nVidiaCorporation, Take Two InteractiveSoftware Inc., CroteamLtd.
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