These Video Games Are Celebrating A Milestone BDay

Not to make you feel old or anything but let that nostalgia sink in a bit. How many of these video games celebrating a milestone "birthday" do you remember playing?

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Grab your party hats and bake a cake, because some of you favourite games are celebrating major milestones this year. It’s crazy to think that video games have been around for almost 40 years. They seem so young.

30th Anniversary

January 1988 – Super Contra – Konami.

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20th Anniversary

January 21, 1998 – Resident Evil 2 – Capcom.

January 28, 1998 – Final Fantasy Tactics – Square in North America.

January 29, 1998 – Panzer Dragoon Saga – Sega.

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Capcom

15th Anniversary

January 25, 2003 – Devil May Cry 2 – Capcom.

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10th Anniversary

January 22, 2008 – No More Heroes – Nintendo.

January 31, 2008 – Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Nintendo.

January 31, 2008 – Devil May Cry 4 – Capcom.

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5th Anniversary

January 15, 2013 – DmC: Devil May Cry – Capcom.

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LucasArts

30th Anniversary

February 10, 1988 – Dragon Quest III – Enix.

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25th Anniversary

February 1993 – Star Wars: X-Wing – LucasArts.

February 21, 1993 – Star Fox – Nintendo.

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20th Anniversary

February 11, 1998 – Xenogears – Squaresoft.

February 24, 1998 – Gex: Enter the Gecko – Midway.

February 28, 1998 – Star Wars: Rebellion – LucasArts.

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LucasArts

15th Anniversary

February 14, 2003 – Nintendo releases the Game Boy Advance SP.

February 14, 2003 – Final Fantasy Tactics Advance– Square.

February 15, 2003 – Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Konami.

February 24, 2003 – Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb – LucasArts.

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Microsoft

10th Anniversary

February 4, 2008 – Sins of a Solar Empire – Stardock.

February 12, 2008 – Lost Odyssey – Microsoft.

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5th Anniversary

February 5, 2013 – Dead Space 3 – Electronic Arts.

February 19, 2013 – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Konami.

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Blizzard

45th Anniversary

March 19, 1973 – Konami enters video game industry.

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25h Anniversary

March 26, 1993 – Kirby’s Adventure – Nintendo.

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20th Anniversary

March 10, 1998 – Yoshi’s Story – Nintendo North America.

March 29, 1998 – Parasite Eve – Square.

March 31, 1998 – StarCraft – Blizzard.

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Nintendo

15th Anniversary

March 9, 2003 – Sonic Advance 2 – Sega.

March 11, 2003 – Mega Man & Bass – Capcom.

March 13, 2003 – Final Fantasy X-2 – Square Enix.

March 19, 2003 – Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire – Nintendo.

March 24, 2003 – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – Nintendo.

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2K Interactive

10th Anniversary

March 24, 2008 – Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Square Enix.

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5th Anniversary

March 19, 2013 – Gears of War: Judgment – Microsoft.

March 20, 2013 – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – Nintendo.

March 26, 2013 – BioShock Infinite – 2K Games.

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Rockstar

25th Anniversary

April 1, 1993 – The 7th Guest – Virgin Interactive Entertainment.

April 3, 1993 – Mortal Kombat II – Midway.

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10th Anniversary

April 10, 2008 – Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo.

April 29, 2008 – Grand Theft Auto IV – Rockstar Games.

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5th Anniversary

April 9, 2013 – Guacamelee! – DrinkBox Studios.

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Konami

20th Anniversary

May 12, 1998 – Gran Turismo – Sony.

May 22, 1998 – Unreal – GT Interactive.

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15th Anniversary

May 2, 2003 – Mega Man Zero 2 – Capcom.

May 6, 2003 – Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Konami.

May 23, 2003 – Silent Hill 3 – Konami.

May 27, 2003 – Brute Force – Microsoft.

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Taito

40th Anniversary

June 1978 – Space Invaders – Taito.

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35th Anniversary

June 1, 1983 – Mario Bros. – Nintendo.

June 16, 1983 – Microsoft releases the MSX console.

June 23, 1983 – Dragon’s Lair – Cinematronics.

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Capcom

30th Anniversary

June 1988 – Metal Gear arrives in North America for the NES.

June 1, 1988 – John Madden Football – Electronic Arts.

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25th Anniversary

June 6, 1993 – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Nintendo.

June 25, 1993 – Day of the Tentacle – LucasArts.

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20th Anniversary

June 11, 1998 – X-Men vs. Street Fighter – Capcom.

June 29, 1998 – Banjo-Kazooie – Nintendo.

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Sony

15th Anniversary

June 26, 2003 – Star Wars Galaxies – LucasArts.

June 26, 2003 – Viewtiful Joe – Capcom.

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10th Anniversary

June 12, 2008 – Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami.

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5th Anniversary

June 5, 2013 – State of Decay – Microsoft.

June 14, 2013 – The Last of Us – Sony.

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Atari

45th Anniversary

July 16, 1973 – Atari releases its second game, Space Race.

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40th Anniversary

July 22, 1978 – SNK enters the video game industry.

July 25, 1978 – Koei enters the video game industry.

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Hudson Soft

35th Anniversary

July 1983 – Bomberman – Hudson Soft.

July 15, 1983 – Nintendo releases the Famicom console.

July 15, 1983 – Sega releases the SG-1000 console.

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30th Anniversary

July 1988 – Nintendo releases the first issue of Nintendo Power magazine.

July 20, 1988 – Bionic Commando is remade by Capcom for home consoles.

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LucasArts

15th Anniversary

July 1, 2003 – Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne – Blizzard.

July 15, 2003 – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – LucasArts.

July 17, 2003 – Mega Man X7– Capcom.

July 28, 2003 – Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour – Nintendo.

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Sega

30th Anniversary

August 1988 – Altered Beast – Sega.

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25th Anniversary

August 1993 – Daytona USA – Sega.

August 6, 1993 – Secret of Mana – Square.

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Red Storm Entertainment

20th Anniversary

August 21, 1998 – Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six – Red Storm Entertainment.

August 31, 1998 – Mega Man Legends – Capcom.

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10th Anniversary

August 6, 2008 – Braid – Number None.

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Broderbund

25th Anniversary

September 6, 1993 – Master of Orion – MicroProse.

September 23, 1993 – Sonic CD – Sega.

September 24, 1993 – Myst – Broderbund.

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Konami

20th Anniversary

September 1998 – Dance Dance Revolution – Konami.

September 9, 1998 – Spyro the Dragon – Sony.

September 28, 1998 – Pokemon Red and Blue – North American release by Nintendo.

September 30, 1998 – Fallout 2 – Interplay.

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15th Anniversary

September 12, 2003 – Valve launches Steam.

September 17, 2003 – Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy – LucasArts.

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LucasArts

10th Anniversary

September 16, 2008 – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – LucasArts.

September 22, 2008 – Mega Man 9 – Capcom.

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5th Anniversary

September 4, 2013 – Outlast – Barrels.

September 10, 2013 – Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs – Frictional Games.

September 17, 2013 – Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games.

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Nintendo

40th Anniversary

October 1978 – Namco releases its first arcade game, Gee Bee.

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30th Anniversary

October 1988 – Ninja Gaiden – Tecmo.

October 9, 1988 – The North American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 (originally Doki Doki Panic in Japan) is released by Nintendo.

October 23, 1988 – Super Mario Bros. 3 (Japanese edition) – Nintendo.

October 29, 1988 – Sega releases the Genesis home console.

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Konami

25th Anniversary

October 1993 – Virtua Fighter – Sega.

October 7, 1993 – Ridge Racer – Namco.

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20th Anniversary

October 20, 1998 – Metal Gear Solid – Konami.

October 21, 1998 – Turok 2: Seeds of Evil – Acclaim Entertainment.

October 21, 1998 – Nintendo releases the Game Boy Color handheld console.

October 30, 1998 – Grim Fandango – LucasArts.

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Ubisoft

15th Anniversary

October 14, 2003 – Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne – Rockstar Games.

October 21, 2003 – Castlevania: Lament of Innocence – Konami.

October 21, 2003 – Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge – Microsoft.

October 28, 2003 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Ubisoft.

October 29, 2003 – Call of Duty – Activision.

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Bethesda

10th Anniversary

October 13, 2008 – Dead Space – Electronic Arts.

October 21, 2008 – Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – Konami.

October 21, 2008 – Far Cry 2 – Ubisoft.

October 21, 2008 – Fable II – Microsoft.

October 27, 2008 – LittleBigPlanet – Sony.

October 28, 2008 – Fallout 3 – Bethesda.

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WB Montreal

5th Anniversary

October 12, 2013 – Pokemon X and Y – Nintendo.

October 14, 2013 – The Wolf Among Us – Telltale Games.

October 25, 2013 – Batman: Arkham Origins – WB.

October 29, 2013 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Ubisoft.

October 29, 2013 – Battlefield 4 – Electronic Arts.

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Capcom

30th Anniversary

November 1988 – Splatterhouse is released by Namco.

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25th Anniversary

November 1993 – Sam & Max Hit the Road – LucasArts.

November 5, 1993 – Mega Man 6 – Capcom.

November 11, 1993 – Disney’s Aladdin – Virgin Interactive Entertainment.

November 15, 1993 – ClayFighter – Interplay Productions.

November 23, 1993 – Atari releases the Jaguar home console.

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Eidos Interactive

20th Anniversary

November 19, 1998 – Half-Life – Valve.

November 20, 1998 – Tomb Raider III – Eidos Interactive.

November 21, 1998 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Nintendo.

November 27, 1998 – Sega releases the Dreamcast home console.

November 30, 1998 – Thief: The Dark Project – Eidos Interactive.

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Nintendo

15th Anniversary

November 7, 2003 – Mario Kart: Double Dash – Nintendo.

November 11, 2003 – Beyond Good & Evil – Ubisoft.

November 11, 2003 – Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando – Sony.

November 17, 2003 – Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga – Nintendo.

November 27, 2003 – Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly – Tecmo.

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Microsoft

10th Anniversary

November 10, 2008 – Gears of War 2 – Microsoft.

November 17, 2008 – Left 4 Dead – Valve.

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5th Anniversary

November 12, 2013 – XCOM: Enemy Within – 2K Games.

November 15, 2013 – Sony releases the PlayStation 4 home console.

November 21, 2013 – Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo.

November 22, 2013 – The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Nintendo.

November 22, 2013 – Microsoft releases the Xbox One home console.

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id Software

30th Anniversary

December 1, 1988 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Nintendo in North America.

December 17, 1988 – Final Fantasy II – Square.

December 24, 1988 – Mega Man 2 – Capcom.

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25th Anniversary

December 10 – Doom – id Software.

December 17 – Mega Man X – Capcom.

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Sega

20th Anniversary

December 1998 – Rockstar Games is founded.

December 3, 1998 – Star Wars: Rogue Squadron – LucasArts.

December 21, 1998 – Baldur’s Gate – Interplay.

December 23, 1998 – Sonic Adventure – Sega.

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15th Anniversary

December 2, 2003 – Deus Ex: Invisible War – Eidos Interactive.

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10th Anniversary

December 18, 2008 – Dissidia Final Fantasy – Square Enix.


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