This Week in Gaming History

In This Week in Gaming History, we have what EGM called the “greatest game of all-time” in 2002 (it isn’t) in Super Metroid, the PlayStation 3 debut in Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” franchise, the original “six degrees of freedom” shooter and the MMORPG that started it all in “Everquest.” (Trivia alert: my publishing company was responsible for the official strategy guide that shipped alongside the game.) In addition, this week saw the last game in the “Gears of War” series to ship on Xbox 360, one of the most beloved games in the “Castlevania” series, one of the greatest RPG’s of all-time in Elder Scrolls IV, and the announcements of PlayStation’s “Project Morpheus” and Nintendo’s next console, the NX. Oh, and let’s not forget a little game by the name of “Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.”

I’d say that this was/is a fairly significant week in the industry’s 40 year history, wouldn’t you agree?












March 19, 1994: Super Metroid released for the SNES – EGM later (2002) anoints it “the best game of all-time”










March 17, 1995: The original “six degrees of freedom” game, Descent is released on PC












March 20, 1997: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on PlayStation












March 16, 1999: Everquest releases for PC

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March 14, 2005: Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat launches for Nintendo Gamecube

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March 14, 2006: Konami releases Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence on PlayStation 2

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March 20, 2006: Metroid Prime Hunters is released on Nintendo DS









March 20, 2006: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is released for PC and Xbox 360

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March 16, 2010: God of War 3 is released on PlayStation 3










March 19, 2013: Gears of War: Judgment released for Xbox 360










March 18, 2014: Project Morpheus (PlayStation VR) announced by SCE for PlayStation 4










March 17, 2015: Nintendo NX announced by Nintendo as their next console gaming system

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David Winding
Dave Winding is a 25 year gaming industry veteran that has been actively involved in sales, marketing, advertising, product development, publishing and communications. While his career has been as a gaming executive and entrepreneur, he is, above all else, a gamer.