History of Video Games 1993

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    id Software releases DOOM (1993). One of the most popular video games of all time, it revolutionizes the “first person shooter” genre and will influence video game design moving forward.

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    Take-Two Interactive is founded in NYC.

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    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is established as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. This venture will bring the PlayStation brand of products to players.

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    For the first time, the US Congress holds hearings on video games over concerns about game content, due in large part to titles like Mortal Kombat and DOOM. In response, the US video game industry forms the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) a year later.