History of Video Games 1996

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    Tomb Raider is released for the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and MS Dos. Lara Croft, the game’s archaeologist/adventurer protagonist, will go on to become a video game icon and lead a string of successful Tomb Raider titles.

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    Capcom releases Resident Evil, a foundational game in the survival horror genre. It is one of the best-selling games on the PlayStation and will go on to become an expansive IP encompassing numerous games, graphic novels, animated and live-action movies, and a TV adaptation.

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    Blizzard releases Diablo, intoducing players to the world of Sanctuary. Stay a while, and listen! The game launched alongside Battle.net, Blizzard’s revolutionary online gaming service.