Super Smash Bros. Melee transcended its own generation to become a game the world would play years later, and it came to North American shelves today in 2001.
It was on this day in 2004 that Blizzard first invited players into the vast and imaginative MMO role-playing experience that was World of Warcraft.
It was on this day 1998 that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time presented one of the most compelling cases for 3D gaming and set the bar astronomically high for all that followed.
It was on this day in 2007 that we first stepped into the boots of our own Commander Shepherd and began an epic conquest to save the galaxy.
It was on this day that players took up the paintbrush and stepped into the yellow shoes of the world’s most famous mouse to save the day in Epic Mickey.
It was on this day in 2011 that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword took players to the skies to explore the origin of Link and the Master Sword.
It was today in 2007 that we chased after the first of many extraordinary adventures to come in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.
The fact is that on some level, marketing tie-ins in video games pay off, such as in the curious case of the Burger King games, released today in 2006.
How do you go about creating a new co-op experience that will continue to entice players to return while also nurturing an environment where teamwork is mandatory? Perhaps one of the best answers to this question came in 2008 when Turtle Rock Studios and Valve released Left 4 Dead.
It was on this day that we stepped into the boots of Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, bringing together so many bits and pieces of a 20-year legacy and revealing it all in one amazing prequel.