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1989 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Phantasy Star II, Golden Axe and Bonk's Adventure, and Super Mario Land

List of years in video gaming

Contents

EventsEdit

 
The original Game Boy.

Notable releasesEdit

ArcadeEdit

HomeEdit

HardwareEdit

BusinessEdit

  • Hasbro, Inc. acquires elements of Coleco Industries, Inc.
  • Trinity Acquisition Corporation founded (renamed THQ in 1990)
  • Nintendo of America, Inc. v. Tengen
  1. Nintendo sues Tengen over the Tetris video game copyrights. Tengen loses and recalls all its Tetris games.
  2. November - Nintendo sues Tengen over production of unlicensed Nintendo games. Tengen loses. (Tengen originally sued Nintendo on December 12, 1988, for antitrust violations.)
  • Nintendo v. Camerica Ltd. Nintendo sues Camerica over patent violations of the Game Genie for the NES console. Camerica wins the suit.

Critically acclaimed titlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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