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1994 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country and Sonic & Knuckles.

List of years in video gaming


Notable releasesEdit


PlayStation video game console, first released in Japan


  • New companies: Neversoft
  • Defunct: Commodore, Tradewest
  • September 14 - Video gaming magazine Nintendomagasinet is cancelled after four years. Number 9 of 1994 would have been released on this day, but instead the magazine joins Super Power.
  • Apogee establishes the 3D Realms Entertainment division.
  • Blizzard Entertainment is renamed from Silicon & Synapse.
  • SSI sold to Mindscape
  • Alpex Computer Corp. v. Nintendo lawsuit: Alpex sues Nintendo over patent infringements related to the NES. Nintendo loses the case. (In 1996 this ruling was reversed by an appeals court, which determined that no patents had been infringed upon.)[3]


  1. ^ "Showtime at the Nintendo Booth for the Winter Consumer Electronics Show". Free Library. January 5, 1994. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Sonic & Knuckles Release Information for Genesis". GameFAQs. October 17, 1994. Archived from the original on October 31, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Tidbits...". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 90. Ziff Davis. January 1997. p. 28.