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  • zelta38 - April 9, 2013 11:11 a.m.

    There is a major omission from Ubisoft's entry, well before the end-90s Quack Attack, Ubi already had a hit in the form of Rayman dating back to the mid-90s PSOne launch window, the engine of Rayman 2 was in fact most likely used for Quack Attacks if the visuals, menus and sound effects as well as similarities between the games are taken into account.
  • Bloodstorm - April 8, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    "the Battlefield series has spread onto console via the Bad Company spin-off" Uhm, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat was on the original Xbox and PS2, about 3 years before Bad Company.
  • brickman409 - April 8, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    Nintendo was making board games, toys and a bunch of other random crap before they got big, but I guess everyone knows that by now.
  • bamit11 - April 8, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    If Splinter Cell was Xbox exclusive, why did I have a demo for it on my Gamecube?
  • Arobadope - April 8, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    Because Gamesradar doesn't know what they are talking about much like every other mainstream journalism site.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - April 8, 2013 3:45 p.m.

    YOWZERS!
  • SwirlyGreenLogo - April 8, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    Actually, Ubisoft Montreal worked on the Xbox and PC versions, the former of which was released first by a margin of several months. Ubisoft Shanghai ported it over to PS2 and Gamecube the following year. I'm not sure if there was a contractual agreement for a timed exclusive, but it definitely came out on Xbox first.
  • GR_AndyHartup - April 9, 2013 2:27 a.m.

    You are correct, SwirlyGreenLogo - there was a timed exclusive between the original Splinter Cell and Xbox. It did eventually release on GameCube and PS2, which is where bamit11's demo came from...
  • J-Fid - April 8, 2013 10:35 a.m.

    Game Freak, before they made Pokemon, made Yoshi, for the NES, and a Japanese only game called Pulseman, for the Sega Genesis.
  • shawksta - April 8, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    I love the fact that there are pokemon that are otherwise references to pulseman, Gen 5's Pawniard and Biosharp share a resemblence with a slighty alltered colored Veil
  • J-Fid - April 8, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    Don't forget about Rotom!
  • shawksta - April 8, 2013 4 p.m.

    Yeah and who knows what they'll do with Gen 6
  • StrayGator - April 8, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    I knew that DICE stands for Digital Illusions, but never made the connetction to the pinball games' Digital Illusions. Mostly because I forgot about them, but they were excellent for the time, no doubt. other, more arcade-y, notable pinball games of the time were Epic Pinball and Extreme Pinball, made by Epic Megagames - another studio that could be mentioned here.
  • shawksta - April 8, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    Great article, its definitley interesting and bizarre seeing the top dogs come from something so small back then. Heh, Going Quackers, back in the day that game, oh boy here it comes, made me go quackers.
  • wingsdjy - April 8, 2013 9:28 a.m.

    Olympic Hockey Nagano '98 used the same game engine as Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey and Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey '98, thus the poor review scores. Pretty sure Treyarch just changed some skins and called it a day. I owned Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey and personally enjoyed it as a precursor to the NHL Hitz series. Did anyone buy the rights to that series from the Midway fire sale? Any hope for a future release? BTW, there's a typo in the Bethesda section. Wayne Gretzky Hockey came out in 1996 or 1998 depending on which version you're referencing. Article lists it as 1988.
  • fuzzybunny566 - April 8, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    actually Bethesda did release Wayne Gretzky Hockey in 1988. it was for the NES, and various computers. the 1996/98 Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey games were made by Williams, and those are ones which Treyarch's game was a clone of.
  • wingsdjy - April 16, 2013 1:04 p.m.

    Whoops! My bad!
  • keltar93 - April 8, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Another fun one I love: Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's first game he was the lead developer on Goof Troop on the Super Nintendo

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