GameSpy Reflects on the Top 25 Smartest Moments in the Interactive Entertainment Business

IRVINE, Calif.--()--July 28, 2003--GameSpy, the leader in online game play, announced that it has assembled a list of the 25 Smartest Moments in the computer and video game industry. The countdown, researched and selected by the editorial staff of GameSpy.com, recognizes some of the most intelligent moves, best predictions and moments of blind luck in the industry.
      The Top 10 among the Top 25 Smartest Moments in Gaming are:

        1. Nolan Bushnell launches Pong
    
        2. Sony recognizes an opportunity and launches the PlayStation

        3. id Software and Quake foster playing on the Internet

        4. Gameboy comes out with Tetris
    
        5. Nintendo launches Robot Operating Buddy

        6. Activision is founded as the first 3rd party developer

        7. Nintendo assigns Miyamoto to design Donkey Kong

        8. 3dfx kicks off the "3D gaming era"

        9. Sega grows up and targets older gamers with Genesis

        10. Sega bundles a modem with the Dreamcast

"A series of genius moves accelerated the development of the game industry over the past 25 years," said Mark Surfas, founder and chairman of GameSpy. "Some of these ideas were visionary, others just plain fortunate."

GameSpy.com editorial content covers the video game and online game industry with news, reviews, previews and commentary written for game enthusiasts. For a complete listing and details of the 25 Smartest Moments in Gaming, go to www.gamespy.com.

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Contacts

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Chris Wildermuth, 949-798-4246
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Contacts

GameSpy Industries
Chris Wildermuth, 949-798-4246
chrisw@gamespy.com
or
The Bohle Company
Laura Weir, 310-785-0515, Ext. 262
lauraw@bohle.com