These 5 Video Game Franchises are Turning 30 This Year... Feeling Old Yet?

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Thirty years ago was a damn good year for gaming (I actually wouldn't know first hand, I was born in 1992) -- However what I do know is this era brought back console gaming from the fallout of the industry crash. We witnessed the rise to power of Nintendo and early years of SEGA, Square, Konami, Capcom, Activision, Electronic Arts, and plenty of other iconic companies and with that -- plenty of iconic franchises were born from this time period.

So let's go ahead and take a look back 30 years ago and break down the top 5 game franchises that began in 1987 (no sequels, brand new intellectual properties only) -- that would leave a lasting legacy to this day.

Published Apr. 30th 2017

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