The History Of Awesome - Ign Presents

Sinopsis

IGN's History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane. Beginning in 1977, each week covers a new year's most important, influential, and just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more.

Episodios

  • 2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Spider-Man, and Firefly

    2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Spider-Man, and Firefly

    04/12/2015 Duración: 42min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 2002. The new consoles hit their stride with games like Metroid Prime and the launch of Xbox Live. And movies like Spider-Man and The Ring blew up the box office. Other discussion topics include Battlefield 1942, Kingdom Hearts, and the Resident Evil Remake.

  • 2001: Grand Theft Auto 3, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter

    2001: Grand Theft Auto 3, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter

    02/12/2015 Duración: 43min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 2001. T The Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox both launched, spicing up the console wars. Fantasy fans meanwhile received both The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ont he big screen. Other discussion topics include Final Fantasy X, the GameBoy Advance, Adult Swim, and Silent Hill 2. 

  • 2000: PlayStation 2, X-Men, and The Sims

    2000: PlayStation 2, X-Men, and The Sims

    30/11/2015 Duración: 38min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 2000. The new millennium kicked off with the PlayStation 2, and sequels like Diablo II, Majora's Mask and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 kept gamers energized. In theaters, X-Men breathed even more life into the superhero genre. Other discussion topics include Gladiator, Jackass, Perfect Dark, and Shenmue.

  • 1999: The Phantom Menace, The Matrix , and the Dreamcast

    1999: The Phantom Menace, The Matrix , and the Dreamcast

    27/11/2015 Duración: 49min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1999. We were all distracted by Y2K thanks to massive movie-going events like The Matrix and the return of Star Wars with The Phantom Menace. In video game land, the Sega Dreamcast gave us hope and Planescape: Torment made us think. Other discussion topics include Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Counter-Strike, Fight Club, The Blair Witch Project, The Daily Show, Family Guy, and The Sopranos. 

  • 1998: The Greatest Video Game Year Ever?

    1998: The Greatest Video Game Year Ever?

    25/11/2015 Duración: 01h03min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1998 - a year famous for being one of the greatest in video game history. 1998's games include: Baldur's Gate, StarCraft, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Half-Life, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon Red & Blue, Thief, Gran Turismo, Fallout 2, and plenty more. It was a respectable year across the rest of the pop culture spectrum as well, thanks to the release of Cowboy Bebop, Saving Private Ryan, The Big Lebowski, and more.

  • 1997: Goldeneye, South Park, and Final Fantasy VII

    1997: Goldeneye, South Park, and Final Fantasy VII

    23/11/2015 Duración: 46min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1997. Final Fantasy VII took RPGs mainstream, Goldeneye on N64 forged (and ruined) friendships, and South Park made its auspicious debut. Other discussion topics Tamagotchi, Austin Powers, The Fifth Element, and Ultima Online.

  • 1996: Nintendo 64, Tomb Raider, and Independence Day

    1996: Nintendo 64, Tomb Raider, and Independence Day

    20/11/2015 Duración: 47min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1996. Nintendo came roaring back with the N64, while PlayStation answered with Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and more. Action movies also had a banner year with The Rock, Mission: Impossible and Independence Dy all hitting theaters. Other discussion topics include Scream, A Game of Thrones, and more.

  • 1995: PlayStation, Toy Story, and Windows 95

    1995: PlayStation, Toy Story, and Windows 95

    18/11/2015 Duración: 42min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1995. The Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn kicked off the next console generation, Toy Story put Pixar on the map, and Windows 95 changed personal computing forever. Other discussion topics include the very first E3, Chrono Trigger, Se7en, Ghost in the Shell, and more.

  • 1994: Friends, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Metroid

    1994: Friends, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Metroid

    09/11/2015 Duración: 37min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1994. The 16-bit era hit its stride with games like Final Fantasy III (or VI, if you prefer) and Donkey Kong Country. Friends shook up the TV sitcom scene, and Pulp Fiction proved that Quentin Tarantino wasn't just a one-hit wonder. Other discussion topics include Warcraft, The Lion King, Dumb & Dumber, Clerks, and The Shawshank Redemption.

  • 1993: Doom, Myst, and Jurassic Park

    1993: Doom, Myst, and Jurassic Park

    06/11/2015 Duración: 49min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1993. Doom continued the video game violence debate, The X-Files began its impressive run, and fan-favorite games like Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and Myst all hit store shelves. Other discussion topics include the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Beavis and Butt-head, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  • 1992: Mortal Kombat, The Real World, and Mario Kart

    1992: Mortal Kombat, The Real World, and Mario Kart

    04/11/2015 Duración: 38min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1992. The Real World changed TV forever, while video games like Mortal Kombat thrust the medium into the limelight. On television, animated takes on Batman and X-Men would introduce the iconic characters to an entirely new generation of fans. Other discussion topics include The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Wolfenstein 3D, Kirby's Dream Land, Wayne's World, and Reservoir Dogs.

  • 1991: Super Nintendo, Terminator 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog

    1991: Super Nintendo, Terminator 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog

    02/11/2015 Duración: 32min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1991. The Super Nintendo finally made its U.S. debut with Super Mario World, but Sega hit back with Sonic the Hedgehog. Meanwhile, movies like Beauty and the Beast, The Silence of the Lambs, and Terminator 2 offered very high quality (albeit very different) moviegoing experiences. Other discussion topics include Street Fighter II, Tecmo Super Bowl, and Final Fantasy II.

  • 1990: Final Fantasy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Home Alone

    1990: Final Fantasy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Home Alone

    30/10/2015 Duración: 51min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1990. Games like Final Fantasy and Super Mario Bros. 3 kept the NES alive, while movies like Total Recall kept the action genre as big as ever. Other topics of discussion include Goodfellas, Twin Peaks, and The Secret of Monkey Island.

  • 1989: The Simpsons, Batman, and the Game Boy

    1989: The Simpsons, Batman, and the Game Boy

    28/10/2015 Duración: 42min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1989. Mega Man 2, the Sega Genesis, and the Nintendo Game Boy thrilled gamers, while Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, and The Little Mermaid thrilled moviegoers of all ages.  Other discussion topics include the debut of both The Simpsons and Seinfeld.

  • 1988: Die Hard, Akira, and Mario 2

    1988: Die Hard, Akira, and Mario 2

    26/10/2015 Duración: 44min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1987. The The Nintendo Entertainment System received high-profile sequels like Super Mario Bros. 2 and The Legend of Zelda II, anime began its U.S. takeover with Akira and Grave of the Fireflies, and Die Hard changed action movies forever. Other topics of discussion include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beetlejuice, Bionic Commando, and V for Vendetta.

  • 1987: Zelda, RoboCop, Predator, and So Much More

    1987: Zelda, RoboCop, Predator, and So Much More

    23/10/2015 Duración: 01h38s

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1986, a contender for the greatest year in pop culture history. The NES hit its stride, with all-time classics like The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Contra, Mega Man and Castlevania all making their debut. It was a great year for movies too, thanks to the release of greats like The Princess Bride, RoboCop, and Predator. Other discussion topics include Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, Ducktales, and Punch-Out.

  • 1986: Top Gun, Aliens, and Watchmen

    1986: Top Gun, Aliens, and Watchmen

    21/10/2015 Duración: 37min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1986. Dragon Quest made its U.S. debut, Labyrinth and Big Trouble in Little China hit theaters, and graphic novels like Maus and The Dark Knight Returns helped the comic book medium grow up. Other discussion topics include Transformers: The Movie, the Sega Master System, and Transformers: The Move.

  • 1985: Nintendo, The Goonies, and Back to the Future

    1985: Nintendo, The Goonies, and Back to the Future

    19/10/2015 Duración: 43min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1985. The Nintendo Entertainment System made its debut, The Goonies taught us all that it was our time down here, and Back to the Future encouraged us to ignore time paradoxes. Other discussion topics include The Oregon Trail, Rambo: First Blood Part II, G.I. Joe, and ThunderCats.

  • 1984: Terminator, Ghostbusters, and The Karate Kid

    1984: Terminator, Ghostbusters, and The Karate Kid

    16/10/2015 Duración: 44min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1984. The Gremlins and Ghostbusters blended the horror and comedy genres, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom took us to India, and the Transformers made their TV debut.   Other discussion topics include King's Quest, Neuromancer, and Secret Wars.

  • 1983: Return of the Jedi, Dragons Lair, and A Christmas Story

    1983: Return of the Jedi, Dragon's Lair, and A Christmas Story

    14/10/2015 Duración: 42min

    History of Awesome is an epic 38-part trip down memory lane - each episode we're covering a new year's most important, influential, or just-plain-awesome movies, games, TV shows, comics, and more. Up next is 1983. The Star Wars trilogy concluded with Return of the Jedi, Dragon's Lair presented a new vision for video games, and the A-Team and He-Man made their TV debut.  Other discussion topics include the Star Wars arcade game, National Lampoon's Vacation, Fraggle Rock, and plenty more.

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