Creations That Shaped PC Gaming

Timeline created by joehallukx9
  • Ultima Online

    Ultima Online
    Often hailed as the "grandfather of the MMO genre." This MMO was the first of its kind to reach 100,000 subscribers and it is still running strong today. It may look old, but it still plays with ideas that no other modern MMO touches.
  • Starcraft

    Starcraft
    Starcraft was (and to some still is) the shining star in the real time strategy genre. It popularized E-sports in Korea early on. This game was one of the first to have a competitive scene.
  • Everquest

    Everquest
    A popular MMO that gathered thousands of new players into the world of PC gaming. It was from this game that World of Warcraft was inspired.
  • Counter-Strike

    Counter-Strike
    Originally a mod for the game Half-Life, Counter Strike quickly took the to the throne of the most popular PC game in the world at its time. It revolutionized and popularized the FPS genre and even more than 10 years later, is still played by loyal fans.
  • Warcraft III

    Warcraft III
    This is the game that started the biggest gaming crazy to date. Not only was the RTS game popular by itself, but with the mod Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) more people poured in to play, and still do today!
  • EVE Online

    EVE Online
    Another largely popular MMO, EVE Online has a dedicated playerbase and unique features that split it from the pack. If you've heard of PC gaming you've probably heard of this title in particular. After all, stories of its players exploits have made national news.
  • Steam

    Steam
    Steam revolutionized the way PC gamers buy and play their video games. It is a compact software that serves as a one-stop-shop for all things PC gaming, including digital downloads for software and video games.
  • World of Warcraft

    World of Warcraft
    World of Warcraft was released back in '04. This game almost single-handedly ushered in a new era of gaming: the era of the MMORPG and PC gaming. It can be argued that PC gaming was was largely made popular thanks to Blizzard Entertainment.
  • League of Legends

    League of Legends
    The biggest E-sport in history. League of Legends was inspired by the ever-popular mod for Warcraft III, DoTA. It is now the most played video game in the world, with roughly 30,000,000 active players online monthly.
  • Minecraft

    Minecraft
    MInecraft was originally a simple game created by one guy with a good idea. Since then, Minecraft has grown to be one of the most expansive, beloved sandbox games in history, thanks to its revolutionary persistant and procedural world features. This brought big bucks to the PC Gaming industry.