#1 Posted by Atary77 (578 posts) -

So here's a fun little topic, have there ever been any games that came out on your birthday? If so what did you think of them? Just to clarify I don't mean games that came out the very day you were born, I mean any game that came out on your birthday during any year.

For instance in 2008 two games that I really enjoy to this day came out on my birthday of January 22nd, No More Heroes and Burnout Paradise. No More Heroes is my most favorite game on the Wii and Burnout Paradise I still have a lot of fun with. Since I got both of them that day, it was a pretty fun birthday indeed. I'm certainly hoping that Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch turns out to be enjoyable since at the time of this post it's scheduled to be released on 1-22-2013. Fingers crossed!

How about you folks?

#2 Posted by Tomkang (276 posts) -

Mass Effect 2, that was a great day a few years back!

#3 Posted by ESREVER (2830 posts) -

Alien Swarm...?

I think thats it. How would I go about checking all the games released on July 19th?

#4 Posted by Jimbo (10271 posts) -

Hitler came out on my birthday.

#5 Edited by ShaggE (7240 posts) -

The first Duke Nukem.

Not sure of an easy way to search for that.

Edit: Oh, and the Twin Famicom released the day I was born.

#6 Posted by Slay3r1583 (683 posts) -

According to the internet Bayonetta came out on my birthday a couple years ago. That was a pretty awesome game.

#7 Posted by Chop (2010 posts) -

Super Mario Bros.

*Drops mic*

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

Hitler came out on my birthday.

Overrated piece of crap.

#9 Edited by jewunit (1091 posts) -

I share a release date with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD and Doraemon no Study Boy : Kanji Yomikaki Master (the last game released for the Japanese Game Boy Color). July has a surprising number of good releases in it. They just don't fall on my birthday.

#10 Posted by oraknabo (1589 posts) -

Did anything come out today?

#11 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Jimbo said:

Hitler came out on my birthday.

Overrated piece of crap.

The spinoff rhythm game was pretty good.

#12 Posted by 49th (3118 posts) -

How does one find such information?

#13 Posted by LiquidPrince (16523 posts) -

I don't think anything has been released on my birthday.

#14 Posted by awesomeusername (4537 posts) -

Probably nothing since my birthday is July 1. Combine the day being weird and July being a game drought month, I bet nothing.

#15 Posted by thebeastwithtwobacks (145 posts) -

Fable 3. what a crappy birthday present

#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@Jimbo said:

Hitler came out on my birthday.

Overrated piece of crap.

The spinoff rhythm game was pretty good.

I didn't like the music. "Up up down down Jew Jew Jew".

#17 Posted by Vexxan (4625 posts) -

Battlefield 1942 it seems...I've never played that game though.

#18 Posted by phuzzybunny (175 posts) -

Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat come to memory. I went out that day and bought them both for a bday present for myself.

#19 Posted by _Chad (999 posts) -

My birthday is in June, so I doubt anything good.

#20 Edited by Neurotic (635 posts) -

Persona 4. Well, in Japan, anyway. It's one of my favourite games ever so that's pretty cool. Don't know why I'm proud of that massive coincidence.

Also, Gran Turismo 3 (eh, racing games) and, this year, NCAA Football 13, Quantum Conundrum and Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure, none of which I give two fucks about.

#21 Posted by jonnybob (181 posts) -

It would be great if this were a feature on the new site.... eh

#22 Posted by JackSukeru (6147 posts) -

Portal 2 was the closest I can think of, still a day off.

Now if we were to instead talk about things that came out the same year as I were born we'd have a pretty impressive list of cool shit.

#23 Posted by korkesh (138 posts) -

After spending five minutes on google, apparently super metroid counting the Japanese release date.

#24 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@jonnybob said:

It would be great if this were a feature on the new site.... eh

I actually remember finding a site that did exactly this once (maybe it was a feature on MobyGames?). Sad I can't find it anymore.

#25 Posted by SlashDance (1864 posts) -

I was born the day Super Mario Bros. came out in Japan.

Go ahead and beat that, I dare you !!!

#26 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2058 posts) -

Most recently it was Homefront. Yeah...not good.
Musashi Samurai Legend came out on my birthday in 2005, and I was super excited for it at the time. It was a pretty neat game but not what I was hoping for. I think that's the only game as far as ones that I cared about.

#27 Posted by BaneFireLord (3095 posts) -

I had the Halo Reach beta launch on my birthday. Since I had an invite and got a new TV as a present, it was pretty awesome. Duke Nukem Forever was supposed to come out as well until it got bumped to June.

#28 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (663 posts) -

i can't think of anything that came out on my birthday (August 1st), but there may have been something. Only thing that was close to my birthday this year was Persona 4 Arena, so that was pretty awesome.

#29 Posted by Marcsman (3381 posts) -

Nothing I think. Who releases a game on December 19th?

#30 Posted by Atary77 (578 posts) -

@SlashDance said:

I was born the day Super Mario Bros. came out in Japan.

Go ahead and beat that, I dare you !!!

That is pretty boss.

#31 Posted by Philedius (214 posts) -

After a quick search I couldn't find a single game released on my birthday but I learned that I share a birthday with the one and only Billy Mitchell.

#32 Posted by pantzing_nome (601 posts) -

This year Darksiders 2 and Sleeping Dogs came out on my birthday August 14. I haven't played Darksiders 2 but Sleeping Dogs was awesome.

#33 Posted by Dawglet (318 posts) -

Resident Evil 6

Lucky me.

#34 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (2037 posts) -

September 24th has, according to Wikipedia:

  • Lost Horizon (PC)
  • NHL 2k11 (Wii)
  • Super Mario Advance 3 (GBA)
  • Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (PC)
  • Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (PC)
  • Ultima Online (PC)
  • Myst (PC)

That's actually a pretty sick list of games. I didn't know that BG2 came out on my birthday! My dad might have bought that under the pretense of it being for me and just ended up playing it. I was born on the day Myst came out, so that's kind of weird.

#35 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3091 posts) -

New feature idea: searching for game releases by specific dates

#36 Posted by Little_Socrates (5834 posts) -

June 1st is an awkward-ass day for game releases, so very little, if anything.

#37 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -


I know the feeling. All the awesome games seem to have come out on August 31st, taunting me ever so.

#38 Posted by pyromagnestir (4386 posts) -

Dead Rising apparently. Having a hard time finding more.

#39 Posted by RioStarwind (692 posts) -

After using the power of the internet it seems Metroid 2: return of Samus came out on my birthday.

#40 Posted by Turambar (7262 posts) -

I don't know of any games released on my Birthday.

#41 Posted by Svenzon (818 posts) -

Max Payne. I'm also fairly sure Rock Band came out in Sweden on my birthday, or at least that's when I first saw it available online. Ordered it straight away.

#42 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@Marcsman said:

Nothing I think. Who releases a game on December 19th?

Tell me about it! Who releases a game on December 31st?

#43 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

No idea, mine is the 7th of March.

#44 Posted by Bocam (4043 posts) -

Has there ever been a game released New Year's day?

#45 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1872 posts) -

new vegas came out a couple of years ago on my birthday

#46 Posted by fodigga (135 posts) -

Starcraft 2

#47 Posted by SeanCoughing (280 posts) -

Metal gear solid: revengence is releasing on my birthday this year, yay?

#48 Posted by KittyVonDoom (447 posts) -

First, it's your birth date, next it's "what game is most like your mother's maiden name".


#49 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

The fact that this kind of search functionality is lacking from the database kills me. As somebody who likes data, I'd fix this before I'd make a single cosmetic change. It's like the DB is made to enter info in, not retrieve it.

#50 Posted by macks (47 posts) -

Not a game, but the Xbox 360 launched on my birthday. I had a grand ol' time waiting outside Target all night, and I scored the very last one because the guy in front of me didn't want the core system and gave me his ticket.

Strangely enough that Xbox lasted me five years before it red ringed.