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Today in Nerd History | September 9

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on September 9th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

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PlayStation

On September 9, 1995, the original PlayStation was released in the US. This revolutionary home video game console launched in Japan in 1994 and competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn in the fifth generation of gaming. It was the result of a failed collaboration between Sony and Nintendo to create a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The PlayStation offered a wide range of games, many of which became popular franchises, and supported 3D polygon graphics, CD-quality sound, and online services.

Nerdy Fact: The PlayStation was the first home console to surpass 100 million units sold globally. It achieved this milestone in less than 10 years after its launch.

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The Short-Lived DreamCast

On September 9, 1999, the Sega Dreamcast released. This revolutionary console introduced online gaming and high-quality 128-bit graphics to the home market, but ultimately failed to compete with the PlayStation 2 and was discontinued in 2001.

Nerdy Fact: Despite its short life, the DreamCast achieved many firsts. It was the first 128-bit home console on the market, the first to include a built-in modular modem for internet access, the first console that allowed a real-time online play feature, the first to facilitate surfing the internet and sending e-mails, and the first to have motion-based controllers.

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Fringe

On September 9, 2008, Fringe premiered. This science fiction television series revolves around the investigations of the Fringe Division, a team of FBI agents and scientists who deal with strange and mysterious phenomena related to parallel universes, alternate timelines, and fringe science.

Nerdy Fact: Fringe used a different color scheme for the opening credits to indicate which universe or timeline the episode was set in. For example, blue meant the prime universe, red meant the alternate universe, and amber meant the rewritten timeline.

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Attack on Titan

On September 9, 2009, Attack on Titan was first published as a manga comic. This manga series (and eventual anime series) depicts the struggle of humanity against giant human-eating creatures called Titans, as well as the secrets and mysteries behind their origin and existence.

Nerdy Fact: The creator, Hajime Isayama, wrote the 65-page one-shot manga when he was 19 years old. It won him the Magazine Grand Prix’s Fine Work award. He later revisited the title and made it an ongoing series in 2009.


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