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This was the first video game ever released.

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I have seen this before with other games on the site. Bridge Constructor Stunts was one of them but the game info card has since been adjusted after it's release date.

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9 minutes ago, SunnyCrappyYT said:

January 1st 1970 seems to be a placeholder date on this site. 

Everywhere, actually. Sometimes your smartphone will somehow indicate that "today's" date is 1/1/1970

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By now, I would expect everyone knew Unix Epoch start, lol xD 

Edited by Satoshi Ookami
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Everyone will be flagged for incorrect timestamps lol.

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1 hour ago, Lance_87 said:

Everyone will be flagged for incorrect timestamps lol.

I'm pretty sure it's okay to have trophies for a 40 years old game as long as they are not online :hmm: 

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Quick technical explanation: January 1st, 1970 is a special date in computing as it's the start of UNIX time, or the UNIX epoch. It's an ever-increasing number that counts the number of seconds that have passed since that date (in UTC). It's useful for storing timestamps in a universal format, and also for things like ordering by date or selecting everything from January 2018 for example.

 

It's also useful for storing release dates of games to name a random example, but if for whatever reason the release date of a game has the value of 0, it'll show as January 1st, 1970. 😉

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14 minutes ago, Such-A-Goonie said:

It's an ever-increasing number

Y2K38 would like to have a word :awesome: 

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36 minutes ago, Satoshi Ookami said:

Y2K38 would like to have a word :awesome: 

The number will still be ever-increasing, it's not like time will stop if some variable overflows. I think it'll be a non-issue. A lot of modern systems already calculate UNIX time as 64-bit instead of 32-bit. And a lot of systems also provide milliseconds. But diving this deep into it goes way beyond the 'quick technical explanation' which, of course, was aimed at less technical people. 😉

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Yeah this is a “placeholder” date for games listed on the database we use with no release date, I told this particular developer about it actually the other day, however I’ll be able to fix this soon :P 

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At least the gamers then could throw on some Bowie (Queen, Floyd, Zeppelin.. you get the gist), trip (went with the safest word I could think of LOL), and enjoy their gaming lobbies together.

These days.... we know how it goes :P

Edited by Dangisuckatgamin
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Well, you kinda had to amplify your imagination somewhat in those days. 😛

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Okay, fixed! :yay:

 

Edited by BlindMango
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