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Naivintage
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08:26:10 AM Jun 4th 2014
Mario Kart, according to the page, invented the "Kart Racer" genre. However, SEGA had "Power Drift", a kart racer that pre-dates the Mario Kart series by 4 years.
MyFinalEdits
10:56:05 PM Jun 5th 2014
Then replace "invented" with something else ("codified", "coined", "popularized")
BoulderSmolder
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04:39:32 PM Dec 30th 2011
edited by BoulderSmolder
  • In an interesting turn of events, the production of Starcraft Ghost inspired productions a long line of games involving heroes fighting bizarre alien-like beings in apocalyptic environments, and, in some cases, strange abilities, such as Gears of War, F.E.A.R., and Resistance: Fall Of Man. When Starcraft Ghost was indefinitely suspended ( a month before its scheduled release), Gears of War (whose resemblances to the Starcraft world are as evident as its distinctions) was the first of this line of games, and subsequent games drew more additional inspiration from Gears' squad like gameplay and more humanoid enemies.

This example is ridiculous when you consider that the trend of "games involving heroes fighting bizarre alien-like beings in apocalyptic environments, and, in some cases, strange abilities," started as early as Doom and continued on in titles like Half Life, Resident Evil, Halo (In the later levels), etc.
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