Tuesday , 16 October 2018

The last things ever released on now dead media formats

Last movie released on Betamax: Mission: Impossible (1996)

Last movie released on VHS: A History of Violence (2006)

Last Laserdisc: Fittingly, the Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller End of Days.

Last HD DVD: After Blu-ray emerged as the victor of the brief, next-gen DVD war in the mid-2000s, Toshiba discontinued the format. The very last HD DVD movie available was Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, which hit stores in Germany in 2008.

Last Blockbuster Video video: The last corporate store closed in 2013 after renting, appropriately, This is the End.

Last major eight-track: Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits (1988)

Last cassette: The last major label release on tape, meaning not small indie labels, DIY ones, or reissues, was rapper Jadakiss’s 2009’s album The Last Kiss.

Last Atari game: The last commercially available game for the Atari 2600 was Klax in 1989.

Last NES game: Wario’s Woods (1994).

Last Sega Genesis game: By 1998, most gamers had moved on to a PlayStation or N64. The final game to be made available for both of the major early ’90s consoles—the Sega Genesis as well as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System—was a remake of the arcade classic Frogger.

Last book on tape: People still call them “books on tape” even though publishers switched to CDs and digital about a decade ago. The last major book on tape to actually come on a tape was Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.

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