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This Day In Gaming History – May 31st

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  • In a date that will go down as the day before Sony entered the hardware gaming market, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Chicago, Illinois, the Play Station (SNPS) was announced by Sony. It was designed to be a system that can play Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) cartridges as well as games on a new compact disc format called SNES-CD. The Play Station (SNPS) was going to retail for around $400.00. The next day also at CES Nintendo would back stab Sony over licensing issues and announce a partnership with Phillips instead for Nintendo-licensed games on the CD-I which had no SNES compatibility. The games were failures and Nintendo had little to no involvement with them. The system itself flopped as well. Meanwhile Nintendo had just created their primary rival for the next 2 console generations as Sony would go on to develop the PlayStation (PS1) into its own video game system and would take first place away from Nintendo in the outselling the Nintendo 64 (N64) more than 3-to-1. Sony would not relinquish their new found dominance of the video game industry until 2006-2008 when the Wii began selling like hotcakes and became the #1 7th generation console. By this point Microsoft had entered the industry as well (originally in 2001 with the Xbox (XB)) and Sony was close to tying them for 2nd place. This event can be chalked up to be one of Nintendo’s biggest mistakes of the past 25 years.


  • Final Doom is released by id Software, TeamTNT, Casali Brothers, & GT Interactive for DOS in North America.


  • Jersey Devil is released by Behaviour Interactive & Sony Computer Entertainment of America for the PlayStation (PS1) in North America.
  • Banjo-Kazooie is released by Rare & Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 (N64) in North America.


  • Shadowgate: Trials of the Four Towers is released by Infinite Ventures & Kemco for the Nintendo 64 (N64) in North America.


  • Super Smash Bros. Melee is released by HAL Laboratory & Nintendo for the GameCube (GCN) in Australia.


  • Advent Rising is released by GlyphX Games, Demiurge Studios, & Majesco for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox (XB), and the OnLive cloud gaming service (OLC) in North America.


  • The Best of E3 Awards 2006 are announced by The Game Critics Awards. Best of Show: Wii; Best Hardware: Wii; Best Console Game: Gears of War; Best Handheld Game: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass; Best Sports Game: Wii Sports.


  • A patent application is filed by Sony Ericsson in the U.S. for a mobile phone with a screen that swivels and has video game features. It is drawn to resemble a PSP and dubbed the PSP Phone. This device would later morph into what we know now as the Xperia Play which originally released on April 1st, 2011.
  • Resident Evil 4 is released by Capcom Production Studio 4 & Capcom for the Wii in Japan.
  • Halo 2 is released by Bungie Studios, Microsoft Game Studios, & Pi Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.


  • Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex is released by Black Lantern Studios & Konami Digital Entertainment for Wii via the WiiWare (WW) service in North America.


  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is released by inXile Entertainment & Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • The Sims 3: Generations is released by EA Play, The Sims Studio, & Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX) in North America.
  • Mega Man 5 is released by Capcom for the Wii via the Virtual Console (VC) service in Japan.


  • Metal Slug 3 is released by SNK & Noise Factory for the Wii via the Virtual Console service.
  • Max Payne 3 is released by Rockstar Vancouver & Rockstar Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) via the Steam service in North America.
  • Resistance: Burning Skies is released by Nihilistic Software & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation (PS1) Vita in Australia.
  • Ys Origin is released by Nihon Falcom Corporation & XSEED Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) via the Steam service in North America & Europe.


  • Fuse was scheduled to be released by Insomniac Games & Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • GRID 2 was scheduled to be released by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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Random Game Facts – Why Does Donkey Kong 64 Have An Expansion Pak?

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Seems reasonable to me. If the Expansion Pak fixes the bug and nothing else you do will fix it, then you kinda have to include it with the game or cancel the game. While it’s not as good as Donkey Kong Country IMO, DK64 was enjoyable for the most part. And the DK Rap is just so ridiculously dumb it makes you laugh.

Source: DidYouKnow Gaming

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Yesterday’s Recap – May 30th, 2013

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Another somewhat busy day at my day job again today. Sorry about the lack of updates. Also was distracted in my personal life, but the distraction is done so I’ll be updating more consistently now. Thanks for baring with me.

Didn’t have a whole lot on the site yesterday due to what I mentioned above. We did have concept art, a Famitsu scan, the Japanese release date, & a few details about a new 3DS & PSV game called Exstetra. We also posted the box art, a press release, and a few details about Sonic Lost World.

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Here’s yesterday’s posts:
  • Sonic Lost World (3DS/Wii U) – Box Art, Details, &…
  • This Day In Gaming History – May 30th
  • Afternoon LOL – Sorry But Your Castle Is In Anothe…
  • Yesterday’s Recap – May 30th, 2013
  • Japan – Exstetra (3DS/PSV) – Concept Art, Famitsu …
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