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This Day In Gaming History – June 11th

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1986
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is released by Paramount Pictures to theaters in the U.S. During the film, one scene takes place at an arcade. The arcade game Karate Champ is shown. Sound effects of Pac-Man dying are heard as well.

1990

  • Nintendo’s request for a temporary restraining order against Lewis Galoob Toys is denied by a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco, CA. The order was Nintendo attempting to restrict Galoob from selling the Game Genie device.

1999

  • Descent 3 is released by Outrage Entertainment & Interplay Productions for the PC in North America.

2000

  • The Legend of Dragoon is released by SCEI & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation in North America.

2001

  • The Game Boy Advance, Nintendo’s handheld entry for the sixth generation of video games is released in North America. This is the 5th member of the Game Boy line (the 3rd main release). The GBA features a 32-bit ARM RISC processor and a 2.9-inch reflective TFT 240 x 160 pixel, 32,768-color display. The handheld system measures 3.25 x 5.6 inches. It is powered via two AA batteries, which last about 15 hours.
  • Namco Museum is released by Mass Media & Namco for the Game Boy Advance in North America.
  • Super Mario Advance is released by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in North America.
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is released by Konami Computer Entertainment Kobe & Konami for the Game Boy Advance in North America.
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is released by Pipe Dream Interactive & Majesco for the Game Boy Advance in North America.
  • Rayman Advance is released by Digital Eclipse & Ubisoft for the Game Boy Advance in North America.
  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity is released by Nintendo R&D1, Nd Cube, & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in North America.

2004

  • Thief: Deadly Shadows is released by Ion Storm Inc. & Eidos Interactive for the PC, Xbox, & Java ME in Europe.

2006

  • The Nintendo DS Lite is released by Nintendo in North America. The system is initially released only in Polar White at a MSRP of $129.99. It is a redesigned model of the original Nintendo DS with a smaller form factor and brighter screen.

2007

  • Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree is released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 & Nintendo for the Wii in North America.
  • Scarface: The World Is Yours is released by Radical Entertainment, Vivendi Universal Games, & THX for the Wii in Australia.

2010

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 is released by Nintendo EAD Tokyo & Nintendo for the Wii in Europe.
  • Green Day: Rock Band is released by Harmonix, Demiurge Studios, & MTV Games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, & Wii in PAL territories.
  • Mega Man Zero Collection is released by Capcom for the DS in Europe.

2013

  • Day 1 of the 2013 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Nintendo announces & shows footage of several new Wii U games during their Nintendo Direct event. New games shown/announced include: Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a new Art Academy game, and Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U. They also showed more of X, Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101, Pokémon X & Y (3DS), Wii Party U, and more.

2014

  • Day 2 of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is scheduled to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

Morning LOL – Lucas Is A Jerk To Jars Even

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Source: Memebase Video Games & Tumblr

Nintendo Announces GBA Virtual Console Launch Line-Up

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Nintendo has announced the line-up for the launch of Game Boy Advance titles on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. GBA games will be added starting on April 3rd and the last of the launch line-up will be released on April 24th (in North America & Europe) and on April 30th (for Japan). The line-ups are:

North America & Europe – 8 Games

  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, & Advance Wars – April 3rd
  • WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgames & Kirby and the Amazing Mirror – April 10th
  • Golden Sun &  F-Zero: Maximum Velocity – April 17th
  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 – April 24th

Japan – 12 Games

  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Advance Wars 1 + 2, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgames, Golden Sun, & Super Mario Advance 2 – April 3rd
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Mario Tennis: Power Tour, & Wario Land 4 – April 30th

So while Japan is apparently only going to have titles released on two days in April, they are getting four more games than either North America or Europe. Japan exclusives (for now) are: Super Mario Advance 2, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land,  The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Mario Tennis: Power Tour, & Wario Land 4. Advance Wars 1 + 2 is a partial exclusive for Japan, as North America & Europe will be getting the first one, but not the sequel, while Japan gets the re-released combo pack edition (both games in one copy). Meanwhile, Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 is  exclusive (for now) to North America & Europe.

Source: Joystiq & Nintendo (1, 2, & 3)

Advance Wars Will Be The First GBA Title For Wii U Virtual Console

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Nintendo has announced that the first-ever North American entry in their Wars series of games, Advance Wars, will be the first title available for the Game Boy Advance line of games on the Wii U Virtual Console. I think it’s about time for a return to the Wars battlfield, who’s with me!? It’s been 6 years since the last release in the series, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, so it’s due for another entry, perhaps on the 3DS.

Source: ONM & Nintendo

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