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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

This Day In Gaming History – June 10th

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1992
  • Street Fighter II Champion Edition is released by Capcom for Arcades in the U.S.

2001

  • Earthworm Jim is released by Game Titan & Majesco Games for the Game Boy Advance in North America.

2004

  • Rallisport Challenge 2 is released by Digital Illusions & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox in Japan.

2005

  • Nickelodeon airs an episode The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the U.S. In this episode there are a few references. There is a scene where an arcade video game machine appears. It used as an example of “fun.” The building for a video game arcade is shown as well. There is also a scene where a handheld video game system is shown. It resembles the Nintendo Game Boy, but it is called “FUN BOY.”

2008

  • NASCAR 09 is released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & Mobile Phones in North America.
  • Don King Presents: Prizefighter is released by Venom Games & 2K Sports for Xbox 360 in North America.
  • The Incredible Hulk is released by Edge of Reality & Sega for PC in North America.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is released by Dimps & Atari for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.

2009

  • Prototype is released by Radical Entertainment & Activision for PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Australia.

2011

  • Kung Fu Panda 2 is released by Griptonite Games & THQ for the DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is released by Double Helix Games (PS3/X360), Griptonite Games (Wii/DS/3DS), Other Ocean Group (iOS), & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, 3DS, & iOS in Europe.
  • Infamous 2 is released by Sucker Punch Productions & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 in Europe.
  • Red Faction: Armageddon is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the OnLive cloud gaming service in Europe.
  • The poster child for vaporware, Duke Nukem Forever is FINALLY released after 14 years in development by 3D Realms, Triptych Games, Gearbox Software, Piranha Games, Aspyr Media, & 2K Games for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, & the OnLive cloud gaming service in Europe.

2012

  • Pikmin 2: New Play Control! (AKA Nintendo Selects: Pikmin 2) is released by Nintendo EAD & Nintendo for the Wii in North America.

2013

  • The pre-events for the 2013 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) begin as Microsoft holds their E3 Press Conference. The launch price for the Xbox One is announced as being $499, €499, or £429. The launch date was narrowed down to November 2013, but a specific day was not announced.

2014

  • Enemy Front is scheduled to be released for the PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 by CI Games & Bandai Namco Games.
  • Day 1 of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is scheduled to begin at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Nintendo is scheduled to air their Nintendo Digital Event, their spin on the traditional E3 press conference.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – June 9th

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2000
  • Virtua Tennis is released by Sega-AM3 & Sega for the Dreamcast in the U.S.

2003

  • Donkey Kong Country is released by Rare & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in North America.

2005

  • Pokémon Emerald is released by Game Freak, Nintendo, & The Pokémon Company for the Game Boy Advance in Australia.

2009

  • Rock Band Unplugged is released by Harmonix, Backbone Entertainment, MTV Games, & Electronic Arts for the PlayStation Portable in the U.S.
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 is released by Sumo Digital & Sega for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & Wii in North America.
  • Prototype is released by Radical Entertainment & Activision for the PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled is released by Studio Archcraft & Graffiti Entertainment for the DS in North America.
  • Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is released by Artificial Mind and Movement, Amaze (PSP), & LucasArts for the Wii, PlayStation Portable, DS, & PlayStation 2 in North America.

2010

  • Earthworm Jim HD is released by Gameloft for the Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade service in North America.

2011

  • The fourth and final day of the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Infamous 2 is released by Sucker Punch Productions & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 in Australia.
  • Red Faction: Armageddon is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & the OnLive cloud gaming service in Japan.

2013

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 2, Monolith Soft, & Nintendo for the 3DS in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 28th

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1992
  • The Summer version of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is held in Chicago, Illinois, over a period of four days. At this event Nintendo has the largest booth ever at the show, a whopping 76,000 square feet. The hardware manufactures announce new price points for their systems during the event. The Super Nintendo will be sold with one controller for $99.95 in the U.S., or for $149.95 with 2 controllers and Super Mario World as a pack-in game. The Genesis receives a price drop down to $99.99 which includes one controller. Meanwhile, the GameGear is reduced to $99.99. Not to bet left out, Turbo Technologies (the leftover scraps of NEC) lowers the price of the TurboGrafx-16 down to $69.99 or $99.99 for a version that includes Bonk’s Revenge and Keith Courage.

1993

  • The live-action Super Mario Bros. movie is released in theaters by Lightmotive/Allied Filmmakers, Cinergi Productions, Nintendo, Hollywood Pictures, & Buena Vista Pictures Distribution in the U.S. The film is a flop as it cost $48 million to make and only made $21 million in ticket sales. There were many questionable choices made in the creation of the film such as having Princess Daisy be one of the main characters. At this point in time she had only been in one game and it made no sense to include her. Princess Peach (or Toadstool as she was known back then) would’ve made much more sense. Also, the stars of the movie and critics alike would pan the film and it would go on to leave a lasting legacy of how not to turn a video game into a movie and helped establish the genre as one which consistently fails to turn out good films. Super Mario Bros. also holds the distinction of being the first theatrical release in the U.S. of a movie based on a video game.

1998

  • MDK is released by Shiny, Shokwave, & Playmates Interactive Entertainment for the Macintosh in North America.

2003

  • Sony’s Ken Kutaragi, “The Father of the PlayStation”, unveils the PSX in Tokyo, Japan. The device combines a standard PlayStation 2 console with a digital video recorder (DVR). Other features of the PSX include: a broadcast satellite tuner, a 120 GB hard disk drive, a Memory Stick slot, an Ethernet port, and USB ports. The system was priced at ¥79,800 (~$779.89) which put it well out of the range of most video game fans. The PSX was never released outside of Japan. The device did however debut Sony’s XrossMediaBar which would be used in their next console, the PlayStation 3, as well as their first ever handheld, the PlayStation Portable. It also is featured on several different models of Sony TVs.
  • The 3DO Company officially begins the process of going out of business as they announce that they have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. The bankruptcy was the result of the flop of the 3DO console and the company’s questionable policies regarding game development & publishing.

2008

  • Mass Effect is released by BioWare, Demiurge Studios & Electronic Arts for the PC in North America.

2010

  • The film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is released in theaters by Ubisoft, Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Moving Picture Company, & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in the U.S. The movie is based on the game of the same name and also features elements from the other 2 games in the Sands of Time trilogy, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. Critics generally gave the film negative reviews but it was successful at the box office as it brought in over $335 million and only cost $150-200 million to produce. It also holds the distinction of being the highest grossing video game based movie ever if you factor in international releases. If you’re just counting domestic releases, then it sits at #2 behind Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the first film in that series.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Episode 5 is released by Capcom for the Wii via the WiiWare service in PAL territories.
  • Blur is released by Bizarre Creations & Activision Blizzard for the PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 is released by Yuke’s & THQ for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & iOS devices in Europe.

2012

  • The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb is released by Valve Corporation, Edmund McMillen, & Florian Himsl for Mac OS X, PC, & Linux via the Steam service.

2013

  • Fuse is released by Insomniac Games & Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Grid 2 is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • The Warriors is released by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network service.

2014

  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing (International Version) is scheduled to be released for the Xbox 360 by Telltale Games.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 24th

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1972
  • The first ever home video game console the Odyssey is introduced by Magnavox and Sanders Associates at an open house. The demostration was held at the Airport Marina in Burlingame, California. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is sent by Nutting Associates to observe. He didn’t consider the Odyssey to be of much competition. The Odyssey would later go on to be featured in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as part of their National Museum of American History. The Odyssey would also feature the first-ever light gun accessory which was rifle-shaped and called the Shooting Gallery.

1991

  • Hudson Hawk is released by TriStar Pictures in theaters in the U.S. During the film, a character is heard saying “Will you play Nintendo with me?” In the movie, there is also a crime family in New Jersey who are known as “the Mario Brothers.”

1993

  • One of the precursors to the modern ESRB is announced by Sega of America. It was called the Videogame Rating Council or VRC. Sega announced plans to introduce the rating system beginning in August for their games. The VRC used slightly different ratings which closely resembled those of films: GA (General Audiences), MA-13 (Mature, Minimum Age of 13), and MA-17 (Mature, Minimum Age of 17).

1996

  • Metal Slug is released by Nazca Corporation for the Neo Geo.

2002

  • Grand Theft Auto III is released by DMA Design & Rockstar Games for the PC in Europe & Australia.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee is released by HAL Laboratory & Nintendo for the GameCube in Europe.

2006

  • Heroes of Might and Magic V is released by Nival Interactive & Ubisoft for the PC in North America.
  • Heroes of Might and Magic V is released by Freeverse Software & Ubisoft for Mac OS X in North America.

2007

  • Forza Motorsport 2 is released by Turn 10 Studios & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 in Japan.

2010

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is released by Capcom for iOS devices in North America.
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Episode 5 is released by Capcom for the Wii via the WiiWare service in North America.

2011

  • DiRT 3 is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & the OnLive Cloud Gaming Service in North America & Europe.
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is released by Traveller’s Tales & Disney Interactive Studios for the PC in North America.
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 is released by Griptonite Games & THQ for the DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, & Xbox 360 in North America.

2012

  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is released by Slant Six Games & Capcom for the PC in Australia.
  • Mario Tennis Open is released by Camelot & Nintendo for the 3DS in Japan & Australia.
  • Dragon’s Dogma is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Japan & Australia.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is released by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in PAL territories.
  • Pastry Panic is released by Underground Pixel for iOS devices.

2013

  • Sniper Elite V2 is released by Rebellion Oxford & 505 Games for the Wii U.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations is released by Capcom & Tose for the PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations is released by Capcom, Tose, & Nintendo for the Wii U in Europe.
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is released by Nintendo, Retro Studios, & Monster Games for the 3DS in North America & Europe.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail is released by Humble Hearts & Microsoft Studios for the PC worldwide.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 23rd

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1989
  • The TurboGrafx-16 is announced for the U.S. market by NEC Home Electronics. They said that it would begin selling in the fall, for about $200.00.

2003

  • Rise of Nations is released by Big Huge Games & Microsoft Game Studios for the PC & Mac OS X in Europe.
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! is released by Nintendo R&D1 & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in Europe.

2005

  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is released by Intelligent Systems & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in North America.
  • Warioware Twisted! is released by Nintendo SPD, Intelligent Systems, & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in North America.

2006

  • Nickelodeon airs an episode of The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the U.S. During this episode there is a scene that takes place in an arcade.
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis is released by Rockstar San Diego & Rockstar Games for the Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Jaws Unleashed is released by Appaloosa Interactive & Majesco Games for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, & PC in North America.
  • Rogue Trooper is released by by Rebellion Developments & Eidos for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, & PC in the U.S.
  • Lemmings is released by Team 17 and Sony Computer Entertainment of America for the PlayStation Portable in the U.S.
  • Monster Hunter Freedom is released by Capcom Production Studio 1 & Capcom for the PlayStation Portable in North America.
  • Steambot Chronicles is released by Irem & Atlus for the PlayStation 2 in North America.

2008

  • Age of Conan: Unchained is released by Funcom & Eidos Interactive for the PC in Europe.
  • Haze is released by Free Radical Design & Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 in Europe & Australia.

2010

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 is released by Nintendo EAD Tokyo & Nintendo for the Wii in North America.

2012

  • Sorcery is released by The Workshop, SCE Santa Monica Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 in Europe.
  • Dirt: Showdown is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for the PC in North America.
  • Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is released by Supermassive Games & BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network.

2013

  • Resident Evil: Revelations is released by Capcom & Tose for the PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, & Xbox 360 in Japan & Australia.
  • Poker Night 2 is released by Telltale Games for iOS worldwide.

2014

  • Dynasty Warriors 8 is scheduled to be released for the PC in Japan by Omega Force & Tecmo Koei.
  • Killer Is Dead: Nightmare Edition is scheduled to be released for the PC by Grasshopper Manufacture, Kadokawa Games, & Deep Silver.
  • Tropico 5 is scheduled to be released for the PC by Haemimont Games & Kalypso Media.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 22nd

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1980
  • Pac-Man is released by Namco & Midway for Arcades in Japan. Pac-Man would go on to become the best-selling and highest grossing arcade game of all time and spawn numerous sequels across a variety of platforms and licensed products of all kinds.

1998

  • Unreal is released by Epic MegaGames, Digital Extremes, & GT Interactive for the PC. Unreal would go on to spawn many sequels for various platforms, but it’s greater claim to fame is debuting the first version of the influential Unreal Engine. Modern versions of the engine would go on to be used in countless games across a variety of genres and platforms.

1999

  • The TV show Mortal Kombat: Konquest airs its final episode in the U.S. In total 22 episodes were aired for the series, lasting only one season.

2000

  • Perfect Dark is released by Rare for the Nintendo 64 in North America.

2002

  • The Electronic Entertainment Expo is held over a period of three days in Los Angeles, California. Total attendance for the show was 60,000 people. During the event the Game Critics Awards are presented. Psychonauts wins the award for Best Original Game.

2003

  • PlanetSide is released by Sony Online Entertainment & Ubisoft for the PC in PAL territories.

2007

  • Odin Sphere is released by Vanillaware & Atlus for the PlayStation 2 in North America.
  • Dawn of Mana is released by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 in North America.

2008

  • Haze is released by Free Radical Design & Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 in Japan.

2009

  • Punch-Out!! is released by Next Level Games & Nintendo for the Wii in Europe.
  • Bionic Commando (2009 Reboot) is released by Grin & Capcom for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed is released by Yuke’s Osaka & THQ for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Damnation is released by Blue Omega Entertainment & Codemasters for Steam.

2012

  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is released by Remedy Entertainment for the PC worldwide.
  • Dragon’s Dogma is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • MIB: Alien Crisis is released by Fun Labs & Activision for the PlayStation 3, Wii, & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Sorcery is released by The Workshop, SCE Santa Monica Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 in North America.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is released by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.

2013

  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (International Version) was released by Techland & Ubisoft for the PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360.
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was released by NeocoreGames for the PC & Xbox 360.

2014

  • Drakengard 3 is scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 3 in Australia by Access Games & Square Enix.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 20th

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1985
  • In the on-going case of Universal City Studios, Inc. vs. Nintendo Co., Ltd., Nintendo of America files a counter suit against Universal Studios over the Donkey Kong/King Kong infringement suit of 1982.

1992

  • A partnership between Sega of America & Sony Electronic Publishing is announced. They will create video games on compact discs for a new device that Sega plans to introduce in November. This will become the Sega CD which was a CD-ROM player for the Sega Genesis.

2002

  • Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is released by Raven Software, Gratuitous Games (XB), & Activision for PC, Mac OS X, & Xbox.
  • Grand Theft Auto III is released by DMA Design & Rockstar Games for PC in North America.

2003

  • Rise of Nations is released by Big Huge Games & Microsoft Game Studios for PC & Mac OS X in North America.
  • PlanetSide is released by Sony Online Entertainment for PC in North America.

2005

  • The 4th and final day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo is held in Los Angeles, California. There were 400 exhibitors and 70,000 industry personnel from 79 countries in attendance. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft unveiled their next-gen consoles during the event.

2007

  • Fox airs an episode of The Simpsons TV show in the U.S. During this episode a portable game system that resembles a Game Boy is shown.

2008

  • Age of Conan: Unchained is released by Funcom & Eidos Interactive for PC in North America.
  • Haze is released by Free Radical Design & Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 in North America.

2010

  • Lost Planet 2 is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Japan.
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is released by Ubisoft for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, & PlayStation Portable in Europe.
  • Alan Wake is released by Remedy Entertainment & Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360 in Australia.
  • ModNation Racers is released by United Front Games (PS3), SCE San Diego Studio (PSP), & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 & PlayStation Portable in Australia.

2011

  • Fable III is released by Lionhead Studios & Microsoft Game Studios for PC in Europe & Japan.
  • L.A. Noire is released by Team Bondi & Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe.

2012

  • Mario Tennis Open is released by Camelot & Nintendo for the 3DS in North America.

2014

  • Drakengard 3 is scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 3 in North America by Access Games & Square Enix.
  • Transistor is scheduled to be released for the PC & PlayStation 4 Worldwide by Supergiant Games.
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled to be released for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, & Xbox One by MachineGames & Bethesda Softworks.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 18th

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1993
  • The Nintendo VS Atari saga continues in U.S. District courtroom in San Francisco, California. Judge Fern Smith makes a ruling that Atari Games did indeed infringe on a copyright and patent held by Nintendo for Atari’s copying and using software codes that were used in Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges. Subsequently Atari announces that they will appeal the decision.

1994

  • Sony establishes the Sony Computer Entertainment of America division. It was created to market the PlayStation console in Western markets.

2001

  • Day 2 of the 7th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is held.

2004

  • Nickelodeon airs an episode of The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the U.S. During this episode a character is seen playing with a home video game system.

2005

  • MVP Baseball is released by EA Canada & Electronic Arts for the PlayStation Portable in the U.S.
  • Day 2 of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) takes place in Los Angeles, California.

2007

  • Disney & Nintendo install ten wireless hot spots at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, on the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions. Players who have a DS and the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End DS game can receive exclusive downloadable content at these hot spots.

2009

  • Punch-Out!! is released by Next Level Games & Nintendo for the Wii in North America. The game is a mix of partial remakes of the NES and SNES games and partially a new game. It adds in new characters, new control methods, and new gameplay modes.

2010

  • Red Dead Redemption is released by Rockstar San Diego & Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Alan Wake is released by Remedy Entertainment & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is released by Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Casablanca, & Ubisoft for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, & PlayStation Portable in North America.
  • Rocket Knight is released by Climax Studios & Konami for the PlayStation 3 in North America.
  • Split/Second is released by Black Rock Studio & Disney Interactive Studios for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Java ME, & the OnLive cloud gaming service in North America.
  • Trauma Team is released by Atlus for the Wii in North America.
  • Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is released by Mistwalker, tri-Crescendo, Namco Bandai Games, & D3 Publisher for the DS in North America.

2012

  • Max Payne 3 is released by Rockstar Vancouver and Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe & Australia.
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is released by Slant Six Games & Capcom for PC in North America & Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 15th

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1995
  • Day 5 of the 1st annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is held in Los Angeles, CA.

1996

  • The Nintendo 64 console is previewed by Nintendo in Los Angeles, California along with a demo of Super Mario 64.
  • The Pippin @World personal computer/video game console hybrid system is announced by Bandai Digital Entertainment & Apple in Los Angeles, CA. Accessories include a keyboard and a CD-ROM drive. The Pippin was billed as a computer that could be hooked up to a television and connect to the Internet. Bandai expected to start shipments in September. The MRSP for the Pippin was $599. The device was a complete failure and thus far has been both companies last foray into the video game home console market.

1999

  • Day 3, the final day of the 5th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is held.

2000

  • The Brain Boy Memory Cartridge is released by Pelican Accessories for the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Pocket. It came with a built-in editor for use with Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow.

2002

  • The retail price for Microsoft’s Xbox console is reduced down to $199 in the U.S, $299 in Canada, and 24,800 yen in Japan (~$242.12).

2003

  • Enter the Matrix is released by Shiny Entertainment & Atari, Inc. for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC, & Xbox in Europe.
  • The remodel of the PlayStation 2 console that Sony Computer Entertainment announced in April begins shipping in Japan. It features progressive scan DVD playback, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs support, a built-in infrared receiver, a quieter fan, and the IEEE 1394 FireWire port was removed.
  • Day 2 of the 9th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

2005

  • Fox airs an episode of The Simpsons TV show in the U.S. During this episode, a teacher says “…since the middle ages had no compact discs or Super Mario men…” Also in this episode a character is seen playing a Game Boy in private school. The teacher reacts by smashing it on the desk.
  • Fox airs an episode of The Simpsons TV show in the U.S. In this episode there is a scene at a movie theater where a character says “Instead of video games, they have weird free newspapers.”

2006

  • NBC airs an episode The Apprentice TV show in the U.S. During this episode, two teams of job interview contestants are tasked to create displays of the Xbox 360 for use in a department store.
  • New Super Mario Bros. is released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 & Nintendo for the DS. It is the first side-scrolling/2D Mario game since 1992′s Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It is also the first new entry in the series with “Super Mario Bros.” in the title since 1990′s Super Mario Bros. 3.

2007

  • MLB 07: The Show is released by SCE San Diego Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment America for the PlayStation 3 in the U.S.
  • Resident Evil 4 is released by Capcom Production Studio 4, Capcom, Sourcenext, & Ubisoft for PC in North America.
  • Etrian Odyssey is released by Atlus & Lancarse for the DS in North America.

2008

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is released by Traveller’s Tales, Disney Interactive Studios, & Noviy Disk for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, & PC in North America.
  • Luminous Arc 2 is released by imageepoch & Marvelous Entertainment Inc. for the DS in Japan.

2009

  • Battlestations: Pacific is released by Eidos Hungary for the Xbox 360 & PC in PAL territories.
  • Battlestations: Pacific is released by Robosoft Technologies for the Mac in PAL territories.

2012

  • Battleship is released by Double Helix Games & Activision for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Battleship is released by Magic Pockets & Activision for the Wii, DS, & 3DS in North America.
  • Diablo III is released by Blizzard Entertainment for PC & Mac.
  • Game of Thrones is released by Cyanide & Atlus for PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Max Payne 3 is released by Rockstar Vancouver & Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • PixelJunk 4am is released by Q-Games, Sony Computer Entertainment America, & Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PlayStation 3.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is released by Dimps, Sonic Team, & Sega for the PlayStation Network in North America & for Steam.

2013

  • Terraria is be released by Re-Logic, Engine Software, & 505 Games for the PlayStation Network in PAL territories.

2014

  • The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 3: In Harm’s Way is scheduled to be released Worldwide for iOS devices by Telltale Games.
  • BattleBlock Theater is scheduled to be released for Linux & PC by The Behemoth, Big Timber Studio, & Microsoft Studios.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia