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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

This Day In Gaming History – May 10th

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1983
  • MCA Video Games & Atari form a joint venture who purpose was to create coin-operated video games, home video games, and computer software based on MCA properties.

1984

  • King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown is released for IBM-compatible PCs by & IBM & Sierra On-Line.

2000

  • The world premiere showing of Metal Gear Solid 2 on PlayStation 2 is held at Universal Studios in California.
  • During a pre-E3 press conference, Sony announces launch details for the PlayStation 2 At Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California. The price was set at $299.99 with a release date of October 26the. Sony also announced that there would likely be 51 games available at launch, with Sony’s games to retail at $49.99 each. They announced that the console would include one DualShock 2 controller bundled in while extra controllers, an 8 MB card, and a multitap attachment would be other available accessories and would retail for $34.99 each. Sony also revealed that the PS2 would feature DVD playback.

2002

  • The Afterburner Light Kit for the Game Boy Advance is released in the U.S. by Triton Labs.

2004

  • Microsoft holds their E3 press conference in Los Angeles, California. During the event, a video is shown titled The Novice. In the video, Donald Trump makes an appearance where he pokes fun at fake Sony executives, and praises Microsoft executives for their online video game strategies. Also during the event, Microsoft announces the release date for Halo 2 as November 9th and that it will feature multiplayer support. Electronic Arts also announces support for Xbox Live, stating that it will be included in their games going forward.
  • The Dear Friends: Music From Final Fantasy concert is held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. The show lasts for two hours, and was sponsored by Square Enix. The conductor was Miguel Harth-Bedoya and he lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Los Angeles Master Chorale in performing fourteen songs composed by Nobuo Uematsu from the Final Fantasy series of video games.
  • Future Tactics: The Uprising is released for the GameCube & PlayStation 2 in North America by Zed Two, Crave Entertainment, & JoWood Productions.

2005

  • Haunting Ground is released for the PlayStation 2 in North America by Capcom.

2006

  • The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) is held over a period of three days in Los Angeles, California.
  • Nintendo President Satoru Iwata says at E3 that Nintendo is unlikely to produce a new version of the Game Boy Advance in the future. This would prove correct as the system was officially discontinued in Japan in 2006 and elsewhere over the next two years. Meanwhile, the DS line would take over where the Game Boy line left off and continues to this day.
  • SiN Episodes: Episode 1 is released for the PC by Ritual Entertainment.

2007

  • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is released for the Xbox 360 in North America by EA Los Angeles & Electronic Arts.

2011

  • Brink is released for the PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in North America by Splash Damage & Bethesda Softworks.
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation Portable, DS, & 3DS in North America by Traveller’s Tales & Disney Interactive Studios.
  • MX vs. ATV Alive is released for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 by THQ Digital Phoenix & THQ.
  • Virtua Tennis 4 is released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & Wii in North America by SEGA-AM3 & Sega.

2012

  • Nexuiz is released for the PC via Steam in Europe by Illfonic & THQ.
  • Starhawk is released for the PlayStation 3 in Japan by LightBox Interactive, SCE Santa Monica Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment.

2013

  • The Walking Dead (Retail Version) is released for the Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Europe by Telltale Games.
  • Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is released for the Xbox 360 by Pocketwatch Games & Majesco Entertainment.
  • Carmageddon is released for Android devices by Stainless Games, SCi, & Interplay.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 9th

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1973
  • The film Soylent Green is released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at theaters in the U.S after having a limited run the month prior. In the movie, an arcade video game called Computer Space appears.

2002

  • Sony announces that as of May 5th, they had shipped 30 million PlayStation 2 systems worldwide. 11.3 million were shipped in North America, 9.9 million were shipped in Japan, and 8.8 million were shipped in Europe.
  • Headhunter is released for the PlayStation 2 in North America by Amuze & Sega.

2003

  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact is released for the GameCube & Xbox in Europe by Criterion Games & Acclaim Entertainment.

2005

  • Nickelodeon airs an episode of The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the U.S. In this episode characters are shown going to a video game arcade and play a game called CATFIGHTER. Another scene takes place in a party restaurant, with several arcade video games shown.
  • Donkey Konga 2 is released for the GameCube in the U.S. by Namco & Nintendo.

2006

  • During Nintendo’s pre-E3 press conference, they announce the final name for their latest console system. It would be named the Wii. Nintendo also shows off a more conventional controller for the system (as opposed to the bundled remote-style controller), and shows a demo for a Legend of Zelda game and a demo for Super Mario Galaxy. Also during this event, Nintendo announces that they have sold 16 million Nintendo DS systems worldwide.
  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is released for the PC in North America by Big Huge Games & Microsoft Game Studios.

2008

  • Boom Blox is released for the Wii in Europe by EA Los Angeles & Amblin Interactive.
  • Speed Racer: The Videogame is released for the DS in Europe by Sidhe Interactive, Virtuos, WB Games, & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
  • Speed Racer: The Videogame is released for the Wii in Europe by Sidhe Interactive, WB Games, & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

2010

  • Fox airs an episdoe of The Simpsons TV show in the U.S. A parody of the Wii version of Dance Dance Revolution is shown. It’s called Zii Dance Dance Evolution.

2012

  • Minecraft is released for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade Worldwide by Mojang, 4J Studios, & Microsoft Studios.

2013

  • The Walking Dead (Retail Version) is released for the Mac, PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Australia by Telltale Games.
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is released for the 3DS in North America & Europe by Nintendo Software Technology & Nintendo.

2014

  • Bound by Flame is scheduled to be released for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, & Xbox 360 by Spiders & Focus Home Interactive.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – May 8th

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1990

  • The Game Genie cheat cartridge accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System is introduced by Lewis Galoob Toys.

2002

  • Britney’s Dance Beat is released for the PlayStation 2 in the U.S. by THQ & Metro Graphics.

2005

  • Fox airs an episode of The Simpsons in the U.S. One character asks another “Do you want to go to the video arcade?” In the same episode, a character is shown playing a handheld system that looks similar to a Game Boy.

2006

  • Sony announces new details about the PlayStation 3 at a press conference in Los Angeles, California that is held before the beginning of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The motion-sensing wireless Sixaxis controller is unveiled during the event. Sony also announces two pricepoints & SKUs for the system. They announce a version that retailed for $499.99 and would come with a 20 GB hard disk drive, and also a version that would retail for $599.99 and come with a 60 GB hard disk drive.

2007

  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam is released for the PlayStation 2 in North America by SuperVillain Studios & Activision.
  • Driver 76 is released for the PlayStation Portable in North America by Sumo Digital, Ubisoft Reflections, & Ubisoft.
  • Penumbra: Overture (Retail Version) is released for the PC in North America by Frictional Games & Paradox Interactive.

2008

  • Boom Blox is released for the Wii in Australia by Amblin Interactive & Electronic Arts Los Angeles.

2009

  • Velvet Assassin is released for the Mac, PC, & Xbox 360 in Europe by SouthPeak Games, Replay Studios, & ML Enterprises.
  • Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis is released for the PC by Fusionsphere Systems, Animation Arts, & Deep Silver.
  • Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis is released for the DS & Wii by Fusionsphere Systems, Animation Arts, Keen Games, & Deep Silver.

2012

  • Starhawk is released for the PlayStation 3 in North America by LightBox Interactive, SCE Santa Monica Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen is released for the Mac & PC by Her Interactive.

2013

  • Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! is released for Arcades in Japan by Examu.
  • Doritos Crash Course 2 is released for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade by Behaviour Santiago & Microsoft Studios.

2014

  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes (International Version) is scheduled to be released for the Mac by TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, & Feral Interactive.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 29th

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1998
  • Tekken 3 is released by Namco for the PlayStation in North America.

2005

  • Haunting Ground is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 in PAL territories.

2008

  • Grand Theft Auto IV is released by Rockstar North & Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360.

2009

  • Stalin vs. Martians is released by Black Wing Foundation, Dreamlore, N-Game, & Mezmer Games for PC.
  • WarioWare D.I.Y. is released by Nintendo SPD Group No.1, Intelligent Systems, & Nintendo for the DS in Japan.

2010

  • God of War Collection is released by SCE Santa Monica Studio & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 in Australia.
  • Rooms: The Main Building is released by HandMade Game, Big Fish Games, & Hudson Entertainment for the DS & Wii in Japan.
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction is released by Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft for PC via Steam in North America.
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction is released by Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft for PC in Australia.
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is released by Capcom Production Studio 1 & Capcom for the Wii in Australia.
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is released by EA Canada, HB Studios, & EA Sports for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation Portable, & iOS in Australia.

2011

  • SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs is released by Zipper Interactive & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 in Brazil.

2014

  • Daylight is scheduled to be released by Zombie Studios for PC & PlayStation 4.
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is scheduled to be released by CyberConnect2 & Namco Bandai Games for the PlayStation 3 in North America.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to be released by Beenox, High Voltage Software, & Activision for PC, 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, & Xbox 360 in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 18th

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1994
  • Super Metroid is released by Nintendo R&D1, Intelligent Systems, & Nintnedo for the Super Nintendo in North America.

2002

  • A price cut is announced for the Xbox by Microsoft in the United Kingdom. It would be reduced down from £299.99 to £199.99 (a drop of £100.00) on April 26th.

2005

  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict is released by Epic Games & Midway Games for the Xbox.

2006

  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is released by Funcom & Aspyr for the Xbox in North America.
  • Final Fantasy XI is released by Square Enix & Square Enix Product Development Division 3 for the Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan is released by Square Enix for the PC & PlayStation 2 in the U.S.

2008

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is released by Ubisoft & Ubisoft Montreal for PC in Europe.
  • Legacy of Ys: Books I & II is released by Nihon Falcom & Dreams for the DS in Japan.

2012

  • The House of the Dead 4 is released by Wow Entertainment & Sega for PlayStation 3 via PSN in Europe.
  • Trials Evolution is released by RedLynx, Ubisoft Shanghai, & Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360.

2013

  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is released by CyberConnect2 & Namco Bandai Games for PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Japan.
  • Papo & Yo is released by Minority on PC via Steam Worldwide.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 17th

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2003
  • Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart (Final Fantasy XI: Zilart no Genei) is released by Square Enix & Square Enix Product Development Division 3 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan.
  • Final Fantasy XI: All-in-One Pack 2003 is released by Square Enix & Square Enix Product Development Division 3 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan.

2006

  • Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! is released by Nintendo SPD & Nintendo for the DS in Canada.
  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is released by Funcom & Aspyr for PC in North America.

2012

  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention is released by Nippon Ichi Software & NIS America for the PlayStation Vita in North America.
  • The House of the Dead 4 is released by Wow Entertainment & Sega for the PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network in North America.
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is released by Shadow Planet Productions, Fuelcell Games, Gagne International, & Microsoft Studios for PC.
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition is released by CD Projekt RED & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PC & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition is released by CD Projekt RED & Bandai Namco Games for PC & Xbox 360 in Europe.

2013

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us is released by NetherRealm Studios, High Voltage Software, & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PC in Australia.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us is released by NetherRealm Studios & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 3, Wii U, & Xbox 360 in Australia.
  • Sacred Citadel is released by Southend Interactive & Deep Silver for PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360.

2014

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is scheduled to be released by EA Canada & EA Sports for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe & Australia.
  • Secrets of Rætikon is scheduled to be released by Broken Rules for Linux, Mac OS X, & PC.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 16th

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1990
  • Nintendo files four copyright infringement suits in the US and Canada against retailers and distributors accused of selling counterfeit video game cartridges.

2000

  • Reuters issues a report that the PlayStation 2 will have export controls put on it by the Trade Ministry of Japan since the PS2 is sophisticated enough to be used for military applications. The controls put in place required the ministry’s approval for the export of more than $472.00 worth of PS2s, which would be 2 or more, as at the the time, each one was priced at $350.00.

2003

  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee is released by Atari & Pipeworks Software for the Xbox in North America.

2004

  • Painkiller is released by People Can Fly & DreamCatcher Interactive for PC in PAL territories.

2009

  • Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child is released by KatGames & PlayFirst for Mac OS X & PC.

2010

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (International Version) is released by Starbreeze Studios, Tigon Studios, & Atari for Mac OS X.
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction is released by Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft for the Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is released by Rockstar North & Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 in Europe.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is released by Rockstar North, Rockstar Toronto, & Rockstar Games for PC in Europe.

2012

  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is released by Capybara Games & Superbrothers for PC via Steam.

2013

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us is released by NetherRealm Studios & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us is released by NetherRealm Studios, High Voltage Software, & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PC in North America.
  • Darkfall Unholy Wars is released by Aventurine SA for PC in North America & Europe.
  • Pandora’s Tower is released by Ganbarion, Nintendo, & Xseed Games for the Wii in North America.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is released by Atlus for the 3DS in North America.

2014

  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 2 is scheduled to be released by Revolution Software for Linux, Mac OS X, & PC.
  • Pure Chess is scheduled to be releasd by VooFoo Studios & Ripstone for the PlayStation 4 in Europe.
  • Trials Fusion is scheduled to be released by RedLynx, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Ukraine, & Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, & Xbox One in Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Game SystemsWikipedia, & C-Cube

This Day In Gaming History – April 11th

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1983
  • Minoru Arakawa & Howard Lincoln of Nintendo begin negotiating with Atari regarding the manufacturing and distribution of a Nintendo video game system. Nintendo showed off a prototype version of the Family Computer (Famicom) which ran Donkey Kong & Popeye.

1991

  • In a major victory for Atari Games’ Tengen subsidiary, U.S District Court judge Fern Smith overturned the previous ruling preventing Tengen from selling NES cartridges, thus allowing the company to once again sell their games on the platform. This was subject to the pending outcome of an appeal.

1992

  • The second home console from Nintendo, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES, is released in the UK & Ireland Price for a MRSP of £149.99.

2003

  • Microsoft lowers the price of the Xbox in Europe. It is reduced to €199.99 (~$277.43 in 2014) on the mainland, and £129.99 (~$217.49 in 2014) in the UK.

2006

  • Tomb Raider: Legend is released by Crystal Dynamics & Eidos Interactive for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, & Xbox 360 in North America.
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is released by EA Games & Digital Illusions for the Xbox 360 in North America.

2007

  • The 20 GB PlayStation 3 model is discontinued by Sony. This left only the 60 GB model available for purchase in North America until the release of the 80 GB model in August of 2007.

2008

  • Assassin’s Creed is released by Ubisoft & Ubisoft Montreal for PC in Europe.
  • Mario Kart Wii is released by Nintendo & Nintendo EAD Group No. 1 for the Wii in Europe.

2012

  • Skullgirls is released by Reverge Labs Lab Zero Games, Autumn Games, Konami, & Marvelous AQL for Xbox Live Arcade Worldwide.
  • Legend of Grimrock is released by Almost Human Ltd. for PC.

2013

  • Defiance is released by Trion Worlds & Human Head Studios for PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Australia.
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is released by Team Ninja & Tecmo Koei for PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Australia.
  • Gemini Rue is released by Wadjet Eye Games for iOS Worldwide.

2014

  • Day 1 of PAX East 2014 is scheduled to be held in Boston, MA at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
  • Kinect Sports Rivals is scheduled to be released by Rare & Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One in Europe.
  • Titanfall is scheduled to be released by Respawn Entertainment & Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Disney Magical World is scheduled to be released by h.a.n.d. & Nintendo for the 3DS in North America.
  • Football Manager 2014 is scheduled to be released by Sports Interactive & Sega for the PlayStation Vita Worldwide.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 10th

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1991
  • The FTC’s investigation into Nintendo’s alleged price-fixing of NES prices is made public. Nintendo signed a consent decree, where they agreed to not fix prices or punish retailers who offered products at a lower price. Nintendo also agreed to send $5.00 off coupons to NES buyers who purchased between June 1st, 1988 and December 30th, 1990, towards the purchase of future Nintendo products.

1999

  • Warzone 2100 is released by Pumpkin Studios & Eidos Interactive for PC in North America.

2006

  • Odama is released by Vivarium Inc. & Nintendo for the GameCube in North America.
  • Major League Baseball 2K6 is released by Visual Concepts & 2K Sports for the Xbox 360 in North America.

2008

  • Assassin’s Creed is released by Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft for PC in Australia.
  • Mario Kart Wii is released by Nintendo & Nintendo EAD Group No. 1 for the Wii in Japan.

2009

  • The Godfather II is released by EA Redwood Shores & Electronic Arts for PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Braid is released by Number None, Inc. for PC.

2011

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is released by Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft for the 3DS in North America.

2012

  • Naval War: Arctic Circle is released by Turbo Tape Games & Paradox Interactive for PC Worldwide.
  • Skullgirls is released by Reverge Labs, Lab Zero Games, Autumn Games, & Konami for PlayStation Network in North America.

2013

  • Guacamelee! is released by Drinkbox Studios for PlayStation 3 & PlayStation Vita in Europe.
  • ShootMania Storm is released by Nadeo & Ubisoft for PC.

2014

  • Trials Frontier is scheduled to be released by Ubisoft for iOS in the U.S.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia