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This Day In Gaming History – April 8th

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2001
  • Dr. Mario 64 is released by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 in North America.

2005

  • Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil is released by Nerve Software, id Software, & Activision for PC in Europe.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is released by Dimps & Atari for the GameCube in Australia.

2008

  • Assassin’s Creed is released by Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft for PC in North America.
  • Baroque is released by Sting Entertainment & Atlus for the PlayStation 2 & Wii in North America.

2010

  • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is released by Fatshark & Paradox Interactive for PC & PlayStation 3.

2011

  • Dynasty Warriors 7 is released by Omega Force & Koei for PC, PlayStation 3, & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth (International Version) is released by 11 bit studios for PC.

2012

  • Day 3, the final day of PAX East 2012 is held in Boston, MA at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

2014

  • Kinect Sports Rivals is scheduled to be released by Rare & Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One in North America.
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 is scheduled to be released by Telltale Games for PlayStation 3 in North America.
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 (International Version) is scheduled to be released by Telltale Games for iOS, OSX, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, & Xbox 360.
  • Titanfall is scheduled to be released by Respawn Entertainment, Bluepoint Games, & Electronic Arts for Xbox 360 in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 6th

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2001
  • The third Pokémon film, Pokémon 3: Spell of the Unown is released by OLM, Inc. & Warner Bros. in theaters in the U.S.

2004

  • Surreal Software (developers of Drakan: Order of the Flame and The Suffering) is acquired by Midway Games.

2007

  • Guitar Hero II is released by Harmonix & Activision for Xbox 360 in Europe.

2011

  • Final Fantasy V (PlayStation Version) is released by Square Enix for PSN in Japan.

2012

  • Day 1 of PAX East 2012 is held in Boston, MA at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
  • Warriors Orochi 3 is released by Omega Force & Tecmo Koei for PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Shoot Many Robots is released by Demiurge Studios & Ubisoft for PC.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles is released by Monolith Soft & Nintendo for the Wii in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 5th

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2000

  • An episode of South Park airs on Comedy Central in the U.S, during which the Sega Dreamcast is mentioned.

2002

  • Dungeon Siege is released by Gas Powered Games & Microsoft Game Studios for Mac OS X & PC.

2004

  • Fight Night 2004 is released by EA Sports for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in the U.S.

2005

  • Rise of the Kasai is released by BottleRocket Entertainment & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 in North America.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game is released by Traveller’s Tales, Eidos Interactive, & LucasArts for the Xbox in North America.

2006

  • NBA Ballers Phenom is released by Midway for the PlayStation 2 in North America.

2009

  • The Nintendo DSi is released by in North America. Features included: a SD memory card slot, a thinner form factor compared to the Nintendo DS Lite, screens which are a bit larger, an Opera-based Web browser, two cameras, and the removal of the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot. It was released at a MRSP of $169.99.

2012

  • Devil May Cry HD Collection is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Australia.
  • Kinect Star Wars is released by Terminal Reality & LucasArts for the Xbox 360 in Japan & Australia.
  • Mushihimesama Futari Version 1.5 is releasd by Cave for iOS Worldwide.
  • Confrontation is released by Cyanide & Focus Home Interactive for PC.

2013

  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is released by Team Ninja & Tecmo Koei for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe.
  • Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is released by Tripwire Interactive & Bold Games for Mac OS X.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – April 4th

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1999

  • An episode of Futurama is aired by Fox in the U.S. This episodes featues a few different references to real arcade games. They are Gender Neutral Pac Person (Pac-Man), Dodecapede (Centipede), & Mortal Kooperation (Mortal Kombat). There are also security guards at the arcade. They are referred to as the Moon Patrol, which is the same name as an arcade game.

2006

  • Commandos: Strike Force is released by Pyro Studios & Eidos Interactive for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, & PC in the U.S.

2007

  • Guitar Hero II is released by Harmonix & Activision for the Xbox 360 in Australia.

2008

  • Dark Sector is released by Digital Extremes & D3 Publisher for PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Europe.

2012

  • I Am Alive is released by Darkworks, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft for PlayStation Network in Europe & Australia.
  • Diabolical Pitch (International Version) is released by Grasshopper Manufacture & Microsoft Studios for Xbox Live Arcade.

2013

  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is released by Team Ninja & Tecmo Koei for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in Japan.
  • Toki Tori 2 is released by Two Tribes B.V. for the Wii U Worldwide.

2014

  • The Elder Scrolls Online is scheduled to be released by ZeniMax Online Studios & Bethesda Softworks for Mac OSX & PC.

 

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – March 27th

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GameSaga is pleased to announce the return of our This Day In Gaming History feature! After a long hiatus, we will once again be providing daily (hopefully) recaps of events, releases, and more that happened on this day over the history of the video game industry. Without further ado, here is This Day In Gaming History for March 27th!


1998
  • The Pocket Pikachu pedometer is released by Nintendo in Japan.

2003

  • Soul Calibur II is released by Project Soul & Namco for the GameCube (GCN), PlayStation 2 (PS2) & Xbox (XB) in Japan.

2007

  • Honeycomb Beat is released by Hudson Soft & Konami for the DS in North America.
  • The Xbox 360 Elite model is announced by Microsoft. It is colored black along with the controller and features a larger hard drive and HDMI output.
  • Meet the Robinsons is released by Climax Group (DS, GBA), Avalanche Software (GC, PC, PS2), Buena Vista Games (Wii, 360), & Disney Interactive Studios for the Game Boy Advance, PC, DS, GameCube (GCN), PlayStation 2 (PS2), Wii, Xbox (XB), & Xbox 360 (360) in North America.

2008

  • God of War: Chains of Olympus is released by Ready at Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in Australia.
  • Worms: A Space Oddity is released by Team17 & THQ for the Wii & Wireless Devices in Australia.
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot is released by Monolith Productions & Sega for the Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters is released by High Impact Games & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in Australia.
  • The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return is released by Sega & H.I.C. for the Wii in Australia.
  • Sega Superstars Tennis is released by Sumo Digital & Sega for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii, Xbox 360 (360), & DS in Australia.
  • Dark Sector is released by Digital Extremes & D3 Publisher for the Xbox 360 (360) in Japan.
  • Viking: Battle for Asgard is released by The Creative Assembly & Sega for PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.

2009

  • The final day of the 2009 Game Developers Conference was held in San Francisco, California.
  • BattleForge is released by EA Phenomic & Electronic Arts for PC in Europe.
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is released by EA Los Angeles & Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is released by Square Enix for the DS & Wii in Europe.
  • Wheelman is released by Tigon Studios & Midway Games for PC, PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (360) in Europe.
  • Stormrise is released by The Creative Assembly & Sega for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (360), & PC in Europe.
  • Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is released by Team 17 & Codemasters for PC, Xbox 360 (360), & PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.

2010

  • Day 2 of the first ever PAX East event is held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA.

2011

  • The Nintendo 3DS handheld video game system is released by Nintendo in North America.
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is released by Dimps & Capcom for the 3DS in North America.
  • Pilotwings Resort is released by Monster Games & Nintendo for the 3DS in North America.
  • Nintendogs + Cats is released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 1 & Nintendo for the 3DS in North America.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is released by Ubisoft Sofia & Ubisoft for the 3DS in North America.
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape is released by Ubisoft Casablanca & Ubisoft for the 3DS in North America.
  • Asphalt 3D is released by Gameloft & Ubisoft for the 3DS in North America.
  • Bust-a-Move Universe is released by Arika & Square Enix for the 3DS in North America.
  • Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D is released by Ubisoft Quebec & Ubisoft for the 3DS in North America.
  • Madden NFL Football is released by EA Sports for the 3DS in North America.
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles is released by Omega Force & Tecmo Koei for the 3DS in North America.
  • Steel Diver is released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 5, Vitei, & Nintendo for the 3DS in North America.
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D is released by Amusement Vision & Sega for the 3DS in North America.

2012

  • Capcom Digital Collection is released by Capcom for the Xbox 360 (360).
  • Closure is released by Eyebrow Interactive for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.
  • Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is released by Radioactive Software & Paradox Interactive for PC.
  • Ridge Racer Unbounded is released by Bugbear Entertainment & Namco Bandai Games for PC, PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (360) in North America.
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360) in North America.

2013

  • Day 3 of the 2013 Game Developers Conference was held in San Francisco, California.
  • Terraria is released by Re-Logic, Engine Software, & 505 Games for Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA).

2014

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate is scheduled to be released by MercurySteam & Konami for PC Worldwide.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is scheduled to be released by Kojima Productions & Konami for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox 360 (360), & Xbox One (XO) in Australia.
  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is scheduled to be released by Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, Comcept, & Tecmo Koei for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360) in Japan.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

This Day In Gaming History – October 3rd

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1989

  • Prince of Persia is released by Brøderbund for the Apple II (AII) in North America.

1990

  • In a major shift, Nintendo tells its licensees that they can manufacture their own game cartridges for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Previously Nintendo manufactured all NES cartridges.

1991

  • Fox airs an episode of The Simpsons in the U.S. During this episode, a character is shown playing a martial arts game in an arcade called Touch of Death.

1998

  • Mortal Kombat: Conquest a TV show based on the franchise beings airing in the U.S.

1999

  • Fox airs an episode of The Simpsons in the U.S. In this episode, a skiing game is shown.

2005

  • Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is released by Genius Sonority & Nintendo for the GameCube (GCN) in North America.

2006

  • FIFA 07 is released by EA Canada, Exient Entertainment (DS/GBA), & Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 2 (PS2), Nintendo GameCube (GCN), Nintendo DS (NDS), Game Boy Advance (GBA), & Xbox (XB) in North America.

2008

  • Day 2 of a Nintendo conference is held in San Francisco, Calfornia and Tokyo, Japan.
  • Day 1 of E for All is held in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

2009

  • MotorStorm: Arctic Edge is released by Bigbig Studios, Virtuos, & Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in Australia.

2010

  • Wii Party is released by Nd Cube, Nintendo SPD Group No.4, & Nintendo for the Wii in North America.

2012

  • Nights into Dreams… is released by Sonic Team & Sega for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) via PlayStation Network (PSN) in Europe.
  • Sonic Adventure 2 is released by Sonic Team USA & Sega for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.

2013

  • Day of the Indiecade 2013 festival is scheduled to be held in Culver City, California.
  • Rain is scheduled to be released by PlayStation C.A.M.P., Acquire, SCE Japan Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Japan.
  • Record of Agarest War is scheduled to be released by Idea Factory, Laughing Jackal, Compile Heart, Red Entertainment, Ghostlight, & Aksys Games for Microsoft Windows (PC).

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – October 2nd

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1976

  • During the month of October, Atari is acquired by Warner Communications for 28 million dollars. One of Atari’s co-founders, Nolan Bushnell, stays on as chairman.

1978

  • In October, Namco releases their first ever arcade game which was called Gee Bee, for Arcades (ARC) in Japan.

1979

  • During October, Flight Simulator is released by subLOGIC for the Apple II (AII).
  • Also in October, Galaxian is released by Namco for Arcades (ARC) in Japan. Galaxian would become the first true color arcade game.

1981

  • In October, Tempest is released by Atari for Arcades (ARC).

1982

  • During October, Super Pac-Man is released by Namco & Beam Software for Arcades (ARC) in Japan.

1986

  • In the month of October, Space Quest: Chapter I – The Sarien Encounter is released by Sierra for DOS, Macintosh (MAC), Apple II (AII), Apple IIGS (A2GS), Amiga (AMG), and Atari ST (AST).

1987

  • During October, Maniac Mansion is released by Lucasfilm Games for the Commodore 64 (C64) & Apple II (AII).

1995

  • In October, Time Crisis is released by Namco for Arcades (ARC).

1996

  • Tekken 2 is released by Namco for the PlayStation (PS1) in Europe during the month of October.

1997

  • In October, Grand Theft Auto is released by DMA Design & BMG Interactive for the PC in Europe.

1998

  • During the month of October, Spyro the Dragon is released by Insomniac Games & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation (PS1) in Europe.
  • Also in October, Caesar III is released by Impressions Games & Sierra Entertainment for Microsoft Windows (PC).

1999

  • In October, Grand Theft Auto is released by DMA Design, Tarantula Studios, & BMG Interactive for the Game Boy Color (GBC) in Europe.
  • Also during October, a company named 7FX is founded as a subsidiary of a Czech company.

2002

  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is released by EA Black Box, EA Seattle, & Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) & Xbox (XB) in North America.

2005

  • Indigo Prophecy (AKA Fahrenheit) is released by Quantic Dream & Atari for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX) in North America.

2006

  • In October, the ECA (AKA the Entertainment Consumers Association) is soft-launched.

2007

  • Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol is released by Skip Ltd. & Nintendo for the Nintendo DS (NDS) in North America.
  • Project Gotham Racing 4 is released by Bizarre Creations & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (360) in North America.
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is released by Splash Damage, id Software, & Activision for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.
  • The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is released by Krome Studios (PS2), Amaze Entertainment (GBA & NDS), & Sierra Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), Game Boy Advance (GBA) & Nintendo DS (NDS) in North America.
  • Backyard Hockey is released by Mistic Software & Humongous Entertainment for the Nintendo DS (NDS) in North America.

2008

  • Day 1 of a Nintendo conference is held in San Francisco, Calfornia and Tokyo, Japan.
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 is released by Omega Force & Koei for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in Japan.
  • Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist is released by Tamsoft & Marvelous Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable (PSP).

2009

  • Beaterator is released by Rockstar Leeds & Rockstar Games for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in PAL territories.
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is released by Team Ninja & Tecmo Koei for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.

2013

  • Flashback is scheduled to be released by VectorCell & Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) Worldwide.
  • Rain is scheduled to be released by PlayStation C.A.M.P., Acquire, SCE Japan Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.
  • A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is scheduled to be released by Extend Studio, Origo Games, & Aksys Games for the Xbox 360 (360) via Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA).

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – July 18th

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2000

  • Threads of Fate is released by Square Product Development Division 3, Square, & Square Electronic Arts for the PlayStation (PS1) in North America.

2002

  • A new color for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) console is released by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan. The new color is Ocean Blue, translucent, and had a MSRP of $250. (~¥25,050 today).
  • Saru! Get You! 2 is released by SCE Japan Studio & Sony Computer Entertainment Japan for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in Japan.

2006

  • NCAA Football 07 is released by EA Sports & EA Tiburon for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation Portable (PSP), Xbox (XB), & Xbox 360 (360).
  • Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light is released by Hit Maker & NIS America for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in North America.
  • Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is released by Square Enix, tri-Ace, tri-Crescendo, and TOSE for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in North America.
  • Chromehounds is released by From Software & Sega for the Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.

2007

  • Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is released by Firaxis Games, Take Two Interactive, & 2K Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX) in Australia.

2008

  • The Incredible Hulk is released by Edge of Reality & Sega for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in Europe.
  • Street Fighter IV is released by Dimps & Capcom for Arcades (ARC) in Japan. This was the first main non-subtitled entry in the Street Fighter series since 1997′s Street Fighter III.

2012

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is released by Robomodo & Activision for the Xbox 360 (360) via the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) service.

2013

  • EarthBound is scheduled to be released by Ape, HAL Laboratory, & Nintendo for the Wii U (WU) via the Virtual Console (VC) service Worldwide.
  • The San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 (SDCC 2013) is scheduled to begin at the San Diego Convention Center.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – July 12th

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1985

  • Warp & Warp is released by Namco for the Famicom (FC) in Japan.

1990

  • Final Fantasy is released by Square for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in North America. Depending on whom you believe either Square was about to go bankrupt or series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was wanting to quit the company and go back to college. Instead the game was a major hit and spawned a legendary franchise that continues to do this nearly 25 years later. Sakaguchi-san? He would stay with the company for another 13 years and left just prior to the Enix merger.

1991

  • Boyz n the Hood is released by Columbia Pictures for theaters in the U.S. During one scene, Duck Hunt is shown being played on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
  • Seirei Senshi Spriggan is released by Compile and Naxat Soft for the PC Engine (PCE) in Japan.

2002

  • The SwanCrystal (SWC) handheld video game system is released by Bandai in Japan. Features of the system include: a 2.8-inch diagonal TFT LCD screen, four-channel stereo sound, and backwards compatibility with earlier WonderSwan (WS) and WonderSwan Color (WSC) games. The system was available in either Blue Velvet or Wine Red colors. The MSRP was ¥7,800 yen (~$78.46 today).

2005

  • Flat Out is released by Bugbear Entertainment, Empire Interactive, and Vivendi Universal Games for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Xbox (XB) in North America.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir is released by Racjin & Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.

2007

  • Dream Chronicles is released by KatGames & PlayFirst for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX).

2011

  • NCAA Football 12 is released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360 (360) in North America.
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is released by Koei, Omega Force, & Namco Bandai for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is released by EA Bright Light & Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (PC), Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (360), & Wii in North America.

2012

  • Metal Slug 3 is released by SNK & Noise Factory for iOS & Android (AND) devices via the App Store & Google Play respectively.
  • Resistance: Burning Skies is released by Nihilistic Software & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Vita (PSV) in Japan.
  • Inversion is released by Saber Interactive & Namco Bandai Games for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.
  • AFL Live: Game of the Year Edition is released as a physical copy by Big Ant Studios & Tru Blu Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (360), & Microsoft Windows (PC) in Australia.
  • Tiny Wings HD is released by Andreas Illiger for iOS devices.

2013

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World is scheduled to be released by Firaxis Games & 2K Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX) Worldwide (except North America).

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – July 10th

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1987

  • Yume Koujou Doki Doki Panic is released by Nintendo & Fuji Television for the Famicom Disk System (FDS) in Japan. This game would later serve as the basis for the U.S. version of Super Mario Bros. 2 which in turn would be released later in Japan as Super Mario USA.

1988

  • Williams Industries reaches an agreement in principle with Bally Manufacturing for Bally to sell their coin-operated amusement game manufacturing business to Williams for $8 million.

1992

  • Soldier Blade is released by Hudson Soft for the PC Engine (PCE) in Japan.

1996

  • Sonic Championship (aka Sonic the Fighters) is released by Sega AM2 & Sega for Arcades (ARC) in North America.

2000

  • Metal Gear Solid The Trailer is released by Konami on DVD in Japan.

2001

  • Gran Turismo 3: A-spec is released by Polyphony Digital & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.

2002

  • Day 2 of the 8th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held. The 5th annual Game Critics Awards for the Best of E³ are held at the event as well.

2003

  • A state law in Washington that would fine retailers $500 if they sell certain violent video games to children under age 17 is blocked by a federal judge in the U.S. The law is blocked on the grounds that it would violate the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which protects free speech.
  • Wario World is released by Treasure & Nintendo for the GameCube (GCN) in Australia.

2004

  • Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong is released by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in Europe.

2007

  • Project Sylpheed is released by Game Arts, SETA, Anima, Square Enix, & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (360) in North America.

2008

  • Devil May Cry 4 is released by Capcom for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Australia.
  • Resident Evil Zero is released by Capcom Production Studio 3 & Capcom for the Wii in Japan.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (AKA Persona 4) is released by Atlus for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in Japan.

2009

  • Midway Games completes their sale of various assets to Warner Bros. including the rights to the Mortal Kombat IP and the Midway Chicago studio, which would later be rebranded as NetherRealm Studios and continue their work on Mortal Kombat games under the Warner Bros. umbrella.
  • The Conduit is released by High Voltage Software & Sega for the Wii in the UK.

2012

  • NCAA Football 13 is released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360).
  • Quantum Conundrum is released by Airtight Games & Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the PlayStation Network (PSN) service in North America.
  • Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is released by Sega & Xeen for the 3DS in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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