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This Day In Gaming History – July 9th

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1981

  • Donkey Kong is released by Nintendo for Arcades (ARC) in Japan. Donkey Kong would go on to become one of the most famous video games of all time (even becoming the subject of a feature film, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters). It would also ultimately save Nintendo of America and Nintendo Co., Ltd. itself as well as their previous arcade games had been failures for the most part. Donkey Kong would also catapult Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi to stardom as both men would go on to become huge names in the video game industry and influential ones at that.

1982

  • Tron is released by Bally Manufacturing & Bally Midway for Arcades (ARC) in the U.S.

2002

  • Day 1 of the 8th annual E3 event (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is held. At the event, the 5th annual Game Critics Awards for the Best of E3 is held as well.

2007

  • Sony announces a price cut for their PlayStation 3 (PS3) console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The price is dropped by $100 for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) that comes with a 60 GB hard drive, lowering it to $499. Sony also discontinues the 20 GB model. They announced that in August, an 80 GB version bundled with the Motorstorm game will be released for $599. Sony also states that once the 60 GB version is sold out, it will be discontinued as well.

2008

  • The merger between Activision, Inc. and Vivendi Games is successfully completed. The resulting company, Activision Blizzard is estimated to be worth $18.9 billion.

2009

  • Overlord II is released by Triumph Studios, Codemasters, & Warner Bros. Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox 360 (360), & PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Australia.
  • Battlefield 1943 is released by EA Digital Illusions CE & Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the PlayStation Network service.

2010

  • Crackdown 2 is released by Ruffian Games & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (360) in Europe.

2013

  • DARK is scheduled to be released by Realmforge Studios & Kalypso Media for Xbox 360 (360) in North America.
  • Civilization V: Brave New World is scheduled to be released by Firaxis Games & 2K Games for Microsoft Windows (PC), Mac OS X (OSX), & the OnLive cloud gaming service (OLCG) in North America.
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is scheduled to be released by Kojima Productions & Konami for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.
  • NCAA Football 14 is scheduled to be released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360).

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – July 8th

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1995

  • The Sega Saturn (SAT) video game console is released by Sega in Europe. It was released at a MSRP in the UK of £399 (~$596.03 today) and bundled with Virtua Fighter. The Saturn was the beginning of the end of Sega as a hardware manufacturer as the system would flop outside of Japan due to increased competition with the PlayStation releasing just a few months later and because of the Sega of America 32X fiasco which in of itself was a flop as well.

2008

  • Civilization Revolution is released by Firaxis & 2K Games for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (360), and Nintendo DS (NDS) in North America.
  • Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes is released by Square Enix for the iPod in North America & Japan.
  • Devil May Cry 4 is released by Capcom for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.

2009

  • Battlefield 1943 is released by EA Digital Illusions CE & Electronic Arts for the Xbox 360 (360) via the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) service.

2010

  • Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air is released by KatGames, PlayFirst, & Big Fish Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX).
  • Crackdown 2 is released by Ruffian Games & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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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 Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.

2000

  • The Legend of Dragoon is released by SCEI & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation (PS1) in North America.

2001

  • The Game Boy Advance (GBA), 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 (GBA) in North America.
  • Super Mario Advance is released by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is released by Konami Computer Entertainment Kobe & Konami for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is released by Pipe Dream Interactive & Majesco for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.
  • Rayman Advance is released by Digital Eclipse & Ubisoft for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.
  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity is released by Nintendo R&D1, Nd Cube, & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.

2004

  • Thief: Deadly Shadows is released by Ion Storm Inc. & Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox (XB), & Java ME (JME) in Europe.

2006

  • The Nintendo DS Lite (DSL) 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 (X360), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Wii in PAL territories.
  • Mega Man Zero Collection is released by Capcom for the Nintendo DS (NDS) in Europe.
  • Final Fantasy IV is released by Square Enix for the Wii via the Virtual Console (VC) service 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.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – June 10th

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1992

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

2001

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

2004

  • Rallisport Challenge 2 is released by Digital Illusions & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox (XB) 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 (GB), but it is called “FUN BOY.”

2008

  • NASCAR 09 is released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), & Mobile Phones (MOB) in North America.
  • Don King Presents: Prizefighter is released by Venom Games & 2K Sports for Xbox 360 (X360) in North America.
  • The Incredible Hulk is released by Edge of Reality & Sega for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is released by Dimps & Atari for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (X360) in North America.

2009

  • Prototype is released by Radical Entertainment & Activision for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (X360) in Australia.

2011

  • Kung Fu Panda 2 is released by Griptonite Games & THQ for the Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii, & Xbox 360 (X360) 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 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), Wii, Nintendo DS (NDS), Nintendo 3DS (3DS), & iOS in Europe.
  • Infamous 2 is released by Sucker Punch Productions & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.
  • Red Faction: Armageddon is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), and the OnLive cloud gaming service (OLCG) 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 Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), Mac OS X (OSX), & the OnLive cloud gaming service (OL) 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 (XO) is announced as being $499, €499, or £429. The launch date was narrowed down to November 2013, but a specific day has not yet been announced.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – June 9th

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2000

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

2003

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

2005

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

2009

  • Rock Band Unplugged is released by Harmonix, Backbone Entertainment, MTV Games, & Electronic Arts for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in the U.S.
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 is released by Sumo Digital & Sega for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), & Wii in North America.
  • Prototype is released by Radical Entertainment & Activision for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (X360) in North America.
  • Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled is released by Studio Archcraft & Graffiti Entertainment for the Nintendo DS (NDS) 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 (PSP), Nintendo DS (NDS), & PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.

2010

  • Earthworm Jim HD is released by Gameloft for the Xbox 360 (X360) via the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) 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 (PS3) in Australia.
  • Red Faction: Armageddon is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (X360), & the OnLive cloud gaming service (OLCG) in Japan.

2013

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf is scheduled to be released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 & Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS (3DS) in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – June 8th

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1984

  • The movie Gremlins is released by Amblin Entertainment & Warner Bros. in theaters in the U.S. During the film, a smaller table top version of the arcade version of Donkey Kong is seen.

2004

  • Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (a remake of the 1993 Genesis game) is released by Sega, Amusement Vision, & Atlus for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in the U.S.

2005

  • A firmware upgrade is released by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in Japan. This upgrade brings the system to version 1.52.

2006

  • New Super Mario Bros. is released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 & Nintendo for the Nintendo DS (NDS) in Australia.
  • Heroes of Might and Magic V is released by Nival Interactive, Freeverse Software (Mac OS X (OSX)), & Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX) in Poland.
  • Cars is released by Helixe & THQ for the Nintendo DS (NDS) in Australia.

2007

  • Forza Motorsport 2 is released by Turn 10 Studios & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (X360) in Europe.
  • Halo 2 is released by Bungie Studios, Pi Studios (PC editing tools and two new maps), & Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Europe.

2009

  • The Wii MotionPlus accessory is released by Nintendo for the Wii in Japan. The attachment is intended to give the player more precise movements & motion control (i.e. one-to-one control).
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is released by EA Tiburon, EA Mobile, HB Studios (PSP/PS2), & EA Sports for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation Portable (PSP), Wii, & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • MySims Racing is released by Artificial Mind & Movement & Electronic Arts for the Wii & Nintendo DS (NDS) in North America.

2010

  • Green Day: Rock Band is released by Harmonix, Demiurge Studios, & MTV Games for the Xbox 360 (XB360), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Wii in North America.
  • Joe Danger is released by Hello Games for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the PlayStation Network (PSN) in North America.
  • Mega Man Zero Collection is released by Capcom for the Nintendo DS (NDS) in North America.
  • Disgaea Infinite is released by Nippon Ichi Software & NIS America for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in North America.

2011

  • Day 3 of the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Red Faction: Armageddon is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), & the OnLive cloud gaming service (OLCG) in Australia.

2012

  • Game of Thrones is released by Cyanide, Atlus, & Focus Home Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • Inversion is released by Saber Interactive & Namco Bandai Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Europe.
  • Rayman Origins is released by Ubisoft Montpellier & Ubisoft for the Nintendo 3DS (3DS) in Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – June 3rd

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1983

  • WarGames is released by United Artists, MGM/UA Entertainment Co., Chapel Distribution, & United International Pictures in theaters in the U.S. During the film there is a scene that takes place in an arcade. Galaga is one of the games prominently featured. Ms. Pac-Man makes an appearance as well.

1990

  • Lewis Galoob Toys (makes of the Game Genie cheat device) are sued by Nintendo. The goal is to try to prevent the Game Genie from being sold. A preliminary injunction is issued that prevents Lewis Galoob Toys from producing or marketing the Game Genie.

1993

  • At the 1993 International Summer Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, Illinois, Nintendo reveals a new model (NES-101) for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Instead of the front loading push down caddy slot for cartridges. The NES 2 (as it would later be commonly known as) features a top-loading cartridge slot. The suggested retail price was $49.99 and the console include one controller.

1994

  • Mortal Kombat Kanzen-han (AKA Mortal Kombat) is released by Arena, Probe Entertainment Limited, Midway, & Acclaim Entertainment for the Sega CD (SCD) in Japan.

1999

  • Segare Ijiri is relesaed by Enix Corporation for the PlayStation (PS1) in Japan.

2004

  • Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage is released by Vicarious Visions & Vivendi Universal Games for Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.
  • Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy is released by Vicarious Visions & Vivendi Universal Games for Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.

2008

  • Grid (AKA Race Driver: Grid) is released by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Kung Fu Panda is released by Luxoflux (PS3/XB360), Beenox (PC), XPEC Entertainment (PS2/Wii), Vicarious Visions (NDS), & Activision for Microsoft Windows (PC), Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii, & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is released by Traveller’s Tales , Open Planet Software (OSX), LucasArts, & Feral Interactive (OSX) for the Nintendo DS (NDS), Microsoft Windows (PC), Mac OS X (OSX), PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation Portable (PSP), Wii, & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Ninja Gaiden II is released by Team Ninja & Microsoft for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy is released by High Moon Studios & Sierra Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.

2009

  • Day 2 of the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held in Los Angeles, CA.

2010

  • The Sims 3: Ambitions is released by EA Play, The Sims Studio (PC/OSX), EA Mobile (MOB), & Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (PC), Mac OS X (OSX), iOS, & Mobile devices (MOB) in Australia.

2011

  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is released by inXile Entertainment & Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • The Sims 3: Generations is relased by EA Play, The Sims Studio, & Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX) in Europe.

2013

  • Remember Me was scheduled to be released by DONTNOD Entertainment & Capcom for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – June 2nd

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2000

  • Sony Computer Entertainment announces that they will sell the chipset for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) to other manufacturers.

2003

  • Disney’s Toontown Online is officially released/opened by Walt Disney Internet Group & The Walt Disney Company for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (MAC).
  • Midnight Club II is released by Rockstar San Diego & Rockstar Games for the Xbox (XB).

2009

  • Red Faction: Guerrilla is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held in Los Angeles, CA, At this year’s event new games were shown as usual as well as new motion-based controllers from Sony & Microsoft for both the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and the Xbox 360 (XB360) respectively. Sony’s also unveiled a new model of their PlayStation Portable handheld called the PSP Go. The PSP Go becomes the first handheld video game system to use Digital Downloads only. There are no discs or cartridges for the PSP Go.
  • The Sims 3 is released by The Sims Studio & Electronic Arts for Mac OS X (MAC), Microsoft Windows (PC), Nintendo DS (NDS), Nintendo 3DS (3DS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), Wii, Android (AND), iOS, Windows Phone (WPH), & Mobile phones (MOB) in North America. The Sims 3 would go on to become the 7th best-selling computer game of all time.
  • Fuel is released by Asobo Studio & Codemasters for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.

2011

  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is released by inXile Entertainment & Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Australia.
  • Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion is released by Papaya Studio & Crave Entertainment for the Nintendo 3DS (3DS) in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 31st

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1991

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

1996

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

1998

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

1999

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

2002

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

2005

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

2006

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

2007

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

2010

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

2011

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

2012

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

2013

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

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 30th

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2001

  • Bejeweled is released by PopCap Games for Web Browsers (WEB) via the Flash (FLSH) plug-in.

2002

  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is released by LucasArts & THQ for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.

2006

  • Hitman: Blood Money is released by IO Interactive & Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox (XB), PlayStation 2 (PS2), Xbox 360 (XB360), & PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.

2008

  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is released by Splash Damage, id Software, Nerve Software (XB360), Underground Development (PS3), & Activision for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • Race Driver: Grid is released by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.

2011

  • Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is released by inXile Entertainment & Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America via the Steam service.

2013

  • Fuse is scheduled to be released by Insomniac Games & Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Australia.
  • Grid 2 is scheduled to be released by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Australia.
  • Mega Man X is scheduled to be released by Capcom for the Wii U via the Virtual Console service in North America.
  • Rising Storm is scheduled to be released by Tripwire Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC).
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages are scheduled to be released by Flagship, Capcom, & Nintendo for the 3DS via the Virtual Console service in North America & Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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