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This Day In Gaming History – May 29th

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2003

  • The magazine Nature features an article titled “Action video game modifies visual selective attention” by C. Shawn Green & Daphne Bavelier. The article claims that playing video games improves your visual skills.

2007

  • Forza Motorsport is released by Turn 10 Studios & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Shadowrun is released by Microsoft Game Studios & FASA Interactive for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Mario Party 8 is released by Nintendo & Hudson Soft the Wii in North America.

2009

  • Boom Blox Bash Party is released by Amblin Entertainment, EA Los Angeles, & Electronic Arts for the Wii in Europe.
  • Infamous is released by Sucker Punch Productions & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe.

2012

  • Resistance: Burning Skies is released by Nihilistic Software & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Vita (PSV) in North America.

2013

  • The Warriors was scheduled to be released by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the PlayStation Network (PSN) service in Europe.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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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 manufacturers announce new price points for their systems during the event. The Super Nintendo (SNES) 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 (GEN) receives a price drop down to $99.99 which includes one controller. Meanwhile, the GameGear (GG) is reduced to $99.99. Not to bet left out, Turbo Technologies (the leftover scraps of NEC) lowers the price of the TurboGrafx-16 (TG16) 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 (MAC) 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 (PS2) 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 newest console, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) 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 Microsoft Windows (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 (WW) service in PAL territories.
  • Blur is released by Bizarre Creations & Activision Blizzard for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 is released by Yuke’s & THQ for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), & iOS in Europe.

2012

  • The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb is released by Valve Corporation, Edmund McMillen, & Florian Himsl for Mac OS X (OSX), Microsoft Windows (PC), & Linux (LIN) 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 North America.
  • Grid 2 is scheduled to be released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • The Warriors is scheduled to be released by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the PlayStation Network (PSN) service.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 27th

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1986

  • Dragon Quest is released by Chunsoft & Enix for the Famicom in Japan. Dragon Quest would later become inspiration for many future RPGs and some would consider it to be the “Father of Console RPGs.” This title would spawn a long-running franchise for Enix (now known as Square Enix) and would sell millions in Japan alone. The games are so popular in Japan that many players take the release day off from work or school as a holiday to simply purchase and play the game.

1994

  • Mortal Kombat is released by Midway & Acclaim for the Genesis in Japan. The game would spawn numerous sequels and become embroiled in massive controversies surrounding its portrayal of violence and gore and lead to the establishment of the ESRB in North America. The ESRB would in turn lead to the formation of CERO in Japan in 2002, many years after Mortal Kombat was originally released. Sega however had the VRC already established in the year prior to rate games for their platforms.

1999

  • Beatmania Append GottaMix is released by Konami & Konami Computer Entertainment Japan for the PlayStation in Japan.
  • Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere is released by Namco for the PlayStation in Japan.

2003

  • Brute Force is released by Digital Anvil & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox in North America.
  • Bloody Roar Extreme (AKA Bloody Roar: Primal Fury) is released by Eighting/Raizing, Konami, & Hudson Soft for the Xbox in North America.
  • Hulk is released by Radical Entertainment, Vivendi Games, & Universal Interactive for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, & Microsoft Windows in North America.

2006

  • The Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series debuts at Chicago’s Rosemont Theater in Illinois. Koji Kondo, Angela Aki, and Akira Yamaoka all performed at the event Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Yuzo Koshiro and Jeremy Soule were in attendance as well. The concert features video game music performed by a live orchestra and choir, and also has video footage from the games shown on screens. Games & series featured include: Actraiser, Super Mario Bros., Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, Shenmue, Halo, Silent Hill, Battlefield, Final Fantasy, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Chrono Trigger, and Metal Gear Solid.

2008

  • Emergency Heroes is released by Ubisoft for the Wii in North America.
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is released by Splash Damage id Software, Nerve Software (Xb360), Underground Development (PS3), & Activision for the PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 in North America.

2010

  • Alan Wake is released by Remedy Entertainment & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 in Japan.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 is released by Nintendo EAD Tokyo & Nintendo for the Wii in Japan.
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 is released by Yuke’s & THQ for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & iOS in Australia.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 26th

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1984

  • Konami holds their Grand National Finals Tournament for the Track & Field arcade game in Houston, Texas. The top 14 top players from 14 regions of the U.S. compete. When the event ends, the top three will go on to play against the top 3 players in Japan in June.

1994

  • Mortal Kombat is released by Midway & Acclaim Entertainment for the Sega CD (SCD) in the U.S.

2003

  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! is released by Nintendo R&D1 & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.

2006

  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is released by Big Huge Games & Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Europe.
  • Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis is released by Rockstar San Diego & Rockstar Games for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • 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) (PS3) in Europe.

2008

  • Metal Slug is released by Nazca Corporation for the Wii via the Virtual Console (VC) service in North America.

2009

  • Infamous is released by Sucker Punch Production & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.
  • Damnation is released by Blue Omega Entertainment & Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360).

2010

  • Eschalon: Book II is released by Basilisk Games for Linux (LIN) & Mac OS X (MAC).
  • Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex is released by Black Lantern Studios & Konami Digital Entertainment for Xbox 360 (XB360) via the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) service in North America.

2011

  • Aqua is released by Games Distillery & Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC).
  • DiRT 3 is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), & the OnLive Cloud (OLC) gaming service in Australia.
  • Frozen Synapse is released by Mode 7 for Microsoft Windows (PC), Mac OS X (MAC), Linux (LIN), iOS, & Android (AND).

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 25th

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1994

  • The movie Beverly Hills Cop III is released by Paramount Pictures in theaters in the U.S. During the film, a character says “This place is as high tech as NASA and Nintendo combined.”

2004

  • Metal Slug 3 is released by SNK & Noise Factory for the Xbox (XB) in the U.S.
  • Thief: Deadly Shadows is released by Ion Storm Inc. & Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox (XB), & Java ME (JME).

2006

  • New Super Mario Bros. is released by Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 & Nintendo for the Nintendo DS (NDS) in Japan.

2007

  • Penumbra: Overture is released by Frictional Games & Paradox Interactive for Linux (LIN).

2010

  • Blur is released by Bizarre Creations & Activision Blizzard for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • ModNation Racers is released by United Front Games (PS3), SCE San Diego Studio (PSP), & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation Portable (PSP) in North America.
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 is released by Yuke’s & THQ for PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), & iOS in North America.

2012

  • Mario Tennis Open is released by Camelot & Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS (3DS) in Europe.
  • Dragon’s Dogma is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • MIB: Alien Crisis is released by Fun Labs & Activision for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii, & Xbox 360 (XB360) in PAL territories.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is released by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in the UK.
  • DiRT: Showdown is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.

2013

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is scheduled to be released by Monster Games & Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS (3DS) in Australia.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 24th

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1972

  • The first ever home video game console the Odyssey (ODY) is introduced by Magnavox and Sanders Associates at an open house. The demonstration 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 (ODY) to be of much competition. The Odyssey (ODY) 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 (ODY) 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 (NG).

2002

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

2006

  • Heroes of Might and Magic V is released by Nival Interactive, Freeverse Software (MAC), & Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (MAC) in North America.

2007

  • Forza Motorsport 2 is released by Turn 10 Studios & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (XB360) in Japan.

2010

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

2011

  • DiRT 3 is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), & the OnLive Cloud Gaming Service (OLC) in North America & Europe.
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is released by Traveller’s Tales & Disney Interactive Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 is released by Griptonite Games & THQ for the Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii, & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.

2012

  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is released by Slant Six Games & Capcom for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Australia.
  • Mario Tennis Open is released by Camelot & Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS (3DS) in Japan & Australia.
  • Dragon’s Dogma is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Japan & Australia.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is released by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in PAL territories.
  • Pastry Panic is released by Underground Pixel for iOS.

2013

  • Sniper Elite V2 is scheduled to be released by Rebellion Oxford & 505 Games for the Wii U.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations is scheduled to be released by Capcom & Tose for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations is scheduled to be released by Capcom, Tose, & Nintendo for the Wii U in Europe.
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is scheduled to be released by Nintendo & Monster Games for the Nintendo 3DS (3DS) in North America & Europe.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail is scheduled to be released by Humble Hearts & Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC) worldwide.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 23rd

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1989

  • The TurboGrafx-16 (TG16) 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 Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (MAC) in Europe.
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! is released by Nintendo R&D1 & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in Europe.

2005

  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is released by Intelligent Systems & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) in North America.
  • WarioWare Twisted! is released by Nintendo SPD, Intelligent Systems, & Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) 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 (XB360) in North America.
  • Jaws Unleashed is released by Appaloosa Interactive & Majesco Games for the Xbox (XB), PlayStation 2 (PS2), & Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.
  • Rogue Trooper is released by by Rebellion Developments & Eidos for the Xbox (XB), PlayStation 2 (PS2), & Microsoft Windows (PC) in the U.S.
  • Lemmings is released by Team 17 and Sony Computer Entertainment of America for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in the U.S.
  • Monster Hunter Freedom is released by Capcom Production Studio 1 & Capcom for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in North America.
  • Steambot Chronicles is released by Irem & Atlus for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.

2008

  • Age of Conan: Unchained is released by Funcom & Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Europe.
  • Haze is released by Free Radical Design & Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) 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 (PS3) in Europe.
  • Dirt: Showdown is released by Codemasters Southam & Codemasters for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.
  • Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is released by Supermassive Games & BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) via PlayStation Network (PSN).

2013

  • Resident Evil: Revelations is scheduled to be released by Capcom & Tose for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii U, & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Japan & Australia.
  • Poker Night 2 is scheduled to be released by Telltale Games for iOS worldwide.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 22nd

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1980

  • Pac-Man is released by Namco & Midway for Arcades (ARC) 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 Microsoft Windows (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 (N64) in North America.

2002

  • The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 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 Microsoft Windows (PC) in PAL territories.

2007

  • Odin Sphere is released by Vanillaware & Atlus for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.
  • Dawn of Mana is released by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.

2008

  • Haze is released by Free Radical Design & Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Japan.

2009

  • Punch-Out!! is released by Next Level Games & Nintendo for the Wii in Europe.
  • Bionic Commando (2009) is released by Grin & Capcom for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed is released by Yuke’s Osaka & THQ for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in Europe.
  • Damnation is released by Blue Omega Entertainment & Codemasters for Steam.

2012

  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is released by Remedy Entertainment for Microsoft Windows (PC) worldwide.
  • Dragon’s Dogma is released by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • MIB: Alien Crisis is released by Fun Labs & Activision for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii, & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.
  • Sorcery is released by The Workshop, SCE Santa Monica Studio, & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is released by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (XB360) in North America.

2013

  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is scheduled to be released by Techland & Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (XB360) internationally.
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is scheduled to be released by NeocoreGames for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA).

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 21st

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1982

  • Nintendo of America’s Founder & President Minoru Arakawa and then attorney Howard Lincoln meet with Sid Sheinberg at Universal Studios. The two men tell Universal that Nintendo is refusing to pay royalties for Donkey Kong as they do not believe it to be an infringement of the King Kong IP.

1984

  • The Atari 5200 (A52) console is officially discontinued by Atari, Inc.
  • The Atari 7800 (A78) ProSystem (AKA Atari 7800 (A78)) is announced by Atari, Inc. The consoles features include: higher resolution graphics than the Atari 5200 (A52), an optional keyboard to make it like a home computer, and backwards compatibility with Atari 2600 game cartridges. The launch price is set at $149.00. The name was chosen because 7800 is the sum if you add 5200 and 2600 together.

2000

  • Fox airs an episode of the Futurama TV show in the U.S. In this episode, there is a scene at a pizza restaurant. In this restaurant there is an arcade game, called “Monkey Fracas Jr.” This of course is referring to Donkey Kong Jr.

2001

  • The U.S. launch price for the Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is announced by Nintendo. The MSRP for the new system will be $199.00.
  • Red Faction is released by Volition, Inc. & THQ for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.

2002

  • The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) receives its first price cut, dropping from $199.95 to $149.95 in the U.S.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is announced by Take Two Interactive Software as coming to the PlayStation 2 (PS2). The game was scheduled to release on October 22nd.

2004

  • Rallisport Challenge 2 is released by Digitial Illusions & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox (XB) in Europe.

2008

  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness – Episode 1 is released by Hothead Games & Zeboyd Games for Microsoft Windows (PC), Linux (LIN), Mac OS X (MAC), Xbox 360 (360), & PlayStation 3 (PS3).

2009

  • Mass Effect is released by BioWare & Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 (360) in Japan.

2010

  • A Google Doodle is placed on Google.com that allows players to play a version Pac-Man in the company’s logo in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of the game. This For 48 hours users worldwide can play the 255 levels of the game.
  • Resident Evil 4 is released by Capcom for the iPad (IPD) in Japan.
  • Split/Second is released by Black Rock Studio & Disney Interactive Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (360), iOS, Java ME (JME), & the OnLive cloud gaming service (OLC) in Europe.
  • Red Dead Redemption is released by Rockstar San Diego & Rockstar Games for the Xbox 360 (360) & PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Europe & Australia.
  • ModNation Racers is released by United Front Games (PS3), SCE San Diego Studio (PSP), & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & PlayStation Portable (PSP) in Europe.

2013

  • Microsoft’s eighth generation console the Xbox One (XBO) was unveiled at an event held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington.
  • Fast & Furious: Showdown was scheduled to be released by Firebrand Games & Activision for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii U, Xbox 360 (360), & Nintendo 3DS (3DS).
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was scheduled to be released by Traveller’s Tales & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Wii U worldwide.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault was scheduled to be released by Insomniac Games & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Vita.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations was scheduled to be released by Capcom & Tose for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Wii U, & Xbox 360 (360) in North America.

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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This Day In Gaming History – May 20th

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1985

  • In the on-going case of Universal City Studios, Inc. v. 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 Microsoft Windows (PC), Mac OS X (MAC), & Xbox (XB).
  • Grand Theft Auto III is released by DMA Design & Rockstar Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.

2003

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

2005

  • The 4th and final day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 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 Nintendo Game Boy (GB) is shown.

2008

  • Age of Conan: Unchained is released by Funcom & Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows (PC) in North America.
  • Haze is released by Free Radical Design & Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America.

2010

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

2011

  • Fable III is released by Lionhead Studios & Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows (PC) in Europe & Japan.
  • L.A. Noire is released by Team Bondi & Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360) in Europe.

2012

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

Source: Chronology of Video Games & Wikipedia

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