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

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