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

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