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Google's April Fools Prank Features 8-bit Version Of Maps
2012-04-01 05:49:45

Google got April Fool's Day festivities off to an early start on Saturday, unveiling the new and improved 8-bit version of Google Maps as well as a promotional video announcing that the service would be coming to what Product Management Director Ken Tokusei calls "one of the most popular computer systems ever sold" -- the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). To try out this new-and-improved old-school style version of the web application, look for the "Quest" feature on the right side of...

2012-03-27 06:26:04

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MLB Advanced Media, L.P., the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, today announced that MLB.TV is available on Microsoft's Xbox 360. MLB.TV, the Internet's most prolific live streaming video subscription offering, is marking its 10th year of service and in the past two years has delivered over 500 million live video streams. Beginning today, MLB.TV Premium subscribers will have access to all available Spring Training games...

2012-03-20 06:25:49

PARIS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a global leading publisher of digital and social games, and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Inc. today announced a licensing agreement on the Men in Black(TM) franchise and will launch the official mobile game in synch with one of 2012's most anticipated movies, Men in Black 3. "Gameloft is ecstatic to have the chance to team with Sony Pictures Consumer Products in working with such a successful franchise as Men in Black on...

Video Game Sales Drop 20 Percent For February
2012-03-09 10:25:16

Market research watcher, NPD Group, released a report today outlining a significant decline in the sale of traditional video games in February, plunging 20 percent to $1.06 billion, down from $1.33 billion in February 2011, reports Alex Pham for LA Times. Sales of consoles and games dropped 34 percent in January compared with a year earlier. However it was game software with the largest decline, dropping 24.4 percent to $464.4 million last month versus $601.4 million a year ago....

2012-03-06 08:00:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, has announced that Top Gun: Hard Lock for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system has shipped to North American retail outlets. The Windows PC version is available for download at http://www.impulsedriven.com/. Top Gun: Hard Lock lets fans fly into the danger zone as an all-new crew of elite naval aviators...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. (SCEA) announced today the North American launch of the latest installment of the number-one selling and rated Major League Baseball® (MLB®) game franchise, MLB® 12 The Show(TM), available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) systems. Widely considered the most authentic baseball game on the market, The Show has been and continues to be the...

2012-03-05 14:07:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark your calendars for some upcoming innovative events featuring the revolutionary new video game Jam Live Music Arcade and bands featured in the game as they take off on their way to Texas where they will entertain three prime venues back-to-back at the Red Gorilla Music Festival during SXSW. Jam Live Music Arcade, an innovative video game which will be released soon on Xbox® LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation® Network, invites players to be...

2012-02-29 03:00:00

PARIS, February 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, the First Developer to Launch a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) on the Freebox Revolution set-top box Order & Chaos Online, the first MMORPG available as a TV exclusive on the Freebox Revolution Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Free, a major French Internet Service and Telecommunications Provider, announced that Order & Chaos Online is now the...

2012-02-21 17:15:00

GREE and Gameloft Join Forces to Develop “Gang Domination” on the GREE Global Platform Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 In great anticipation for the upcoming launch of the borderless GREE social platform between April and June 2012, Gameloft, a leading worldwide digital and social game publisher and GREE, Inc. have announced a partnership to release the new title Gang Domination. As a new social game offered for download in English and Japanese, Gang Domination will be...

2012-02-21 10:26:00

BURLINGAME, California, February 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In great anticipation for the upcoming launch of the borderless GREE Platform between April and June 2012, Gameloft, a leading worldwide digital and social game publisher and GREE have announced a partnership to release the new title Gang Domination. As a new social game offered for download in English and Japanese, Gang Domination will be made available on various smartphone devices this coming June, 2012. As a...


Latest History of video games Reference Libraries

800px-Gizmondo
2013-09-06 09:35:02

The Gizmondo is a handheld gaming console released on March 19, 2005 by Tiger Telematics. The original device was called Gametrac and first published on its website in October 2003 regarding a new device being developed. In January 2004 it debuted as a concept product; it was renamed the Gizmondo in August 2004. It was released in the United Kingdom on March 19, 2005. An estimated 4,500 units were expected to sell in the first hour of release but only 1,000 were purchased. In Sweden,...

Nintendo Wii
2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006, the Wii was available in key markets. In 2011, Nintendo released a new model, the “Wii Family...

Xbox 360
2013-08-10 07:13:01

The Xbox 360 is the second generation video game console produced by Microsoft. It was released on November 22, 2005 in the US and Canada, on December 2, 2005 in Europe, and December 10, 2005 in Japan. In the first year of the system’s release, it was sold in 36 countries; it has sold over 77 million units worldwide. Several versions of the Xbox 360 were released. The original Xbox 360 Premium 20 GB was released in November 2005 and discontinued July 13, 2008. The Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB...

Xbox
2013-08-10 06:56:18

The Xbox is a video game console developed by Microsoft and introduced on November 15, 2001 in North America. On February 22, 2002 it was released in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe. By May 10, 2006 over 24 million systems had been sold. The system was discontinued in Japan in 2007, and everywhere else in 2008. The Xbox was the first game console that was produced by an American company since the Atari Jaguar ceased sales in 1996. The Xbox 360 is its successor. A...

Zeebo
2013-08-06 15:42:46

The Zeebo is a 3G enabled system for entertainment and educational use. It allows the user to play video games, connect to the Internet, and run educational programs. The unit was developed by Zeebo Inc. and announced in November 2008 in Brazil. It went on sale in limited supply on June 1, 2009. The original price was dropped twice by November 2009, and was distributed nationwide in December 2009. By August 2010 around 40 games were released and on September 1, 2010 Zeebo was going to add...

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