On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 10

On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 10

Qatar Airways On this Day November 10, 2018 – Microsoft announced the acquisitions of InXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Summary Microsoft announced the acquisitions of InXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Obsidian is the developer of cherished role-playing games like Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords, South […]

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On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 7

On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 7

Qatar Airways On this Day November 7, 2006 – Left Behind Games releases Left Behind: Eternal Forces amid a lot of controversy on religion. Summary Upon its release, Eternal Forces was subject to criticism from various groups claiming that it promoted religious warfare and bigotry. Disbarred attorney Jack Thompson, who had strongly criticized violence in […]

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On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 6

On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 6

Qatar Airways On this Day November 6, 2015 – Quite a bit happened 2K China shut down after Take-Two cancels Borderlands Online Activision Blizzard launched a film and TV studio, entitled Activision Blizzard Studios, to make shows and movies based on its popular video game franchises. Guild Wars 2 publisher NC Soft launched mobile division […]

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On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 4

On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 4

Qatar Airways On this Day November 4, 2010 – The Kinect was released in North America. However this also released in other regions on later dates. Summary Kinect (codenamed Project Natal during development) is a line of motion sensing input devices produced by Microsoft and first released in 2010. Kinect originated as a means to […]

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On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 3

On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 3

Qatar Airways On this Day November 3, 2017 – Perfect World Entertainment shut down Runic Games and Motiga developers of Gigantic and Torchlight respectively. Summary China-based publisher Perfect World laid off most of Motiga, the developer of the hero shooter Gigantic, and shut down Runic Games, the studio behind the popular action-RPG Torchlight and the […]

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On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 2

On this Day in the Gaming Industry November 2

Qatar Airways On this Day November 2, 2015 – Activision Blizzard acquired Candy Crush Saga developer King for $5.9 billion. Summary Activision announced on this day that it acquired King Digital for $5.9 billion developers of Candy Crush. Candy Crush Saga is a free-to-play match-three puzzle video game released by King on April 12, 2012, […]

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On this Day in the Gaming Industry October 31

On this Day in the Gaming Industry October 31

Qatar Airways On this Day October 31, 2003 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts announces the 1st annual BAFTA Games Awards for video game publications. Summary The BAFTA Games Awards or British Academy Games Awards are an annual British awards ceremony honoring “outstanding creative achievement” in the video game industry. This was first […]

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On this Day in the Gaming Industry October 30

On this Day in the Gaming Industry October 30

Qatar Airways On this Day October 30, 1987 – NEC released the PC-Engine console in Japan. Later known as TurboGrafx-16 in other regions. Summary The TurboGrafx-16, known as the PC Engine in Japan and France, is a 16-bit fourth-generation home video game console designed by Hudson Soft and sold by NEC Home Electronics. It was […]

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