Back in the Day 10/02-10/08

quantum-leapAlright my time-traveling gamers, let’s take a leap through time as we explore this week in history.
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Unless otherwise stated these are United States items. It is organized by day, latest Wednesday back to previous Thursday. Then by year, with the most recent first.

Video Games

Oct. 08
2013 – Borderlands 2: GOTY Edition – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows versions released. [I hate the way the save works in this game.]
2013 – Capcom Essentials – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 versions released.
2013 – Dishonored: GOTY Edition – Retail release – Xbox 360 version, PlayStation 3, Windows versions released.
2009 – Sudoku – PlayStation 3, PSP versions released.
2009 – Donkey Kong Barrel Blast – Wii version released.
2002 – Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga – Windows version released.

Oct. 07
2012 – Pokémon Black Version 2 – Nintendo DS version released.
2012 – Pokémon White Version 2 – Nintendo DS version released.
2012 – Pokémon Dream Radar – Nintendo 3DS version released.
1999 – Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes – Dreamcast version released.

Oct. 06
2009 – World – Need for Speed: SHIFT – Windows Steam version released.
2009 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii versions released. [debating whether to get this game cheap.]
2009 – world – Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes – Windows Steam version released.
2009 – The Oregon Trail – Windows Mobile version released. [I remember playing the original in elementary.]
2005 – eGames, Inc. acquires Cinemaware.
2004 – Mortal Kombat: Deception: Premium Pack – Xbox, PlayStation 2 versions released. [owned this back in the day.]
1999 – Digital Image Design Ltd.  is acquired by Rage Software.
1995 – Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 – Arcade version released.

Oct. 05
2012 – world – Sonic Adventure 2 – Xbox 360 (XBLA) version released.
2009 – Final Fantasy NES – Wii version released.
2009 – Ubisoft Entertainment SA announces to have acquired the French development studio Nadeo.
2007 – Bungie Studios becomes the privately held independent company, Bungie, LLC. Previously a Microsoft development studio.
1998 – Quake: The Offering – DOS version released. [Do you even know what DOS is?]

Oct. 04
2011 – Rage – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows versions released. [In progress now.]
2011 – Crysis – PlayStation 3 (PSN), Xbox 360 (XBLA) version released. [Played 2, need to play this.]
2011 – Spider-Man: Edge of Time – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii version released. [I enjoyed this game.]
2005 – Midway Games, Inc. acquires UK development studio The Pitbull Syndicate.
2005 – An announcement is made that Fox Interactive Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation, has completed its acquisition of IGN Entertainment, Inc. for approximately $650 million.
2000 – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike – Dreamcast version released.

Oct. 03
2001 – Activision Publishing, Inc. acquires development studio Treyarch Invention LLC.
2001 – From Dusk Till Dawn – Windows version released.
2001 - The Mummy Returns – PlayStation 2 version released.
2000 – Disney Pixar Buzz Lightyear of Star Command – Dreamcast version released.
1989 – Prince of Persia – Apple II version released.

Oct. 02
2012 – Resident Evil 6 – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 versions released.
2012 – Sonic Adventure 2 -PlayStation 3 (PSN) version released.
2007 – Enemy Territory: Quake Wars – Windows version released.
2007 – Spider-Man: Friend or Foe – Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Windows, version released.
2006 – Electronic Arts, Inc. acquires Digital Illusions CE.
2002 – Hitman 2: Silent Assassin – Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2 versions released. [got it on steam sale.]

Tech

Oct. 05
2011 – Steve Jobs passed away.

Oct. 04
1979 – HP 41c Programmable Calculator introduced.
1957 – The first man-made satellite to orbit the Earth, Sputnik 1, is launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Oct. 02
1997 – Worldcom outbids BT to acquire MCI Communications.

Until next time!

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