Tag Archives: birthday
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 | 19:01 GMT
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | 07:45 GMT
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has turned five years old. The bunting’s over there.
Thu, Feb 04, 2010 | 06:12 GMT
The Sims celebrates is tenth birthday today, having sold more then 125 million games.
Thu, Dec 03, 2009 | 12:09 GMT
PSone celebrates its fifteenth birthday today, as detailed by this splendid SCEJ page.
The machine launches on December 3, 1994 in Japan, and went on to sell over 125 million units.
It took almost a year to get out of Japan, launching in the US on September 9, 2005 and Europe on September 29 in the same year.
What’s left to say? A beast. A boxy, grey beast. Little life-changing man: we salute you.
Mon, Nov 02, 2009 | 19:13 GMT
Media Molecule’s giving away a special birthday cake Sackboy in this week’s PSN update to celebrate the game turning one.
Better still, the developer’s re-releasing the fabled spacesuit for one week only.
Nothing can ever be better than this. Get more from the game’s blog. Thanks, Syrok.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 | 09:30 BST
Dreamcast launched in Europe ten years ago today. The fated Sega machine released over here on October 14, 1999.
We don’t need to tell you what happened. It’s enough to remember the European machine had a blue swirl over the American console’s orange. It’s enough to remember the first time you saw Soul Calibur running. It’s enough to remember how quickly the VMU ran out of battery power.
There’s loads more on Wikipedia.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 11:57 BST
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 17:46 BST
EVE Online turned six years old today, with CCP announcing a 300,000 subscriber milestone in celebration.
The single-shard sci-fi MMO started 2009 with 244,000 players, the number rising 22 percent in five months.
Press release after the break.
Fri, Apr 03, 2009 | 09:01 BST
It’s true. The original Game Boy launched on April 21, 1989, meaning you – yes, you – are officially old.
The 8-bit Game Boy family dominated portable gaming from launch until its 32-bit successor, GBA, came along in 2001.
The system was discontinued in 2003, giving it a 14-year lifespan. It sold 60 million units.
Much, much more on 1UP.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 07:50 GMT
PlayStation 2 was nine years old yesterday as noticed by the eagle eyes of Kotaku.
The machine launches on March 4, 2000, the Japanese release being followed in October and November of the same year in the US and Europe respectively.
PlayStation 2 has now sold more than 140 million units worldwide, making it easily the most popular under-the-TV games console ever made.
Find a pair of rose-tinted spectacles through the link.
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 | 07:46 GMT
Xbox 360 was three years old on Saturday morning. The machine released in Canada and the US on November 22, 2005.
That means your warranty’s run out, American people with launch machines, so you’ll probably have to spend your holiday praying your world doesn’t turn red on Christmas morning.
The console launched in Europe on December 2 and in Japan on December 10.
Happy birthday, little man.
Sun, Nov 23, 2008 | 09:07 GMT
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 | 08:27 GMT
Seeing as PS3′s now two years old in the US, Sony’s launched a LittleBigPlanet competition to celebrate the fact, offering a virtual crown download for whoever can come up with the best anniversary level.
This is what you’ve got to do:
1. Create an original LittleBigPlanet level celebrating the PLAYSTATION 3 second anniversary.
2. You must name your Level using this format. “LBC1 -< YourLevelNameHere >”.
3. Publish your Level to the LittleBigPlanet online server at any time up until 11:59am PST December 9, 2008 when the contest closes.
4. Send an e-mail submission to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your level name (LBC1 – < YourLevelNameHere >) in the subject line. Include your PlayStation Network ID along with the name of your Level in your e-mail submission.
More through there.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 10:08 GMT
According to this GoNintendo report, Shigeru Miyamoto was 56 yesterday.
The Nintendo dev legend was born in 1952, and probably spent the day in his special mushroom house, or something.
Mr Nintendo – we salute you.
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 07:40 BST
According to SegaNerds, Sonic the Hedgehog was 17 years old yesterday.
Apparently, Sonic the Hedgehog was released in North America and Europe on June 23, 1991, with Japanese gamers having to wait until late July for the game. We have no idea if this is true or not, but we’re prepared to believe.
Happy birthday, Sonic. Here’s to another 17 years of running in a straight line.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 21:54 BST
Capcom has made some Street Fighter jelly with Resident Evil ice-cream to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary today.
For those who aren’t into simple arithmetic, that means the company started June 11, 1983.
Congrats Capcom, from all of us at VG247.
Join in the celebrations here.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 | 06:39 BST
NCsoft’s City of Heroes is now four years old, and lead designer Matt Miller is having a hard time coming to terms with he MMO’s longevity.
“I am pleased beyond all belief that this game continues to prosper four years into its life,” he said in a statement. “Our community is stronger than ever, the game as a whole is stronger than it ever has been, and the future for the game, as well as the franchise is extremely bright.”
Miller added: “In the end I just want to send out a thanks to all of the players of City of Heroes and City of Villains. Everyone, from the veterans who have been with this game since it launched (and even earlier for some beta testers!) to the users who just subscribed last week, have made this the most fun game to work on in my seventeen years in the industry. I look forward to reviewing our accomplishments this time next year when we celebrate our 5th anniversary!”
Read the full thing through the link, including some facts and figures about the game. Did you know that 32 million characters have been created in City of Heroes in the last four years? Nope. Us neither.
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 | 05:56 BST
Koei turns 30 this year, says IGN, and to celebrate it’s announced a new game for the DS: Kunitori Tounou Battle Nobunaga no Yabou.
It’s releasing in June. Apparently, “this new entry in the Nobunaga’s Ambition series is a departure from its predecessors. It’s set up as a board game where players use the stylus to directly move Sengoku Era generals about on a map in an effort to increase their territory. Touch an opposing general, and you end up in a battle, with your troops, which look like chess pieces, facing off.”
Greek to us. Happy birthday, Koei.