January 2006 in video gaming

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January 31, 2006[edit]

  • Sony is reportedly building a Xbox Live-killer for the PlayStation 3.[1]
  • StarForce, a DRM maker for computer games, threatens to sue popular weblog Boing Boing for criticising its products.[2][3]
  • CNET reports that Cisco Systems might be interested in buying Nintendo.[4][5]
  • Blizzard Entertainment responds to the LGBT debate happening in World of Warcraft. The company stated: "To promote a positive game environment for everyone and help prevent such harassment from taking place as best we can, we prohibit mention of topics related to sensitive real-world subjects in open chat within the game, and we do our best to take action whenever we see such topics being broadcast."[6]
  • Sony announces that ten servers will be merged with ten others on Everquest 2. Players are cautiously optimistic.[7][8]

January 30, 2006[edit]

  • Shares of Take-Two Interactive, the controversial creator of the Grand Theft Auto series, rose Monday after news that the company was in takeover talks with an unnamed buyer.[9][10][11]
  • A mandatory update for Xbox Live on the Xbox 360 was released. Microsoft claimed the update was for bugfixes and improvements. Members of the modding community claim that "the true purpose of this update was to halt the progress of the modding community".[12]
  • Nintendo released a statement regarding the Red Tulip phenomenon on Animal Crossing: Wild World, stating "We have isolated the problem and determined that there was a temporary error with the upload tool when this letter was posted". Earlier, there had been speculation that the tulips were a result of black hat hackers.[13]

January 27, 2006[edit]

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January 5, 2006[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ David Jenkins. "Gamasutra - StarForce Makers Threaten Website Critics". gamasutra.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ Boing Boing Archived 2006-02-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Is TiVo next on Cisco's push into homes?". CNET. CBS Interactive. 
  5. ^ "Gaming articles on Engadget". Engadget. Archived from the original on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Edge Online - Video game features, reviews & industry jobs". Edge Online. Archived from the original on 2006-02-16. 
  7. ^ "EverQuest II - Register or Login". sony.com. Archived from the original on 2006-02-02. 
  8. ^ "darniaq.com". darniaq.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. 
  9. ^ "Where did the Video Games site go?". Yahoo Games. 9 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2 February 2006. 
  10. ^ Scott Banerjee. "Take-Two shares rebound 10%". MarketWatch. 
  11. ^ "TTWO Interactive Stock Chart - Yahoo! Inc. Stock - Yahoo! Finance". yahoo.com. 
  12. ^ Nich Maragos. "Gamasutra - Xbox 360 Live Update Fixes Bugs, Freezes Hacking". gamasutra.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
  13. ^ Nich Maragos. "Gamasutra - Nintendo Issues Statement On Animal Crossing Glitch". gamasutra.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
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  18. ^ Nich Maragos. "Gamasutra - Microsoft Discusses Japanese 360 Launch Issues". gamasutra.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
  19. ^ PSP Updates Archived 2011-02-21 at WebCite
  20. ^ David Jenkins. "Gamasutra - Rockstar Indicted In Los Angeles Over Hot Coffee". gamasutra.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
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  22. ^ "Sony emerges into 'difficult environment'". Financial Times. 
  23. ^ Simon Carless. "Gamasutra - Microsoft Announces Record Revenues, Increased Game Losses". gamasutra.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-22. 
  24. ^ "Nintendo sales down, profits up". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2011-02-22. 
  25. ^ Nintendo
  26. ^ "New DS hitting Japan March 2". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
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  28. ^ Reuters Archived 2006-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ "Dance Dance Revolution breaks out in WV schools". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. 
  30. ^ Shacknews Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  31. ^ Vivendi Universal Games (5 January 2006). "Vivendi Universal Games Acquires High Moon Studios". prnewswire.com.