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July 31, 2008 (Thursday)

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Oprah buys a Wii
Oprah Winfrey has bought a Wii, from a Walmart in Hawaii. Read more

July 30, 2008 (Wednesday)

Warhammer Online System Requirements
Sys requirements are out for Warhammer Online, which has yet to release a definite release date. Read more

July 29, 2008 (Tuesday)

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EA may sell computer units
EA is considering selling computer units with the release of Crysis Warhead. It is aimed at getting more people to buy PC's especially since it should be able to run games that its supposed to be able to play. Read more

July 28, 2008 (Monday)

Cryptic Studios obtains rights to Star Trek Online
Cryptic Studios announced today that it has secured the global rights to develop and publish Star Trek Online, a massively multiplayer online game based on the legendary Star Trek franchise. Read more

July 27, 2008 (Sunday)

Warhammer Online possible release date
Several retail sites, and even (temporarily) the official EA site have been seen displaying a release date of September 23rd. Until an official statement is made by EA, file this under 'Rumor'. Read more

July 25, 2008 (Friday)

British Prisons Ban Game Consoles
No more game consoles for British prisoners, as they costed too much taxpayer money and too much was spent on them. Read more

July 24, 2008 (Thursday)

Casual titles for the Ds helps Ubisoft sales
Ubisoft sales are up 26% from casual games while they delay the bigger name games. Read more

July 23, 2008 (Wednesday)

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EA signs with United Talent Agency
This partnership is supposed to help bring EA stuff to comic books, movie theaters, and TV. Read more

July 22, 2008 (Tuesday)

THQ partners with GameTap
THQ stuff will be downloadable from GameTap, and some THQ games can be played on gametap's site for free. Read more

July 21, 2008 (Monday)

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Wii Keyboard
Logitch has made an official Wii wireless QWERTY keyword. It is supposed to come out in a month and cost $50. Read more

July 18, 2008 (Friday)

E3 2008 apparently not too enjoyable
Not many gamers were as excited about this years E3 as they have been in years past. Even a few executives such as EA's John Riccitiello were found to have disliked it. Read more

July 17, 2008 (Thursday)

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Sony Video Service delayed for Europe and Australia till 2009
Sony Video download service for the year 2008 won't come to PAL markets. Read more

July 16, 2008 (Wednesday)

$200 PSP bundle announced
When October comes, this bundle will sell with a silver PSP, a voucher to download Echochrome, a 1GB memory stick, Ratchet & Clank Size Matters, and a UMD movie (undetermined at the time) Read more

July 15, 2008 (Tuesday)

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Wii Speak revealed by Nintendo
Nintendo reveals a microphone device for the Wii that allows people to talk to each other. Read more

July 14, 2008 (Monday)

Flagship Studios closes
Flagship Studios, the makers of Hellgate: London and Mythos (which is in beta testing phase), have abruptly shut down, and all staff have been laid off. Read more

July 11, 2008 (Friday)

Gamestop makes family-oriented site
The launch of Gamestop Playground was done to attract more families to gaming. It is aimed at teaching parents about ESRB ratings and also has games as well as game recommendations for kids. Read more

July 10, 2008 (Thursday)

Activision-Blizzard's merger has been finalized
Since December 2007, the merger between Activision and Blizzard had talks starting, and now everything on the merger has come to completion.. Read more

July 9, 2008 (Wednesday)

Fallout 3 banned in Australia
The Australian OFLC has refused classification to Fallout 3, effectively banning it from being sold in Australia. Read more

July 8, 2008 (Tuesday)

Google launches Lively
Today Google launched Lively a game similar to Second Life. It requires Internet Explorer or Firefox, as well as a Google account and runs on Windows XP or Vista. Read more

July 2, 2008 (Wednesday)

Chrono Trigger comes to DS
Square Enix has confirmed that Chrono Trigger is coming to the Nintendo DS in North America. It will be ported from the SNES with additional dungeons. Read more


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