Duke Nukem Forever is now in its 10th year of production and was expected to be released this year.
Gaming Related PC Hardware Releases[edit | edit source]
- March 14: Microsoft announces Games for Windows Live, a version of Xbox Live for the Windows platform. The service launches on May 8 of that year.
- March 27: Microsoft announces the new Xbox 360 Elite SKU. The revision comes with a bigger harddrive and the ability to output HDMI it goes on sale in April.
- March 28: Nintendo and Sega announce Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the DS and Wii. This marks the first time Sonic and Mario have ever appeared in a video game together.
- April 11: Sony announces that they are discontinuing the 20 GB PS3 SKU, one of two SKUs available at the systems launch, leaving only the 60 GB SKU available for consumer purchase.
- May 19: Blizzard Entertainment announces StarCraft II at Seoul, South Korea.
- June 27: Nintendo announces Wiiware, a service similar to the popular Xbox Live Arcade that will allow developers to release original downloadable games onto the Wii. Previously the only downloadable games available on the Wii have been limited to its Virtual Console program.
- July 5: After an outpouring of complaints over faulty 360 hardware, Microsoft announces an extension for the Xbox 360's warranty that applies retroactively to all consumers who have purchased the console since launch.
- August 29: Nokia reveals plans to revive it's failing N-gage brand in November. This time however the line will not be a console but rather a service players can download on the phones and/or PCs. 
- September 25: Halo 3 is released and grosses US$170 million in a 24-hour period, a record for the highest grossing opening day in video game history.
- September 26: Activision buys Bizarre Creations, makers of the Project Gotham Racing series for Microsoft platforms.
- October 5: Bungie announces it's split with Microsoft to become an independent studio.
- October 11: EA announces plans to buy VG Holding Corp, which owns both Pandemic Studios, and Bioware effectively making both companies subsidiaries.
- November 6: EA closes down its EA Chicago studios.
- December 3: Blizzard & Activision Merger