This day in Videogame History – December 7th
1982 – 23 minutes before Atari announcing reduces sales expectations, Atari President and CEO Ray Kassar sells 5000 shares of Warner Communications.
1982 – Atari announces that sales of Video Computer Systems are not meeting predicted levels. Fourth quarter sales increase expected to be 10-15 percent rather than 50 percent.
1989 – U.S. Congressman Dennis Eckart announces at a large news conference that he is recommending an investigation of Nintendo by the Justice Department.
1990 – At Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California, Nintendo holds the Nintendo PowerFest grand finale to their nation-wide video game competition, over three days.
2003 – The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US. The “Noiseland Arcade” includes at least eleven arcade video game machines.
2004 – Nvidia announces it is making the graphics processor for Sony’s next PlayStation video game system. The two companies have been working for two years to develop a graphics processor based on Sony technology and Nvidia’s GeForce architecture.
2004 – Capcom releases the Viewtiful Joe 2 video game for the GameCube and PlayStation 2 in the US.
2009 – Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks video game for the Nintendo DS in the USA.