History of Video Games 2006

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    Riot Games is founded with the intention of creating a competitive, free-to-play MOBA — League of Legends.

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    Epic Games releases Gears of War, the fastest selling console game that year and the first in a highly-successful series that became an Xbox staple.

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    PlayStation 3 launches, the first Sony console to include online connectivity through PlayStation Network.

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    ESRB Retail Council (ERC) is launched by ESRB and leading computer and video game retailers; “ERC Commitment to Parents” is adopted by all ERC retail members.