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Titanfall won't suffer same problems as Battlefield 4, says EA

Titanfall won't suffer same problems as Battlefield 4, says EA

EA Games Label executive VP Patrick Söderlund has downplayed Battlefield 4's tech problems to insist that the unique set of circumstances that troubled DICE’s shooter will not do the same ...

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 30th 2014 at 3:05PM in News
EA's digital earnings beat packaged goods

EA's digital earnings beat packaged goods

Electronic Arts now does more business via digital channels than physical retail, according to its latest financial results.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 30th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Nintendo execs take pay cut and profits fall by 30 per cent

Nintendo execs take pay cut and profits fall by 30 per cent

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has volunteered a 50 per cent wage cut as the company announced its latest set of poor financial results.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 30th 2014 at 2:22PM in News
World of Warcraft boasts 100 million accounts

World of Warcraft boasts 100 million accounts

The number of individual accounts registered by World of Warcraft players has topped 100 million, says Blizzard.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 30th 2014 at 2:10PM in News

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PS4 owners don't need PlayStation Plus to play The Elder Scrolls Online

PS4 owners don't need PlayStation Plus to play The Elder Scrolls Online

PlayStation 4 owners will not need to subscribe to Sony's PlayStation Plus service in order to play The Elder Scrolls Online, confirms Bethesda.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 29th 2014 at 12:28PM in News
Cliffy B: New Gears of War dev will 'take good care of her'

Cliffy B: New Gears of War dev will 'take good care of her'

Former Epic developer and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski says yesterday’s sale of the Gears of War IP to Microsoft will be good for the series.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 29th 2014 at 12:21PM in News
Titanfall Xbox 360 is under development at Bluepoint Games, not Respawn

Titanfall Xbox 360 is under development at Bluepoint Games, not Respawn

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall is being developed externally.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 29th 2014 at 8:48AM in News
There are now 27m people playing League of Legends every day

There are now 27m people playing League of Legends every day

The popular multiplayer online battle arena of League of Legends is even more popular today as developer Riot Games says it now supports 27m active daily players.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 29th 2014 at 8:43AM in News

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Skyrim sells twenty million

Skyrim sells twenty million

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has now sold 20 million copies across all platforms, says Bethesda.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 29th 2014 at 8:36AM in News
Yoshi's New Island hatches into retail in March

Yoshi's New Island hatches into retail in March

The latest in the Yoshi platformer series arrives at retail in Australia and New Zealand on March 15, says Nintendo.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 1:50PM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Jan 13 - Jan 19

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Jan 13 - Jan 19

Call of Duty: Ghosts remains at number despite not topping any of the single format charts.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 12:42PM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Jan 13 - Jan 19

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Jan 13 - Jan 19

New release Mario Party Island Tour sneaks into the all platforms top ten.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 12:23PM in News

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Games Out In ANZ This Week

Games Out In ANZ This Week

Three new games hit retail across Australia and New Zealand this week.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 12:11PM in News
Microsoft purchases Gears of War IP from Epic

Microsoft purchases Gears of War IP from Epic

Gears of War is and forever will be a Microsoft-only IP as the Xbox platform holder has acquired the rights to existing and future games in the series from Epic.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 10:46AM in News
Sony stock now rated as 'junk'

Sony stock now rated as 'junk'

Challenges to the company's TV and PC businesses are the reason behind credit ratings agency Moody’s decision to downgrade its Sony stock rating status to ‘junk’.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 10:38AM in News
Sony to switch off four MMOs, including Free Realms

Sony to switch off four MMOs, including Free Realms

Four of Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online titles will soon close, says the company.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 10:31AM in News

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Microsoft puts digital pricing 'on the agenda'

Microsoft puts digital pricing 'on the agenda'

Making the price of digital Xbox One games more competitive with physical retail is "on the agenda", says Microsoft.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 10:25AM in News
Minecraft PS3 sells a million

Minecraft PS3 sells a million

Minecraft has passed one million copies sold on PlayStation 3 since its December launch, says Mojang.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 10:18AM in News
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate arrives in 2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate arrives in 2015

A new Monster Hunter is on its way, and heading to the West, says Capcom.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 10:07AM in News
Xbox One boosts Microsoft profit increase

Xbox One boosts Microsoft profit increase

Microsoft has shipped 3.9m Xbox Ones into retail, helping the company as a whole report better-than-expected results.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 28th 2014 at 9:57AM in News
Dead Rising 3 sells a million

Dead Rising 3 sells a million

Xbox One survival-comedy Dead Rising 3 has sold a million units worldwide, says Capcom.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 2:44PM in News
King says trademark Saga is only about protecting their IP

King says trademark Saga is only about protecting their IP

Candy Crush Saga maker King says it is merely taking "appropriate steps" in trademark disputes.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 2:23PM in News
Candy Crush dev King hits The Banner Saga

Candy Crush dev King hits The Banner Saga

Candy Crush Saga maker King has moved to oppose the trademark application of The Banner Saga, an indie role-playing game recently released on Steam.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 2:06PM in News
Nintendo rolls out Pokemon Bank in Asia

Nintendo rolls out Pokemon Bank in Asia

The delayed Pokemon Bank service has been officially launched in Asia, says Nintendo.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Announcing the MCV Pacific Awards 2014

Announcing the MCV Pacific Awards 2014

Trade Media today announces the MCV Pacific Awards 2014, recognising excellence in all sectors of the games industry in Australia and New Zealand.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 1:26PM in News