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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Rune Factory 4 cancelled for PAL territories

Rune Factory 4 cancelled for PAL territories

MarvelousAQL has cancelled the planned PAL release of Rune Factory 4, leaving it unavailable in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 11:11AM in News

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Angry Birds has as many active players as people registered on Twitter

Angry Birds has as many active players as people registered on Twitter

Rovio outlines its ambitions to take on Coke and Disney.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 11:01AM in News
Annual updates, no customisation for Alienware Steam Machines

Annual updates, no customisation for Alienware Steam Machines

Alienware produced Steam Machines will launch every year, the company says.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 10:46AM in News
Candy Crush Saga developer moves to trademark Candy

Candy Crush Saga developer moves to trademark Candy

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Candy Crush Saga developer King approval over the trademarking of the term “candy.”

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 10:31AM in News
PS3, Xbox 360 price cuts coming in Feb, says analyst

PS3, Xbox 360 price cuts coming in Feb, says analyst

Sony and Microsoft will cut the price of their last-gen consoles to US$199 next month, claims a US industry analyst.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 21st 2014 at 1:34PM in News
Ex-Game Informer editor launches iOS games mag

Ex-Game Informer editor launches iOS games mag

Veteran games journalist Chris Stead has launched Grab It, a digital magazine devoted to iOS gaming.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 21st 2014 at 12:17PM in News
Nintendo's share price falls following slashed sales forecast

Nintendo's share price falls following slashed sales forecast

Nintendo lost 18 per cent of its value on the Tokyo Stock Exchange over the weekend.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 21st 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Fable Trilogy bundles three Fable games, arrives Feb

Fable Trilogy bundles three Fable games, arrives Feb

Fable Anniversary, Fable 2, and Fable 3 will be packaged as Fable Trilogy for Xbox 360, says Microsoft.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 21st 2014 at 10:59AM in News
Disney Infinity sells three million

Disney Infinity sells three million

Three million Disney Infinity starter packs have been sold since launch, says Disney Interactive.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 21st 2014 at 10:46AM in News
Global Game Jam hits Australia and New Zealand this weekend

Global Game Jam hits Australia and New Zealand this weekend

Nine venues across Australia and New Zealand will play host to the Global Game Jam from January 24 to 26.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jan 20th 2014 at 11:49AM in News