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Australians spent over $2bn on games in 2013; Digital catching physical sales

Australians spent over $2bn on games in 2013; Digital catching physical sales

Huge growth in digital sales in 2013 sees the Australian video and computer games industry valued at over $2 billion.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 13th 2014 at 12:06PM in News
Titanfall beta registration opens today

Titanfall beta registration opens today

EA is now taking sign-ups for the Titanfall beta to kick off on February 14.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 12th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Assassin's Creed IV sales trail Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed IV sales trail Assassin's Creed III

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has shipped 10 million units, says Ubisoft.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 12th 2014 at 12:38PM in News
PS4, Xbox One lead platforms for next Call of Duty

PS4, Xbox One lead platforms for next Call of Duty

The next Call of Duty will be a "next-gen-first production", says Activision.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 12th 2014 at 11:42AM in News

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Digital accounts for nearly half of all PS Vita software sales

Digital accounts for nearly half of all PS Vita software sales

Digital sales have almost overtaken physical sales on PlayStation Vita, says Sony.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 12th 2014 at 11:35AM in News
Flappy Bird addiction had "become a problem" says developer

Flappy Bird addiction had "become a problem" says developer

Dong Nguyen has revealed the reasons why he pulled his smash hit Flappy Bird from the world’s app stores.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 12th 2014 at 9:42AM in News
Ubisoft Q3 earnings drop 35 per cent year-on-year

Ubisoft Q3 earnings drop 35 per cent year-on-year

For the quarter ending December 31, 2013 Ubisoft's reported earnings reveal a significant year-over-year decline.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 12th 2014 at 9:29AM in News
Watch Dogs coming in autumn; Wii U version later

Watch Dogs coming in autumn; Wii U version later

Ubisoft has reiterated Watch Dogs is still in development for Wii U, but that version won't launch alongside other platforms.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 12th 2014 at 9:20AM in News

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IGEA signs on as an MCV Pacific Awards 2014 sponsor

IGEA signs on as an MCV Pacific Awards 2014 sponsor

MCV Pacific is proud to announce the IGEA has agreed to be the Red Carpet sponsor at this year's awards.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 11th 2014 at 3:13PM in News
Watch the hilarious intro music video for IGN AU's Black Beta Select Awards

Watch the hilarious intro music video for IGN AU's Black Beta Select Awards

Last Friday IGN AU kicked off its Black Beta Select Awards event with a brilliant parody music video.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 11th 2014 at 1:30PM in News
World of Speed MMO announced from Project Cars studio

World of Speed MMO announced from Project Cars studio

UK developer Slightly Mad Studios adds a second massively-multiplayer online racing game to its garage.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 11th 2014 at 12:34PM in News
Flappy Bird flies coop; Flappy Bird clones take nest

Flappy Bird flies coop; Flappy Bird clones take nest

Mobile hit Flappy Bird has been removed from sale by developer Doug Nguyen.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 11th 2014 at 12:18PM in News

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Over 2.1m PS4 owners subscribe to PlayStation Plus

Over 2.1m PS4 owners subscribe to PlayStation Plus

Sony's PlayStation Plus service has an attach rate of more than 50 per cent on PlayStation 4.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 11th 2014 at 12:06PM in News
Activision Blizzard posts US$1.5b revenue for last quarter

Activision Blizzard posts US$1.5b revenue for last quarter

Activision Blizzard's $1.5bn in revenue during the last quarter is better than expected, says the company.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 10th 2014 at 1:20PM in News
Skylanders franchise has grossed US$2 billion

Skylanders franchise has grossed US$2 billion

The Skylanders series has surpassed US$2 billion in sales, says Activision.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 10th 2014 at 12:04PM in News
Diablo III sells 15 million

Diablo III sells 15 million

Activision Blizzard has announced Diablo III has now sold 15m units across all platforms.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 10th 2014 at 9:21AM in News

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The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Jan 27 - Feb 2

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Jan 27 - Feb 2

Minecraft is New Zealand's best-selling game this week, knocking Battlefield 4 off the top.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 7th 2014 at 11:24AM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Jan 27 - Feb 2

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Jan 27 - Feb 2

The Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider debuts at number this week.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 7th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Titanfall Xbox 360 slips a couple of weeks

Titanfall Xbox 360 slips a couple of weeks

The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall will not launch alongside the Xbox One and PC version on March 13.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:46AM in News
Oculus Rift maker to co-publish EVE Valkyrie

Oculus Rift maker to co-publish EVE Valkyrie

Oculus, maker of the VR headset Oculus Rift, has announced its first game publishing deal.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:36AM in News
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain may not arrive until 2016

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain may not arrive until 2016

Konami’s gaming arm has reported a 62 per cent decline in operating income to ¥70.6bn (AU$772m) for the nine months ending December 31.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:26AM in News
PS4 launch boosts PlayStation revenue by 64 per cent

PS4 launch boosts PlayStation revenue by 64 per cent

The launch of PS4 has led to a sharp increase in operating revenue for Sony’s PlayStation unit.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:17AM in News
Amazon snags Killer Instinct developer

Amazon snags Killer Instinct developer

Double Helix, the studio behind the recent Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct, has been purchased by Amazon.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:06AM in News
Drakengard 3 gets digital release in May

Drakengard 3 gets digital release in May

Square Enix action-RPG Drakengard 3 will be released as a digital download in PAL territories on May 22, the publisher says.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 6th 2014 at 2:53PM in News
Assassin's Creed IV DLC becomes standalone

Assassin's Creed IV DLC becomes standalone

Freedom Cry, the single-player DLC for Assassin's Creed IV released last month, will see a standalone release later this month, says Ubisoft.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 6th 2014 at 2:01PM in News