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No need for annual GTA, says Take-Two

No need for annual GTA, says Take-Two

There are no plans to release Grand Theft Auto games more frequently, says publisher Take-Two.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:55AM in News
Activision reveals new Transformers title

Activision reveals new Transformers title

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will release on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS and PC, says Activision.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:38AM in News
Mega Bloks partners with Assassin's Creed

Mega Bloks partners with Assassin's Creed

Mega Brands and Ubisoft today announced a partnership to introduce a line of Assassin’s Creed construction sets, which will launch later this year.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
Microsoft Australia appoints new Xbox PR manager

Microsoft Australia appoints new Xbox PR manager

Sophie Orlando is Microsoft Australia's new consumer PR lead, replacing Nelly Assayag.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 4:00PM in News

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Nextmedia appoints new PC PowerPlay and PC & Tech Authority editors

Nextmedia appoints new PC PowerPlay and PC & Tech Authority editors

A reshuffle amongst Nextmedia's gaming and technology titles welcomes new editors to PC PowerPlay and PC & Tech Authority.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 2:36PM in News
The 100 best-selling games in New Zealand in 2013

The 100 best-selling games in New Zealand in 2013

Unsurprisingly, Grand Theft Auto V gave Rockstar the number one in New Zealand last year, according to NPD data.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 1:22PM in News
Digital trumps retail in New Zealand in 2013

Digital trumps retail in New Zealand in 2013

New Zealand consumers spent $162 million on digital games in 2013 compared to $133 million at retail.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 12:57PM in News
Games Out This Week In ANZ

Games Out This Week In ANZ

Five games hit retail shelves across Australia and New Zealand this week.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 11:16AM in News

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The Evil Within dated for August

The Evil Within dated for August

Next survival horror outing from Shinji Mikami will emerge across Australia and New Zealand on August 28, says Bethesda.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 11:10AM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Feb 3 - Feb 9

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - New Zealand: Feb 3 - Feb 9

One Xbox 360 exclusive bumps another from the top of the charts this week.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:44AM in News
The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Feb 3 - Feb 9

The IGEA Top Ten Charts powered by NPD - Australia: Feb 3 - Feb 9

Tomb Raider only manages one week at number before it's knocked off by another debut entry.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:20AM in News
Nintendo dates upcoming 3DS titles

Nintendo dates upcoming 3DS titles

Nintendo has revealed the release dates for several upcoming 3DS titles, including Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby Triple Deluxe.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 14th 2014 at 3:04PM in News

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QVS signs on as distribution partner for CI Games

QVS signs on as distribution partner for CI Games

QVS has been chosen as the exclusive distribution partner in Australia and New Zealand for two upcoming titles from CI Games.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 14th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Mario Kart 8 dated for May 31

Mario Kart 8 dated for May 31

Nintendo has announced a release date of May 31 for Mario Kart 8.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 14th 2014 at 1:23PM in News
PS3 has "a good lineup" this year and next, says Sony

PS3 has "a good lineup" this year and next, says Sony

Sony believes the PlayStation 3 has at least another two years of life left in it.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 14th 2014 at 9:51AM in News
Microsoft claims Xbox victory in Australia in 2013

Microsoft claims Xbox victory in Australia in 2013

Not to be outdone by Sony, Microsoft says the Xbox One was number one by several measures in Australia in 2013.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 13th 2014 at 3:21PM in News

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Sony claims PlayStation victory in Australia in 2013; PS4 pips Xbox One

Sony claims PlayStation victory in Australia in 2013; PS4 pips Xbox One

Sony says its PlayStation brand has claimed a trifecta of wins in Australia in 2013 as the PlayStation 4 moves ahead of the Xbox One.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 13th 2014 at 2:54PM in News
The 100 best-selling games in Australia in 2013

The 100 best-selling games in Australia in 2013

Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling game in Australia in 2013, according to NPD data.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Feb 13th 2014 at 12:37PM in News
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
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