Thursday, July 15, 2010

PlayStation Minis hits a million downloads

In nine months, over a million Minis have been downloaded the through PlayStation Network.

Jagex Games Studio creates new role for Peter Lorenz

UK-based independant developer and publisher, Jagex Games Studio, has appointed Peter Lorenz to a newly-created role as head of business development.

Ubisoft: TV advertising is still worthwhile

Ubisoft is standing firm in support of TV advertising as a means for developing brand awareness.

How do the research budgets of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo stack up?

There is a vast disparity between the research and development budgets for the three major console players.

Konami releases baseball training sim

Konami has released a baseball game for the Wii with a twist - there's no baseball in the game.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Startup, Dire Wolf Studios, to build trading card MMO

Former head of Sony Online Entertainment, Denver, Scott Martins, has formed a new online games company.

Virtual Toys brings HoopWorld to Nintendo WiiWare

Publisher, Virtual Toys, and Streamline Studios will release HoopWorld on the WiiWare download service on July 19.

EA's DeathSpank now available for download

The light-hearted action RPG, DeathSpank, is now available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Microsoft enters the handheld market

Microsoft will be attacking the console handheld market, leveraging off its Xbox Live service and Windows 7 Phone hardware.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Google tosses up to $US200 million into Zynga's kitty

Google, in its bid for a successful launch of Google Games, invested upwards of $US200 million in Zynga.

Will the Xbox evolve into a cloud gaming platform?

A comment from Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, raises some interesting questions about the future of the Xbox gaming platform.