Friday, July 30, 2010

Interview: CEO of iGEA, Ron Curry

The iGEA is an industry body that represents the Australia and New Zealand games publishers and distributors. Currently, it represents 14 organisations in Australia, and nine in New Zealand, who combined account for around 95 per cent of the local games traffic.

Capcom and Nintendo post struggling first quarter financials

Both Capcom and Nintendo have reported a substantial profit drop, but for very different reasons.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Video: The making of Red Dead Redemption's soundtrack

Rockstar has released a ‘making of’ documentary for the soundtrack of Red Dead Redemption.

Faery Legends of Avalon getting closer to digital download release

Digital download RPG, Faery: Legends of Avalon, is coming ever closer to release with a batch of new screenshots.

Video: Nintendo launches Dragon Quest IX to Australian media

Along with the announcement that Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies will be available in Australian stores on August 19, Nintendo took the opportunity to throw a party and invited a group of journalists to come and play the game for themselves.

Playlogic, of Fairytale Fights fame, files for bankruptcy

Dutch developer and publisher, Playlogic, has filed for the Dutch equivilent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sony opens up brand licensing

In a bid to increase the value of its PlayStation brand, Sony has greatly opened up its licensing guidelines.

EverQuest 2 introduces free-to-play option

Joining the ranks of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online, Sony Online Entertainment has announced a free option of EverQuest 2.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sex in the City homage game comes to Facebook

The newest Facebook game from TRZZonline is a homage to the hit TV series Sex in the City

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Sony financials strong, Atari less comfortable

Some mixed financial results have come to light, with Sony bouncing back from a tough year, while Atari struggles, but sees a silver lining.

Massage game coming to Wii courtesy of Microforum

Developer and publisher, Microforum, has announced a new, massage-based puzzle game for the WiiWare download shop.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Feature: The five smartest games businesses

Which businesses have been the most successful at building fan bases, moving with the rapidly-changing industry, and willing to take risks?