Entries in 'world' (85)

WRC returns to gaming

WRC returns to gaming

Italian publisher Black Bean has captured the rights to the hair-raising World Rally Championship and has announced its intention to resurrect the franchise some time in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2009 at 4:43PM in News
THQ signs deal with Animal Planet

THQ signs deal with Animal Planet

THQ has prepared a huge long-term marketing push to support the launch of its newest IP, World of Zoo – including a sponsorship deal of popular documentary TV channel Animal ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2009 at 4:44PM in News
England demands games centre

England demands games centre

The FA has sent its list of requirements to the South African base that will be housing the England football team during next summer’s World Cup – and chief amongst ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2009 at 1:15PM in News
Third WoW expansion underway

Third WoW expansion underway

Californian game maker Blizzard has announced it’s working on a third expansion package for the world’s most popular MMORPG.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2009 at 5:48PM in News

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Future ‘open’ to single-game mags

Future ‘open’ to single-game mags

Future Publishing has told MCV it will consider creating other magazines dedicated to a single game – after the announcement of its global World Of Warcraft publication yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2009 at 2:49PM in News
Future closes PSW magazine

Future closes PSW magazine

Following the surprise news that Future is to refrain from ABCing its games magazines today, the publisher has now confirmed that it has closed independent PlayStation title PSW.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2009 at 1:02PM in News
EA dates first Sims 3 expansion

EA dates first Sims 3 expansion

When it comes to in-game expansions, no-one does it quite like EA did it with Sims 2 – and now the expansion ball has begun rolling for the recently released ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2009 at 3:21PM in News
Red Faction: Guerrilla sells 1m

Red Faction: Guerrilla sells 1m

As part of its Q1 financial report, THQ boss Brian Farrell has confirmed that Volition’s FPS sequel Red Faction: Guerrilla has passed the 1m sales mark worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2009 at 10:47AM in News

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Sam Raimi directing WoW movie

Sam Raimi directing WoW movie

The long-rumoured World of Warcraft movie is real – and furthermore, developer Blizzard and co-producers Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros have hired the services of Evil Dead and Spider-Man director ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2009 at 10:39AM in News
Free World of Warcraft Peggle unveiled

Free World of Warcraft Peggle unveiled

PopCap has made a special version of one of its most popular titles available for free, taking influence from Blizzard's phenomenally popular MMO.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2009 at 4:28PM in News
Twitter hits WoW and Champions Online

Twitter hits WoW and Champions Online

Revolutionary social networking tool Twitter is to get in-game support in two of MMO’s biggest names – Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and Cryptic’s upcoming Champions Online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2009 at 11:39AM in News
Mastertronic launches new indie label

Mastertronic launches new indie label

UK publisher Mastertronic has become the latest outfit to put its weight behind the casual games sector with the announcement of a brand new arm to its publishing business – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2009 at 6:14PM in News

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Blu-ray and DVD sales down

Blu-ray and DVD sales down

The global market for both Blu-ray and DVD discs dropped by 4.8 per cent to $482m in 2008, with analyst Screen Digest blaming both the worldwide recession and online piracy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2009 at 2:16PM in News
Wii Fit Plus and new Mario set for E3 reveal

Wii Fit Plus and new Mario set for E3 reveal

Japanese business daily The Nikkei is reporting that platform holder Nintendo will reveal a new version of its world-conquering Wii Fit game at its E3 press conference tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 1st 2009 at 11:30AM in News
PC World's biggest ever ad campaign

PC World's biggest ever ad campaign

PC World has launched a major ad campaign, with an emphasis on meeting particular customer needs, instead of the traditional low price point message.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2009 at 1:37PM in News
Fuel is 'biggest console game ever'

Fuel is 'biggest console game ever'

Codemasters’ upcoming racer Fuel can rightly lay claim to offering the biggest ever in-game environment seen in a video game, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2009 at 11:53AM in News

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DSGi sells Hungarian stores for €1

DSGi sells Hungarian stores for €1

Currys and PC World owner DSGi has sold off all nine of its Hungarian stores, which operate under the Electro World brand, for just €1 – a move that mirrors ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2009 at 11:30AM in News
Canessa to head up Blizzard’s Battle.net

Canessa to head up Blizzard’s Battle.net

Former PopCap vice president Greg Canessa is to take charge of Blizzard’s Battle.net operations following his recently revealed move to the acclaimed MMO publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2009 at 12:33PM in News
Lifetime Final Fantasy sales hit 85m units

Lifetime Final Fantasy sales hit 85m units

Japanese developer and publisher Square Enix has revealed some global lifetime sales figures for its biggest owned IPs – and unsurprisingly it’s Final Fantasy that leads the charge.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2009 at 12:02PM in News
WoW players complete 16m quests a day

WoW players complete 16m quests a day

The whole industry knows that when it comes to MMOs that Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is the one to rule them all – but some recently revealed stats about ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2009 at 12:34PM in News
MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

Whilst the publishing world may be vocal in its increasing interest in free-to-play online game models, a new report by Screen Digest shows that the subscription based MMO market grew ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 4:07PM in News
Vin Diesel and Jonathan Ross chat WoW

Vin Diesel and Jonathan Ross chat WoW

Last week’s episode of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross saw the leading BBC entertainer spare a few moments to talk gaming with Hollywood superstar Vin Diesel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2009 at 10:46AM in News
House of the Dead breaks swearing world record

House of the Dead breaks swearing world record

House of the Dead: Overkill has won itself the prestigious honour of being officially crowned the most swear word filled game ever released, according to the Guinness Book of World ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2009 at 11:50AM in News
US: World Tour instrument pack wins at retail

US: World Tour instrument pack wins at retail

Flying in the face of the wallet-tightening global credit crunch, it has been revealed that the full-price, complete band kit SKU of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero: World Tour has to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2009 at 4:44PM in News
US: New Guitar Hero hardware SKU announced

US: New Guitar Hero hardware SKU announced

Guitar Hero World Tour developer Neversoft has announced that it is to release an additional SKU to its Guitar Hero: World Tour offering in the form of a standalone drum ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2009 at 11:06AM in News