Entries in 'MCV Pacific' (254)

Halfbrick talk to MCV about Fruit Ninja Kinect

Halfbrick talk to MCV about Fruit Ninja Kinect

Fruit Ninja, the highly successful iOS game from Brisbane developers Halfbrick, is out today for Kinect, and is the first ever downloadable Kinect title.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 10th 2011 at 4:25AM in News
SEGA confirms interest in acquiring THQ talent

SEGA confirms interest in acquiring THQ talent

With THQ Studio Australia in Brisbane is closing its doors, SEGA Studios Australia is now looking at avenues for providing opportunities for former THQ staff.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 10th 2011 at 4:08AM in News
THQ closes two Australian studios, loses 200 staff

THQ closes two Australian studios, loses 200 staff

THQ has shut the doors to two of its Australian studios this week, as well as a development team in Phoenix totalling 200 employees gone.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 10th 2011 at 2:21AM in News
Activision confirms title of DS Modern Warfare 3

Activision confirms title of DS Modern Warfare 3

The Australian Classification Board is reporting that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance has just been rated M.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 9th 2011 at 6:16AM in News

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Aussie / New Zealand players won't be locked out of Old Republic

Aussie / New Zealand players won't be locked out of Old Republic

Kotaku has reported that Australian and New Zealand players won't be locked out of overseas servers if they purchase The Old Republic from overseas.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 9th 2011 at 5:37AM in News
Australian Productivity Commission comments on game price disparity

Australian Productivity Commission comments on game price disparity

The Australian Productivity Commission has released a report which outlines the state of Australian retail, and cites game price disparity as a problem.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 9th 2011 at 5:20AM in News
Take Two posts loss in Q1 2011 financial results

Take Two posts loss in Q1 2011 financial results

Take Two Interactive has announced its Q1 2011 financial results, declaring a $8.6m loss, compared to $27.4m income for Q1 2010.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 9th 2011 at 2:32AM in News
Bleeding Heart announce Emulator 2011

Bleeding Heart announce Emulator 2011

Bleeding Heart, an ORGANISATION, are getting ready to host Emulator 2011, a ten-day festival celebrating classic arcade gaming in Brisbane next month.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 8th 2011 at 4:16PM in News

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Euclideon responds to Unlimited Detail reception

Euclideon responds to Unlimited Detail reception

After releasing its video detailing progress on Unlimited Detail, Brisbane studio Euclideon talks to MCV about the variety of reactions from people.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 8th 2011 at 6:54AM in News
AU CHARTS: Black Ops still number one in first half of 2011

AU CHARTS: Black Ops still number one in first half of 2011

The NPD Group Australia has released its top ten all formats charts by units for Australia for the first half of 2011.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 5th 2011 at 6:37AM in News
Allure publisher leaves to edit CNET

Allure publisher leaves to edit CNET

Seamus Byrne, publisher and managing editor of technology (Kotaku, Gizmodo and Lifehacker) at Allure Media is leaving to become editor of CNET Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 5th 2011 at 6:16AM in News
Bubble Gum Interactive secures AUD$250'000 in funding

Bubble Gum Interactive secures AUD$250'000 in funding

Bubble Gum Interactive (BGI), Sydney-based developer of Little Space Heroes, has announced that it has secured almost AUD$250'000 in government funding.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 5th 2011 at 5:57AM in News

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Euclideon 'did not expect [Unlimited Detail] to snowball'

Euclideon 'did not expect [Unlimited Detail] to snowball'

Brisbane-based company Euclideon has demonstrated its new voxel engine allegedly capable of 100'000 times better graphics than exist today.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 4th 2011 at 10:30AM in News
Khiet Chu joins SEGA Australia

Khiet Chu joins SEGA Australia

SEGA Australia has welcomed a new junior product manager, Khiet Chu, to the marketing team in its Sydney office this week.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 4th 2011 at 9:50AM in News
KMM rumoured to be absorbing Team Bondi

KMM rumoured to be absorbing Team Bondi

Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), videogame arm of 'Happy Feet' producers Dr. D, is rumoured to be bringing Team Bondi on board.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 4th 2011 at 8:28AM in News
GAME and GameSpot to host Deus Ex event

GAME and GameSpot to host Deus Ex event

Namco Bandai Partners, GameSpot AU and GAME are giving consumers the chance to experience Deux Ex: Human Revolution early.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 3rd 2011 at 10:11AM in News

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QLD developers face challenge of creating new IP

QLD developers face challenge of creating new IP

Mark Fludder from the Information Industries Bureau continues his discussion with MCV Pacific on the current state of Queensland development.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 3rd 2011 at 8:59AM in News
Dead Island numbers grow after successful event

Dead Island numbers grow after successful event

Dead Island had a strong reception at its Melbourne preview party last week, and QV Software has confirmed an increase in day one numbers.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 3rd 2011 at 8:26AM in News
EB Games offers free delivery in August

EB Games offers free delivery in August

Throughout the month of August, any pre-order placed on the EB Games web site will attract free delivery.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 8:20AM in News
EB Games votes for a national classification system

EB Games votes for a national classification system

EB Games has told MCV that it believes a national classification system like the rest of the entertainment industry is best for Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 4:20AM in News
Quick Quest announced for tablets and mobiles

Quick Quest announced for tablets and mobiles

Brisbane-based Defiant Development has given MCV exclusive first details on its new tablet game: Quick Quest.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 2nd 2011 at 4:00AM in News
After many studio closures, QLD has a 'stronger foundation' than 2009

After many studio closures, QLD has a 'stronger foundation' than 2009

Mark Fludder from the Information Industries Bureau in Queensland, talked to MCV recently about the aftermath of the state's high profile dev closures.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 1st 2011 at 8:42AM in News
Gaming a significant part of AU entertainment sector growth

Gaming a significant part of AU entertainment sector growth

According to The Australian's coverage of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Outlook 2011 report, gaming in Australia is set to have compound growth of 9.5% by 2015.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 1st 2011 at 8:12AM in News
Out this week...

Out this week...

Australia and New Zealand's key releases this week are PopCap DS titles Bejewelled Twist and Plants vs Zombies, plus Brink 'Agents of Change' downloadable content.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 1st 2011 at 5:14AM in News
Android version of Samurai Training released

Android version of Samurai Training released

Dinoroar Interactive, a Sydney-based developer, has announced Samurai Training, its iOS release from June, is now available for Android.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 1st 2011 at 4:38AM in News