Entries in 'pay' (14)

Iwata takes 50% pay cut after 30% profit dip; Wind Waker HD and Mario World sell 1m+ units

Iwata takes 50% pay cut after 30% profit dip; Wind Waker HD and Mario World sell 1m+ units

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata is to take a 50 per cent cut in wages following the company’s predicted net loss in its latest set of financials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
Amazon depots face GMB union protests

Amazon depots face GMB union protests

Members of the GMB union will tomorrow (Feb 13th) stage a number of demonstrations across nine of Amazon’s UK depots.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2013 at 11:24AM in News
UK GAMES INDUSTRY SALARY SURVEY: What are you worth?

UK GAMES INDUSTRY SALARY SURVEY: What are you worth?

This year, our salary survey shows a decline in the average UK games industry yearly wage.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 29th 2013 at 11:33AM in News
When Riccitiello said Battlefield players could pay $1 per reload

When Riccitiello said Battlefield players could pay $1 per reload

Free-to-play is not necessarily a dangerous monster stalking the innocent gamer. But at times it feels like it could be.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 9:28AM in News

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Mass suicide threat at Chinese Xbox 360 plant

Mass suicide threat at Chinese Xbox 360 plant

The issue of Chinese human rights has been thrust into the limelight again this morning with news that Chinese workers on an Xbox 360 manufacturing line have threatened their employer ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2012 at 9:06AM in News
Retailers forced to pay for demos

Retailers forced to pay for demos

The Performing Rights Society has bamboozled retailers this week by saying indies must pay to cover music licence fees for game pods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2011 at 10:25AM in News
Sony charging for PlayTV update

Sony charging for PlayTV update

The next update to Sony’s PS3 digital TV peripheral PlayTV will be a premium download from PSN and not a free firmware upgrade.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2010 at 2:06PM in News
MAG gets pay-monthly DLC

MAG gets pay-monthly DLC

Publisher Sony has taken the interesting step of offering players the chance to purchase a small piece of extra functionality in online shooter MAG in return for paying a monthly ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2010 at 3:05PM in News

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Online fees for COD rubbished

Online fees for COD rubbished

Despite suggestions to the contrary, it looks as if Activision has absolutely no plans to introduce additional fees for the online multiplayer component of Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2010 at 10:45AM in News
Only 2/3 of gamers pay to play

Only 2/3 of gamers pay to play

30 per cent of today’s gamers never pay for the games they play – that’s the claim of a new report by tracking firm Newzoo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2010 at 2:37PM in News
How much did MS pay for GTA IV?

How much did MS pay for GTA IV?

Peter Moore’s dramatic revelation at 2006’s E3 conference that Grand Theft Auto IV was to be released on Xbox 360 at the same time as it hit PS3 was a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2010 at 3:45PM in News
Rebellion accused of layoff pay dodging

Rebellion accused of layoff pay dodging

UK developer Rebellion faces accusations of denying several staff their wages and redundancy pay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 6:44PM in News

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Viacom seeking Rock Band refund

Viacom seeking Rock Band refund

With falling sales of Rock Band blamed for a three per cent year-on-year decline in sales for Harmonix owner Viacom, the company has said that it wants a partial refund ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 10:04AM in News
Pay-to-Play debuts on PSN

Pay-to-Play debuts on PSN

With new games business models very much at the forefront of people’s attentions right now, an experiment by Sony of Japan could lead to a brand new payment model rolling ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 4:08PM in News