Tag Archives: germany

WATCH IT LIVE: EA’s Gamescom press conference

EA’s Gamescom 2012 press conference is about to kick off, and you can watch the full thing below. Expect details of the company’s rich upcoming roster, which amongst other titles includes the massive FIFA 13, modern military shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. There may …

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Konami moves Euro HQ to UK

Konami will merge its European operations and form a new UK HQ, leaving its base in Germany. It is a part of a significant overhaul of the firm’s European operations, which sees the Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH merge with Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. The firm will operate under the B.V. …

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Diablo III faces two consumer rights battles

Blizzard is facing pressure from both sides of the globe as consumer rights groups get up in arms about Diablo III. PCGamesN reports that German body the Federation of Consumer Organisations is threatening to take legal action if Blizzard doesn’t move to highlight the game’s requirement for a persistent internet …

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Amazon Germany predicts 399.99 Wii U price, December release

Following Amazon.co.uk’s stab at predicting the RRP and release date of Wii U last week, the retailer’s German arm has this morning made its own prediction. A new listing on Amazon.de reckons the machine will have an RRP of €399.99. That translates directly to 322 and would, most likely, point …

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Xbox 360 banned in Germany

A patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola has resulted in an injunction banning key Microsoft items from distribution in Germany – including Xbox 360. Also blocked from distribution in the country are Windows 7, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player. The development follows news last week that the pair were …

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Germany

Germany is a crucial European market for publishers. Sales in the region generated a cool €2bn in 2011, according to research from German games trade body BIU. 72m games were sold last year, accounting for €1.5bn. Price comparison site Idealo recently reported that games are over 20 per cent more …

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Koch deal helps Lace crack key Euro markets

A new partnership between UK publisher Lace Mamba Global and Koch Media will allow the former to bring its titles to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Koch has secured exclusive distribution rights to Lace Mamba’s titles in these markets for the next three years. The first wave of titles will include …

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UK leads digital and physical game sales

NDP data shows that UK consumers buy more video games – both boxed and downloadable – than those in France, Germany in the US. The research group reported that the split between physical and digital sales in Germany is nearly equal, although France is dominated by boxed sales. The UK …

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