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New Zealand Department for Internal Affairs rules loot boxes are not gambling

New Zealand’s Department for Internal Affairs has ruled that loot boxes don’t constitute gambling. Gamasutra reached out to the New Zealand agency, and received an email in response from the department’s licensing compliance manager Trish Millward. "While the payment of money for a loot box with the contents of which are …

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Sony Australia MD Ephraim confirms departure

Michael Ephraim, the VP and MD Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, has left the platform holder. Rumours of his departure began to circulate last week, but MCV Pacific has now confirmed that he left the company last Friday. "Over the last 18 months the PlayStation business has been …

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PS3 has been discontinued in New Zealand

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand has confirmed the discontinuation of the PS3 in the region. Videogamer reports that once the console’s current stocks are exhausted, there will be no more units making their way to the region. "SCENZ will not be shipping anymore PlayStation 3 consoles to its retailers," Sony …

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International Factfile 2015: New Zealand

The New Zealand games industry is on the rise, growing 18 per cent year-on-year in 2014. According to research commisioned by trade body IGEA, this is largely thanks to a 34 per cent jump in digital sales, which accounted for around 62 per cent of the market. Download sales increased …

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