Category Archives: France
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 | 00:04 GMT
Flashback, an excellent 1992 adventure platformer from Delphine Software, may soon be accessible to a whole new generation of gamers thanks to a planned HD remake.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 01:57 GMT
If you can make it to Paris Games Week, which kicks off on October 31 and runs through November 4, stop by one of Perfect World Entertainment’s 20 booths to have a go at the playable Neverwinter demo on offer to the public. As well as scoring a sneak peek at the MMO, you’ll also be guaranteed access to an upcoming beta, which is a pretty sweet deal. Neverwinter, a free-to-play action MMORPG effort from Cryptic Studios based on the classic Dungeons and Dragons property, has not yet been dated beyond early 2013.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 | 13:18 BST
Free-to-play games accounted for half of Europe’s game acquisitions across the last twelve months, a new survey has found.
Thu, Aug 02, 2012 | 15:47 BST
Tue, Jul 03, 2012 | 04:51 BST
Of the $3.4 billion the NPD estimates was spent on gaming in the first quarter of 2012, new retail purchases accounted for just $1.5 billion.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 | 17:34 BST
Mon, Jun 04, 2012 | 01:07 BST
GameStop-family retailers across Australia, New Zealand and several European nations will begin selling PlayStation Network games and DLC in-store.
Thu, May 17, 2012 | 10:05 BST
French company Absoloo is offering free sex toys to those widowed by the just-released Diablo III. To claim, you need to post a picture of yourself on Absoloo’s Facebook page holding a copy of the game. You’ll then be sent a code with which to “adopt your new friend” from the Absoloo site. It’s not clear if the offer’s applicable outside of France, although we suspect that a sudden international crowd of pissed off, Diablo-burnt, dildo-hungry partners descending for hundreds of free cavity-based staffs of power (+1 vitality) may very well make it so. Thanks, Ugo.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 23:19 BST
The European Commission will continue to offer a 20% tax rebate to French developers who can demonstrate their games have cultural significance
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 21:44 BST
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 19:57 GMT
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 18:27 GMT
Ubisoft has announced today’s the last day to obtain early bird rates for its UbiQ Paris conference.
Mon, Nov 07, 2011 | 04:26 GMT
French media reports 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 have been stolen in transit, as pre-release copies of the highly anticipated shooter pull massive eBay prices.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 01:36 BST
The judges of the 2011 Paris Games Week Awards chose to award a tie result in the best shooter category, honouring both Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 00:30 BST
A French court has ruled in favour of Nintendo in its ongoing legal battle against the sale of flash cards for the DS.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 15:35 BST
European game ratings body PEGI’s rated a toned down version of Heavy Rain. The Quantic Dream thriller was given a PEGI 18 (BBFC 15) when it launched last February. Now the new version, Heavy Rain Edition Modifiée, has been given a PEGI 16. This new version does feature “realistic looking violence, nudity of a sexual nature, and strong language,” however. Sony’s told Eurogamer it’s a French-only thing, though.
Fri, May 20, 2011 | 01:48 BST
Microsoft is offering bonus Xbox 360 consoles to US students purchasing a new PC from May 22.
Wed, May 18, 2011 | 19:38 BST
A March 2011 study conducted by Distimo and Newzoo, surveyed iOS users living in the US and six countries in Europe, and found that 63 million iOS users are downloading 5 million games on a daily basis.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 | 14:35 BST
Below the break is a video of Shigeru Miyamoto’s recent press conference in Paris, where he discussed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Starfox 64, and Super Mario 3D for 3DS.
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 | 14:55 GMT
Sony has announced that PS3 has surpassed 3 million units sold since its release in March 2007, compared to 2.3 million Xbox 360 units (per GfK).