Category Archives: France
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 | 22:53 GMT
Flashback creator Paul Cuisset is working on a PlayStation Network exclusive – Amy.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 21:35 GMT
The ESA has named Brazil, China, France, Italy and Spain as the five countries with “extraordinarily high” levels of online game piracy.
Mon, Jan 03, 2011 | 06:36 GMT
Wed, Nov 17, 2010 | 10:36 GMT
Don’t go into a massive anger mode. Yet.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 | 06:26 BST
Update: As promised, we’ve add the official North American midnight launch event for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.
The event will take place at Fry’s Electronics at 10800 Kalama River Avenue in Fountain Valley, CA, with activities starting at 9.00pm PST on July 26, and sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beginning at midnight.
Local game stores across the US may have ones that are less “official” than this one, so you may wish to check first before just showing up.
Original story follows the break.
Wed, May 05, 2010 | 10:43 BST
We came, we saw, we conquered.
We were in France last week, just outside Paris, to see some of Bethesda’s future titles for this and next year, such as Rage, Fallout: New Vegas, Brink and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.
We spoke, drank and watched games throughout the two-day event, all for you. Get everything below.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 | 16:03 BST
Bethesda has announced that it has expanded its global operations by opening offices in Frankfurt and Paris.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 | 10:42 GMT
According to a Today’s Gamers MMO Focus Report by Gamesindustry.com and TNS, Americans spent an eye-watering £2.55 billion on MMOs last year.
Thu, Jan 21, 2010 | 08:32 GMT
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 | 20:13 GMT
According to Nintendo, Wii has sold four million units in France since its launch back in 2006.
Fri, Dec 04, 2009 | 17:01 GMT
The main Paris court has ruled against Nintendo in a case over the Divineo Droup creating DS flash cartridges.
According to Maxconsole, the judge suggested that Nintendo intentionally “locks out” developers from their consoles and should be “more like Windows” in allowing developers to create any application they wish for consumer use.
“[This] could have bigger implications for developers and the like because Nintendo is deemed to be ‘illegally’ protecting their system by locking users out”, wrote Maxconsole. “Therefore, developers should not actually require separate development kits and should just be able to develop applications as they wish on retail versions of Nintendo’s consoles.”
Court documents are to be posted later.
Hit the link for more.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 16:43 GMT
Sony announced earlier its list of movies and studios expected for the November launch of its video service, and now it’s telling the world just how awesome it really is, what with over 2,300 movies and 14,000 TV shows.
Combined, all video content on the store amounts to around 10,000 hours of visual crack.
“PlayStation Network now boasts the most content of any downloadable video delivery service through a videogame console available today,” said a Sony representative in a statement to Edge.
Sony also let it be known that video store downloads increased over 100 percent in September 2009 when compared to the same month in 2008.
One can only expect things to get crazier once Netflix goes live on the system this month.
More through the link.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 19:40 GMT
Sony has announced details of its Euro PS3 Video Service, and while pricing is still to be determined, SCEE did see fit to send over a list containing some of titles planned for day one.
Here’s some of what you can expect:
- Angels & Demons
- Casino Royale
- Crank 2: High Voltage
- Hannah Montana: The Movie
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- The Hills Have Eyes
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Slated for a November launch in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, studios in on the deal include 20th Century Fox, Disney-ABC-ESPN Television1, Lionsgate2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Starz Media2, Universal, Warner Bros and number of local studios to be announced closer to launch.
Full PR mail follows the break.
Mon, Nov 02, 2009 | 22:19 GMT
Some new off-screen footage of the multiplayer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been posted on YouTube.
The footage was taken at the Micromania 09 event in Paris recently. Despite the fact it is off-screen, we have to say it looks really good.
Find the video after the jump. The game is out in March 2010 for PS3 and 360.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 08:18 GMT
According to a Today’s Gamers’ survey of 13,000 people from Holland, France, Germany, Britain, Belgium and the US, more Americans play games as a percentage than all the rest.
Of those questioned, 87 percent of American males said they play games, versus 74 percent in the UK, 67 percent in Germany, and 66 percent in France.
Hit Joystiq for a précis.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 13:47 BST
According to JVN.com, the PSPgo has sold over 8,000 units in it’s first three days on sale in France, with 50,000 units made available across the country to retailers.
Since the console went on sale nearly two weeks ago, sales for PSP hardware has increased in the UK by over 100 percent, although specific numbers weren’t given by Chart-Track.
Expect a small jump in PSP hardware sales in the US when the NPD’s are released on Thursday.
Catch more info, if you can read French, through the link.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 22:08 BST
How many units were sold? According to the article, over 37,000 units sold of the Slim have been sold in France, with 12,000 sold during last weekend (if what we can gather from the translation is right).
The only main SCE region to not officially release figures yet are SCEA, although we have sent an email to them on the numbers for America.
More through the third link.
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | 14:15 BST
Right. Bear in mind this could be a complete lie. A catalogue page from French retailer Carrefour has apparently confirmed a new PS3 price of €299, effective as of September 1.
You can see all the scans on PS3Gen.fr.
The text above the machine says “nouvelle console, nouvelle prix” – “new console, new price” – but the model appears to be the current chassis.
That price equates to £258.
Remember: it could be bollocks. Sony’s GamesCom presser takes place in Cologne next Tuesday.
Thanks GAF and Blerk.
Update: SCEE just got back with, “I’m afraid I can’t make any comment on that.”
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 18:28 BST
A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Midway’s managing director for Europe, Martin Spiess, has purchased Midway’s France and UK offices for €1/86 pence.
Midway UK and France are now owned by Spiess Media Holding UG and Midway’s European teams now have 90 days to sell the rest of the Midway stock they are holding.
Basically a management buyout, Midway Germany’s general manager Uwe Fürstenberg has purchased his end as well.
A clause in the agreement says the offices must drop the Midway name immediately.
Loads more financial and legal stuff regarding this are over on MCV.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 20:47 BST
MotorStorm Pacific Rift Game Launching functionality and loads of MotorStorm stuff is planned for the coming weeks on Home, according to Sony.
However until that happens, Home plans to pacify you with sweets via the Fat Princess event “Quest for Cake”.
Based upon the PSN title, the redecorated events space contains eight pieces of cake, locked away in cages. To unlock the cake and feed your Princess you need to search the space high and low for clues, these clues will “give you access to the finest gateaux and, eventually, her majesty’s waistline.”
Should you unlock all eight pieces of cake, you are rewarded with the Princesses throne for your PS apartment.
More over on the EU PS Blog.