Category Archives: Germany
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 | 16:54 GMT
Envision Entertainment has been formed by former EA Phenomic members Dirk Ringe, Marco Löhlein, Volker Wertich, Boris Kunkel and Mark Novolozhilov. The German-based development studio is made up entirely of 25 former EA Phenomic employees and is already working on “several projects,” according to GI International. The studio was shuttered back in July as part of EA’s company-wide realignment process.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 | 09:18 BST
German consumer rights group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband is hopeful that its case against a lack of game resale feature on Valve’s Steam platform will go to trial this year. Valve has yet to comment on the matter since it first surfaced last year.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 21:17 GMT
Gamescom 2013 is kicking off August 21st- 25th, and this year the show organisers are letting a few public attendees into the public halls during the press day on Wednesday 21st. Entry requires a limited ‘Wild Card’ pass, which will go on sale next week.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 | 00:54 GMT
The German arm of Nintendo is offering to fork out real gold coins worth over €220 to commemorate the brave collection skills of New Super Mario Bros 2 fans. My hazy understanding of this auto-translated press release suggests you need to send in a photo of your 3DS screen proving you’ve hit 1 million coins to collect on the offer. The competition seems to be only open to German residents, and was supposed to end on October 31, but has been extended through December.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 | 20:50 BST
Bigpoint has announced the departure of CEO Heiko Hubertz and the cutting of 120 jobs at the online gaming company, and the firm has announced it will no longer develop games in the US.
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.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 | 15:05 BST
Tribes: Ascend has been released in Germany, Hi-Rez Studios has announced. The free-to-play multiplayer shooter includes a translated game client – excluding voice-overs – and German-speaking community support. Further localizations of the game are scheduled for the latter half of the year.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 | 04:55 BST
A German consumer advocacy group has laid down another ultimatum over Diablo III, this time focusing on the RPG’s always-on DRM.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 | 10:08 BST
SCEE confirmed today that its gamescom press conference will be take place on Tuesday, August 14 at 7.00pm local time.
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.
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 03, 2012 | 08:08 BST
Motorola has been granted an injunction against Microsoft on various products in Germany, including Xbox 360.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 19:57 GMT
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 21:33 GMT
The PC Gaming Alliance has some good news to share regarding the ever-growing PC market.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 18:52 GMT
Techland has said it wasn’t surprised when Germany banned its zombie-shooter Dead Island from being sold in the country. Matter of fact, the firm and its publisher Deep Silver were aware of such a possibility “from the very beginning.”
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 | 19:41 GMT
EA has denied accusatory complaints out of Germany it’s using its Origin digital distribution end-user license as a legal way to spy on users.
Mon, Sep 05, 2011 | 09:35 BST
Crytek co-founder Avni Yerli has denied claims of unfair dismissal of staff and crunch periods of up to six months at the company’s Franfkurt offices.
Thu, Sep 01, 2011 | 01:42 BST
The original Doom games are to be released for general sale in Germany, a good 17 years after being indexed.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 | 07:04 BST
In the wake of Gears of War 3′s approval by German authorities, Microsoft is investigating the release of the first two games.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 | 07:35 BST
We’re in Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2011. The flags are up. The stairs are postered. Here’s what’s happening.