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Dragon Age: Inquisition not available in India due to country’s obscenity laws

Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be released in India as a result of what EA calls the country’s “obscenity laws”.

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition not available in India due to country’s obscenity laws

    Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be released in India as a result of what EA calls the country’s “obscenity laws”.

  • PlayStation Plus fees rise in some territories, but no plans for US increase

    Sony is increasing the subscription fee of PlayStation Plus in several countries.

  • Steam Wallet cards heading to India

    Steam’s Wallet system is headed to India, along with pre-paid cards.

  • Xbox One policy change will not impact Asian launch window

    Xbox One’s DRM, used game and 24-hour log in policies were dropped last night, and the big changed will not impact the console’s Asian launch plans, Microsoft has confirmed.

  • Xbox One releasing in Asia 2014, no mention of Japan yet

    Xbox One will launch across various Asian territories in 2014, but there’s no word of Japan yet, possibly because Xbox 360 has performed poorly there over the years.

  • India rising: games going up on the sub-continent

    Recent years have seen Indian gaming rise from virtual non-existence to specialist retail, midnight launches and local PS3 game production. Debabrata Nath finds a trade enjoying steep growth but facing tough challenges.

  • Indian games market grew by 16% in 2012, new report finds

    India’s games market enjoyed 16% growth in 2012, according to the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2013.

  • New triple-a studio Space Dust opens, staffed by ex-EA, Crystal Dynamics & Criterion devs

    Space Dust Studios is now open for business in Melbourne, Australia and is made up of seasoned games industry pros. The team’s tagline is ‘Veteran developers gone rogue’ and its first game is in development now.

  • Gameloft closes Indian studio, 250 staff laid off – rumour

    Mobile and portable publisher Gameloft has reportedly closed its Indian studio without warning.

  • SCE UK and Trine Games team up on R.A One video game

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has teamed up with Trine Games to develop a videogame based on the upcoming Bollywood Sci-Fi flick R.A One.

  • Report: Asian games industry still fuelled by Internet cafe culture

    A new report from games industry market analyst firm Pearl Research suggests Internet cafes are still a major motivator in Asian game markets.

  • GT5 grants India its first ever midnight game launch

    The Indian release of the next-gen iteration of Sony’s biggest game franchise is to be marked by the country’s first ever midnight launch.

  • Indian games firm gets 50% stake in Codemasters

    Indian firm Reliance Big Entertainment has bought a 50 percent stake in Codemasters.

  • Indian gamer takes GTA IV super-play record

    Indian 26-year-old Chirantan Patnaik has taken the official Guinness world record for the longest continuous play session of GTA IV. Patnaik played the Rockstar epic for 40 hours 20 minutes at the offices of blog NeuralChaos.com from September 4-6. An exercise regime of running and yoga helped him reach his goal, apparently, which beats the […]

  • GDC: Zeebo console targets “next billion” gamers

    A new console was announced at GDC yesterday, a 3G-enabled box packing a punch somewhere between a PSone and a PS2, according to maker Zeebo. Here’s its home site. Zeebo plans to launch its “video game console for the next billion” in Brazil next month for $199 and in other countries later this year for […]

  • 80Gb PS3 launches in India

    Sony’s released an 80Gb PS3 SKU in India, priced 25,990 rupees (£361). It replaces the current standard 40Gb model and comes with a DualShock 3 in the pack. “The introduction of high definition gaming and entertainment systems among the Indian audience is the result of extensive research into the entertainment needs and preferences of the […]

  • Microsoft India cancels Fallout 3 due to “cultural sensitivities”

    GamingIndians reports that Microsoft India has cancelled Bethseda’s Fallout 3 in the country and has cited “cultural sensitivities” as the cause. The statement in full: Microsoft constantly endeavors to bring the best games to Indian consumers in sync with their international release. However, in light of cultural sensitivities in India, we have made the business […]

  • Games potential in India is “immense,” says analyst

    Ernst and Young believes the Indian gaming market now has all the elements in place for huge future growth. “Disposable incomes of the upper middle class are growing with the economy, favourably influencing gaming growth,” said the firm in a report. “The action, though, is still restricted to the top eight cities but with the […]

  • India to be key development hub, says Sony

    Speaking with Develop, SCEE’s country manager for India, Atindriya Bose, has said that the country will soon play a major role in worldwide videogaming development. “The competence and the state of readiness of the Indian developers makes it imperative that India soon will emerge as a key development hub for many international games companies,” said […]

  • New PS2 model launches in India

    SCEE has launched its new, slimmer PS2 model in India, hoping to take advantage of Diwali. The machine is being offered at 6490 rupees (£82), with games starting at 499 rupees (£6.28). “We are excited to introduce the new PlayStation 2 at an attractive and accessible price point for the Indian gamers,” said PlayStation India […]

  • EA shows off Hyderabad studios

    GamingIndians has posted up a trip report and a bunch of photos from a visit to EA’s new Indian facility in Hyderabad, and it doesn’t look like the worst place in the world to work. Looks as though mobile’s going to be big for the Indian outfit, but development of art assets for the company […]

  • Ubisoft refuses to offer India price concessions, Soul Calibur IV denied release

    According to this AngryPixel report, Soul Calibur IV won’t be releasing in India because distributor Ubisoft’s refusing to drop prices for the market. Indian games distributor e-Xpress said it won’t be buying in the title because of Ubisoft’s stance, and fears – in India, at least – are now that many future Ubisoft games may […]

  • Sony to launch a fourth version of PS2 this year

    According to this India Times piece, Sony’s planning to release a fourth version of the PS2 hardware before Diwali, this year to be held on October 28. That piece claims the new machine will launch in both India and Europe simultaneously, and will feature “slimmer, sleeker and more suave” styling over the current version. Apparently, […]

  • Quatrro acquires Babel Media

    Quatrro BPO Solutions has acquired localisation and testing firm Babel Media for around $25-30 million, writes GI. “This is our biggest acquisition in terms of profitability, topline and bottom line and I see this move as an intergral part of Quatrro’s agenda of ‘Going Beyond the Existing’ and building strategically important businesses in undeserved and […]

  • No disc-swapping for Forza 3, say Indians

    According to this Angry Pixel report, Forza 3 is unlikely to appear on two discs, despite the recent Intellisponse leak on the game suggesting a two-DVD product. The news comes from Dhruva Interactive, an Indian company who’s already worked on 3D assets for both Forzas and games in the Gotham series. “One way or the […]

  • Tales of Vesperia demo hits Asian Marketplace

    From the Major. Namco’s posted a demo of Tales of Vesperia, but only for the Asian and Indian Marketplaces. The game is region free so grab it now, if you can. By Mike Bowden

  • Microsoft launches Xbox 360 credit card in India

    Seriously. Microsoft has teamed up with ICICI Bank to “enable customers to enjoy the benefits of Digital Entertainment products” by issuing the Indian middle classes with Xbox 360 Visa cards. This diamond-studded status symbol will get you discounts on Samsung, Kodak, and Xbox 360 products. For example, when you purchase a wireless controller with you […]

  • Microsoft winds down Xbox 360 business in India, says report

    According to this MoneyControl India story, Microsoft has withdrawn its Indian marketing budget for Xbox 360 this year and has “withdrawn from several Tier-I cities due to lackluster sales” of the machine. The piece continued, pulling no punches: “The console’s last TV commercial, which featured Akshay Kumar and Yuvraj Singh was created in 2006, for […]

  • GTA IV ships in India… for 360

    GameGuru’s reporting that GTA IV’s now shipped in India, following news last week that the game had been delayed in the country thanks to global shortages. Apparently, though, the PS3 version is nowhere to be seen. Indian 360 owners rejoice, then. Better get importing if PS3′s your only route into Liberty City. Thanks, SW.

  • GTA IV leading across Europe

    As surprising as the moon coming up at night, but there we are. According to this MCV piece, GTA IV is top of the charts in Germany, Spain and Sweden this week, as well as probably everywhere else in the world. Apart from Japan. And India.