Category Archives: New Zealand
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 01:30 GMT
Sony Australia has highlighted PlayStation Plus content for the month of April; although we haven’t heard from the European or US teams yet, it’s likely there’ll be quite a lot of overlap. In any case, antipodean members will score Okami HD; Lord of the Rings: War in the North and The Cave from April 4. Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward joins the collection on April 11, and Thomas Was Alone arrives on April 25. On top of that, new and returning members who purchase a 12 month subscription will score an additional 90 days for free; it stacks on your current membership balance, too.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 00:17 GMT
The Walking Dead has finally made it to consoles in a couple of patient territories – Australia, Brazil and New Zealand. Although TellTale released the game locally on iOS, Mac and PC, the console versions were put on hold over classification concerns, which, as it happens, may have been misplaced, as Australian officials elected to go with an MA15+ rating rather than the shiny new R18+ sticker. In any case, the episodic adventure is available in full on PlayStation 3 in all three territories and on Xbox 360 in Australia and New Zealand.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 04:43 GMT
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 02:42 GMT
Nintendo Australia has announced its getting in on Meloetta madness. Fans who visit select retailers with their DS or 3DS and a copy of and of the Pokémon Black & White games between March 4 and April 19 will be offered the chance to grab the powerful Pokémon. In Australia, EB Games and Target are participating, while New Zealanders will need to visit JB Hi-Fi. A list of participating outlets is available here.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 04:51 GMT
Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut has been confirmed for an Australian and New Zealand release, courtesy of publisher Rising Star Games. It comes after the establishing of an 18+ age rating certificate in Australia, following much political discussion and lobbying from gamers.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 | 03:17 BST
New Zealanders will be asked to cough up NZ$470 for the Basic version of the Wii U.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 | 01:54 BST
The local arm of Nintendo has confirmed Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 will release in Australia and New Zealand on October 11. The DS titles are playable on 3DS, and will be supported by Pokémon Dream Radar, a 3DS eShop release of the same date allowing players to collect Pokémon for transfer to the core game. The RPG sequels have already sold 2.3 million units in Japan and arrive in the US on October 7 and in Europe on October 12.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 03:29 BST
Head down to the Australian Technology Park in Sydney on the weekden of Augut 11 and 12 to check out the Australian National and Oceania Finals of the StarCraft World Championship Series.
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.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 | 07:43 BST
Square Enix have revealed that gamers in Australia and New Zealand will receive Sleeping Dogs a day ahead of the UK, as well as an exclusive limited edition.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 | 23:37 GMT
Oh happy day, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. BioWare delivers unto you the biggest MMORPG of 2011.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 09:36 GMT
Despite a recruit’s claims that he was forced to work up to 120 hours per week, the New Zealand studio of publisher Gameloft has been cleared of any health and safety breaches.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 | 00:19 GMT
BioWare has confirmed it expects to launch Star Wars: The Old Republic in Australia and New Zealand early next year.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 | 00:20 GMT
The New Zealand games industry has seen significant growth over the past year.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 17:05 GMT
More God of War IV rumors are circulating thanks to a New Zealand retailer Mighty Ape posting a placeholder date of September 28, 2012 for the unannounced title. Gematsu notes that the logo in the listing was a fan creation found easily on the net. In late October, a Sony Santa Monica Studios job listing for a “Senior Staff Concept Artist” was posted for a project called “God of War”, making it the second such listing for the team this year. Earlier this year, UK mag PSM3 carried a rumour claiming the next God of War title will be releasing in 2012. As usual, we’ll send a mail, but as usual, take it with a grain of salt until Sony makes an official announcement.
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 | 02:11 BST
Microsoft Australia has announced a long-overdue update will allow Kinect voice control in Australia and New Zealand before the end of the year, more than 12 months after the system’s launch.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 | 06:32 BST
Sony has announced western date and price details for its new handheld, Vita – but given no indication of launch line-ups or 3G data pricing.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 | 23:02 BST
Despite the game’s lack of official release date for Oceania, some lucky Australian and New Zealand fans are getting their feet in the Star Wars: The Old Republic door.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 | 07:28 BST
Positive changes posited for Australian games classifications and a delightful package in the mail – it was a good day.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 02:41 GMT
What didn’t happen today, amirite? You’re right: I didn’t eat anything not “cooked” in a microwave. That did not occur. Good call.