Category Archives: Norway
Thu, May 31, 2012 | 07:05 BST
Publisher Nordic Games has acquired the Scandinavian arm of struggling international retailer GAME.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 14:16 BST
The World of Warcraft habit of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was presented as initial evidence in his trial yesterday. Julie Horup examines the fallout amid media demonisation of games.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 18:29 GMT
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 15:37 GMT
Last summer, stock prices in Funcom were sitting at 5,20 NOK on the Norwegian Stock Exchange, but as of March 2012, stock in the firm has risen substantially to 20,30 NOK in March 2012. Due to the rise in prices, analysts predict continued growth when The Secret World releases in June.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 06:59 BST
EA’s Norwegian arm has been implicated in a review score scandal, accused of witholding review copies from publications likely to give lower scores.
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 | 18:05 BST
It looks as though Gears of War 3 was sent out to customers a few days early in Norway.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 18:45 BST
Coop Norway has announced it is to stop carrying 51 gaming brands and toys previously available to customers, after the horrific events in Oslo and on Utøya, including games CoD4: Modern Warfare and World of Warcraft – titles which the perpetrator Anders Behring Breivik claims to have actively played.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011 | 20:29 GMT
An independent government agency in Norway has apparently received enough complaints from PS3 owners over the removal of Other OS that it has presented the case before the country’s Consumer Ombudsman.
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 22:20 GMT
According to a Microsoft fact sheet, ten more countries will be getting the Xbox Live Video Marketplace this fall.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 12:51 BST
Microsoft’s confirmed to VG247 that Inside Xbox went live in eight extra European countries yesterday.
The online 360 magazine is now available in Denmark, Finland, Holland, Norway and Sweden, and in multiple languages in Austria, Belgium and Switzerland.
Up to yesterday, the service was viewable in America, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Taiwan.
To take a look, just boot up your 360 and navigate to the Inside Xbox channel.
Mon, Dec 01, 2008 | 07:46 GMT
Catastrophe this morning for the Nordic region, as news hits that the Animal Crossing-Wii Speak bundle won’t be available in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Apparently our Northern cousins will be able to buy the game and microphone peripheral separately, but not in the same pack.
Expect viking fury about this over the course of the day. Or not.
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 | 12:53 GMT
NXE’s XNA community games don’t appear to be available in all European regions.
Perhaps it’s just Scandinavia that has been left out? We’re contacting Microsoft to get official word on the subject.
Update: Finland, Sweden and now Ireland can add themselves to the list of regions without a Community Games section, so we’re told, and it appears the title, Weapon of Choice, is not available in France. Thanks to Paavi, netsabes and Michael O’Connor.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Nov 05, 2008 | 15:58 GMT
Update: This is already out, apparently. Thanks, Bringit.
Update 2: Gameplay.co.uk‘s got list listed for £339.99, although it’s out of stock. Worth noting that this pack’s got the 160Gb hard drive in it. Thanks, Shatner.
Norwegian retailer Komplett has made first mention of a PSN PS3 bundle, to include GT5: Prologue, Quest for Booty, Last Guy & Super Stardust HD.
The pack is undated and will cost 4,500 kroner, or a staggering £417.
Thu, Jun 19, 2008 | 12:30 BST
The site’s 3/10 review was only up for four hours before Gamereactor.no pulled it.
Xbox Life reckons its staff have played the game and it’s much more than a ’3′.
We’re saying nothing.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Mar 31, 2008 | 15:49 BST
The latest move in its game of videogames retail Risk, US firm Gamestop has acquired 49 shops in Norway:
Purchasing 100 percent of the outstanding share capital of local chain Free Record Shop, the stores will now be branded as GameStop outlets as the company increases its store count to 160 locations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
“We are pleased to have worked with Hans Breukhoven and his entire management team at Free Record Shop to complete this acquisition,” offered R. Richard Fontaine, CEO of GameStop.