Category Archives: Singapore
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 | 12:13 BST
Namco Bandai has launched a new Singapore studio that is currently working on a new IP for arcades. The team includes developers from the now-defunct LucasArts Singapore.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 12:45 BST
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.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 03:05 BST
Namco Bandai is expanding with two new international offices. A press release by the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training notes that Namco Bandai Vancouver will begin operation in june, while an unnamed Singapore office will also open sometime this year. The former will developer social games, while the latter’s role is unknown. The BC government seems pretty chuffed to have secured a new source of jobs – especially among recent reports of games industry companies packing up and heading east.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | 05:04 GMT
Hawken publisher Meteor and developer Adhesive Games have opened servers for Australian, Japanese and Singaporean gamers. Ausgamers reports these new destinations aren’t just dedicated servers located in the US, but properly hosted local offerings. You can get on board your closest server from the drop-down regional menu in the matchmaking menu. What’s that? You’re not in the closed beta? Oh gosh, I tripped and fell and spilled a bunch of keys everywhere. So clumsy. Hawken launches on December 12.
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.
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 | 08:04 GMT
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 00:55 GMT
Niko Partners has estimated, thanks to a recent study, that the South East Asian online market is will be worth $917 million by the end of the year, and worth $1.7 billion by 2014.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 16:33 BST
Those keen on playing StarCraft II in Southeast Asia are being given different fee-based options by Blizzard in order to take their game online.
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 | 13:20 BST
Microsoft is to hold a press conference in Japan tomorrow in order to announce Asian 360 price cuts, according to Microsoft Hong Kong’s Julie Leong, NetworkWorld reports.
According to that piece, parts of Asia-Pacific will begin enjoying dropped 360s on on September 10.
The SRP of an Elite will be lowered by around 28 percent to US$305 in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
More through there. Thanks, Kotaku.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 08:23 BST
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences said today that the DICE Summit – thus far restricted to Las Vegas – is to get an Asian version this year.
The new event will take place at Singapore’s Suntec Center, the same venue used for Games Convention Asia, on September 17.
GPG’s Chris Taylor and NanaON-Sha boss Masaya Matsuura are both to “feature,” apparently.
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 | 07:26 BST
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 | 11:36 BST
According to Singapore’s official Warhammer Online website, Mythic’s long-delayed, highly anticipated fantasy MMO will be releasing in the country on September 23.
There’s no word on whether or not this will have any bearing on other regions, but we’ll check tomorrow. Good news to those watching the game, anyway.
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 | 08:48 BST
According to this Bloomberg report, Microsoft has dropped the price of Xbox 360 in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
The price of a basic version will drop by 17 percent to NT$10,360 ($340) in Taiwan and by about 11 percent in Hong Kong effective today, Hsieh said. Prices will fall 5.1 percent to 369,000 won ($369) in Korea and by 20 percent to S$499 ($366) in Singapore, according to separate e-mailed statements.
Last month, Microsoft cut the price of the Xbox 360 in Europe for the at least the second time in a year to win customers from Sony and Nintendo. The basic Arcade console fell to 199.99 euros ($311.38) from 279.99 euros, and the model with a 20-gigabyte hard drive dropped 80 euros to 269.99 euros.
More through the link.
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 | 20:46 BST
Ubisoft has just announced in a post-results conference call that is expects to hire an extra 900 staff in the next 12 months.
“Five hundred will go to the new studios,” said CEO Yves Guillemot, talking of expansion into India, Singapore and China.
The other 400 will be added to existing studios.
The publisher currently employs 3,600 staff.
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 | 06:32 BST
According to this Hardcoreware report, Sony’s increased the price of PS3 in Hong Kong and Singapore by approximately $25 and $30 respectively.
“It should be noted that even with this price increase, the PS3 is still a good $25 cheaper in Hong Kong than the MSRP in North America.,” said the site. “In Singapore, it’s about $44 more than in USA, so this recent price increase made it even more expensive, when it was close to par recently.”
More through the link. We’ve seen this in a few places this morning, and no one appears to have any clue as to why the price has gone up. God moves in mysterious ways, obviously.
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 | 06:45 BST
Singapore has announced plans to introduce a new ratings system for games, two include only two levels of age restriction: Mature 18 (M18) and Age Advisory.
According to this Xinhuanet.com report, “M18 is a restricted category for persons 18 years old and above with retailers required to conduct an age check at the point of sales.
“Age Advisory is suitable for persons 16 years old and above. It is an advisory category to assist consumers in making informed choices. While retailers need not conduct age checks at the point of sale, they are encouraged to exercise responsibility by not selling these games to those below 16 years of age.”
More through the link.
Wed, Feb 13, 2008 | 07:28 GMT
According to this, Ubisoft’s next studio will be placed in Singapore.
The decision was apparently fueled by the region’s “excellent technological infrastructure, thriving local game development industry and quality of its universities and training institutions.”
The publisher expects to take on 300 staff in the new Far Eastern outfit.