Category Archives: Switzerland
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, Aug 25, 2011 | 04:30 BST
The iOS version of classic shooter Wolfenstein 3D has dropped off the radar in some European territories.
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 | 18:34 GMT
Switzerland’s National Council has passed a resolution proposed by the Social Democrat party calling for a complete ban of violent and adult-themed videogames.
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.
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 | 13:46 GMT
In a recent report just released, via the BBC, two human rights organisations has accused videogames of letting you commit “violations of international law.
The groups Trial and Pro Juventute carried out the study, and played games like Call of Duty 4, 24: The Game, Far Cry 2 and Metal Gear Solid, to name a few.
The list of games were played to know if “whether certain scenes and acts committed by players would constitute violations of international law if they were real, rather than virtual.”
However, Rock Paper Shotgun writer John Walker has come out and defend the role videogames have, citing the airport level in Modern Warfare 2 as an example of the mature content in gaming.
“For all those who mowed down citizens in Modern Warfare 2′s controversial airport level, I have the sneaking suspicion that not a great deal of them think this is lawful, nor appropriate, behaviour.”
“Whether or not the rules of war are included in the game should be based entirely on whether that improves the experience for the player,” said Jim Rossignol of RPS.
Find more through the link.
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.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 | 22:46 GMT
GI’s reporting that’s THQ’s International office in Zurich has closed, costing ten jobs.
The move is part of the overall plan to cut 600 posts, first announced earlier this month.
The International office was originally intended to work on future expansion plans for the publisher, but wasn’t linked to any specific territory.
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Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 19:50 BST
According to this MCV piece, Take-Two is pulling 40 staff back from its Geneva offices to the UK.
“It’s great news for the staff and the company. People need to be able to talk to each other and be close to the business,” said a source.
“Having the majority of central staff return here is a very smart move.”
The site claims that the Geneva admin base “experiment” started by former international boss James Ellingford is now essentially over.
More through the link.