Belgium headlines

Assassin’s Creed 3 Benelux PC shipment half-inched – report

Thieves made off with a truck transporting the entire launch shipment of Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, according to a Dutch report.

  • Five Star Games to distribute Sega titles in Benelux and Australia following restructure

    Following a spate of office closures, newcomer Five Star Games will handle the future distribution of Sega titles in Benelux and Australia.

  • More countries to get Xbox Live Video Marketplace in the fall

    According to a Microsoft fact sheet, ten more countries will be getting the Xbox Live Video Marketplace this fall.

  • Higher percentage of Americans play games than Euro countries

    According to a Today’s Gamers’ survey of 13,000 people from Holland, France, Germany, Britain, Belgium and the US, more Americans play games as a percentage than all the rest. Of those questioned, 87 percent of American males said they play games, versus 74 percent in the UK, 67 percent in Germany, and 66 percent in […]

  • Inside Xbox launches in 8 new European countries

    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, […]

  • Belgians not "banning" games rentals, says Belgian

    The Belgian Entertainment Association has clarified reports that game rentals are to be banned in Belgium next month, saying that the issue isn’t with retailers offering games to rent, rather than with retailers buying games for sale then renting them out. “What’s happening is that video rental stores are declining in popularity, and because of […]

  • Games rentals banned in Belgium

    According to this De Standaard piece, games rentals will be banned in Belgium as of December 1. Gamemania – the largest specialist game retailer in Belgium – says in the piece that rentals make up 10 percent of its revenue. Apparently the practice has always been illegal in the country, but has been tolerated until […]

  • A good thing: Dutch Banjo and VP2 to cost more thanks to translation

    According to this Perfect-Rare story – translated from the Dutch by – the Dutch (and Belgian) versions of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise are to cost more than elsewhere as they’ve been fully localised. The rest of Europe ill pay €39 for the games, while if you want to […]