Singapore headlines

Namco Bandai’s Singapore studio hires ex-LucasArts devs, working on new arcade IP

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.

  • Xbox One releasing in Asia 2014, no mention of Japan yet

    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.

  • Namco Bandai to open new Singapore, Vancouver offices

    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 […]

  • Hawken opens local Australian, Japanese and Singaporean servers

    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 […]

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Pacific launch set for March 1

    Oh happy day, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore. BioWare delivers unto you the biggest MMORPG of 2011.

  • Report - 1 in 10 children in Singapore addicted to games

    According to a recently-released study, one in ten children in Singapore are addicted to videogames.

  • Analyst firm projects online market in Asia to reach $1.7 billion by 2014

    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.

  • Alternate online pricing for StarCraft II announced for Southeast Asia

    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.

  • Report: Japanese 360 price cut imminent

    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 […]

  • DICE heads to Singapore, Taylor and Matsuura confirmed

    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 […]

  • Home hitting Asia this "fall"

    Sony’s put out a press release saying Home will release in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan in “fall 2008”. There’s going to be a closed beta in “mid-September,” apparently. Full thing after the drop. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • WAR's website gives Asian date

    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.

  • 360 price dropped in four Asian markets

    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 […]

  • Ubi to hire 900 staff in the next 12 months

    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 […]