Switzerland headlines

PlayStation Network content added to GameStop, EB Games offering

GameStop-family retailers across Australia, New Zealand and several European nations will begin selling PlayStation Network games and DLC in-store.

  • Wolfenstein Classic dropped from Austrian, Swiss App Stores

    The iOS version of classic shooter Wolfenstein 3D has dropped off the radar in some European territories.

  • Swiss pass violent videogame ban

    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.

  • 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.

  • Games let you commit "violations of international law," says human rights groups

    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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • THQ drops Zurich office

    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. More through there.

  • Take-Two Geneva staff moving back to UK

    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 […]