Gaming Dev News, Features, and Interviews

  • Stroke patients to get Wii therapy over the NBN

    The NBN Co has begun selling the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) benefit to the health sector, announcing that stroke patients will shortly receive Wii-based therapy over the network.

    28 June 10 12:11 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Sony launches 3D TVs, gaming

    Sony's plans for 3D entertainment begin coming together on Thursday as the company kicks off sales of 3D televisions and begins offering 3D games for its PlayStation 3 console.

    11 June 10 06:39 Written by Martyn Williams
  • SCAG lags on R18+ games

    Australia's Attorney-Generals have remained coy on whether classification reform for video games will be considered before the federal election.

    14 May 10 08:41 Written by Darren Pauli
  • Sony records second loss, sees profits ahead

    Sony recorded its second straight year of losses last year as sales fell 6.7 percent, but the company expects to return to profitability this year, it said Thursday.

    13 May 10 05:29 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Sony halved net losses last year, beating forecast

    Sony remained in the red last year but managed to more than halve losses thanks to a better-than-expected end to the financial year, the company said Monday.

    11 May 10 05:20 Written by Martyn Williams
  • 3D games on PS3 take a step closer

    The mainstream availability of 3D games has taken a step forward with the latest update to Sony’s PS3 enabling the support of 3D stereoscopic games on the console.

    27 April 10 11:35 Written by Tim Lohman
  • Tech provider for Microsoft's Project Natal revealed

    An Israeli startup stepped out from behind the curtain Wednesday and revealed itself as the technology provider for Microsoft's Project Natal, the upcoming motion-control system for its Xbox 360.

    01 April 10 07:26 Written by James Niccolai
  • Analyst: EA will release pre-release premium DLC

    A recent visit to EA was very fruitful for video game analyst Michael Pachter, as he learned of a new initiative within the company to create pre-release premium DLC, as well as a downloadable Jack the Ripper game from Visceral Games.

    23 March 10 07:29 Written by Dave Rudden
  • Two parts of PC gaming you haven't thought about

    While the buzz topics at the 2010 Game Developers Conference are primarily related to the social and casual gaming space, two issues in traditional PC gaming are driving a lot of conversation among big names in the games industry.

    13 March 10 11:28 Written by AJ Glasser
  • Lego creating multiplayer online game

    Toy construction set company Lego Group plans to launch an MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) in the second half of this year, to be called Lego Universe, said Mark Hansen, director of business development and LEGO lead for the project.

    18 Feb. 10 11:31 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Sales fall, piracy rises in wake of censored games

    The lack of an R18+ classification for electronic games has been linked to an increase in piracy and poor sales of titles that were toned-down to meet Australia’s top M15+ rating.

    16 Feb. 10 12:49 Written by Darren Pauli
  • iGEA group lobbies for R18+ games rating

    An electronic gaming industry association has issued a submission to Federal Government to lobby for the introduction of an R18+ rating for electronic games.

    15 Feb. 10 16:11 Written by Darren Pauli
  • Winter Games: Videogame your way through the Olympics

    With the 2010 Winter Olympics about to begin in Vancouver, the eyes of the world will be on the athletes as they go for the gold. Most of the rest of us will be watching from our living rooms.

    12 Feb. 10 07:36 Written by Keith Shaw
  • PlayStation 3's motion controller coming this fall

    Sony will launch worldwide a motion controller for its PlayStation 3 in the fall of this year alongside an "extensive" line-up of compatible software titles, it said Wednesday.

    21 Jan. 10 06:20 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Mass Effect 2 viral ad attracts 100 applications

    Electronic Arts (EA) Australia is claiming a win for its viral marketing campaign for its upcoming gaming title, <i>Mass Effect 2</i>. The company received about 100 ‘applications’ for a fake advertisement offering positions as “Biotic Powered Super Soliders”.

    15 Jan. 10 16:03 Written by Tim Lohman
  • PlayStation 3 sees record holiday sales

    A mid-year price cut and a strong lineup of software titles gave Sony's PlayStation 3 a record holiday season, the company said Wednesday. Sales of the console in the last five weeks of the year totaled 3.8 million units worldwide, a 76 percent jump on 2008.

    08 Jan. 10 08:02 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Microsoft game software preps soldiers for battle

    Soldiers may go into battle better prepared to handle equipment and with a greater knowledge of their surroundings after an intellectual property licensing deal Monday between Microsoft and Lockheed Martin that will deepen the defense giant's access to visual simulation technology.

    02 Dec. 09 02:43 Written by John Fontana
  • Netflix coming to the PlayStation 3

    Netflix will begin streaming movies and TV shows to PlayStation 3 consoles in the U.S. from November, it said on Monday.

    27 Oct. 09 07:28 Written by Martyn Williams