Ubisoft has set up a new film and television division in France, reports Variety [via GamesIndustryBiz]. Based in Paris, the studio will be headed by Jean-Julien Baronnet who will team up with other well know industry veterans. The French publishing giant has only confirmed the division’s existence but has not made any official announcements in English, nor yet revealed its first project.
Playstation Network consumers are up in arms this week with the network being down for days and then Sony’s monetary system being compromised by the security breach.
So consumers details have been compromised and some loosing money because of this. It was promptly assumed that the determined group of hackers – Anonymous – were behind the breach.
So who do you direct your anger towards, Sony or the hackers?
Since the launch of the iPad from Apple, electronic and IT firms have been hard at work to cash in on the new tech. Sony has joined in and officially announced its iPad tablet rivals, the Sony Tablet S1 which will reportedly reach the UK from autumn 2011. The S1 will carry the PlayStation Certified badge, which means they will be able to connect to the PlayStation Suite and so run a number of PSOne titles.
According to Enterbrain CEO, Hirokazu Hamamura, the devastation in Japan has cost the country’s games industry up to a reported $88 million in potential sales.
Enterbrain, a market research firm estimates that potentially up to $34.6 million in hardware sales and $54.2 million in software sales were lost.
Hamamura said the delay or cancellation of 31 titles, including titles for the recently launched Nintendo 3DS were the largest contributors to the potential loss of sales.
GameCoins.com, the virtual goods marketplace launched by Sometrics this summer, now allows gamers to earn Game Coins, a redeemable currency for numerous online games, through everyday online activity. With the new GamerBar, a unique browser add-on, online game fans gain access to exclusive perks while browsing and shopping at online retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Priceline, The Northface, Buy.com, and Best Buy.
DigitalBattle recently published a report on the most expensive games to make. I would have thought it would have been one of the racing games like Forza or Gran Turismo. I mean all the research they need to do to spec cars to simulator standards. That must cost a packet. But it is Rockstar’s GTA IV that sits at the…
It is not a gaming magazine, but it is one of the most respected magazines around the world- Time Magazine. They have released their latest issue and it features some great ‘top lists.’ Obviously we would be interested in the ‘Time Magazine’s Top Ten Games.’ Keep in mind the following list is on all gaming platforms.
by Victor ‘r0gue’ Vieira
ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks have acquired id Software, legendary developers of the games ‘Doom’ and ‘Quake’.
This news appeared on Twitter where CEO of id Software wrote the following: