As the PC section at
your local games store continues to shrink, digital distribution services like
Steam continue to prosper. Today, Valve announced that Steam enjoyed its
seventh year of over 100% growth in sales. Is anyone even bothering to buy
boxed copies of PC titles anymore...
Sometimes, international perception of Australia has us so backwards that we’re thought to ride kangaroos down the street and consider that hat with the corks as the height of fashion. But according to figures detailing Australian and New Zealand game sales for the first half of 2012, the notion of the contrary antipode might be more fact than fiction.
27 Nov, 2007
For a time of peace on earth, theres going to be a lot of stress and killing around this Christmas. Just think about this winters biggest games. Whether its COD4s visceral gunfire tearing apart wall and limb alike, the bloody back-stabbing business of the always-hounded Altair, or Kane and Lynch just being plain old sociopathic, the jovial festival of light and wonder really is looking like a quite brutal one this year.
We need a way to combat this, and preferably one which
Planning to join Dust 514's free-to-play party? Better bringing a few bucks for admission. CCP has confirmed it will be charging a small, one-time entry fee for access to its online first-person shooter; money which will then be handed back as in-game currency to be used in the free-to-play game's virtual economy...
Developer CCP recently confirmed it
will be canceling the entry fee for Dust 514, and instead be making
its Eve Online MMOFPS expansion free-to-play from the very start. New
details on the PS Vita “companion app” were also thrown in at no
The great experiment that is Dust 514 will officially begin later this month as CCP Games merges the game with EVE Online on the beta test servers...
Wednesday 10 May 2006
With just hours to go until this year's E3 games show officially opens for business in Los Angeles, GamesRadar has managed to obtain an exclusive sneak preview of the show floor. As you can see from these photos, many of the stands are still under construction - including those for PlayStation 3 and Wii, both of which will be playable on the show floor.
The Sony and Nintendo areas sit side-by-side in the LA Convention Centre's massive West Hall and are the focal points of
Wednesday 10 May 2006
After all the talk, after all the pre-show conferences, after all the trailers and all the hype, E3 is finally open. And we're here!
Yes, the vast LA Conference Centre has finally opened its doors and we are on the floor of the show itself, ready to bring you all of the breaking news, ready with informative and informed hands-on reports and ready with plenty of footage, right from the heart of
Wednesday 17 May 2006
So, that was E3 2006. The most manic week of the gaming calendar has hurtled by once again in a tornado of news and a frenzy of game playing. Now, as relative calm returns and the chaos slowly seeps away, we look back on the big games, the big announcements, the highlights and the disappointments.
Much of the week's hottest news happened before the doors had opened on E3, with Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all making some big announcements at their pre-show
It used to be that games and exercise went together like sex and tax preparation, but now the workout genre has grown to become one of the largest and most lucrative genres in the industry. In light of this sweat-sweat revolution, The Exergame Network (TEN) has seen fit to introduce its own health-based rating system, much to the dismissive wanking motions of gamers without kids everywhere...