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Melbourne game developers relocate to Wellington
Posted on 29-Apr-2014 12:07 News, Gaming

A group of independent game developers has relocated to Wellington from Melbourne and hope to be part of the rapidly-developing industry in the high tech capital.

Sean Connolly and Monteith's team up to launch mobile app
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 18:34 News, Gaming

The latest mobile app from Monteith's uses augmented reality to give punters the opportunity to "hunt" duck, stag, lamb and beef, everywhere from their local bar to their office.

New Zealand video games praised in Best of 2013 lists
Posted on 18-Dec-2013 19:27 News, Gaming

Five New Zealand video game makers have been lauded in major international Best of 2013 lists.

Two in three New Zealanders play video games
Posted on 30-Oct-2013 09:45 News, Gaming

Digital New Zealand 2014 report finds the profile of a typical gamer mirrors the typical New Zealander.

Xbox New Zealand announces sponsorship of 2013 Vodafone NZ Music Awards
Posted on 9-Sep-2013 16:06 News, Gaming

It’s the biggest night in Kiwi music and now it’s going to be even bigger with the official New Zealand launch of the highly-anticipated gaming and entertainment console – the Xbox One.

New Zealand game developers conference expects big audience
Posted on 20-Jun-2013 09:21 News, Gaming

Over 200 game developers from around New Zealand will descend on AUT University next Friday 28 June for The New Zealand Game Developers Conference.

Kiwi company introduces physics-based puzzles for iOS devices
Posted on 18-Jun-2013 11:38 News, Gaming

Casual gamers of all ages will love Kiwi company Pixelchemy’s debut offering, the entertaining and addictive Vender Mender, featuring incredible cartoon graphics, amazing physics puzzles and a cute main character in the form of ‘Raz the Raccoon’.

Sony confirms PlayStation pricing for New Zealand: $649.95
Posted on 11-Jun-2013 16:39 News, Gaming

The PS4 features a simple but modern design accentuated by its linear flat form factors. The surface of the PS4 body is subdivided into four sections, as if four blocks are stacked together making one figure, with disc slot, buttons, power indicator and vent placed within the slim interspace created between the sections.

Microsoft confirms plans to launch Xbox One In New Zealand in November 2013
Posted on 11-Jun-2013 09:52 News, Gaming

Microsoft announces launch details, pricing, reserve program, a special commemorative bundle and accessories for its new gaming console.

Microsoft unveils Xbox One
Posted on 22-May-2013 08:11 News, Gaming

New console comes with blockbuster titles, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo TV series, and exclusive agreements with the NFL transform games.

New Zealand game developers earn top global creative marks
Posted on 26-Mar-2013 15:28 News, Gaming

As game developers come together from all over the world for the annual Game Developer’s Conference, New Zealand-created games will be featured on many of the top lists and prominent screens.

Game Masters coming to Te Papa December 2012
Posted on 14-Aug-2012 12:23 News, Gaming

Te Papa is delighted to announce its summer blockbuster exhibition, Game Masters, opening 15 December 2012.

Blizzard Entertainment leak includes access information and encrypted passwords
Posted on 10-Aug-2012 12:06 News, Gaming

Leaked information includes cryptographically scrambled versions of passwords but not the actual passwords, the answer to a personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators. Company can't confirm credit card information was accessed.

American gamers donate US$25,000 to RSA
Posted on 20-Jun-2012 18:25 News, Gaming

The money was raised in April this year as part of an Anzac Day charity drive through World of Tanks. To honour its Kiwi and Australian players, a third of the proceeds from the sale of the games gold packages during a three-day period was donated.

Diablo III sets PC-game launch record
Posted on 24-May-2012 08:59 News, Gaming

More than 3.5 million copies of Diablo III have been sold in the first 24 hours after its release, setting the new all-time record for fastest-selling PC game.

Diablo III hit shelves 15th May
Posted on 16-Mar-2012 08:03 News, Gaming presales for the hottest game of 2012 now live.

Blizzard Entertainment announces staff reductions
Posted on 1-Mar-2012 09:26 News, Gaming

Approximately 600 employees being impacted, The World of Warcraft development team is not being touched.

Vodafone New Zealand to provide 3G services to Sony PlayStation Vita
Posted on 22-Nov-2011 16:22 News, Gaming

Vodafones network will assist in enhancing the portable gaming experience and allow PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi users to unite with their friends and the world around them.

New Zealand-made Video Games Industry grew 46% this year
Posted on 16-Nov-2011 11:18 News, Gaming

Industry boosted by the huge growth of smartphone and online games.

Study shows 47% of New Zealand gamers are female
Posted on 25-Oct-2011 10:07 News, Gaming

New research uncovers New Zealands apetite for video games.

Microsoft Xbox bringing TV to console - but not in New Zealand
Posted on 7-Oct-2011 12:00 News, Gaming

Microsoft Corp. has plans to roll out TV content on Xbox LIVE, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360. AT&T, BBC, Comcast, HBO, Rogers, Telefnica, Televisa and Verizon are among providers rolling out new TV entertainment services on this platform.

Orcon adds zero-rated Steam server to network
Posted on 22-Aug-2011 12:05 News, Gaming

Big news for gamers: Orcon has installed new gaming servers, a Steam server, and has zero-rated traffic to both.

TelstraClear announces plans for local Steam content servers
Posted on 28-Jul-2011 09:20 News, Gaming

Local Steam content server will improve speeds and provide unmetered Internet access for gamers.

Nintendo Wii U console features controller with 6.2-inch screen
Posted on 8-Jun-2011 06:00 News, Gaming

Wii U allows gamers to see information on its screen that does not appear on the TV. The information and viewpoint can also change in the new controller based on the orientation of its gyroscope.

Ezi-Pay launches prepaid game cards
Posted on 19-May-2011 19:16 News, Gaming

Consumers can purchase prepaid game cards over the counter at their local store, then load them onto their on-line accounts to redeem their value.

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