Following a spate of office closures, newcomer Five Star Games will handle the future distribution of Sega titles in Benelux and Australia.Five Star Games was established by Darren MacBeth, the former Managing Director of SEGA Australia, in the wake of the company restructure.A press release distributed by Sega states that “Five Star is focused exclusively on selling, marketing and distributing premium quality video games in the Australian market.”Five Star Games will assume distribution duties from July 1st.Thanks, CVG. … [Read more...] about Five Star Games to distribute Sega titles in Benelux and Australia following restructure
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EA’s Blake Jorgensen hints at the prospect of future Star Wars Battlefront games, as well as confirming that the publisher can make games based on new Star Wars content.Star Wars Battlefront may only be releasing today, but publisher Electronic Arts is already moving on to other projects. Indeed, EA has even tentatively suggested that the multiplayer-focused shooter series is set to have further iterations in future. In a talk at UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco, CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed the publisher’s licensing deal with Star Wars owner Disney will result in multiple Battlefront games – as well as other games outside of the franchise.“We struck a licensing deal with Disney a few years back that’s almost ten years in length,” explained Jorgensen during the conference. Jorgensen then went on to confirm EA’s intention to release future Star Wars Battlefront titles. “Our goal is to make future Battlefront … [Read more...] about EA Confirms Future Star Wars Battlefront Plans
Once a week most weeks, the RPS hivemind gathers to discuss An Issue. Sometimes it’s controversial news, sometimes it’s a particular game, sometimes it’s favourite things and least favourite things, sometimes a perennial talking point. This week, in the wake of the Oculus Connect conference and all its many reveals about the Facebook-owned side of virtual reality, we’re talking VR. We’re a few years into what some say is gaming’s next big leap, but it’s still all sweaty plastic faceboxes and a great uncertainty as to whether headspinning and handwaving can sustain their merriment across the course of what we snootily call Proper Games. Are the Oculus Rift, the Valve Vive, the GearVR and the rest of ’em really the future of games? We definitely sort the matter out once and for all below. Definitely.Alec: Are any of you absolutely certain that you are not a pair of eyeballs in a jar with a VR headset strapped to it, a GeForce Titan XXXXX … [Read more...] about Is VR The Future Of Gaming?
By: Laura Parker, GameSpot AU - Posted on September 7, 2010 Where does the future of gaming lie? Will we all be rocking games in 3D? Will all our game purchases be over the Internet? And will social games take over from more "core" titles? In this three-part feature, GameSpot looks at three topics that promise to change the way we play games. Presented over the course of three weeks, The Future of Gaming will look at the rise of 3D titles, the increasing importance of downloadable content, and social gaming's impact on the games industry. Contributing to the feature are some of the biggest names in games development, who all share their thoughts, aspirations, and reservations about the impact of these three topics in the years to come. The last topic presented is The Future of Gaming: Social Gaming. Read The Future of Gaming: 3D here and The Future of Gaming: DLC here. Social gaming can mean different things to different people. Some associate the term with the overnight … [Read more...] about The Future of Gaming: Social Games
The moment Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313 entered our field of view at E3, we were teased with a glimpse into the future of gaming tech with demos exhibiting real-time elements that we usually see in prerendered cutscenes and film. It was clear that the fidelity onscreen was a step above what we're used to. LucasArts has already said that Star Wars 1313 is intended for the next generation of hardware, and that much is obvious once the game is seen in action. Watch Dogs was confirmed for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but those versions will not reflect the same tech exhibited onstage, likely sacrificing lighting, texture resolution, and particle effects in the transition. Both of these titles ran on high-end PCs at E3, with Star Wars 1313 (and Watch Dogs, presumably) using Nvidia's latest GPU (the Kepler-based GTX 680), a card that's opening doors for major advances in graphics and computation. But if you try to pinpoint what made Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313 look … [Read more...] about The Future of Gaming Tech Looks Brighter Than Ever