Differing fortunes for major Japanese game publishers Square Enix and Sega
Two of Japan’s most prominent videogame companies had drastically different fiscal years, with Square Enix breaking records and Sega Sammy…
Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft sees record sales during pandemic year
Ubisoft, the videogame publisher known for Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, has recorded its highest-ever sales in the…
‘Apex Legends’ performs strongly for Electronic Arts despite weaker financials
EA's numbers are slightly down from last year, but its lauded free-to-play shooter Apex Legends has broken records.
Microsoft making big changes to PC gaming, increasing developer revenue
Microsoft has updated its position on PC gaming and increased the revenue share for developers on its PC storefront.
New Xbox consoles, Minecraft, and Game Pass drive huge growth for Microsoft
Xbox Series X/S consoles saw hardware revenue grow by a massive 232%, and Minecraft users hit 140 million.
Xbox removes Live Gold subscription gate for free-to-play online games
Microsoft has opened up its online multiplayer service for Xbox, no longer requiring a fee to play free-to-play games online.
Microsoft to make $22 billion worth of augmented reality headsets for US Army
With this new contract, Microsoft is set to fortify its position as one of the highest value US defence contractors…
Critically acclaimed videogame Disco Elysium refused classification in Australia
The lauded role-playing game, often praised for its genre-defying ideas, has had its upcoming re-release blocked by the Australian Classification…
The lifetime climate cost of your next-gen console
Videogame consoles aren't covered under energy efficiency regulations in Australia and NZ, but that doesn't mean there isn't a price.
Best video games from Australia and Aotearoa in 2020
In a year defined by isolation, protest, pandemic, and uncertainty, these games galvanised us, fostered solidarity, and provided comfort.