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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…

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Video games that will make you see death differently this Halloween

The interactive medium can engage players in profound questions about grief, mortality, and what it means to move on.

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