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Google Cloud forms strategic partnerships with Vietnam's top game devs
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Google Cloud partners with top Vietnamese game developers VNGGames, Amanotes and Wolffun Game to enhance gaming services.
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NVIDIA releases the GeForce RTX 4060 game-ready driver
Fri, 30th Jun 2023
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The NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture at the heart of the GeForce RTX 4060 delivers a massive upgrade, with AI-powered DLSS 3, and supercharging creative apps.
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Booming NZ games sector earning more than Australia’s
Thu, 29th Dec 2022
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New data shows New Zealand’s interactive games industry earns a third more than its Australian counterpart while employing half as many people.
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Kiwi tech sector grows, boosted by game development and local IT companies
Mon, 4th Jan 2021
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New Zealand's tech sector, including game development and local IT companies, is driving continued growth, according to NZTech.
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Seven Dunedin game developers granted $450k
Tue, 24th Nov 2020
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The funding, which is part of a wider $10 million allocation, is designed to create and nurture the game development industry in the region.
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Lenovo picks budding Kiwi game developer as ‘Legion Epprentice’
Tue, 14th Jul 2020
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Lenovo has announced the winner of its Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship, an initiative created to encourage budding developers wanting a career in gaming.
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NZ gaming industry thriving as revenue skyrockets
Fri, 7th Feb 2020
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The industry could potentially be worth $1 billion dollars by 2025 if it continues its 39% average annual growth.
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Singapore-based Garena buys game studio Phoenix Labs
Wed, 5th Feb 2020
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Garena acquires Canada's Phoenix Labs, bolsters global gaming presence.
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Animoca Brands acquires San Fran gaming company behind Power Rangers
Thu, 26th Dec 2019
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Animoca Brands snaps up gaming firm nWay for A$11.4m to boost its competitive gaming space entry.
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2K Games' new studio Cloud Chamber will develop next BioShock game
Wed, 11th Dec 2019
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Cloud Chamber has already started work on the next BioShock game, which is expected to spend several years in development, according to 2K.
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PAX AUS reveals this year's Indie Showcase winners
Fri, 6th Sep 2019
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PAX Australia announces winners of its AUS Indie Showcase, featuring games like Wayward Strand and Ring of Pain.
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JPlay & DGames bring blockchain to eSports
Thu, 8th Nov 2018
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JPlay is one of the world’s first blockchain-powered eSports platforms, launched this month in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Founded in an Auckland garage, acquired by global colossus
Tue, 22nd May 2018
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A Kiwi video game developer known worldwide for 'Path of Exile' has announced a majority acquisition from Chinese giant Tencent.
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Australian game developers march on, generating $118 million of revenue
Wed, 17th Jan 2018
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The Australian video game development industry continues to flourish, despite minimal recognition from their government.
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Gaming conference invites Kiwis to learn from the experts
Wed, 21st Jun 2017
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Games for Learning conference invites gaming experts, Kiwi game devs and educators to explore the role of games in learning.
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What does it take to become a Call of Duty, Infinity Ward game developer?
Fri, 30th Sep 2016
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Ever wondered what goes into designing the look & feel of a game? Curious to know what skills are needed to score a job as a game developer? Read on..
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Kiwi creators along with British company bring Thunderbirds back to life
Tue, 3rd May 2016
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A new Thunderbirds Are Go: Adventures app has been developed by a British production company and Kiwi developers.
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Microsoft's global Build conference comes to Auckland
Fri, 8th May 2015
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Microsoft's Build developer conference is coming to Auckland on May 30 as part of the event's first ever global tour.
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Game development and zombies: Capital E launches school programmes
Wed, 4th Mar 2015
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Capital E Digital Studio is hosting two programmes for juniors and seniors taking place in this year’s April school holidays.
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NZ Video Games Praised in Best of 2013 Lists
Thu, 19th Dec 2013
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NZ's video game industry triumphs internationally, with five games praised in 2013's best-of lists, showcasing the country's creative force.
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THQ files for Bankrupcy
Thu, 20th Dec 2012
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Troubled gaming giant THQ declares bankruptcy, putting its iconic studios and games up for sale in a bid to secure a fresh start.
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NZ game industry created 114 new jobs last year: survey
Thu, 17th Nov 2011
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Bucking economic woes, NZ's gaming sector added 114 jobs last year, growing by 46% thanks to the surge in smartphone and online gaming.
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Fable III to be showcased at SF next month - whatever SF means
Tue, 12th Jan 2010
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Lionhead Studios announces that Fable III will be unveiled in San Francisco next month, according to community manager Sam Van Tilburgh on Twitter.
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Sidhe Interactive adds another gaming award to its trophy cabinet
Thu, 17th Dec 2009
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Wellington-based game developer Sidhe Interactive has yet another international gaming award under its belt.