Follow us on:

Posts tagged sweden

ngmoco to launch Swedish branch with former EA Easy boss Ben Cousins

When Ben Cousins left EA Easy as head of the studio earlier this year, he didn't leave a forwarding address. Cousins and his new employer revealed today his position as head of newly formed ngmoco Sweden, where he'll be leading the studio in the development of "freemium games for mobile platforms...

Continue Reading

GRIN founders say Square Enix turned their smiles upside down

Despite shipping three poorly received titles back-to-back – those would be Wanted: Weapons of Fate, Terminator: Salvation, and Capcom's reboot of Bionic Commando – it was still quite a surprise when developer GRIN suddenly closed its doors in August of 2009. Shortly after the shutter...

Continue Reading

Dead or Alive: Dimensions yanked in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Dead or Alive: Dimensions won't be available in Sweden, because it potentially violates the country's child pornography laws. The title will also skip Norway and Denmark as a result -- all three territories are covered by the same distributor, Bergsala. Eurogamer Sweden has a joint statement from...

Continue Reading

Magicka sequel planned, first game and Vietnam expansion sold 'over expectations'

Arrowhead Studios' first game, Magicka, has been a runaway success. Publisher Paradox Interactive told Joystiq in a recent interview that the game "sold over 30,000 copies in the first 24 hours," and the five dollar Vietnam-themed expansion has moved "well over 100,000" copies since launching in ...

Continue Reading

Indie game 'Bob Came in Pieces' bundled with FantomenK album

A new socially enmeshed "flash sale platform," Groupees, has wrapped its first bundle in a Swedish theme, offering a downloadable indie game, Bob Came in Pieces, alongside music from indie electronica artist FantomenK (that's a MySpace link, by the way). It launched at $5 on Wednesday, but has si...

Continue Reading

MachineGames developing under Bethesda, using id Tech 5

Mega-publisher ZeniMax Media made its acquisition of Swedish developer MachineGames official today, specifying that the studio would be working on multiplatform titles under ZeniMax's Bethesda banner. MachineGames' first unannounced project will be built using sibling studio id Software's id Tech 5...

Continue Reading

Machinegames purchased by ZeniMax Media, becomes ZeniMax Sweden

ZeniMax Media -- parent company to Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, id Software and, most recently, Tango Gameworks -- has been on an acquisition spree as of late. Today is no exception, as Develop uncovered business records revealing the recent purchase of Swedish developer Machinegames (ex-Sta...

Continue Reading

Might&Delight reassembles GRIN's Bionic Commando Rearmed team

GRIN may be no more, but some of the talent behind the studio is coming back. The team responsible for Bionic Commando Rearmed, arguably GRIN's greatest title, have announced plans to return to game development with a new studio: Might&Delight. Focused on "advancing back to the 80s," the new st...

Continue Reading

Xbox Live Video Marketplace coming to 10 more countries 'this fall'

As far as we know, the kind of laziness which prevents you from visiting the nearest Blockbuster Video is a worldwide phenomenon. According to a press release (.doc link) dropped just in time for CES, Microsoft is catering to this global lethargy by opening up the Xbox Live Video Marketplace to ten...

Continue Reading

Swedish rapper Pato Pooh asks you to follow him into the old school

Adding himself to the short list of things we associate with Sweden other than Volvo, Ikea, and delicious meatballs, Stockholm's Pato Pooh recently released a music video for his song "Follow Me." It features a regular who's who of 8- and 16-bit era gaming in the process, referencing everything fr...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

Get a closer look at final retail Amiibos

Posted on Nov 22nd 2014 9:00AM

Image

Games we love and hate

Posted on Nov 21st 2014 3:00PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW