Koch Media archive

  • Gardening Guide for Nintendo DS released
    Gaming

    Gardening Guide for Nintendo DS released

    By 11 August 2009

    Koch Media has announced that it's releasing software for the Nintendo DS that'll function as a "Gardening Guide", approved by the Royal Horticultural Society. The company says that it's "more of a guide than a game", and allows you to either plan a real...

  • Too many DS products on the market, says Koch CEO
    Gaming

    Too many DS products on the market, says Koch CEO

    By 17 November 2008

    CEO of Koch Media, Dr Klemens Kundratitz, has expressed his concern at the number of casual and DS titles battling it out in the run up to Christmas, and his belief that this could lead to pricing for DS titles dropping as competition rises. "We're all...

  • World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers
    Gaming

    World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers

    By 29 October 2008

    Popular MMO World of Warcraft now has over 11 million subscribers playing the game. Blizzard has announced its milestone ahead of the release of the new expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, which is due out on 13th November. "It's been very rewarding...

  • Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London
    Gaming

    Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

    By 27 October 2008

    Namco Bandai has confirmed it will be closing all servers for online RPG Hellgate: London, on 31st January 2009. The future of the game, which is coming up to the first anniversary of its release on October 31st, became unclear after its developer Flagship...

  • Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband
    Gaming

    Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband

    By 24 October 2008

    It seems its been quite the week for MMO crime. First two Dutch teens were convicted of virtual theft, and now a Japanese woman has been arrested after offing her virtual husband on the free MMO, MapleStory. The 43-year-old teacher was married to a man...

  • Street Fighter IV PC version delayed
    Gaming

    Street Fighter IV PC version delayed

    By 24 October 2008

    If for some reason, you were waiting for Street Fighter IV on the PC, it is not set for the same "winter" release as the console versions, which we reported yesterday. Capcom has insisted that a PC version is still in the making, but unfortunately, can't...

  • Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf
    Gaming

    Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf

    By 24 October 2008

    Ascaron has today released Audiosurf - a cheap and cheerful puzzle racer that adapts and changes to the beat of your music. You'll cruise through futuristic trakcs, with the speed, shape and mood of each ride being decided by the song that is playing,...

  • GOG.com launches public beta
    Gaming

    GOG.com launches public beta

    By 24 October 2008

    GOG.come has launched its public beta, and is offering all your favourite PC games from back in the day. The website, which stands for "Good Old Games", features favouritges such as Earthworm Jim, Freespace and Gothic, not to mention the Fallout games....

  • Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"
    Gaming

    Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"

    By 23 October 2008

    Two teenagers from Holland have been convicted of stealing virtual items in the children's MMO, RuneScape. Yes, its seems gone are the days where bullies would steal your lunch money - the 14 and 15-year-old culprits instead pressured a 13-year-old boy...

  • LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO
    Gaming

    LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO

    By 22 October 2008

    LucasArts and BioWare have confirmed that a new Star Wars MMO is being developed for the PC. Called Star Wars: The Old Republic, we've been told to expect "immersive storytelling" and "dynamic combat" and interestingly, "intelligent companion characters"....

  • Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC
    Gaming

    Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC

    By 22 October 2008

    Details have been announced for the Call of Duty: World at War PC beta, and it seems that you simply have to be registered on the official website to take part. Although there has been no specific start date announced yet, the site says that "all registered...

  • Early NXE access for some Xboxers?
    Gaming

    Early NXE access for some Xboxers?

    By 21 October 2008

    Xbox Live's insider Major Nelson has given some hints in his latest podcast that some Xboxers may get the chance to give the New Xbox Experience a spin before its official release date on November 19th. During his show, Major Nelson said: "You want to...

  • Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles
    Gaming

    Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

    By 20 October 2008

    Anyone looking forward to the release of Sacred 2 on Xbox 360 or PS3 is going to have to wait a little longer than expected. Koch Media has said that the release of the game for the two next-gen consoles has slipped to Q1 2009, but gave no reason for...