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South Africa gets mentioned in a MGS interview

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image No I am not talking about Metal Gear Solid here I am talking about Microsoft Games Studios….

Peter Zetterberg, business development manager for Europe, has been talking to Gamesindustry.biz about future opportunities and other things relating to making computer games for a living.

However while the majority of the article is interesting the part that really jumps out is when South Africa get a specific, if not so great mention.

I think that the South African region is perceived in a similar way to former Eastern block territories year’s go. We’re looking at the business case for companies in the region seriously, but I think the general perception is that it’s a region that isn’t really taken seriously

So now that we know for sure that MGS knows where SA is, I think it’s about time for us to get ready to pitch some games to them.

Lets show them that we are to be taken seriously….

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

Last Updated: July 4, 2008


  1. Tan365

    July 4, 2008 at 12:36

    isn’t it MSGS? … they should get ur okes LIVE already


  2. Naudran

    July 4, 2008 at 12:43

    Our most fervent wish!


  3. LazySAGamer

    July 4, 2008 at 12:48

    No they are normally referred to as MGS…

    MSGS would be a better option though… However unless you have a 3 letter acronym you aren’t it 😉


  4. SlippyMadFrog

    July 4, 2008 at 13:13

    I have a qustion. How would us SA XBL members benefit if we got local live? I know we can use our credit cards but is that all? If we look for a random game, will it return SA games?


  5. koldFU5iON

    July 4, 2008 at 13:52

    I think we owe this to our good friend CraigN (SA XBOX MVP) who’s made lot’s of noise over there as well as well as MS SA (I know many of you don’t think so but they have) 😉


  6. doobiwan

    July 4, 2008 at 14:07

    The servers are all centralized, I think even aus authenticates against the US, so none. really, except for the warm fuzzies of being able to buy points and Live cards in stores.

    Although it potentially paves the way forward for local video marketplace.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles


  7. evilredzombie

    July 4, 2008 at 14:25

    ” but I think the general perception is that it’s a region that isn’t really taken seriously ” these guys just keep giving a great big F YOU ! to sa xbox gamers…. another reason I jumped ship to PS3

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Response from Play the Zone


  8. Someone

    July 4, 2008 at 16:24

    If we get local Live Servers

    1. We can use local bandwidth. (Cheap, unshaped, better)
    2. Use Rand to buy things on Live (Use our own CC’s)
    3. When searching for games we no longer get 2year old Yanks saying every thing’s gay.
    4. I think those are enough…


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