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Well, this is it, folks. The end of the year. A time of reflection, of massive weight gain and of lists. Man, we like our lists, do we not? Fortunately, at Perfect Ten Industries, we've been excelling in lists for months now. Frankly, we're just getting warmed up! While 2010 may not have been much...

December 16th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Months of legal wrangling, accusations of corporate incompetence, and rampant bickering -- all performed as publicly as humanly possible -- is finally over. Derek Smart and David Allen have probably not settled their personal differences, but at least they've settled the ongoing legal issue. Derek...

September 29th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Lawsuits aren't necessarily a fact of life in the world of video games, but they seem to be a bit favored over words when two parties just can't seem to get along. David Allen, the gentleman formerly in charge of Alganon's development, has opted for legal action in the matter of his removal from t...

April 26th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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It's easy to get wrapped up in the war of words between the inimitable Derek Smart and the equally inimitable David Allen, but the whole reason behind that back-and-forth is a game. Much of the news coming out about Alganon has been both sides sniping at each other, but it looks like the developmen...

April 16th 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Derek Smart is famous for having the subtlety of an Imperial Walker, so it's only fair that we give the target of one of his laser-focused rants the chance to respond. In a press release over at PRWeb.com, Quest Online founder David Allen addresses his role in the development of the troubled MMORP...

April 9th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Amidst the recent flurry of GDC announcements, it's possible for people to miss what's been coming out of some of the smaller studios. That being said, almost everyone with some game industry knowledge took notice when it was formally announced that Derek Smart would be taking charge of Alganon. It...

March 22nd 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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"Dave Allen didn't 'depart'. I fired him back in February for insubordination and for acting against the best interests of the company, the LLC investors (who I represent), the game and the team." Well, there you go. Wednesday night we brought you the news that David Allen was gone from Alganon....

March 12th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It's been a strange ride over at Alganon of late. The game's announcement of a shift to a subscription-free model came out on the heels of David Allen's statements that the game would never go even remotely free-to-play. It seems that it didn't exactly happen on his watch, as Quest Online has just...

March 10th 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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A not so long time ago in an interview located not too far away, one of our intrepid readers asked Alganon's David Allen if they ever considered a free-to-play model for their game. His response was the following: "Right now, the industry standard is to squeeze as much money as they can out of pla...

March 4th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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We've just hit the four-month mark from the launch of Alganon, but it turns out that Quest Online has been paying more attention to their business model than was externally apparent. The game is moving from its current subscription-based model to a "subscription free" setup immediately, changing u...

March 2nd 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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2009 isn't so far over the horizon that we can't still be looking back and finalizing our resolutions for the new year. In some ways, it's even better to wait this long to make a few resolutions (as the most common one made after New Year's Eve celebrations involves never drinking that much again...

January 16th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Alganon may have launched a little early to implement all of its promised features, which is never a good thing for a game in a competitive market. A month out from launch, it's still working on playing the catch-up game and getting itself to where the developers want it to be. However, that does...

January 2nd 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments