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When developer Ritual was acquired by casual games producer MumboJumbo, we figured that SIN Episodes had gone the way of the Mexican landfill. It turns out that it may just be taking a seat next to Duke Nukem on the bench of the infinitely postponed. Fielding questions from fansite Ritualistic, Ritu...

January 30th 2007 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Poor Ritual, they get out the door with their (admittedly pretty decent) episodic title first, only to get shown up by the superlative Half Life 2: Episode One a short while later. It's a little early to be declaring victors, especially when Ritual and Valve are allies in the fight for episodic cont...

July 20th 2006 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Ritual Entertainment is about to release four extra maps and a new gameplay mode for Sin Episodes, at no extra charge for auto-download via Steam (the "no charge" bit will no doubt make many console owners jealous). The four new maps will be dedicated to the new mode called "Arena"--which is a singl...

June 28th 2006 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Valve announced today development of future game releases for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, with the first (unnamed) title "coming soon." Valve's Gabe Newell said, "The combination of Source and the 360 provides game designers the chance to create powerful entertainment experiences......

April 26th 2006 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Valve announced today development of future game releases for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, with the first (unnamed) title "coming soon." Valve's Gabe Newell said, "The combination of Source and the 360 provides game designers the chance to create powerful entertainment experiences......

April 26th 2006 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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The first installment of SiN Episodes, Emergence, is now available for pre-loading now on Valve's digital distribution network, Steam. Though the official May 9th release date is still over a month away, you'll be able to save 10% off of the $19.95 purchase price, and get instant access to the origi...

April 6th 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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FiringSquad has an interview with some members of Ritual Entertainment, the team bringing us the Steam-distributed SiN Episodes any day now...Following the big Sony announcement at GDC, Nintendo's plans to offer downloadable games on the Revolution, and Microsoft's own prospering Xbox Live Marketpla...

March 31st 2006 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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GameTrailers has a video interview up with some of the key players at Ritual Entertainment creating the upcoming episodic SiN series. There's some interesting talk about episodic delivery, including staying ahead of the tech curve due to the familiarity with an evolving engine, the dynamic difficult...

March 13th 2006 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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GameDaily talked with Ritual Entertainment's Tom Mustaine and Levelord (not his birthname... we think) about SiN Episodes, episodic content, and even their Xbox 360 plans. They have some valuable insights into episodic distribution, equating it to the popular shareware format, explaining, "Fina...

March 7th 2006 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The first installment of Ritual Entertainment's SiN Episodes has officially gone to beta, meaning the rumored March release date may be accurate. In a blog entry, lead designer Shawn Ketcherside says, "It’s official. We’re Beta. This is a very exciting time. As of Monday, we’v...

February 23rd 2006 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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A Shacknews user going by the name "sicko" claims to have gotten a whole bunch of hands on time with the upcoming episodic title, SiN Episodes: Emergence. How did he get this opportunity? Easy, the poster happens to be buddies with Ritual Entertainment's Tom Mustaine. What did he have to s...

January 27th 2006 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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Ritual Entertainment, developers of the soon-to-be episodically distributed SiN Episodes, has revealed their interest in porting the title to the Xbox 360; after all, the two are a natural pairing. The Xbox Live service has the potential to be a disruptive technology, capable of undermining the reta...

January 9th 2006 at 11:59pm 0 Comments