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UK gaming site CVG will not close down this year following a round of cutbacks at its publisher, Future, MCV reports. CVG will decrease its writing staff to three – it currently has five full-time employees plus support staff in the US and Australia. Future will review CVG in December. In Ma...

June 23rd 2014 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Anyone who's been following MMOs for any length of time will have come to the astute conclusion that Microsoft is not a fertile ground for the growth of such projects. In fact, in an opinion piece over at CVG, the author labels the company and Xbox Live as an "MMO graveyard" where good titles go...

September 21st 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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"What's next?" is the question on everyone's lips when it comes to successful MMO studio Jagex. The RuneScape developer has many projects in the works, including Stellar Dawn and Transformers Online. However, the company is hoping that you'll also take notice of 8Realms, its social empire builder...

May 8th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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"Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales and Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet." Sure, we assumed that'd be the answer too. But as CVG discovered, the Valve chief's real favorites (Super Mario 64, Doom and a punch card game called Trek) are far more mundane. Boy ....

April 5th 2011 at 11:45pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard may be monopolizing today's headlines on account of the juggernaut that is Cataclysm, but the MMORPG giant is also making news on a smaller scale (and on a different platform). In an interview with CVG, Blizzard's Greg Street and David Kosak drop a few hints regarding the company's stance...

December 7th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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"Would you like some story with that?" seems to be BioWare's talking point these days when it comes to The Old Republic. When talking to CVG, the RPG developer boasted that TOR will contain "50 novels-worth" of story, an impressive number that backs BioWare's commitment to telling a tale, even in...

June 1st 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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click for screens of what Hydrophobia looks like now We haven't heard anything about Dark Energy Digital's water physics-based horror/puzzle game Hydrophobia in nearly a year, which makes today's news that the game is heading to XBLA rather than getting a full retail release all the more jarring....

September 30th 2009 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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Sure, The Beatles: Rock Band developer Harmonix has been busy working on next week's big release for some time now, but did you know it's also working on "re-energizing" its "core franchises?" Harmonix PR overlord John Drake told CVG as much, saying that while the studio is ready to refocus on its...

September 2nd 2009 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Okay, okay, we're just kidding -- he doesn't talk about any mythical beasts. But he may as well be, when speaking about the oft rumored, never going to happen "PlayStation phone." Telling the Financial Times (requires subscription), "If we do not adapt to this new technology or new market environm...

May 9th 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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At the beginning of this month, a posting on the forums of Banjo-Kazooie developer Rare lead us to believe that we'd be seeing more content for the game a lot sooner than today. Whether we were mislead or simply employing the jumping to conclusions mat too liberally remains to be seen, but today th...

March 24th 2009 at 11:20pm 0 Comments