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Game-related startup companies raised $600 million throughout 2009, according to GamesBeat's analysis. And while $600 million is a lot of money if you're, say, trying to sell a shooter based on the art of modern warfare, it's not quite that much when you're an up-and-coming game developer. Total in...

December 22nd 2009 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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It's no secret that while Cryptic Studios has done well for themselves over the years, Star Trek Online is easily their biggest project yet. In fact, if successful, this game will easily attract a large amount of people who probably wouldn't otherwise look at an MMO, let alone purchase and subscrib...

October 18th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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I don't presume to know much about trade policy or international relations, so I'll just pass you this link to a story over on VentureBeat and let you decide for yourself. You probably have already heard that Blizzard has had plenty of trouble trying to bring World of Warcraft back online in China...

September 18th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Red Eagle Games is a relative newcomer to video game publishing, but their first MMO will be based off of a well-established IP -- Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series of novels, which are a blend of fantasy and eastern mysticism. Although Jordan passed away in 2007, he left behind 11 novels a...

November 12th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft is not yet ready to unveil a handheld gaming device, and it may not for quite some time looking at the performance of the PSP. While Sony has met moderate success with the PSP, it has struggled against Nintendo in the sector, and in spite of better hardware, has been unable to beat the Ni...

June 13th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Last week Dean Takahashi of The Mercury News gave Mass Effect a written review lashing, going as far as to call it "Mass Defect". Takahashi was steadfast in claiming that his Mass Effect experience was lackluster, the game's mechanics were weak and that there really wasn't all that much to enjoy. Ov...

January 2nd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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With Mass Effect developer BioWare no doubt busying itself with post-acquisition shenanigans and practicing game of the year acceptance speeches in the mirror, it's understandable that news has been sorely lacking regarding the studio's upcoming releases. Nowhere has the rumor mill been more silent...

December 31st 2007 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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SCEA boss Jack Tretton is a man with a plan. In a lengthy Q&A with Dean Takahashi, he says that in spite of all the bashing the PS3 has received in its first year, he's confident of his plan. Takahashi used the word "disaster," to wish Tretton replied: "If we have 67 percent growth over last yea...

December 17th 2007 at 7:00pm 0 Comments