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Richard Garriott designed Ultima Online and Tabula Rasa, and he has also been to outer space. This has apparently convinced several investors that funding his new company Portalarium is a sound decision, as it was recently announced that Portalarium has secured roughly $7 million in investment ca...

July 10th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Fans of free-to-play games just received yet another outlet for their addiction, as former Frogster CEO Andreas Weidenhaupt has announced the founding of a new publishing company, named Infernum. The company will be working to bring free-to-play MMOs from around the world to Western audiences....

August 17th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Brower-based gaming is starting to really catch on, with a variety of games either staking out the browser as the sole required program or offering play options to browser-bound players. ChangYou, the development company most known to western readers for its game Zentia, has apparently decided th...

April 25th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Video game development bears a certain similarity to rock music, insofar as a successful project usually leads to people breaking off and going in new directions. Of course, unlike the frequently unsuccessful solo careers in the music industry, breakaway studios can often reach new heights. Second...

February 10th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Today on the TOROCast forum, it was rumored that Community Manager Sean Dahlberg had left BioWare. Members of the SWTOR community did believe it odd that he did not show up to PAX, which was supposed to be the biggest event of the year for SWTOR. He even tweeted to the Jedi Archive on Saturday: "No...

September 7th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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As our neighbor to the North continues to grow in size and scale within the games industry the group responsible for the Game Developers Conference has taken notice.Think Services' Game Group has announced a partnership with Reboot Communications to bring GDC to Canada in association with New Media...

September 27th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The Age of Conan interviews are all over the place lately. Gaute Godager is the game's director, so when we saw that Next-Gen had sat down with him to talk about FunCom's upcoming barbarian invasion there was little doubt that it would be an interesting read. The interview covers the usual subjects...

January 4th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Onling gaming sites Club Penguin and Webkinz have apparently been doing so well that Disney has decided to invest in a deluge of cute, adorable virtual worlds. They plan on creating up to ten (yeah that's right, we said ten) virtual worlds that will tie into different properties. We already know ab...

January 3rd 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments