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Imagine if you happened upon a set of floppy disks containing the original source code for Prince of Persia. Chances are, you'd be pretty excited -- even if you'd already seen the code when you were writing it.Jordan Mechner, who did write Prince of Persia, received a box from his father containing...

March 29th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner helped reignite the Prince of Persia franchise with Ubisoft, and now he's going to attempt the same with his other classic, the atmospheric martial arts fighter Karateka -- on his own.Venturebeat reports that Mechner has raised money through an angel investor...

February 15th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Finally, those stalwarts who refuse to "upgrade" from their trusty Commodore 64 computers can experience that hot new game, Prince of Persia. Homebrew developer mrsid ported the 1989 game from its original Apple 2 version, making the cartridge image available for download from his site. If you h...

October 17th 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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In 1985, Jordan Mechner was thinking about baggy pants, arches and columns -- images that could be clearly conveyed in a low-resolution, pixelated computer game. While delivering his Prince of Persia postmortem during GDC earlier this month, Mechner delved into his memories, his journals (which y...

March 15th 2011 at 3:10pm 0 Comments
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The Last Express, designed by Jordan Mechner and Smoking Car Productions, was made available for purchase and download on DotEmu earlier this month, and has now pulled into another platform for digital distribution: GOG. Set on the Orient Express in 1914, the non-linear adventure was notable for in...

January 26th 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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The wonderful adventure mystery The Last Express has proven to be one of the more elusive titles since it was released in 1997. In fact, the last time the game was actually offered on modern PCs was when GameTap (remember GameTap?) had acquired distribution rights in 2006. Now, The Last Express ha...

January 14th 2011 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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Update: IMDB has updated its projected totals for the weekend box office to include the Memorial Day holiday, increasing ticket totals of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time from $30.2 million to $37.8 million for the four-day weekend. The increase pushes the video game-based flick to second place...

May 31st 2010 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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We've seen so many instances where the LEGO toy brand has infiltrated the world of video games over the past few years -- that's why it's so downright refreshing to see the tables get turned. Just past the jump is a commercial for that new line of wonderbricks based on the upcoming film adaptation...

April 20th 2010 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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Here's the good news: The first images of McFarlane Toys' line of action figures based on the upcoming Prince of Persia movie have been released, and they don't look half bad. Sure, some of the villains' figurines are sort of dead-eyed, but hey -- that's just a natural side-effect of the angry sand...

January 23rd 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments