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Massively commenters recently reminded me that one of the things that bug me about retro themeparks is the loot that drops in dungeons and raids -- or to be more specific, the lack thereof. You want me to pile how many people into a multi-hour raid and reward only one or two of them with a boss dro...

September 23rd 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The new Thunderforged loot designation -- much like the affix Raid Finder -- was introduced into Patch 5.2 for a number of reasons by Blizzard. While the affix does stay certain pieces from disenchantable execution on farm bosses, players largely regarded Thunderforged items as another attempt to...

March 11th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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This month has been a tough one for Loot Drop, the developer behind Ubisoft Facebook game Ghost Recon Commander. Loot Drop co-founder (and newlywed) Brenda Brathwaite had her "Old-School RPG" Kickstarter canceled, and the developer's biggest game, Ghost Recon Commander, will no longer continue.Loot...

October 30th 2012 at 3:15am 0 Comments
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Matrimonial news now, as development veterans John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite tied the knot this weekend. The Romeros, who between them can boast Doom, Wizardry, Quake, Commander Keen, Jagged Alliance, and Wolfenstein 3D on their résumés, co-founded social games studio Loot Drop in...

October 28th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Shaker, the "Old-School RPG" Kickstarter project from game industry veterans Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall, has been canceled. Started on October 3, the project raised over $247,000 of its $1 million goal with 13 days to go. An update on the Kickstarter page reads, "In the industry, games are pitc...

October 22nd 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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The "old-school RPG" Kickstarter by industry vets Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall took some lumps the other day for not revealing more about the game's story. Today the pair rectified the criticism on the project's Kickstarter page.Two games are planned if the project reaches a $1.9 million stretch...

October 5th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Industry veterans Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall want to make an "old-school RPG," and are seeking a million dollars on Kickstarter for that to happen. The pair, who run developer Loot Drop with another industry vet, John Romero, are on a quest to make an RPG in the classic style of the genre from...

October 3rd 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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John Romero's social dev studio, Loot Drop, has signed a deal with Ubisoft to produce a tie-in game for Facebook and, eventually, mobile platforms. Ghost Recon Commander is set to launch on Facebook, allowing players to unlock items in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier -- which launches on May 22 -- and...

April 4th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments