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Turbine wants you to know that it has hired a smattering of industry veterans to complement its existing Boston-based development team. Notables include former Elder Scrolls and Kingdoms of Amalur lead Ken Rolston, who steps into Turbine's Director of Design role. Mortal Kombat veteran Alan Vill...

October 19th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Hey look, it's more 38 Studios news, sort of. The Verge reports on the first of three auctions designed to sell off assets of the shuttered development firm, which took place earlier this week in Timonium, Maryland. Why Maryland? Because up for bid were a bunch of items from former Maryland-base...

October 18th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Making old games into MMOs is a tricky business. It may sound good on paper, but execution is another matter. In an ideal world, I'd love to see Sundog: Frozen Legacy repurposed as an MMO. For one thing, it was the first computer game I ever played. For another, it had a nifty Firefly feel to it...

October 11th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Two years ago I used to have fewer than five line-items in my Quicken budget for MMORPGs. I maintained three or four monthly subs more often than not, and it was easy to keep track of how much I spent as well as determine whether or not it was worth it to continue doing so based on playtime, enjo...

September 27th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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GDC Online is coming up fast, and now's your chance to get in on the voting action for the conference's annual Audience Award. Starting today and running through September 14th, fans can vote for their favorite persistent online game and cheer for it as the winner is announced at the show in Aust...

August 27th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Gaming discourse has gotten out of hand in recent years, and the anonymity offered by the internet and the decline of civility in general has conspired to bring arguments, personal attacks, and flame wars to the forefront of many a discussion. Most of the ire seems to be directed at gaming compa...

July 31st 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It may no longer be Fan Faire in name, but SOE's annual fan festival still has the same spirit and focus. The newly branded SOE Live has opened up registrations for this fall's convention, and the studio is offering discounted prices if tickets are purchased now. SOE Live will take place from Oc...

June 29th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's no secret that Trion has big plans for its future, and we don't just mean its impressive Storm Legion sequel for RIFT. Gamasutra talked to Trion CEO Lars Buttler at last week's E3, and what emerged from the discussion is a portrait of a firm "at the height of our art form, but doing new things....

June 14th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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If you were vying for one of the 50 jobs Turbine put up for grabs at last night's job fair, well, get in line. The Providence Journal reports that 300-odd people showed up at the event, a turnout that the paper says was "higher than expected." How many of the 300 were 38 Studios refugees? That's...

May 23rd 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Do you wanna earn fabulous prizes just for playing your favorite games? Of course you do. Well, you're in luck because Raptr has just announced its new Raptr Rewards program, which is "a program to reward active gamers with real rewards just for playing their favorite games." The program is "on...

May 8th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments