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Turbine hires Rolston, game industry veterans for high-level positions

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 Vi...

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Initial 38 Studios auction brings in $180K

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-ba...

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The Daily Grind: What old game would you play as an MMO?

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 ...

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The Daily Grind: Has F2P made your MMO habit more expensive?

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...

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Smedley: 'People who don't play games have no business in this business'

Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley is a die-hard gamer. This isn't news if you've followed SOE for more than a few minutes, as Smed has always been outspoken about what he's playing and why. He's also renowned among game journos for being a fun interview, usually to the consternatio...

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Help your favorite game win the GDC Online Audience Award

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...

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The Daily Grind: Why is there so much hate for game companies?

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 com...

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SOE Live tickets go on sale

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 ...

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Trion CEO on console games, sequels, and the future

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....

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Alleged 38 Studios spouse outlines family's financial struggles after company's closure

38 Studios stories continue to circulate through the gaming media this week, with the latest arriving courtesy of Gamasutra. The industry news site has published an anonymous letter from an alleged former employee's wife that details the challenges inherent in supporting a large family that is su...

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