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GDC 2013: How APB exploded into a franchise

By now, pretty much everyone knows the story of how GamersFirst swept in to save the DOA All Points Bulletin by relaunching it as APB: Reloaded. Since then, the title's done immensely well for the company and has prompted Reloaded Games to look into turning APB into a bona fide franchise. How...

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GDC 2013: Catching up with Gas Powered Games' Chris Taylor

Hey, is that CEO Chris Taylor from Gas Powered Games? By jove, it is! At GDC this past week we had the opportunity to catch up with Taylor and see how his studio is doing following its acquisition by Wargaming.net. He said that the synergy between his studio and Wargaming.net is powerful: "Our...

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GDC 2013: Chris Roberts expounds on Star Citizen's crafting, economy

This week we have a special GDC edition of Some Assembly Required. I had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Roberts and talk about his highly anticipated space sim sandbox, Star Citizen. We talked lore, the game's PvP/PvE sliders and living universe concepts, guilds, and when players can...

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GDC 2013: Dean Hall on the pillars of DayZ's design

Dean Hall talks about DayZ as a scientist would a Petri dish gone grotesque. He knows perhaps what the game's strengths and appeal might be, knows why it hosts over 1.7 million players. Still, he meets the success with some bemusement, especially considering how notoriously difficult the mod is...

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GDC 2013: PlanetSide 2's new app and the future of Forgelight

On Tuesday, SOE shared a trailer highlighting its Forgelight engine. The proprietary engine not only runs PlanetSide 2 but will also be the foundation for all the studio's future games, including EverQuest Next. The same press release also introduced the upcoming PS2 app. Although it won't be...

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GDC 2013: James Ohlen on how F2P saved SWTOR

If you've been following BioWare for any length of time, then you know James Ohlen. When I interviewed him a couple of years back at PAX East and again last year at the Star Wars: The Old Republic guild summit, I could feel his sincere passion for the game. Ohlen joined the SWTOR project at its...

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GDC 2013: Bungie shows off Destiny character concepts and animation

Want a look at some of the characters in Bungie's new Destiny IP? You're in luck, because the company showed off a two-minute video crammed with creature concepts and animation at this week's GDC in San Francisco. Joystiq has the scoop, and you can check out the Hive, the Fallen, the Vex, and...

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GDC 2013: Age of Wushu's world is your playground

As Age of Wushu is just a couple of weeks away from launch at this point, catching up with Snail Games at GDC this year was one of our highest priorities. We tagged and bagged Associate Producer Colin Miller for a brief interview about the latest pre-launch decisions and preparations that the...

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PAX East 2013: SOE's Linda Carlson on the state of the community

How many times have you found yourself asking, "Why won't the devs just listen?!" For any loyal MMO fan, it can be extremely frustrating to see feedback seemingly get ignored, and sometimes it feels as if there's a huge wall separating the fans from the developers. Linda Carlson, SOE's...

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GDC 2013: DCUO's Andersen talks housing, hints at league version

We first learned about DC Universe Online's housing system last fall at SOE Live, where we got the scoop on the personal lairs coming in the Home Turf DLC from creative director Jens Andersen. At that time, he also shared his vision of expanding to include league housing sometime in the future. ...

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