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Peter Molyneux speaks on the Fable MMO

Even though Fable creator Peter Molyneux left Lionhead Studios last March, he still has a lot to say about the gaming industry and genre he helped revolutionize. In an interview with IGN, Molyneux talks candidly about the upcoming new Xbox and the possibility of a Fable MMO. "I can see that t...

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Former SOE, Cryptic exec to lead Lionhead Studios

Lionhead Studios has a new head honcho. The Microsoft-owned firm known for its Fable franchise has appointed John Needham to be its Studio Head. Needham boasts plenty of MMO industry experience from prominent positions at SOE, Cryptic Studios, and Gazillion Entertainment (from CEO to CFO to Senio...

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Gazillion signs European Marvel Super Hero Squad Online deal

It looks like Marvel Super Hero Squad is coming to Europe, according to a news blurb at GamaSutra. Gazillion Entertainment has inked a deal with the German media conglomerate known as ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, and the resulting agreement will bring "cross-media promotional support" to both SHSO and...

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Former Cryptic boss named CEO of Gazillion Entertainment

Gaming executive John Needham wasn't out of work for very long, and in fact has traded one CEO position for another. Gazillion Entertainment has announced that the former Cryptic bossman will head up the studio as it looks to expand on its free-to-play browser-based MMO offerings. Needham, who...

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Jack Emmert appointed CEO of Cryptic

What's Jack Emmert been up to since surfacing briefly to talk about Neverwinter a few months ago? Apparently climbing the corporate ladder, as Cryptic has just announced via press release that the game design veteran has been tapped to serve as CEO of the company that brought us Star Trek Online,...

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Champions Online gains profits and players as a free-to-play [Updated]

Since Champions Online's relaunch as a free-to-play title a little less than a month ago, any player who has logged into the game has undoubtedly noticed the sheer number of folks running around Millennium City and environs. There are spandex-clad super-people everywhere you look, and groups are si...

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Cryptic Studios developing user-generated content tools

There's a lot of Champions Online information swirling about the internet right now, if you hadn't noticed. So it can be easy to miss some of the better articles on the game, unless you look very carefully. Not only does Rock, Paper Shotgun have a great article about Champions Online up but they a...

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Cryptic appoints former SOE exec as new CEO

We all know that Cryptic Studios is working on another MMORPG aside from Champions Online. So it stands to reason that they're going to beef up the company roster in the coming years. More MMOs mean more people to make, manage and market them. It looks like John Needham -- former senior president ...

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