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Jukebox Heroes: TUG and crowdsourcing soundtracks

While I'm still reasonably wary of Kickstarter and the pie-in-the-sky promises that have come out of these fundraisers, I can't deny that there have been potentially exciting ideas out there, especially in the field of MMO music. For starters, we might one day see Anthymn, a fantasy MMO...

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BioWare says gamers find it hard to go back to other MMOs after playing SWTOR

As Star Wars: The Old Republic's release date looms larger on the calendar, BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk are starting to be seen with increasing frequency on the PR circuit. The latest sighting comes courtesy of The Gaming Liberty, and the dynamic doctor duo offers up some...

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Epic Games China reforms as Titan Studios, developing MMO

When most of us hear talk of the company "Epic Games", the first thing that comes to mind is Gears of War or the Unreal series of titles. While Epic Games had a Shanghai games studio for outsourcing purposes, it's now evolved into Titan Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary based in Seattle. Through...

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Fury not dead, just on life-support

Last week we reported on a widespread rumor that, due to Fury's commercial flop, Australian developer Auran was going to be the subject of a big lay-off, and that a significant chunk of Fury's development going forward was going to be out-sourced to China. Auran CEO Tony Hilliam recently addressed...

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Stratics interviews Stargate Worlds' Kevin Balentine

When Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment revealed back in March that it would be outsourcing some of its game design jobs for Stargate Worlds, a lot of people took that as a bad sign. Outsourcing game design? That's kind of like the Conan O'Brien sketch in which Conan absurdly outsourced the show's...

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Spacetime figures out how to get a game "Made in China"

Jake Rodgers, the Art Director at Spacetime Studios, which is working on an unnamed space MMO for NCsoft, has an intriguing dev blog up about his trip to China and the process of outsourcing MMO creation over there. The writeup starts out like a travelogue, with anecdotes about how much Shanghai...

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