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Archive for February 2007:

Steam at GDC07

February 18th, 2007 :: Events :: 3 Responses (Feed)

The Game Developers Conference is Steam’s E3 (or Leipzig if you want to be picky) and as usual there are several sessions relating to it scheduled, this year predominantly in the wider context of the indie-to-AAA development path.

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NeoEdge now purely casual

February 18th, 2007 :: Other services :: Comments Off on NeoEdge now purely casual (Feed)

NeoEdge Networks’ grand plans have been scaled back.

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The Episodic Experiment

February 15th, 2007 :: Features, Valve :: 23 Responses (Feed)

The purchase of Ritual Entertainment by casual games developer MumboJumbo, and the subsequent shelving of the SiN Episodes series, comes amid increasingly noticeable industry whispers that Valve’s episodic efforts are returning only lukewarm sales figures. The episodic debate has been very much re-opened as a result, widened further by yet another Half-Life 2: Episode Two delay. What’s gone — and going — wrong?

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A World Of My Own

February 13th, 2007 :: Other services :: 6 Responses (Feed)

Virgin Games’ upcoming rent-based digital distribution service has been officially announced and named as A World Of My Own. According to Richard Branson, Virgin’s chairman and a well known character in England, the curiously-named system “gives us the opportunity to do for PC games what iTunes has done for music”.

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Steam interview at CVG

February 6th, 2007 :: New products, Steam updates :: 6 Responses (Feed)

Computerandvideogames.com have posted a well-rounded Steam interview with Valve’s PR chief, Doug Lombardi, which looks ahead to 2007.

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