Ensemble Veteran Disputes Reports of Crunch Culture and Inefficient, Expensive Development
Responding to claims Ensemble Studios veteran Paul Bettner made during Game Developers Conference 2010, fellow ex-employee Ian Fischer has...READ MORE >
Microsoft: Ensemble Closure "Right Thing for Our Business"
Following yesterday's news that Halo Wars and Age of Empires developer Ensemble Studios would close, publisher Microsoft Game Studios has come...READ MORE >
PC Games 14% of 2007 Retail Games Sales; World of Warcraft and Sims Top PC Sales Charts
Update: The NPD Group has chimed in, attributing the low percentage of PC software sales to the growing shift towards digital distribution, which...READ MORE >
Bungie Prototyping New IP, Developing "Halo Games"
A new interview with Bungie studio manager Harold Ryan in UK-based industry publication Develop states that the newly re-independent company is...READ MORE >
Bungie Going Independent; Microsoft to Retain Equity Interest, Publishing Rights (Breaking)
It's true! The studio behind Halo and Marathon is separating from Microsoft and reclaiming its independence.READ MORE >
Age of Empires 3: The Asian Dynasties Demo Released
Now available at FileShack is the Age of Empires 3: The Asian Dynasties demo. The 612mb download includes the Japanese and British civilizations,...READ MORE >
Age of Empires 3: The Asian Dynasties Goes Gold, Arriving Oct. 23
The second expansion pack for Ensemble Studios' 2005 PC RTS Age of Empires III has gone gold and will hit North American stores October 23....READ MORE >