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Interview: id's CEO Talks Rage, Doom 4, Quake Live Subscriptions and Mysterious Women

By Chris Faylor, Aug 18, 2009 3:31pm PDT

All things considered, the interview was progressing normally. id CEO Todd Hollenshead and I were sitting across from each other in the QuakeCon...

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"Rofl, just read the entire article and then started on the comments section to see you are ..."

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Trine Interview: Frozenbyte on Pricing, Online Co-op, Future Projects and More

By Nick Breckon, Jul 15, 2009 12:00pm PDT

As a big fan of Frozenbyte's slick platformer Trine, it was unfortunate to see its recent PC release somewhat confused by price-point discrepancies and puzzling platform information. A typical Trine discussion included any, or all, of these que

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"Agree completely. The demo was fantastic and I reeeeally wanted to buy it, but when I saw the ..."

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Borderlands Interview: Gearbox's 'Games Are Fun' Epiphany and Why It's Already Thinking DLC

By Chris Faylor, Jul 02, 2009 3:13pm PDT

"The art style...is the glue to everything," Gearbox's Mikey Neumann explains above the gentle hum of a crowded meeting room during E3. "It allows...

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"All it means about cert is that they can't ADD anything new, now they have to polish. There ..."

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StarCraft 2 Interview: Reaction and Reflection

By Nick Breckon, Jul 01, 2009 7:21pm PDT

Fans are never shy of criticizing Blizzard teams. And while it's tough to imagine the intense scrutiny doesn't affect developer sanity to some...

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"Game is epic. Alot of my friends didn't like it because they couldn't figure it out, and got ..."

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Interview: John Carmack and Tom Mustaine on Doom, iPhone Desires, and the Future of id Mobile

By Nick Breckon, Jun 29, 2009 7:26pm PDT

If John Carmack is id Software's mad scientist, then Doom: Resurrection is his latest experiment. Developed largely by id/Ritual veteran Tom...

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"What is point here? For Nokia S60 devices you get Quake I and Quake II - and Doom has been there ..."

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Left 4 Dead 2 Interview: Valve Details, Speculates, Reveals 'The Wire' Connection

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Jun 03, 2009 2:08am PDT

Much to the chagrin of Half-Life fans, but to the pleasure of Left 4 Dead fiends, Valve announced a full sequel to its zombie shooter on Monday, set for a quick turn-around release on November 17.

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"All I have to say to this is that you don't know what went into making L4D2, and you obviously ..."

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Battlefield 1943 Interview: DICE Talks PC Changes, Delay Conspiracies and Battlefield 3

By Chris Faylor, May 14, 2009 7:31am PDT

"It's not supposed to be the game that's gonna replace your big games, like Battlefield 2 or 2142," producer Gordon Van Dyke tells me of the upcoming Battlefield 1943. "It's more action-based and it's not as heavily [focused] on the strategy, per s

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"This. The older BF playbase flat out deserves details for helping these guys out so much."

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Interview: Valve's Robin Walker on Item Drops and the Future of Team Fortress 2

By Nick Breckon, Apr 29, 2009 3:14pm PDT

The latest patch to Team Fortress 2 introduced some very mysterious mechanics--primarily, the addition of a 50-slot "backpack" to store items, and...

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"You have to realise that Valve went gay many years ago now. Even HL2, though a good game ..."

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Mafia 2 Interview: 2K's Denby Grace Pulls Us Back In

By Nick Breckon, Apr 28, 2009 10:20am PDT

There's something very refreshing about 2K Czech's approach to "open world" gameplay with Mafia. For a game that tells the story of a...

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"Does anyone know if theres a texture pack for Mafia1 that improves the look of the game? Id love ..."

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How Bethesda Made Rogue Warrior More Like Duke Nukem and Got WET with Elder Scrolls Novels

By Nick Breckon, Apr 27, 2009 2:36am PDT

During its press event in London last week, Bethesda not only cleared up the status of its long in-development project Rogue Warrior, but also...

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"My only interest in Rogue Warrior is to see if Rebellion can actually make a good current-gen ..."

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Interview: Bethesda Talks 'Fallout: New Vegas,' Trademarks

By Nick Breckon, Apr 20, 2009 11:06am PDT

Earlier today, Fallout 3 developer Bethesda Softworks announced "Fallout: New Vegas," a new title in the Fallout series of post-nuclear RPGs....

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"The only reason KOTOR2 gets slammed over the original is cos of the ending. They ran out of time ..."

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Interview: BioWare Heads Talk Dragon Age, Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic

By Nick Breckon, Mar 30, 2009 11:40am PDT

It's a little mindboggling to think of how big BioWare has gotten over the past few years. On the one hand, the company is developing two major RPGs in Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2. That alone would be impressive. But on top of those

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"I think he's referring to games that lack depth and character because the developers completely ..."

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Dawn of War 2 Interview: Relic on Expanding the RTS Genre, Killing the Fear Factor and Homeworld 3

By Nick Breckon, Feb 03, 2009 6:19pm PST

Dawn of War 2 was a risky sequel for Relic. It radically changes the gameplay of a series that was already successful for the company. And, as lead...

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"Sounds like they killed everything I LIKED about RTS games.... "

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Halo Wars Interview: Ensemble on Bridging the RTS Gap, Fearing the Flood, and Warthog Juggling

By Nick Breckon, Nov 20, 2008 11:21am PST

My interview with Ensemble Studios director of technology Dave Pottinger and lead designer Graeme Devine wasn't all depressing. We did eventually...

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"It's just too bad they shut down HALOGEN for this crap. I don't understand it--they should down ..."

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A Post-release Gears 2 Interview: Cliff Bleszinski Talks Design, Promotion and Trilogy Denial

By Nick Breckon, Nov 13, 2008 10:39am PST

Sometimes it feels like there are two Cliff Bleszinskis. On the one hand, there's Cliffy B--the brash promoter that relishes the spotlight,...

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"Yeah, that pissed me off. It's like, ok gotta kill the locust queen. Then she narrates the ..."

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