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No Refunds for APB Purchasers; EA Offering Some Customers Coupons or Free Games

By Brian Leahy, Sep 27, 2010 3:00pm PDT

Now that APB has shut down following the collapse of Realtime Worlds, customers that purchased the game or additional playtime and items might feel...

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"Hello, I pre-ordered "APB" and was disappointed when it released. They had their open beta a ..."

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APB Shutting Down

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 16, 2010 9:52am PDT

Hugely troubled Scottish developer Realtime Worlds has announced that its cops vs. robbers MMO APB is shutting down, less than three months after...

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"the funny thing is there is still 900+ players playing Front Lines on the PC it is much better ..."

- Chinchy see all 123 comments

Realtime Worlds Sells Project: MyWorld

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 07, 2010 5:58am PDT

Project: MyWorld, Realtime Worlds' "3D social gaming experience," has been bought by an anonymous US company, Develop reports. The MyWorld team...

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"I keep seeing that $28 per month number thrown around, but what do you want to bet that includes ..."

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APB Player Stats Released As Former RealTime Worlds Staff Allegedly Goes Unpaid

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 24, 2010 4:00pm PDT

In its ongoing quest for a buyer, RealTime Worlds recently released its first set of player statistics for the under-performing open-world social...

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"....and don't forget the game is boring as shit too there Capt. Kirk......."

- cell9song see all 44 comments

Realtime Worlds Re-Hires Some of MyWorld Team

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2010 5:51am PDT

While the entire team working on Realtime Worlds' "3D social gaming experience" Project: MyWorld was laid off shortly before the developer entered...

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""Anybody want a slightly abused Realtime Worlds? Anybody?" "Pssst..." "Who are you?" "Don't ..."

- HisDivineOrder see all 4 comments

Realtime Worlds Gutted and on Sale, APB Support Will Continue

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2010 5:53am PDT

The workforce at Crackdown and APB creator Realtime Worlds' main office in Dundee, Scotland has been slashed from 210 to only 53 after the dev...

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"It seems to me to be insulting to make spend to the people 50 Euros to buy the game and to pay ..."

- l0lorzz see all 40 comments

Report: APB Developer Enters Bankruptcy

By Brian Leahy, Aug 17, 2010 12:30pm PDT

Develop is reporting that APB and Crackdown developer Realtime Worlds is "on the brink of closure" and that operations have been handed off to an...

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"They never made a good game so it was going to happen. APB could of been good if they put ..."

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Rumours: Realtime Worlds Fires Project: MyWorld Team, Looking to Sell APB

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 13, 2010 6:00am PDT

Crackdown and APB creator Realtime Worlds has laid off the entire team behind its recently-announced Project: MyWorld, according to rumours picked...

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"Everyone knew after the Beta this was a steaming pole of shit. GTA4 multi was made better ffs."

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Realtime Worlds Reveals Project: MyWorld

By Brian Leahy, Jul 29, 2010 12:30pm PDT

Coming off of the release of APB, Realti

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"yeah, how disturbing and psychologically damaging to play with models! God knows how that turned ..."

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Realtime Worlds Loses Some Staff, Still Hiring However

By Brian Leahy, Jul 07, 2010 6:30pm PDT

Now that Realtime Worlds has released APB, it will transition into "running APB as a 24/7 online live operation, creating new content and services...

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"he said "potential" to failure ratio. The worst of all time is and always will be Star Wars ..."

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EA Publishing Realtime's APB

By Nick Breckon, Jun 01, 2009 3:08pm PDT

Electronic Arts today announced that it will publish Realtime Worlds' upcoming cops vs. robbers MMO "APB" under its EA Partners label. No new...

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"I can't wait to make a super punky chick who just kills everyone."

- NFXFSX see all 7 comments

Crackdown 2 Revealed

By Nick Breckon, Jun 01, 2009 11:09am PDT

A sequel to Realtime's open-world shooter Crackdown was today announced during the Microsoft E3 press conference. No other details on the game...

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"THIS is the reason I keep the 360 around. *prayers anwswered*"

- Wii_Tard see all 14 comments

Realtime Worlds Still In Talks With Microsoft About Crackdown Sequel

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 22, 2008 7:53am PST

Though currently at work on the MMO APB, Realtime Worlds is still engaged in talks with Microsoft about a possible Crackdown sequel, according to...

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"Also, the narrator should say AGENT as often as possible this time."

- drazz see all 21 comments

Crackdown Vets Form New Studio, Sequel Possible

By Nick Breckon, Dec 18, 2008 5:17pm PST

A new studio titled Ruffian Games has been formed by ex-Crackdown developers, and their first project may be a sequel to the open-world shooter,...

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"I totally got my money's worth out of Crackdown. It was just so FUN."

- mizterd99 see all 11 comments

Crackdown 2 Still Possible, Says Developer

By Aaron Linde, Aug 07, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Currently in development on the crime MMO All Points Bulletin (PC, 360), Realtime Worlds studio manager Colin MacDonald said that there may yet be...

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"amen to that.... it was my first 360 game and I loved every minute of it."

- chumleychuff see all 28 comments