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8:00 PM on 08.14.2009

Cryptic still negotiating Champions Online release with MS

The PC version of Champions Online launches September 1st. The Xbox 360 version of the MMO -- once listed to hit day and date with the PC version -- is rarely mentioned. Developer Cryptic Studios doesn’t talk about the ...

Brad Nicholson

5:06 PM on 08.14.2009

Dante's Inferno demo walkthrough and impressions

Offering crisp visuals and twisted slaying scenes to boot, Dante’s Inferno can sicken the most iron-bellied players with its gore. The narrative content may also sicken most classical lit majors, but the game is what it...

Brad Nicholson

2:44 PM on 08.14.2009

A look at the Dragon Age: Origins booth at Gen Con

Dragon Age: Origins is one of the few games at Gen Con 2009. Like Dante’s Inferno, this booth has some serious style. Four brilliant white sheets with crimson splashes (some resembling a dragon) surround the eight kiosk...

Brad Nicholson

9:09 AM on 08.14.2009

Check out the cosplayers of Gen Con

The software side of Gen Con 2009 is lacking this year. It’s depressing to see so few videogames lining the West side of the convention floor. With crushed spirits early in the morning, I turned my attention to the cost...

Brad Nicholson

7:22 AM on 08.14.2009

A look at the Dante's Inferno Booth at Gen Con

We spied this statue of Dante and scythe back in June at E3 2009. Now this darling monument to EA Visceral’s God of War-style brawler is sitting proudly in the middle of the game’s gothic booth at Gen Con 2009. Be...

Brad Nicholson

2:59 PM on 08.17.2008

Destructoid Interview: Flying Lab CEO Russell Williams

A few days ago, at Gen Con, I was invited to talk to Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab. Flying Lab’s booth on the show floor was all about Pirates of the Burning Sea. The company’s main focus was to establish th...

Brad Nicholson

7:58 AM on 08.17.2008

Flying Lab CEO says why console MMOs fail

Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab Software (Pirates of the Burning Sea), recently sat down with me to talk about his future console game and the reason why MMO developers have such a hard time getting their games onto the X...

Brad Nicholson

7:56 AM on 08.17.2008

Lots of updates and parrots since the initial release of Pirates

There have been a significant amount of changes to Pirates of the Burning Sea since it was shown last year at Gen Con. There is now more dueling, new graphics and cities, more pillaging, and even more “piratical pets.&r...

Brad Nicholson

3:58 PM on 08.16.2008

Freaky Creatures is like Spore, except not as cool

Whenever I hear the words “action figures” and “videogame” uttered in the same sentence, I usually shudder. It’s not like I can’t appreciate the art or the craftsmanship, it’s more ab...

Brad Nicholson

2:57 PM on 08.16.2008

Storm of Zehir feels old and new at the same time

[video]99892:168[/video]While I was at Atari’s booth at Gen Con, I was able check out the upcoming Neverwinter Nights 2 expansion, Storm of Zehir. The first thing that caught my eye, and additionally one of the key new ...

Brad Nicholson

12:56 PM on 08.16.2008

King's Bounty detailed

[video]99887:166[/video]King’s Bounty: The Legend is an upcoming PC strategy RPG developed by 1C and published by Atari. Unlike most strategy RPGs, the concept behind King’s Bounty is to create a unique and rich e...

Brad Nicholson

11:42 AM on 08.16.2008

Turbine talks console MMO

Recently, we had the opportunity to talk to Adam Mersky, Director of Communcations at Turbine, about an unannounced MMO title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 currently in development at Turbine. Details are extremely limit...

Brad Nicholson

8:44 PM on 08.15.2008

Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria details

The first thing that Adam Mersky, Director of Communications at Turbine told me was, “Nobody delivers as much content as Turbine.” Over the course of Gen Con 2008, I’ve learned that may be completely true. T...

Brad Nicholson

7:22 PM on 08.15.2008

Dungeons and Dragons Online: Mod 8 detailed

The biggest gripe for non-traditional players entering into the realm of Dungeons and Dragons Online is how daunting the rule system can be. The statistical frenzy of imaginary rolling dice and character creation has had a ha...

Brad Nicholson

6:22 PM on 08.15.2008

Gen Con 2008 in Pictures

The last few days have been an awesome adventure for me. I am currently attending Gen Con 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The show is being promoted as the “best four days of gaming,” with the focus being on boardg...

Brad Nicholson