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1:45 PM on 04.02.2014

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition hits Steam in May

Today was a good day. Following an all-too-brief teaser for Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, more details have come out including launch timing and new features. This re-release of the beloved real-time strategy title will...

Jordan Devore


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6:30 AM on 11.11.2010

All Points Bulletin is...sold?

Despite rumors that since the employment of ex-RealTime World Community Manager Ben Bateman, Codemasters were supposedly number one in the line to buy the currently defunct company, despite ...

Hollie Bennett

6:00 AM on 09.25.2010

EA offering some compensation to APB customers

With Realtime Worlds' APB having met an early demise within a mere three months, some fans are (justifiably) upset that they invested fifty dollars into a game which they can no longer play. Efforts by some to be refunded by ...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 PM on 09.23.2010

APB lead character artist launches new start-up

Raise your hand if you found the best part of Realtime World's now-deceased APB to be the character creator. Yeah, thought so. Lead character artist Jimmy O'Ready, who has previously worked on games like SSX (Can you see the ...

Jordan Devore

1:40 PM on 09.16.2010

Goodbye Realtime Worlds, goodbye, APB

For anyone who has been following Realtime Worlds, developers behind Crackdown who went into administration six weeks following the release of its 5 year development title All Points Bulletin, it will come as no surprise to l...

Hollie Bennett

1:40 PM on 09.09.2010

Realtime Worlds may get its saving throw

The atmosphere has been turbulent in the industry since Scottish developer Realtime Worlds went into administration, with companies surging into the Dundee area to help provide support to the employees involved. However, Deve...

Colette Bennett

1:00 PM on 08.18.2010

Realtime Worlds goes into administration

Sad news for the UK games industry today as it loses another of its clan. Scottish developer Realtime Worlds has gone into administration, putting the jobs of its 250-strong staff at risk.  The news is potentially devast...

Jim Sterling



Realtime Worlds announces MyWorld but what is it? photo
Realtime Worlds announces MyWorld but what is it?
by Conrad Zimmerman

Realtime Worlds snuck an announcement in tonight for a new venture that they're calling "Project: MyWorld." According to the above trailer, it takes a 3D recreation of planet Earth and combines it with gaming and social media to do... something.

Perhaps the concept is just too vast for my tiny brain to comprehend. The game shows elements of world construction, but I thought the world was already built. How would changes to structures in the virtual environment affect other players? And what's with buying Buckingham Palace? Something tells me the contract for such a thing would be ridiculous, possibly containing more lines than the code used to create Project: MyWorld.

This is another one of those things which seems to not be built with me, as a hardcore gamer, in mind. I don't want to draw comparisons to PlayStation Home here but it's a little bit difficult not to. The odds of my participating in something like this for more than five minutes, based solely on what I've seen here, is unlikely. Then again, I would have said the same thing about FrontierVille and that's kept my attention for a while (admittedly, it's waning). Perhaps some more information may change that perspective.

What about you? Do you need another virtual world to play in with all of the people in your real one? And what would you like to be able to do in such a place?

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11:40 AM on 04.30.2010

APB up for parole, gets out in June

Realtime Worlds' crime-friendly MMO APB has finally been given a release date by way of publisher Electronic Arts. North American fans of gang warfare will be able to don hockey masks and shoot dirtbags on June 29, while Euro...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 03.26.2010

Here are some new APB screenshots for you

Real Time Worlds' All Points Bulletin feels like it's been around since the dawn of time, but it's finally starting to come together for the crime-friendly MMO. Things look pretty promising for the game, and it's clear that R...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 01.11.2010

Realtime Worlds has a new IP penciled in for 2011

While Realtime Worlds is off continuing work on APB, it seems other projects are in the pipeline as well. Nothing too strange for the industry, sure, but thanks to lead artist Tahir Rashid's LinkedIn, we know specifically tha...

Jordan Devore





11:30 PM on 10.01.2009

APB still exists, beta going live next week

Wouldn't you know it -- Realtime Worlds was telling the truth when they said the APB beta would be starting up in a matter of weeks, not months. As it so happens, I was also being honest when I said we were dying to see if th...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 09.19.2009

APB trailer shoots, drives and dances

How's some non-subscription MMO action sound to you? How about if that MMO looks a lot like Grand Theft Auto, but more MMO-y. Well, then the video above is for you as it shows off Real Time Worlds' upcoming, subscription free...

Matthew Razak

7:40 PM on 08.17.2009

Realtime Worlds confirms APB will have no subscription fees

Over on the website for Realtime World's cops 'n robbers MMO, APB, the FAQ area has some information on what players of the game won't be paying: subscription fees. I think it's great that they're making the game available wi...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:15 PM on 07.23.2009

Official word is that APB will hit for the PC in Q1 2010

Earlier this morning, MCV reported that MMO All Points Bulletin was slated to hit store shelves in March. Interestingly, the report stated the game was to be distributed through EA Partners for both the PC and the Xbox 360. T...

Brad Nicholson

8:20 AM on 07.16.2009

Crackdown developer hates used games too

Many of you loved Crackdown. I loved Crackdown, too. Maybe we should form a club. If we do form a club, Gamestop isn't allowed to join. Yep, once again a developer did not sell as many games as expected, and those evil, evil ...

Jim Sterling