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Joystiq interviews Greg Canessa of XBLA

Today, I sat down with Greg Canessa, the group manager for Xbox Live Arcade, and we spoke about the service as a whole and what was in store for this successful extension of the Xbox 360. We touched on everything from what effect Nintendo's Virtual ...

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Interview: Blizzard's Greg Canessa on Battle.Net

In recent years, Greg Canessa has bounced from Xbox Live to PopCap Games and now onto Blizzard, where he's heading up the Battle.Net team. Version 2.0 of the service is an ambitious undertaking, and we spoke with Greg during BlizzCon about its pend...

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Greg Canessa leaves PopCap for Blizzard, working on online project

Just two short years after Greg Canessa left his position as group manager of Xbox Live to try his hand on more casual fare at PopCap, he is once again jumping ship -- -- this time to Blizzard Entertainment, masters and commanders of online powerhous...

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GDC: A quick chat with XBLA's Greg Canessa

I met Xbox Live Arcade's Greg Canessa outside a casual gaming session this afternoon. We didn't talk long, but did manage to hit some of the larger points. Competition from Sony? They don't know what Sony has planned, so they don't know what to expe...

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BlizzCon 2010: Starcraft 2: Secrets of the Masters panel

Yesterday afternoon at BlizzCon, Blizzard's own Starcraft 2 masters Dustin Browder, Greg Canessa, David Kim and Matt Cooper gathered to host the Secrets of the Masters panel. Seasoned Starcraft veterans won't glean much from the information they had...

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XBLA boss gets casual

Don't miss Chris Grant's short but sweet GDC interview with Xbox Live Arcade "casual games" king Greg Canessa over at Joystiq. Thank God he hates crappy cell phone games as much as the rest of us. Sidenote: Is there really an...

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Blizzard's Battle.net director on Real ID, cross-game integration and BlizzCon

During GDC Online, Blizzard's Battle.net project director Greg Canessa presented a "postmortem" for the latest version of the service, which enables online play and discussion for Blizzard's titles, most recently StarCraft 2. Speaking to Joystiq befo...

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Peggle XBLA to release in first half of 09, pricing now in question

Gamers, from hardcore to casual alike, have been waiting with bated breath for official release details regarding the Xbox Live Arcade release of Peggle but, according to Wired, the wait will soon be over. PopCap Games has confirmed with Wired that ...

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Ex-PopCapper Canessa heading up new Battle.net

Well folks, it took approximately 12 hours to squash the rampant rumors and speculation surrounding Greg Canessa. Bob Colayco of Blizzard Entertainment, Canessa's new employer, informed us today that the man will be taking the reins of Battle.net a...

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Major Xbox 360 announcement at BlizzCon?

UPDATE: No 360 announcements after all? GameSpot says it's all about Vista OS… [Thanks to everyone that sent this in] Gaming Steve has raised some interesting questions about Microsoft's involvement in BlizzCon this Friday. What will b...

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Petition for TMNT on XBL Arcade

An online petition has been launched to encourage Konami to publish a version of its popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade franchise, specifically, 1991's TMNT IV: Turtles In Time. Konami has already partnered with Microsoft to bring ...

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2006, the Summer of Arcade Love

The video above shows off some of the arcade titles coming out within the next month. Cloning Clyde in particular looks like a lot of fun. Frankly, I'm a little puzzled as to why Namco insists on releasing Pac-Man when Ms. Pac-Man is clearl...

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Peggle priced, detailed for XBLA

The second quarter has come and gone, and while our XBLA download queues have be left decidedly Peggle-free, PopCap's Greg Canessa remains adamant that the addictive puzzler is still on its way. In a recent interview, the PopCap exec blamed the game...

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PopCap denies Peggle DS 'rumor'

Not so fast peg-pounding pellet paramours! PopCap has promptly pulled the plug on PocketGamer's proof of Peggle for DS. Pop! Poof! Phizzle ... ya dig? PopCap VP of Video Game Platforms Greg Canessa issued a brief statement via press release today, c...

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Battle.net chief: next StarCraft is 18 months away

Blizzard's Battle.net project director, Greg Canessa, was quoted at GDC Online suggesting an early 2012 release window for sequel-spansion StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. GameSpot caught the quote during a panel, in which Canessa responded to futur...

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