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Molyneux on new Dungeon Keeper: 'This is ridiculous'

EA's received hefty doses of criticism following the launch of its free-to-play mobile version of Dungeon Keeper, thanks in particular to the game's reliance on microtransactions. One person voicing displeasure with the game recently is Dungeon Keeper's original creator, Lionhead Studios co-founder...

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Ex-Mythic CEO starts new casual studio after two year hiatus

After disappearing for a little over two years, Mark Jacobs is back with casual game company City State Entertainment. The studio, located in Fairfax, Virginia, quietly opened in March and is working on an iOS and Android title for Q4 2011. "I'm tired of strings and being told what to do by ot...

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Warhammer Online 'billing error' results in massively multiplayer overcharge

Just like that, we suddenly understand some peoples' stern distaste for subscription-based MMOs. A recent bug in the Warhammer Online billing system charged some players its $14.99 monthly fee dozens of times on their monthly due dates. The amount of the overcharge differs from user to user -- repo...

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Warhammer Online endless free trial now instantly upgradeable

EA Mythic is making an even stronger push to try to hook trial players on Warhammer Online, allowing them to upgrade their copy of the game without requiring them to visit a tangible, brick-and-mortar retailer. Now, players who partake in the "endless" free trial can access the title's full portfol...

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EA laying off 1,500 in new round of restructuring

We know at least four portions of EA that probably aren't thrilled about the Playfish acquisition. Gamasutra reports that significant layoffs have taken place at EA's Tiburon, Redwood Shores, Black Box, and Mythic divisions. Gamasutra suggests that the layoffs exceed the scope of EA's normal annual...

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Muzyka: BioWare and Mythic could collaborate

It's nice to see that the fantasies we had of the newly merged BioWare and Mythic Entertainment living, loving and playing together under one roof Brady Bunch-style aren't that far off. Ray Muzyka (he's the Greg Brady in our metaphor) says that, while no collaboration between the two powerhouses i...

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Warhammer Online's 'Rise of the Tomb Kings' event goes live today

If you're still frequenting the Order vs. Destruction battlegrounds in EA Mythic's tabletop-to-internet adaptation Warhammer Online, brace yourself -- the game's getting a sizable booster shot. The Rise of the Tomb Kings live event is going ... live at some point today, bringing with it a brand ne...

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Warhammer Online recruitment bonuses to include in-game items

There's a battle of epic proportions beings waged -- for MMO memberships. EA Mythic has launched a new salvo of recruitment perks in hopes of bringing more bodies over to its side, and they go beyond the usual "refer a friend, get 30 days free" variety. Starting today, a new tiered rewards system ...

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Mythic offering 10-day free trial for Warhammer Online

In an attempt to rally support for its flagship MMO, EA Mythic is offering new recruits a 10-day free trial of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. The promotion is being offered as a companion event to the game's Bitter Rivals "live expansion," which will allow new players to create characters ass...

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Rumor: Mythic layoffs affect QA, customer support

On Friday, January 16th, we heard through the tubes that layoffs had struck at EA's Mythic Entertainment, currently riding high acceptably with Warhammer Online. Here's what we were told: 21 customer service employees, half of QA and all of the playtest group were let go. We followed up with EA fo...

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