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Playdom kills off almost all Acclaim games

In a move that no adoption agency would ever endorse, Playdom has basically killed off Acclaim just a few months after acquiring it, as Gamasutra reports. Acclaim's site says that all of its online games have been shut down as of August 26 and unused "Acclaim Coins" are being refunded. A couple of ...

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Chronicles of Spellborn servers going offline next month

After a few years of service in various incarnations, Playdom's Chronicles of Spellborn MMO is calling it quits and will be shutting down its servers next month. Recent server outages are unrelated, apparently, but the game, which started out as a pay-to-play title and then redeveloped as a free-to...

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Playdom adds Acclaim Games to its portfolio

Back in the way back when of 2006, a group of private investors got together and decided to purchase the Acclaim name. Resurrecting the company -- the name's built-in brand awareness was a major factor for the purchase -- the new Acclaim Games aimed to grab its own slice of the casual gaming pie....

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The Red Star to shine on PSP and iPhone this spring

The Red Star never had its chance to reach an audience. Originally in development by Acclaim for Xbox, the game was delayed when Acclaim ceased to exist, and didn't make it into stores until 2007 (well after the PS3 launch), when XS Games published the PS2 version to generally positive (and occasion...

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Born for Wii: NBA Jam

Nintendo knows how to sell you a console. Whether it's Tetris bundled with every Game Boy, Super Mario World packed in with each shiny new SNES, or Wii Sports freely tagging along with the bazillions of Wiis they've sold in the past two years, the gaming giant has a history of providing fun and enti...

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Virtually Overlooked: Wizards & Warriors

Rare made a name for themselves on the NES with completely awesome games like Solar Jetman, Cobra Triangle, and Battletoads, as well as unfortunate stuff like Beetlejuice and Taboo: the Sixth Sense. But of their numerous NES games, perhaps the best is a simple action-platformer about a guy in thick ...

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'Catch' criminals, 'rescue' patients by running them over

We weren't expecting much from Emergency Mayhem, a Crazy Taxi-styled emergency services title peppered with minigames, but these video previews for the police car and ambulance modes look really fun! For a game with such a distressing past -- having been announced and canceled for the Xbox a...

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Rumor: 100 Bullets coming in early 2009 [update]

Poor 100 Bullets. While the DC/Vertigo comic book series continues to impress, the video game adaptation of the dark, morally ambiguous tale seems to be shooting blanks. First, it was in development at Acclaim until the company exploded, blowing chunks of Vexx and Shadowman throughout its Glen Cov...

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Throwback signs new execs, still has nothing to show for it

Canadian publisher Throwback Entertainment has been eerily silent since it soaked up the rights to 158 video game properties from off the corpse of the then newly eviscerated Acclaim in mid-2006, including Extreme-G Racing, Vexx, and Re-Volt, not to mention the terribly poor Rise of the Robots. T...

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Magic: The Gathering-based games coming to PC, Mac, Xbox Live

If a hit computer game can turn into a hit collectible card game, then why can't a hit CCG become a hit computer game? That seems to be the thinking behind today's announcement that Wizards of the Coast has licensed video game use of its Magic: The Gathering IP to Stainless Games (which will make ...

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