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You crazy for this one, Happy Giant: Jay-Z wants his Facebook game 'to be better than a Zynga game'

When Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter isn't busy keeping it real, he's got an empire to run. That means everything from his bread and butter (music production – it's perpetually Jay's "final album") to his assorted business ventures (everything from clothing to pro sports teams). And this week he added...

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Orson Scott Card talks 'Shadow Complex' and the future of 'Empire'

Beyond being an award-winning author, Orson Scott Card has some gaming cred on his resume. An avid old school gamer himself, Card has worked on a few notable game projects, including The Secret of Monkey Island, for which he penned the swordfighting insults. On August 19, Card returns to gaming by...

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Empire Interactive discusses closure in internal email

Empire Interactive owner Silverstar Holdings has informed employees today that they'll be found "redundant" and the company is going into "administration." Translation in American: Workers best be findin' some new McJobs to put cheddar on their burgers. MCV reports that an email circulated earlier...

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Empire Interactive might go bust

Empire Interactive (Pipemania, FlatOut) is the next game company to be hit hard by the global recession. MCVUK reports the British developer has fallen into administration and its entire staff is expected to be laid-off. Sources tell Joystiq that Empire is in financial trouble because suppliers...

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Details revealed for Pipe Mania remake in interview

In an interview with Pocket Gamer, game designer Ben Everett and publisher Empire's product manager Rob Lightbody went into detail about their remake of the classic game Pipe Mania (also known as Pipe Dream) on the PSP. The original game, with a simple premise of keeping a usually green liquid...

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Pipe Mania bringing the Nineties back to your DS

Remember Pipe Mania (or, as it was known in the U.S., Pipe Dream?). You certainly should do, because Empire Interactive reckons it was "one of the most popular and ported puzzle games of all time" when launched back in the late-Eighties and Nineties on a string of home computers. Even if the name...

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Classic puzzle game, Pipe Mania, headed to PSP

Pipe Mania was also popularized by the title of Pipe Dream, the classic version pictured above. Still, the concept in the newly confirmed remake by publisher Empire is the same and should be familiar to almost all of you. You build and connect pipes to outlast the spewing sewage which races through...

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Myst DS landing in US this March

Fans of point-and-click classic Myst will have a chance to relive the experience this March, when publisher Empire Interactive brings a DS adaptation of the title to the US. Myst DS has been out in Europe since last Fall, but this will mark the title's debut in the States. A tad more than just a...

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CES 2008: New titles join Games for Windows portfolio

In another CES 2008 announcement, Microsoft has highlighted nine new additions to its Games for Windows endeavor, promising to "continue the momentum for Windows-based gaming in 2008" and "revive" the PC gaming space. The titles due to be dressed in Microsoft's colors include: Alone in the...

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FlatOut demo finally hits U.S. and Canada

Available in Europe for some time now, the FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage demo has finally arrived on the U.S. and Canadian Xbox Live Marketplace. Previously, we were impressed with video footage from the game, so it will be nice to finally give it a test drive. FlatOut, if you don't know (or haven't...

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