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Perfect World prepping 3 games for Xbox One China launch

Chinese publisher Perfect World hopes to be among the first studios on Xbox One when it launches in China in September, Chief Executive Robert Xiao told GamesBeat. Perfect World has three studios working on projects for the Xbox One's Chinese launch....

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Runic co-founders leave Torchlight dev to form Double Damage Games

Runic Games co-founders Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer are leaving the Torchlight studio to start Double Damage Games. "I should say from the outset that this is an amicable departure, that I consider the amazing team at Runic my friends and family, and that it is a privilege that they've...

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Torchlight 2 finally gets its release date of September 20

Torchlight II is coming to PCs on September 20, developer Runic Games announced. Runic president and Torchlight II designer Travis Baldree revealed the date on the game's official forum. Torchlight II was originally intended to beat rival Diablo III to the punch by releasing last year, but after...

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Torchlight art found in iOS MMO; MMO dev denies theft against strong evidence

Art assets from Runic Games' Torchlight franchise bear more than a passing resemblance to those used in iOS MMO Armed Heroes Online, from Chinese developer Entertainment Game Labs ("EGLS"). And Runic Games head Travis Baldree is calling foul, taking to Twitter this week to say, "So, wow - this game...

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Torchlight team remains strong in face of Diablo 3

Torchlight 2 developer Runic Games is putting on a brave front as the reckoning of Diablo 3 comes this May. Runic once respectfully joked that it would have Torchlight 3 out before Diablo 3 launched, but after significant delays, Torchlight 2 will likely launch after Blizzard's behemoth. "We know a...

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ESA members asked individually about SOPA, some respond

Rock, Paper, Shotgun collaborated in obtaining responses. The Entertainment Software Association's support of the "Stop Online Piracy Act" has led us to ask every member of the video game industry's lobbying and political group to publicly declare its stance on the bill. The ESA's...

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Get your Blacklight Retribution beta key!

You know the classic scene in A Christmas Story when Flick gets his tongue frozen to a flagpole? Sure, we all do. But many (including some top film historians) are unaware that Flick performs the stunt on the promise that he'll be rewarded with entry into the PC Blacklight Retribution closed...

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Torchlight, Neverwinter MMOs scheduled to launch late 2012-early 2013

Runic Games is scheduled to launch its Torchlight MMO in late 2012 or early 2013, according to an earnings call with Perfect World's Kelvin Lau. Perfect World, a Chinese MMO developer, owns a majority share of Runic and recently acquired the majority interest of Cryptic Studios, which plans to...

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Perfect World completes Cryptic Studios acquisition

Atari announced earlier this year that it was trying to sell off City of Heroes developer Cryptic Studios, and it's now essentially done just that, according to the company. Chinese MMO developer Perfect World recently bought an equity interest in the studio, and Atari has now divested its own...

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Perfect World grabs majority share in Torchlight developer

Perfect World, a China-based developer and publisher of several MMOs, revealed today it has acquired "a majority stake" in Runic Games for approximately $8.4 million. Runic is the studio that spawned from the ashes of Hellgate: London's Flagship Studios and is best-known for Torchlight, its...

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