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WildTangent to digitally distribute Kalypso titles

We know that you've probably been racked by worry since it was revealed last week that WildTangent, developer of the pseudo-successful Fate (and alleged spyware distributor), would be closing its internal studios -- however, the company hasn't quite kicked the bucket. Its digital distribution...

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WildTangent game studio veers out of existence, St. John becomes 'chairman'

WildTangent has shut down its internal development studio and laid off about 20 people, reports TechFlash. Furthermore, CEO Alex St. John, currently best known for preaching that this is the last generation of consoles, will be "promoted" to chairman, while COO Mike Peronto will take over CEO...

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Alex St. John: We're playing the 'last generation of consoles'

Congratulations! You're now a part of history ... or at least, a part of Alex St. John's alternate reality. Spend enough time with "the guy who talked Microsoft into the console business" and you might start seeing a big red countdown -- the kind that ends in KA-BOOM! -- tattooed on your gaming...

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X3F TV -- XBLA in Brief: Elements of Destruction and Sea Life Safari

XBLA in Brief examines two unusual Xbox Live Arcade titles this week. First up is Elements of Destruction which has players essentially playing as nature itself, using tornadoes, earthquakes, and lightning to destroy everything in sight. Sea Life Safari on the other hand, is a game about taking...

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WildTangent unveils 'PC game console' Orb, Sierra and THQ pledge support

WildTangent announced today Orb, a new PC service aimed to give a game console experience. Orb will act as a portal for "console games," defined here as games designed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and let you download and play games in its entirety or in play sessions, which will cost you via...

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Vista casual game problems are 'grossly overstated'

Earlier this week, WildTangent CEO, Alex St. John, lashed out against Windows Vista and claimed that most casual games were drowing in the moat surrounding the operating system's impenetrable castle. With many downloadable titles lacking official ESRB ratings, St. John suggested that Vista's...

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Vista security too tight on casual games, claims WildTangent

DirectX creator Alex St. John says Windows Vista "breaks" casual games. The WildTangent CEO recently described the arduous process of patching his company's network of games to ensure Vista compatibility. The effort reportedly took a year of working closely with "nearly every major casual game...

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PAX: Alex St. John's keynote of infamy

Alex St. John breaks Washington State laws by smoking onstage Alex St. John, the creator of Microsoft's DirectX API and founder of Wild Tangent, delivered a bizarre, and borderline unbelievable, PAX keynote yesterday. With equal parts alien spaceships, hostage negotiations, enormous 10' vaginas...

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