Monthly Archives November 2008

Arkane: We’ll move on from EA project cuts

GamesIndustry.biz interviewed Raphael Colantonio during last week’s Game Connection in Lyon about the loss of the EA project: “We’re moving on,” said CEO and creative director Raphael Colantonio. “We do have some reserves, some cash that allows us to wait for a while, to find deals and reassign staff. But the right deals – that’s […]

OBAMOIDA T-shirt at the Tupalo.com store

OK, this will likely only interest people who know a little about Viennese sub-cultures and slang and the current US elections… but if you do, you may find this OBAMOIDA T-shirt hilarious. Full disclosure: Even if you’re not getting one for free, like me. While you’re there, why not check out the other fine articles […]

THQ closes multiple studios

Robin just pointed out that THQ is laying off a ton of people as well as EA. Paradigm Entertainment has been closed, one third of the staff at Juice Games in the UK has been laid off, Mass Media has been closed, Helixe may have been closed, Locomotive Games has been closed, and staff from […]

Daniel Erickson on writing the Old Republic

Gamasutra has a nice interview with Daniel Erickson, the lead writer on Star Wars: The Old Republic at BioWare Austin. Nothing truly new, but a lot of good points that are worth repeating, and an insight into how Bioware handles writing in games. Some extracts, slightly rearranged and emphasis mine: [Writing in games] has to […]

Jet set lifestyle

Picture by my friend Michael. While I like traveling, I would like a little more stability. I am trying to avoid the “months in tiny rooms far from home” gigs, but the last two were just too hard to say no to.