Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Extra Credits leaves the Escapist Magazine

bad new everyone,

After over a year’s work, in which the Extra Credits team brought out over 50 amazing episodes, they have now left the Escapist Magazine, and their videos can no longer been viewed on the page.
 The reason for this is that Escapist Magazine had not been paying the team for some time. The, at first did not stop the team, who still continued producing episodes for months. But when the team started to collect donations for a surgery( of the artist´s arm), the Escapist Magazine claimed that they were entitled to some (well actually a lot!) of the donations!

“We asked the guys at The Escapist if we could trade some of the debt they owed us for the rights to our intellectual property back if they weren’t going to be able to pay us so we could do things like sell t-shirts or write a book. We thought this was going to be an easy discussion. Instead they responded by telling us that they felt that they were entitled to 75% of the Rockethub money, thus their debt was covered and, despite not paying us for nearly a year, we owed them $9500 dollars”

full story here

The good news: The team is still producing new episodes, and will be airing them on their youtube channel here

All the best to the Extra Credits team!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

GDC & Games Com

Oki doke,
The GDC (Games Developer Conference) and Games Com are over. For those of you, who are not in touch with your nerd side, this is “the world’s largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment“. One week of interesting presentations, amazing networking possibilities and breathtaking cosplay. :D
I’m trying to find the archived Lectures and Panels to post some of the interesting ones.. But I havnt had luck so far. If I get hold of some, ill link them on the blog so everyone can see them. 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hellgate: London - Now Free To Play

Hi Internet, 

Hellgate: London is a dark fantasy themed action role-playing game originally developed by Flagship Studios, released on October 31, 2007”… The game flopped, mainly because the lack of time gave it that typical ‘not quite finished’ look, and within months the servers were dead.

Now HanbitSoft, the current holder of the trademark has released that it will be offering the game free to play in the U.S and Europe. Finally, it’s been free-to-play in South Korea for some time now.

Anyhow, If you missed the short lived game during its release in 2007, heres your second chance to check it out.