Misc.

'Blacklight' Developer Zombie Studios Shuts Down

Zombie Studios, the development team behind Blacklight: Retribution and creator of the Spec Ops series has shut down today after more than 20 years of game development.

Development and ownership of Blacklight: Retribution is being handed to new studio Builder Box Games which is comprised of ex-Zombie employees. It…

09 Jan 12:56 AM 0 Read More...

Warner Bros. Interactive Names New General Manager

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the appointment of David Haddad as its new executive vice president and general manager.

Haddad will report to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president and chief content officer Diane Nelson, and WB Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution president Ron Sanders.

“WBIE has grown into a top…

09 Jan 12:53 AM 0 Read More...

'Assassin's Creed' Movie Sets Release Date

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the release date for the Assassin’s Creed movie has been set for December 21st, 2016.

The movie is being directed by Justin Kurzel, and will star Michael Fassbender. The Assassin’s Creed film is the first feature film product from Ubisoft Motion Pictures. The…

07 Jan 10:56 PM 0 Read More...

'Borderlands 2' Creative Director Leaves Gearbox

Gearbox Software veteran Paul Hellquist has left the company to join independent developer Robot Entertainment as a lead game designer.

“I spent a considerable amount of time with Paul recently, and I was consistently impressed with his breadth of thinking, passion for great design, and humility,” Robot CEO Patrick Hudson…

07 Jan 2:01 AM 0 Read More...

Greg Miller Departs IGN For New Venture

Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty and senior video producers Nick Scarpino and Tim Getty have announced they are leaving IGN to focus on their own entertainment venture, Kinda Funny.

“We’ve had a lot of support from fans just talking about things no one really cares about, like hot dogs,” Greg…

06 Jan 2:57 AM 0 Read More...

Patrice Désilets Working On 'Historical' Triple-A Game

Last Month Patrice Désilets, creative director of the original Assassin’s Creed game, announced his new studio Panache Digital Games. Today the developer has revealed some basic details of his game.

The game will be a third-person “historical-action-survival” title, and won’t be a smaller scale…

19 Dec 1:16 AM 0 Read More...

Sega Hires Veteran TV Producer

According to Variety, Sega has hired veteran TV producer Evan Cholfin to lead Stories International in the development of the publisher’s IP.

Stories International was founded in 2011 as a joint venture between Sega and ad agency Hakuhodo DY Group. It has the rights to adapt Sega’s IP…

16 Dec 1:44 AM 0 Read More...

Stephen Hood Joins Dovetail As Creative Director

Former Codemaster’s creative director Stephen Hood has joined simulation studio Dovetail Games in the same role.

Hood has over 20 years of industry experience working with studios such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Lionhead Studios and Psygnosis.

“I’m delighted that Stephen is joining the Dovetail Games family,” said Rob…

13 Dec 3:39 AM 0 Read More...