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Hellgate: Resurrection Heads To Tokyo

By John Walker on December 3rd, 2009.

This is from the March patch by HanbitSoft.

After the phenomenal runaway success of Hellgate: London it was only a matter of time before there’d be an expansion… Justhangonaminute. Astonishingly this is not a mad lie. There really is to be a Hellgate: Tokyo. There’s even a debut teaser to prove it, below. However, it’s looking likely that the Korean owners, HanbitSoft, will be keeping the game and this new expansion inside Asia. Still, with the announcement of a new version of Mythos last week, it’s interesting to see what happened next to the disastrous MMO.

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A Tale Of Two Gamecities

By Kieron Gillen on October 24th, 2007.

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

It was the best of times. It was the worst of timetabling. Somehow, in the videogame cultural desert that is the UK, two progressive, forward looking and fun videogame events got scheduled in the same week.

Nottingham’s GameCity, in its second year, “explores videogames in new ways, trying to uncover the most interesting parts of their culture and inviting you to join in. You’ll find games to play, speakers to hear and talk with, music to dance to and plenty of surprises. We hope you’ll discover something you’ll love”. Meanwhile, the London Games Festival features “diverse events in different venues for different audiences. Whether you’re a gamer, a parent needing advice on games, someone working in the industry, or just want to find out more about how games work and where the future of entertainment will take us, this is a festival for you.” Which makes you think that the Nottingham one, with clear Indie Cred, would be the one the always-ready-to-posture RPS would back up.

It’s certainly what GameCity organiser, the ever-sharp Iain Simmons would argue. “The fact that we’re independent gives us a mandate to do anything we want”, he argues in his GamesIndustry.biz interview. “From what I can gather, we’re trying to do quite different things.” he continues, “The fact that we’re independent and we’re not industry run – not instigated by ELSPA or a publisher’s point of view – gives us a mandate to do anything we want.” Except it’s not that simple. The London Festival is of such a size that it has its own Fringe. Our contacts inside argue that they’re probably just as “independent” as GameCity, and the events are mostly free to get into.

So, being videogames, the only way to settle this is a HEAD TO HEAD DEATHMATCH WHERE I AWARD POINTS FOR RANDOM BITS OF THEIR PROGRAM WHICH CATCH MY EYE.
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Hellgate Demo Materialises

By Jim Rossignol on October 18th, 2007.

The demo of Flagship Studios’ demonic Big Smoke-based guns ‘n’ magic RPG has arrived. Oh yes. You can summon the 1.5gb beast from here, here, or here. This demonstration version of the game features two classes and a bunch of missions from the Holborn and Covent Garden sections of the game.

The full game, which features all kinds of multiplayer group-hugging and zombie mashing functions, is available in Europe in the 2nd of November, and in North America a little earlier, on the 31st of October. Needless to say, we’ll be lighting black candles and drawing threatening (perhaps informative) sigils on the walls of the internet a little closer to its release.

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