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Posts tagged “World Of Darkness”

Feature: World of Absence

The RPG Scrollbars: In search of urban fantasy

There's a real urban fantasy gap in the gaming industry, and it's never made much sense. We see a thousand Tolkienesque fantasy games a minute (rough napkin calculation) and the future's typically so bright, even the lens flares need shades. Yet when it comes to that line where the mundane meets the magical, mostly what we've had for the last few years is false hope.…

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Feature: Videogames saved the radio star

The RPG Scrollbars: Voices In The Air

There's something oddly comforting about radio. Comforting because it's so familiar, so natural. Odd because it's a comfort that most of us don't really use all that much these days, at least not in the ways that games just casually assume. It's a little like the whole audio diaries thing - it makes a vague sense that everyone in a city like Rapture might record…

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Feature: Tomorrow's World Of Darkness

White Wolf Interview: “There Have Not Been Enough Video Games Set In The World Of Darkness”

The news that Paradox Interactive had purchased World of Darkness creator and publisher White Wolf a couple of weeks ago came as something of a surprise. It also raised a lot of questions: what would become of existing third-party relationships? What are the plans for digital spin-offs of White Wolf properties? Can we expect another Vampire: The Masquerade CRPG at any point in the near…

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Paradox Buys White Wolf – Including World Of Darkness & Vampire The Masquerade – From EVE Online Firm CCP

Update: There's now a press release with a couple of extra quotes. Update 2: A little more on what Paradox actually intend to do with White Wolf now they own it. There's going to be "an immediate change", and "multiple digital games titles are planned." More below. Swedish publisher Paradox has purchased "White wolf and all properties" from EVE Online firm CCP - a final…

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Hemorrhage: World Of Darkness Screens And Details Leak

As sorry as I was to hear this month that CCP has cancelled its World of Darkness MMO, when a developer says that a game just isn't working out, I tend to believe them. Testers have started to leak little bits of World of Darkness, several sets of screenshots and a supposed playtest manual, and, well, it does look ropey. The playtest manual is from…

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Vampire: Bloodlines Achieves True Immortality, Hits Patch 9.0

EVE developer CCP's World of Darkness MMO might be naught but fang and ash, but Vampire will never truly die. Not so long as Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines (and, you know, a massively successful White Wolf role-playing setting) is still alive and kicking. But wait, that can't be right. Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines developer Troika keeled over way back in 2005. Any other game would…

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Final Death: World of Darkness MMO Cancelled

In the eight years since CCP Games started their World of Darkness MMO, we've barely heard more than tales about the adaptation of White Wolf's supernatural RPG universe, whispers in the night from mouths awfully close to our necks. It was to be a sandbox world where vampires battled and politicked for power, where everyone started as a human and theoretically could stay so, where…

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CCP Taking Cues From DayZ, Rust For World Of Darkness

CCP might be best known for EVE Online, but they've had another project burbling away in their developmental cauldron since basically the dawn of time. World of Darkness, based on White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade setting, is technically existent, though CCP has become quite adept at keeping it shrouded in, er, darkness. But every once in a while some news slips out, and not all…

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EVE Fanfest Brings World Of Darkness Updates

Space. It's cold and uninhabitable without profoundly advanced technologies that keep our frail human organs from staging a whizzbang prison break right out our eye holes. Vampires. They're all yucky and clammy and dead and stuff. Iceland. It's... um, actually quite pleasant in many areas, though occasionally a bit nippy. So I guess staging EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik kinda works, especially since the Internet tells…

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Kindred Spirits: World Of Darkness

White Wolf are holding their Grand Masquerade at the moment, which makes me wish I was in New Orleans. That said, just mentioning New Orleans makes me want to be there so we won’t give White Wolf too much credit. If you’re not aware of them, they’re the company behind Vampire: The Masquerade and other related role playing games. Not the computer versions, mind, but…

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Feature: Look, I Just Need Some Space

Eve Online’s Struggle & CCP’s Redemption

The recent controversies generated by Eve Online have been interesting to watch, but they have also stirred a bunch of feelings about the game that I have long intended to articulate. I want to talk a bit about the promise of MMOs, the future of subscription-based games, and the lack of a suitable alternative to CCP's game of spaceships.

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World Of Darkness Teased By CCP

Aha! Below you'll see I've posted some slightly dodgy footage taken by someone who attended the White Wolf convention, The Grand Masquerade, which is taking place in New Orleans at the moment. No game footage, it's one of those animated concept art scene-setting things, but this is the first we've really seen of CCP's world on the World of Darkness MMO. It turned up in…

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Eve Online Creator Reynir Harðarson

Reynir Harðarson, (pronounced "Hardarson" or "Hartharson"? the jury is out) who was one of the key imaginations behind Eve Online and the original art director, is now working on the World Of Darkness MMO in Atlanta. He talks quietly and rapidly, making transcribing and interview like this one (conducted in a noisy conference hall) incredible painful. Nevertheless it's worth doing because he is articulate and…

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