Over the past two decades, Electronic Arts has developed a reputation for buying and "killing" independent video game studios.
Peter Molyneux is crying. I'm not sure how to react to this. Legendary game designers don't often get emotional with the press. But here's Molyneux, who has made so many games and done so many interviews over the past two decades, openly weeping into my voice recorder.
It's raining expansion packs. GOG, still celebrating its fifth birthday, has made the expansion packs for five classic Bullfrog games available for free. So, owners of Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper, Magic Carpet, Populous, or Populous: The Beginning, know that another small part of your childhood has now been restored.
Don't get me wrong. I quite enjoyed the Syndicate shooter from last year. But it wasn't really Syndicate, was it?
The single best piece of video game news today is that the original Syndicate is this Thursday going on sale over on Good Old Games for $6. You'll get more fun out of that game than you will most games costing 10x as much.
Starbreeze Studios, maker of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness, have been working on the secretive "Project Redlime" for years, a game frequently rumored to revive Bullfrog Productions Syndicate. After years of speculation, we may finally see that game next week.
EA files three new trademark registrations for Syndicate, further teasing us with visions of a downloadable online sequel to Bullfrog's classic real-time tactics game.
Way back in October 2008, we first heard talk that Starbreeze were working on a remake of Bullfrog's classic Syndicate. Was nice talk, but talk nonetheless. Today, that talk has resurfaced.
The good news? EA today announced Dungeon Keeper Online, an MMO-based continuation of Bullfrog's classic strategy games. Bad news? It's not for you.