I used to play this old PC game called USS Ticonderoga. It was a pretty clunky modern naval simulation, but I persisted with it for one reason: it let you explore your ship in first-person. I can't believe it's taken this long for another game to realise how awesome that premise is.
Someone fetch original Diablo producer Bill Roper a rainbow unicorn t-shirt, as the former VP of Blizzard North explains that Diablo III just doesn't feel like a Diablo game.
Despite news to the contrary back in November, Korean publisher and developer HanbitSoft still plans to maintain Hellgate: London as a free-to-play title on a global scale after Namco Bandai's January 31st server shutdown.
You might recall the demise of Hellgate developer Flagship Studios from last month, and the subsequent shutdown of Mythos and IP fight over Hellgate. Now Flagship's former Seattle team has reconstituted itself as Runic Games, continuing its focus on action-MMORPG games.
So Flagship (and Hellgate) are sunk, and Mythos has been canned along with them, right? Not necessarily! According to some job postings over on Gamasutra and DICE.com, Korean publisher T3 is opening a development studio in San Francisco, and will continue work on both titles. Seems random, but T3 own a controlling…