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Posts Tagged ‘Sunset’

Wildstar To Shut Down, Carbine Studios Will Close

Carbine Studios will close its doors and Wildstar Online will shut down, according to an announcement released today by NCSoft. Kotaku broke the story, noting that the layoffs at Carbine will include 50 people and comes after at least two projects failed to gain traction with the studio’s parent company and publisher. NCSoft stated to […]

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Just Defunct: Daybreak To Shut Down Early Access Just Survive

Daybreak Game Company has announced that Just Survive, formerly known as H1Z1, is to sunset on October 24 after three years of early access. In the announcement, Daybreak noted “we are no longer in a position to fulfill its greatness and the current population of the game makes it untenable to maintain.” Just Survive was […]

Trion Worlds Acquires Gazillion Assets

In an astounding twist of events, Venture Beat is reporting this week that Trion Worlds has acquired the assets from defunct studio Gazillion Entertainment. As part of its acquisition, Trion will get its hands on all of Gazillion’s licenses, trademarks, patents, and domains. In addition to utilizing the new licenses for its own purposes, Trion […]

Trion Worlds To Sunset Devilian Following Developer Abandonment

It’s a tale as old as time. Developer abandons property and leaves publisher with no avenue to fix game issues or develop further content, and game eventually shuts down due to lack of ability to support itself. In this case, Bluehole Ginno was in charge of handling the further development of Devilian promptly abandoned the […]

Perfect World Entertainment To Shutter War of the Immortals/Battle of the Immortals

War is immortal, unless of course you’re referring to Perfect World Entertainment’s War of the Immortals which is one hundred percent mortal. Perfect World today announced that two titles in its library will be shutting down next week, those being War of the Immortals and Battle of the Immortals. Both titles have been in operation […]

Phantasy Start Online 2 Is Sunsetting In Southeast Asia

We have to assume that there is someone still left that is waiting for Phantasy Star Online 2 to come westward, that hasn’t already set up an account and started playing with an English patch on the Japanese servers, but that person may find their hopes dashed. Phantasy Star Online 2, now a five year […]

“F*** Gamers” Developer Tale of Tales Returns To Game Development

Following their high profile meltdown last year, in which Tale of Tales developers Michaël Samyn and Auriea Harvey quit the industry, blamed gamers for the failure of their game Sunset, and left with the message “FUCK GAMES! FUCK GAMERS! FUCK THE GAME INDUSTRY!” along with an expression of hope that gamers as a concept would die in agony, […]

Planetside 2 Shutting Down In China

Planetside 2 China joins the growing list of Daybreak Game Company products that have shut down or will be shutting down shortly. As reported by MMO Culture, Planetside 2’s Chinese publisher The9 announced that it would not be renewing its contract with Daybreak to publish the massively multiplayer shooter and will be taking the servers down […]

[Column] Jack Thompson’s Prodigies Will Meet The Same Fate

It’s been seven years since Jack Thompson was pulled from the spotlight in disgrace, and his absence has created something of a power struggle among his unofficial prodigies, those who wish to continue his crusade against the evils of video games and gamers everywhere. But anyone stepping up to the plate to bat for Jack should […]

[Column] Gamers Never Rejected “Art Games”

Let me just start by saying that I hate the premise of this article. Not because of the ideas within, but as a gamer who has spent the better part of the past ten years, if longer, trying to make the argument that video games are indeed art, when not pushing against the idea that […]

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