Amazon Game Studios: ‘Dozens’ Laid Off

According to a report issued originally by Kotaku, dozens of employees from Amazon Game Studios have been laid off and given 60 days to find another job or collect their severance. Speaking with Kotaku, a spokesperson issued the following statement: "These moves are the result of regular business planning cycles where we align resources to match...

Remembering World of Warcraft MC Raider and Real Life Hero

November 23rd marks the ten year anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft MMO launch in North America and Europe. To celebrate the occasion they’re allowing all current level 100 subscribers who meet the minimum gear level requirements a chance to experience the thrill of raiding along side 39 other individuals inside in a limited-time celebratory relaunch of their iconic Molten Core instance.

Ripten Review: Rollers of the Realm

As far as I’m concerned, these days, developers don’t really experiment with concepts enough anymore. Even on an independent level, where most of the interesting experimentation is happening, there are a few genres that stick resolutely to an already-established formula. RPGs are such a genre: though the independent market, and crowdfunding in particular, led to a resurgence of the ‘classic’ RPG styles, from...

Epic Talks Gears: Judgment, Designed to be “As Accessible as Possible”

RIPTEN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JIM BROWN The Epic Games and People Can Fly release of Gears of War: Judgment hit stores just a hair over two weeks ago. It marks the fourth installment of the popular Xbox 360 exclusive franchise, and the first to break away from the path of the original trilogy (in more...