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The thing about trolls is they regenerate | 10 Years Ago This Month

It's time to tell the scary story of Edge Games, Tim Langdell, and the trademark dispute that would not die

By Brendan Sinclair

Duke Nukem throws a spanner in the Gearbox | 10 Years Ago This Month

Borderlands studio revives Duke Nukem Forever, dooming itself to a decade (and counting) of legal battles

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision: No Woman, No Try | 10 Years Ago This Month

A decade after being called out for a lack of female protagonists in its games, has Activision's track record actually gotten worse?

By Brendan Sinclair

PR danger closer than it may appear | 10 Years Ago This Month

EA's Medal of Honor studio honors the troops by letting people play as the Taliban amidst a good month for bad calls

By Brendan Sinclair

E3 gets moving with Kinect, PS Move | 10 Years Ago This Month

The annual hype train goes off the rails as Microsoft and Sony jump on Nintendo's motion control bandwagon

By Brendan Sinclair

GameStop trades in its future for insultingly low amount

10 Years Ago This Month: Used games retailer endorses EA's Project $10 anti-used game initiative, sees little in return

By Brendan Sinclair

Next big thing or next big bubble?

10 Years Ago This Month: Streaming, motion controls, and stereoscopic 3D were all pushed as transformative technologies

By Brendan Sinclair

That time Activision dishonorably discharged Call of Duty's star dev duo

10 Years Ago This Month: Jason West and Vince Zampella were marched out of Infinity Ward right into the eager arms of EA

By Brendan Sinclair

Are gamers scarier than biker gangs?

10 Years Ago This Month: South Australian attorney general compares the threats he receives while Activision Blizzard starts a new layoff tradition

By Brendan Sinclair

Rockstar Spouse and the slow change of culture

10 Years Ago This Month: Red Dead Redemption and its sequel both had crunch controversies, but the studio's reactions show some change in thinking

By Brendan Sinclair

Did "Fewer, Bigger, Better" actually work?

10 Years Ago This Month: Major publishers have been narrowing their release slates for years, but has it produced the intended results?

By Brendan Sinclair

Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare never changes.

10 Years Ago This Month: No Russian turns the mass shooting into mass market entertainment and Nokia buries the N-Gage for good

By Brendan Sinclair

That time David Cage asked fans to stone Fox News

10 Years Ago This Month: The industry casually cultivates poor fan behavior, the global economic crisis strikes back, and physical media is a burning platform

By Brendan Sinclair

Disney, Marvel, and a decade of missed opportunity

10 Years Ago This Month: Media giant planned to make super hero games internally, then spent years dismantling its own studios

By Brendan Sinclair

Activision and Midway show you can't spell 'layoffs' without 'ffs'

10 Years Ago This Month: Fallout from the 2008 global economic crisis continues as companies cope differently with sliding sales

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam works wonders for the retail PC market

10 Years Ago This Month: Valve buddies up with GameStop, BioWare talks industry maturity, and the expensive peripheral trend cools off

By Brendan Sinclair

Missed Kinect-tions - E3 in the time of motion controls

10 Years Ago This Month: Microsoft unveils Project Natal, Sony debuts the Move controller, and optimism runs unchecked

By Brendan Sinclair

What does "additional polish" mean?

10 Years Ago This Month: Red Dead Redemption home stretch shows a disconnect between press and creative process

By Brendan Sinclair

Making piracy and pre-owned games problems of the past

10 Years Ago This Month: Gaming execs kill two birds with one server-based stone, while Konami insists Six Days in Fallujah has no message

By Brendan Sinclair

Digital distribution: A diagnosis for disruption

10 Years Ago This Month: Physical media falls out of favor, on-demand streaming becomes a thing, and the economy still drags

By Brendan Sinclair

Did EA beat Nintendo at its own game?

10 Years Ago This Month: A closer look at John Riccitiello's bold claim that EA would rival Nintendo's quality of software on the Wii, and a breakdown of a post-layoff pep talk

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony: Home of the Whopper

10 Years Ago This Month: Kaz Hirai discovers heretofore unexplored levels of spin in promoting the PS3 as the global economic meltdown ripples through the industry

By Brendan Sinclair

Video games and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Christmas

10 Years Ago This Month: The global economic downturn leads to a holiday season full of closures, layoffs, bankruptcies, and all-around bummers

By Brendan Sinclair

DLC doubts and digital distress

10 Years Ago This Month: Epic and Rockstar ponder their digital futures as Media Molecule reckons with its own online woes

By Rebekah Valentine

EA has killed, pledges to kill again

10 Years Ago This Month: EA CEO John Riccitiello gets into the spooky spirit of the season by promising the publisher would be an unstoppable game-cancelling machine

By Brendan Sinclair

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