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Bill Roper Joins Cryptic Studios

Gamasutra reports that in the wake of the closing of Flagship Studios, Bill Roper has joined Cryptic Studios as design director on Champions Online, Cryptic's upcoming superhero MMORPG. The story quotes Cryptic Studios CEO John Needham saying: "Bill brings a ton of creative energy to the Cryptic office and we’re thrilled to have him join our team. His years of gaming and online experience are huge assets to all of our projects, and Bill will assist us in furthering our studio’s vision to create innovative, exciting MMO gameplay."

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35. Re: SuckBuy Nov 3, 2008, 21:40 Stormsinger
I went in BestBuy last week to buy Fallout 3 and they still have Hellgate London on a shelf for $19.99 (it's also on their website). Didn't BestBuy get the memo about the status of the game? They should immediately remove the game from both store fronts. Selling this game to a customer when its going to expire in a couple months is egregious.

Expire? The game's a perfectly playable single-player game, you know. Well worth a measly $20. I find I'm still playing it occasionally. That actually makes it one of the best $/hr values out of all the games I've bought in the last year.

The fact that one part of the business plan was absurd, doesn't make the whole game bad.
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