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Hellgate London

Post by Nadia » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:51 pm

mainsite
http://www.hellgatelondon.com

Hellgate wiki
http://hellgate.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page



preview at 1up
http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3158946
Hellgate is absolutely not a first-person shooter.

Going in, one of the basic elements for the design was to use a 3D engine, and Roper even described the initial concept that he and Dave Brevik worked up as Diablo meets Half-Life.
But the key was that it was Diablo meets Half-Life, and not the other way around.

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Re: Hellgate London, due 10/31/2007

Post by Fallakin Kuvari » Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:18 pm

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Re: Hellgate London, due 10/31/2007

Post by -=Xilanthanax=- » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:29 pm

hellgate 4tw
Make love? Fuck that, I'll make a slut cry. Fuck that, I'll make a slut cum nine times.

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Still playin eq, and waitin for Hellgate: London. 8)

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Re: Hellgate London, due 10/31/2007

Post by Ddrak » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:07 am

Beta invites for pre-orders have gone out.

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Nadia » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:05 am

who would have thought?

http://kotaku.com/5019541/microsofts-op ... -good-news
“Hellgate: London” now has more than 1 million active subscribers.

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Bahd Zoolander » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:41 pm

Nadia wrote:who would have thought?
“Hellgate: London” now has more than 1 million active subscribers.
That surprises me too. Everyone I know that ever subscribed canceled within a couple of months. I wonder if they count free users as subscribers.
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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Ddrak » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:59 pm

I read somewhere it was crazy popular in some S.E. Asian areas.

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Re: Hellgate London

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Ddrak » Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:00 am

Damn - nice work of Roper to pay 30 days at least. Not many CEOs would do that much.

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Bahd Zoolander » Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:07 am

Lifetime subscription... not such a great idea. :(
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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Select » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:25 am

This is off-topic, but sue me. Bahd, you're a game developer, correct? Where on the pipeline are you and what do you specialize in?
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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Bahd Zoolander » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:20 am

And the forums are closing... http://forums.hellgatelondon.com/showth ... p?t=107626

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Nadia » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:56 am

Hellgate: London saved by Namco-Bandai
http://www.massively.com/2008/07/23/hel ... co-bandai/
one thing isn't vague at all: Hellgate: London now has an official game page on the Namco-Bandai site http://www.namcobandaigames.com/games/hellgate/

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Nadia » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:00 pm

seems like Hanbisoft is getting both Hellgate and Mythos
http://www.massively.com/2008/08/03/mythos-lives/


and a new Gamestudio formed from the old Mythos team (but wont be working on Mythos)
http://www.runicgames.com/

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Nadia » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:37 pm

8 page interview

Bill Roper speaks out at last
Flagship founder breaks silence to talk about his company's demise.
http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.off ... Id=3169356
GFW: Who has the Hellgate IP right now?

BR: Right now, Comerica does. It's basically held by the bank. If Flagship could come up with the money to pay back the loan, it's ours again. But we don't have that money. We've been working with Comerica to provide them with anything and everything they've requested to be able to properly represent the IP, represent what's being held in escrow, and working with them to try to identify people that might be interested in that. Even if this means that we can't work on it anymore, which is pretty painful. You spend four years working on a game and then to not even be able to do anything with it -- it's pretty rough.

GFW: Does that only affect any further stuff that would be done with Hellgate, or does that include the game as it exists now?

BR: Both.

GFW: OK, because right now, isn't Namco involved...

BR: Well, Namco and EA are continuing to operate the game. But, for example, they can't do any development on it. They can't make new content.

GFW: So Comerica's control is the IP...

BR: IP, code, tech, and tools. So to be honest, if I personally had the money, I'd buy it back out. The technology and the toolset that we built is a really powerful platform for creating titles. That was really the goal of what we were going to be doing at Flagship. We were going to be using the tech and tools -- using the platform -- [and] creating games based off of that as our core moving forward.

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Nadia » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:26 pm

HanbitSoft plans Hellgate: London relaunch and new expansion
http://www.massively.com/2008/11/03/han ... expansion/
Gamasutra has picked up on company blog posts by HanbitSoft's Global PR Manager, Janelle.
One is a definitive announcement that HanbitSoft owns both the Hellgate: London and Mythos IP

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Ddrak » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:11 pm

Got this today:
Dear $Account{AccountName},

Please be advised that NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will continue to support customers of Hellgate: London with online server support and play through January 31, 2009. In a further gesture of support, we will provide this server support free of charge to all fans and players of the game up until the shut down date.

All of us at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. appreciate your enthusiasm for Hellgate: London and look forward to providing you with future entertainment products.

For questions regarding the shut down or additional information about Hellgate: London, please visit the game’s official website at http://www.hellgatelondon.com.

Thanks you,
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
I thought the personalized touch was awesome! ;)

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Re: Hellgate London

Post by Bahd Zoolander » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:37 pm

Lol, I got the same e-mail but totally glossed over that part. Nice.

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