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Game experts debate: Is Microsoft Kinect a passing fad or here to stay?

The gaming panel today at the WTIA’s TechNW conference featured some well-known names from the industry talking about a wide variety of trends and technologies: Bungie‘s Pete Parsons, veteran game designer Jordan Weisman, and Big Fish Games CEO Paul Thelen, moderated by former Microsoft games chief Ed Fries. One audience question toward the end, from Kevin… Read More

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Videos: Why Seattle’s tech community is so awesome (in the words of Seattleites)

Nearly every week there’s a new survey or study out showcasing how Seattle’s technology community ranks among the top in jobs, wages, venture capital or some other metric. Just today, in fact, the Interactive Advertising Bureau ranked Washington state as having the third most number of employees working in businesses associated with Internet advertising. (Behind New… Read More

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Jordan Weisman: ‘Warning: Startups may be dangerous to your health (and ego)’

Jordan Weisman is a veteran game designer who made headlines this year for an epic Kickstarter campaign, raising $1.8 million for Shadowrun Returns, a revival of the franchise from his current company, Harebrained Schemes. The serial entrepreneur is known for startups including FASA, Virtual World Entertainment, Wizkids, 42 Entertainment, and Smith & Tinker. Weisman shared… Read More

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Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

We’ve been having fun tracking the progress of Jordan Weisman’s Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun Returns, watching in amazement after it blew past its original $400,000 goal in 28 hours. Now, the Kickstarter campaign for the classic video game franchise has officially concluded. And while it was not the top grossing campaign of all time on… Read More

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Shadowrun Returns breaks through $1.5M on Kickstarter

Shadowrun Returns, the revival of Seattle-area game designer Jordan Weisman’s classic franchise, broke through the $1.5 million mark overnight in pledges on Kickstarter. That’s more than three times the original goal of $400,000 in pledges — not the biggest Kickstarter project ever, but right up there with some of the most successful campaigns on the… Read More

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Shadowrun blows past $1M: Could this become the biggest Kickstarter campaign ever?

We’ve been closely tracking the amazing response to the Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun Returns, the revival of Jordan Weisman’s popular role-playing video-game. And we thought it was impressive when the project reached its initial funding goal of $400,000 in less than 28 hours. Well, the money just keeps rolling in. Amazingly, as of today more than… Read More

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Bungie’s Crimson sets sail, reaches top of the iPad charts

Some people go camping on Labor Day Weekend, while others fire up the BBQ. But an awful lot of folks seem to have chosen to command a fleet full of steampunks. That’s the premise behind the new iPad game Crimson: Steam Pirates, published on Sept. 1 by Bungie Aerospace. The highly-anticipated title, developed by gaming veteran… Read More

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Bungie Aerospace’s first project is an iPad game, will get PAX preview this weekend

Bungie Aerospace, a new effort by the creators of the blockbuster “Halo” franchise to partner with independent game developers, will preview the first fruits of that initiative at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle this weekend — giving attendees a chance to play selected missions from the iPad game Crimson: Steam Pirates, from Seattle-based game… Read More