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  • Blog Post: Warren Spector To Lead System Shock III Development At Otherside

    Warren Spector, who is credited on classics including System Shock, Thief: The Dark Project, and Deus Ex , will be returning to full-time development. Otherside has announced that he is increasing his involvement after as a creative advisor to the studio since its 2014 founding. Spector currently teaches... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Creators Of The Original Deus Ex Play Their Game 15 Years Later

    When Eidos Montreal rebooted the Deus Ex series with Human Revolution, it was a smart update that remained faithful to the spirit of the originals. Today, Square Enix goes back to its roots with the help of three of the series’ creators. Project director and producer Warren Spector, writer Sheldon... More
  • Blog Post: Abandoned Half-Life Episode Featured Magnet Gun, Warren Spector Says

    It's not every day that we get to write news about Half-Life, but we do today. We have new details about video game legend Warren Spector's role in a ditched Half-Life project. Warren Spector is one of the most influential developers in video game history, with each of his games (Deus Ex, System... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector To Serve On Faculty Of New University of Texas Game Leadership School

    The University of Texas at Austin announced today that it will be starting a video game program in the fall of 2014. The Denius-Sams Gaming Academy will focus on the leadership aspects of development and includes two industry luminaries on faculty. The program will include Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Epic... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Offers Advice and Inspiration For Gaming's Future

    Warren Spector spoke passionately and humorously today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. At his panel, entitled "Narrative in Games: Roles, Forms, Problems, and Potential," he poked fun at himself on his slides for being an "out of work guy," since Disney... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Shuns Talk Of Retirement

    Disney may have closed the 57-year-old developer's Junction Point studio, but he still has the burning desire to create games. During his D.I.C.E. speech entitled "The Graying of Gaming," Warren Spector outlined how his perspectives, ambitions, and priorities have shifted from his time... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Bids Farewell To Junction Point Studios In Farewell Letter

    Junction Point Studios, the developer behind the Epic Mickey franchise, has unfortunately closed , and Warren Spector shared some final words about the studio's legacy. Over on Spector's Facebook page , he wrote up a heartfelt letter reflecting on his time working on Epic Mickey. You can read... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Closes Junction Point Studios

    Update: Junction Point's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two was not well received, by critics or fans, and as a result, Disney has decided to close down the studio for good. Yesterday, rumors circulated that Disney would be closing down Epic Mickey developer Junction Point, and this morning Disney confirmed... More
  • Blog Post: Spector 'Desperately' Wants To Port Epic Mickey 1

    Junction Point Studios boss Warren Spector still desires to port the original Epic Mickey to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. During an interview at the Game Developers Conference earlier this month, we asked Spector if he considered porting the original game to other platforms at any point during its development... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Coming To 3DS As Power Of Illusion

    The upcoming cover for the latest Nintendo Power has been revealed. We knew about Epic Mickey: The Power of Two for the Wii, but the cover also references Power of Illusion for the 3DS. In a preview of the story on Nintendo Power's website, it confirms that both games are Epic Mickey titles. Mickey... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Epic Mickey 2 In Development?

    According to supposed leaked online marketing materials dug up by a Destructoid reader, it would appear that Disney Interactive Studios is giving Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit a second shot in Disney Epic Mickey 2. Along with four potential box art designs for the game, a detailed description... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Rumor: Co-op Multi-Console Epic Mickey 2 To Release Next Year

    [Update] The rumors of Epic Mickey 2 are looking even more credible. Posters on the NeoGAF forums have translated this post by the French website Nintendo Master , which reads (roughly) as this in English: "Like many other sites, we have just received an invitation from Disney France and Warren... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Sold 1.3 Million Copies

    Despite sub-par reviews, it looks like Warren Spector's Epic Mickey is on its way to being a financial success for publisher Disney Interactive. According to a report on the Los Angeles Times website, "people familiar with the data" have revealed that the game sold an impressive 1.3 million... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Says Reviewers "Misunderstood" Epic Mickey

    Games get bad review scores all the time because they are a lot of bad games out there. But when it's something as high profile as Epic Mickey – look out. Warren Spector has come out swinging defending the game, relying on the age-old crutch that game reviewers misundestood it. In an interview... More
  • Blog Post: Junction Point On The Importance Of Story

    Junction Point staffers explore the importance of story in Disney Epic Mickey, starting with an interesting tale of how the collaboration came to be. Check out the trailer below, narrated by industry icon Warren Spector and peppered with new footage from the pending title. More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Dated

    At long last you'll be able to get your hands on Epic Mickey on the Wii come November 30. If this announcement has you excited, check out the first two parts of the game's opening cinematic here and here . They detail how Mickey comes to be in the game's strange setting, as well as the introduction... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector 'Pretty Psyched About Games Right Now'

    During Gamescom, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Junction Point's Warren Spector for a while. During our conversation, a variety of subjects popped up, including his thoughts on the 3DS ("I’m even more excited"), the current state of the industry ("I think we’re... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Mickey Rocks The Old School With Confidence

    There’s been a lot of hype around Epic Mickey since we helped announce it to the world back in November. Since then, a lot has been written about its turpentine-and-paint splashing gameplay and the insane amount of Disney fan service on display throughout. That’s all good stuff, and it definitely... More
  • Blog Post: Peter David To Pen Epic Mickey Graphic Novel, Digicomic

    Epic Mickey is headed to the Wii this holiday (they wouldn't give me a release date even though I begged). The game looks fantastic so far. In the spirit of Comic-Con, a few announcements were made at Disney and Junction Point's Epic Mickey panel. Warren Spector and Marvel Comics' Peter David... More
  • Blog Post: Warren Spector Really, Really Likes The 3DS

    Like many E3 attendees, Epic Mickey designer Warren Spector had a chance to get his hands on the Nintendo 3DS...and he really liked it. In a post on his blog, Spector said "Nintendo got 3D right -- righter than anyone else. Ever. By far." That's not the end of the praise. He continues:... More
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