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Warren Spector To Lead System Shock III Development At Otherside
on February 17, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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...
Watch The Creators Of The Original Deus Ex Play Their Game 15 Years Later
on July 16, 2015 at 08:39 AM
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...
Abandoned Half-Life Episode Featured Magnet Gun, Warren Spector Says
on April 24, 2015 at 12:21 PM
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...
Warren Spector To Serve On Faculty Of New University of Texas Game Leadership School
on May 13, 2013 at 07:53 PM
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...
Warren Spector Offers Advice and Inspiration For Gaming's Future
on March 25, 2013 at 08:31 PM
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...
Warren Spector Shuns Talk Of Retirement
on February 07, 2013 at 03:21 PM
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...
Warren Spector Bids Farewell To Junction Point Studios In Farewell Letter
on January 30, 2013 at 07:48 PM
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...
Disney Closes Junction Point Studios
on January 29, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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...
Spector 'Desperately' Wants To Port Epic Mickey 1
on March 25, 2012 at 01:00 PM
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...
Epic Mickey Coming To 3DS As Power Of Illusion
on March 24, 2012 at 02:32 PM
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...
Disney Epic Mickey 2 In Development?
on August 27, 2011 at 01:33 PM
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...
[Updated] Rumor: Co-op Multi-Console Epic Mickey 2 To Release Next Year
on March 06, 2011 at 05:07 PM
[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...
Epic Mickey Sold 1.3 Million Copies
on January 14, 2011 at 05:40 PM
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...
Warren Spector Says Reviewers "Misunderstood" Epic Mickey
on December 08, 2010 at 09:05 AM
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...
Junction Point On The Importance Of Story
on October 04, 2010 at 02:00 PM
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.
Epic Mickey Dated
on September 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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...
Warren Spector 'Pretty Psyched About Games Right Now'
on August 26, 2010 at 09:04 AM
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...
Epic Mickey Rocks The Old School With Confidence
on August 20, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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...
Peter David To Pen Epic Mickey Graphic Novel, Digicomic
on July 25, 2010 at 03:30 PM
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...
Warren Spector Really, Really Likes The 3DS
on June 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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:...
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