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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Aspyr' Signs Deal With 'Wideload Games'

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT

Aspyr today announced it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Wideload Games, to publish its premiere title. Wideload is the new game development studio founded by Alexander Seropian, industry veteran and founder of Bungie Studios of Halo, Myth and Marathon fame. This upcoming action game, based on an original intellectual property and powered by the Halo game engine, will be published worldwide in 2005.

"Topping our 'why we want to work with Aspyr list' is their strong reputation of working with top-name companies and staying true to the creator's vision. This was very appealing to us," said Seropian. "We've known this team for many years and have always been impressed by the creative freedom and the flexibility afforded to their development and content partners. We are going to have a great time playing mad scientists in our lab and then handing off our first born to Aspyr. Their drive and desire to focus on this product and see it succeed matches our own."

"Wideload has an incredibly talented team with a proven track record of delivering original games that have sold in the millions. They're a great team, we're a great team, and together we're a powerful combination," said Michael Rogers, president of Aspyr. "We've padded our walls and removed all sharp objects from our offices, so we can be ready for the craziness that Wideload will deliver."

Aspyr will work closely with Wideload to make sure that the vision and feel of the game is reflected in all aspects of bringing this title to market. Furthermore, Aspyr is leveraging its music and film ties to create a campaign that is just as twisted and off the wall as the game itself. Stay tuned (and we mean tuned) for some interesting developments.

Wideload is dedicated to making hit video and computer games by injecting a unique blend of their visionary development model, creative gameplay and oddball humor into the computer and video games industry. Wideload brings together some of the brightest talents in the game industry including several former senior Bungie programmers, artists and designers.


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