Category Archives: Jagex
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 | 03:54 BST
Transformers Universe is an MMO from Jagex which I frequently forget exists. It sure does though, and while we don’t have any new details, a gameplay trailer did sneak out of New York Comic Con. Check it out through the break, courtesy of GameSpot, and head on over to the game’s website to sign up for beta as either an Autobot or Decepticon ahead of an expected late 2012 launch.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 | 15:53 BST
Jagex has opened a new studio in California with staff consisting of Rockstar’s Midnight Club developers.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 | 03:38 BST
A Massachusetts teen may face up to 15 years of prison time for stealing Runescape currency.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 | 16:54 BST
Mon, May 28, 2012 | 14:42 BST
Fri, May 18, 2012 | 15:06 BST
Jagex has announced The Evolution of Combat, a brand new update for Runescape that’ll completely overhaul the game’s combat system.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 | 16:44 BST
Jagex has announced it will be attending Hasbro’s Transformers fan convention, BotCon 2012, during which the Transformers Universe team will be present to unveil further details on the MMO. Attendees will also be given the chance to register their Transformers character name for the title, meet the developers, and attend the panel discussion on the game. BotCon runs April 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dallas, Texas. You can purchase tickets from the official website. Transformers Universe is out in late 2012.
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 01:28 BST
One of the oldest subscription browser-based MMOs is making tentative steps towards microtransaction support.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 | 15:08 GMT
Jagex has announced former Codemasters Online VP and GM David Solari has joined the firm as its Chief Marketing Officer.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 | 23:52 GMT
Jagex has won a legal battle with a pair of Runescape bot makers, leaving the defendants “convincingly neutered”.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 12:26 GMT
A US venture firm has bough a 55%t controlling majority share in Jagex, increasing its stake by a further 20%.
Thu, Aug 04, 2011 | 08:01 BST
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 | 16:49 GMT
Runescape-owner Jagex said today it’s developing an MMO based on Transformers. The game is to launch in 2012 in North America, Latin America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. No other detail was given – as to whether this will be a browser-based affair, and so on – but it’s confirmed that Hasbro is to “launch” the game.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 | 00:12 GMT
The Wilderness, Runescape’s most dangerous, deadly and loot-tastic zone is back – and so is trading.
What does this mean to you? It mean you should gather up all your best gear and hide it somewhere very safe before somebody bangs you over the head and loots your corpse to trade it all off.
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 15:38 BST
According to discussions set to take place during this month’s London Games Conference, with digital distribution “poised to outstrip traditional retail sales within three years,” 40 percent of the games industry is underprepared for the shift.
Speakers during the LGC will address the issue, along with Nick Parker of Parker Consulting, who believes that 2013 and 2014 will be the “likely dates for the next generation global launches” from Microsoft and Sony.
“For the first time ever, the games industry has a way of alleviating the pain that traditionally befalls it during generational decline, through online gaming in its many guises – it’s a genuinely exciting time for the industry and the London Games Conference is perfectly timed to discuss these opportunities,” commented Parker.
Speakers at the conference include Mark Gerhard from Jagex, Kristian Segerstrale from Playfish, Nick Pili from Sega, Pete Edwards from PlayStation Home and Neil Thompson from Xbox, along with an opening address from Ed Vaizey, Shadow Minister for Culture.
PR is through the break. The event takes place at BAFTA on October 27.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 18:48 BST
Paltalk has filed a lawsuit against MMO publishers over claims that each are violating patent agreements.
According to Boston.com, Turbine, Sony, Activision Blizzard, NCsoft and Jagex have all been named by PalTalk which holds the rights to two data sharing patents.
Paltalk owns the patents that describe technology for sharing data which allows every player to see identical digital playing fields at the same time, which the company purchased from HearMe back in 2002.
Back in March, the company settled in its favor a $90 million lawsuit it brought against Microsoft over patent infringement, claiming that Halo and Xbox 360′s multiplayer features used its patents without permission.
More through the link.
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 | 15:57 BST
Jagex Games Studio announced today that Jon Hare has joined the company as Head of Publishing, with a particular focus on further developing FunOrb.com, Jagex’s gaming website targeted at time-pressed gamers.
“Jon is one of the most highly rated game designers in Europe and has had a hugely successful career developing classic titles such as Sensible Soccer, Mega-Lo-Mania and Cannon Fodder,” said Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO.
“Jon will be playing a very hands-on role, actively engaged in developing and optimizing all of our games. Jagex has always focused on creating games that we want to play, FunOrb is no different. We have specifically created FunOrb for the time-pressured gamer, people who want a high quality deep gaming experience but only have 30 minutes a day or perhaps even a week to relax and enjoy playing.
“The site isn’t for kids or for mums; it is designed for adult gamers who ask themselves ‘why don’t they make great games like they used to?’.”
Hare has developed more than 30 games on over 20 formats from Sinclair Spectrum to the Nintendo Wii, and was named one of the top 10 Britons who changed the games industry by The Times.
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 | 09:17 BST
Vince Farquharson has been appointed the new head of UK-based developed Jagex’s hugely popular MMO Runescape, writes Edge.
Farquharson will oversee the Runescape expansion after work as creative director and development director for THQ for the last three years.
We wish Vince Farquharson all the best in his new job.
By Mike Bowden