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Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer leaves Valve

The writer of Half-Life 1 and 2 has revealed that he is no longer working at Valve after 18 years at the company. Marc Laidlaw wrote both 1998’s Half-Life and its acclaimed 2004 sequel alone, becoming lead writer for the latter title’s two follow-up episodes. In response to afan emailrequesting …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Rhianna Pratchett

One of the world’s most successful games writers, Pratchett began her career as a journalist for PC Zone before writing scripts for the likes of Mirror’s Edge, Thief, Heavenly Sword, Prince of Persia and for Codemasters’ Overlord series. Arguably her biggest achievement so far was in successful reinventing Lara Croft …

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Spec Ops and Evolve writer quits triple-A games

The writer behind Spec Ops: The Line and upcoming shooter Evolve has quit triple-A games development. Announcing his departure viaTwitter, writer Walt Williams left 2K Games last week after almost a decade with the company. He claimed he will still be involved in the games industry, but will also be …

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Writer Amy Hennig leaves Naughty Dog

The creative director and writer for Sony’s Uncharted series has left developer Naughty Dog. Amy Hennig had been at the studio for a decade and overseen the huge success of the Uncharted brand. Sony confirmed the move in a statement to IGN which said: "We can confirm that Amy Hennig …

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Doctor Who: The Adventure Games writer penning Capaldi Who episode

The man who wrote the BBC’s free Doctor Who: The Adventure Series has been tasked with writing an episode for upcoming Doctor Who series starring Peter Capaldi. Phil Ford is writing the second of Capaldi’s episodes, which began filming yesterday and are expected to air later this year. This follows …

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BT hires games writer

BT.com is relaunching this summer, complete with a new video game section featuring previews, reviews, video content and features. The new BT.com games editor is Ian Dransfield who has previously worked as a senior staff writer at Imagine Publishing as well as a freelancer for the likes of CVG and …

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MCVuk.com hires US writer

Los Angeles based journalist Erik Johnson has been hired as MCVuk.com’s new North American correspondent. The appointment allows MCV to offer coverage around the clock and will appeal to MCV’s strong and growing US and Canadian readership. Johnson is a graduate and up and coming young writer whose work has …

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IGN UK expanding editorial team

Games media giant IGN is on the hunt for new writers as it expands its UK editorial coverage. The firm is looking for a new entertainment writer and games editor that will help IGN reach wider audiences through more than just the website. We’re looking for well-known writers who want …

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Crysis writer slams Halo and MW2

Few games have the triple-A credentials to take on the likes of Master Chief or Call of Duty – but the lead writer of EA’s Crysis 2 is confident enough of his game to take a swipe at two of the biggest names in the FPS genre. First off, sci-fi …

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EA snares UK sci-fi writer

British Science fiction author Richard K. Morgan has teamed up with publisher EA to work on three separate sci-fi projects, the writer himself has claimed on his blog, as spotted by Kotaku. It’s not yet known what projects Morgan is involved with, but it doesn’t take a huge amount of …

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