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Quests in Pantheon are inspired by the original EverQuest

In-development MMORPG <i>Pantheon</i>, which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, will have a quest system and style similar to that of the original <i>EverQuest,</i> developer Brad McQuaid said in a recent Reddit AMA.<p>McQuaid — who worked on the original <i>EverQuest</i> and <i>Vanguard: Saga of Heroes,</i> the …

The Fast Five: How Nintendo can sell us on the Wii U

Each week, the EGM Staff bring you The Fast Five—where we choose a topic related in some way to the week’s news, and five editors pick their top …

The Heroes and Villians of The Legend of Zelda, In Samurai Form

Man. I can't be the only one that would play a <i>Zelda</i> game in this style, right?<p>It's it's sumi-e, to be specific—it's a type of Japanese brush …

Top 3DS Games to Watch Out for in 2014

Check out Nintendo's lineup of announced games (so far).<p>Nintendo’s 3DS had a fantastic lineup of quality games in 2013. The expanded software library …

Nintendo plans to 'actively expand' character licensing business

Nintendo plans to expand its character licensing business, which will allow third-party partners to create and sell merchandise based on Nintendo intellectual property, the company announced during a financial briefing.<p>While Nintendo does currently have partnerships with companies like Dark Horse …

The Motorola gambit: what Google really got by selling an American icon

Mostly fails, but one potentially huge victory<p><i>By Nilay Patel and Ben Popper</i><p>Google’s romance with Motorola was star-crossed from the start. With the $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola it wasn’t just taking on an ailing manufacturer — challenge enough — but simultaneously competing with Google’s own …

Not just for phone nerds: Google calls Nexus 5 a sales winner

Chromecast also popular last quarter<p>Rumors that Google is planning to kill off its Nexus device program have been circulating recently, but if the company's comments today are any indication, it doesn't look like the program is going away anytime soon. During a conference call for the company's …

Chromecast, Google Play, Nexus 5 and Google Wallet had a very good 2013

The numbers are out, confirming that, yet again Google's rolling in the dough. And on its Q4 investors call, Google informed us that, while ads still butter its bread, other sources of income are growing in importance -- non-advertising revenue essentially doubled in 2013, with $1.65 billion coming …

Box has reportedly filed for an IPO in secret

Box, the enterprise storage and collaboration company, has reportedly filed for an initial public offering of its stock. <i>Quartz</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> are reporting that the company has filed confidential paperwork to go public, under a provision of the JOBS Act that allows companies with less …