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Richard "Methos" Bishop Joins Stainless Steel Studio

Stainless Steel Studios, developer of strategy games for the new Millennium, today announced the addition of a new designer to the Empire Earth development team. Richard "Methos" Bishop has joined SSSI as a game designer. His responsibilities include designing the unit relationships for Empire Earth, play balancing the game, and supervising and coordinating the play testing of the game. Richard's extensive background in real-time strategy gaming will have a tremendous impact on the quality of the multiplayer-side of Empire Earth.

Richard co-authored Prima's Age of Empires strategy guide, has consistently been a top three finalist in AoE tournaments on Case's Ladder and the MSN Gaming Zone, and is ranked as one of the best Age of Empires players in the world. Richard was also the strategy-genre editor for GX Media, and he created and maintained a number of exceptionally popular strategy game Web sites including: the Shai'tan Age of Empire Page, Methos' Warcraft II Strategy Guide, and the Netleague Gaming Leagues.

Talk directly to Richard "Methos" and the Empire Earth design team at the Stainless Steel Studios Designers Forum. (http://www.stainlesssteelstudios.com/cgi-bin/UltraBoard/UltraBoard.pl).

Stainless Steel Studios, Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a game design and development organization. Founded in 1998 by Rick Goodman, lead designer and creator of Microsoft's(r) Age of Empires (tm), SSSI will produce advanced real-time strategy titles for the new millennium. Goodman was the winner of the 1998 Computer Game Developer Conference's 'Annual Achievement Award for Game Design and Development'. The company's first title, Empire Earth, a sprawling historical epic covering 500,000 years of human history, is being published by Sierra Studios

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