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GamesBeat 2016 will cast a resurrection spell on your old franchises

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Just look at how Pokémon Go benefits from having one of the biggest franchises in gaming behind it.

The second came from another successful Kickstarter in 2015 for The Bard s Tale, a franchise he debuted in 1985 and saw three games.Fargo founded Interplay Productions in 1983 and quickly became renowned as one of the most successful video game developers of the 80s and 90s, and the driving force behind some of gaming s most iconic properties including The Bard s Tale, Battle Chess, Wasteland, Fallout, Baldur s Gate, Torment and more.

Reid is a long-time veteran of the video games business, with over 15 years of executive leadership in online games publishing and marketing at Xbox, NCsoft, Trion Worlds, CCP Games, and Motiga.Our previously announced speakers include:Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations, Blizzard Entertainment: He will do a fireside chat with GamesBeat s community manager Mike Minotti.

He joined Blizzard in 2013 as chief of staff, and he has been instrumental in helping the company s senior leadership team improve the operations of its global business.

He has had a 25-year career, starting in law.Tammy Levy, the director of product at Kongregate; Greg Canessa, the senior vice president of GSN Games; Chris Heatherly, the senior vice president of Disney Mobile Games; and David Pokress, the senior vice president of monetization and publisher relations at AdColony.

Dhillon is focused on a variety of new technologies, including games and virtual reality.Phil Sanderson, general partner at IDG Ventures in San Francisco.

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