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Conan Q&A: Barbarian Influences

Conan the Barbarian. Women want to be with him, and men want to be him (or, at least avoid being beheaded by him). Since his creation in 1932 by author Robert E. Howard, Conan has built a legacy that has sustained through movies, television, comics, and countless novels. Indeed, there are few more iconic characters in heroic fiction than the famed Cimmerian, and fewer still that seem to be tailor-made for the slash-first, ask-questions-later world of video games. In early 2008, publisher THQ and developer Nihilistic Software are bringing the adventures of the mighty barbarian to life with the release of Conan for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. To get a feel for the game's direction, Gamespot recently spoke with Robert Huebner, president of Nihilistic and project director for the game.

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