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BioWare: WoW 'established MMO standards', it's a "touchstone"

Posted: 10.02.2011 by Technet2k

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Co-founder Greg Zeschuk of BioWare has said at the DICE summit in Las Vegas that MMO developers must take critical lessons from World of Warcraft.

That's because if we have standards in the genre, "WoW established them." It's a "touchstone" for BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Second Star Interactive founded

Posted: 09.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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A new development company has been announced, calling itself Second Star Interactive, which will work on a new online project.

Battlestar Galactica Online now in open beta

Posted: 09.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The browser-based space combat MMO Battlestar Galactica Online is now in open beta, allowing anyone to side with the humans or the Cylons in open conflict among the stars.

Warhammer Online shutting down 3 servers

Posted: 08.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Mythic has announced that starting on February 9, players on the Iron Rock and Volkar servers of Warhammer Online in North America will be allowed to transfer their characters free to Gorfang, while European gamers are allowed to transfer their toons from Carroberg to Drakenwald for free. This is being done for the purposes of shutting those three servers down and concentrating populations on the remaining servers.

Rift open beta begins February 15

Posted: 08.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Those of you who want to try out Trion Worlds' new MMO Rift can check out the six day long open beta starting February 15 which will allow gamers to play the full game during that period.

DC Universe Online subscription deal

Posted: 07.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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There’s a new subscription deal for “pioneer” subscribers to DC Universe Online launching on Tuesday, December 8. Pioneer subscribers can get a special $29.99 for three months deal, which is a $15 savings for the normal $14.99 per month subscription.

Why Class3 is an XBLA exclusive

Posted: 04.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Undead Labs, headed by World of Warcraft co-creator Jeff Strain, explained why 'Class3', the as-of-yet officially titled open world zombie apocalypse game is an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive.

Bethesda reshuffle lawyers again

Posted: 03.02.2011 by Technet2k

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Once more Bethesda has given the reins to another legal team to handle their lawsuit against Interplay over the Fallout license and the MMO in the works.

Interplay meanwhile continues to stick with their single attorney, Jeffrey Gersh. Bethesda say they optioned the license to Interplay but they broke agreements.

Guild Wars 2 combat system "just doesn't allow" a "holy trinity"

Posted: 03.02.2011 by Technet2k

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ArenaNet defends its previous claims that Guild Wars 2 has no dedicated healer/tank classes, and affirms it "built a combat system that just doesn't allow it."

Designer Jon Peters points to the cross-class features, like dedicated healing slots and being able to revive fallen comrades. Eyes on action, not numbers.

The Old Republic 'Flashpoints' explained

Posted: 02.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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BioWare has explained the purpose of 'Flashpoints' in their sci-fi MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

EA: The Old Republic needs 500K subscribers to turn a profit

Posted: 02.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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While Electronic Arts has sunk a lot of cash into the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic, they claim that they need a minimum of 500,000 subscribers to turn a profit.

First DC Universe Online content updates drops late February

Posted: 02.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The first major content update for DC Universe Online drops in late February, with an episode revolving around Catwoman, as well as a resolution to the conflict between Wonder Woman and Circe.

Funcom: No release date for The Secret World

Posted: 02.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Funcom has told Strategy Informer that the Montreal Gazette was mistaken in stating the modern day occult-themed MMO The Secret World will be released in a few months.

The Secret World MMO due out in "next few months" says paper

Posted: 01.02.2011 by Technet2k

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The Montreal Gazette reports that Funcom's The Secret World, being distributed and marketed by EA, will be launching in a "few months" time.

EA is the "best partner we can have" said Funcom. They're leaving all marketing duties to them, while Funcom stick to the MMO's continued development.

BioWare: The Old Republic will be tough and fair

Posted: 01.02.2011 by JonahFalcon

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BioWare is dealing with the delicate matter of death in an MMO, as they are working hard to balance the punishment for dying: they have to make sure dying is not a slap on the wrist, but not annoyingly frustrating. In other words, trying for the perfect risk/reward balance, according to the game's chief combat designer.

The Old Republic 'Taral V' gameplay trailer

Posted: 31.01.2011 by JonahFalcon

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BioWare has released a new Star Wars: The Old Republic gameplay trailer revolving around the Republic 'Flashpoint' mission storyline on Taral V.

The trailer shows off the interactive mission briefings and the combat as well.

Mythic detail new features for Warhammer Online, starts with 1.4.1

Posted: 31.01.2011 by Technet2k

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Developer BioWare Mythic has spilled in a 'Producer Letter' what fans can expect to change in Warhammer Online as its first patch 1.4.1 comes online.

The first tweak is the interface for account entitlements as they will no longer arrive by in-game mail. The team also changed the scenario line-up.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 "Jaguar" trailer

Posted: 29.01.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Atari has released a trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2 showing off the Jaguar car models in the game.

Rift preorders have commenced

Posted: 29.01.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Trion Worlds has announced that preorders for their dynamic-world MMO Rift have commenced, and gamers who order early get some bonuses.

Playing Halo on Minecraft

Posted: 28.01.2011 by JonahFalcon

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One Minecraft user has recreated the Lockout multiplayer map of Halo, complete with Master Chief model and first person shooter action.
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