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  • Gateworld Sounds Off About Stargate Worlds

    Props to Cheyenne Mountain for engaging not only MMO players with 2008 MMO Stargate Worlds, but gaming benighted die-hard fans of the television series who probably think WASD is a futuristic military acronym (which is cool, I don't really understand arcane Stargate lore- like how Teal'C escaped the whole Go'auld symbiote thing and lived... /shrug).

    Evidence of this healthy union - to my memory, fairly unique during the production of licensed games - comes from Stargate fansite Gateworld in a recent article about Stargate Worlds.

    The premise and backstory of the game will encompass all the elements so loved by fans. The characters, planets, and races should all be the same, with a few new additions. Players might get to meet the Furlings, among others. The humor brought in by Richard Dean Anderson (Jack O'Neill) and the writers will be continued, keeping the feel of the show for the fans. Currently negotiations continue for the actors to do the voices of their characters.

    Read more at GateWorld, and thanks to GW for pointing out that Stargate Worlds won our E3 2006 Most Anticipated MMO award.

    News
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • Wowee... a WoW Wii?

    This just in from the ravenous Blizzard speculation department, Blizzard has job postings announcing a need for a console game producer. What you see below is the barest scintilla of the number of frantic posts about this announcement. I only hope that North Korea doesn't choose to launch on the day that an official Blizzard announcement comes; Japan probably won't hear the emergency broadcast about incoming scuds over the fanboi din.

    While rumors of work on a console version of World of Warcraft remain just that, the job post mentions that Blizzard is looking for an experienced Senior Producer "with a proven track record of producing high quality console games." In addition, under "Plusses" Blizzard mentions that it would be better for the candidate to have "Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii production experience."

    Someone from Blizzard should write a book on how to create hype by not saying a thing and letting the playerbase writhe like caffeinated worms. It would be a very short book.

    Read on at GameDaily, or hold your ears and wait till something concrete comes out. Your pick.

    News
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • Las Vegas to enter the Dark Ages...

    The developer formerly known as Mythic Entertainment (and soon to be EA Mythic) has a late September Las Vegas soiree in the works for its die-hard Dark Age of Camelot fans. Early registrants get free copies of the next expansion for the 5 year old MMO.

    After half a dozen expansion packs to its 2001 MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot and a slew of cross-country meet-ups, Mythic Entertainment is inviting all the game's players to descend upon Las Vegas again. On September 29 and 30, Mythic is hosting another meet-and-greet roundtable, and fans are welcome, the company said.

    "I can't think of a better way to celebrate five years of Camelot and discuss the game's exciting future than with the players who helped make it all possible," said Walter Yarbrough, a Dark Age of Camelot producer at Mythic.

    Get the straight DAoC dope at Gamespot, then book your reservation before the Albs get there first.

    News
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • The Dominator

    Our second Custom Build for Wizard Week here at DDO @ Ten Ton Hammer comes from Lyle Vertigo. The Dominator shows how wizards can take control of any situation. Lyle tells us how to build the Dominator and offers his own witty evaluation of the spells you'll find most useful.

    "Web (Doctor Lyle’s #1 prescribed choice for crowd control all throughout the game! Just remember that Lyle is not responsible for Web’s ineffectiveness on Fire Mephits and Giant races. Warning: Side effects may include nausea, cramping, nosebleed, kidney failure and vomiting. If Web lasts for more than 4 hours, please consult a physician)."

    Find out more about Wizards at DDO Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Introducing The Daevi

    MMORPG.com has the exclusive look at this new race in Chronicles of Spellborn. Called Daevi's, they are intriguing in concept and appearence.

    Spellborn NV. Is proud to announce the second playable race in their upcoming MMORPG The Chronicles of Spellborn; The Daevi.

    The included screenshots show the Daevi in the game's starting Shard 'Parliament'. In the city of Hawksmouth and surrounding areas like 'Cherrybow Forrest', 'Sorrowmist' and 'Armourgrave Fields' players will start their first quests that will eventually allow them to brave the dangers of the Deadspell Storm towards new Shards like 'Mount-of-Heroes', 'Carnyx' and 'Ringfell'.

    More information about the Daevi can be found in the Q&A below.

    Hurry over and find out more about the Daevi!

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • World of Warcraft's Rob Pardo, Michael Dell, and Hugo Winning Author Vernor Vinge Headline Austin Game Conference on September 6-7-8, 2006

    The announcement came today who would headline the Austin Game Conference in September.

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 2006--The Game Initiative, the leading producer of conferences for professionals in the computer and video game industry, today announced keynotes and speakers for this year's Austin Game Conference (AGC) taking place September 6-7-8, 2006 in Austin, Texas. Headline speakers include: Rob Pardo, Blizzard Entertainment's Vice President of Game Design and lead designer for World of Warcraft; Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board, Dell, Inc.; and Vernor Vinge, Hugo Award Winning Science-Fiction Author. Austin Game Conference is the definitive worldwide conference for online game development, including massively multiplayer online games, casual games, online PC and console games.

    Find out more and see who else will be speaking from the MMO community!

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Scheduled Look At Upcoming Expansion

    Get your tickets now. It is reported that Blizzard will in fact be at the San Diego Comic Con Jul 20-23. Get a sneak peek at The Burning Crusades if you can stop by...

    Blizzard Entertainment will showcase World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade at San Diego Comic Con through July 20(Thursday) - July 23(Saturday) at booth 4615. Some Blizzard community reps will be there including Tseric and Nethaera.

    Find out more and make your plans to attend.

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ruins of Silan Starter Guide

    Posted on the Saga of Ryzom official web site yesterday, this comic like guide is targeted at newcomers to the Ruins of SIlan.

    Turenkarn, Game Master of Aristople, worked recently on a comic book made of screenshots of Ruins of Silan, in order to help the newcomers in their first steps in the game. Veterans will surely find a good place for it in their library as well. : ) Big thanks to Turenkarn and to the CS team for their help!

    Looking to download this guide? Look no further, it's a click away.

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Truth Behind Chocobos

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI has posted a new article dedicated to bringing you all the knowledge you could ever want on Chocobos!

    For the people of Vana'diel, chocobos are reliable traveling companions and the most accessible mode of transportation. In recent years, demand for chocobos has exploded in response to the activities of adventurers, but surprisingly little is known about the way chocobos live and are raised.

    The Vana'diel Chocobo Society (VCS) takes up the task of educating choco-gals and choco-guys and dispatching them to chocobo stables across Vana'diel. Below, VCS President Hantileon answers some of our questions regarding chocobo raising.

    Find out more about this interestesting creatures.

    News
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Play For Free?

    Enter to win MMOPortals newest contest. Enter daily between now and July 15th to win a chance to have MMOPortal pay for your favorite MMO for a year!

    Welcome to the newest contest here at MMO Portal!

    We are proud to offer you a chance to win a FULL YEAR of the GAME OF YOUR CHOICE* absolutely FREE.

    Enter DAILY by submitting this form.

    That's it!

    We hope you enjoy this new giveaway as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!

    Good luck!

    Head over to check out the rules and to enter to win!

    News
    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
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