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  • You heard us talk about them at GDC. If you didn't hear the excitement in our voices you weren't listening very well to the podcast or reading between the lines of our articles. We are really FREAKIN' excited about these Mayhem Missions. Now you can get the info from the horse's mouth. Read the details here.

    The count down begins, your heart is racing and your adrenaline spikes as you silently make your way into Statesman’s territory. You venture forth into the heart of the enemy’s domain, knowing that a hero could be around every turn as you unleash pure mayhem upon Paragon City. Whether you dare to go it alone or with a group of fellow villains, this could be the shining moment in which you let loose the villain within.

    Time is short and tensions are running high, you set off at a hectic pace, destroying all that comes before you with wild abandon. Buying yourself more time by decimating everything in your path, you fight your way across town to your target in order to grab the loot before time runs out!

    Whoah Nelly! They're really this exciting.

    More news on City of Villains.

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    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • These guys are really ramping up. The game is starting to look pretty polished. I'm hoping that I can get in to see it for E3.

    Sooo without further ado - New screenshots are at Gamespot.
    New Developer Diaries in the form of movies at Onlinewelten.

    More news about The Chronicles of Spellborn.

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    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Gamecloud has 10 new screenshots of the Guild Wars upcoming expansion Factions.

    Check out our Guild Wars Community.
    More news on Guild Wars.

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    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
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  • A look inside the Auto Assault war room...

    It's always nice to see MMOs make the mainstream news (well, except when the headline decries parental neglect or Chinese communist ambitions). This is, in fact, the second or third professional piece from the land of Rocky Mts. and microbrews I've seen in the last week or so.

    Included is a interesting look inside NetDevil's hub during the last hours before the game went gold:

    Speaking last week on the precipice of opening the floodgates to his company’s virtual word, Brown said NetDevil’s future could hinge on the success of the game.

    “I’m not worried about bugs (in the game); there’s going to be some weird stuff,” he said. “It’s just launching that scares me.

    “That’s what I’m mostly scared about, having too many or too few players.”

    Too many, and the desolate earth of Auto Assault could crumble under the strain; too few and NetDevil might.

    Check out this very worthwhile read at Rocky Mountain News. (Thanks to Shacknews for the link!)

    You're intrigued about Auto Assault, you say? Good! Read on!

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    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • Blizzard says "Nein!" to The9.

    Blizzard is shopping around for a new Chinese operator, according to a press release late last week. Methinks this says a lot about about how the company operates, but first: a quote.

    In a press release issued on Thursday, Blizzard said it is "actively exploring and discussing cooperation opportunities and further expansion of its business with local potential partners for mainland China".

    The reasons why Blizzard's dropping hints about a change in China: "poor customer service" and "overloaded servers". Poor customer service is always inexcusable, but over-crowded servers? Come on! Given World of Warcraft's historically unreliable performance on North American servers, perhaps they should reevaluate their US partnership with... themselves. Let's make the attempt to shift blame a little more obvious.
    Read the entire article at gamesindustry.biz.

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    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
    Ethec
  • There's a beta update to be had for The Legend of Ares.

    In order for players to participate in The Legend of Ares Closed Beta, they will
    need to receive a digital key and download the client from Fileplanet.

    In addition to this, in order to play the game, players will have to register and
    activate their key on our website The Legend of Ares.

    This process will be available to players on April 24th.

    Go check their site out and sign up!

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    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There are new beasts to be had in World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion Burning Crusade.

    The orcs of Outland were not the only ones to suffer the Burning Legion's demonic corruption. The Broken, led by the great Akama, fell prey to the
    demons' sinister influence, and just like the orcs, they too were changed by the corruption. Though they lost some of their former powers, the Broken still present a clear danger to all of Illidan's enemies throughout Outland. It almost seems like a miracle that the Broken somehow managed to preserve their shamanistic heritage, yet no one can say for sure how many of their traditions are still intact. From the safety of the fortified villages the Broken hold in Outland, they lord over their lesser cousins, the wretched Lost Ones.

    Orcs always get a bad name.

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    More news on World of Warcraft.

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    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
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  • Voodoo Extreme is running a poll to vote for the next big MMO.

    What game are you most looking forward to? Right now it's neck and neck between Warhammer Online and Pirates of the Burning Sea. Get in there and vote for the love of all that is holy! I see two of my personal favorites being dusted. I'm not going to say who, but if you want to send me an email. I'll tell you.

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    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Good news everyone! There's an update for Final Fantasy XI : Treasures of Aht Urhgan. I hear that it's highly anticipated. You can get the details right here.

    More news on Final Fantasy XI.

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    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Just in case you weren't paying attention, the team at Granite Games snuck in a bunch of new in game images into the official Dusktreaders site. It's like a mini Easter egg hunt. They've revealed a bit more of the game in process. If you dig Vampires and Werewolves, want to occasionally stake them and would be happy to do that in game, you should check it out.

    More news on Dusktreaders.

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    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
    Awenyddion
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