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  • Episodic gaming, season 2 is now available on DVD.
    There is an excellent article at Guardian Unlimited that takes a well-rounded look at episodic gaming. Shane Dabiri of Blizzard Entertainment voiced his opinion on the subject.

    "So, episodic gaming looks set to significantly shake up the games industry. But will it breed the never-ending game? Even though he is a key man behind the world's leading massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, Shane Dabiri isn't convinced: "Some massively multiplayer games have persisted for many years - many people are still playing StarCraft, a real-time strategy game we released in 1998. As for how long an episodic or regularly updated game could maintain an audience's interest, I suspect it's for as long as the game experience continues to provide value to the player.""

    You can read the entire Episodic Gaming Article at Guardian Unlimited.

    News
    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
    Boomjack
  • 1up.com has a base construction strategy guide for one of our favorite games - City of Villains.

    If you wish to raid your enemies, you must prepare your own defenses. Resist here the temptation to demonstrate to the world the full reach of your power, and only construct those rooms that are actually necessary to your plans. You will need, of course, at least 6 chambers, other than the entry room and the actual vault, where you will be storing that Item of Power you have your eyes fixated upon, because you must have exactly six dimensional anchors to secure your prize.

    More news and info on City of Villains.

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    Wed, Apr 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Don't forget to head over to the Meet & Greet tonight for Auto Assault if you happen to live near Denver, Colorado.

    The event starts begins 7pm at Buffalo Wild Wings, 404 marshall Road, Superior CO 80027.

    I'll be there so look for me! Maybe we'll get a question recorded for our Podcast and you'll be the winner of some great schwag.

    Take a look at our Auto Assault Community.

    More news and info on Auto Assault.

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    Wed, Apr 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • MTV discovers another non-music channel.
    Stephen Totilo of MTV.com has delved deep into the music archives to write an article about weather in World of Warcraft.

    "Kaplan said Blizzard's weather team — game designers accustomed to being the godlike architects of the worlds they create — talked about a system that would have them decreeing the weather day by day, but opted to set up a program and leave the weather patterns to computerized number-crunching. "If we were to sort of handpick the weather for each day, we would probably do it in such a way that you wouldn't notice that someone was handpicking it, in which case it's like, 'Why go through that trouble in the first place?' " Kaplan said."

    You can read Game Developers Unleash A Storm on World of Warcraft Players on MTV.com.

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    Wed, Apr 05, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Dusktreaders has new lore!

    “We were sailing from Treffaren to bring goods north to Kellathin. At night we had dropped anchor to prevent running ashore in the fog. I think half the crew was dead before we knew the pirates were even on board. With black powder in the hold, I knew I had to jump overboard when the fire started. Really, the black powder saved me.”

    It's a good story so while you're waiting for the WoW servers to come up, go check it out!

    More news and info on Dusktreaders.

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    Tue, Apr 04, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There is some fancy schmancy new wallpaper to be had for Codemaster's upcoming game Archlord. Make sure to check back near the end of the day to find some new lore on the game as well!

    More news and info on Archlord.

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    Tue, Apr 04, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Druids Grove has an interview with Associate Designer Michael Mann.

    2. What differentiates druids from the other arcane casting classes? How are they unique?
    The Druid is unique from other arcane casters in many ways. Not only does he have the ability to cast some of the highest damage spells in the game, he has a small healing capability and a strong line up of support abilities. On top of this he has the ability to summon natural elementals to fight for his cause. The elementals aren’t always around and go back to the earth once their fight is over, but it really pulls you into the feeling that you are actually communicating with nature and that is very unique.

    Want more Vanguard Goodies? Take a peek at our Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Community.

    More news and info on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

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    Tue, Apr 04, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Get your new Burning Crusade Screenshots here! Gamecloud got supremely lucky and the shots are fantastic. Take a peek and tell me what you think!

    Want more World of Warcraft? Click here!

    News
    Tue, Apr 04, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The9 stocks up.
    NCSoft obtaining controling interest in NC Sina has pushed The9 stocks up over 40% in two weeks. The9 is one of China's largest online game portal companies.

    "Korean game developer NCSoft has recently assumed full control of its "NC Sina" joint venture by acquiring the 51% stake held by former partner Sina Corp. This development has, in turn, fueled speculation that NCSoft might choose The9 Limited to operate its popular online game Guild Wars in China, which would be a boon to The9."

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    Tue, Apr 04, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Who else just wants to yell out "Tease me Baby!"? It's an addiction, those outbursts.

    I digress. the Official Archlord website has the new teaser trailer available. Go take a look and drool at what Codemasters is tempting.

    More news and info on Archlord

    News
    Mon, Apr 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
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