• Dutch Rock group Within Temptation is going to be providing exclusive songs for the upcoming MMO Chronicles of Spellborn.

    The Hague, The Netherlands, February 8, 2006 Dutch rock sensation Within Temptation and game developer Spellborn NV announced a groundbreaking new partnership today.

    Within Temptation will be providing exclusive songs to be featured in the worldwide in-game introduction events surrounding the release of the upcoming online PC game The Chronicles of Spellborn. This is the first time in history a platinum-selling rock band and the developers of a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game have announced such collaboration, marking a new era in the fusion of the arts of music and making games.

    Next, I want to see Aerosmith doing tunes for WoW.

    More news and info on Chronicles of Spellborn.

    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
  • I feel the coming of the apocalypse and it's name is Ipod. World of Warcraft is no exception to it's hypnotic spell of destruction.

    World of Warcraft Trailers for New iPod - Block on 2/07/06
    You can now download a variety of World of Warcraft trailers for the new iPod at Apple's games website. Click here to grab the World of Warcraft E3 2005, Battlegrounds, Zul'Gurub, and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade trailers, all specially formatted for playback on Apple's new video-capable iPod.

    Apple thy name is Lucifer! Ok ok it's not all that bad. I'm just bitter that I'm not cool / geeky enough to be into the Apple scene. You can get the trailers Here.

    The only place you need to go for World of Warcraft Info

    Ok the second place you can go for News and Info on World of Warcraft.

    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
  • The fourth expansion pack to be released free to the Lineage 2 subscribers is now available.

    Chronicle 4: Scions of Destiny is now available for download! Please visit the Game Download section of the official web site to begin your download of the full game. A kit to convert your Public Test Server client to a live client is also available.

    An additional download of the Chronicle 4: Scions of Destiny client is also available from FilePlanet.

    Please note that if you install Chronicle 4 before it launches, you will not be able to log in to Chronicle 3.

    So have fun with that non-consensual PVP.

    More News and Info on Lineage 2

    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
  • We reported last week that NCsoft was having a meet and greet. Well here are the details if you want to head over there.

    Join NCsoft for our first ever Player Meet and Greet!
    Tuesday, February 7, 2006

    Come meet fellow players, meet your favorite NCsoft Community Relations representatives, try out various NCsoft games, and maybe even win a door prize at the first ever NCsoft Player Meet and Greet.

    Join the fun right here at Austin’s own CyberJock’s on Thursday, February 23rd.

    This is your chance to meet CuppaJo, Alexa, Arctic Sun and Awry in person!

    There will be plenty of games, pizza, soft drinks, and a few surprises. Check out all our games including City of Heroes, City of Villains, Guild Wars, Lineage I and Lineage II. As a special treat, come and give our soon-to-be-released game Auto Assault a spin!

    Anyone can come and best of all, it is totally free!

    All you need to do is register at the CyberJock’s web site and then come on down to enjoy some great games with great company.


    Date: Thursday February 23rd
    Time: 7pm – 11pm
    Place: CyberJocks LAN Center
    13376 Research Blvd
    STE # 605
    Austin, TX 78750

    Contact CyberJock’s on their web site or at (512) 249-0909 if you have any questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: For the purpose of this event, there is no difference between "confirmed" and "unconfirmed" signups, since it is a free event. You do not need to go through the PayPal process in order to sign up for this event.

    More News and Info on City of Heroes

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    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • There's a Piratey New Captain's Ship Guide! at the official site.

    You've waited so very patiently for our overhaul of the Captain's Ship Guide, as a reward for your patience, we are pleased to introduce... The New Captain's Ship Guide!

    While there may still be a couple of bugs to iron out and information to collect on specific ships, we are very interested in hearing your thoughts on the new design!

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • *faints* *wakes up and reads the article and then faints again*

    This is Awen's subconscious mind speaking to you since she is currently unavailable. Just read that Ronald D. Moore will deliver the keynote address of the “vision track” at the 2006 GDC. Now, who is Ronald D. Moore? He's the creator and producer of the new BSG series on Sci Fi. Now why am I in a rapturous state of fainting?

    Because I get to go to GDC this year and I get to listen to this brilliant man speak!

    Read Gamasutra's Article

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • interviewed Blizzard on the Euro login problems Many World of Warcraft players have recently been complaining that they have to wait for long periods of time to get in the game once they've entered their username and password - and that sometimes it's not possible to log in at all. Are these problems still ongoing?

    John Lagrave: A lot of the login issues are persisting. They're much less than what they were, but we have been having some incredible concurrency with the game itself, and as such that's put quite a bit of burden on the existing hardware that we have.

    Can you explain what you mean by concurrency?

    John Lagrave: It's just that suddenly a lot of people showed up - sort of like when you're at a party and suddenly 15 people walk through the door and they all want a drink. It's like, "Well, I'll get that to you, but it's going to take a bit of time," and that's what we've found.

    We've been very fortunate in that a large number of people came into the game just recently; we've had good growth throughout the past year, but we had exceptionally high numbers come in over the holidays. Which was wonderful, and we're glad they're all there, but it put some additional stress onto the system and we've had to respond to that.

    I understand that there are over five million subscribers. I understand that they expanded so quickly that everyone went into shock. What I don't understand is how they get the cream in the center of the Twinkie. It just boggles my mind.

    Best World of Warcraft Infomation in One Place!

    More News and Info on World of Warcraft

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • I look for news on this game everyday so I was surprised that whilst browsing MMORPGDOT I came across this one. Gamespy has a Huxley Preview. I'm not sure that I'll actually play the game but I'm interested in seeing it in action now.

    t the center of Huxley's struggle are two distinct subspecies of humans-as-we-know-them-today: Sapiens, which are more or less like you and me, and Alternatives, which were more dramatically affected by the Nuclearite shower. They're at war with each other, but also with a wildcard faction known as Hybrids. As of now, we know that Sapiens and Alternatives will be playable races. As for Hybrids, well, all such inquiries to Webzen were met with coy glances, and vague comments. Make of that what you will.

    On a side note: I'm thinking that this is the year of the post apocolyptic genre. Not my bag but you can never tell what the future holds.

    More News and Info on Huxley

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • What do you get when you mix a Star Trek Online MMO with news of the Galaxy class Starships? A squealing 12 year old boy. Or a *cough* 31 *cough* girl. A New Developer Blog is up on the official Star Trek Online site. This one revolves around the new starships.

    Glen Dahlgren here, Design Director on STO, and it's my pleasure to give you a peek into another aspect of our design process.

    Because of our recent press release, you may already be aware that we're working with yet another experienced Star Trek designer: Andrew Probert, the guy who designed the Enterprise D, Next Gen's original Starship. But you're certainly not familiar with the intimate details of HOW he is contributing - and that's what I'd like to discuss.

    While we're very excited to have the opportunity to create brand-new ships and technology (and we will be doing so), one of our goals for STO is to bring alive the iconic people, things, and places from Star Trek's shows and movies - that with which you're already very familiar. An obvious target is the Galaxy-class Starship, the anchor of TNG. Who doesn't want to wander those halls, walk around that bridge, or explore the holodeck? And how about visiting some of the places that the show only hinted at, like the Cetacean (dolphin) quarters or the immense double-barreled main computer core?

    Enterprise D! *shudders and faints dead away from excitement*

    More News and Info on Star Trek Online

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • We had the movies, we had the comic books and now my friends... we have the novels. The Age of Conan Official site has the details

    We caught up with Jeff Mariotte, author of the new novel trilogy Age of Conan: Marauders to find out a little about what its like to be working on the Conan license!

    Here is what he had to say when we asked what it meant to him to be part of the license team!

    Age of Conan is more than just a game—it’s a multi-pronged effort by Conan Properties International and some talented creative partners to expand upon parts of Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age that Howard, during his too-brief career, didn’t have a chance to thoroughly explore. To be asked by CPI and Ace Books to become part of that process, by writing the first-ever young adult novels set in the Hyborian world, is an honor and a privilege for a long-time REH fan like me.

    I'd say unleash the barbarian in yourself, but if you're going to come out with a really bad accent then eh, don't bother.

    More News and Info on Age of Conan

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
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