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Posted Mon, Mar 17, 2008 by Boomjack

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First, the Ten Ton Pulse, your finger on the beating heart of the MMOG industry.

If the Top 10 isn't enough, we now show the Top 20 and Top 50 lists as well, available to everyone on our homepage. (What is Pulse?)

  1. Age of Conan - 200 BPM
  2. World of Warcraft - 96 BPM
  3. Lord of the Rings Online - 43 BPM
  4. EverQuest 2 - 37 BPM
  5. Warhammer Online - 26 BPM
  6. EVE Online - 24 BPM
  7. Lineage 2 - 23 BPM
  8. Vanguard - 20 BPM
  9. Tabula Rasa - 16 BPM
  10. Guild Wars - 16 BPM

I miss one day and I have a backlog of 36 new articles to list out in the column. Let's suppose it takes you five minutes to read an article, that's three hours of entertainment you have ready to go on a Monday. Granted, at least one of the videos is premium members only, so you non-supporter types can save yourselves five minutes right there. You'll miss out on Jeffrey Steefel though. You may want to reconsider. He announced the expansion for Lord of the Rings at Connect '08 in England. Jeff was on it like Lindsay Lohan on a tequila shot.

I tend to avoid writing about Second Life. It's not truly a game. It's more a place where the users can become things that they are unable to bring themselves to be in the real world, like procreating pandas. What is interesting about SL is that people can create pretty much anything. C|Net does an interview and 1,000 bouncing phalluses make an appearance. A company decides to open a virtual store and 1,000 blazing red cubes fall from the sky screaming Ahnold's line, "Get To Da Choppa!"

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