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  • A Pox on World of Warcraft.
    It is rumoured that a disease is sweeping through World of Warcraft. Whether it is intentional or not is still up in the air. Get your penicillin folks. Dustin Hoffman warned everyone that this could happen, but nobody listened. He's warning them again, in a very loud voice, that sounds something like this:

    "Apparently there's a plague spreading in World of Warcraft. I can't verify this because I'm back at 30,000 feet"

    You can read the entire A Plague on World of Warcraft Story at Wonderland.
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    Tue, Sep 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Wanted! A Winning Poster.
    Blizzard is holding a World of Warcraft Wanted Poster Contest. Martha Stewart dismissed any claims that she may be on one of the posters stating:

    " Greetings, fellow Azerothians. We here at the RPSA bring you news of the direst nature. Criminals, ninja-looters, and raid wipers have been showing up in increased numbers all over the world. It's time someone did something about it, and we charge you, the adventurers of Azeroth, with that task! What we need are talented artists to create Wanted posters depicting their arch nemeses, kodo thieves, two-headed ninja-looters, or any monster or character that has otherwise gotten on their last nerve. "

    You can read about the World of Warcraft Wanted Poster Contest at the Official Site.
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    Mon, Sep 19, 2005
    Boomjack
  • This game makes me sick.
    Gamerifts is reporting that some changes to City of Heroes have left people feeling nauseaous. Watching Ellen Degenerate on the Emmy's last night made my stomach queasy, especially when she said:

    " Players within City of Heroes from Cryptic Studios are reporting an alarming growth in photo-sensitve seizures after a recent patch into the game updated one of the "Sonic Powers Buff" to characters enhancing the visual effects associated with the power. "

    You can read the City of Heroes Makes You Sick Article at GameRifts.
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    Mon, Sep 19, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Is it really good to be bad?
    GameCloud has posted a hands-on impression of City of Villain based on beta experiences with the first few missions. Jack Nicholson, disappointed that he could not play The Joker in City of Villains pounded his fist on the desk and exclaimed:

    " Cryptic Studios and NCSoft released a big hit in April 2004 with City of Heroes, which finally gave players the chance to defend freedom and protect the meek with their super powers. Since its release Cryptic has been very generous with release new free content adding new zones, villain groups, powers and player vs player features. However, Cryptic is getting ready to do something that hasn't really been done before in MMORPG history with its next retail product City of Villains. Is it a sequel? Nope, since the game uses the same graphics engine and takes place in the same time frame and universe as City of Heroes. Is it an expansion pack? Nope because City of Villains is being sold as a full priced stand alone game (although it will add features to people who already own City of Heroes). Gamecloud got a chance to enter the beta test for the game and try out the first few missions (the publishers are not yet allowing screenshots to be published from the beta test; the shots in this article have been previously released). "

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at GameCloud
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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Sep 19, 2005
    Boomjack
  • DoD, not Dud.
    GameSpot has posted some screenshots of EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow. Stephanie of Survivor Guatemala ate a bug and then told us this:

    "This is a test of the emergency description system. In the case of a real description you would find it here."

    You can view the EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow Screenshots at GameSpot.
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    Images, Media
    Fri, Sep 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Don't accept unofficial excerpts when you can get official ones.
    RPGVault has posted the World of Warcraft Official Strategy Guide Excerpt #2. Martha "You don't want to see me upset." Stewart, got upset when we called her home and shouted:

    " Compliments of BradyGames, an edifying overview of the guild functions and how they work in Blizzard's offering "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Official Strategy Guide Excerpt #2 at RPGVault.
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    Fri, Sep 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • More PvP, man on man, woman on woman review goodness.
    The Junkyard has reviewed Guild Wars. Gary Coleman requested polited that we interview him. We politely refused, get it, refuse...Junkyard... bah..Here's what Coleman said:

    " When someone says, "RPG", what do you think of? I would come back with either rocket propelled grenade or a story-driven game involving leveling and lots of monsters/bad guys. Add the prefix "online" and I get monthly fees and other people to romp around with. Guild Wars is something new. While it obeys some old RPG laws, it has also broken or bent others and introduced a few new ones. The end result is something unique and, if I may, something pretty frickin' awesome. "

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at The Junkyard. [Thanks Shacknews]
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    Reviews
    Fri, Sep 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • EQ: DoD PV.
    First out of the gate after release, IGN has posted a Preview of EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow, the 10th expansion for the game. When asked about EverQuest, Vin Diesel reminisced about soloing Lord Nagafen two days after release and muttered the following:

    " DoD has six new static zones -- Corathus Creep, The Undershore, Stoneroot Falls, The Ruins of Illsalin, Dreadspire Keep and The Hive - and 60 missions, similar to the mission system in the last expansion, Dragons of Norrath. Like the last three expansions, it's for player levels 45 and up and will include raids even harder than the ones currently in the game, some of which are undefeated. "

    You can read the entire EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow Preview at IGN.
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    Features, Previews
    Thu, Sep 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • A busy week for SOE

    The big name MMO developer releases its second expansion inside of a week with EverQuest Live's "Depths of Darkhollow." The expansion marks an unprecedented 10th addition to EQLive, coming in its 6th year of existance. And if you want any more stats than that, well, I'm fresh out!

    The manual for the expansion is available for PDF download:

    Read about new features like Monster Missions and Spirit Shrouds, discover new player spells and abilities or research the caverns of Darkhollow in the expanded history section!

    Download the EverQuest "Depths of Darkhollow" manual at the official site.

    Download, Media
    Thu, Sep 15, 2005
    Ethec
  • I'll take the Pu Pu Platter build...

    Arena.net's Guild of the Week is a European guild called "Dynasty Warriors," which takes Chinese history seriously; requiring guildies to take names from the celestial lands. If you ever wanted to get a feel for a Guild Wars competitive match, take a look at this article; it features an interesting play-by-play commentary on a team arena "capture the flag" match:

    Members of the Dynasty Warriors guild believe that one of the keys to a successful battle is an understanding of the value of patience and knowing when to take risks, a lesson they learned from a war of attrition in one of their memorable guild battles. Set amid the foreboding backdrop of the Isle of the Dead guild hall, the battle started off fiercely as both teams struggled to control the flag stand. Though heavy losses were incurred on both sides, the DW team was finally able to hold the flag. The tenacity of their opponents was not to be underestimated, however, as they fought back to reclaim their flag...

    Did they hold the flag? Probably, since the article honors them! But see for yourself in the Guild Wars "Guild of the Week" article at the official site.

    News
    Wed, Sep 14, 2005
    Ethec
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