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  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - CES Preview Based on interviews with Erling Ellingsen (Product Manager) and Jorgen Tharaldsen (Product Director)

    WarCry Posted this CES interview and preview of Age of Conan. Don't miss a thing!

    We started in character creation and we found ourselves on a slave ship selecting between the Stygian, the Aquilonian and the Cimmerian. Escaping slavery, you are making your way in this brutal, backward world. There is one word I can say about the level of physical character customization possible in Age of Conan, and that is "astounding!" Over 30 different aspects of physical attributes that you can adjust await the eager fans. For example, just for the cheeks alone, you can adjust the length, the width, the height and the depth.

    The same goes for the body. You can create an anorexic woman with huge (and I mean huge!) ta-tas, a man with the physique of Arnie or Pee-Wee Herman as you wish, and as usual, there's the wonderful one-click randomizer. One thing you cannot do is to give your character a pot-belly. Ahem... you are an escaped galley slave after all. But, onto the game and its unique features!

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 19, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusade Interview

    Pro-G has posted an interview Jonathan LeCraft. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn about the Burning Crusades.

    It's been a momentous week for US developer Blizzard. On Monday the studio announced it had surpassed the eight million subscription mark for its insanely popular MMO World of Warcraft in an attempt to drum up interest in the release of what is probably the biggest game expansion ever: The Burning Crusade.

    And now, after thousands queued long into the cold winter night to get their mitts on the game at midnight openings across the world, millions of Warcraft players are enjoying the new continent of Outland and embarking on the long journey to level 70.

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    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jan 18, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, CES Preview

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh had a chance to get some hands on time with this upcoming title. Take a look at her impressions ing this preview.

    Funcom was represented at CES2007 this year in the Games for Windows area in the Las Vegas Convention Center. I don’t usually brave the “zoo” but did so this year for the sake of MMORPG.com readers.

    Despite Windows Vista blue screens of deaths with both computers, we managed to see a little of the newbie experience on Age of Conan. Due to launch in summer 2007, Age of Conan:Hyborian Adventures is three years in the making, and currently in the Friends and Family stage of closed beta.

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    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Blizzard's Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat talk WoW, expansions, console MMORPGs and what's in store next.

    IGN has posted an interview with Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    Tucked away in a hotel basement, somewhere deep in Central London, we probed Itzik Ben Bassat, Blizzard's vice president of business development, and The Burning Crusade game designer Jon LeCraft on the success of WoW so far, the challenges of catering to a massively diverse user base, plus the compatibility of consoles and MMORPGs. Of course, we also tried to eke out what's in store for both Blizzard and World of Warcraft. Eyes down for more.

    The full interview is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Lord of the Rings Online: CES Preview

    MMORPG.com has put down their thoughts on Lord of the Rings Online from this years's CES.

    At the Games for Windows booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center this year was Turbine, showing off Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Played on Windows Vista, rendered using Microsoft’s DX10 API.

    Poised to ship in the 2nd quarter of the year, Adam Mersky, Director of Communications was justifiably excited. “We had over 300,000 beta sign-ups,” he said, “and we’ve garnered interest from fans of Tolkien, fans who’ve never played an MMO before.”

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    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jan 16, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Interview with Jeff Kaplan

    FiringSquad recently had a chance to sit down with Jeff Kaplan. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    It's the biggest MMORPG in terms of worldwide subscribers ever made and tomorrow (or late tonight if you got to the midnight launches) Blizzard releases their first commercial expansion pack to World of Warcraft, titled Burning Crusade. Could this be the biggest PC game of the year? FiringSquad got a chance to ask questions to one of the game designers at Blizzard, Jeff Kaplan, to get the last work on Burning Crusade before its launch.

    The full interview is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • The Burning Crusade Updated Hands-On - A Tour of the New Outland Region

    Gamespot has updated their hands on tour of the Burning Crusades. Don't miss a thing, keep reading to learn more.

    Release day for The Burning Crusade, the much-anticipated add-on to the blockbuster massively multiplayer role-playing game World of Warcraft, is drawing near, and Blizzard has now finished fine-tuning the expansion's various new factions, zones, and instances. Following on from our last hands-on preview, we take one final look over what could be another momentous event for online games.

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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Preview

    Atomicgamer took some time to give us their thoughts on the upcoming Burning Crusades expansion to World of Warcraft.

    And the real-life atmosphere surrounding this expansion is a little different than what we saw two years ago when WoW was only just released. Gamers are rabidly anticipating the chance to go out, explore this new world of Outland, and level up their characters to the new maximum level: 70. But TBC isn't only made for the people who "raid" every single night, getting newer and more powerful gear. They've added two new races to the game: the Alliance gets the beefy Draenai race who have crash-landed on the planet of Azeroth due to the Burning Legion's arrival, and the Blood Elves are a new Horde race that used to once be the High Elves.

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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Echoes of Faydwer Reviewed

    GamesXtreme.net has posted a review of the latest EverQuest2 expansion.

    It may seem strange that as a big MMO fan I didn’t play the original Everquest. Forget about, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars and all the other modern Massively Multiplayer Role Players, Everquest was one of the key titles that introduced the MMO genre to the masses. The game had great financial success and without it online gaming would be a very different scene. Spawning several add-ons the game also had a sequel, Everquest 2 released in November 2004. Again, it may seem strange but I didn’t get round to playing the initial release, but I do now have my hands on the most recent expansion Echoes of Faydwer.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the review.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jan 12, 2007
    LadySirse
  • More Impressions from CES

    FiringSquad has posted another look at Lord of the Rings Online based on their impressions from CES.

    The demo at CES was fairly subdued; we didn't get to see anything like combat; it was basically just seeing a pre-created character move through the world of Middle Earth (which we will told during our demo is about 30,000 square miles of game space which only a portion will be available to play at the game's launch). The game is looking about as sharp as we have seen it in past trade show with an art style that takes its inspiration from the various fantasy illustrations for the Rings books rather than the film version. You will still recognize various settings from the books, from Hobbiton in the Shire to Tom Bombadil's house (which is up on top of a hill overlooking a waterfall just like the books describe it).

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    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jan 12, 2007
    LadySirse
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