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  • I'm a bad guy AND I wear tights.
    GamerGod has a short preview of City of Villains posted. We dodged laser beams and evil maniacs to find out that they possibly wrote this:

    "True believers all across the servers of City of Heroes need to make sure they are ready. The sequel to the critically acclaimed MMORPG City of Heroes, entitled City of Villains. Offering a wide variety of customization options, new powers and abilities, City of Villains allows players to get in touch with their dark side, and start working their way towards infamy. Just an FYI, the game does not include package monologue's to use when you have the hero captured and feel the need to reveal your whole plan thus give said hero time to escape. What it DOES include is awesome villain bases with your own nefarious weapon defense systems, new types of missions, and best of all: PVP!"

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at GamerGod.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Bad guys as fun guys.
    1UP has a preview of City of Villains posted. It's possible that this coded message was found in the Personals section of
    the newspaper:

    "With great power come great ass-kicking supergadgets and nefarious world-exploding schemes. And no, that wasn't a typo--it's effectively the basis behind City of Villains, the long-awaited follow-up to CGW's 2004 MMORPG of the Year, City of Heroes. At long last, players will finally have the opportunity to get down with their bad selves."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at 1UP.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jun 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Conan the MMOGamarian.
    RPGVault has an Age of Conan interview posted. We are pretty sure that they wrote this:

    "Gaute Godager introduces us to Funcom's fusion of single- and massively multiplayer within the famed franchise"

    You can read the entire Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Interview at RPGVault.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Two million subscribers and one interview.
    WorldofWar.net has an interview with the Blizzard development and it's all about, you guessed it, World of Warcraft. They may have written this:

    "Are there any plans at Blizzard to create more individual avatar styles than there are available now?  Could changes like new hairstyles, tattoos, scarring or equipment dye be worked into the current art and code?"

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Interview at WorldofWar.net.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • I'm not a bad guy. I just play one in City of Villains.
    Digital Entertainment News has a preview of City of Villains posted. Three out of four villains claim that they wrote this:

    " This year at E3 we had the pleasure of meeting Jack Emmert, Statesman himself from City of Heroes. He was on hand showcasing his upcoming sequel/companion title City of Villains, which, as the name implies focuses on the “other” side of the costumed coin. "

     

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at Digital Entertainment News.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • An interview and advertisement in one.
    Creative Labs interviewed Blizzard's Shane Dabiri about the sounds of World of Warcraft. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "Our goal was to create an epic aural experience. With the world so vast, detailed, and beautiful, it was the sound team's job to make sure the audio matched what the players were seeing on screen. By creating rich ambient loops and having beautiful composed symphonic music, we believe that goal was achieved."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Interview at Creative Labs.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Blizzard speaks.
    Gameindustry.biz chatted with Paul Sams of Blizzard. Hoooboy...they wrote this, probably:

    "Since we last spoke, World of Warcraft has been launched around the world; how has the performance of the game compared to your expectations? "

    You can view the entire Blizzard interview at GameIndustry.biz.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 13, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Insert your favourite Conan quote here.
    Our good pals at Killer Betties have posted a preview of Funcom's in production MMOG, Age of Conan. We're nearly certain that they wrote this:

    "One of the first things that became apparent was the gritty nature of the setting. The proof of this will be in the final product, but an effort was made to escape the 'high fantasy' style with its gleaming weapons and armor, bright world, and flashy characters. The armor and weapons are beautiful but obviously meant for use in battle, the buildings and NPCs are, if not dirty, then far from sparkling; and it is easy to grasp the barbaric nature of the world. Age of Conan is expected to have an M rating, though for overall themes and general violence rather than anything explicit."

    You can read the entire Age of Conan Preview at Killer Betties.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 09, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Let me turn people into frogs. That would be a humourous, yet villanous act.Game Helper has a preview of City of Villains posted based on their E3 impressions. We're almost positive that they wrote this: "I have a confession to make: I was a City of Heroes junkie. Looking at City of Villains (CoV to those in the know) makes me want to have a relapse. Dave “Zeb” Cook was on hand at NCSoft’s suite to show me some of the tricks to becoming a villain that all heroes may want to soon learn. CoV looks to expand the CoH universe in many cool and interesting ways. First off, it will be the jumping off point for supergroup base building, which has been eagerly anticipated since CoH’s release over a year ago. Also, as a bonus there will be the concept of base raiding—this will really give your characters a good reason for having that auto-targeting turret near the sofa back at base."
    Read the entire City of Villains Preview at Game Helper.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 03, 2005
    Boomjack
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