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  • Some fancy Dungeons and Dragons pictures, ironically showing neither a dungeon nor a dragon.

    CVG has posted two new Dungeons and Dragons Online screenshots.

    " Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is set on the continent of Xen'drik in the world of Eberron with players questing, adventuring, hitting things with swords and calling people "n00bs" and so on. "

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    Images, Media
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • EverQuest, not to be upstaged by World of Warcraft gets its name in the press as an addiction.
    Great Fall Tribune Online is at it again portraying gamers as overweight sluggards who refuse to shower. You can read all about it in, "Fun and games or addiction?" I for one choose fun and games over addiction.

    "At one point this summer, the pair played more than 50 hours straight. Anderson, a junior, is already a year behind in school, at least partly because of his gaming."

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    News
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • For only $19.99, you too can pretend to be a  cow.



    Blizzard has fired out special coupons to its millions of
    subscribers just in time for the holiday season.  The coupons
    entitle the subscriber to give gifts of World of Warcraft to three of their
    friends for only $19.99 a shot.

    "Dear World of
    Warcraft Subscriber,

    It's hard to believe it's been a year since World of Warcraft first
    opened to adventurers. As a thank you for your loyalty, we'd like to
    present you with 3 special coupons that you can use to purchase gift
    copies of World of Warcraft for only $19.99 after rebate. Just click on
    the link below to print your rebate coupons, purchase a World of
    Warcraft retail box at your favorite retailer, and mail back the
    completed rebate forms, along with your original receipt. It's that
    simple.



    The rebate offer is for subscribers only, so for verification purposes,
    you will need to legibly write your World of Warcraft Account Name on
    each coupon, as well as the new Account Names of your gift recipients.
    We hope you're enjoying World of Warcraft and that this makes it a
    little easier to share the fun with friends this holiday.



    Best Regards,



    The World of Warcraft Team "

    Subscribers have the "link below" and can print off three coupons to
    hand out while dressed as Santa.  

    News
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • What do you mean slow fall doesn't work in  real life?



    More coverage of the Chinese boy who's impersonation of a hot air
    balloon failed miserably, inciting his parents to sue Blizzard debacle
    is posted at Ferrago.

    "The lawsuit against Blizzard blames the dangerous
    influences of their
    title for the boy's death, and the case is being supported by the vocal
    Zhang Chunliang, an activist who has in the past sought to educate on
    the dangers of internet
    addictions. The suit will be filed soon and Chungliang claims he has
    spoken to over sixty parents, concerned about the impact of online
    addictions on their children. Blizzard have yet to respond to the
    lawsuit, which has yet to be officially filed, but it is likely that
    this will prove a test case for China's perception of online gaming and
    the associated risks. "

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    News
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • A day late and a platinum short.



    Hot on the hooves of the other sites reporting about the Blizzard
    lawsuit, TechSpot
    has jumped into the fray.  

    "In China, the
    parents of a 13-year-old Tianjin boy are suing the makers of "
    World
    of Warcraft" because they claim
    that the game was responsible for the death of their son!
    Seemingly, the boy jumped to his death after re-enacting a scene from
    the game, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua. Anti-Internet
    addiction advocate Zhang Chunliang is backing the parent’s suit against
    Blizzard Entertainment. Chunliang has apparently spoken to 63 parents
    whose children have allegedly suffered from
    online gaming addiction, and has a class-action
    suit in the works.
    "



    News
    Mon, Nov 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Natural selection in action.



    The death of a 13 year-old World of
    Warcraft
    player has prompted his parents to sue Blizzard,
    claiming that the game is to blame for his death.  The boy
    allegedly jumped from a high building re-enacting something his
    character had done in the game.    GamesIndustry.biz
    has a bit about it, as does GameShout and
    even Joystiq




    In other news, personal and parental responsibility took a long hard
    kick in the ass today. 

    News
    Mon, Nov 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • In a city of villains are the heroes the "bad guys"?.

    City of Villains got a look-see from both GameZone and IGN with
    admirable results.

    "You know, MMOs are pretty tough to do successfully.
    Instead of crafting
    a 10-20 hour experience, the developers are expected to make something
    that you'll be coming back to for months and months, with a core crowd
    that may sustain the title for years. World of Warcraft, for example,
    started with about 1500 quests. That's one thousand five hundred
    quests. Granted, the overwhelming majority of those boil down to "kill
    this dude" or "get this stuff," but it's still a heck of an
    achievement, and the number of quests quickly ballooned. I think what
    gives WoW its strength is a combination of the novelty of exploring the
    Warcraft universe on foot, the delightful and varied art style, and its
    sense of humor. That and hundreds of servers across the world to
    satisfy what is probably approaching five million subscribers at this
    point."

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    Reviews
    Mon, Nov 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • We have ways of making them talk.



    Armchair Empire has posted a Tabula
    Rasa
    interview featuring Richard "Lord British" Garriott and
    focusing on comparisons between Ultima
    Online
    and the new title.

    "It's not often that one has the opportunity to pick the
    brain of a person responsible for helping to shape an entire of genre
    of games, but the Armchair Empire recently had that chance with Richard
    Garriott. In this interview we discuss Mr. Garriott's upcoming MMOG,
    Tabula Rasa, while also touching upon getting Ultima Online off the
    ground, as well as the MMORPG genre in general. The Armchair Empire
    would like to thank Mr. Garriott for taking the time to answer our
    questions, and Valerie "Pann" Massey for making this interview happen".

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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Nov 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • More fancy pictures of a game you wish
    you could play, but can't.



    Turbine has posted some spiffy new Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
    screenshots
    for your viewing pleasure.



    Is there anyone who isn't excited about the launch of this title? 
    Well, besides Tom Cruise who considers himself the Lord of the Wedding
    Rings.

    Images, Media
    Fri, Nov 18, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Mustangs with missle launchers.
    OGaming has posted an Auto Assault Interview featuring Scott Brown, president of NetDevil. Nothing new is disclosed in this romp through the Auto Assault world, but it might serve as either a refresher or a first look for those of you just hearing about the game.

    " Got road rage? Join the club; Scott Brown, president of NetDevil and project lead on NCSoft’s Auto Assault (AA), is convinced millions can sympathize. "

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Interview at OGaming.
    Still yearning for more?

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Nov 17, 2005
    Boomjack
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