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  • 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
  • Big Black Crows with pointy teeth.
    Turbine has posted more creature information for Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The creature of choice today is the Crebain. There is a fair to slim chance that they wrote this:

    "These menacing black birds from the lands between the Misty Mountains and the dark forest of Fangorn are often controlled by the forces of darkness, acting from above as the eyes and ears of the enemy.  Large and intelligent, flocks of these crow-like creatures darken the skies on their mission of evil.  But be warned – even one Craban is capable of alerting the enemy with the swiftness of the wind. "

    You can read the entire Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Creban Article at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 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
  • Battlegrounds is here.
    IGN has posted an impressions article covering World of Warcraft Battlegrounds. It goes something like this:

    "You'll be entering an instance and will have to wait in a queue, and today it was a fairly long one, averaging 30-45 minutes before you could actually get in on the action. On the bright side, you don't have to stand there in the tunnel like a doofus--you can travel anywhere in the world, even another instance, and basically do whatever it is you would do, were you not waiting to get into the Valley. A small icon will be placed on your compass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, telling you how long you've been waiting and when Blizzard estimates you'll be inside. You can also pop up a menu here that will allow you to leave the queue or enter another."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Battlegrounds Impressions Article at IGN.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Battlegrounds arrives, and with it much venting in general chat.
    Blizzard has released Battlegrounds for World of Worldcraft along with a large patch. It's likely they wrote this:

    " Live Patch Notes Disclaimer: While we make every effort to include all upcoming changes in our patch notes, please be aware that occasionally some changes are unintentionally omitted.

    Patch 1.5 Changes
    ****Battlegrounds arrive!****

    • The Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley battlegrounds are now available. The Warsong Gulch entrances may be found in the northern Barrens near the Mor'Shan Rampart (Horde) and south of Silverwing Outpost in Ashenvale (Alliance). The Alterac Valley entrances may be found east of Sofera's Naze in Alterac (Horde), and in the Headlands of Alterac (Alliance). "

    The patch in its staggering entirety can be read by hitting the MORE link.

    News
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Does WoW in China have North American gold farmers?
    GamesIndustry.biz has posted a short article on the launch of World of Warcraft in China. We're positive that they might have written this:

    "The launch follows an extremely successful open beta period for WoW in China, which at some points saw 500,000 players using the servers simultaneously, and will be the fourth major territory for the game following launches in North America, Europe and South Korea."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft article at GamesIndustry.biz.

    News
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Is a Dwarf a good choice for you? I guess it depends on how far you want to toss him.
    RPGVault has posted their weekly WoW tips. This week covers the Dwarven race and equipping your hunter. It's conceivable that they wrote this:

    "Should you decide to play a Dwarf, you'll be able to choose among five classes. My impression is that Hunter and Warrior are the most popular."

    You can read the entire WoW Tips article at RPGVault.

    News
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Shiver me timbers.
    The team at Pirates of the Burning Sea have posted their current milestone goals. With no guarantee we believe that they wrote this:

    "Now that E3 is over, we can take a bit more time polishing some of the new elements that went into the game. This list looks a bit smaller than previous milestones, because some of the bullet items (such as Missions and Avatars) encompass several people."

    You can read the entire Pirates of the Buring Sea Milestone list at The Official Site.

    News
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Please, if the sun rises tomorrow take a few minutes and get a World of Warcraft review out there so folks can tell if it's good or not.
    Quandary has written a review of World of Warcraft. They might have written this:

    "So before I start this review I have to say that I can't compare WOW with any other MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), and please excuse me if I get any of the jargon wrong. What I intend to do is call on my long experience of CRPGs. I should also point out that I am playing on a pve (player vs. environment) as opposed to a pvp (player vs. player) server, so not once have I been attacked by another player outside of duelling which I've tried a couple of times. So life is easy in this respect."

    Read the entire World of Warcraft Review at Quandary.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
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