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  • Preview from Midway Gamer's Day

    FiringSquad had a chance to post a new preview for Lord of the Rings Online.

    FiringSquad has covered Lord of the Rings Online extensively in the past couple of months via an interview and some brief impressions at CES. At Midway's Gamers Day this past Thursday, developer Turbine showed off a build of the upcoming fantasy MMORPG but the big news was the announcement of a special pre-order program where players could either choose to pay $9.99 a month or a $199 lifetime membership if they pre-order the game. We got a chance to chat briefly with Turbine CEO Jeff Anderson about this new venture.

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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 29, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Monster Play and Player-Versus-Player Combat

    Gamespot took some time recently to sit down with Turbine CEO and president Jeff Anderson to get the first details on the innovative new player-versus-player system that will let you play as Middle-earth monsters.

    GameSpot: Could you give us an overview of monster play?

    Jeff Anderson: When we started building Lord of the Rings, we asked ourselves a little bit about the fiction and the franchise. And we said clearly one of the goals of the franchise is to let you feel like you're part of Middle-earth, to feel like you're part of the War of the Ring. And those are two similar but dissimilar objectives. And in doing that, we wanted to make sure like you felt like you could play a hero, and your hero is a dwarf or an elf or a hobbit or a human

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    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 26, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Community Manager for Everquest II, Craig "Grimwell" Dalrymple Interviewed

    Stratcis has posted an interview with the new Community Manager for EverQuest II over the weekend. You don't want to miss out!

    Stratics: What are you most excited about regarding the future of EverQuest 2?

    Grimwell: The developer teams commitment to quality in future content. In my first week I got to sit with Sr. Producer, Scott Hartsman and learn about his team's approach to the game for 2007. They have really learned a lot about how to improve the game over the last two years, and EoF is just the latest manifestation of the hand crafted content these guys are able to create.

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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jan 22, 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
  • 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.

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    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
  • Scott Hartsman, the Senior Producer for EQII, chats with MMORPG.com

    MMORPG.com has posted an interview with Scott Hartsman that was conducted at CES.

    The Sony contingent was once again CES in Las Vegas – I think it has to be because it’s in Las Vegas – and I caught up with Scott Hartsman, Senior Producer of EverQuestII who was there to do the show and tell on Echoes of Faydwer.

    Now, Scott… I think our readers here at MMORPG are pretty familiar with the Echoes of Faydwer expansion by now… what’s new? What’s hot? What’s to come? After a little joking around with Scott doing some flexing and me doing a little poking, we settled down for the goods.

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    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jan 11, 2007
    LadySirse
  • IGN bug Turbine for some updated news plus new impressions.

    IGN brings us their thoughts on what they have seen of Lord of the Rings Online during CES.

    he message we got from our time with Lord of the Rings Online at this year's Consumer Electronic Show was that the developers are looking to create the most authentic experience possible for bringing the piece of fantasy fiction to the online world. Whether they succeed or not remains to be seen, but the amount of detail put into the small amount we saw today was a good start.

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    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jan 10, 2007
    LadySirse
  • CES 07: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Impressions

    Gamespot has updated their site today with their impressions of Lord of the Rings Online from CES.

    At CES Turbine showed off mounts for the first time and explained how travel will be accomplished throughout the game. The Lord of the Rings Online will launch with a world that's 30,000 square miles in size, which is humongous. After the first time you travel to a new location, you'll be able to fast-travel to that point, which means you'll automatically ride a mount to that location. If you have more money, you can purchase your own mount and ride anywhere you wish. The mounts thus far include horses and ponies for the tiny hobbits.

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    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jan 10, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Suddenly that hobbit fetish you're harboring doesn't seem so shameful

    Gotta love that title! Check out this preview straight from Lord of the Rings Online Beta that was posted over the weekend at Games Radar.

    In the wrong hands, the richly-woven veins of lore and adventure that define J.R.R. Tolkien's books could've proved bridling, and possibly insulting - after all, it has in plenty of previous games based upon The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. But a few dozen hours in the closed beta of The Lord of the Rings Online gives the opposite impression: one of freedom and excitement in a familiar world that's nevertheless brimming with untapped potential, whether you enter it as Human, Elf, Dwarf or Hobbit.

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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 08, 2007
    LadySirse
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