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  • World of Warcraft's Rob Pardo, Michael Dell, and Hugo Winning Author Vernor Vinge Headline Austin Game Conference on September 6-7-8, 2006

    The announcement came today who would headline the Austin Game Conference in September.

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 2006--The Game Initiative, the leading producer of conferences for professionals in the computer and video game industry, today announced keynotes and speakers for this year's Austin Game Conference (AGC) taking place September 6-7-8, 2006 in Austin, Texas. Headline speakers include: Rob Pardo, Blizzard Entertainment's Vice President of Game Design and lead designer for World of Warcraft; Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board, Dell, Inc.; and Vernor Vinge, Hugo Award Winning Science-Fiction Author. Austin Game Conference is the definitive worldwide conference for online game development, including massively multiplayer online games, casual games, online PC and console games.

    Find out more and see who else will be speaking from the MMO community!

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Scheduled Look At Upcoming Expansion

    Get your tickets now. It is reported that Blizzard will in fact be at the San Diego Comic Con Jul 20-23. Get a sneak peek at The Burning Crusades if you can stop by...

    Blizzard Entertainment will showcase World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade at San Diego Comic Con through July 20(Thursday) - July 23(Saturday) at booth 4615. Some Blizzard community reps will be there including Tseric and Nethaera.

    Find out more and make your plans to attend.

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ruins of Silan Starter Guide

    Posted on the Saga of Ryzom official web site yesterday, this comic like guide is targeted at newcomers to the Ruins of SIlan.

    Turenkarn, Game Master of Aristople, worked recently on a comic book made of screenshots of Ruins of Silan, in order to help the newcomers in their first steps in the game. Veterans will surely find a good place for it in their library as well. : ) Big thanks to Turenkarn and to the CS team for their help!

    Looking to download this guide? Look no further, it's a click away.

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Truth Behind Chocobos

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI has posted a new article dedicated to bringing you all the knowledge you could ever want on Chocobos!

    For the people of Vana'diel, chocobos are reliable traveling companions and the most accessible mode of transportation. In recent years, demand for chocobos has exploded in response to the activities of adventurers, but surprisingly little is known about the way chocobos live and are raised.

    The Vana'diel Chocobo Society (VCS) takes up the task of educating choco-gals and choco-guys and dispatching them to chocobo stables across Vana'diel. Below, VCS President Hantileon answers some of our questions regarding chocobo raising.

    Find out more about this interestesting creatures.

    News
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Four New Screenshots

    RPG Vault received four new screenshots of Flying Lab's forthcoming Pirates of the Burning Sea. These shots give us a glimpse at some pirate buildings, a military outpost and a peek inside a mansion.

    What are you waitng for? Get Clicking to check them out!

    Images, Media
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Three Years and Counting

    SOE's Thom Terrazas takes time to talk to the folks at MMORPG.com.

    MMORPG.com: Happy Anniversary on three years of PlanetSide, how has the community and game-play grown since launch?

    Thom Terrazas: Three Years – Thank you very much! We’re very proud of the work we have done on PlanetSide since the launch on May 19, 2003.

    PlanetSide is in a league of it’s own as an MMOFPS, in that you can have literally hundreds of players fighting in one area. It is a very unique game where players can play in an FPS-style and have the in-game content updated and changed constantly. Since launch, there have been hundreds of thousands of players deciding on which empire to join. Many of which create outfits (or guilds, as you might be more familiar with in other games) and continue on with their own web sites to support their friends they’ve made in game or to support PlanetSide altogether.

    Head over to MMORPG.com to find out more about Planetside!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Six New Screenshots

    MMORPG.com received six new images from the upcoming MMO 9 Dragons. These shots show aspects of training and even a shot of the bandit.

    Get clicking and check them out for yourself!

    Images, Media
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Feel The Power of Godhood With Gods and Heroes

    Worthplaying.com posted a review of the forthcoming MMO Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. In this game the player has the potiental to become godlike in power controling minions to do their will...

    The premise is interesting: Players will be the offspring of a mythical god. As you advance in levels, you'll gain core abilities from your parents, such as lighting from Thor. (Any takers on what Venus's ability will be?) You'll get the powers by completing quests offered to you by the gods.

    Did Worthplaying proclaim Gods and Heroes a hit or miss? Head over and find out.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Nathan Richardsson Spills All...

    FiringSquad.com posted an interview with CCP senior producer Nathan Richardsson about their plans for EVE Online, including an upcoming DirectX10 version of the game. CCP is the Iceland based developer of EVE Online.

    FiringSquad: First, EVE Online continue to grow in its subscription rate even though the game itself is sold and download almost completely online now. Did CCP anticipate having this many customers at this time when the game launched?

    Nathan Richardsson: Well, that depends on who you ask and when you asked them :)

    The first ambitions were quite high, but along the development time the expectations became more realistic. After we acquired the publication rights back and started online distribution of the client, our numbers started growing again. We’ve so far exceeded our expectations year after year and hope it we’ll continue to be pleasantly surprised.

    Want to know more? Head over to FiringSquad to read the rest of the interview.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Play For Free?

    Enter to win MMOPortals newest contest. Enter daily between now and July 15th to win a chance to have MMOPortal pay for your favorite MMO for a year!

    Welcome to the newest contest here at MMO Portal!

    We are proud to offer you a chance to win a FULL YEAR of the GAME OF YOUR CHOICE* absolutely FREE.

    Enter DAILY by submitting this form.

    That's it!

    We hope you enjoy this new giveaway as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!

    Good luck!

    Head over to check out the rules and to enter to win!

    News
    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
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