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  • Data Node One has gotten a face lift and has joined the Sony Station network. Looks like Sony decided to sexy it up. It has the same layout as the EQ and EQ2 webpages now.

    More news on The Matrix Online

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    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Charlie Goes High-Tech

    People's Daily Online reports that Vietnam will aggressively develop up video games, including more than a handful of localized MMORPGs in the coming years. If they can do it, market share shouldn't be a problem. Everyone knows you'd best avoid an economic war in southeast Asia.

    "We hope that each of the 83 companies has at least one game widely circulated in the domestic market. If this is achieved, they can make combined game revenues of 83 million U.S. dollars in 2010," said Truong Hoai Trang, vice chairman of the Vietnam Software Association (Vinasa).

    Read the entire article from the free voice of the Vietnamese comrade: People's Daily Online.

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    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • Codemasters has taken a heavy handed stance with RMT companies and people who use this mode of gameplay. Real Money Trading will not be sanctioned nor tolerated in this one so if you feel the need to deal in it, I'd advise picking another game.

    As you know, Ten Ton Hammer took the stance in January that we would no longer sell adspace to gold traders or any secondary market company. So, with that said, we applaud Codemasters for standing by their policy.

    Greetings, Citizens of Novus.

    Today, following a brief investigation which began on a tip from an anonymous Bellato from spirit server, we have suspended over 170 accounts involved in a major RMT operation.

    I would like to make it clear that a number of our investigations come from the valuable contributions you the players make, who spend enough time in Novus to recognize the patterns normally associated with these groups. Your help is invaluable, and we thank you.

    Please remember to report suspicious activities at: http://cogsupport.codemasters.com/

    More news on RF Online.

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    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There is so much Auto Assault News today that it would take about 10 to 15 news posts to list it all. So.. with that said and we're taking into the account that I'm a lazy typer, I'm going to give it all to you right here. Here's the news on the Auto Assault Official Page.

    The list includes, a few reviews, a new guild and a hotfix. Here are the details on the hotfix.

    Maintenance Hotfixes (April 19, 2006)

    -Bug Fixes

    * Fix to vehicles changing value after zoning.
    * Fix to some enhancements applying incorrectly after being gadgeted.
    * Tournaments now sort by the time their starting times, so you’ll see the next tournament to run displayed first.
    * Fix to items just crafted having incorrect values on the server until a rezone.
    * Fix to fun crash if no prefixes found.
    * Fix for some vehicles and creatures having incorrect HPs.
    * Language translation no longer happens for player names & clan names inside the game.
    * Update to the patcher to correct issues with resumes and starting errors.

    -Additions

    * Store buy/sell has a sound.

    Check out our Auto Assault Community!

    Think you know road rage? Step into the driver's seat with the fastest and
    most destructive car combat MMO game ever. Click here.

    News
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There are new screenshots to be had for this game that has so far been fairly hush hush. Find them here at IGN.

    More news on Huxley

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    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There are new screenshots to be had from this comicbook like game. Seriously. I feel like I'm stepping into the pages of a graphic novel just looking at it. Very very interesting and I'd like to see it in action.

    You can get the screenshots here at RPG Vault.

    More Seed news.

    On a side note: All of you people who called WoW cartooney - You didn't know what you were talking about. Think I'm wrong? Tell me why.

    News
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • An Auto Assault test drive...

    GamersInfo.net weighs in on Auto Assault with a "first glimpse" of the MMO that's making our imaginations run wild during the morning commute to work.

    Is the game perfect? No. There are still bugs-a-plenty, including with NPCs and missions, but NetDevil is working hard on fixing them. The clan interface can still use some work, and NetDevil has already said they plan on adding in at least a mail system, and other tools to help player merchants sell their goods. There is housing in the game - which you get via a mission. The graphics in the "pedestrian" city are good, though the animations on the players is a bit stiff - but that's not the focus of the game. The missions, on the other hand, often have GREAT storylines and funny lines - it's great to read them a lot of the time. Some can be funny, others touching, while still others disturbing.

    Read Auto Assault first impressions at GamersInfo.net. And afterward, if you're still hankering for more AA opinion, check out our homegrown TenTonHammer First Glimpse / review of Auto Assault.

    Reviews
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • New Korean MMO hits it big in Japan

    Japanese beta testers apparently swarmed to a visually stunning Korean MMO-in-development, Grenado Espada. Gamespot believes this bodes well for PC MMO development in the Asian market.

    Hanbit Ubiquitous Entertainment (HUE) appears to have a smash hit on its hands with its new massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Granado Espada. HUE, the Japanese arm of Korean publisher Hanbit Soft, acquired 100,000 users in just seven hours of beta testing last week, according to Web site MyCom PC.

    Read the article at Gamespot, or if you're all business: check out the Grenado Espada official site!

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • New Square multi-platform MMO for PS3 and Windows Vista?

    Square-Enix producer Hiromichi Tanaka announced an as-of-yet unnamed MMO that will cross the two aforementioned next-gen platforms. Tanaka also refused to allay rumors that Final Fantasy XI, which crossed to a third platform this week (XBox 360), might be released on the PSP.

    Tanaka didn't provide any details on his as-yet untitled game for Vista and the PS3, perhaps holding something back for a formal announcement at E3 in May. He did make some interesting comments about developing for the Xbox 360 versus the PlayStation 3.

    Get the full scoop at PSP Advanced.

    News
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • Second MMORPG Hits XBox 360

    According to Game Feed, a title dating from the Sega Master System days, Phantasy Star Online, will have an MMO present on the 360.

    SEGA Studios must have figured they’ve kept their fans waiting long enough. It’s hard not to have ever heard the name Phantasy Star if you’ve been a Sega Genesis (or even a Master System) owner/fan back in the golden gaming era. Phantasy Star Online, a title that goes down in history as the first ever videogame console MMORPG (it also precedes ‘Final Fantasy XI’ in being the first-ever multi-platform MMORPG. Episodes I and II are playable on each of the PC, Dreamcast, Xbox, and Gamecube gaming platforms.)

    Check out the full article on the 360 incarnation of Phantasy Star at The Game Feed.

    News
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
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