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  • The MMO formerly known as...

    The only MMO that could help you lose your rent money in a single night of play is getting a facelift. That's right, the MMO formerly known as "Project Entropia" is now Entropia Universe. I'm not sure the new name compels me to ante up, but hey, it's cheap press.

    Project Entropia, the fastest growing virtual universe utilizing a real cash economy, today announced the next phase in its evolution to become the ultimate virtual community, "Entropia Universe" (www.entropiauniverse.com.) The new name embodies the concept of Entropia Universe as more than just another MMORPG, but rather a complete virtual world with the unique identifier of allowing players to utilize a RCE (Real Cash Economy). The built-in RCE links the internal Entropia Universe economy to that of a real world through a fixed exchange rate of $1 USD for 10 PED (project entropia dollars).

    Read the full story on Entropia Universe's name-switcharoo at MediaWire.

    News
    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Ethec
  • Mini-vans with mortars.
    The Denver Post has delivered an interview with Scott Brown of NetDevil discussing the vehicular mayhem of Auto Assault.

    "We were developing our game and we'd go to a conference like GDC (the Game Developers Conference) and there's a panel and they're like, 'This cannot be done.' They're on this panel telling us you cannot do this, this is impossible," Brown said, explaining the reaction to his company's plans to create a huge world filled with battling cars. "So we did it!""

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Interview at The Denver Post.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Get a first glimpse of the many dangerous creatures you will be facing in the game's upcoming expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Read more about the sinister ethereals, the fearsome forest trolls, the nightmarish fleshbeasts, and the terrible gronn on the new Bestiary page. The bestiary will be updated in the coming weeks, so check back often!
    Find the bestiary here.

    See what's new on our World of Warcraft site!

    News
    Mon, Apr 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The local boys are famous! NetDevil is featured prominently in the latest issue of the Denver Business Journal, including various quotes from NetDevil and NCsoft staff, in an article discussing the development of Auto Assault and the MMOG industry.

    With Auto Assault, players customize their own combat vehicles, control the weaponry for their own artillery and develop their own characters -- whether they're robots, humans or a combination of both.

    Jeremy Gaffney, vice president of product development for NCsoft's U.S. division in Austin, Texas, said Auto Assault should appeal to both "aging geeks" who fondly remember the car-related video games of the 1970s and '80s and the young geeks who've never played such games.

    Auto Assault Launches this week for the late starters. If you want some really great information on the game, visit our Auto Assault Community Site.

    More news and information on Auto Assault.

    News
    Mon, Apr 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • DDO - Stormreach: For the "truly casual gamer"?

    GamersInfo.net has published first month's impressions of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Cronus gave the game a pretty good shake, but mystified me with this comment:

    DDO is aimed at the truly casual gamer: the now 40something gamer, with a spouse, 2.5 kids, a dog, and only an hour or three a night to spare for gaming. Most of the quests in the game can be completed in a short amount of time, although there are a few ‘epic’ quests that can take 4 hours or more to get through.

    Granted, the quests are fairly short in duration. But any game that requires you to group will require you to spend a lot of time getting organized away from the action - not a very casual thing. Just my take! Read Cronus' at GemersInfo.net.

    Reviews
    Mon, Apr 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • We have for your reading pleasure, the Editors Edition Chris Klug Interivew.

    I had the pleasure of listening to the audio interview recorded at the Game Developers Conferece this year between Chris Klug, Creative Director at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and our very own Nicole Hamlett and Jeff Woleslagle .

    It is quite possibly one of the most interesting interviews I have had the good fortune to listen to and that says something. Our original article on the interview can be found right here. I've been in the gaming industry for 12 years. Believe me when I tell you that not every game designer is meant to give interviews. Chris Klug on the other hand, could keep you hanging on every word.

    More news and info on Stargate Worlds.

    News
    Mon, Apr 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Er, what I meant to say was the Watching Stone. It's a new bestiary update for you today.

    Statues throughout Middle-earth are not always what they seem. The very stone of some statues hold the trapped spirit of malice within, crafted by the Dark Lord long ago with skilled workmanship and dark ritual. These ominous statues act as sentries and alarms within the realm of Angmar and throughout the lands corrupted by the shadow. Within many of the ruins throughout Eriador and Arnor, in lands once controlled by the darkness of Mordor's reach, these watchers remain, ever-vigilant even after centuries of abandonment.

    Read it all here.

    Our Lord of the Rings Online community - A good place to be.

    More news and info on Lord of the Rings Online.

    News
    Fri, Apr 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The official Age of Conan site has a new archetype preview. This time they're focusing on the Thief.

    Unconventional and devious fighters, characters in the Thief Archetype are those intent on causing maximum harm to their opponents through any means necessary.

    These classes are not the disciplined soldiers of the warrior archetype, but cunning and often vicious opponents that their enemies would be unfortunate to meet in one of the many dark corners of Hyboria.

    More news and info on Age of Conan!

    News
    Fri, Apr 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • This summer the City of Heroes comic will be going bi-monthly and heading in an exciting new creative direction!

    After completing the storyline involving the Heroes of W.I.S.D.O.M., the comic will switch from three issue arcs to single issue, self-contained stories that focus directly on events that have happened, are happening or will happen in the City of Heroes game itself.

    To celebrate this new direction we are kicking off a Comic Book Storyline Contest! All players will be able to submit a single story concept - the winner’s idea will be turned into a script by Sean “Manticore” Fish. This contest will begin in early May, so start thinking of ideas now! Stay tuned for more details.

    If you love getting those comics in the mail this is good news indeed!

    News
    Fri, Apr 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The Auto Assault - Tabula Rasa Beta Invite Contest

    Listen up Auto Assault players! Tabula Rasa is looking for a few elite road warriors!

    The Allied Free Sentient forces need your combat skills to go up against an enemy that has ravaged and enslaved star systems across the galaxy. How do you enlist in this desperate struggle? Be among the first 200 Auto Assault players to sign up for a monthly subscription after the free 30-day trial and you'll be entered into a chance to strap on body armor and high-tech weapons in the Tabula Rasa closed beta.

    The contest begins on Auto Assault launch day and ends 31 days after.

    Notification of approved enlistments will be sent out starting May 15 via email. It's very important that you make sure your PlayNC account email is up to date (watch that spam filter!). Once you've received your official orders, you will report for duty when the TR closed beta begins-at a time to be announced later. Players must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

    One entry per PlayNC account and email address - you can only win ONE beta slot per person.

    Winners list will be posted on both http://www.playtr.com/ and http://www.autoassault.com/ on May 31st.

    Good luck recruit! We're looking forward to having you join the fight!

    More news and info on Auto Assault

    News
    Fri, Apr 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
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