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  • Didn't we already try this with Final Fantasy XI?
    has had, well, an epiphany. They plan to bring together MMORPGs and
    home consols and they plan to do it with Champions
    of Atlantis
    for Xbox 360.

    Australia-based dev studio Epiphany Games has revealed that an MMORPG it's
    developing for PC is also planned for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

    Although the announcement on the company's designs for the next-gen console
    doesn't actually name the game, it appears to be Champions of Atlantis. Well,
    that's the only project listed on Epiphany Games' website anyway, so we're
    assuming that's the PC title - and hence the Xbox 360 title - being referred
    to. No prizes for guessing that the MMORPG is set in and around Atlantis,
    the mythical city and current home of Elvis (rumoured).

    Epiphany Games is asking for your help. Participate in a survey
    and tell them what kind of game you want!
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    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • Chronicle of Spellborn's "Road to Beta" Ends
    Best of luck to all those who applied for the Spellborn beta, as invites are due out today!

    The road to Beta is at an end. On the 30th of November, 2005 we will be sending out the first batch of Beta invitations. It's been a long hard road for the Development team, as well as for those of you who have been patiently following this process.

    Beta announcements and a screenshot at the Chronicles of Spellborn official site.
    Have another link...

    • More CoS news- Looks great, plays great (at E3), where's the beta? :)
    Beta, Official Announcements
    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • Adam Ghetti, 19, has big ideas for MMOs with his toddler developing
    company, Rapid Reality.

    Ghetti and his co-founder and father, Marc Ghetti, plan to produce MMOs in
    six to eight months! OGaming
    tells all in Scott Steinberg's article "Independence Day: Rapid Reality
    Co-Founder Adam Ghetti Declares War on Mainstream MMOs."

    Like many adolescents, 19 year-old Adam Ghetti’s a creature
    of contradiction. The one thing we can’t wrap our heads around, though:
    As co-founder and senior creative director of Atlanta-based MMO development
    start-up Rapid Reality, LLC, he’s got this whole industry thing a bit
    After all, whereas contemporaries at larger outfits like Blizzard and NCSoft
    prefer to do it big, Ghetti and his cohorts – including head software
    architect Rick Wells and partner/father Marc Ghetti – think small…
    real small. In keeping with this philosophy, they formed a privately funded
    company of 37 people 2 ½ years ago with one single goal: Produce high-quality
    MMOs in ludicrously short (6 to 8-month) development cycles. And, for that
    matter, market and sell access to these titles for one flat – and shockingly
    reasonable – monthly fee via wholly-owned online portal

    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
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    The response to our new comics has been tremendous. Thanks to everyone who is rating my comics high and Troon's low. We'll show him!!!
    What I would really love is to see some screenshots and/or captions from our readers. I'm confident that you are more talented and at least three times as funny as either Troon or I. If you send us a screenshot and a caption we'll fancy it up for you and post it with full credit to you! You can send them to me at [email protected] if you don't trust the other TenTonHammer guys. I know I don't trust them.

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    Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.

    As always, thanks for visiting,
    -- John "Boomjack" Hoskin

    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • Because a stationary hero would make journeys obsolete.
    Hump day wouldn't be complete without our weekly crop of Hero's Journey screenshots from the good folks at Simutronics. Since a picture tells a thousand words and not the other way around, we have only this tiny snippet to offer you:

    The shadows remain on as we see a Hero's Journey character travel across a rock-strewn hill that beautifully illustrates the game's shadows.

    So I guess you'll just have to see for yourself! New Hero's Journey screenshots at
    But your journey is not complete...

    Images, Media
    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • Flying Labs Stalls
    Citing "external administrative issues" (a euphemism which usually leads back to money one way or another), the developers of Pirates of the Burning Sea just announced that the game's beta testing period is stuck in the doldrums.

    While we anticipate being able to begin beta at some point in the very near future, there are external administrative issues that have caused a delay in our efforts. These external issues are under NDA, and as such, we cannot comment on them. With that being said, the entire team is using the extra time to prepare and polish in anticipation of your imminent arrival. It is with that in mind that we have created this brief update on the status of the Pirates of the Burning Sea Beta Program.

    Now they tell me, after I've done like 500 beta applications in a ballet-stuffing bid to get the golden invite! /cough Pirates of the Burning Sea beta status announcement at the Flying Labs official site.
    Arrrrr, here's more links, matey!

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • You were all noobs once.
    Moghedan Carns continues "A Hopeful Promise: My First MMO" with part 2!

    " In Freeport for about a week, I slowly discovered little things…like the rest of Freeport and vendors. I managed to find my trainer listed in the note I had received on creation! I was even able to accidentally get inside the floating castle, where I discovered I could buy new spells. By this time, I had found my spell book and was able to use my spells again after death. Minor Shielding gave me one of those squares, so I used it all the time. Tishan gave me a wolf head square. Sadly, it never turned me into a werewolf. "

    Need more?
    Even more? More Vanguard News

    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • Players from the "just life" game talk with's
    Jon Wood about this truly unique experience.

    Recently, I took a peek into the world of the MMORPG, Second Life and found
    that it was like nothing that I had ever seen before. Everywhere you looked
    there were strange and wonderful looking things and people. There is no grinding,
    no griefing, no levels. Just… life.
    Second Life is an appropriate title for a game where people log in and create
    just that… a second life to live, a second place to live and a second
    community of people to live it with. As Second Life character Alexis Ingersoll
    told me, “You can be absolutely anything, do absolutely anything. You
    have a lot of very diverse *communities* built up around all sorts of different

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    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • Wanted: Dead or Respawned.
    The good folks at our EQ2 Community Site have posted Norrath's Most Wanted, a list of the most popular and elusive creatures in Everquest 2.

    " Throughout Everquest 2, you will find thousands upon thousands of goblins, orcs, gnolls, etc. to cleave with your blade but some creatures you will notice are just a little out of the ordinary.   Like that guy that feels comfortable enough to wear a pink shirt to work, these creatures will stand out above the rest.  They are tougher, carry more treasure, and are in many cases intentionally sought out and dispatched as soon as they appear.   Below is a guide to where you can find these unique beasts and hunt them down.  Be warned however, that waiting for some to spawn requires more patience than sitting in a McDonald's drive-thru. "

    Need more?
    Even more? More Everquest 2 News

    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • "Oh...Crap!"
    Have you ever really screwed up while playing your favourite MMOG? Wait until you see the gaff our resident warlock made in our latest comic, titled, "Oh...Crap!"

    "Comics! Rate 'em. Send 'em in! "

    Check out the complete list of comics.

    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
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