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  • Please, please for the love of Pete, somebody tell us if Guild Wars is any good.
    Gaming Excellence has posted a review of Guild Wars. They made a warrior/monk and then wrote this:

    "While Guild Wars may have been a game that came out of nowhere for many of us, it in no way makes it lacking in quality. In fact, I am hard-pressed to find any PC game that has shipped recently that feels more solid and complete out of the box. From its quick installation (2 disc install that does not require any play disc afterwards) to its fantastic Guild Wars Manuscript; a 144-page book that painstakingly details the world of Guild Wars, you will find yourself wowed from the start. The first time you launch the game, you will also be taken aback by how quickly the login screen pops up and afterwards, how quickly it loads all the gaming worlds. Creating a character is painless and once you actually launch the game, it is truly amazing to behold. All of Guild Wars’ information is server side and the game automatically streams required updates and installs them transparently to the user in a matter of seconds. I have never seen a game load faster, on PC or console, than Guild Wars and it may not mean much to many, but waiting to play when you don’t have hours in front of you is important to me. The internet code is fast, lag-free and optimized brilliantly."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at Gaming Excellence.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jul 04, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Ha! Check out the URL that you go to for this...they spelled Rogue as "Rouge". Priceless.
    Ogaming has posted a World of Warcraft Rogue guide. They sold you some gold and then they wrote this:

    "Rogues are damage-dealers, and that is their group role. You are in a group solely to take down single mobs and provide some limited crowd control (as well as pick locked chests and boxes). Rogues have the fastest (and arguably the most exciting) combat pace the game has to offer. Rogues attack the fastest because they are dual wielders and always use fast-swinging weapons (1-handed swords and maces and daggers). Rogues have to be versatile, patient and very articulate."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Rogue Guide at OGaming.

    News
    Mon, Jul 04, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Images can win you some free WoW playtime.
    WoWGuru is running a World of Warcraft image contest. The rogue who ganked you was writing this, maybe:

    "WoWGuru is happy to present you with our very first contest. We will be giving away 11 60-day gametime card, absolutely free. All you have to do to enter is submit a screenshot or drawing (made or taken by you) to our newly created Image Gallery.



    We will be giving away one (1) 60-day gametime card for each cateogry. The winners will be chosen by the highest score. Score will be calculated based on number of votes and the ratings received."

    You can read about the World of Warcraft Contest at WoWGuru.

    News
    Mon, Jul 04, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Gnolls have a saga?
    GameCloud has posted a Interview with Sony Online Entertainment's Scott Hartsman covering the latest EverQuest 2 adventure pack, The Splitpaw Saga. While watching the clouds drift by we saw one that looked a lot like Lord Nagafen and it appeared he was writing this:

    " The folks at Sony Online recently release the second "adventure pack" for their hit MMORPG Everquest 2 titled The Splitpaw Saga. Gamecloud got a chance to quiz the pack's senior producer Scott Hartsman to find out more about their mini-expansion pack for the game. "

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2: The Splitpaw Saga Interview at GameCloud.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jul 04, 2005
    Boomjack
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    Tomorrow is Canada Day! Fireworks and a BBQ are in the works. Loading and the news will be back Monday when many of you are celebrating July 4th. .
    Now on to the real world, you can't make this stuff up.

    • Lopsided Planet

      We need everyone to take five steps to the west please.
    • Newborn Dolphins Never Sleep

      Endorsement contract with Bawls in the works.
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    Thu, Jun 30, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Fancy pants pictures.
    Pro-G has posted some Asheron's Call 2: Legions screenshots. They didn't write anything...not a blurb, not a snippet, and certainly not this:

    "Open Letter to Pro-G. Please write something to describe your content. We the people of gaming yearn for the days of old when websites actually wrote something down. Take us back to the glory days.
    Signed, The People of Gaming"

    You can view the Asheron's Call 2: Legions Screenshots at Pro-G.

    Images, Media
    Thu, Jun 30, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Blue pill fever.
    GamersInfo.net has a review of The Matrix Online posted. We're nearly sure that Neo had no part in the writing of this:

    "When I jack in, I am in the Matrix. The terminology used, the skill
    system, the events: these are the Matrix. However, it's really not the
    game itself that has succeeded in creating the Matrix Online. It's the
    combination of live events and the offline elements. Newspapers are
    sent to my email regarding what is happening in the Matrix. If I have
    signed up for their IM service I can speak to people in the Matrix
    while not in myself (and vice versa). A radio station was developed by
    players - Radio Free Zion - and was just incorporated into the game.
    Live Events of the highest caliber - performed by professional actors -
    occur at regularly scheduled intervals for days at a time. Summaries of
    the events are posted daily - sometimes multiple times per day - from
    the perspective of players, characters such as Morpheus (who was
    recently killed), or from the various factions like the Machines,
    Zionites and Exiles (Merovingians). Event summaries are posted in a
    very timely manner and then again sometimes weeks later you'll find
    another clue about what happened that will simply make your head swim.
    Add to that, short cinematics that often include the Oracle and you
    feel like you've found your spot inside the raining green code."

    You can read the entire The Matrix Online Review at GamersInfo.net.

    Reviews
    Thu, Jun 30, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Loading...
    BlizzCon, a million jokes in waiting.
    Now on to the real world, you can't make this stuff up.

    • Lake on Titan?

      Radio signals from the methane covered moon confirmed to say, "Look, my butt's a flamethrower".
    • Pulp Fiction in 30 seconds - re-enacted by bunnies.

      Samuel L. Jackrabbit.
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    Wed, Jun 29, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Irthling, take me to your leader.
    RPGVault has an interview with Magic Hat, the folks behind Irth Online. From space, it appears that this was written:

    "Magic Hat Software's Irth Online is a fantasy-themed persistent state project said to emphasize role-playing and allowing players to determine their own in-game experience. Officially announced late in January, although it had been on our radar for some time, it's now in late beta and targeted to enter commercial service in the coming weeks. The setting is one in which a fragile peace exists among three civilizations, the northern Arcadians, swamp-dwelling Morbus and tropical Mezoteks. Features likely to interest players who prefer open-ended virtual worlds include a free-form storyline and a skill system in which characters can learn any ability without racial or class-based restrictions. Ever since conducting an extensive interview in February, we've been on a quest to gather more in-depth information on the endeavor and its key elements. To this end, we solicited input from various team members."

    You can read the entire Irth Online Interview at RPGVault.

     

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jun 29, 2005
    Boomjack
  • We ask. They answer.
    MMORPG.com has the second installment of their Hero's Journey Q&A series posted. It looks suspiciously like they may have written this:

    " Erick Slick is a designer and the Director of Development for Hero's Journey, the upcoming release from Simutronics. Every two weeks we have a chance to quiz someone from the team in what should become a community based Q&A series."

    You can read the entire Hero's Journey Interview at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jun 29, 2005
    Boomjack
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