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  • Battlegrounds is here.
    IGN has posted an impressions article covering World of Warcraft Battlegrounds. It goes something like this:

    "You'll be entering an instance and will have to wait in a queue, and today it was a fairly long one, averaging 30-45 minutes before you could actually get in on the action. On the bright side, you don't have to stand there in the tunnel like a doofus--you can travel anywhere in the world, even another instance, and basically do whatever it is you would do, were you not waiting to get into the Valley. A small icon will be placed on your compass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, telling you how long you've been waiting and when Blizzard estimates you'll be inside. You can also pop up a menu here that will allow you to leave the queue or enter another."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Battlegrounds Impressions Article at IGN.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Make it so.
    RPGPlanet has an interview with Daron Stinnett, the executive director of Star Trek Online posted. We are pretty sure it went like this:

    "STGU has put together a brief question and answer interview with Star Trek Online's new executive producer Daron Stinnett."

    You can view the entire Star Trek Online Interview at RPGPlanet.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Another MMOG enters the fray.
    MMORPG.com has posted a developer diary from New Desert Team, the folks who are working on Sigonyth: Desert Eternity. They wrote something and maybe, just maybe it was this:

    "Today we present the first in a series of monthly developers from the people behind "Sigonyth: Desert Eternity". This week they introduce the title and discuss what differentiates their game from others on the market."

    You can view the entire Sigonyth Developer's Diary at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Will you take the journey?
    MMORPG.com has posted some new screenshots from Hero's Journey. It's conceivable that they wrote this:

    "For those who were not at E3 and did not see the video, these two screenshots show off the grand finale! One shows the catapault players use to take out the enemy bridge, which can be seen as it begins to crumble in the other image."

    You can view the Hero's Journey Screenshots at MMORPG.com

    Images, Media
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Blam! Kapow!
    A City of Villains movie is up at TenTonHammer.com. We almost for sure wrote this:

    "Three minute long high-res City of Villains movie featuring interview and gameplay footage."

    You can grab the City of Villains movie at FileShack.

    Video, Media
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Battlegrounds arrives, and with it much venting in general chat.
    Blizzard has released Battlegrounds for World of Worldcraft along with a large patch. It's likely they wrote this:

    " Live Patch Notes Disclaimer: While we make every effort to include all upcoming changes in our patch notes, please be aware that occasionally some changes are unintentionally omitted.

    Patch 1.5 Changes
    ****Battlegrounds arrive!****

    • The Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley battlegrounds are now available. The Warsong Gulch entrances may be found in the northern Barrens near the Mor'Shan Rampart (Horde) and south of Silverwing Outpost in Ashenvale (Alliance). The Alterac Valley entrances may be found east of Sofera's Naze in Alterac (Horde), and in the Headlands of Alterac (Alliance). "

    The patch in its staggering entirety can be read by hitting the MORE link.

    News
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The love-in continues.
    MMORPG.com has posted their review of Guild Wars. It's probable that they wrote this:

    "Led by a development team of industry veterans (many of whom hail from the hallowed halls of Blizzard) Guild Wars has had high expectations laid upon it by both its creators and many in the player community. Close scrutiny has been given the game throughout its long development and beta periods, with the Devs responding quickly and decisively to rectify game bugs and address player concerns."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at MMORPG.com.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Roman all over the web.
    RPGVault has posted a preview of Perpetual Entertainment's upcoming title, Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "Another of the key points discussed reinforced and expanded on what was known from before. The gameplay will have a significant quest component. The team has promised quite a number at launch, with a large portion of the action taking place within instanced locations. Some of the tasks will be class-based, while others will be linked to Gods and Heroes pantheon of deities and the powers they can confer to their respective adherents. Since this would appear to be an aspect the team is focused on, one can probably expect to see a lot more about it over the coming months."

    You can read the entire Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising Preview at RPGVault.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Another Guild Wars review spills onto the Interweb.
    Business Week Online has posted a review of Guild Wars. We're almost positive that they might have written this:

    "It's definitely not your typical online role-playing game. Best of all: You only have to pay for "Guild Wars" ($50, T-rated) once. There are no extra fees, unlike most similar games, which charge about $15 per month to keep playing."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at Business Week Online.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Does WoW in China have North American gold farmers?
    GamesIndustry.biz has posted a short article on the launch of World of Warcraft in China. We're positive that they might have written this:

    "The launch follows an extremely successful open beta period for WoW in China, which at some points saw 500,000 players using the servers simultaneously, and will be the fourth major territory for the game following launches in North America, Europe and South Korea."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft article at GamesIndustry.biz.

    News
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
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