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Archive for 30 June 2009


StarCraft 2 Delay Will Harm Activision Holiday Season

Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey has stated that StarCraft 2 is unlikely to appear this year which will affect Activision Blizzard’s end of year line-up.Following news that the Beta process for StarCraft 2 is expected to be more than four months long, Hickey has commented that Activision Blizzard’s end of year line-up may not be as strong as expected.Speaking to Gamasutra, Hickey also thinks that Blizzard’s World of Warcraft could be under threat from new MMORPG titles such as NCSoft’s AION which is due for released on 25 September.

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Chronicles of Spellborn Being Redeveloped

Out of the blue comes news that Akklaim is to ‘redevelop’ its recently launched MMORPG Chronicles of Spellborn.Released in February, Akklaim’s MMORPG Chronicles of Spellborn is to receive major changes as Akklaim moves the game over to a free to play model supported by micro-transactions.

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Analyst Predicts OnLive Will Be Widely Adopted

Industry analysis firm Wedbush Morgan has stated it expects OnLive to “change the landscape” of gaming.

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No StarCraft 2 LAN To Stop Piracy

Another statement from Blizzard gives further details on the thinking behind the lack of LAN play in StarCraft 2.The removal of LAN play from StarCraft 2 has been a hot topic since IncGamers broke the story yesterday and a further statement from Blizzard adds another element to the debate, the one of piracy.

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City Of Heroes Launches Issue 15: Anniversary

NCsoft announced today that it has released the latest update to the MMO City of Heroes, Issue 15: Anniversary.

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FUEL PC Version Ships, New Media

Codemasters has announced that the PC version of FUEL is now shipping in North America and Europe.

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Battlefield Heroes Tastefully Marks Jackson’s Passing

EA are offering Michael Jackson-themed costumes for Battlefield Heroes.Kotaku noticed that, to mark the man’s passing, Battlefield Heroes now has an additional two sets of costumes that you can doll your character up in.

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FFXI Add-On Pre Sale Dated

Square Enix announced earlier that the second add-on for the MMO, Final Fantasy XI, will begin pre-sale on 5 July.

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Mortal Online Pre Orders Delayed

Pre-orders for the upcoming MMO, Mortal Online, have been delayed for two weeks, developer Star Vault revealed earlier.

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Interview with AoC’s Craig Morrison

Game director of Age of Conan, Craig Morrison, sat down with us to talk about the state of the game.Check out the full interview here.

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AoC’s Craig Morrison Interview

IncGamers recently got to speak to the game director of Age of Conan, Craig Morrison, to find out how the game was coming along, what he would have done differently with hindsight, and what’s to come for AoC.Read the full interview below:AoC was a highly anticipated MMO title which promised to introduce new styles of gameplay we’d not seen before in an MMO (talking about mounted combat and a new combat style, as well as little adult touches like getting drunk and visiting hookers).  Why do you think the game didn’t retain its subscribers after launch?

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Thousands Petition Blizzard For StarCraft LAN

Many StarCraft II fans are upset over Blizzard’s decision to exclude a local area network (LAN) game mode.

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Harry Potter Launch Trailer Released

EA has released a launch trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.Amid a series of cutscenes we see Harry in Quidditch action and in a showdown with arch-enemy Draco Malfoy.

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MMO Weekly 30/06/09

In part one of this two part series, Jeff Hollis discusses how to bring the long, slow and painful death to an MMO.  Using the most popular MMO available at the moment, Hollis draws comparisons to other, previously more successful, MMOs.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jun 2009 | Comments Off

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