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Archives for Jan 20th, 2008

Additional PotBS subscription details surface

Flying Lab Software are just about ready to lift the anchor on Pirates of the Burning Sea and let those who aren't pre-boarders join the fun. There are probably some people that already know they're in for the long haul, perhaps due to trying the beta, or perhaps because they really really like...

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New trial program for Dungeons & Dragons Online

For anyone looking to maybe try out a new MMO or just wanting to kill some time, DDO has a brand spanking new 10 day trial page up and running with some nice screenshots for those of us who enjoy looking at shiny things. Of course, the trial itself is a "limited time" offer according to the...

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Internet payment plan based on usage to be tested in Texas

In a chilling bit of news for any net aficionado, Time Warner is reportedly planning to try out a new billing scheme where they would charge customers based on the amount of bandwidth they consume, instead of the more traditional flat service fee. According to the report on MSNBC, the measure is...

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One Shots: Sunrise over Nagrand

Sherp from the Kilrogg realm of World of Warcraft sends in this screenshot, taken while flying through Nagrand. Though Nagrand looks a lot different in full day than it does at in this sunrise scene -- it's really a land of green rolling hills and incredible purple skies. But the game's lighting...

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TR alien hybrids beaten with ugly stick, have good personalities

One of the more shocking changes made when Destination Games announced the patch notes for Tabula Rasa 1.4 was the inclusion of inclusion of alien hybrids. After completing certain quest lines, players could gain the ability to splice alien DNA into any of their future clones, and are even given an...

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Cinemassively: Sand, Episode 3.5

At last, we have a conclusion to the Sand series. Episode 3.5, also directed by PG Provenzano, while short, answers all the questions from earlier episodes. While two of the Colonists are struggling for control of the weapon that was previously aimed at Gwen, the third works on releasing her. As she...

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Age of Conan officially rated M; Prestige class changes possible

More news has come out from the recent Age of Conan: Hyborean Adventures press event held by Funcom. Ten Ton Hammer is reporting that the ESRB rating for AoC has been confirmed to be an M. What this means is that the game will be able to be distributed state-side in pretty well all mass-market...

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James Bond stuntman releases martial arts animations in Second Life

To be honest I'm not sure which is the bigger story here: The headline is true, Marcus Shakesheff, a stuntman on Die Another Day among other films, has had a range of his martial arts moves recorded by motion capture, converted into animations in Second Life and they will be available to buy and,...

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Flying Lab banning for RMT already

In an almost "news of the weird" situation, word came out yesterday evening that the fine folks at Flying Lab are already seeing grey-market gold selling in their still-in-pre-launch game Pirates of the Burning Sea. While any MMO veteran knows just how pervasive gold selling is in any game, this is...

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The Daily Grind: The importance of lore

Having a good back-story is very important for some. For other people, being forced to read scrolling quest text, or listen to an NPC go on and on about who was where in what battle is boring and a waste of time. The very presence and seeming popularity of leveling guides seems to indicate that...

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Yesterday in Second Life: Second Life Daily News

Yesterday in Second Life there was: 17,696 new signups bringing the total to 12,010,262 signups. The 12 millionth signup occurred today at approximately 9:30AM, right about on schedule. At current median signup rates, the 13 millionth signup is due in 55 days on the 13th of March. A peak...

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Counting the Coppers

Yesterday in Second Life we: Spent US$1,404,000 at an exchange rate of L$267.6 to US$1 Exchanged US$250,000 at an average of US$10,400.0 per hour. Market buys were US$195,000 Market sales were US$51,000 Limit-limit buys were US$3,600 The busiest time was at 4pm when about US$15,000...

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