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Archives for Jan 6th, 2010

City of Heroes offers a reminder on account security

NCsoft hasn't been having an easy start to the year, at least not in the eyes of security-minded players. The entire Guild Wars security question recently came to a head with suspicions and accusations that the flaw was something wrong with NCsoft's account management, a black eye if ever there was...

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Finding your place in Fallen Earth

Back just before the holidays, Fallen Earth joined the ranks of many other games on the market in offering a free trial. That's all well and good, but that leaves one to face the slight problem the game has. Once the tutorial is over, you get rather unceremoniously dropped off with a line pointing...

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New Dungeon Fighter Online video highlights NPCs

Dungeon Fighter Online released its first major update back in December, refining their game and clearing up some areas that had been giving players trouble. Now they are shifting their focus to helping players get to know the world in Dungeon Fighter Online, beginning with the NPCs. With this...

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Sony Online Entertainment introduces "Gamer of the Month"

It looks like Sony Online Entertainment may have made a New Year's resolution to get to know its fans a little better. Community Relations Coordinator Ashlanne Barefoot recently introduced the "SOE Gamer of the Month" as a new feature on the forums, asking players to PM her for consideration. The...

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Kung Foo! creators talk about all things Foo

Kung Foo!, the snarky new offering from Perfect World International, went into closed beta yesterday. At first glance, the free-to-play game is yet another clunky, anime-styled fantasy game full of ancient Chinese cliches, so what makes this one so different? Product Manager Craig Beers and...

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Choose my Adventure: Newly-cloned in Fallen Earth

The votes are in and we're very excited to begin our latest version of Choose my Adventure by introducing you to our shiny new character: Gator Boudreaux. He's a rifle-wielding (eventually) assassin traveling the Grand Canyon wasteland in search of his next meal, a few extra chips and the perfect...

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One Shots: Are we there yet?

While graphical glitches in World of Warcraft seem to be few and far between these days versus five years ago, we do still get the occasional report of weirdness going on in the game. For example, we have today's One Shots sent in by Aaron G. whose Druid decided to try to make off with his kitty...

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Second Life detective pens Second Life detective novel

Operating since about 2007, Flick Faulds has run a detective agency in Second Life, though not all of his operations were in the virtual environment. It's only natural (considering that every user is outside of Second Life) that investigations led outside as well. After quite some time operating,...

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Cryptic releases Star Trek Online Exploration trailer

The launch of Cryptic's Star Trek Online is less than a month away, and player feelings are mixed. Whether you can't wait for launch, or are apprehensive that Cryptic is rolling it out so quickly, it's safe to say that people are very interested to see how it turns out. To help alleviate the...

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Avatar uses smoking as a metaphor for (online) gaming obsession

For all of you who saw Avatar (and we're pretty sure that's a lot of you) we imagine the analogy between James Cameron's sci-fi techno masterpiece and our beloved genre of gaming didn't fully escape many of you. So, when anti-smoking outfits began to boil over about Sigourney Weaver's character...

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Massively Speaking Episode 83: Fallen Earth's Lee Hammock

Massively Speaking Episode 83 is back this week with special guest Lee Hammock, Lead Game Designer on Fallen Earth. Lee and Shawn talk about upcoming updates to the game, including a few tidbits never revealed in an interview before! Las Vegas anyone? Have a comment for the podcasters? Shoot us...

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LEGO Universe to hold first public showing at CES

When you think Vegas, what do you think of? Why, LEGO of course! Wait, you don't? What do you think of when you think of...you know what? Never mind. At any rate, CES 2010 begins in Las Vegas this Thursday, and LEGO Universe will be on hand to show fans how the game is progressing. Fans awaiting...

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The Daily Grind: Do you mend fences or burn bridges?

It happens no matter what you do: you get into a bad group of players, or you and your guild leader (or shell leader, or supergroup leader, or whatever) have a falling-out, or you just tagged something that another person needs. Whatever the reasons, feelings can flare when playing an MMO, and we...

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