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Eurogamer pits Vanguard vs. EQII in first head-to-head MMO battle

Eurogamer has begun a novel way of 'reviewing' MMOs, a hilarious head-to-head competition premise for this notoriously finicky genre of games. The series is called the "Ten Levels Test", and it couldn't be easier to understand. The writers are going to install each of the games involved in the tes...

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Test server patch notes for Warhammer's "Bitter Rivals" event released

Patch days are like mini-holidays for MMO players. They're worth a beer, a cheer, and a heck of a lot of investigating. The upcoming Warhammer Online Patch 1.2 is worth a lot of cheering, as it ushers in the first of the proper Call to Arms expansion live events. What's more, at 55 pages, you'd c...

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The Daily Grind: Would you craft more if it didn't bore you?

The announcement of streamlining and clarification of crafting coming to Warhammer Online has us thinking: what do you think of crafting in MMOs? Most AAA games offer some sort of non-combat opportunities, but generally they're far less engaging than the combat component of the gameworld. There are ...

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Examining a new threat for the Old Republic

Over the weekend it was announced that The Old Republic would be arriving much sooner than expected. In comic book format, at least. The Threat of Peace will be an ongoing webcomic series written by one of BioWare's finest and produced by the same folks that handle the Dark Horse title Knights of ...

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Preview of the revamp to the EverQuest 2 Lavastorm zone

The next big content drop for EverQuest 2 is coming in Game Update 51. As we discussed at the end of last year the developers are doing an 'EverFrost redux' on the Lavastorm zone, and now there's a preview of the new content up on the official EQ2 site. They'll be streamlining and refining the con...

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BioWare and Dark Horse team up for The Old Republic webcomic

The official Old Republic website has a great announcement up today, undoubtedly the surprise that Sean Dahlberg mentioned in yesterday's Friday design post. In collaboration with Dark Horse Comics, BioWare writer Rob Chestney is going to be penning a comic book entirely within the world of Star W...

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Defining the design process for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Every Friday like clockwork the fine folks at BioWare Austin offer up a new tidbit to sink our teeth into. Last week was kind of a blowout, with the enormous video of Tython and how it was made. If you haven't had a chance to check out the best look we've had to date at Star Wars: The Old Republic...

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Love is in the air as the Night of Murder goes live in Warhammer

Last week we brought you the news that the Night of Murder would be the precursor event to the ambitious Call to Arms live expansion to Warhammer Online. As February 14th inches ever closer (remember, your leveling partner might like a gift or two), the developers have pushed the first of these in...

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Vanguard celebrates its second anniversary, game update

We were just recently talking about how much Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has improved over the years. Make that, as of this week, two years exactly as the MMO celebrates its anniversary with an in-game event. The actual birthday was on the 30th of January, but we're not going to quibble. While you mi...

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Rumors abound of a massive layoff at Mythic Entertainment

Joystiq is reporting today that Mythic Entertainment has been hit by another round of layoffs, this one much more substantial than the first. Using information corroborated by Massively.com sources, they're reporting that anywhere between 60 and 130 people have been let go from the company. Unlike...

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