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First Guild Wars trilogy novel titled and given unofficial release date

You may remember back during our coverage of PAX 08 last year when we reported on ArenaNet's announcement of a Guild Wars book trilogy, set up to explain the lore between Guild Wars 1 and Guild Wars 2. Recently, Ravious at Kill Ten Rats wrote a great post compiling the information we have now, com...

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The Daily Grind: Do you read MMO novels?

Most of us play MMOs for the social interaction among real people from all over the world. Sitting alone reading a book or comic book is not exactly the most social activity, but most of our largest MMO IPs began as books in some form or another. Since then, it's the games themselves that have spawn...

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Turbine marches to the beat of its own drum, continued yearly expansions

Executive producer for Lord of the Rings Online Jeffrey Steefel doesn't seem to have any interest in mimicking his companies competitors. He recently told gamesindustry.biz, "We have been driving our content strategy based on our game and our audience," adding, "What other folks do is driven by th...

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The Digital Continuum: Moria or Wrath?

Standing in the tiny store, I found myself at a crossroads. I'd put a lot of thought into this, but now that the decision was starting back at me, it seemed much more daunting. The question kept repeating in my head, "Do I buy Wrath, or Moria?" The financially devoid part of my brain enthusiastica...

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Turbine: Horsemanship to become "important" when LotRO reaches Rohan

Alright, it's time for that gaming industry tradition of speculation based on vague quotes from developers! In an interview with Ten Ton Hammer, The Lord of the Rings Online executive producer Jeffrey Steefel spoke about future updates to the game, saying that the best is yet to come because now th...

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Massively.com giveaway: Warhammer storytelling pack 1

The lore of Warhammer is deep, rich, and colorful. Today we have two chances for you to explore that lore firsthand. This first giveaway offers up two tomes: the Warhammer Online graphic novel Prelude to War, and the novelization of the MMO entitled Empire in Chaos. Between the two books this pack i...

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MMO MMOnkey: What to do when the Age of Conan servers are down

Your Tempest of Set has been set down and your Dark Templar's gone dark. You've really gotten into this whole Conan thing but the Age of Conan servers are down for maintenance. Now what are you going to do? Well, you're sitting at your computer so you could check out the wealth of online forums, fan...

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Book review: Second Life In-World Travel Guide

Second Life In-World Travel Guide is a book written by Sean Percival (Sean Voss in Second Life -- previously covered here), published by Que. I recently got a copy and was unable to put it down. Now, this was partly because it's photo-heavy, but also because it's pared down to the absolute necessiti...

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The Daily Grind: Optioning IP

One of the things we've often discussed behind the scenes here is what movie or comic book universe we thought would make a good setting for an MMO. There's been talk of both DC and Marvel's universe, which (hopefully) we'll see get off the ground. We've seen Star Wars (and hope to see it done agai...

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Not reading enough books these days? Here's how to play and 'read' at the same time

If you're anything like me, then you may find that the more engrossed you become in a particular MMO, the more your leisure time formerly spent on reading gets whittled away. Thankfully, our friends over at WoW Insider have come up with an excellent solution that doesn't involve helper monkeys, a se...

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