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[Updated] Lord of the Rings Online going free-to-play this fall

There's been a lot of speculation that was largely wishful thinking, but it's been confirmed this morning: Lord of the Rings Online is going free-to-play. Yes, you heard that right. "LOTRO will introduce Turbine's innovative new pricing model that allows players to download the game and play...

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DCUO release window announced

Break out the underoos, superhero fans, as another tights-flavored MMORPG is nearing release. Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online is flying your way this November, and will be launching simultaneously on the PC and PS3 platforms. IGN has a preview of the game, including a brief look...

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The Secret World Q&A with Ragnar Tornquist

Funcom Senior Assistant Community Manager Glen "Famine" Swan has dropped a gem of a post on the official forums for the forthcoming MMORPG known as The Secret World. The development team has been collecting questions from the community for some time, and the answers are being rolled out in a...

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APB payment model, launch date, and pre-order revealed

Realtime Worlds' forthcoming urban crime MMORPG All Points Bulletin has finally been dated. The title will launch in North America on June 29 and on July 2 in Europe. In addition to the street date, Realtime Worlds has unveiled the payment model, which looks to parcel out sections of game play...

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GDC10: Hands-on with the Fallen Earth iPhone app

Ever since hearing last November that Icarus Studios was working on an iPhone app for Fallen Earth, we've been starving for details. Count it as a road warrior's dream fulfilled, then, as Massively sat down with Associate Project Manager Dave Haydysch at GDC for a hands-on demo of this beefy...

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Gods & Heroes returns from the dead

How many here remember Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising? We're hoping most of you, as the highly-anticipated MMO was near completion before it was scrapped in 2007. Perpetual Entertainment, who was also developing the first incarnation of Star Trek Online at the time, officially shut its doors in...

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Allods Online responds to player concern over cash shop

As we reported earlier this morning, the Allods Online item shop went live during open beta today, but the player feedback wasn't exactly positive. The main issue here being what fans felt were unusually high prices for in-game items. Tonight, gPotato officially responded to the outrage,...

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Runes of Magic Chapter III to arrive in May

Runes of Magic fans will be happy to hear that Chapter III: The Elder Kingdoms will be launching in May to whisk them away to a brand new continent with a shiny new level cap. The kingdom of Dalanis is in an uproar, with a young king on the throne and a horde of schemers behind it. As players...

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Allods Online set to enter open beta on February 16th

Allods Online surprised us last November, seeming to come out of nowhere and offering an extensive, polished game even in beta. The game has been cycling through several rounds of closed beta since then, adding more content with each round and allowing beta testers to further explore their world. ...

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Metaplace announces January 1st shutdown

The Metaplace development team made the announcement today that no fan of a game likes to hear: "Today we have unfortunate news to share with the Metaplace community. We will be closing down our service on January 1, 2010 at 11:59pm Pacific." The bottom line to the reasoning behind the decision is...

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