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The Firing Line: DayZ, Forge, and Rapid Assault

A couple of interesting items came across The Firing Line desk this week. One of them was the fact that PlanetSide 2's beta will be cranking up inside of a month. And there was much rejoicing. OK, now that that's out of the way, the other items concern games that are decidedly smaller in sc...

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The Firing Line: What ever happened to that game?

Online shooters are a dime a dozen these days. Heck, so are MMOs. I can't get up from my computer chair for five minutes without missing some sort of PR blast about the latest, greatest gift to gamingkind. It's easy to lose track of all these titles, and it's even easier when some of said titl...

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Battleground Europe celebrates D-Day, adds U.S. forces

June 6th is an historic day in the annals of both U.S. and military history. The Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy was not only the largest amphibious assault ever but also a decisive turning point in the course of the second world war. It's fitting, then, that D-Day also marks the 10th a...

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Massively Exclusive: Cornered Rat talks longevity, simulations, and the future of Battleground Europe

It's P-Day across Battleground Europe, as today marks the official introduction of World War II Online's 1.33 patch. The update is something of a milestone for Cornered Rat's stalwart MMOFPS simulation, and Massively sat down with the game's high command to chat about the past, the future, and of...

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WWIIOL: Battleground Europe readying 1.33 patch, infantry upgrades

MMO shooters are a dime a dozen these days, and whether you're into sci-fi, spy-fi, modern warfare, or post-apocalyptic mayhem, massively multiplayer gun battles are pretty prevalent across the genre. Not to be outdone by the parade of young whippersnappers is World War II Online: Battleground Eu...

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Battleground Europe lowers sub fee, adds content

Quick, what was the first MMO? No, it wasn't WoW. It wasn't World War II Online either, even though it seems like the long-running game -- now called Battleground Europe -- has been around since the fall of the Third Reich. Cornered Rat's stalwart combat sim recently patched to version 1.32, adding...

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Players get to start placing objects in WWII Online: Battlefield Europe

WWII Online: Battlefield Europe is getting a bit long in the tooth, but that certainly hasn't meant development has ceased on the game. Quite the opposite, in fact -- the old-school MMOFPS has recently rolled out a massive patch aimed at a system-wide overhaul, one that we had a chance to talk with...

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Exclusive WWII Online: Battleground Europe team interview

As we mentioned last week, WWII Online: Battleground Europe is still going strong. In fact, Playnet and Cornered Rat Software are on the verge of a massive update for the game. Update 1.31, currently in open beta, has been in the works for many months and is set to overhaul the graphics of this o...

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Battleground Europe patch adds new towns and brigade types

If you're making an MMO, you can go one of two routes. You can go mainstream -- try to please everyone at once -- or you can carve a niche to be occupied by a small but loyal player base. Playnet has always aimed for the second option with World War II Online: Battleground Europe (or, The Game Form...

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Battleground Europe implements key changes to recruit new players

On the war torn battlefields of Europe, the armies of the Axis and the Allies have been fighting a bitter struggle for years. Armies are surrounded and crushed, Tigers break through the Ardennes, and countless cities have been reduced to rubble in the struggle for ultimate domination. At the botto...

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