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The Stream Team: Flying high in ArcheAge

Now that Massively's MJ has her own glider in ArcheAge, will she ever be content with just bipedal locomotion again? Can she get back into the swing of ground-based adventures, or will she continue to seek out the highest mountains just to leap off them? Since she can't shoot fireballs from the...

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Trion's latest ArcheAge livestream is all about gliders

When it comes to unique ArcheAge features, hang-gliders are pretty near the top of my personal list. Even the dinky little starter glider you get as part of a newb zone quest is more fun than it has any right to be, which is why I'll be watching Trion's latest livestream. Said stream is all...

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Global Agenda takes aim at bots, aimbots specifically

There are beasts out there that are far worse than a simple macro auto-pilot program, a la Glider. In the FPS community, beasts like the notorious aim bot, capable of auto-targeting your enemies in a game of shooting skill, exist to ruin everyone's fun. And when you cross your MMORTS with the...

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Jade Dynasty goes into open beta, supplies new trailer

Perfect World Entertainment's new flagship game, Jade Dynasty, has pulled itself out of closed beta right on time and has jumped into open beta, swords and magic at the ready. If you're looking to check out this new free-to-play MMO, or at least judge some of the controversial game options for...

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Anti-Aliased: My first 30 levels with AFK... er... Jade Dynasty

So I learned a few things since last week. One, writing an opinion column on how much I like Final Fantasy XIV can push people into a frothing internet rage, and two, people apparently forgot that I write an opinion column. Therefore, because my column may induce emotional states similar to some...

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Anti-Aliased: My first 30 levels with AFK... er... Jade Dynasty pt. 2

So that's why it's called AFK Dynasty... When I finally found a new area to level in as my awesome level 30 self, I actually found that the quests had surprisingly become more tedious. Now it was kill 30 of a monster, or collect 10 to 15 of an item that would only drop once every 7 monsters. This...

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GDC09: How to avoid new legal pitfalls in virtual world design and policy

At last week's Game Developers Conference 2009, we got the chance to sit in on Mark Methenitis' talk on How to avoid new legal pitfalls in virtual world design and policy. You may have noticed the sheer quantity of legal cases, rulings and issues surrounding virtual environments and MMOGs that have...

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Famed felon seeks to join MDY vs Blizzard

If you've been keeping up, you already know of the court battle between Blizzard and MDY over the Glider automation software used with World of Warcraft. Another amicus brief has been filed in the case, and this one is a real attention-getter. An amicus brief (often formally named amicus curiae --...

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Blizzard awarded large payout in 'WoW Glider' case

The BBC is reporting that the WoW Glider case (MDY vs. Blizzard) is moving closer to resolution. If you'll recall, the court found in favor of Blizzard Entertainnment back in July, awarding them victory in their long-running feud with 'botting' software. WoW Glider is the best known 'bot software...

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Blizzard victorious in WoW Glider case

Virtually Blind is reporting that the WoW Glider case has been resolved in Blizzard's favor. The maker of the epic fantasy MMO has long contended that the MDY developers are infringing on the company's copyright. MDY makes the WoW Glider bot software, possibly the most popular of a series of options...

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