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Valiance Online cancels Kickstarter, seeks stress test applicants

Silverhelm Studios has announced that Valiance Online will be accepting sign-ups for its inbound stress test starting today. Valiance Online is one of at least three fan-led superhero MMORPGs attempting to fill the City of Heroes niche, though Valiance has no intention of licensing the CoH IP if fa...

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Valiance Online launches its Kickstarter today [Updated: It's live now!]

A post on Valiance Online's Facebook has good news for fans of the upcoming game: SilverHelm Studios will be bringing the game to Kickstarter today. "It's packed with all manner of goodies for you to get your hands on," Design Director Nate "Paramount" Vogeding writes. "These things will be exclusi...

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Lord of the Rings Online renews license through 2017

Turbine has secured the license for Lord of the Rings Online -- for a few more years, at least. Community Manager Rick Heaton confirmed the license renewal on the official forums today: "I just wanted to drop in and address the concerns surrounding the license, again. We have said as far back as...

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The Road to Mordor: Could Lord of the Rings Online end in 2014?

Almost two years ago, Star Wars Galaxies players were rocked to their core by the news that their virtual world was to be sunsetted at the end of the year. Despite obvious SOE love for the title and player petitions, the call was already made: LucasArts didn't want to renew the contract with SOE,...

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Never say Neverwinter: Cryptic forced to delay D&D RPG

Fans -- and general looky-loos -- anticipating Cryptic's next game will have to wait a little while longer. Neverwinter has been officially delayed following a bout of legal mumbo jumbo involving Atari and Hasbro struggling over the Dungeons & Dragons license. While the two companies have ...

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Alter-Ego: DCUO's console conundrum

With the first month of DC Universe Online now in the past, the time has come for that all-important MMO decision -- is the game worth renewing? For some, the answer is no. The first major patch still has not dropped; it's meant to offer us many fixes and the new content we've been told is coming. ...

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Interplay responds to Bethesda's Fallout claims, calls them "absurd"

War... war never changes. Not even when it's over an IP. The Fallout MMO has been stuck in the middle of a legal battle for roughly half of forever, and it doesn't seem like the controversy is going to stop any time soon. Bethesda's most recent filing claimed that Interplay had only licensed the ri...

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Eutechnyx announces plan to drive forward with Auto Club Revolution

There are some games that seem like they just beg to be made into an MMO. The concept of the Gran Turismo series, for instance -- a game where you could purchase and drive almost any car, from a high-performance race machine to a tiny Japanese cargo truck. While there are no indications that the ve...

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The Daily Grind: What license would you like to see as an MMO?

The announcement of the Twilight MMO made many book fans rejoice while many others simply grumbled while they slapped their hands against their faces. While we all may not agree with it, it's coming our way whether we like it or not. Out of all of this commotion, however, an interesting breakfast ...

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Rumor: China's The9 may lose licensing rights to World of Warcraft

The9 is the licensed operator for World of Warcraft in China, the most popular Western MMO running in Asia. However, The9 is facing new censorship and regulatory issues which have thus far prevented the Wrath of the Lich King expansion from launching in China. These restrictions imposed upon online ...

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