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Age of Conan heralds Secrets of Dragon's Spine update series

Hyboria's about to get a lot more rowdy, as if that was possible. Funcom announced that it is planning a series of updates for Age of Conan called Secrets of Dragon's Spine, with the first update coming in the next few months. The key focus for this content will be in the titular desert region of...

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The Anvil of Crom: Ranging across the border

"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, b...

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The Game Archaeologist and the dragon of the deep dungeon

The Game Archaeologist is a lazy adventurer-slash-professor who dons his trademark cap for a weekly expedition through some of the most famous MMOs of the past few decades. Each month, he chooses a different title in order to examine its highlights, talk with its developers, and invite its fans to ...

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PAX 2009: We travel east with Rise of the Godslayer

Age of Conan came to PAX pretty much directly off their announcement of the Rise of the Godslayer expansion. So when we arrived at our appointment to check the game out and speak with Executive Producer Craig Morrison, you can imagine our curiosity levels were quite high. This expansion is taking ...

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Age of Conan offering two free weeks to previous players

It's been a long while coming, but Funcom has finally announced their first re-evaluation campaign for Age of Conan. Anyone who possesses a previously active account can -- as of today, July 8th -- reactivate and play for two full weeks entirely for free. In the last year, the game has seen a lite...

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Exclusive interview with AoC Senior Dialog Writer Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Age of Conan has received acclaim from all quarters, especially for the quality of the Tortage quests, dialog and voiceover acting. The credit for a bewilderingly vast amount of this material goes to Aaron Dembski-Bowden, a young British writer already known for his work in the tabletop roleplaying...

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Interview with AoC dialog writer Aaron Dembski-Bowden, part 2

The original Conan stories had some fairly racist dialog. How did you reconcile a hero who makes a point of never abandoning a fellow 'white man' with the gamers of the 21st century? I just didn't present that aspect of him. That links into a later question, actually... Inter-cultural enmity is ...

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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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Consume even more Age of Conan beta coverage

You've probably seen all the coverage of Age of Conan around the net -- we have quite a bit here at Massively, too -- but if you're looking for even more information about the world of Hyboria than Gamespy has a nice roundup of all their coverage. Everything from more beta impressions to the artis...

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