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The Daily Grind: Where are all the sports MMOs?

With the advent of the college football bowl season and NFL playoffs, it's likely that you know someone caught up in the hysteria that surrounds a favored sports team in the thick of a championship chase. You may even be a sports fan yourself, and you also may have wondered -- as we did -- about th...

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Rise and Shiny recap: FreeJack

FreeJack is a new MMORPG brought to us by Gamerkraft. It's based on parkour, a sport that pits human against pavement -- a ballet performed upon rooftops and railways. Well, that's the theory, at least. In reality, parkour is sometimes very cumbersome to watch. If you are ever fortunate enough to c...

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Sega open to developing more niche MMOs

With the success of Football Manager Live in the U.K., Sega is open to the possibility of making other niche MMOs in the future. During a Sega event in New York City last week, I spoke with Sega West president Mike Hayes about the MMO market. He said that the company's subscription-based sports M...

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Frogster will drown you in new MMOs ... if you live in Europe

Frogster, noted European and Asian MMO publisher, has released a flying voidship-load of information about their upcoming MMOs for the European market. Long awaited fantasy MMO The Chronicles of Spellborn is still due out late this year, with open beta to begin in October. We've been following thi...

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Shredding the galaxy in Project Powder

The year is 2146. Global warming has long since made ice and snow only a distant memory, something seen in the history books but not really understood. That all changed with the discovery of the Warp Gate, that opened up the galaxy to exploration. And everywhere we went, there was snow. And where th...

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New soccer/football MMO seeks to profit on Brazil's passion

A Chicago-based company called Interzone Entertainment will be publishing a new soccer MMO in Brazil in the fourth quarter of this year. The game is called Interzone Futebol, and of course it will at first be in Portuguese. Interzone says it will translate the game for other markets shortly, thoug...

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The Daily Grind: Are sports MMOs truly massive?

When you think of sports games, perhaps you immediately think of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, what have you. Golf might get a nod, as well as the various car-related events. However, at most, these diversions consist of teams with a rather small number of players -- nothing like the thous...

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First Impressions: Albatross 18

Have you been pining away for a great golf MMO? We have, too! Look, even if you haven't, let's just go along with this, okay? Albatross 18 is an engaging, colorful, whimsical game that doesn't disappoint. When one considers golf, there really isn't too much to it -- hit the ball into the hole, rin...

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Football Manager to bring MMOs to the pitch

If ever there was a group of gaming fanatics to rival those that call MMOs their home, it would be those crazy footie fans that drive the sales of soccer simulators like the Football Manager series with their dreams of Championship League glory. While combining the two may at first appear like an ...

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Cinemassively: Female wrestling in Second Life

Well, this is something that you don't see every day ... unless you have cable. Apparently there's female wrestling going on in Second Life. In a world of 3d avatars that can't get a scratch on them, that still looks pretty painful! tonyb Hax created a mat in SL that allows residents to get in the...

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