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Samhain's Zergwatch

Samhain's Zergwatch is a blog that started in 2006 on a different gaming community server and has since evolved into www.zergwatch.com, a place to gather my twisted thoughts on the whole mess. Explore the oozing underbelly of gaming with me.

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Gaming WTF Week in Review (2-18-08)

Posted by zergwatch Monday February 18 2008 at 10:30AM
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After a hot week last week of really amazing shit happening in the gaming industry, I'm afraid to announce, this past week has not been all that exciting.

Early in the week, bloggers around the world confused an EA earnings summary with an official release announcement for a new Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic game from Bioware, however, the news was quickly squashed before the sun set later in the day when EA made an official announcement debunking the rumor.

In what's turning out to be the latest MMORPG soap opera, Firebrand developer David Perry shed a few tears about the cancellation of Marvel Universe's MMORPG.

OMGWTF! Finally, after years of being the brunt end of many jokes, Hello Kitty Online has gone into beta. The folks over at Disney need to keep an eye on this one as it will surely sink that piece of garbage MMO they operate, Toontown Online.

Funcom chops away even more from Age of Conan as Prestige Classes got the axe.

Square Enix filed lawsuits against several manufactures that got caught smuggling counterfiet Final Fantasy Swords and memorabilia at the border.

Who would have ever thought that a lawsuit over a Bratz video game could be worth $14 million dollars? Well, the arbitrator did, but we'll see if this one goes to trial. Most likely it will.

Interview: Funcom's chilling MMO no longer quite so secret. Having planned on remaining silent after their initial announcement, Funcom generously gave in to our pestering ways and decided to spill a bean or two on their as yet undercover project, The Secret World.

Activision's next "Hero" game might be DJ Hero? Activision files for US Patent for DJ Hero, but does it mean a title is coming? They have also filed for several other brands for potential hero games.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars In Theaters and on Television in 2008. Warner Bros. Pictures Releases Full-Length, Theatrical Clone Wars Movie August 15, Followed by the Debut of the Groundbreaking TV Series, Premiering This Fall on Cartoon Network and TNT.

That about wraps it up for the hot topics from last week, sadly there were no IRL slayings over MMORPG's or people going AWOL because they played Call of Duty 4. Let's hope this week gives us some more exciting news.

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