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Issue 123, April 13, 2008
In the news
It was announced on The Chronicles of Spellborn website last week that they are very close to a deal with a "Major MMO publisher" that will see the game distributed in North America.

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NCsoft announced in a press release last week that they are increasing their efforts to combat illegal online game servers, particularly in Eastern Europe.

Read more here.
Funcom, Eidos and Gamespot have announced that on the weekend of April 18-20, 15,000 players will be testing a limited part of the Age of Conan PvP functionality.

Read more here.
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Featured Article: Editor's Note

It's been a while since I updated my blog. It's not for any nefarious reason, just that I've been pretty busy with work and haven't had time to write. I know that sounds silly given that this is my job, but we'll not get into too much detail.

I decided to write this week, because I saw some issues in the news that I thought might be fun to address. I'll start with a publisher announcement.

The Chronicles of Spellborn

Yesterday, Spellborn International, the company behind (guess what?) The Chronicles of Spellborn, announced that they had signed a letter of intent with a US-based publisher.

Why is this important? Well, for the longest time, we kept hearing that while they were ok for a European publisher (and areas beyond that), Spellborn just hadn't found a publisher for the US market. This caused a number of people to begin to ask a lot of questions about the game. The number one thing that I heard was "The game must be in trouble if they can't find a US publisher".

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On-Site: Gamelist

Here at we have many resources that fans of MMORPGs can use to find their next MMO, or to get information on an MMO that they are currently playing. While we have daily features, forums, videos, blogs and more, one of our key features has always been our Game List. Currently, it is a list of 214 MMOs which are either in development or currently active. Last week, we added one more:

Magic World Online is a game that intends to have a large focus on community, integrating an in-game video chat and GPS navigation to allow players to more freely communicate with one another while playing.

Check out Magic World Online, or check out the other games on our Gamelist here.

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This week's Game of the Week is EverQuest II. This SOE game has been one of the highest rated games at for the last few years. Currently sitting in second place behind Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, EQII shares the silver medal with CCP's EVE Online.

The 8.3 rating (LotRO only has an 8.4) is determinded by members who vote for games from our released Game List. Do you agree or disagree with the 8.3 rating? Let your voice be heard by adding your rating here

Learn more about EverQuest II, here, or check out our Gamelist here.
The Week that Was
Monday, April 7
2008 Indie MMO Game Developers Conference - Government in Games with Dr. Richard Bartle

Tuesday, April 8
Dungeon Runners - Dungeon Runners Review

Wednesday, April 9
Cabal Online - Q&A

Thursday, April 10
Lord of the Rings Online - Steefel on Mines of Moria and Book 13

Friday, April 11
2008 Indie MMO Conference - A Chat about MMOGChart
Did You Know?

Did you know that the MMO license for the cult hit sci-fi series Firefly is currently held by Multiverse, the makers of an MMO engine with a unique pricing plan. While we have no official word on development, Jason Creech recently penned an editorial on the subject here

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