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MMORPG.com Newsletter Issue 70, April 2nd, 2007
In the News

Last week we ran a story about Guild Wars announcing another expansion called Eye of the North. Another item included in that news was the announcement of Guild Wars 2. It seems that NC Soft has made that information official this week with a press release detailing both items.

Read the article here.

Lord of the Rings Online announced the World Tour of Middle Earth this week. Players also can now log into Open Beta. This will carry through to the game's launch on April 24th. The World Tour of Middle Earth invites one million players to check out Lord of the Rings Online.

More on this story here.

Lineage II gave players a sneak peak at Interlude this week. The press release outlined details of the upcoming expansion and new territories for players to explore. Interlude will serve as a bridge between the Chaotic Chronicles and the Chaotic Throne which is due out later this year.

Read the article here.

More News

Puzzle Pirates: Re-Review

After being on the market for some time the game Puzzle Pirates has brought something very different to the MMO world. For those who have never played the game check out the re-review our own Donna Desborough has done. This second look at the game gives new life into the MMO that combines Pirates and Puzzles. A fun combination if you ask me. Read some excerpts from the review below:

  • How can you go wrong with pirates and puzzles? Well, you can't actually. Puzzle Pirates immerses you into a world of high adventure and carousing, all the while being light hearted and fun.
  • The client for playing Puzzle Pirates will probably be the easiest you'll ever download for any MMO. The installer is less than 500KB in size and the updates aren't a lot with the current version of the installer. It took me less than an hour to go from download to playing, including time to set up my account and patch the client.
  • With a good pirate crew comes some of the best co-operative play I've ever done.
  • There's more to life than just fighting and sailing though. You can relax and learn the way of crafting.
  • Puzzle Pirates is a game that will capture your time and your funny bone.

You can read the whole review here.

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Game/On and April Fools Day

This week will be our last Interview from GDC. Lee Hammock the lead designer of Fallen Earth gave a great interview about the game and the plans Icarus Studios has for this post apocalyptic MMO. Listen to Lee speak out about the style of game play we can expect as well as some of the story elements in Fallen Earth.

Check out the podcast here.

Ah Laura and Carolyn... I hope you all enjoyed the psychedelic, flower child new look of our website. The changes were up for a while on April Fools Day for all the gamers to enjoy. The old theme will be staying. Still, if you are a fan of our way too pink new look, feel free to keep it up as your own. Maybe next year we can do something dark and sinister...oh wait, Jon already works here.

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Game of the Week
Game of the week

Dark Age of Camelot Dark Age of Camelot has been around for a while. Considered by many as one of the founding fathers of MMOs this game continues to present new content. Last week, they launched "A Dragon's Revenge" Website. This begins the story line play we had heard about back in January. Named Camelot Campaigns these adventures will carry on for several months and give veteran players some new causes to fight for. Dragons will be ravaging the countryside and it will be up to players to stop them. Small towns and areas the players call home will fall under attack from the dragon rage. For a game that has been around for over five years, it is great to see DAOC give something new to the players.

Learn more about Dark Age of Camelot, here!
More Games

The Week That Was
26 Monday
EverQuest II: Re-Review
27 Tuesday
Razer Krait Mouse Review
28 Wednesday
Turbine Studio Visit
29 Thursday
Age of Conan: Interview
30 Friday
Puzzle Pirates: Review
GDC Coverage

This week was newsletter and expansion announcement week following the month that was GDC. Age of Conan and Warhammer Online have given us their latest monthly newsletters this week. Also we saw some upcoming reports from Vanguard, Lineage II, and Sword of the New World. It seems like a lot of games are building hype as we get into the spring months. Normally we would be on E3 alert, but alas, we do not have this juggernaut of a game convention to look forward too. There seems to still be a lot of news coming out of the MMO market these days.

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