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MMORPG.com Newsletter
Issue 77, May 21st, 2007
In the news
Last week, Sigil Games Online, the company responsible for developing Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, was acquired by Sony Online Entertainment, the company that had previously been co-publishing the game. SOE has announced that they do not plan on making any major changes to the game, but will be working to see its performance improved.

Read more here.
Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the wildly successful MMORPG, World of Warcraft unveiled their newest game-in-development. While there was rampant speculation that this game could be an MMORPG version of either the Diablo or Starcraft, franchise, the company announced Starcraft 2, an RTS follow-up to the original.

Read more here.
More news out of Second Life this week, as Reuters reported that a UK panel is urging governments to start treating virtual currencies in the same manner as real life money to help combat fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion.

Read more here.
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Archived Review: DDO
In May of 2006, MMORPG.com reviewed Turbine's Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Our reviewer gave the game a 7.3, with the highest marks coming in the categories of Graphics (9) and Sound (8).
It's been a year since MMORPG.com looked at this game, and many updates and additions have been made since our reviewer was last in Stormreach. In the coming weeks, look for our first DDO Re-Review to see how the game stacks up today.

You can read the whole review here.
More reviews can be found on our site here
On-Site: Game/On
This week on MMORPG.com's Game/On, Jon Wood and Keith Cross return to discuss strange politics in Second Life, various avenues into the gaming industry, the recent trouble at Sigil, Blizzard's big announcement, and more.

Check out the podcast here.
http://www.guildwars.com
This week's Game of the Week is Guild Wars. The game, rated one of the top MMORPGs by the users here at MMORPG.com, has enjoyed great success in North America and beyond.
Recently, it was announced that ArenaNet would be developing Guild Wars 2, the follow-up to the original that will take place in the game world's future. This new game will add new races and other features to the franchise. The game is expected to enter Beta testing some time in 2008.
Meanwhile, keep a lookout for more information on their upcoming expansion, titled "Eye of the North.

Learn more about Guild Wars, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, May 14
CoH: Invention Video

Tuesday, May 15
Auto Assault: Post Mortem

Wednesday, May 16
OGDC: Cryptic AR

Thursday, May 17
OGDC: Creativity in MMOs

Friday, May 18
Voyage Century: Interview
Did You Know?
Sigil Games Online launched their MMORPG Vanguard: Saga of Heroes on January 30th, 2007, which means that the company operated the game for a total of 106 days (or just under 1/3 of a year) before it was acquired on May 15th by Sony Online Entertainment.
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