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MMORPG.com Newsletter
Issue 79, June 4, 2007
In the news
This week EA Mythic announced that beta registration for the much anticipated Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is now open.

Read more here.
Last weekend CCP was accused by a number of members of the EVE Online community of several wrong doings. CCP has now concluded their investigation into these matters and has issued a response to the allegations along with evidence supporting their side of the story.

Read more here.
Blizzard announced this week on their forums that they will be taking legal action against Peons4hire, a gold selling organization well known to many World of Warcraft players for their obnoxious spamming and in-game advertising.

Read more here.
Get more news on our site here!
Review: Razer's DeathAdder

This past week, our Hardware Writer, Jeremy Star, took a look at Razer's DeathAdder mouse and gave us his impressions. Here is a sample of what Jeremy had to say:

  • he DeathAdder uses a new kind of optical sensor to track movement, something Razer calls the 3G Infrared Sensor. In a nutshell, it's an optical engine that uses infrared light instead of the old visible red LED light we're all used to.
  • The DeathAdder is Razer's first Righty-only mouse design. Also unlike Razer's previous offerings, this mouse has the familiar hump-back design that Logitech has been using for years, and both sides curve gently inwards.
  • I played with the DeathAdder exclusively for a month, and had no issues after extended gameplay sessions. The new design is very familiar and comfortable, and it kept my wrists from experiencing any pain at all while gaming.
  • This is a great mouse, so unless you really need those DPI buttons, I think this would be a good mouse for anyone who plays MMORPGs.
  • This is my absolute favorite mouse, bar none.


You can read the whole review here.
More reviews can be found on our site here
On-Site: Contests
MMORPG.com and Acclaim have teamed up to bring you an exciting new contest! From June 3, 2007 to July 1, 2007 @ 9PM EST we will be accepting entries into a random drawing where we will give away 14 prizes including an iPod 80GB personal music/video player! All you need to enter is a free MMORPG.com account and to fill out the form below.

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MMORPG.com and Ideazon™ have teamed up to bring you an exciting new contest! From May 10, 2007 to June 8, 2007 @ 9PM EST we will be accepting entries into a random drawing where we will give away 5 prize packages including the Zboard™ MERC™ keyboard and Fragmat gaming mousepad! All you need to enter is a free MMORPG.com account and to fill out the form below.

Check out the contest here.

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This week's Game of the Week is the newest offering from Rapid Reality, and one of the newest additions to our Game List. Here's how the folks over at Rapid Reality describe their game:

"Phylon (from the Greek Phylon, meaning tribe) combines the fast-paced action of a third person shooter with the persistence and depth of an MMO. Join players from around the world as one of eight factions vying for control of the planet Anura. Customize your avatar, advance in skill, shoot a friend, unlock new abilities, and acquire powerful weapons, armor, and jetpacks. Crush your enemies in instanced battle arenas, up close and personal, in scenarios including Domination and Deathmatch. The fate of the planet rests in your hands."

The game is free to download and will carry a monthly fee.



Learn more about Age of Conan, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, May 28
Alter Ego: Avatars and their creators

Tuesday, May 29
Middleware and a Look at Icarus Studios

Wednesday, May 30
Developer Profile Interview With Morten Sorlie

Thursday, May 31
At A Glance: City of Heroes

Friday, June 1
Interview: Top Secret
Did You Know...

The currency in EVE Online is called ISK, which stands for InterStellar Kredits, carries the same abbreviated name as the Icelandic Standard Króna, the official currency for Iceland where the game was (and still is) developed.

Also, CCP's first product was actually a board game.

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