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MMORPG.com Newsletter Issue 06, December 26, 2005
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On December 19th (Monday), Blizzard Entertainment announced that they had finally reached the astounding mark of 5 million subscribers worldwide. This milestone comes just after the game opened its doors to the regions of: Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Get the announcement, here.

On December 20th (Tuesday), Mythic Entertainment released the second of their newsletters for the upcoming MMORPG, Warhammer Online, based on the popular game created by Games Workshop. Without an official website for the game at this early stage in production, the newsletters are the only way to receive official information on the game. click here.

On December 22nd (Thursday), the lead designer of one of the newest franchise games currently in development, Star Trek Online, stopped by our site to answer player questions that had been posted on our forums.click here.
From the Library... More Reviews

Last week, our Game of the Week was a game that is based on an extremely successful movie franchise. This week, we will look back at a review of the same game. Back on May the 10th of this year (2005), Richard Duffek took a good, long look at The Matrix Online. Duffek gave the game a 7.3, while you, our readers, have given the game a 7.5.

Here are a few examples from the article:

If you've never heard of the matrix then you must have been living the last several years under a rock. And not just any rock, a rock on the dark side of the moon. The Matrix trilogy of movies have caused more of a stir than just about anything released in a long while that didn't have "Episode #" in the title.

The graphics for the most part are very well done.

The Matrix Online makes it very easy for a person who wants to Role Play their character to do so.

In my opinion it just didn't have the depth to keep me playing long term.

Overall The Matrix Online seems to fall into that "You either love it or hate it" category.

Take a look at the article, here.
So what do YOU think? What's YOUR answer? Let us know, here.


From the Team Visit Boards

Dear Readers,

We’ve been working hard these last few months here at MMORPG.com, bringing you the latest in MMORPG news and features. Recently, our site has launched new projects like this newsletter and our podcast, Game/On. We sincerely hope that you are enjoying these, and all of the other features on the site.

Now that we’ve had a chance to poke our heads up from our monitors, we’ve noticed that the calendar on the wall says that we are in the middle of the holiday season. Is that possible? Did this time of year sneak up on any of you, or is the MMORPG.com News Team stuck in some kind of sci-fi type time bubble?

Basically, we just wanted to use this space to wish each and every one of you a happy holidays. This is the time of year that many of us can take to stop and reflect on the important things in life, whatever those may be for each of us.

So, enjoy your parties and gatherings. Be safe, and we’ll see you again soon.

Happy Gaming,

MMORPG.com News Team

Holiday wishes of your own that you would like to pass on? click here.

Game of the Week

Game of the week
This week, we’re going to take a look at City of Heroes the game that has not only been a successful diversion from the classic fantasy MMORPG, but a game that has spawned its own counterpart game, City of Villains.

City of Heroes allows players to become superheroes, out to stop the forces of evil with larger-than-life powers. On August 20th of 2004, Richard Duffek brought us a review of this super-game. His rating? 8.3. Your Rating? 8.1

What do you think?

More Games
The Week That Was
20 Tuesday
Happy Hour Report #2
21 Wednesday
Star Trek Online: Dev Profile
22 Thursday
DAoC New Frontiers Review
23 Friday
Editorial: MMORPG Comic Wars
Gamer to English

Pwned:
For an outsider, this can be one of the most confusing words in a gamer's vocabulary. After all, logic and language tell us that this word simply does not exist. So, where does it come from? Well, from all accounts, it seems as though we owe this word of the configuration of a keyboard. One story of the origin of this word springs from World of Warcraft, where a developer was supposed to type the word "owned". Unfortunately, with a slight slip of the finger, the "P" was pressed instead of the "O", and the rest is history.

The term itself means either to own, to dominate, to totally defeat, to win.

Please, gives us some linguistic suggestions! click here

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