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Issue 215, January 11th, 2010
In the news
Late last week, Mythic Entertainment announced that it would not be renewing its long standing association with European Publisher GOA for their original RvR MMORPG, Dark Age of Camelot and would instead be self-publishing.

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Near Death Studios is dead after last week's announcement that the company that has been running old-school MMO Meridian 59 would be closing its doors. The game, however, will continue to run, but "not as a commercial venture owned by Near Death Studios."

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Sometimes, it really does rain money as a glitch in NCsoft's Aion resulted in a number of players with 30 trilling Kinah (in-game currency), throwing the game's economy into total chaos. The glitch resulted in a rollback.

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Fallen Earth Review's Bill Murphy took a deep look at the post-apocalyptic MMORPG, Fallen Earth this past week. Here is excerpt:

Fallen Earth is the type of game fans of MMOs should love to see hit the scene. From a small group of talented developers without coffers the size of Fort Knox, comes a game that hearkens back to the days of MMO-yore while giving the genre a much needed dose of originality. The game is buggy, a bit antiquated in terms of visuals, and has some rough edges that need smoothing, but in a gaming scene populated by products that are all trying to copy one another while spending the budget of a small country, it is certainly refreshing to see the little guy shine.

You can read the full article here.

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Editorial Awards!

Last week, began giving out its 2009 Editorial Awards. The winners of this year's awards are as diverse as the categories themselves as we gave out crests in six different categories:

Check out the Nominees here.

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This Week's Game of the Week is one of two upcoming MMOs that is fast approaching its launch date and with so little time until its doors open, many players are looking for more detailed information on Global Agenda.

Being Developed by Hi-Rez Studios, Global Agenda is an MMO shooter based in a 22nd century world where player created factions struggle against each other for power. Simultaneously, they fight in opposition to a totalitarian world government bent on domination. Built on the popular and durable Unreal 3 Engine, Global Agenda promises fast-action PvP, a dynamic, player-driven world, strategy elements, robots and more!

Global Agenda blends the concept of persistent World MMORPGs with the fast paced action of a shooter and will be one of the first AAA MMOs to make that particular attempt. Over the next few weeks, keep your eyes peeled for inside beta report from the game as our own Bill Murphy is checking it out leading up to launch.

Learn more about Global Agenda here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, January 4
Wonderking Tour

Tuesday, January 5
Why Zombies are Like Pacman

Wednesday, January 6
The Top Five PvP MMOs

Thursday, January 7
Champions: Looking Back to Beta

Friday, January 8
Godswar: Fresh Graphic Designs
Did You Know?
The best reporters on MMORPG news are you, our readers. This is why our Newsroom comes equipped with a Tips section (located on the right hand side). Players who provide news tips can earn not only our gratitude, but a new "Tipster" title, should they so desire.
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