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Issue 121, March 31, 2008
In the news
After last week's announcement that EA Mythic would be delaying the launch of their upcoming MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, Managing Editor Jon Wood spoke with VP Mark Jacobs about the move.

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Blizzard is reported to be suing the creator of MMO Glider, a bot program which automates a number of actions in World of Warcraft.

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Nexon America announced the commercial launch of Mabinogi last week, the latest edition to their roster of free to play MMORPGs.

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Featured Article: Dungeons & Dragons Online - The Monk and More

Recently, Codemasters held their Connect -08 event where they had a chance to show off a number of the games which they publish. While the big news out of the event was the Lord of the Rings Online expansion, each of their other games got some love from our own Donna Desborough, including Dungeons and Dragons Online.

It seems that monks will be added to the game in the upcoming Module 7 update. Here's an example of what Desborough had to say:

  • The Monk will mostly be a hand to hand combat character with proficiencies in quarter staff and exotic weapons, such as the shuriken.
  • Some other good news is that Turbine may be having a serious look at guild housing next year.
  • It has been said that crafting will be worked on all year. No details beyond that have been given unfortunately.
  • You can read the the full article here.
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On-Site: Stargate Worlds Podcast Interview

Last month while at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco we were involved in a comedy of errors, as fate was determined to prevent us from interviewing the folks behind Stargate Worlds. We're happy to say that the curse of Stargate has now been broken, and as promised we have a new interview for your listening pleasure. This time Jon Wood sits down with CME Studio Head Dan Elggren, Creative Director Chris Klug, Technology Director Demetrius Comes, and Art Director Howard Lyon where they discuss some of the worlds of Stargate Worlds, how the game integrates with the television series, take a first look at the game's factions, and more.

Check out the Podcast here.

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This week's Game of the Week is EA Mythic's Warhammer Online. It grabs the crown this week for a number of reasons. The announcement that the game would be delayed until the Fall of 2008, recent details concerning the game's limited edition collector's edition, and a recent trip to the EA mythic studios by Managing Editor Jon Wood have kept this game in the spotlight all week.

Check back with throughout the week for more reports on this upcoming MMORPG.

Learn more about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, March 24
Dungeons & Dragons Online - The Monk and More

Tuesday, March 25
Face of Mankind: Rebirth - Dev Diary #4

Wednesday, March 26
Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning - Collector's Edition Info

Thursday, March 27
Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning - Mark Jacobs on the WAR Delay

Friday, March 28
Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning - Beta and Beyond - Where the Game is Now
Did You Know?
Just a heads up to everyone out there not to believe everything you read this Tuesday... Unless you're reading this newsletter on Tuesday, cause then you can believe it (created on Monday). But yeah, watch your back.
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