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Issue 125, April 28, 2008
In the news
Funcom announced last week that heir upcoming MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborean Adventures has gone gold.

Read more here.
NCsoft announced the launch of Hellbound last week, the latest free content expansion to Lineage II, as well as the special Lineage II Fourth Anniversary Edition retail package.

Read more here.
Texas based developer KingsIsle Entertainment revealed its existence last week, and announced that they have been working on two secret MMO projects for the past 3 years.

Read more here.
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Featured Article: WAR - Josh, Jeff and Paul... What Do You Do?

At this year's New York Comic Con, Managing Editor Jon Wood had the chance to talk with Josh Drescher, Jeff Hickman and Paul Barnett about the perception held by some that their roles at EA Mythic are purely PR. The three talk openly about their roles at the company beyond what we see at shows, in video dev dairies and elsewhere.

After their presentation at the 2008 New York Comic Con, I caught up with Jeff Hickman, Josh Drescher and the always wacky Paul Barnett from EA Mythic's Warhammer Online to talk a little bit about the guys, the promotion of their game and what their in-office jobs actually entail.

The first question that I asked was just how many events like Comic Con (where they gave a very amusing presentation that I will talk about in a later article) they have done over the past few months. After a small fit of laughter, Paul answered with an attempt to put things into a bit of perspective:

"I have done 275,000 air miles over the last two years," he said. Knowing Paul, I asked for clarification and he assures me that not only was that the number when he wrote it in his blog, but that it has increased ever since the last time he checked.

You can read the full article here.
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On-Site: Age of Conan Beta Accounts has teamed up with FilePlanet to bring you a contest for a chance to win 1 of 100 FilePlanet premier accounts - which in turn will get you into the Age of Conan beta test!

This is a quick draw contest and will only run from now until Monday April 28 at 9PM EST. Bonus tickets will be earned one per login day up to 4 max (see contest rules for details).

NOTE: This will be one of many opportunities we will be giving our members to get into the Age of Conan beta test program. So keep checking back for more ways to get into the beta for this hot upcoming title!

Enter the contest here.

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This week's Game of the Week is Asheron's Call. With Turbine's two juggernaught IPs in Dungeons and Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online, Asheron's call is often the forgotten child in Turbine family.

Set in the world of Auberean, Asheron's call has gone though a number of updates and expansions in its nine years of existence, having launched in November of 1999, AC is still hailed by many players as one of the most interesting and engaging MMOs ever createde. Its sequel, Asheron's Call 2 did not fare so well, lasting only three years from 2002 to 2005.

Learn more about Asheron's Call, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, April 21
Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning - Josh, Jeff and Paul... What Do You Do?

Tuesday, April 22
38 Studios - Ny Comic Con: A Talk with Steve Danuser

Wednesday, April 23
EVE Online - Ambulation: A Walking Tour of EVE's Upcoming Social Environment at NYCC

Thursday, April 24
EVE Online - The Empyrean Age Age Expansion

Friday, April 25
NYCC Panel - DDO and LotRO
Did You Know?
Did you know that only three short years have past since Guild Wars first launched, and they marked the occasion with various festivities last week. But guild Wars isn't the only game celebrating an anniversary, Lord of the Rings Online recently completed its first trip around the sun since launching last year, and Lineage II also recently celebrated it's 4th birthday.
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