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Issue 129, May 26, 2008
In the news
NCsoft released Issue 12: Midnight Hour for City of Heroes and Villains last week. This latest free content update brings Epic Villain Archetypes, Power Set Proliferation, a new area of Cimerora, and more.

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With elections coming to a close, CCP is now able to introduce the first Council of Stellar Management elected in EVE Online. The newly formed council met in EVE for the first time on Saturday, May 24th.

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The much anticipated Age of Conan launched last week and on launch day Managing Editor Jon Wood posted a blog entry to mark the occasion.

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Featured Content: Age of Conan Launch Event Video

Several weeks ago, the Editorial Staff headed to Oslo, Norway to attend the Age of Conan launch event, and this week we continued with our video coverage of that event.

Combat Presentation Part Two

At a recent press event Erling Ellingsen and Gaute Godager gave gathered journalists and fans a look at combat in Age of Conan. In part two of the video, we get a look at spellweaving and mounted combat.

Character Creation Presentation

At a recent press event Erling Ellingsen and Gaute Godager gave gathered journalists and fans an overview of character creation and the opening cinematic for Age of Conan.

On-Site: ION Coverage

At the recent ION conference,'s Carolyn Koh had the opportunity to speak with Joe Ybarra of FireSky's Stargate Worlds. The pair talked about the progress of the game, and a little bit about subjects like beta and mini-games.

Joe Ybarra is one of the original game producers for Electronic Arts. His roster of achievements in award winning games include Bards Tale and Starflight, and his MMORPG credits include Shadowbane and Matrix Online. At the 2008 ION Games Conference, I finally tracked him down for a chat about Stargate Worlds which will be published by FireSky, a subsidiary of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment.

Read the full article here.

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This week's game of the week is The Agency, the spy game billed as a "fast-paced, online persistent shooter in a modern setting of bullets, bomb blasts, and betrayal."'s Carolyn Koh recently attended an Open House for Sony Online Entertainment's Seattle offices where they are busily building the espionage-based MMORPG and she was able to bring us up-to-date on the game, its rating and more.

Read the full article here.

Get more news and features about The Agency, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, May 19
Age of Conan - Combat Presentation, Part One

Tuesday, May 20
Stargate Worlds - An ION Chat with Joe Ybarra

Wednesday, May 21
Age of Conan - Combat Presentation Part Two

Thursday, May 22
The Agency - ION Look at The Agency

Friday, May 23
Jumpgate Evolution - An ION Interview with NetDevil
Did You Know?
Did you know that Codemasters announced last week that Archlord had reached it's 500,000th player.
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