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Issue 131, June 9, 2008
In the news
Module 7: The Way of the Monk, the latest free content expansion for Dungeons and Dragons Online Launched last week, adding the melee martial arts class, as well as a host of other features.

Read more here.
Age of Conan Game Director Gaute Godager posted a letter to the AoC community last week. In the letter, Godager lays out plans for the game in the near future.

Read more here.
SOE announced "The Living Legacy" event last week, which allows former players of EQ and EQII will be able to play the games for free until the end of July.

Read more here.
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Featured Article: Battleground Europe - The Weapons of War

The folks over at Battleground Europe are celebrating their astounding seven year anniversary and have been kind enough to provide us with a developer journal talking about what go into creating a new armored vehicle for their game.

As soon as you log into Battleground Europe, you realize that this is a very, very different game than your typical MMO. Players enter a game world that spans thousands of miles of European countryside and is populated with hundreds of cities, villages and hamlets all of which play a very important role in determining the outcome of the virtual war that rages on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

But the most critical factor in the war are the weapons: Tanks, aircraft, rifles, machine guns, destroyers, anti-aircraft guns...the list goes on. And at the core of each and every one of these weapons lie some very advanced systems which provide the basis for a game driven by realism. Battleground Europe relies on military-grade ballistic models as well as vehicle and weapon models which use actual data from their real WWII counterparts.

You can read the full article and view the screenshots here.
On-Site: EVE Downtime Chat

On Monday June 9th, at 10pm EDT (2:00 GMT), the EVE servers will be brought down for 24 hours to patch the newest expansion, the Empyrean Age.

Downtime sucks, even if it's for a good reason. And if you're wondering what to do while the universe is closed, stop on by the Live Chat to hang out with friends, plot the downfall of your enemies, talk Factional trash, and gripe about downtime. As with our last Downtime chat, imaginary punch and pie will be available.

Event starts at 10pm EDT (2:00 GMT) and goes until CONCORD breaks us up. Users can connect via our Live Chat javaclient or via any IRC client, to server port 6667. The chat will take place in #mmorpg.

Find out more here.

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This week's Game of the Week is Aion. The upcoming game from NCsoft, which has already garnered attention from the media and fans alike based on its impressive graphical look and intriguing design, wins our GotW honors this week for launching their new official website, which can be found at

The official website for the game describes it as a fantasy MMORPG that has, "cutting-edge imagery, breath-taking environments, and a unique world of fantasy."

Learn more about Aion, here.

Or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, June 2
Age of Conan - Q&A With Jorgen Tharaldsen

Tuesday, June 3
Dungeons & Dragons Online - A Look at Module 7 Part Two - Beyond the Monk

Wednesday, June 4
Battleground Europe: WWII Online - The Weapons of War

Thursday, June 5
EverQuest II - Dear Devs: Part Two

Friday, June 6
Turbine - CEO Jim Crowley on New Investors
Did You Know?
Did you know that June 6th kicked off the celebration for the impressive seventh anniversary of the World War Two MMO battlefield Europe?
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