Shadowbane announced this week that there will be in-game Advertising in the virtual world. Ubisoft and Double Fusion joined forces to bring in game video ads at three different occasions on Shadowbane. When you log in, when you log out, and when you die. It seems many more games will be going the way of in game advertising in the future. This is just the first step. Read more here.
Auran's upcoming PvP heavy MMO Fury announced its system requirements this week. Fury will be published in the U.S. by Gamecock. A new company founded to help publish independent games. Check out the type of hardware you will need when it comes to fighting it out in this very competitive game. Read more here.
Everquest plans to merge progression servers. The Sleeper and The Combine server will be updated as players from both sides join into one. For players looking for the classic Everquest experience this is the place to find it. Many game companies offer throwback servers for players, and have had success in the area. Read more about the server merger here.
Staff Writer Hasani Davis has leveled all the way through Blizzard's massive money maker World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Check out his review of the expansion that sold more copies in one day than any other video game title in history. Here are some quotes from the Review: Here is a sample of what Hasani had to say:
To me it is a chance for Blizzard to start the whole game over again and take it in a new direction.
Everything is the same quality and art with no real advancement.
To put it simply this is the most fun game you can pick up on the market.
It is nice that you can level two characters from 60-70 and actually not do the same quest.
This week at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, Garrett Fuller had a chance to sit down to talk to Joe Ybarra from Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment who speaks to him about what players can expect from the upcoming Stargate Worlds MMORPG. After that, Garrett sits down with Erik Mogensen from Games Workshop to talk about Warhammer Online, at the new Warhammer 40K MMO and more.
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With the upcoming feature of EvE Voice being added to the game next week, we thought players who are unfamiliar with the sci-fi space game should take a look at what EvE has to offer. Players can join EvE as the pilot of a ship and join the inter-galactic world of traders, smugglers, miners, and commanders. With an open world environment and more features on the horizon CCP continues to support the player base of EvE with many new options.
As many of you know Jon Wood and Garrett Fuller attended the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco this past week. All this week we will continue our coverage of games, hardware, and interviews that look at the future of game design and development. So far, MMORPG.com has published features highlighting:
Star Trek Online
Seminar: Beyond Men in Tights
Age of Conan
We look forward to bringing you even more coversage oft he exciting event as the week progresses here at MMORPG.com.