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MMORPG.com Newsletter Issue 67, March 12th, 2007
In the News
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.

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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.

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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.

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More News

Review: WoW: The Burning Crusade

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.

You can read the whole article here.

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Game/On and Contests

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.

You can visit the gallery here.

MMORPG.com is happy to team up with ZBoard for a Mega Keyset give away. Players looking for quicker response and better macros in an MMO should sign up to win these keyboards designed specifically for gaming!

More on the contest here.

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Game of the Week
Game of the week

This week's Game of the Week is EVE Online.

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.

Learn more about EVE Online, here!
More Games

The Week That Was
5 Monday
Dev Journal: City of Heroes
6 Tuesday
Review: The Burning Crusade
7 Wednesday
Studio Tour: Star Trek Online
8 Thursday
GDC Report: Fallen Earth
9 Friday
GDC Preview: Stargate Worlds
This Week

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
  • Stargate Worlds
  • Fallen Earth
  • 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.

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