- Mythos - Preview @ Stratics
Stratics take an approving look at flagship's free-to-play Mythos:
Overall, I found playing this MMO to be a great experience. This game is cute and I had a lot of fun. With playable quests, instanced dungeons, a complex skillset, an achievements list and more, Mythos has a surprising amount of content and customization for the free-to-play genre of MMOs....
- Champions Online - Beyond the Wall @ Official Site
In the second part of his look at the games industry, Heretic looks at what to expect once you have broken the wall:
It all starts with the vision. What kind of game is this? MMORPG? Action? RTS? FPS? What makes the game different? Customization? Speed? Some new twist on gameplay? Why will anyone want to buy this game instead of any other game in the same genre?
Once the kind of game is determined, the next step is identifying the principles....
- Eve Online - Ambulation video interview @ Ten Ton Hammer
EVE Online Character Artist Ben Mathis discusses ambulation with Ten Ton Hammer:
At New York Comic-Con, Ten Ton Hammer's Garrett Fuller spoke with EVE Online Character Artist Ben Mathis about his work with Ambulation - the project that will someday let EVE players step out of their ships and into stations as full-fledged 3D avatars....
- Fallen Earth - Question of the week @ Official forums
The latest Fallen Earth Question of the Week is actually eight in one:
1. Wondering what factors are going to determine Player movement speed... will adding AP into Agility lead to an increase in how fast you can run?
We don't have an Agility attribute, but we do have Coordination and Dexterity....
- Guild Wars - Turns 3!
Guild Wars is having a three year anniversary party:
It's that time again! Three years ago this Monday, Guild Wars was launched and players entered the world of Tyria for the very first time. Now, the franchise stands tall with two additional campaigns, an expansion, and an eagerly anticipated sequel on the way....
- Age of Conan - Insider video #2 @ Atomic Gamer
The second Age of Conan insider video looks at PvP in the game. You can watch it Here
- Lineage II - The Kamael: Hellbound - Now released
The Hellbound expansion for Lineage 2 has now been released:
Thursday 24th April... Brighton, England/... NCsoft Europe (http://eu.plaync.com/eu/) today announced the release of Hellbound, the newest addition to the Lineage II (http://www.discoverlineage2....
- Lord of the Rings Online - Characters of Middle-earth: Goldberry
River-maiden, Goldberry is the latest Miiddle Earth character to be described in the LoreBook:
Middle-earth holds many strange mysteries and enigmas, but none quite so unusual as the River-maidens. These beautiful creatures, Man- or Elf-like in appearance, are born of the waters of secluded rivers....
- Two Worlds - Tainted Blood Free DLC
According to the Press Release:
Karlsruhe, May 24th 2008 - Gamers who bought the Game-of-the-Year edition of "Two Worlds" (available in the European shops for 29.99 Euro since the beginning of April) were thrilled with the brand new PC multiplayer add-on for the RPG - and now they can download the new adventures in Antaloor from the first of May - for free at http://www....
- Mythos - Media #1 @ RPG Vault
RPG Vault are showcasing five new screenies of the Umbral Peaks zone. See them Here!
- Mythos - Beta access being restricted
The Mythos Beta test is being restricted to English-speaking countries:
Please understand that the Mythos Closed Beta Test was designed for North American and select European territories. When we do open our Beta, we cannot have countries outside these regions playing a non-localized Mythos designed for territories other than their own....
- Lord of the Rings Online - Book 13 Patch Notes
The US servers are being patched with Book 13 today and the Patch Notes are Up:
New Region: Forochel!
* Over 100 new quests
* Enhanced solo play
* Extends the epic story
* Vast, desolate landscape
* New reputation faction: the Lossoth
o The Lossoth of Forochel are by their nature distrustful of outsiders, but once you earn their trust, they will reward you greatly....
- Requiem: Bloodymare - Media #1 @ RPG Vault
In the first of a new series, RPG Vault present:
Some scenes to convey the aura of dark despair and impending doom pervading Gravity's horror-themed gameworld
Check them out Here
- When In-Game Ads Go Bad @ Next-Gen
Next-Gen.biz take an interesting look at a 2006 survey on in-game ads:
Analysis also revealed key differences in reactions between non-gamers (those who reported playing videogames zero hours per week) and avid gamers (those who reported playing games 10+ hours per week)....
- Dungeons & Dragons: The Pen and Paper Video Game @ GamaSutra
GamaSutra argue that Gary Gygax was the father of the video game:
Still, players needed something to generate the experience -- where do the "forest" or "castle" come from? Gygax and Arneson's answer was another human brain: the Dungeon Master's. The DM of a D&D campaign runs and arbitrates the game, doing everything from designing the world and describing it to his players to providing goals and obstacles to controlling the actions of NPCs....