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Star Trek Online gets monthly pricing

Posted in Atari by Shane McGlaun on January 18th, 2010

I like Star Trek as much as the next geek and definitely prefer Picard to Kirk. I did enjoy the new Star Trek film and have played a few of the Star Trek video games over the years. The Star Trek online MMORPG game is set to launch next month and pricing has been unveiled.

The MMORPG game will have a standard monthly subscription rate of $14.99 per month. Game cards will be sold at retail outlets and a free 30 day trial will be included with the game.

Star Trek Online to ship February 2

Posted in MMORPG by Shane McGlaun on November 10th, 2009

startrekonline-sbIf you are a big fan of Star Trek and have been counting the days until the new flick hit DVD, you will like the news of the new MMORPG as well. The new game is called Star Trek Online and it has been given an official launch date.

The game will debut on February 2, 2010 for Trekkies the world over to play. The game promises space and ground-based play and lets users fully customize not only their characters and uniforms, but starships as well.

City of Heroes goes rogue with expansion pack

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on May 13th, 2009

cohrouge-sbBack when City of Heroes first launched I played it a bit. It was cool to have a MMORPG where you could build your own superhero and live out your Marvel fantasies online. The game lost my interest rather quickly though and I stopped playing before I reached any sort of rank.

Fans of CoH will be glad to hear that the game has a new expansion pack coming called City of Heroes Rogue. The expansion takes players to a parallel universe where the city is ruled by Statesman’s opposite called Tyrant.

EverQuest Turns 10

Posted in Games,MMORPG by Shane McGlaun on March 17th, 2009

eq2-sbIf you ask the average gamer to tell you the name of a MMORPG today they are likely to say World of Warcraft. Ten years ago if you asked that same question EverQuest would have been the name uttered. EverQuest was among the first of the successful and popular MMORPG titles to hit the gaming world.

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that it is celebrating the tenth birthday of EverQuest. The game launched in 1999 and has to date spawned 15 expansion packs and franchise titles. Sony will be hosting events in game and in the real world to celebrate the anniversary of the game.

World of Warcraft hits 11.5 million users

Posted in Games,MMORPG by Shane McGlaun on December 24th, 2008

World of WarcraftIf you are a PC gamer odds are you have played or are still playing the most successful MMORPG title ever offered — World of Warcraft. To many gamers this game is more addicting than all of the Coke and pizza in the land.

Back in October, I reported that WoW had hit an astounding 11 million subscribers worldwide. This week Blizzard has announced that WoW now boasts 11.5 million subscribers thanks in part to the very successful launch of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack.

Age of Conan gets free Ymir’s Pass update

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on November 14th, 2008

Age of Conan Ymir’s Pass Screen ShotWhen it comes to MMORPGs the king of the hill is definitely World of Warcraft. While WoW is the most popular of the genre, there are some other notably popular games that offer MMORPG gamers alternatives and one of the most interesting is Age of Conan.

Funcom announced a new (and free) update to Age of Conan this week that adds a new outdoor area called Ymir’s Pass. The update also adds new quests, new characters, new monsters, and a new storyline for gamers to enjoy.

World of Warcraft passes 11 million subscriber mark

Posted in Games,MMORPG by Shane McGlaun on October 29th, 2008

World of WarcraftAsk your average gamer to name a MMORPG and odds are the name World of Warcraft will be blurted out. WoW is and has been the most popular MMORPG around for years and it continues to gain popularity as new expansion packs are released.

The second expansion pack for WoW is launching next month and is called Wrath of the Lich King. Blizzard Entertainment says that WoW has now reached 11 million subscribers worldwide just as the beta for the next expansion pack is ending.

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Turbine talks LOTR: Mines of Moria fall ’08 plans

Posted in MMORPG by Nino Marchetti on July 31st, 2008

Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria

Turbine, a computer game developer, announced today plans to bring a retail expansion to its popular Lord of the Rings Online multi-player online role-playing game. This sequel is called Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria and it will be available in several different physical retail and download choices.

Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria is described by Turbine as expanding “the online world of Middle-earth to let players continue the ultimate interactive adventure in the largest and most dangerous online underground environment ever created. Players will be able to explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more. In addition to the Legendary Item system, The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria features groundbreaking dual height map technology that creates a seamless, vast, and epic environment that brings Moria to life like never before. The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria extends the challenge to new heights with two new classes, ten additional levels and hundreds of new quests.”