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Can’t Think Of Greek Pun: Mytheon

By Jim Rossignol on November 5th, 2009.


Remember the mildly disappointing sci-fi RTS Universe At War? It was the one where alien races used the Earth as a place to do fighting at each other. Remember that? Okay, me too! I totally reviewed it. Anyway, the developers of that very game, Petroglyph, have another work on the horizon, only this time it’s a free-to-play (read: micro-payments) MMO with some strong Greek mythology themes. It’s called Mytheon, and I’ve posted the “classes” trailer below. Could it be Titan Quest the MMO? If you stare at it with your eyes crossed so the image goes out of focus, it could be. The launch date seems to be a vague “2010”, and we’ll be annoyed if that’s wrong.
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479 League Of Legends Beta Keys Up For Grabs!

By Kieron Gillen on September 8th, 2009.

You rotter.

Sorry – the keys have all been given away now.

Hurrah! It’s another Beta-key giveaway. League of Legends has provided – oooh – many codes for the forthcoming Defence-of-the-Ancients-alike game, which is forthcoming in Europe via GOA. You want one? Well, just click the following link and send a mail. First come first served. And please don’t alter the headline, as it’ll make us harder to sort all the mails out. If you do, we can’t guarantee you’ll get a code. And If you want to be ultra-helpful, write your e-mail in the bodycopy to make it easy for us to cut and paste. You sweeties, you. Your gran would be proud.

(You may be wondering why there’s an odd number – because subscribers get first dibs on Beta codes. Don’t blame us. We don’t make the rules. Actually, we do.)

Anyway – Beta footage beneath the cut…
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Well Crafted? Warrior Epic Beta

By Jim Rossignol on May 1st, 2009.


We’ve not seen much of Possibility Space’s free “action” MMO Warrior Epic, but having poked around the assets they’ve so far released via their website, it’s looking fairly promising. Obviously there’s a potent whiff of Diablo heritage in there, and the visuals have a certain Blizzardian mimicry to them, but as a free MMO it’s probably worth a look. Might pass the time until Diablo 3 hits, anyway. Lucky for us, the beta sign ups are now live. (Obligatory glimpse of game footage via trailer below.)
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RPS Compo: WAR Compo Update

By John Walker on September 26th, 2008.

Oops.

There was a smattering of confusion yesterday with our WAR Collector’s Edition compo, regarding who could enter. We’re super-sorry, but because this is the GOA edition of the game, it will only work in Europe. So to the rest of the world, understand that we love you, but this one’s not for you. However, to the rest of the European continent, you’re welcome to enter. Hey, we’re not paying the postage. All the details for entry are in the previous post. We recommend reading it before entering however – four people so far have entered without including, um, their entry. Odd choice.

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RPS Compo: Win WAR Collector’s Edition

By John Walker on September 25th, 2008.

All presented on our 10ft velvet presentation cushion.

Here’s a rather fabulous thing. GOA have given us three Collector’s Editions of Warhammer Online to give away, and they’re a bit special. In the enormous box you get, along with a copy of the game (and 30 days’ subscription), a 128 page graphic novel (in remarkably expensive-looking hardback), The Art Of Warhammer Online (in an even more expensive-looking and equally hardback book), a Grumlock & Gazbag tabletop miniature, and of course a mousemat.

As well as all that you get the following in-game items: The Librams of Insight (temporarily increases your rate of experience gain), 12 additional quests, and exclusive character customisation options. And it all comes in a remarkably sturdy and impressive looking box that you could use to kill a wolf. Want one? Read on.

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GOA Confirms Open Beta, Definitely Lowers Prices

By John Walker on August 26th, 2008.

My head hurts.

Edit: As confirmed by GOA in the comments below, the prices for Warhammer ARE lowering in the UK as we printed last week, and their statements contradicting this and poo-pooing our reporting seem to have been somewhat erroneous. The lesson: RPS is always right, and handsome.

After astonishing amounts of confusion, GOA has finally made what appears to be the definitive statement regarding Open Beta access for those who pre-order Warhammer Online from the EA Store, and Direct2Drive.

It seems their plan was to not announce which of their partners would be offering customers OB access until the day the game becomes officially available for pre-order sale – this Thursday. However, EA and D2D, who it turns out will be amongst those partners, put the information up early. GOA then responded to this by, er, denying it. Now they have said they intended Open Beta to be available via certain pre-order outlets all along.

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GOA At War – More Warhammer Publishing Worries

By John Walker on August 23rd, 2008.

Release the squigs!

As you can see below, we’re really looking forward to Warhammer Online. We’ve been playing it lots already, and our impression is that it’s the first MMO to take a step in front of WoW. That’s a big deal. We’re just a bit concerned by the current state of affairs when it comes to EU distribution. As we’ve covered quite heavily, there’s the internal confusion at GOA over UK pricing, and now there’s a further concern: the open beta. Right now, at least two online retailers – one of them EA itself – are selling pre-orders of the game with the promise that a purchase will mean access to the open beta. GOA are stating that this is categorically not the case, and that the 55,000 beta invites will be distribute by other, rather unclear means. What is going on?

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Warhammer EU Pricing – Fustercluck

By John Walker on August 22nd, 2008.

A scene at the no HQ because they don't have one.

There really does seem to be a lot of confusion regarding the pricing of Warhammer Online. You’ll remember that a couple of weeks back the EU prices were announced, and we called them into question, noticing they were simply conversions of Euro into Pound, not only very odd numbers, but numbers well above the competition. We nagged at the UK PR, Indigo Pearl, and they eventually came back to us with new prices in line with what we’d expect. Well, madly, it doesn’t end there.

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Warhammer Online Gets Release Date

By John Walker on August 6th, 2008.

It was a draw at the Silly Hat Contest.

As one MMO dies, another is born. Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning (or WoAoR as I prefer to say) has finally shouted out a release date: 18th September, 2008.

How much will it cost to play a month, you cry? Read on.

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MMODCODWSTCCFRG

By John Walker on May 1st, 2008.

Sure, Kart N’ Crazy couldn’t be more of a MarioKart rip-off if it featured an Italian plumber, but it’s online, has experience and “nitros” to be spent on gadgets and gear, and hell, this is a really well put together trailer.

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