Star Wars: The Old Republic : Blizzard CEO’s Statements Rain on EA’s ParadeStar Wars: The Old Republic : Blizzard CEO’s Statements Rain on EA’s Parade

 

 

According to a report from Reuters.com, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick believes that “downward pressure on profits” will hurt EA’s chances of making a gigantic profit from Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Kotick points out that the main beneficiary of the game’s sales and subscriptions will be LucasArts and that EA will likely see less money incoming due to licensing agreements. “Lucas is going to be the principal beneficiary of the success of Star Wars,” Kotick said. “We’ve been in business with Lucas for a long time and the economics will always accrue to the benefit of Lucas, so I don’t really understand how the economics work for Electronic Arts.”The most competitive Price. By using a special price searching system to check the swtor  gold  prices of our 150 major competitors.We are able to maintain the most competitiveprice for players to buy swtor  gold,We guarantee 100% safe delivery method and take full responsibility for it, our company  have been completed thousands of transactions andmeet over 1000 orders everyday, we successfully make all our customers delighted and satisfied.

Activision-Blizzard is understandably nervous about SWTOR’s arrival, particularly in light of recent reports that show declining subscriptions for World of Warcraft. WoW subs are down approximately one million since late 2010. Some reports have said that WoW could lose up to 500,000 more subscribers to SWTOR.

 

 

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General : SOPA, GamersGeneral : SOPA, Gamers

 

Destructoid has published a call to gamers to write to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) asking the organization to cease its support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that is steamrolling its way through Congress. It is the contention of the writer that SOPA is a threat to free speech rights.

From the SOPA Wikipedia:

Proponents of the bill say it protects the intellectual property market and corresponding industry, jobs and revenue, and is necessary to bolster enforcement of copyright laws especially against foreign websites. They cite examples such as the DOJ’s $900 million settlement with Google for its role in a scheme to target U.S. consumers with ads to buy illegal prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies. Opponents say that it infringes on First Amendment rights, is Internet censorship,[6] will cripple the Internet,[7] and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech.If you are still finding a legit swtor Gold Seller which can offer you Cheap swtor Gold. You really need to check our company. Buy swtor Gold from here can save your money a big time, as well as give you a chance to win Free swtor Gold.

Destructoid has published a pair of sample letters and a list of contact individuals and organizations for interested parties to email.

What is your opinion of SOPA? What about the ESA’s support of the act? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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The Potential is ThereThe Potential is There

During this past weekend, we had the opportunity to place a team of players into TERA to bring our readers some thoughts and impressions from the game being published in North America by En Masse Entertainment. In this piece, we take a look at TERA’s potential. Read on!our sercices and price is the best that other companies cannot offer to.Now,register and buy the cheapest tera gold from our company,.The customers will get the cheapest tera gold  from our company  with the fastest delivery

One of the biggest mountains that En Masse and Frogster have to climb with TERA is the notion that it’s “just another Asian grinder”. For my money, this is the single biggest factor in how successful TERA ultimately becomes and is the hardest thing that the Korean development team and their Western partners will have to overcome. As I play TERA, I want to like it, I really do. But my innate bias shines through as I’m sent along on another “kill 10 rats” quest and forced to FedEx my way around the starter zone. I hold out scant hope, however, that things will improve once I’m on to the main continent and working my way to Arborean glory. I have to say though that, at least at this point, the notion of an Asian grinder is still there in TERA. Luckily there are offsetting factors that might win players over if they’re patient enough to stick it out.

 
 

 

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blizzard’s nebulous door will open to everyone blizzard’s nebulous door will open to everyone

 

Despite the eagerly anticipated release of “Diablo 3″ being less than a month away (May 15), demand among diehard fans for beta access is still quite high.

So the game’s developer and publisher, Blizzard Entertainment, is sure to make everyone’s weekend a good one, because it’s opening up access to all players, provided that they have a Battle.net account.the gold situation and everything else that we documented in the order will be accomodated when the order finished by our company,it is our solemnly  commitment,to be  more specifically,our staff acquaintance with any tacticle  for all of class of diablo 3,and have enough confidence to perform any cusotmer’s order after diablo 3 beta test done

The open beta weekend kicks off in just a few, at 12:01pm PDT today. It’s primarily designed to be a stress test for the game and Blizzard’s servers, for the next three days.

Again, all you need to be part of the action is an account with your multiplayer service. The open beta lasts until Monday, April 23 at 10:00am PDT. There is little doubt that some will be playing right up until the very last minute. For more information, simply head on over to Blizzard’s announcement page. 

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How Soon Until Everything is an MMO?How Soon Until Everything is an MMO?

 

MMORPG.com columnist Justin Webb writes about the growing trend in single players and small group co-op games toward looking more and more like their MMORPG cousins.

This week I have mostly been playing Mass Effect 2, Borderlands, and Star Trek Online (and wondering how Scott is going to wrap up his epic two-parter tomorrow).

Doing so has highlighted, for me, a trend that has been slowly growing throughout all of gaming: RPGs are becoming more like shooters; and shooters are becoming more like RPGs.

For example, Mass Effect 2 is a wonderfully streamlined third-person shooter with a lot of its previous incarnation’s RPG-ness excised; while Borderlands is a joyful shooter that is almost indistinguishable from an MMO. It’s getting hard to know what MMORPG “means” nowadays. The lines between genres are blurring. Which one is the RPG: Mass Effect 2 or Borderlands?

 

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Plagiarizing Star Wars: The Old RepublicPlagiarizing Star Wars: The Old Republic

 

In our original story, a number of our own readers noted the similarities to BioWare’s marketing language regarding Star Wars: The Old Republic in the discussion that followed. Ethic at Kill Ten Rats took it a step further and managed to track down a specific press release that appears quite similar to the one issued by Quest Online to announce the re-launch of Alganon.

From the recently issued Alganon release:

“Traditionally, massively multiplier online games have been about three basic gameplay pillars – combat, exploration and character progression,” Derek Smart continued. “In Alganon, in addition to these we’ve added the fourth pillar to the equation; a story. We delivered a fun, immersive adventure that gamers expect in a top quality massively multiplayer online game. To top it all off, we’re not done yet. A whole new adventure with new updates will follow soon, starting with a consignment house, new classes, PvP and much more.”

 

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The Old GodsThe Old Gods

In today’s Chronicles of One Telaran, MMORPG.com’s Paul Crilley takes readers on a tour of the Old Gods inhabiting the Telaran realms. Caedryn the Dwarf learns all there is to know about each of the oldies…but goodies or baddies, depending on your perspective. Read more and then leave us your comments.

With the first few intro quests out of the way, I have to admit that things are very interesting here and we are thrown right into the deep end. It seems that Silverwood is being invaded. Maelforge, the dragon of fire, is using a breach in the planes to communicate with members of the Wanton, his dragon cult followers. These deluded fools are trying to bring him through the rift. And Caedryn has to stop that; otherwise the world (cue movie trailer voiceover guy) will fall beneath an apocalypse of flame.

 

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BlizzCon Thrall MegaBloksBlizzCon Thrall MegaBloks

 

MORPG.com has come into the possesion of four more BlizzCon Thrall MegaBloks, and we’re anxious to share them with you! Since we’ve only got five to give, we’ll decide who is worthy of these awesome prizes via a dance-off, I mean, contest! Details below.

We’ll be running this contest beginning today (9AM EST) with entries being accepted through the weekend. The entry cutoff is set for 9AM EST on Monday, November 14.

Contest instructions are simple and straightforward:

WHEN: Now! We’ll pick winners on Tuesday, November 15.

HOW: Follow us @MMORPGcom on Twitter.  Then tweet us @MMORPGcom and tell us why Thrall is the most awesome Orc in the entire Warcraft mythos. Make sure to use the hashtag #Enthralled in your message.
Winning entries will be selected by staff and contacted via direct message on Twitter with instructions on how to redeem their prize.

If you entered (and didn’t win) in our last Thrall MegaBlok giveaway you can enter again for another chance to win this round! 

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DDR Never Felt This GoodDDR Never Felt This Good

Social partner-friendly MMO, Lucent Heart, is getting ready to expand in lots of interesting new ways. MMORPG.com’s Joseph Sanicky has a preview of the new features being included in the expansion. Check our Joe’s thoughts about new dance moves and more. Leave us a comment or two when you’re finished reading!

Oh yes, dance contests! The newest content expansion not only boosted the level cap and introduced new zones and bosses, but also added in a dance system robust enough to stagger even the most seasoned dance master. The range of activities belonging to dancing stems from the simple preset dances to custom-themed variants of said stock songs, to imported music that the player selects from their very own hard drive and even player versus player dance battles! These dance battles appear in a few different flavors ranging from personal challenges to server wide dance-offs that have the entire population dancing DDR-style! Ludicrous you say? Extremely! Ludicrously fun.

 

 

 

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