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Star Wars: The Old Republic's PvP 'Warzones' detailed in video {Joystiq}

Nov 8th 2010 9:40AM bah to broken replys. The above was ment to be @fischju and unverified

Star Wars: The Old Republic's PvP 'Warzones' detailed in video {Joystiq}

Nov 8th 2010 9:39AM Public quests are easily the greatest segment of play in Warhammer Online that should be in every MMO, but this video makes it feel much more like a progressive attack/defend multiplayer map from the likes of TF2 or BFBC2. Something seperated from the world.

One can hope, tho.

Star Wars: The Old Republic's PvP 'Warzones' detailed in video {Joystiq}

Nov 8th 2010 9:37AM @ChongShin

2 words. Persistant World. That's what you get for $15, and it makes allll the difference.

No, I'm not feeling super positive about the game, and this video doesn't do anything to change that sentiment, but I'll gladly pay $15 a month for a true MMO over crap like Guild Wars that is /NOT/ an MMO. It's simply a multiplayer action RPG with a graphical lobby and trade system.

The Daily Grind: What's your favorite MMO soundtrack? {Massively}

Jun 3rd 2010 6:57PM Vanguard was real good, but Star Wars Galaxies. Yes, it was quite repetitive, and yes, most of it wasn't new... but there must be this built in neck tingle that occurs when an action you have performed is met with a response scored by Jon Williams. The SW sound tracks just evoke a epic feel, and to play within them was splendid.

Until they ruined the game of course. :P

TERAblah teases more armor sets {Massively}

Jun 3rd 2010 6:53PM Um... stripe location fail.

Cool looking, tho I don't know that you could call most of this "armor" ... but what's new eh?

Massively Speaking Episode 100: The state of MMOs with Richard Garriott {Massively}

May 20th 2010 10:31PM Really enjoyed the podcast/interview.

While I agree with many of his views regarding the past and present, I disagree entirely with his view on free/freemium games. I'd rather buy (from his example) ultima online from a store (brick or steam) and pay monthly for a full complete game than participate in a game that is slim by default and made more robust in small 2-5 dollar increments.

I prefer the traditional full, rich game model as opposed to what I consider incomplete experiences.

Details, limitations of Xbox 360 Mediaroom 2.0 IPTV support {Joystiq}

Jan 9th 2010 11:04AM The issue is not the paying for a set top box. In the US, the same people providing internet service sell tv too. They don't want their customers able to buy tv through that internet connection when you could be getting it from them.

IPTV has traditionally followed an ala carte model as well where I can pay 6 bucks for ESPN and not pay a dime for HGTV, or vice versa. Comcast gets paid to include the lesser channels in their lineup. If they can't sell you a package that includes the channels that also pay them, it's not profitable for them.

As long as the cable companies are also our ISPs, we'll never see a reasonable change. It's more likely that we'll see comcast/cox/tw start to block what few IPTV options that are out there.

Video of Anarchy Online's new engine uncovered {Massively}

Dec 14th 2009 10:12AM I was the same way. I enjoyed it, but somehow it didn't keep me subbed for more than 2-3 months. I've occationally gone back to it, but *shrug* again it only lasts in brief spurts.

The art of the expansion {Massively}

Dec 6th 2009 8:22PM I would concur with kolo. While they are free "expansions" they are generally not of the calibur you see in an EQ expansion. Regardless of your opinions of the post-velious/luclin era, the EQ expansions add alot of content, not just tweaks to the gameplay and a coupld ships.

Real Time Race promises to let you race against the pros, in real time {Engadget}

Nov 2nd 2009 8:22PM As a gamer I disagree. The concept is fantastic. Image how big a deal it would be if they'd broadcast the live telemetry of every car on the track during a nascar race and allowed you to race alongside the rest. It's a HUGE sport, with a pretty major sim following.

I'm not saying they're going to pull it off, but the technology alone that they're using it for is worth the try. 2nd and 3rd generations of this stuff and it's going to replace google maps with a fully 3d realized dataset for google earth.