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Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta First Impressions

Whenever we have a new MMO on the horizon, everyone piles there hopes and dreams on what ultimately becomes a letdown next to industry leader World of Warcraft. It is pretty much expected that any game on the horizon is going to pale in comparison, until one day some mythical developer from some mythical land releases the next big thing.

Will Star Wars the Old Republic push the MMO genre forward? No, probably not, but with very few successful MMOs on the market, if anyone can step in and hold their ground, it will be Bioware (with some help from the Force).
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Game Review: Is id’s Rage all the Rage?

They were wrong. The end of the world was August 23, 2029, when the asteroid hit. The brilliant minds of our time came up with the Ark, vessels buried deep underground. It was supposed to be our salvation. It was our salvation, but not as it was intended.

In id Software’s new first-person shooter Rage, you take on the role of an Ark survivor that awakens in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by humans, mutants, and a lot of devastation. Much to every fanboi’s dismay, Rage is a cross between Fallout 3 and Borderlands with id Software’s own twist and brilliant first-person shooter game play.
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MMOs Amongst the ComicCon

I’m a few months late with this update, and promise my one reader that it won’t happen again! In order to make sure this blog remains the one-stop-shop for my written work, here is the coverage I did for this year’s San Diego ComicCon.

While a haven for geeks, ComicCon as the name suggests doesn’t typically cater to gamers as much as some of the other conventions. Of course, it is hard to talk entertainment without mentioning some games, and as such, a few of the big boys had MMO games on display at this year’s convention in San Diego.

Sony Online Entertainment had a sizeable floor display showcasing DC Universe and some of the latest content patches released. Likewise, NCSoft was present with their City of Heroes Freedom, the new free-to-play version, and a 30-minute playable demo for the upcoming Guild Wars 2. This is ComicCon though, so there really was little interest in these games, and our IGN press pass was not needed to try out these demos. The only MMO that seemed to really gather the crowds was Star Wars: The Old Republic. So let’s work our way backwards and start with our 20-minute hands-on with this highly anticipated release!

Head on over to IGN’s Vault for the entire article: MMOs Amongst the ComicCon

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Since 1999, Stephen "Sprawl" Russell has provided written video game and convention coverage for industry leaders such as IGN Entertainment, Beckett Media, Voodoo Extreme 3D, NCSoft, Stratics, Gamespy, Curse Gaming, Wikia, and the Vault Network.

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