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

More RIFT Coverage in Beckett’s Magazine

We hope that you’ve finally subscribed to Beckett’s Massive Online Gamer because the last two issues feature exclusive RIFT information from yours truly. The July/August issue of the MOG features a three-way discussion between a few of us writers on the fate of RIFT. The cool issue, however, is really the September/October issue, which features an interview with the General Manager of RIFT – Scott Hartsman!

If anyone has had the pleasure of meeting Scott, they can attest that he is a pretty cool guy whose gaming experience goes way back to “the beginning”. As a former text-based online gamer, it is refreshing to see a fellow gamer who has turned his passion into a career. Be sure to check out your local newsstand for the latest issue.

Game Review: Fable III

While Fable 3 has been out for a while for the Xbox, the third installment in the Fable series wasn’t released for the PC until this last March. This game starts with you leading a revolt against the King of Albion, your brother.

Your brother is an evil monarch that taxes his citizens into poverty and people claim he has gotten worse over the last four years. It isn’t long before the player is placed in an impossible position where he must decide between the lesser of two evils. This leads you to begin your revolution, as you conspire with the various factions of Albion to overthrow its ruler.
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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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