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EVE Online will turn players’ stories into comics and a TV series

EVE Online will turn players’ stories into comics and a TV series

At the annual EVE Online Fanfest, CCP, the publisher of EVE Online, stated that it's going to spice things up for EVE Online players. It will soon be turning the stories of real players into professionally made comic books as well as a TV series. Players will have to submit their stories to EVE Online's True Stories competition before the May 1st deadline. Gamers will then get to vote for their favorite stories until May 15th, when the grand finalists are chosen.

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Storybricks joins forces with Sony for new EverQuest sequel

Storybricks joins forces with Sony for new EverQuest sequel

Storybricks, a startup boasting about building the best AI (artificial intelligence) engine for online games, has just revealed that it has joined forces with Sony Online to develop the next game in the EverQuest franchise. The new EverQuest game will be called EverQuest Next, and it will be based in a "parallel world" of the game's previous world, Norrath. The game will feature the same gameplay style as the original EverQuest, but will feature major improvements to its overall design.

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Diablo III’s next big “oops”

Diablo III’s next big “oops”

This week it's been revealed that Blizzard Entertainment's own Diablo III will be coming to the PlayStation 4 without access to the Real Money Auction House still present in the desktop PC iteration. Though this might have some odd effects on those hoping to play the game with access to weapons, armor, and everything in-between with their own real-world cash, Blizzard is presenting a firm "not a chance" as they suggest that, if they could, they'd take the whole mess out of the game entirely.

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Marvel Heroes MMO to launch in June

Marvel Heroes MMO to launch in June

Gazillion Entertainment is the developer behind a newly announced free to play MMO game based on the Marvel superhero universe. The video game is called Marvel Heroes and will launch globally on June 4, 2013. While the game is free to play, there are several Marvel Heroes Founders Program packages available to give fans of the game early access and some extra in game content.

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EA lied about SimCity not being offline-capable

EA lied about SimCity not being offline-capable

It seems like SimCity is just full of bad news. SimCity has received a lot of negative feedback for its ridiculous Always-On DRM feature. At first, EA stated that the Always-On DRM was added mainly because of security issues, but now its saying that it was added because the developers envisioned SimCity as "always-connected". Lucy Bradshaw, the General Manager of EA's Maxis label, stated that they had designed SimCity "with multiplayer in mind". By having the always-connected feature, they were able to create essentially an MMO.

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Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg reveals his thoughts on eSports

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg reveals his thoughts on eSports

The eSports industry has been getting a lot of buzz lately, especially with the showcasing of games like StarCraft II and League of Legends, and now Eric Hershberg, CEO of Activision, has inputted his own two cents about the industry. Hirshberg had an interview with Forbes on what he thinks about the eSports, how it affects the gaming industry, and how he plans on implementing it with his gaming franchises.


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Elder Scrolls Online closed beta registration opens as new trailer drops

Elder Scrolls Online closed beta registration opens as new trailer drops

The Elder Scrolls Online is set to launch sometime this year, and there are some players who understandably skeptical that the game can satisfy series fans. Just the same, there are some players who think that the this is finally the multiplayer game so many Elder Scrolls fans have been asking about for years. Regardless of which camp you fall in - skeptic or believer - ZeniMax Online Studios has issued a call for for beta testers, so you can net a chance to test out a pre-release build of the game.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Old Republic's transition to free-to-play comes the announcement of the game's first expansions. Players have been waiting a long time for this first expansion, dubbed Rise of the Hutt Cartel, considering the game released in December 2011. They'll have a bit longer to wait too, as Rise of the Hutt Cartel isn't scheduled to launch until sometime in spring 2013.

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Star Citizen raises $6.2 million in crowd-sourced donations

Star Citizen raises $6.2 million in crowd-sourced donations

The lead designer of the classic Wing Commander video game, Chris Roberts, is making a comeback and is developing his own space-based MMO title called Star Citizen. In order to raise funding to develop the game, he's been calling on fans to donate money in order to see the game get made and released. While Roberts has said he only needs $2 million, the fundraising campaign ended with a total of $6.2 million raised.

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