Jeff Strain, "The subscription model is not the future of the games industry"

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Category: General, Gaming-General

Jeff Strain, co-founder of ArenaNet and developer of Guild Wars, said that basing an MMO on an existing film, TV, or book franchise won’t lead to success in the genre, during the Games Convention Developers Conference session. “Even the big two [franchises] haven’t lived up to their expectation". He went on to point out that the top two MMOs are based on original worlds, unrestricted by the linear nature of products designed for other media.

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Farewell to Philippine Perfect World CBT

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Category: General, the Philippines, Gaming-General, Game Music Video

This is the video created by the Holy Order of the Light™, the guild I founded that is going stronger everyday for more than 4 years already.

This video is their farewell to the Closed Beta Test of the Philippine Perfect World (pPW).

Well done guys!

Join the Holy Order of the Light™ now!

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WORLD OF WARCRAFT®: WRATH OF THE LICH KING™ UNVEILED

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Category: Press Releases, World of Warcraft

WORLD OF WARCRAFT®: WRATH OF THE LICH KING™ UNVEILED

Blizzard Entertainment® reveals new expansion for its popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game at BlizzCon™ gaming festival

ANAHEIM, Calif. – August 3, 2007 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for the second expansion to World of Warcraft®, its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Unveiled at the company’s BlizzCon™ gaming festival before an audience of more than 8,000 gamers, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King™ will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

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Category: World of Warcraft

And so, it is official, World of Warcraft’s 2nd Expansion is entitled “Wrath of the Lich King“, only appropriate and pretty obvious. You still don’t get it? First expansion “Burning Crusade", keywords here are “Burning” and “Crusade". Now it’s Ice and Snow. There two expansions now, if I remember correctly, there will be 2 to 3 more expansions after this, before… you get the idea.

So what’s the WotLK all about, and what’s new?

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Im a Top Gamer? Wow!

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Category: General, Game Titles, Gaming-General

First time I saw my name on the frontpage of the Great Games Experiment, and I’m on the number 2 spot for the Top Gamers. Also, the game I submitted during the closed beta of GGE - the Sims, is also the Top Game, as shown on the screenshot above. Which is great! I contributed something to the gaming society in general.

Great Games Experiment

Now if you do not know what GGE is, it is a Social-Network Service for Gamers. Imagine a…

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