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Dec 07 2012

role playing in mmorpgs

Most of us know the term RPG and what it stands for but very few know the actual meaning of role playing in MMORPG games. In single player RPGs, things are quite straightforward. Players build a fictional character and experience the game in any way they like. The interaction with the game world is based on player's decisions. In addition to race, class and faction players also get to choose an alignment. Quests have multiple endings. For example...
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Dec 05 2012

player housing in mmorpgs

Player housing is one of the most popular MMORPG features. In short, player housing offers gamers their own home in the game world. This place is instanced and only the owner can access it. In some cases, players can invite friends and host public or private events. The basic structure is a house with one or more levels. Lots of items can decorate a house. Paintings can be hanged on the walls. The floors can be decorated with all kinds of ca...
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Dec 05 2012

project eternity

Project Eternity is the code name for an upcoming Obsidian Entertainment game. Project Eternity is a dream come true for any old school RPG fan. Some of Project Eternity developers and creators worked on classic RPG titles like Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate, Fallout 2, Neverwinter Nights and the list can go on. Project Eternity became valid after the Kickstarter campaign ended with the impressive amount of $ 4.1 million. This campaign was ne...
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Dec 04 2012

guinness world records gamer s edition

Guinness World Records is one of the most popular books all over the world. The first number was published in 1955. Guinness World Records lists records for basically anything. One funny fact is that Guinness World Records is a best seller but also one of the most stolen books. Starting with 2008, Guinness World Records associated with Twin Galaxies to publish Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition. This special edition keeps track of records rel...
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Nov 30 2012

names and video games

Some people believe that the name given at birth will influence and dictate a person’s life choices. Sometimes, parents pick names which for other people make absolutely no sense. And there are cases when parents cannot even imagine where their newborn’s name will be displayed.   The real Dragonborn Dovahkiin   Contests and tournaments are something normal in the gaming world. One of the most strange and weird contests was held by B...
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Nov 29 2012

types of free mmo games

It's always nice to have diversity and variety especially when it comes to video games. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be a bit difficult finding the right MMO on the enormous list of free MMOs. There are so many out there, that you don’t even know where to look. A MMO portal might be a good start as it lists most popular MMOs and some info on them. For instance, you might want to take a look at some screenshots or check other players’ opinion b...
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Nov 27 2012

oculus rift a revolutionary device

Oculus Rift is a new groundbreaking device that might change the way we play video games. Oculus Rift is a head mounted display, covering a person's eyes and a part of the forehead. Oculus Rift simulates a full 3D immersion for the wearer. There are other devices for experiencing 3D view when gaming but, Oculus Rift promises to be something innovative. The difference between Oculus Rift and other 3D devices is that Oculus Rift creates a virtual r...
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Nov 22 2012

blizzard s mysterious project titan

Project Titan is Blizzard’s next MMO and is one of the best kept company secrets. The first rumors about Project Titan started in 2007 when a clever forum reader spotted some new Blizzard Entertainment job openings. All info pointed to the fact that Blizzard was hiring for a new game. These rumors were confirmed but not much info was given about the new game. The code name is Project Titan (the actual game name is still unknown). In 2008, Bl...
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Nov 21 2012

swtor going free and the decline of pay to play

As of November 2012, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) became free to play. The game had a huge popularity and subscription numbers peaked at 1 million just 3 days after release day. Rumor has it that SWTOR had an impressive budget of around $150 million. The decision to make a game with such high expectations available for free was probably because subscriptions were dropping. Players are now free to experience major parts of Star Wars: The Ol...
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Nov 20 2012

ingress google niantic labs virtual reality game

Gaming and outdoors are two opposite terms. Traditionally, gaming was strongly related to desktop computers that, obviously, kept people indoors. Then came gaming laptops that offered mobility. Lately, smartphones and tablets are more than decent gaming devices. There are even MMORPGs designed solely for mobile platforms like Android or iOS. The mobile gaming community is blooming. People can game while on a long train/bus journey or while waitin...
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