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Turbine's latest round of layoffs won't affect long-running fantasy MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online, according to community manager Andy Cataldo. LotRO Players reports that Cataldo elaborated during a Twitch stream and said that the firings will have no effect on Turbine's current plans for the ga...

October 19th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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In the increasingly diminishing field of subscription-only MMOs, two distinct camps have formed. There is the Old Guard that has its established playerbase and is simply not interested in jumping on board the F2P train, and then there are the New Kids on the Block (which would make an excellent b...

April 19th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Turning 12 is a wake-up call for most people because they realize that next year they will officially be teenagers. We just hope that Turbine's ready for that when Asheron's Call breaks curfew, sasses back, and starts developing a romantic interest in other MMOs. One of the privileges of writing...

November 3rd 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Has October blown by already in a rush of leaves, wind and high-fructose corn syrup candies? Are we already staring down the grim specter of November, AKA "The Middle Child of Holidays"? I suppose so -- and because of that, it must mean that we are in the final week of our Asheron's Call retrospect...

October 26th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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There are only a handful of people in the world who can boast that they're working on an MMO that dates back to the '90s. As community lead for Asheron's Call, Turbine's Andy Cataldo is a member of that exclusive club, going from an avid player of the game to part of the AC crew. Don't tell him tha...

October 19th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The Asheron's Call community got a nice surprise today, in the form of an oh-so-casual forum post from Community Manager Andy "Frelorn" Cataldo. It seems that Asheron's Call is getting a bit of a facelift. The graphics update will bring game into relative crystal clarity, giving players all sorts...

May 3rd 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Given that the game has been around for so long, do you see this addition of modern MMO features as something that the player base is really clamoring for, or are you sort of scaling that against what other games have right now?Really, it's what the players are asking for. That's one of the things...

August 19th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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At Gen Con, we spoke with Turbine's Andy Cataldo, the Community Manager for Asheron's Call, about the future of this historic game. Cataldo told us a lot about AC's epic 100th update. The update is coming within the next few weeks, and it's a doozy. According to Cataldo, AC players will get a whole...

August 19th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments