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Sad news for the Australian games industry. GameSpot has the scoop on Auran, the Aussie developers of Fury, going into voluntary administration (meaning an independent and qualified party will take complete control of the company to attempt to resolve financial difficulties in the best manner possi...

December 13th 2007 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Auran and Gamecock Media Group have made a press release announcing that a new free-to-download and free-to-play option for Fury will be available with the upcoming "Age of the Chosen" content update on December 14th. Those downloading the game for free (known as "Chosen") will be able to play as mu...

December 12th 2007 at 6:35am 0 Comments
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Just in case any of us design a PvP ruleset for a massively multiplayer online game, Scott Jennings has helpfully posted a 13-step guide to "PvP done right" on his personal blog, BrokenToys.org.It's a potent mixture of common sense, personal opinion, and thousands upon thousands disagreeing that cla...

December 11th 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week we reported on a widespread rumor that, due to Fury's commercial flop, Australian developer Auran was going to be the subject of a big lay-off, and that a significant chunk of Fury's development going forward was going to be out-sourced to China. Auran CEO Tony Hilliam recently addressed t...

December 11th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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[updated: 11:55PM PST] The rumors regarding the layoffs have beenconfirmed by IGN in this interview with the CEO of Auran Games. Another one bites the dust? Angry Gamer reports that a reliable anonymous source close to Australian based Auran has told them staff layoffs are imminent and that Fury may...

December 6th 2007 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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Just this morning we discussed the latest Fury newsletter, and Auran's plans to save their new but ailing game. They've now announced even more ambitious plans - the first free content update to the game, a patch they're calling Age of the Chosen. This update appears to be a formal package for some...

November 27th 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The brand-spanking-new PvP title Fury is going to be seeing a massive update sometime in December. Auran previews that upcoming content in their one-month newsletter. They also go over some recent updates to the game that will hopefully deal with player retention and game enjoyment.Newsletter author...

November 27th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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As a final humiliation to what might be, according to the reviews, the worst MMO of the year, WarCry reports that EB Games is now selling Fury for only $29.99. Yes, for only $30, you too can play the game that reviewers said "fails on literally every front."Poor Fury. They tried so hard, and failed...

November 19th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Fury seems to be getting a drubbing in the game critics press lately; I've just started the 10-day trial, so I'll know for myself how it all pans out, but one of the things that struck me most about starting up was the introductory story sequence. I'm one of those people who finds 'behind the scene...

November 12th 2007 at 7:04am 0 Comments
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For those simply too curious to stay away - Auran has announced a new ten day free trial for their recently-released PvP-centric MMO, Fury. All you have to do is follow the link, enter your email address in the given prompt, and you'll be well on your way to "unleashing your fury."Normally we would...

November 6th 2007 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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Gamespot is one of the most professional & conservative gaming websites you can find -- which is why seeing them emerge to tear Fury to shreds in their review is so deliciously ironic.Fury is just one of a trio of MMO titles released last week; Tabula Rasa and Hellgate: London being the other tw...

November 6th 2007 at 12:02am 0 Comments
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PvP MMO Fury will be be prepared to "unleash the fury" on October 9 (Oct. 12 in Europe). We did get a little hands-on time with the game at E3 and the beta has been going on since early last month. But before you go waiting until Oct. 9 to get your PvP MMO on, there's a little contest that'll happe...

August 14th 2007 at 5:58pm 0 Comments