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The Walt Disney Company may be holding its own in this tough economic time, but its Interactive Media division, which includes Disney Interactive and Disney Online, ended the corporation's fiscal year with a $295 million loss. This follows the division's $258 million loss last year -- it is the onl...

November 13th 2009 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Last we heard, Disney was interested, but not planning, to come up with their own themed MMO. Now we are told that Mickey and friends are heading to China to star in a new game in Spring 2009 - this from the news that NetDragon and Disney have teamed up to launch Disney Fantasy Online. The Disney ca...

December 9th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Jason Yeung is one of the lead developers for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online. During a recent Q&A he dishes out some very interesting info on what's coming for this free-to-play piratey good time.Both Davy Jones and the Kraken will eventually be included in the game, but the when remai...

May 1st 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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A treasure chest of booty has just been dumped into the world of Pirates of the Caribbean Online. If you're an Unlimited Access player new weapons have been added that deal more damage, have faster reload times and sparkly new graphics. New quests have been included that can earn players things lik...

May 1st 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Not only is the machinima hard in Toontown, but the gameplay is even harder! This free-to-play virtual world for kids doesn't appear to have a way to turn off the User Interface (UI). However, even then, you'd need a buddy code just to communicate with anyone to coordinate movements! These setbacks...

April 19th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Stephen King is "the man." He's one of my favorite authors and a very big reason why I'm a writer today. I've followed the ebb and flow of his career, from his meteoric rise (and eventually perpetual stay) on the New York Time's Best Seller list to the the mostly abysmal adaptations of his books to...

April 10th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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In the wake of the sad news about the Virtual Magic Kingdom... some yaaarfuly good news! Virtual pirates can double their piratey pleasure in Pirates of the Caribbean Online this weekend!Disney Online is giving Pirates of the Caribbean Online players the chance to earn double experience points and...

April 10th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Come April new weapons will be available in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online. Expect to see new types of voodoo dolls, daggers, staffs and pistols which will create more damage, load faster, and have some all new special effects. In addition, recruiting for your piratey guild will get easie...

March 26th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Though not many Americans can quite tell you why they are celebrating St. Patrick's Day or wear a bit of green. they do love an excuse to head to an Irish pub and drink a Guinness. And this year is no different with the holiday being observed anywhere from March 15 to March 17 this year. A few MMOs...

March 17th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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As previously mentioned, Pirates of the Caribbean Online is the surprisingly fun corporate-giant-backed MMO that could. Refreshingly, the dev team on PotCO isn't resting on their brand name to keep them afloat (no pun intended -- well, okay, you got me), but instead continue to bring new content to...

March 2nd 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Last week, Disney Online merged multiple online divisions into a single entity now called Disney Online Studios. I had a chance to talk to the Senior Vice President in charge of it all, Steve Parkis, about the vision for one of the world's most recognizable brands as it tackles the fast-rising casu...

February 28th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Recently, I sat down with Disney Online to get a tour of their MMO Pirates of the Caribbean Online. To be honest, I didn't go in with high expectations. I mean, the movies were fun and all, but with only Toontown Online to DO's credit, I wasn't expecting something that appealed to me as an adult ga...

February 19th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments