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July's Dungeons & Dragons Online Producer's Letter is the second one from DDO Franchise Director Athena, and in it, she describes the changes coming to the fantasy MMO. While the original road map set in place last December by Rowan has been followed thus far, Turbine is looking to redirect fur...

July 2nd 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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I've never liked the Dungeons & Dragons Online soundtrack very much. Now that I've given you no reason to keep reading, please keep reading. It's an unsettling score that's heavy on discordant tracks and murky atmosphere but lacks a lot of memorable, earworm-worthy tunes. Plenty of it is done...

July 1st 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest episode of YouTube series Did You Know Gaming explores Doom, and it's got more than a few tasty tidbits of info on the world's most famous demons-in-space shooter. For example, while 1993's Doom is widely-cited as having helped usher in the first-person shooter genre, we're somewhat...

June 29th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Are you ready to buckle your swash? Has your swash been buckled in anticipation? Do you own a variety of buckles and swashes? Because Dungeons & Dragons Online has just released Update 22 onto the live servers, and that means that Bards will have plenty of buckleswashing to do with the addit...

June 11th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Stupid dragons. They think they're so special, with their wings and their breath weapons and their intelligence and their hides like armor. Sure, maybe all of that is pretty special when you think about it, but that's not the point. While we can't be sure just yet, though, it's a fairly sure thi...

May 19th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Turbine carted out Dungeons and Dragons Online's player council for a bit of sun today and made an attempt at more transparency by allowing the representatives to give testimonies as to what the experience is like. "We have been asked feedback on things that are at a very early stage of creation (...

March 25th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Popular franchises have been known to jump between various entertainment media, from games to television to movies to comic books and even to pogs. We should not gasp in utter amazement that this is also the case with many of our beloved MMOs; we should nod sagely and accept the terrible truth. Th...

March 8th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Coming hot on the heels of yesterday's revelation about the future of Asheron's Call, Turbine posted a pair of producer's letters this morning to talk about where Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online are heading. Aaron Campbell has moved back to the LotRO team to be its executi...

February 26th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Yesterday's Turbine layoff announcement wasn't particularly surprising, given the fact that the firm has tied its MMO fortunes to a couple of third-party IPs and has been giving away access to its games for the past few years. Regardless of whether or not we believe Warner Bros. "normal strategic...

February 13th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Gamasutra and Twitter are reporting that an unspecified number of Turbine employees have been fired today in a new round of layoffs. A Warner Bros. representative responded with an official statement: "As part of our normal business process, we're routinely looking at the strategic alignment of ou...

February 12th 2014 at 3:40pm 0 Comments