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This one managed to pass under our radar last month, but Katie "Khatie" Postma -- previously the community manager for Stargate Worlds -- is the newest community manager for NetDevil's upcoming Jumpgate Evolution. If the name seems familiar to any Massively readers, that's probably because Katie wa...

January 9th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Ah, the ever-debated subject of MMO subscription models. We've seen a lot of discussion on the subject, some good and some bad. Gamasutra just so happens to be running a pretty good discussion featuring SOE's John Smedley, Three Rings' Daniel James and EA Mythic's Mark Jacobs all chiming in with th...

June 5th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this month there was plenty of talk at the ION conference about community-related issues. Those discussions were great and if you missed out on reading them when they were first posted, then you should check them out now. One thing often touched on during those discussions was the community...

May 30th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In a recent interview at Ten Ton Hammer, Nexon America's Min Kim spoke out about some of the company's plans for upcoming games, including their online FPS entitled Combat Arms which will be entering closed beta next week. He also talks a bit about another upcoming MMO title being produced by their...

May 28th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Interviews conducted at this month's ION 2008 conference continue to emerge, painting a broader picture about the industry as a whole. Yesterday MMORPG.com posted a discussion with the minds behind NetDevil's Jumpgate Evolution. Scott Brown and Hermann Peterscheck offered a taste of the game up to t...

May 24th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Scott Jennings has been known as 'Lum the Mad' for years now, posting regularly to a website of the same name in the murky mists of the MMO genre's past. Though "The Rantings of Lum the Mad" was a collaborative effort, Mr. Jennings well-known efforts on the site led to a lengthy stint with Mythic En...

May 24th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Massively Speaking Episode 6 runs down news and features from Massively.com for the week of May 12th - May 18th. Kyle Horner joins Shawn and Michael, fresh from last week's ION 2008 event. We talk all about the MMO industry commentary that coalesced around the event, and some of the issues that will...

May 22nd 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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The guys over at MMORPG.com caught up with Joe Ybarra from Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment's (or CME for short) Stargate Worlds last week at ION to talk about their upcoming MMO. If you didn't catch it when it originally went up, we sat in on his "MMOs and Hollywood" panel during the conference. Jo...

May 21st 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Who'd win in a cage match between SOE's upcoming MMOs, spy-themed The Agency and family-friendly Free Realms? On one side, you have all the guns, explosives, and "M"-ratings. On the other side, you have cartoon-inspired graphics, Real Money Trading, and loads of fun from-7-to-70 minigames. And right...

May 20th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Player vs. Everything: Putting raiding on your resumeTen years ago, the idea of putting something like being an officer in a hardcore raiding guild on your resume would have been laughable. Anti-Aliased: How to pick...

May 18th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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There were a great many things I took away from my experience at ION 08 this year. I learned how amazing community managers can be. I also learned how much they put into their communities -- if you're wondering, it's quite a lot. Among all the waves of information I soaked up there were little leaks...

May 17th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments