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This week on The MMO Report -- where everyone prefers "a blaster over hokey religions and ancient weapons" -- Casey tries to make the most of a slow MMO news week. He reports that the fallout over Fallout Online has settled, Multiverse (the Buffy/Firefly MMO platform) is dead in the water, CCP is...

January 5th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Now that The Old Republic has hit the shelves, it seems like everyone has something to say about it. Cryptic seems to acknowledge it in its own unusual way: by lampshading it. Enter the Unleashed, Champions Online's newest free archetype. No, you're not misreading me here; the Unleashed is not a...

December 22nd 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai, industrial robot company Yasakawa equipped a couple of its manufacturing machines with lightsabers and choreographed a violent ballet for them to perform. The resulting battle is more exhilarating than the duel at the end of...

May 11th 2011 at 4:41pm 0 Comments
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For some MMO players, nothing kills immersion more than the constant reminder that your avatar is a hollow, ephemeral character model, with every weapon strike that passes right through your ghostly form driving that point home. Star Wars: The Old Republic has a new take on MMO combat that should co...

November 10th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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If ever there was a thing to go all googly-eyed over, it's the first look a Star Wars: The Old Republic. While it's a shame that such information isn't being released onto the web, at least we've got it earlier than most people were expecting. PC Gamer magazine has gotten an exclusive first look at...

November 7th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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You may have noticed that the lightsabers in Star Wars: The Old Republic are disproportionately large. A vocal minority of fans are crying bloody murder about this, and BioWare is not unaware of that fact. At a company Halloween party, it would appear that they made a self-deprecating joke of it, w...

November 4th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday we talked about similarities between World of Warcraft and other fantasy franchises. Commenting on that post, Baluki noted that "Warcraft is also somewhat unique in mixing some sci-fi elements into its fantasy universe." But not everyone thinks that's a good thing: back around the time th...

July 16th 2007 at 8:01am 0 Comments
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When someone records an EP called We Wiish You a Merry Christmas, we tend to pay attention (emphasis ours). We are, y'know, Wii Fanboys, after all. And we'd like to tell you that it's filled with great songs and that they'll make your holidays brighter, whatever they may be, and will ensure peace on...

December 18th 2006 at 5:45pm 0 Comments