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You can add one more item to the short list of details we know about Star Wars: The Old Republic, as Simutronics let slip that BioWare's inaugural MMO will be built upon the middleware firm's MMO tech, HeroEngine. Simutronics, itself a developer of such online games as CyberStrike and GemStone IV,...

December 10th 2008 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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Let's be honest for a moment - there are a ton of MMOs out there. We have everything from fantasy, to dystopian future, to fantasy, to horror, to fantasy, to pirates, to fantasy, to sci-fi, and even all the way down to fantasy. While this is great for people who love choice, this is a complete nigh...

May 14th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Since when did role-playing become a dirty word? Apparently even mentioning the initials of the dreaded "RP" is enough to make people want to prove John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory as loudly as possible. Players go out of their way to make others feel uncomfortable and to ruin any sor...

April 29th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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In the latest story in a painfully slow drip, Zenimax Online Studios, the new massively multiplayer cousin of Bethesda Softworks, has announced a partnership with Simutronics to license their HeroEngine development platform. HeroEngine includes a number of middleware tools like SpeedTree, FaceGen, a...

November 26th 2007 at 1:29pm 0 Comments