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Last update: 2012-10-06

VirginWorlds Podcast #149

2012-10-06
Length: 2s

What’s this? A podcast from Brent and Darren? Yep. Enjoy.

Topics:
 - League of Legends Season 2 Championship and Season 3
 - City of Heroes Closing
http://www.savecoh.com/
I Want My City Back: http://tinyurl.com/wantmycityback
 - Guild Wars 2
 - Torchlight 2 vs. Diablo 3
 - Pardo Unleashed
 - SWTOR Woes and the Aftermath
 - Misc News
 - Outtakes

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VirginWorlds Podcast #148

2011-07-12
Length: 48s

Brent, Darren, Jonathan and Karen visit SOE Fan Faire 2011 in Las Vegas.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #147

2010-05-16
Length: 1s

Brent returns with support from Darren for a podcast ... a year later.  Sounds pretty much the same.

Topics include:

- Intro
- Age of Conan
- Dungeons and Dragons Online
- EverQuest II
- Guild Wars 2
- Sword of the New World 2
- Eve Online
- Warhammer Online
- Moonlight Online
- Mortal Online
- Planetside
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Super Hero Squad Online
- Warhammer 40K MMO
- What We're Playing
- Outro

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VirginWorlds Podcast #146

2009-06-29
Length: 26s

Darren rolls out the MMO news for the week, like a boss.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #145

2009-06-22
Length: 25s

Darren takes the reins again on the news!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #144

2009-06-16
Length: 26s

... Darren executes an overthrow and does the news ...

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VirginWorlds Podcast #143

2009-04-18
Length: 30s

Thanks to the new supporters:

Ben  - VirginWorlds Member
Dajuroka - EQ-IQ Sponsor
brinelan - A View from the Top Sponsor
Wolfenhex - Through the Aftermath Sponsor
tpajeek - Through the Aftermath Sponsor
revren - Through the Aftermath Sponsor
morphisat - VirginWorlds Supporter
Paradiso - Limited Edition and Van Hemlock Podcast Sponsor
Aximand - Limited Edition Sponsor
Akely - VirginWorlds Elite Member

Topics:
City of Heroes - Missions Architect
Love - http://www.quelsolaar.com
Gene Yoon Leaving Linden Labs
StarGate Worlds still going
Apocrypha's impact on Eve Online
Fallen Earth Rated M
Indie MMO gives to charity
WoW: The9 Is out
Bethesda to Sue Interplay
Paragon Studios
NetDevil: MMOs on a Shoestring
Realtime Worlds attracts talent…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #142 - GDC 2009

2009-04-07
Length: 2s

Finally, the audio portion of GDC 2009 coverage from your intrepid (but slow producing) podcast team: Brent and Darren. This one is rather dense.  Enjoy.

Line Up:

- Intro with Shawn from Massively
- Worlds in Motion Kick off from Raph Koster
- Habbo Hotel Games Mechanics in a Social World
- MMO Metrics from Daniel James at Three Rings
- Wizard 101 with Kings Isle Entertainment
- File Catalyst data transfer
- NetDog MMO Server Technology
- Player Retention in Game Design with SOE
- Directed Gameplay in WOW with Jeff Kaplan
- Attributes of Game Designers with Gordon Walton from Bioware

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VirginWorlds Podcast #141 - Pirates of the Burning Sea

2009-03-17
Length: 46s

Russell Williams, CEO of FLying Labs, joins our esteemed guest host, Urban Mongral, for a conversation on the first year of Pirates of the Burning Sea and what the future holds.  Enjoy.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #140

2009-02-22
Length: 36s

Topics:

Roper Defends Warhammer

Jumpgate and Champions on the doorstep

Aussies are baffled by MMORPGs

Aion is getting localized

Re-branding Free to Play?

Star Trek Online, the hardcore questions

Vanguard vs. EQ2

Fallen Earth update

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VirginWorlds Podcast #139

2009-02-15
Length: 1s

This Week's Topics:

Fusion Fall for iPhone and Wii New Subscription Models Eve Online Drops Linux Support Web Comic for Old Republic NCSoft Continues Layoffs EQ2 Recruit a Friend Funcom is Hiring? Free Realms in April Jeff Kaplan Leaving WoW SOE's Credit Card Fraud Strategy Rarebit Leaving MxO…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #138

2009-02-08
Length: 45s

First show in some time and to get back in the swing, Brent talks about Turbine, Mythic, SOE, the Chinese and then he rants a little about people who say stuff is broken.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #137

2009-01-03
Length: 23s

VirginWorlds Podcast features the Monday night MMO static party chatting about its 2009 gaming resolutions, while they slay orcs in LotRO.  Enjoy.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #136

2008-12-21
Length: 1s

Lots of new items in show 136.
Guest host Darren from CommonSenseGamer.com.
Not much for show notes.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #135.3

2008-12-11
Length: 1s

The podcast that refused to be made is now in your hands/ears/iPod/etc.
After the fires spawned by two completely failed attempts due to technical issues were quenched, the team is a little bit punchy, but nevertheless, the show is completed.  Yes, it is a bit rougher than normal, and it's direction is in question, but the attendees are "those guys".  Enjoy something a bit different this time around.  (Wondering where 135.2 is? Probably cached in a router log somewhere between Minneapolis, Boston, Madison, Ottawa and St George.)

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VirginWorlds Podcast #135.1

2008-12-07
Length: 1s

Step 1: Record a nice podcast that you're really happy with.
Step 2: Save the audio file.
Step 3: Open podcast in audio editor.
Step 4: Have an issue with one of the audio processing plug-ins that seems to clear out the audio.
Step 5: Recognize this issue, as it has happened before and decide to re-start audio editor.
Step 6: When asked if you'd like to save the now empty MP3 over the old one, click "yes".
Step 7: Curse vigorously and hang head in shame.
Step 8: Record a brief "I'm an idiot podcast as punishment."

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VirginWorlds Podcast #134.3

2008-11-22
Length: 21s

-  Brent expresses his disgust with NCsoft
-  EVE expands and plans another
-  City building MMO, Cities XL comes onto the radar…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #134.2

2008-11-19
Length: 12s

In the 'dot-two' release of 134 Brent covers some recent WoW and WAR news and an email from The Combobulater Podcast.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #134.1

2008-11-18
Length: 11s

Brent talks for 11 minutes ... more to come.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #133 - Star Wars: The Old Republic

2008-11-02
Length: 55s

The VirginWorlds podcast breaks from form once again to tackle every known detail about Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.  Enjoy.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #132

2008-10-19
Length: 19s

As presented by Robotic Brent.

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Podcast 132

This is VirginWorlds Podcast #132 for October 19th, 2008.  I am your host, Robotic Brent, and this is the Massively Multiplayer Gaming news for the past week.

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First, you are probably saying, "Hey, that's not Brent, that's a robot voice."  You are correct.  Brent seems to have contracted a deadly throat slaying ailment on his recent trip to London, and while he doesn't sound all that bad, he can barely get two words out without coughing up a lung, and so, instead you have me, Robotic Brent.  Interesting isn't it that I have nearly as much emotion in my delivery as Brent does. Ha Ha Ha.

Yes, Brent flew into the UK this past week for work.  And aside from enjoying Boddingtons Pub Ale on tap and close to its home, he sampled very little of London or the surrounding area.  It was one of those in and out work trips and he didn't get a chance to get away and meet any of the UK podcast crew.  Brent sucks.  He was particularly taken aback by that whole, left side of the road thing.  Sure, seems obvious, but when he climbed into the taxi at the airport, it was strange seeing the steering wheel on the other side, and he had to admit, every car trip was a white knuckle adventure because it seemed like every turn would surely result in death and destruction.  Somehow, he made it.  Also of note, not every woman that sounds like Elizabeth Hurley, looks like Elizabeth Hurley.  This was a horrible horrible realization that may take many months to recover from.  All in all, it looks pretty much like home, aside from that whole left-side-of-the-road thing and the peculiar controls on his hotel room shower, which took quite a while to figure out.

At the top of the show, not much else to say.  No new podcasts have joined the Collective this week, though there is one in the hopper that Brent needs to add.  He needs to work harder.  But I'll give him a break. He isn't a robot, like me, after all.  My ability to process new data is far superior to his, he is but a one hundred and sixty pound bag of water, while I am a fine tuned machine.

Also, no new VirginWorlds supporters have been added this week.  We are still hovering just under the mark for goal #2.

And now, here is the M M O news for the week.


Adventure Quest Worlds.

Artix Entertainment, creators of online, browser-based, role-playing games written for Macromedia Flash, today announced the release of AdventureQuest Worlds, its first 100% browser-based MMORPG.  You may remember that Brent intereviewed the crew from Artix a few months ago, and they talked at length about their single player browser based games ... and they hinted at a possible MMO in the works.  It has now arrived.  The crew at Artix uses Flash to build eye catching battle-centric titles. Their previous work includes the Free to play titles, Adventure Quest, Mech Quest and Dragon Fable, which have had over sixty million players over the past 5 years.   Now they have announced Adventure Quest Worlds, an MMO based on their most popular title, Adventure Quest.  Daniel Vasile, Business Development Manager of Artix Entertainment said: “Our Beta testers’ positive responses indicate our move into MMOs was the right decision.  We’re especially excited that AdventureQuest Worlds may be the first MMO developed by a small, family-owned game development studio.  Our project shows MMO developers and players worldwide that a small, truly dedicated team can create a quality browser-based MMOG without spending millions of dollars.”   The game play will, of course, involve battling armies of monsters in real time combat, performing quests, meeting thousands (nay, millions) of other players and donning customizable armors, capes, helms and weapons.  Character classes exist, but in the spirit of casual play, the player can change amongst the different classes at any time and can level those class up independently, unlocking new skills and gear as they go.  Artix is commited to weekly updates of new content, just as they have with their previous titles, so player can expect to have a ton of material to work through, whether they start playing at launch or later on.  If you'd like to take a look at Adventure Quest Worlds, please visit www A Q dot com to sign up for a free account.  It's all browser based, so no downloads are required.  Congrats to this small family-owned business. While they're not the first to do this, Maid Marian Entertainment did it several years ago with a one man team, still they've launched a big game that will surely be a success, and they didn't need millions of dollars to do it.

EVE ONLINE.

CCP announced the next expansion for Eve Online this past week.  It is called Quantum Rise.  They haven't said much outside the press release yet, but here are a few things included in this free expansion: In game Corporations will be able to set their products apart from the rest by building trust in their goods through customizable storefronts. Industrial ships are being rebalanced to suit the needs of haulers and industrialists-including the latest edition to the fleet, a massive capital industrial ship dubbed the Orca. A new certificate system will give a quick and verifiable means to discern a pilot's skill level in trading, gunnery or countless other professions, providing plenty of bragging rights. Let's face it, ego is a big part of M M O gameplay.  The release of Quantum Rise, much like previous expansions, will be done in multiple stages.  The upgrade began with the recent implementation of technological breakthroughs such as Stackless I O and EVE 64 which upgraded the server hardware and streamlined communication between server and client to severely reduce lag. In order to enhance the ability for hundreds of ships to take place in combat at the same time, CCP will be making significant hardware and server improvements, they say, and I quote "to bring the most massive player vs player experience available, expanding a boundless universe into a limitless one." End quote. More to be revealed in the coming weeks.  For further discussion of Quantum Rise, I, Robotic Brent, recommend the EVE Online Podcasts that you'll find on the VirginWorlds Podcast Collective, such as Warp Drive Active, The Drone Bay and Micro Warp Cast.  Also be sure to check out two other Eve Podcasts that have sprung up somewhat recently, FlyReckless and Titan Weekly, you can find them linked on VirginWorlds.com.


Pirates of the Burning Sea.

Major avatar combat revisions are in development for Pirates of the Burning Sea.

 

Kevin Maginn, Lead Designer at Flying Lab Software, has written a dev blog on the subject.

Here is what he said: (Quote)

 

“Over the last few months, I’ve been working almost completely off the radar on just that: a major iteration of the avatar combat system. At the same time, most of the content team has been doing the same for the avatar missions; the animation team has been revising all the swordfighting animations; the UI team has been revising the UI and the particle effects; and the sound team has been iterating all the sounds of avatar combat.

 

In short, we’ve been stripping avatar combat down to its foundation and building up again. We’ve learned a lot from the first major iteration of the system; we know what worked and what didn’t, what was fun and what was dull. We’ve gathered a lot of feedback from you as well as feedback from our internal test team. We’ve applied that knowledge to create a new system that (in my naturally biased opinion) is much more fun and engaging, as well as easier to learn and easier to use.” (End Quote)


This is probably an extremely good idea as most people felt that the avatar combat system was just 'ok' and somehow, the ship combat, while effective, didn't seem to carry the title on its own.  Kevin did not give any details regarding when this content would release, but let's hope it is soon.

 


Sword of the New World.

Update 4 is currently launched or mid-launch.

There was a lengthy blog post on the subject, and I'd tell you about it, but if you are not a Sword of the New World player, it would not mean anything to you.  Let's summarize. Sword of the New World is still getting very active additions, and as Brent has said in the past, this is a rather solid game for a free to play port from the east, perhaps the best one he has seen.  I, Robotic Brent, didn't particularly like it, because, like Darren from Common Sense Gamer, I find ani-may style graphics emasculating and when you have a dual core processor and 3 gigs of ram, you should be very macho, not playing elfen looking boy-girls in lace and ribbons. 

One note worthy addition to this game is the new premium subscription program, with a full customer support addition. All other players will only get basic support (game client issues, bugs, etc). That means if you are not premium but buy gold (via microtransactions), you will not get support.  They are also working to get name change, gender change and character restoration options available to all players (these are paid changes).

The 3 available Premium packs look like this:

Basic Pioneering Pack (Trial Pack) [$4.95 once a month]
Includes:

* 500 gold
* 1 Mystery Box

Veteran Pioneering Pack [30 Days for $8.95, 90 Days for $24.99, 180 Days for $45.99]
the Veteran Pioneering PackIncludes:

* 2000 gold
* 2 Mystery Boxes
* Receive 5% off on additional Gold purchases for the duration of the package.

next is the Expert Pioneering Pack [30 Days for $14.95, 90 Days for $39.99, 180 Days for $74.99]
the Expert Pioneering PackIncludes:

* 4000 gold
* 3 Mystery Boxes
* Receive 10% off on additional Gold purchases for the duration of the package.


and finally, the Master Pioneering Pack [30 Days for $24.95, 90 Days for $69.99, 180 Days for $129.99]
the Master Pioneering Pack Includes:

* 8000 gold
* 6 Mystery Boxes
* Receive 20% off on additional Gold purchases for the duration of the package.


         Thanks to Jay for bringing this news to Brent's attention.

Blizzard's Next MMO.

Surprise suprise, Michael Mor haim said the next MMO from Blizzard, which was confirmed as "happening", is not World of Warcraft 2. Well duh.  Even I could have told you that, and I'm just a bunch of circuits with a pretty aluminum frame.  I was talking to Human Brent about this a few days ago and he started to give in to the idea that Blizzard might in fact be building a Starcraft MMO to follow on the Starcraft 2 release, just like they did with Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft.  He still thinks that is lame, but is starting to accept it as a predictable and boring possibility.

In other, some what related Blizzard news, the leaders from Blizzard and Mythic have been participating in some interesting mudslinging about who let who into which beta, game imbalance, who will win in the long run and so forth.  It is rather ridiculous.  I am shocked, completely shocked, that Jeff Kaplan from Blizzard was allowed to say anything to the gaming press about his expereince with Warhammer online or his thoughts.  Typically Blizzard just remains silent and stoic as if to silently indicate that their competitors should, "Bring it".  Mark Jacobs from Mythic, on the other hand, continues to talk the same way he did when Mythic was independent and not part of EA.  This means, he pretty much says whatever he wants.  In this case, I think he would be best served by being silent as well, and not implying that in the long term, war might beat wow, because that's crazy talk.  My favorite part was when he said “If you look at ‘Warhammer,’ there were so many points [where] we consciously made the decision not to be like wow and to try to push the envelope. I think you’ll find that if you’re actually going to compare the two products, I would say wow is certainly a more polished game now than Warhammer is, of course they’ve had four years and billions of dollars, but if you look at the innovations in ‘Warhammer,’ you’d be hard-pressed to find as many in wow.”  End Quote. After reading that, I laughed so hard, I had to reboot and defrag.  Pushing the envelope?  Innovations?  Uh oh, segmentation fault-


City of Heroes.

Quick bit on City of Heroes and Villians.  Zombies have arrived for the Halloween season. Go kill them.  End of story.


Love.

Human Brent, being completely out of touch with the MMO world (gotcha) hasn't talked about this one before, but it is billed as a procedurally-generated moderately-multiplayer online world by one-man studio, Eskil Steenberg.  As a computer, I took particular interest in the fact that this game or world or experience or whatever it is, is supposed to be procedurally generated and was made by a single fellow with a laptop, not that unlike myself.  Rock Paper Shotgun .com , a great gaming website, has the first trailer video form this game, and calls it, quote, "A wondrous, impressionistic MMO world that facilitates player creativity and encourages co-operation, that looks incredible and sounds too ambitious to be true. It’s a bold, brave project of independent game development." end quote.  And based on the video, this is true, though I have to admit, I was surprised at the level of violence depicted in this game called, Love.  Or maybe I should not have been surprised.  You humans do tend to be a tad ironic. To follow the development of this one-man MMO, visit: http://www.quelsolaar.com

Wrap Up.

Ok, short show for today, partly because news was light this week and partly because you're probably tired of listening to Robotic Brent.  I'm sure Human Brent will surface soon enough.  In the meantime, go check out some of his favorite sites, Massively.com and Gaxonline.com.  Be sure to become a supporter of the site and various podcasts if you are willing and able, several podcasts still are seeking sponsors. 

Have a good week gaming, and please be kind to your computer, we're amaziningly sensitive sometimes.

Bye.












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VirginWorlds Podcast #131

2008-10-12
Length: 41s

This week's subjects include:
Bioware and Lucas are about to come clean IMGDC goes to Vegas LotRO, now with Mines! Mindfuse building a steampowered, unpronounceable game Metaplace in beta Terminator MMO Turbine social networking WoW: Blizzard has mastered the mute button Garriott offends Brent's sensibilities Listener mail…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #130

2008-10-05
Length: 1s

VirginWorlds Podcast 130 is full of MMORPG news... first non-conference show in some time. Here are the topics:

New Podcasts New supporters Archlord grows larger Blizzard pay-per-view Fallen Earth is 'content complete' Combat Arms Pirates of the Burning Sea SOE putting all MMOs on consoles. Everquest 3? Spellborn is real Stargate Worlds is real Star Wars Galaxies mobility Lars Koschin, President and CEO of Gameforge/ Ikarium RF Online leaving the west WAR sells The Pain Vests Top 20 Game Publishers Listener Mail What I'm Playing …

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VirginWorlds Podcast #129

2008-09-21
Length: 1s

VirginWorlds coverage of Austin Game Developers Conference 2008.  Darren and Brent are on hand in Austin to cover the goings on at this year's conference.

Show schedule:
Intro: 0:00
K2 Networks/Gamers First: 3:59
Crisp Thinking: 11:55
Leigh Alexander: 22:01
Vasco: 37:06
Icarus Studios: 48:08
Terremark Worldwide: 52:14
Cuppy: 57:38
Outro:  1:04:33

This concludes the recorded content from Austin GDC, but there's still more to come.  We have stuff stored in our heads too.  That will coming purged and backed up in podcast format next.…

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VirginWorlds Video Podcast - Austin GDC 2008 - Part 2

2008-09-19
Length: 9s

More silly video from the crew at Austin Game Developers Conference 2008. Audio podcast(s) will follow of course, but here is the "top-quality-video" shot by Darren and Brent on the final day of Austin GDC 2008. Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Video Podcast - Austin GDC 2008 - Part 1

2008-09-19
Length: 9s

The VirginWorlds crew went to Texas for the 2008 Game Developers Conference and aside from recording audio, did some video just for fun.  Darren's camera takes some passable video when he's not waving it around it fast, and we figured it might be nice to see a little of what we're up to behind the scenes. We have a ton of audio and interesting notes collected for some upcoming audio podcasts, but for the moment, here's a few shots of our ugly mugs. Be horrified.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #128

2008-08-18
Length: 19s

....and part two from SOE Fan Faire 2008.  It's a mini-cast-wrap-up show on some of our thoughts and experiences from Day 2 of the festival.  Once again, Jonathan joins Brent as they report from Las Vegas.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #127

2008-08-16
Length: 1s

The VirginWorlds crew attends SOE Fan Faire 2008 and here is the Day 1 report.  Lots of love for The Agency, DC Universe Online, and yes, even Free Realms.

Check out the Day 1 Pictures here.

Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #126

2008-08-03
Length: 19s

Topics this week:

- Does Brent deserve a break?
- Blackstar's status: precarious
- Blade & Soul, NC Soft learns kung fu
- Darkfall waffles
- DNA, just what our outer space overlords ordered
- Wrath of Lich King to arrive in 2008
- Saga of Ryzom is reborn
- Star Trek Online is for real
- Listener Mail on Runescape DH
- What I'm Playing…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #125

2008-07-24
Length: 39s

VirginWorlds Podcast #125 covers some of the E3 news that appeared on the scene such as SOE's new Star Wars card game, Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic MMO and many non-Star Wars-related topics as well.  Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #124

2008-07-15
Length: 35s

Was supposed to be a mini-cast.  Oh well.

- Age of Conan
- VivenActiBlizzarddiVision
- Face of Mankind
- GoonWorld
- Warhammer Online
- World of Warcraft
- Flagship
- Lively
- More KOTOR
- Runescape HD
- DC Universe
- Voicemails from Ron and Hoss

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VirginWorlds Podcast #123

2008-07-13
Length: 9s

Very Brief Show.  More to come.  Mini-cast week begins again.  (Woot.)

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VirginWorlds Podcast #122

2008-06-29
Length: 1s

The News:
- Project Top Secret has a winner
- Blizzard tokenizes you
- Habbo Empire
- WTF. Don't tailgate me.
- SOE Fan Faire
- Silkroad slays 7+ million
- Top 10 Free to Play MMOs
- Guild Wars 2 FAQ

The Mail:
- Matt corrects me
- Nathaniel pleas for FFA PvP
- Gio makes me give Uwe Boll credit
- Jmo hits the nail on the head
- Fred gets more Mac info than he anticipated
- Kassandra wonders which game is the biggest
- Els hits me with a shotgun blast of topics
- Alvin's harddrive suffers
- Celebrity Mobhunter on the scene
- Blake reminds me, UO did that too.

Podcast 122's Song Selections

[0:04:40] Auto Assault - Azure Torment
[0:06:38] Helmet - Wilma's Rainbow
[0:07:56] Meshuggah - Obzen
[0:09:21] Extreme - Cupid's Dead
[0:10:36] Spineshank - Forgotton
[0:12:41] Slaughter - Fly to the Angels
[0:18:00] Filter - The Wake
[0:21:57] The Church - Louisiana
[0:23:00] Burn Season - Carry On
[0:29:11] Institute - Bullet Proof Skin
[0:34:46] Nas - My War (unreleased)
[0:38:34] Eminem - Mockingbird
[0:47:32] The Exies - Ugly
[0:52:08] Breaking Benjamin - Topless
[0:57:10] Zero Seven - In the Waiting Line
[0:59:28] Warrant - Where the Down Boys Go
[1:01:46] Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
[1:02:56] Limp Bizkit - Creamer
[1:03:58] Conjure One - Make A Wish

Plenty of people have asked me to do this sort of listing. I admit it is rather slick, but it's a ton of labor pulling this together which means it might not happen again. :)

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VirginWorlds Podcast #121

2008-06-25
Length: 32s

Random chatter about Age of Conan, The Agency, EverQuest II, Concerto Gate and Saga of Ryzom (gasp).

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VirginWorlds Podcast #120

2008-06-14
Length: 18s

Brent struggles through his Windows to Mac audio transition once again, but still delivers a short podcast packed with various tidbits from the MMORPG world.

- Harry Potter MMO in the works?
- Should MMORPGs and Virtual Worlds collide?
- What is a Concerto Gate?
- The Agency promises not to nickle-dime you.
- Fallen Earth continues talking
- Cryptic Studios is a big tease

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VirginWorlds Podcast #119

2008-06-08
Length: 36s

Topics:
    - Age of Conan (Breast reduction, box inflation)
    - EverQuest and EverQuest 2 (Living Legacy)
    - Tabula Rasa (Financial Flop)
    - Turbine (Financial Giants)
    - MMOs and Movies (Please, not Uwe)
    
    - Listener Mail
    - What I'm Playing
    - Wrap up.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #118

2008-06-01
Length: 1s

Topics for this week:
- Collective News
- Age of Conan - Sells fast, bans fast
- Private Server - Your ticket to license plate design school
- SOE - Smed pimps the future, Fan Faire registration opens
- Eve Online - Next expansion date set
- Neocron 2 - Needs new hard drives
- Austin GDC - Speakers announced
- Top 20 MMO Peeps - I didn't make the list
- Grimwell's Perfect Manifesto
- Vivox Interview with Monty Sharma
- Patrick analyzes WoW's expansion cycle
- Brent's news failure…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #117

2008-05-11
Length: 40s

Show 117 discusses Age of Conan's nudity as well as its beta test, John Smedley's perspective on the MMO industry, Playboy's interest in virtual worlds, Spacetime's Blackstar, EVE Online's 5th year, Dofus's revamp and more.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #116

2008-05-10
Length: 28s

This special interview show features the team from Artix Entertainment.   Artix is excelling in the online gaming space with three RPG games that more than 12 million people visit each month.  While not Massive in the classic sense, they are truly massive online games nonetheless.  Tune in to learn about their games, their philosophies and their unique sense of humor that keeps people coming back for more.

 - Adventure Quest
 - Dragon Fable
 - Mech Quest

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VirginWorlds Podcast #115

2008-04-27
Length: 37s

Massively Multiplayer News Topics:

- Age of Conan preps for release
- APB changes plans / Webzen is AWOL
- The Agency has PvP too
- Dofus goes mobile
- Earthrise design notes
- EverQuest II - The Shadow of Odyssey
- KingsIsle arrived on the scene
- Lineage II expands yet again
- The MMO Blue Book (here)
- A Wii MMO?
- Brent rants
- Listener Mail: Timecards and Collector's Editions

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VirginWorlds Podcast #114

2008-04-20
Length: 32s

Massively Multiplayer Gaming News for this week includes:

- Salaries of US-based game developers
- Pirates of the Burning Sea reduces server count
- EVE Online client code is leaked and posted
- MMO games didn't make the top 100 list in past 12 months
- 4 MMOs that should have been great
- Vanguard update 5
- 5 Problems with WoW
- SOE Fan Faire 2008

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VirginWorlds Podcast #113

2008-04-09
Length: 12s

Soon you'll be able to fill a harddrive with mini-casts.  Here's another short blast of MMO news.

- CCP thinks virtual currency sellers are big meanies
- Crime doesn't pay, but damned if it ain't attractive
- CoHPodcast.com drops in a comment (visit them!)
- Random words strung together regarding Warhammer 40K
- MMOGChart data is sorta depressing

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VirginWorlds Podcast #112

2008-04-08
Length: 16s

Topics for today's mini-cast:

- Games for Windows Magazine goes green
- IGE led out to the Everglades and left as gator-bait
- THQ claims World of Warcraft is so last year
- RF Online hates Asia (and Maple Syrup)
- Free-to-play game icons give each other backrubs

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VirginWorlds Podcast #111

2008-04-07
Length: 13s

The 2nd Mini-cast of the week has arrived right on schedule:

- It's a really big fracking book, thanks Ethic!
- 2 MMOs, 2 MMO Engines, 2 decades of dev - Zero results
- "MMOs Killed the RPG-star"
- Blizzard invented everything
- Hey Rabbit, those MMOs are for kids!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #110

2008-04-06
Length: 23s

VirginWorlds goes mini once again as show #110 kicks off another week of mini-casts.  Why?  We're not telling.

But as usual, Brent can't say anything briefly and this not-as-mini-as-it-was-supposed-to-be-cast turned into a slightly longer affair. 

Topics:
- Champions Online
- Multiverse get voice and a corporate focus
- Barbie > Thrall
- Port that avatar!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #109

2008-03-23
Length: 34s

For the first time in many weeks, a regular old-school MMORPG news episode has arrived.  Here are the topics for this week:

- IMGDC 2008
- SOE Drama
- Lord of the Rings Online Expansion
- Shadowbane Reboots!
- The Agency
- Tom Clancy MMO

New Members:
robin - Addicted Gamer Sponsor & Elite Member
revren - MMOG Nation Broadcast Sponsor
haulboss - The Drone Bay Sponsor
RigaMortis - The Drone Bay Sponsor
ted - VirginWorlds Supporter
rpgobjects - VirginWorlds Member
Jaks - VirginWorlds Member
citadelli - VirginWorlds Member
Wolfenhex - VirginWorlds Member
StErroneous - Warp Drive Active & Drone Bay Sponsor

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VirginWorlds Podcast #108

2008-03-16
Length: 42s

And now, the final segments from GDC 2008. You thought it would never end, but this is it. Tune in.

- Vivox integrating with SOE
- Multiverse making great strides
- Exanimus is one creepy MMO
- You want to hear about Spellborn!
- Raph Koster inspires us all

Enjoy.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #107

2008-03-02
Length: 30s

Show #107 contains still more material from GDC 2008!

03:04 - CCP Interview [eve-online.com]
14:37 - LiveGamer Interview [livegamer.com]

Enjoy!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #106

2008-02-24
Length: 52s

Podcast #106 serves up Wednesday's coverage of GDC 2008.  Here is the line up in this podcast:

00:01 - Intro
01:06 - Meghan 'Patience' Rodberg, Lord of the Rings Online
06:31 - Kate Paiz, Senior Producer, DDO
12:53 - Brent's Recap of Jeffrey Steefel's Lecture
23:01 - Scott Hartsman loves podcasts
24:15 - Your PlayXpert questions answered by Charles Manning
30:54 - Lee Hammock guides a Fallen Earth tour
38:30 - Brent recaps NetDevil's MMO dev philosophies
51:15 - Trina from GamingAngels says 'Hi'

Enjoy, much more to come.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #105

2008-02-20
Length: 46s

Day one of GDC 2008. All about Funcom's Age of Conan and a new kind of very massive game, Warbook.  Enjoy.  Much more to follow.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #104

2008-02-17
Length: 49s

Brent and Darren slap together a quick, unstructured, informal show before packing up and leaving for GDC 2008.  These show notes are equally unstructured.  Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #103

2008-02-14
Length: 39s

In this mid-week technology feature, Brent talks with Charles Manning from PlayXpert about a technology billed as "The massively extendable, customizable in-game toolset that will change the way you game."  Cool technology and some exciting announcements as well.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #102

2008-02-10
Length: 36s

New Podcasts
 - The Addicted Gamer
 - Face the Nation

Topics
 - Bioware
 - FreeRealms
 - Myst Online
 - Nintendo
 - Sid Meier
 - Saga of Ryzom
 - RMT
 - Second Life
 - Plans for the upcoming weeks
 
New Members
 - Psyik    
 - pitot65    - theaddictedgamer.com
 - whoaday    
 - jansaell - jan.saell.org…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #101

2008-02-05
Length: 48s

Topics:
Age of Conan
The Agency
Armada: Kingdoms
Dungeons & Dragons Online
Earthrise
EVE Online
EverQuest and EverQuest II
Kingdom Under Fire
Saga of Ryzom
The Secret World
Star Wars Galaxies
World of Warcraft

New Members!
shaggykorean   
Brad   
mmotreasurehunt   
Kapazo   
wolfspelz   
Alali   
Patrick

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VirginWorlds Podcast #100

2008-01-27
Length: 2s

Clocking in at just under 3 hours in length, show 100 has finally arrived.  There are probably 30+ familiar voices on this show and you'll find plenty of raw commentary and information as well as more laughs than any other episode of the VirginWorlds Podcast.

Special thanks to ALL of the contributors to this special 100th episode.  It has been a great run and there WILL be 100 more podcasts from VirginWorlds!

Guests include:
Brenden from Another Here
Jonathan from TOGA
Darren from TCSG and SUWT
John from The Ancient Gaming Noob
Dennis from Potshot
Michael from MMOG Nation
Craig from Voyages in Eternity
Lauren from Mystic Worlds
Aimee from the Official SOE Podcast
Ethic from Kill Ten Rats
William from Ramblings of a Bildo
Yivvits & MrBubble from swgpodcast.com
Shawn from GuildCast, TabulaCast and OMGRL
Beau and Leala
Scytale 2 from The MMOE Blog
Adam from Witty Ranter
Kami from Comutiny
Patrick from Azeroth.fr
...and more...

Have fun listening!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #99.5

2008-01-20
Length: 48s

Oops, it isn't show 100 yet, but here's a good show where Brent covers some listener mail and a handful of other random topics.

Enjoy and thanks for listening.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #99

2008-01-05
Length: 1s

Drawing ever closer to show 100.  Number 99 is a special show featuring the annual joining of forces by VirginWorlds (Brent and Brenden) and Massively Online Gamer (Ryan and Gary).  As you would expect we talk about MMOs, we cuss, we talk about non-MMOs, we make references to obscure pop culture, we talk about console games, we carpet bomb the podcast with f-bombs, and we spend some time making fun of each other.  Not your typical VirginWorlds Podcast, but that is what makes it fun.  If you're adverse to intense language, stray away.  If you're a fan of both shows, you won't want to miss it.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #98

2007-12-31
Length: 1s

Podcast 98, the final podcast of 2007 features Brent, Darren from Shut Up We're Talking and Common Sense Gamer, Shawn from GuildCast, TabulaCast and OMG Real Life and Michael from MMOGNation.  Join these familiar voices as they talk about the highs and lows of 2007, the game mechanics they want to see killed, the trends in MMO gaming and a listing of the MMO industry heroes of 2007.  Have a happy new year!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #97

2007-12-28
Length: 1s

Finally, the podcast that struggled through the holiday week has been completed, and it is a big one.  Darren from Common Sense Gamer and Shut Up We're Talking joins Brent for a lengthy rundown of the MMO news over the past couple of weeks.

Topics include:
- Blizzard's new MMO project
- Cryptic Studios
- Darkeden
- Sony Online Entertainment news
- Linden Labs
- MMORPG.com's Reader's Choice Awards
- MMOG Data
- Might and Magic MMO
- Warhammer Online
- The Word of the Year
- The Gnomies
- Listener Mail
- What We're Playing

New Equipment Sponsor: Johnedw2

New Elite Members:
- Saylah from Mystic Worlds
- LadyBhaal
- Blue15

New Supporters:
- Sheldrake
- Blacktop

New Member:
- asakawa

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VirginWorlds Podcast #96

2007-12-09
Length: 32s

Topics this Week: Activision & Blizzard Entropia Universe Phantasy Star Universe Star Trek Online Vanguard Guild Cafe The Most Influential MMOG Moments What I'm Playing

New Elite Members:
darrenl
emyln
nozzlehead
micgo

New Supporters:
ImDrFreak
Sheldrake
Tyrant
PaulB

New Members:
Dathmar
Gio…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #95

2007-12-02
Length: 38s

Topics in VirginWorlds Podcast #95:

Anarchy Online Dungeon Runners Eve Online Jumpgate Perpetual Entertainment SOE Square Enix Vanguard Zenimax Studios Top 5 Sci-Fi MMOs according to Massively

Mobhunter Sponsor: noahk17 - www.fftrealm.com
Equipment Sponsor: Adam
Voyages of Vanguard Sponsor: Lucifrank - tenfoldhate.wordpress.com
The Online Gamers Anthology Sponsor: robg
EQual Perspectives Sponsor: KazeDreams
RingCast Sponsor: Jonathan from The Online Gamers Anthology
OMG Real Life Sponsor: Inhibitor - lagorama.blogspot.com

Elite Members:
UrbanMongral from Warp Drive Active
KevinC - www.theserverisdown.com
Ceadrick - www.knightsoftheinternet.com

VirginWorlds Supporters:
batavner
Morgardin - trollonfire.wordpress.com
Galaji
Sente
QforQ - www.UberguildsRadio.com
potshot - potshot.wordpress.com
cdsorden - random-battle.com
Corrin
RadarX - www.tentonhammer.com
krones - www.plaguelands.com
thejaxx - www.ahazi.org
Barolo
RFWarrior

VirginWorlds Members:
crazykinux - www.crazykinux.com
Ariannel
ajhfiddler
amaret - www.wowaddonspodcast.com
Kriss
Crowheart …

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VirginWorlds Podcast #94

2007-11-24
Length: 56s

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US.  I hope you had a fine meal or two and had some free time to spend hunting mobs (and visiting your families.)  Here are the topics for this week.

Topics:
-EverQuest II
-EverQuest
-Legends of Norrath
-Lineage II
-Marvel Universe Online
-Space Time Studios
-World of Warcraft
-The VirginWorlds Membership Plan

New Sponsors:
Sponsoring the VirginWorlds Podcast: Cuppycake and Michael
Sponsiring Shut Up We're Talking: Belo, Hugh (hughnme) and John (wilhelm2451, TAGN)
Sponsoring TabulaCast: hauntshade and GreenGel
Sponsoring Warp Drive Active: StErroneous
Website Sponsor: Craig/DamianoV from Voyages in Eternity

New Members:
-Louis, the first member!
-Lucifrank
-Wye
-isanox
-DarkenedKnight
-d1551d3nt
-josejones
-Van Hemlock
-pvthudson
-chimps
-Ammon777…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #93

2007-11-11
Length: 26s

VirginWorlds seems to be back to the weekend shows, finding the mini-casts far too unpredictable and here is your dose of MMORPG news from the last week.  You'll never guess who the host is.  (nm, it's just Brent.)  Here are the news topics for the week:

City of Heroes
Dragonlance Movie
Elder Scrolls Online
EverQuest II
Kwari
Lord of the Rings Online
Vanguard

Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #92.1

2007-11-05
Length: 20s

Another week of MMORPG news mini-casts from VirginWorlds!  Topics today include:

EVE Fanfest 2007 News wrap-up
Playboy's Annual Girls of Video Games
Vanguard Producer's Letter
What is WebWars: EVE?

Enjoy!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #91.4

2007-11-01
Length: 17s

Mini-cast lesson #1: Sometimes the news is scarce and one must resort to contesting ideas that other people blog about. (Sorry Cameron and Cuppy!)

Topics in today's show:

- Warhammer Online further delayed.  Hang tough, it'll work out.
- Station Launcher tour
- Blizzard is building something... but what?
- Not everything can or should be free (plus the Free-Triple-A-Challenge)

Enjoy and thanks for listening.

Links:
To MMO or not to MMO?
Blizzard Is Making a New MMOG

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VirginWorlds Podcast #91.3

2007-10-30
Length: 18s

Welcome to another mini-podcast, this time with bonus Halloween chills.  Today's frightful topics include:

- Sony's Station Launcher's Creepy Features
- Electronics Arts dresses up in spooky costumes woven out of human ... logic
- Habbo Hotel scares 80 million toons
- Sword of the New World wins the costume contest
- Warhamma.com launches a frighteningly good podcast

Listen with the lights on.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #91.2

2007-10-30
Length: 12s

Today it is not just a mini-cast.  It is a mini-mobile cast.  I've clearly lost all sense, but I'm still delivering the MMORPG news.  Here are the topics for today:

- Lucasarts and Bioware Corp to Develop "Ground-Breaking Interactive Entertainment Product" - gee- wonder what that is?
- Pirates of the Caribbean Online is launching.  Surprise!
- Tabula Rasa is Launching. Surprise!
- The Chinese pwn us in WoW.
- Toga! Toga! TOGA!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #91.1

2007-10-29
Length: 10s

A VirginWorlds MMORPG news minicast?  That's right - it is a bite sized chunk of news and you'll be getting them all week.

Why?  Because it might be fun.

Today's MMORPG news topics include:

-Bethesda and ZeniMax find some money in the couch cushions
-Dreamlords goes back into development
-The making of MMOvie
-UO gets slightly trampled

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VirginWorlds Podcast #90

2007-10-22
Length: 1s

Show 90 has finally arrived.  Brent battled the demons of Skype-lag, weak laptops and bad luck, but the show has arrived and it is a monster.  First we'll address the weekly MMORPG news.

Topics:
- BioWare, Pandemic, and EA
- Codemasters and RF Online
- Gods and Heroes
- Guild Wars 2
- Lord of the Rings Online
- Metaplace
- Stargate Worlds
- Vanguard
- World of Darkness
- Mini-news items
- New podcasts to check out
- What I'm playing

And then we'll roll the 2007 Podcast Roundup with guest hosts Troy from Voyages of Vanguard and Brenden from AnotherHere.com.

The featured podcasts include:

Medispective (AKA VGN Radio) - www.videogamenews.com
PC Gamer Podcast  - pcgamerpodcast.com
Buzz Out Loud - podcast.cnet.com
Alpha Rant - alpha-shade.com
This week in Tech - twit.tv
GFW Radio - gfw.1up.com
Lucky Bitch Radio - wandawisdom.com
WoWCast - wowcast.net
Guerrilla Radioshow - guerrillaradioshow.com
MOG - gaxonline.com (sorta)
In Our Time - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/
EQ2 Daily - eq2-daily.com
SWGPodcast - swgpodcast.com
Grammar Girl - grammar.quickanddirtytips.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #89

2007-10-11
Length: 24s

VirginWorlds hits the road.  Once again Brent risks life, limb, potholes and road rage as he takes the show mobile to discuss Gods and Heroes, Ryzom, EverQuest, Turbine Entertainment, Pirates of the Burning Sea and Warhammer Online.  Special guest segments include Brenden from AnotherHere.com and Troy from Voyages of Vanguard.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #88

2007-09-29
Length: 40s

This week Brent works through a couple pieces of MMO news (Star Trek Online and Ultima Online) and then breaks into miscellaneous news, listener mail, dev profile of the week, beta key updates and more.

Topics:
-VirginWorlds milestones
-Website updates
-Star Trek Online's various shortcuts
-Ultima Online's 10th Year
-Lineage's next update
-WoW Voice Tools
-CCP continues to ambulate
-Gollum begins to ambulate in LotRO
-SOE is getting ready to launch the launcher
-Guild Wars for Digital Download
-What I'm Playing
-Dev Profile of the Week: Matt Firor
-Listener mail
-PotBS beta keys
-Wrap up

Thanks for listening!…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #87

2007-09-23
Length: 37s

Welcome to the new listeners this week and thank you for downloading the VirginWorlds weekly MMORPG news podcast.  This week we have a bite sized show of massive goodness for you.

Topics:
-The Agency: How persistent is it?
-38 Studios: A new kind of studio?
-Darkfall: Beta? Huh?
-Gods and Heroes: Apocalypse Now?
-Metaplace: Raph Koster announces the plan!
-Pirates of the Burning Sea: Pre-order date is announced
-Special gifts: What could it be?…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #86

2007-09-17
Length: 44s

Finally.  A normal week.  One host.  MMORPG news.  A clinking headset.  Crickets.  Raw info.  Here are the topics:
-Auto Assault Ends
-EverQuest 2 GU 38
-Second Life Documentary
-Tabula Rasa release date and first impressions
-NC Soft and the PS3
-WoW and Southpark Win
-Gordon Walton on post-WoW MMORPGs
-Profile of the Week: Damion Schubert

-New blogs:
 Off the Record by Scott Hartsman
 Finding Fiero in Game Design Lisa Boleyn

-New Podcasts:
 Keen and Graev
 ChannelMassive
 Epic Dolls

-New Sites:
 GaxOnline.com (MOGArmy)

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VirginWorlds Podcast #85 - Austin GDC 2007

2007-09-10
Length: 1s

Austin GDC 2007 has come to close and Brent has all the details.  This two hour epic podcast includes details on the keynote speech from Mike Morhaime President of Blizzard Entertainment, David Perry CEO of Gameconsultants.com and his MMORPG projects, EVE Online's economy and voice communication technologies, White Wolf's World of Darkness, Icarus Studio's MMORPG development platform, a presentation on online gaming's biggest opportunities from industry leaders, a discussion on alternative game press and much more.  Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #84

2007-08-26
Length: 18s

Another week without Brent means another guest host!  This week the show is hosted by seasoned podcaster and game connoisseur, Kami from Comutiny. Kami brings you this week's news wrapped up in a neat little package with a nice accent too.  You've heard Kami before and you'll certainly him again, especially if you check out his show.  This week Kami talks about AGC, The Agency, AOC, EQ2, Fallout, GW, LOTRO and MXO.  Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #83

2007-08-22
Length: 29s

Brent is taking a breather this week, but you still need your MMORPG news right?  Here it is!  This week Marc was kind enough to stand-in on the VirginWorlds Podcast and (Brent thinks) you might want to hear him from now on.  Marc covers topics such as Saga, Dungeon Runners, EVE Online and Mia Rose's World of Warcraft adventures.

Enjoy the comical (and informative) break from hearing Brent prattle on and on and give Marc a thumbs up on a refreshing change for this week.  (Be sure you listen all the way to the end of this one.  Seriously.)

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VirginWorlds Podcast #82

2007-08-13
Length: 1s

VirginWorlds Podcast #82 has arrived. Here are the topics of the week:

-BlizzCon Report from Patrick
-SOE Fan Faire Hallway Conversations
-Pirates of the Burning Sea Interview
-Age of Conan is Delayed
-Vanguard Servers to Merge Soon
-Wild West Online
-Tabula Rasa approaches release?
-The VirginWorlds Store

Outro Track by Sighlo

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VirginWorlds Podcast #81

2007-08-04
Length: 47s

VirginWorlds #81 covers the first day of SOE Fan Faire 2007 and the 2007 Summer Community Summit. Topics include:

- What is the Community Summit and what did we talk about
- What is going on at Fan Faire.
- SOE's new game: Legends of Norrath
- SOE's Free Realms
- SOE's 2007 Block Party Presented by Brenden

Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #80

2007-07-29
Length: 40s

Part two of this year's top ten list is now available for your enjoyment/ridicule/fury/love/praise/rebuttals/etc. Last year we ranked the top ten MMOs of the past decade and this year we look forward to the top ten most anticipated/important/cool/innovative MMOs on the horizon. The panel consists of Brenden from Another Here.com, Michael from MMOGNation and Darren from SUWT and The Common Sense Gamer.  Be sure to check out Part One first!

Just like Part One, a couple little audio issues with my audio track, but overall it's good and doesn't lose anything.  Lesson learned there.

Enjoy.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #79

2007-07-25
Length: 37s

The show you've surely been waiting for all year, this year's top ten list, has arrived. Last year we ranked the top ten MMOs of the past decade (much to the dismay of some) and this year we decided to flip it over and look forward to the top ten most anticipated/important/cool/innovative MMOs on the horizon. This year Brenden and I decided to let a couple more guys in on the secrets of our scientific methods. Michael from MMOGNation and Darren from SUWT and The Common Sense Gamer joined us for the fun.

And now I must do something I've never (ok, rarely) felt compelled to do before. Apologize for a little audio snafu. Turns out that when the talking to 3 other people at once and trying to record my part of the conversation - I should NOT use a crappy old laptop. This resulted in a little skipping on my tracks now and then. Really sucks. If you're wondering what that game we're talking about is that got blurred out - it's Age of Conan. Other than that you'll find the audio quality to be pristine.

Enjoy.…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #78

2007-07-22
Length: 28s

Bioware.  Bioware Bioware Bioware.  More specifically, Bioware Austin.  It is a secret fortress protecting the identity of a future MMO that is in development there.  We have no clue what they're up to. All we know is that they're licensing every technology and tool under the sun to make this thing. 

SOE.  New EQ2 Game Update (#37).  Fan Faire! Block Party! New EQ2 Magazine! Vanguard server merges!

Will Exanimus, the zombie MMO in development, be a bigger deal than I initially thought?  Perhaps.

These are the topics of discussion this week.  Enjoy and thanks for the support.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #77

2007-07-17
Length: 50s

Have you ever asked yourself, "What would happen if Brent didn't prepare for an episode of the podcast?  Would he do a show anyway?  Would he stumble like peg-legged pirate on a greased plank?  Would there be any useful information?  Would the podcast suck?"

Ask these questions no longer.  Podcast 77 had zero prep.  Darren from Shut Up We're Talking and The Common Sense Gamer was lurking on Skype so he got swept into the suicide mission that is: an impromptu podcast.  Here it is.  You can be the judge as to whether it is better to have podcasted from the seat of the pants, or not done a show at all.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #76

2007-07-09
Length: 36s

Topics this week:

- Blizzard sets priorities.
- Auto Assault, things do not look good
- Be a chicken in Lord of the Rings Online
- Mythos, Hellgate's little brother
- Pirates of the Caribbean delayed
- Star Trek Online: some real info finally

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VirginWorlds Podcast #75

2007-07-04
Length: 35s

Podcast 75 is unofficially Netdevil-Week, or so it seems.  We have all kinds of Netdevil news, both positive and negative.  In the positive column Lego Universe is full speed ahead and Jumpgate is getting a complete refresh.  In the negative column we must bid farewell to Auto Assault.  Other news includes Anarchy Online's new business model and the publishing deal for Pirates of the Burning Sea.  The profile of the week features Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios.  The big question is: what is Brent playing this week?  Find out in podcast 75.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #74

2007-06-24
Length: 23s

It is summer now and the VirginWorlds podcast is bringing you the ultimate in "day at the beach" immersion.  Tune in to hear birds, bikini girls, a gentle summer breeze, a couple jet engines and a small dose of Massively Multiplayer gaming news.  Brent talks about Eve Online's new additions, the next Guild Wars expansion, Saga - an upcoming MMORTS, and the summer's massive fan conventions.
 
Eve TV
Saga
SOE Fan Faire
BlizzCon
 

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VirginWorlds Podcast #73

2007-06-18
Length: 1s

Brenden of anotherhere.com joins Brent for another week of Massively Multiplayer Gaming News.  Topics this week include:

EverQuest 2

-GU 36

Free Realms
-What can we say?

SecondLife
-Playboy, the tamest thing on the grid, probably.

Vanguard
-Dave Gilbertson isn't very talkative
-Server merge is a reality

WoW
-On the decline - already?
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/06/15/world-of-warcraft-player-activity-in-decline/

Listener Submission
Alvin's review of Sword of the New World

Profile of the Week
Mark Kern of Red 5 Studios
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings Online and many many more. The VirginWorlds MMORPG Podcast is the flagship podcast of the VirginWorlds MMO Podcast Collective found at http://www.virginworlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #72

2007-06-10
Length: 41s

In the 72nd VirginWorlds Podcast you'll find some brief MMORPG news followed by a wonderful interview with the CEO of Icarus Studios, Jim Hettinger. He answers a slew of questions related to Icarus's newly announced virtual world toolset which can be used to build MMOGs, simulators and collaborative and educational products. Following the interview you'll hear why Brent thinks MMORPG designers could learn a few tricks from that lovely spelunker Lara Croft.

Thanks for listening!

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VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #71

2007-06-03
Length: 42s

Yes, I know that I say this is #72 in the podcast, but that is wishful thinking, this is #71. Here are the topics in this week's MMORPG news podcast. Enjoy.

Topics:
The Agency
Entropia Universe
Dungeon Runners
Icarus Studios
Knight Online
Second Life
Ultima Online
Warhammer Online
World of Warcraft
Profile of the week: John Donham
Innovation or Evolution analysis by Urban Mongral

Thanks for listening!

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #70 - Making of a Podcast

2007-05-22
Length: 1s

The long awaited Making of a Podcast show is finally done and ready for your consumption. No MMO news in this one - just details on how to make a podcast the VirginWorlds way. I'm certainly no expert, but after 70 shows I've learned a few tricks that have served me well. Hopefully they will serve you well too. Following is a list of tools and sites I reference during the show. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

-Brent

Software:
Audio Editing Software
Adobe Audition
Audacity
Garage band
Waves Diamond Bundle

Voice over IP Software
Skype
Powergramo
Pamela
Gizmo Project

Misc Software
Filezilla FTp
iTunes
paint Shop Pro
Gimp
Ultra Edit


Hardware:
Plantronic DSP 500
iAudio U2
Rode Podcasting Mic
A decent AKG condenser mic
M-Audio interfaces
Marantz recorders
M-Audio Microtrack
Pop guard
Foam!

Resources:
Ascap
BMI
SESAC
Sound Exchange
Liberated Syndication
Podcast Directories
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #69

2007-05-20
Length: 1s

Darren from CommonSenseGamer.com and Brenden of FalconTwin.com and AnotherHere.com join Brent for a lively blend of news and commentary on the week's massive gaming events.
 
MMORPG News Topics of the Week:
Auto Assault - Post Mortem
BioWare - Be a World Designer
EverQuest - Video Contest Winners
FFXI - New Expansion
Pirates of the Carriebean Online in beta
Vanguard - Purchased by SOE
World of Warcraft- Play Naked
The VirginWorlds MMO Podcast Collective
What We're Playing
 
Thanks for listening!
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #68

2007-05-12
Length: 32s

Despite being a relatively light news week VirginWorlds managed to piece together an interesting show consisting of the following topics.
New VirginWorlds Podcast(s)?
Entropia pawn shops
EverQuest and EverQuest 2 announce expansions
Lord of the Rings conquers all
Phylon beats Huxley to the punch
New Funcom MMO
What sucks about WoW?
Game companies rake in the presidents
Profile of the Week: Jessica Mulligan
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #67

2007-05-06
Length: 57s

Show 67 has more news than you can swallow. Seriously. It is really dense. Chew thoroughly before swallowing. VirginWorlds.com will not be responsible for its listeners choking on MMO news. (And yes, it has been a long day.)

Topics this week:
Blizzard isn't building a Starcraft MMO, or so says I
Colony Studios is super experienced
EverQuest takes it down a notch
EverQuest 2 gives us free evil
IGE bought by MMO Public Enemy Number One
The Burning Sea smolders a bit longer
Runescape is 'teh winner'
Star Wars Galaxies gets wild
Tabula Rasa moves ahead
Vanguard and SOE - What does it all mean?
What I'm playing
and the return of Listener Mail!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #66

2007-04-29
Length: 46s

For once, there's nothing special going on and we have a normal news show. The MMO news this week is not voluminous, but it is rather interesting. Here is podcast 66. Prepare for a deep dive today.
Anarchy Online turns 6
Blizzard is building something(s)
EVE Online's Technology
EverQuest II PvP Servers Merge
E for All - Is it really for all?
Lineage 3 heist
Star Wars Galaxies demolition day
Warhammer Online faces a slight delay
Dev Profile of the week and What I'm Playing

 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #65

2007-04-23
Length: 29s

Podcasting from abroad this week, I've been sent to Cologne, Germany for work, but that isn't about to stop you from getting the Massively Multiplayer gaming news. Armed with a Kolsch, a funky laptop adapter and the iAudio recorder I'm reporting news on the following subjects:
Various MMO Events
Asheron's Call is still growing
City of Heroes and Villains Issue 9
EVE Tv forever!
EverQuest II Game Update 34
Guild Wars gets harder
Lord of the Rings Online Expands, gets fancy and releases
Sony fits a square peg into a round hole
World of Warcraft coughs up secrets
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #64 - IMGDC

2007-04-15
Length: 58s

This weekend the first annual Indie MMO Game Development Conference was held in Minneapolis, MN. Adam from the Maelstrom Podcast joins Brent to discuss the event in detail. Richard Bartle, Brian Green, Kelly Rued, Celia Pearce and Robert Rice were among the noted presenters.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #63

2007-04-08
Length: 1s

Another slow news week, but we mix it up with a guest appearance from occasional co-host extraordinaire Brenden from FalconTwin.com. Topics this week include:

- Age of Conan is taking beta signups.
- Guild Wars 2
- Lord of the Rings Online World Tour
- Voyage Century launches
- Gaming Industry salaries
- Brenden's GDC highlights
- What we're playing
- Contest winner
- Featured podcast: CoMutiny
- Featured Blog: Cuppytalk

Thanks for listening!

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #62

2007-04-01
Length: 51s

This week the MMO news slowed to a crawl, but there's still some great stuff in this podcast that you will not want to miss. Topics this week include:
 
-Areae is certainly not what I thought.
-Project Top Secret skids off the road
-Dev profile: Rich Vogel
-Lord of the Rings Online review from The Common Sense Gamer
 -Write a good article and win a Sansa e250 MP3 Player
 
Thanks for listening!
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #61

2007-03-25
Length: 1s

GDC Summary and Highlights, EverQuest's 8th Anniversary, EverQuest II Game Update 33,  Funcom goes digital, Gods and Heroes 'Posse' System, Guild Wars Eye of the North and Guild Wars 2, Huxley brings the twitch play, Kaneva mashes up MySpace and Second Life while preparing to beat down Linden Labs, Lineage II and the Chaotic Throne, Lord of the Rings calls all musicians, Spellborn makes you look cool, Sword of the New World keeps your hands full, Vanguard teleports you and MMO growth reached $1 billion in 2006.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #60 - GDC Day Five (Part 2)

2007-03-18
Length: 50s

An odd show this week. I decided to take a week off, but still am releasing a 50 minute show. That makes no sense. I couldn't very well leave you empty handed could I? Of course not.
 
Here is a brief intro regarding the first year of the podcast, followed by two in-depth interviews from GDC. First we talk to Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment about Stargate Worlds. This is a very detailed look at what you can expect from this upcoming title. Following that we had a candid discussion with the folks from Netdevil. They told us about their new FPS game Warmonger and then we discussed the Lego MMO, and finally you will have an answer as to why Auto Assault isn't on the XBox 360. The answer is not what I expected to hear!
 
Enjoy.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #59 - GDC Day Five (Part 1)

2007-03-10
Length: 1s

And finally, here is part one of day five from GDC 2007.  Within, Brenden and I discuss several of the roundtables we attended and afterwards you'll find interviews with Lockpick Entertainment (Dreamlords), Frozen North Productions (a new MMO company with some great ideas), and Multiverse.  Part two will follow within the next few days and will feature Cheyenne Mountain and Netdevil.  Enjoy!
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #58 - GDC Day Four

2007-03-09
Length: 45s

Day four at the Game Developer's Conference.  Brenden from FalconTwin.com arrives to help with the reporting of GDC Day 4 and a huge help he is as he adds insight to our interview and reactions to the private demonstration of Pirates of the Burning Sea that Flying Labs was kind enough to provide.  Following the demo Brenden and I discuss what we saw.  We also drop by the SOE booth and have a lively conversation with Alan Crosby the Global Director of Community Relations.  We attended some excellent sessions during the day and also had the opportunity to attend two excellent parties this evening, all of which we'll discuss on tomorrow's show.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #57 - GDC 2007 - Day Three

2007-03-08
Length: 1s

Day three at the Game Developer's Conference. Mark Jacobs from EA Mythic granted an excellent interview to VirginWorlds today. We started with no real agenda and ended up with some fantastic insight into EA Mythic and Warhammer Online. Afterwards, I spent some quality time with Monty Sharma from Vivox who showed me the latest and greatest in MMO voice communication. Colin Dwan and Lee Hammock from Icarus Studios took me on a tour of Fallen Earth, the post-apocalyptic action-MMO. The day was wrapped up neatly by a panel populated by the kings of the MMO world. Don't miss this show!
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #56 - GDC 2007 Day Two - CCP Interview

2007-03-06
Length: 17s

Day two at the Game Developer's Conference. Today I talked with Magnus Bergsson the Chief Marketing Officer of CCP. We discussed the upcoming enhancements to EVE Online including the ability for players to get out of their ships and walk around in space stations. Magnus showed be an incredible clip of the avatars within a station and they're everything you are expecting and more. The new DX10 graphics are amazing, bringing this already great looking game to new heights. Moving on, we talked about the new MMO that is now being developed. World of Darkness is based on the White Wolf role playing world and CCP is moving head with the effort without delay. Listen to the podcast to hear more from Magnus.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #55 - GDC 2007 - Day One

2007-03-05
Length: 19s

Day one at the Game Developer's Conference!  Topics include: 38 Studios, Wakfu, CCP and White Wolf, Dreamfall MMO, Warhammer 40K MMO, NetDevil To Develop LEGO MMO and Day One GDC session report.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #54

2007-02-25
Length: 1s

Another dose of massive news and commentary.  Topics for the week include: Acclaim's Top Secret MMO Project, Auto Assault, Heatwave Interactive, EverQuest II, Dreamlords, Guild Wars, Last Chaos, Lineage II, Lord of the Rings Online, Stargate Worlds, Vanguard, Warhammer Online, The Newb Experiment and the Profile of the Week.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #53

2007-02-18
Length: 1s

Topics for the week include: EverQuest II, Lord of the Rings Online, Second Life, Prognostication of the Week, Star Wars Galaxies, The Uncanny Valley, What I'm Playing, Profile of the Week and Listener Mail.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #52

2007-02-11
Length: 55s

Topics for the week include: 9 Dragons, CCP Drama, Ebay Delisting, Entropia Universe, EverQuest, Saga of Ryzom, Scions of Fate, Secondlife Metrics, Stargate Worlds archtypes, SOE Station Exchange, SOE Spy MMO, Ultima Online, World of Darkness and World of Warcraft.  Two new podcasts are announced and profile of the week is Richard Garriott.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #51 - SOE Summit

2007-02-07
Length: 50s

SOE Community Summit.  A big weekend in San Diego for me.  I had the pleasure of attending the Sony Online Entertainment Community Summit and I know you want to hear all about it.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #50

2007-01-27
Length: 1s

Topics for the week include: Age of Conan, Areae, Dark Age of Camelot, Earth Eternal, Persistent Worlds, Lord of the Rings Online, RF Online, Sword of the New World, Vanguard, World of Warcraft, Gold Farmers Unite and the Noob Experiment Part 3 (Eve Online).
 
Many thanks to Jenny for the special segment.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #49

2007-01-21
Length: 1s

Topics for the week: Age of Conan, City of Heroes, EverQuest, Saga, Vanguard, World of Warcraft, The Noob Experiment and a slew of great listener mail including Rappelz and Myst Online reviews.
 
Thanks to Guy, Jeff and Jenny for the special segments.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #48

2007-01-14
Length: 55s

Topics for the week: James Cameron and Avatar, Entropia Universe, Guild Wars, Final Fantasy XI, Spellborn, StrayBullet Games, Vanguard, World of Warcraft, The Noob Experiment and Profile of the Week.
 
Thanks to Urban Mongral and Jenny for the special segments.
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #47

2007-01-07
Length: 1s

Topics for the week: Battlestar Galactica Online, Entropia Universe, EverQuest 2, Multiverse, Tabula Rasa, Vanguard, World of Warcraft, What I'm Playing, and Profile of the Week.

Thanks to Guy, Patrick, Lauren and WoW Chronicles for the excellent segments they sent along.

Thanks for listening!

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #46 - Year End Special

2006-12-30
Length: 1s

Last show of 2006.  VirginWorlds (virginworlds.com) and Massively Online Gamer (mogarmy.net) team up for a look at 2006.  Much ranting and comedy ensues.  This one is not for the kids.  Enjoy and see you in 2007.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #45 - Holiday Special

2006-12-26
Length: 2s

VirginWorlds Holiday Special 2006 featuring: Lauren from Mystic Worlds, EQ2Daily with Cyan, Rot and Val, World of Warcast with Starman and Renata, Scott Johnson from the Instance, Guildcast with Shawn and Lady Sinaea, The Maelstrom with Adam, Joel and Remy, Todd from Massively Online Gamer, Phat Loot and Leet Dude from the Pwnage Brothers and finally, Brenden and Brent wrap up with 2006 highlights and 2007 MMOG resolutions.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #44

2006-12-17
Length: 21s

Topics of the Week:

Age of Conan

    The 360 version of Conan is a go.

Anarchy Online

    Launch of Lost Eden Expansion

Areae.Net (http://www.areae.net/)

       Raph Koster's new venture

Fallout MMO

    Interplay proposed a budget of 75 million

Gods and Heroes
    Perpetual Entertainment laid off thirty-five of its employees.

Guild Wars

    Three million boxes sold

Saga of Ryzom
    The Free Software Foundation pledges $60,000.

What I'm Playing

    EQ2
    Betas!

Profile of the Week

    Raph Koster (http://www.raphkoster.com/)

 VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #43

2006-12-12
Length: 1s

VirginWorlds Podcast #43

Featuring occasional co-host, Brenden from FalconTwin
This show is super long.  If you don't like that, I apologize.  If you love long shows, you're welcome.  Despite its length, we keep things moving pretty snappy-like.

Topics of the week include:

Archlord
Free To Play on January 4 2007.

Eve Online
Eve Online A New PCU Record - Close to 33,000 Users

EverQuest II
Play the Fae 7 day trial
The merging of EverQuest II OGaming into the Allakhazam Network

Dungeon Runners
NDA (non-disclosure agreement) is no-longer in place
www.dungeonrunners.com

Firefly MMO
Multiverse maker of a free MMO-creation platform to create MMORPG in the fashion of Star Wars Galaxies or Eve Online.

Green Monster Games
Schilling hires all of SOE

Saga of Ryzom
Prospective buyers are still secret.

Vanguard
Pre-order boxes are now available.

World of Warcraft
Shawn Fanning is preparing to launch a WoW social networking site, dubbed Rupture

MMORPG Reader's Choice for 2006
Nominees in each category make us say WTF?

VirginWorlds is the 104th most popular MMO blog (yay!)

What We're Playing

Profile of the Week
    Scott Jennings

Listener Mail

Special Segments
Doug's RMT Rant - Part 2
Phat Loot from Pwnage Brothers

Carnival of gamers at
MMOG Nation .
GameSetWatch   article about VirginWorlds
GDC - I'm so in.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #42

2006-12-04
Length: 1s

Topics this week: Bioware, Dark and Light, Ryzom, Secondlife, World of Warcraft, Indie MMO Game Developers Conference, Listener Mail,
Kami's Newbie Experience, Doug on RMT, Introducing Lauren from Mystic Worlds, Profile of the Week, What I'm playing, Blog of the Week: The Common Sense Gamer, Podcast of the Week: World of Warcraft Chronicles.
 - VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #41

2006-11-26
Length: 1s

Topics this week: 9 Dragons, Age of Conan, Anarachy Online, Archlord, Asheron's Call, Dark and Light, EverQuest II, Eve Online, Gods and Heroes, Green Monster Games, Guild Wars, Lineage 2, Ryzom, Secondlife, Vangaurd, World of Warcraft, Real Money Trading, Abandonware, Profile of the Week, & What I'm playing.  VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #40.9

2006-11-20
Length: 5s

Brent is sick (again).  Here's some metal for ya!

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

Dante's Lounge is a metal band from Minneapolis.  See and hear more at: http://www.danteslounge.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #40.5

2006-11-13
Length: 30s

Mid-week edition, the VirginWorlds MMORPG Roadshow.  Join Brent as he discusses listener mail while driving around the Twin Cities.  No squirrels were harmed in the making of this podcast.  It's a casual show!  VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #40

2006-11-12
Length: 33s

Topics this week: Aion, Carpe Diem, CCP, EverQuest II, Lord of the Rings Online, Soul of the Ultimate Nation and Vanguard - VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #39

2006-11-06
Length: 1s

Topics: Archlord
Asheron's Call
Carpe Diem
Eve Online
Multiverse
Rappelz
Second Life
Vangaurd
World of Warcraft
The History of Will Wright
Dev Profile
Podcast suggestion
Blog suggestion
What we're playing
Listener mail

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #38

2006-10-29
Length: 53s

Wow, 8 podcasts in October.  That's sick. Topics this week: Dreamlords, Eve Online, Guild Wars, Green Monster Games, Horizons, Second Life, Spellborn, Vanguard, World of Warcraft, The BC Contest Winner, What I'm playing, Listener mail and Podcast News.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #37.5

2006-10-24
Length: 30s

Mid-week edition, the VirginWorlds MMORPG Roadshow.  Join Brent as he discusses listener mail and feedback regarding the Top 10 MMOs List from podcasts #34 and 36, while driving across the Twin Cities.  Albie drops in for a few minutes to talk about MMORPG forums.  Consider this a casual show.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #37

2006-10-22
Length: 57s

Topics this week:

Arden
Entropia Universe
EverQuest 2
Gods and Heroes
Lord of the Rings Online
Second Life
Star Gate Worlds
Star Wars Galaxies
Vanguard
World of Warcraft
Burning Crusade Contest Submissions

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #36

2006-10-19
Length: 1s

You've waited all week, and here it is.  The exciting conclusion to the Top Ten MMOs of the Past 10 years.  Join Brent and Brenden as they round out the top 5 in this 'definitive' and 'scientific' list.  Enjoy.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #35

2006-10-15
Length: 55s

Topics this week:

Age of Conan
City of Heroes
DDO
EverQuest 2
Phantasy Star Universe
Saga of Ryzom
Vanguard
World of Warcraft
Burning Crusade Contest
Plugs and Site News

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com



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VirginWorlds Podcast #34

2006-10-11
Length: 51s

Top Ten List - Part 1: In this special mid-week edition, Brent and Brenden sum up the top 10 MMOs of the past ten years.  Brace yourself, sit down, bite down hard on a piece of wood, do whatever it takes to steady yourself, because here it comes.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #33

2006-10-08
Length: 55s

Topics this week:

Dark Age of Camelot
Darkfall
Gods and heroes
Lord of the Rings Online
Rappelz
Ryzom
Second Life
Webzen
World of Warcraft
Burning Crusade Contest
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #32

2006-10-01
Length: 41s

Topics this week:
Age of Conan
Archlord
Crimecraft
Darkfall
DDO
Eve Online
EverQuest 2
Guild Wars
Lord of the Rings Online
Marvel Universe Online
Meridian59
MorphVOX
RF Online
Seed Online
SWG
Tabula Rasa


 VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #31

2006-09-24
Length: 1s

Topics this week:
 
 -Auto Assault
 -Darkfall
 -Dark and Light
 -Eve Online
 -EveQuest and EverQuest2
 -Gods and Heroes
 -Guild Wars
 -Multiverse
 -Roma Victor
 -RF Online
 -Star Trek Online
 -Thrones of Chaos
 -Vanguard
 -World of Warcraft
 -What I'm playing
 -Listener mail
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #30.1

2006-09-18
Length: 1s

This is the no-show show.  #31 was recorded and just didn't get past the Quality Assurance department (also known as Brent).  Releasing crappy podcasts rates lower than releasing no podcast, therefore, no show for you!  Send Brent your letters of disappointment at brent@virginworlds.com.  Talk to you next week, if not sooner.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #30

2006-09-13
Length: 1s

This is a special mid-week edition of the VirginWorlds MMO Podcast all about the Saga of Ryzom and the Ryzom Ring.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #29

2006-09-10
Length: 1s

VirginWorlds goes to AGC!

Topics include:
 
9 Dragons,
Dungeons & Dragons Online,
Eve Online,
Green Monster Games,
Lord of the Rings Online,
Massive Magazine,
Second Life,
Star Trek Online,
Test Drive Unlimited,
World of Warcraft,
Austin Game Conference,
Rob Pardo Keynote,
Scott Jennings Rant,
MOGArmy Rant,
Fallen Earth,
What I'm playing, and
Listener Mail

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #28

2006-09-04
Length: 1s

Topics this week:
 
Archlord,
Auto Assault,
City of Heroes and Villains,
Darkfall,
EverQuest II,
Pirates of the Burning Sea,
POSSe Entertainment,
Renaissance,
Second Life,
Warhammer Online,
World of Warcraft,
Austin Game Conference and
Online Game Development Conference
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGS) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #27

2006-08-26
Length: 55s

Topics this week:
 
  DAoC
  Eve Online
  EverQuest
  Final Fantasy XI
  Guild Wars
  Lineage II
  LotRO
  PotBS
  Ultima Online
  Shadowrun Online
  SWG
  Vanguard
  WoW
 
VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #26

2006-08-23
Length: 2s

In this show, Brent and Brenden tackle every podcast they can get their hands on in order to do a complete roundup and review of the entire catalog of MMO-related podcasts. Reviewed within this podcast:

1UP Yours: http://1upyours.1up.com/
CGW Radio: http://cgwradio.1up.com/
Dreamstation: http://dreamstation.cc
Escape Radio: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/radio/
Hotspot: http://www.gamespot.com
Gaming Steve: http://www.gamingsteve.com/archives/podcast/index.php
PC Gamer Podcast: http://www.pcgamer.com/
Short Attention Gamer: http://www.shortattentiongamer.com/
VGN Radio: http://gaming-news.info/modules/news/
Lag Radio: http://www.lag-radio.com
Massively Online Gamer: http://www.mogarmy.com/
Game/On: http://mmorpg.com/gameon.cfm?bhcp=1
GameShout's MMO Show: http://www.gameshout.com/podcast
Stratics: http://www.stratics.com/
W00t Radio: http://www.w00tradio.net/
EveCast: http://www.evecast.com/index.php
Eve News Network: http://www.eve-nn.com/
EQ2Daily: http://www.eq2-daily.com/podcast.aspx
Pwnage Brothers: http://pwnagebrothers.com/
SOE Podcast: http://station.com
Guildcast: http://www.guildcast.com/show/
Petfood Alpha: http://www.bethegamer.com
Secondcast: http://www.secondcast.com/modules/news/
Curse of Tongues: http://www.curseoftongues.com/
The Instance: http://www.instance.net
Epic Guides: http://epicguides.net/
Taverncast: http://www.taverncast.com
World of Warcast: http://www.worldofwarcast.com
WoWCast: http://wowcast.net/
World of Podcast: http://worldofpodcast.blogspot.com/

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #25

2006-08-20
Length: 31s

Topics: Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Eve Online, Sony Online Entertainment and World of Warcraft.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #24

2006-08-13
Length: 1s

Topics this week: 2 Moons, Archlord, City of Heroes, BioWare, Dark and Light, EverQuest, Gods and Heroes,   Lord of the Rings Online, Mythic's Matt Firor, Second Life, Star Wars Galaxies, Vanguard and World of Warcraft


VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #23

2006-08-06
Length: 32s

Topics this week: Archlord, Blizzard hiring, Everquest, Hero Online, Tulga games, MMOs Made in China, Lord of the Rings Online, SOE, and WoW.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #22

2006-08-02
Length: 48s

Special mid-week edition of the VirginWorlds Podcast where I had the pleasure of recording a conversation with some of the players who joined me to explore Dungeon and Dragons Online's dungeon experience.  Thanks to Brenden, Albie, and Kim for taking the time out to record this insightful discussion.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #21

2006-07-31
Length: 2s

Topics this week:
    9 Dragons weapons
    Age of Conan PvP
    Prognostication of the Week (new segment)
    Archlord and the importance of the game's premise
    Auto Assault's 2nd update
    Big Sceen Entertainment is making an MMO
    Cabal Online
    Cryptic Studio is growing
    Darkfall and orc heads
    DDO's progress and future
    The end of Endless Saga
    Scientific Proof of the MMOs that make people happiest
    EverQuest 1 and 2 expansions
    FFXI banning botters
    Fury's MMO categorization
    God's and Heroes emotions
    Lineage II's next release
    Second Life Movies
    Shadowbane and Stray Bullet news
    SOE Fan Faire 2007
    Vanguard beta 3 and Death
    World of Warcraft
    Contest Winner
    Listener mail
    What we're playing
    http://www.virginworlds.com/mobile/
    Where is your guild drama?

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #20

2006-07-24
Length: 1s

Topics of the week: What is VirginWorlds, Cartoon Network MMO, Darkfall Economy, EverQuest Progression, Guild War Nightfall, Horizons sold to EI Interactive, Massive Magazine, SOE Podcast #2 and SOE Block Party, and World of Warcraft Patch 1.12.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #19

2006-07-17
Length: 30s

Special Eve Online Episode: The people behind Eve TV.

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VirginWorlds Guild Drama Promo

2006-07-17
Length: 56s

The objective is to shine an exceedingly bright light on the funniest, the saddest, the worst, and the most dramatic guild dramas of all time. We've all been through these upsetting (or comical) times in our MMO experiences. So call us or email us and give us the scoop. Whether you want to leave an anonymous message or email, call your old guildmates on the carpet, or join us for a Q & A segment, we're game.  Is it silly? Is it reality podcasting? Of course it is. But we also think it is going to be darn funny. Send your submissions to brent@virginworlds.com or call our Skype line at 214-55-MMOG-0. The Skype ID is 'virginworldsdotcom'. We are looking forward to wallowing in the drama with you.

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VirginWorlds Podcast #18

2006-07-16
Length: 44s

Topics of the week: Auto Assault, Crusade, Dark Age of Camelot, Darkfall, Eve Online, EverQuest, Guild Wars, Star Trek Online, Stray Bullet Games, SOE Block Party, WoW, Hero Online, and Ryzom.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #17

2006-07-06
Length: 1s

Topics of the week: Age of Conan, Darkfall, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Eve Online, EverQuest, Hero Online, Shadowbane, Silkroad, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, EA and Mythic, The 10 Commandments of Online Worlds, Player Rep, Subscription Measurements, and The Saga of Ryzom.


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VirginWorlds Podcast #16

2006-06-25
Length: 1s

Topics of the week: Age of Conan, Archlord, Auto Assault, Dusktreaders, EverQuest, EverQuest 2, Gods and Heroes, Guild Wars, Hero Online, Kaos War, Saga of Ryzom, Seed, Silkroad, Star Wars Galaxies, Tabula Rasa, Ultima Online, Vanguard, Warhammer Online, EA To Acquire Mythic Entertainment, and World of Warcraft.

Featured Podcast: Pwnage Brothers http://pwnagebrothers.com/
Featured Website: Van Hemlock http://blogs.chimpswithkeyboards.com/vanhemlock/

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VirginWorlds Podcast #15

2006-06-18
Length: 48s

Topics this week: Age of Conan Races and Classes, Archlord Races, Carpe Diem Beta, Darkfall World Design, EverQuest Hotzones, EverQuest 2 Producers Letter, Eve Online Future Enhancements, Phantasy Star Universe Video, RF Online Botters, Second Life at a Quarter Million, Vanguard Guild Beta, World of Warcraft Banhammer and BlizzCon 2006, the Contest Winner, the Playlist and the DDO Group.

VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #14

2006-06-11
Length: 1s

Topics Include: 9 Dragons, Carpe Diem, City of Heroes and Villains, Dark and Light, Dungeons and Dragons Online, EverQuest, EverQuest 2, the Official SOE podcast, Gods and Heroes, Hero Online, Lineage II, Seed, Stargate Worlds, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Posse Entertainment, Beckett's Massive Online Gamer Magazine, and the RPG in MMORPG.  VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


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VirginWorlds Podcast #13

2006-06-06
Length: 40s

Auto Assault Review: This is a special mid-week edition of the VirginWorlds Podcast all about Auto Assault.

Auto Assault is the ultimate in car combat, brought to you by NCsoft - the masters of massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Head out onto the highways of a post-apocalyptic future in your high-powered, fully armed vehicle. Play as one of three warring races in this, the fastest, most destructive MMORPG ever!

Thanks for listening!…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #12

2006-06-04
Length: 29s

Topics of the week: Age of Conan, Dark and Light, Dungeons and Dragons Online, EverQuest, Fallen Earth, Hero Online, Martial Heroes, Fury, Pirates of the Burning Sea and World of Warcraft.  Thanks for listening!  Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #11

2006-05-31
Length: 32s

Interview with Erik Hyrkas from Dusktreaders, the upcoming gothic horror MMOG.  This is a special mid-week edition of the VirginWorlds Podcast. 

Thanks for listening!

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VirginWorlds Podcast #10

2006-05-29
Length: 49s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com   -

This week's topics:

 - Skype and New Mic
 - City of Heroes/Villains - Issue 7, 8 and 9
 - Darkworld Online - M Rating for this horror MMOG?
 - Dreamlords - How's it look?
 - EverQuest - Overwhelming response on the progression server
 - EverQuest 2 - The Fallen Dynasty Advernture Pack and slaying Curt Schilling for ALS
 - Eve Online - The Eve Intergalactic Bank
 - Gods and Heroes - The minion system and fast travel
 - Horizons  - Player-Created Quests
 - Lord of the Rings - Teleporting in Middle Earth?
 - SUN - Beta time!
 - Star Wars Galaxies - Live events are approaching
 - Tabula Rasa - Too mcuh action?
 - WoW - Draenei details, WoW at Lanwar and the cool schools
 - Featured website: Kill Ten Rats - killtenrats.com
 - Featured podcast: Massively Online Gamer - mogarmy.com

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VirginWorlds Podcast #9

2006-05-21
Length: 1s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com   -

This week's topics include:

- Age of Conan - MA Rating, Mounted Combat, and Vista
- AION Tower of Eternity - Pretty graphics geared toward the east & PvPvE format
- Carpe diem from Persistent Worlds - Vapor? & Power blows!
- Darkfall - Serious PvP, the con system, visible damage, pesistent settlements and pirate warfare
- Dungeon Runners - free diablo-fun
- RF Online - 10 day free trial
- Seed - The real roleplaying no combat MMO
- Shadowbane - Stray Bullet Games takes over
- SWG - the plans the remainder of 2006
- Unleash the Fury - visual commentary
- Vanguard - All about Sigil's first release
- World of Warcraft - Tier 3 armor and patch 1.11
-   
- Podcast of the week: http://www.evercast2.com/
- Website of the week: http://www.mmoroundtable.com/

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VirginWorlds Podcast #8

2006-05-14
Length: 1s

Massively Multiplayer Gaming News from E3 2006!

Topic this week include:

Age of Conan
Aion: The Tower of Eternity from NCSoft
Auto Assault
God's and Heroes from Perpetual Entertainment
Darkfall from Aventurine SA
Dark World Online from Tulga, makers of Horizons: Empire of Istaria
Dungeons & Dragons Online
Entropia Universe
Eve Online
Unleash the Fury by Auran Games
Guild Wars
Huxley
Lord of the Rings Online
Pirates of the Caribbean Online
Star Trek Online by Perpetual Entertainment, Inc.
Star Wars Galaxies
Tablua Rasa
World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade

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VirginWorlds Podcast #7

2006-05-07
Length: 1s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com 

This week's topics: 

Electronic Entertainment Expo, 9Dragons, Archlord, Crusader, DDO, Entropia Universe,
EverQuest, EverQuest II, Unleash the Fury, GoonWorld, Hero's Journey, Lord of the Rings Online,
Second Life, Seed, Space Cowboy, Tabula Rasa, Warhammer Online, World of Warcraft, TIME 100: The
People Who Shape Our World, Station Access, IGE Announces Zam.com, Sigil and SOE Announce co-publish deal.
 
Selected reading and listening:
Grimwell Online - http://www.grimwell.com/
Gaming Steve - http://www.gamingsteve.com/    

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VirginWorlds Podcast #6

2006-04-30
Length: 1s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

Show notes:

Age of Conan - To PvP or To Not PvP?
Archlord - What it means to be Archlord.
Carpe Diem - Persistent Worlds mods a Korean game for the western world.
Dark and Light - Release delayed to 30th of May.
DDO -7 Day free trial and E3 news.
Dreamlords - A new MMORTS/RPG from Lockpick Entertainment.
Entropia Universe - New Oxford creates a 3rd Life.
Eve Online - A graphical overhaul is on the way.
EverQuest - Progression server details & 21 free days of EQ.
Goon World - You think this MMO is funny?  Funny how? Funny like a clown?
Guild Wars- Expansion packs schedule, more character slots and the relesae of Factions.
The Legend of Ares - Another Korean game ported for the west.
Lord of the Rings Online - Playable races and classes, future PvP and the morale system.
Phantasy Star Universe    - Will be playable on the 360.  Has online and offline modes.
Second Life -  2000 Real Estate Agents to Learn Selling Virtually.
Seed - Open beta started on the 25th.   
Spellborn - Release date has been pushed back.
World of Warcraft - AQ Bugs, Battleground revamp, and current dev tasks.
Misc - MMOG Chart is back & Microsoft acquiring Massive Inc.

Featured podcast: World of Warcast with Starman and Renata. http://www.worldofwarcast.com
Featured website: http://www.nerfbat.com/ Blackguard's blog. New forums, great articles.

Feedback requests

    -Send questions or comments to brent@virginworlds.com
    -Please post a review on iTunes and/or at PodCast Alley or the variety of other podcast lists noted in the shownotes
    -What the heck is news.virginworlds.com

The first contest

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VirginWorlds Podcast #5

2006-04-16
Length: 33s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

Show notes:

Age of Conan - Priest Archetype
Anarchy Online - still alive and kicking
Atriarch - new kid on the (dev) block
Auto Assault - launched!
City of Villians - 14 Day free trial
D&D Online - more reviews and electronic distribution
Dungeon Runners - closed beta is scheduled
Eve Online: 25k Peak Concurrent Users
Huxley - FPS, MMO style
Lineage 3 - in development
Pirates of the Caribbean Online - Aye, it's late
Sherwood Dungeon - Open Beta
WoW - patch 1.11, the banhammer, profession guides and 8 man Ony raid
Misc - Another MMO magazine is launching

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VirginWorlds Podcast #4

2006-04-09
Length: 43s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

Show notes:

Africa the MMO: RTS elements, realistic ecology, smart NPC and desert
Age of Conan: Game summary and the Thief archtype
Archlord: cinematic, more on the Archlord process
City of Heroes: 2nd year anniversary sweepstakes
DOO: Module 1 is released
EQ: Fanfaire, level 75, and the 'classic' server
EQ2: The next expansion
Guild Wars: Faction Championship details & cinematic raving
Faces of Mankind: Game summary
Huxley: The genre defining MMOFPS?
Phantasy Star Universe: Looking for beta testers
Project Entropia: The $100,000 space station releases
RF Online: More reviews say the same and RF Online magazine
Warhammer Online: Races, RvR and graphics
world of Warcraft: Move your characters from PvE to PvP

Featured Podcast: EQ2Daily
Featured Website: Aggrome

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VirginWorlds Podcast #3

2006-04-02
Length: 1s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

This week's podcast covers the following topics:

This week's podcast covers the following topics:

9 Dragons, the Martial Arts MMO
More on becoming the Archlord
EQ classic player distribution
Eve Online: The next expansion, Eve on your mobile phone and Eon Magazine
FreeWorld: Apocalypse Portal
Hero's Journey classes and technology
Lord of the Rings Online - Interacting with the Fellowship
The economy of Pirates of the Burning Sea
RF Online is a grind
Second Life has $11 million to spend
Wolfpack Studios maker of Shadowbane gets the axe
SOE news from Smed
Stargate Worlds design
Terra Formations Trailer
The Vivendi Philosophy
WoW Patch 1.10, the new downloader, security warnings and Profession Guides
MMO Branded Credit Cards?
New MMO Book: Play Between Worlds, Exploring Online Games
Featured Podcast: Guildcast.com
Featured Website: Mystic Worlds

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VirginWorlds Podcast #2

2006-03-26
Length: 31s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds Podcast #1 Goes Live!

2006-03-19
Length: 51s

Weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com…

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VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings Online and many many more. The VirginWorlds MMORPG Podcast is the flagship podcast of the VirginWorlds MMO Podcast Collective found at http://www.virginworlds.com

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