from the million-man march dept.
Archive for January, 2011
from the open season dept.
Open Beta will be certain to swell the ranks of this popular title that has already managed to gain over a million registered users and recently logged over 70,000 concurrent users on their Russian server alone.
Final release for both markets is expected in Q1 2011
To sign up for the EU Open beta register here
The U.S. Open beta can be found here
from the Fire in the Hole dept.
Wargaming.net have today announced the open beta for their BigWorld-fulled game World of Tanks is set for January 27th. Speaking through a reinforced, multi-layered plasteel slit from within his reinforced concrete bunked in Minsk, Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming crypted,
“We’ve been very pleased to get such a response from our players that means the direction we are moving in goes in line with the views of our community. I’d like to thank our fans for their crucial contribution to the development of the game and remind that there’ll be a lot of new stuff added in the open beta”.
Slap on some new treads and head over to the fuel depot.
from the New places to delve dept.
Netherworld is made of 5 different isles, and the whole dungeon looks like a beautiful clean lotus, which means pureness, emptiness and sacredness in Buddhism. There is a path between every two isles connected with lotuses, so you need to defeat bosses on the isles to activate the path to the next level.
Netease’s BigWorld powered TXII has a summary and review of some of the new dungeon spaces over here.
from the Island Paradise dept.
VIE or Virtual Island of Entertainment is trying something a little different. From their website :
VIE™: Virtual Island of Entertainment is a mature 3D virtual world and social experience that invites adults to escape and indulge in its island paradise.
Luxuriate in fashion, shopping, games, mysteries and quests amidst the powerful and supernatural in this free-to-play resort. Explore and indulge in the wonders of VIE.
If you are interested, you should wander over and sign up for the beta.
World of Tanks Beats PCCU Record
|London, UK – January 6, 2011 - Wargaming.net is glad to announce that the companys MMO action game World of Tanks has set up the new world record for the maximum number of users playing concurrently on the same game server. The peak of 74,536 online players was recorded on January 5, 2011 by the Russian release version of World of Tanks.
At the same time, the global version of World of Tanks, which is still in its closed beta, has reached a personal best PCCU number topping 16,070 online players on December 29, 2010.
The online peak has been growing steadily for the past several weeks, and the PCCU numbers shown by both World of Tanks versions are just astonishing. We are extremely proud of the scale of popularity the game has managed to gain so far. says Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. The fact that Western and Russian players keep on joining the ranks of virtual tank commanders makes us believe that more records are to come.
More info at MPOGD.com
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