Archive for April, 2011

World of Tanks Invades The Escapist

Saturday, April 30th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the blitzkrieg dept.

In a recent move that can only be termed “audacious,” Wargaming.net, the developers of BigWorld-powered World of Tanks have taken popular gaming news site The Escapist by storm with a lightning strike of tanks. At an unspecified time, a battalion of tanks ripped through the background image of the website, which until that point had done well enough to protect it from the vast expanses of the internet.

The international community has decried this invasion, urging Wargaming to withdraw immediately.

Official figures have yet to be released, but estimates suggest that a number of lines of code will need to be modified in order to restore the website to its former, non-paper-ripped-looking protected bounds.

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BigWorld-Powered “Moego”: ANIMAL CASTLES!

Friday, April 29th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the animal castle dept.

Continuing our exclusive coverage of the recently-announced, BigWorld-Powered, Userjoy MMO “Moego,”, we have reached the point in the show were we take a look at… ANIMAL CASTLES. By far our favorite awesome anomaly to come out of the Userjoy collective brain, the animal castle is a superstructure riding on the back of a gigantic, but nonetheless adorable, uber animal. Undoubtedly, depending on which kingdom you fight for, your family will have access to the appropriate mobile animal castle, an entity that can be upgraded progressively over time. The strategic benefit of having a building-sized animal holding a building on its back should be, at the very least, moderately clear.

MOEGO is a “community-centered free-to-play MMORPG,” with all the expected accoutrement, as well as some very unique offerings in the MMO space. These include family groups, “animal castles,” pet armies, and a few others.

Coverage of Netease’s Growth Strategy, WoW Licensing

Thursday, April 28th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the easy nets dept.

David Saito-Chung over at Investors Business Daly, writes a bit about Netease’s approach toward expansion as a means toward growth and continued engagement for its users.

Netease, who uses BigWorld’s platform technology, has grown to prominence through web development services, game development, and its 2009 licensing of World of Warcraft for China.

Among the company’s recent successes has been the BigWorld-powered MMO Tianxia 2 (Video of one of the expansion trailers).

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BigWorld-Powered “Moego”: Panda (Eastern) Kingdom Overview

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, posted by Matt

Continuing our exclusive coverage of the recently-announced, BigWorld-Powered, Userjoy MMO “Moego,” we’ll take a look at one of the two opposing kingdoms in Moego: The Eastern Panda Kingdom. Also shown here is the character creation screen for players who choose Panda allegiance.

MOEGO is a “community-ceentered free-to-play MMORPG,” with all the expected accoutrement, as well as some very unique offerings in the MMO space. These include family groups, “animal castles,” pet armies, and a few others.

Martial Arts in Twinity

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the yojimbo dept.

The Metaversum team has released a whole slew of new martial-arts themed content for their BigWorld-powered Virtual World/Mirror World.

Twinity is a 3D mirror world based on real cities and real people. A few added benefits to being in a mirror world, however, is that you can run around London or Berlin in a Karati Gi and no shoes, and not get arrested… Well, maybe a bit more applicable to London than Berlin, but still! Go take a discerning peek.

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TenTonHammer Says: World of Tanks is Tankalicious

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, posted by Matt

TenTonHammer has given a pretty well-rounded (and quite positive) review of BigWorld-powered World of Tanks. The review goes into some good detail regarding how WoT developer Wargaming.net has expertly utilized and even augmented the BigWorld engine. Checkitout.
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BigWorld-Powered “Moego”: Theme Parks Overview

Monday, April 25th, 2011, posted by Matt

Continuing our exclusive coverage of the recently-announced, BigWorld-Powered, Userjoy MMO “Moego,” we now turn our attention to the Moego world proper, featuring 6 immersive-looking main “theme park” world areas for closed beta launch.

MOEGO is a “community-centered free-to-play MMORPG,” with all the expected accoutrement, as well as some very unique offerings in the MMO space. These include family groups, “animal castles,” pet armies, and a few others.