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  • NCsoft promotes Chris Hager to producer of Aion

    NCsoft has announced that Aion associate producer Chris “Kinslon” Hager is now the game’s full-fledged producer.

  • Aion glitch makes players instant trillionaires

    Aion players on the Azphel server were given 30 trillion Kinah yesterday, as a game bug caused money sacks to overflow with in-game cash.

  • Aion uses giant rabbits and fire breathing squirrels to ban players

    Oh the hilarity. NCsoft devs are on a banning rampage in Aion, and the video posted below the break shows how much fun banning can be. Instead of just quietly banning coin vendors and evil bots, moderators show up on the form of a giant rabbit and squish you or take the form of a […]

  • NCsoft releases an absolutely brilliant Aion teaser video

    NCSoft has released a nine-minute teaser for Aion, showing off visual upgrades, an awesome battle, and a something that may look a bit familiar to some. It definitely looks like an MMO players naughty dream, honestly. Too bad 16,000 users ruined their future chances of reveling in it. No word on when the changes will […]

  • NCsoft whacks 16,000 Aion users for botting and RMT

    Take that, Aion cheats. NCsoft’s rebooted its Aion servers and taken the opportunity to ban 16,000 users for botting and real money offences. “If your account was closed for the use of 3rd party software (botting) or participating in RMT (gold buying/selling) the evidence for the account closure was gathered over several weeks,” said the […]

  • NCsoft: Aion sells over 970K copies across NA and Europe

    NCSoft has revealed during its financial report for Q3 of its fiscal year that Aion has sold more than 500,000 units in North America and 470,000 in Europe. The Korean publisher’s financials are up 112 percent to KRW166 billion ($142 million) with net income for the July-September period at KRW46.9 billion ($40 million), which is […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Chinese gender-bending, Aion changes, Star Trek, AoC

    This was a rather large week in MMOs as far as news went, and not all of it was Halloween related. Past the break you will hear all about how Ultima Online is still going strong, get familiarized with the new patch for Aion, read up on Cryptic’s Blood Moon event via a dev chat, […]

  • NCsoft goes Hallowe’en bonkers in its MMOs

    NCsoft’s announced a ton of in-game Hallowe’en events for its MMOs, bringing seasonal quests, costumes and contests across across Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Lineage, Lineage II and Exteel. It’s all very spooky. All details, including dates, are listed after the break.

  • Risen tops Direct2Drive Top Ten sales list

    Direct2Drive’s latest Top 10 best selling PC games downloaded for week ending October 3 has Risen at the number one spot. Fallen Earth rose to the number two spot, while Aion’s standard edition dropped to number three, and the collector’s edition to number five. Five of the titles on the list were on sale for […]

  • NCsoft working on queue solutions for bombarded Aion

    NCsoft has said that if adding more servers to Aion would but an end to the endless queues, it would have already done so. Speaking with Eurogamer, NCsoft’s Ryan James told the site that people are causing the queues by trying to log into the busiest worlds. “If the solution were as simple as rolling […]

  • Weekly D2D and Steam PC charts: Aion tops again

    There is just no stopping the Aion: Collector’s Edition from keeping the top spot on both the Direct2Drive and Steam charts. To add to it, the regular version of Aion took the second spot on both as well and the similarities end with newly released MMO Fallen Earth at number three, on both too. The […]

  • Aion gets two new Euro servers

    NCsoft said today that its opened two new Aion servers for Europe. French-speaking players can make their new feathery home on the Deltras server. English speakers among you can plump for Kahrun. On Friday, NCsoft announced that a new West coast US server, Fregion, was added, and an East coast server will follow shortly. There’s […]

  • Aion launches in Europe

    Aion’s launched in Europe, NCsoft confirmed today. The MMO is by far the largest game of its type taking off this year, and those looking to inhabit the European servers will no doubt be praying the crippling rush of the game’s pre-start program has calmed somewhat. “We’re extremely excited to finally deliver the game to […]

  • Aion server queues unlikely to be “repeated regularly”

    NCsoft MMO Aion’s been experiencing some clogging issues since it went live yesterday, with many seeing waits of several hours before being able to get a-levelling. The publisher isn’t worried. “This isn’t a scenario that’s likely to be repeated regularly since it’s really just about that initial rush of players trying to gain access to […]

  • Aion: NCsoft promises “at least one major update a year”

    Aion’s will get “at least” one major annual content update going forward, NCsoft has confirmed to VG247. “There will be at least one major update a year,” said brand manager Christian-Peter Heimbach, talking in an interview published today. “You know this from our previous titles. We’re currently adjusting on how we’re going to make these […]

  • Aion – NCsoft talks content updates, softening the grind, more

    In case you’ve been living under a rock, NCsoft MMO Aion releases this week. More than 400,000 people are lined up to play the Korean fantasy import, and it’s looking very much like this is the largest MMO event of the year by a substantial margin. To celebrate, we had a chat with brand manager […]

  • Weekly MMO round up: WoW’s Pirate Day, Aion provides a server listing, EVE is everywhere

    Loads of news this week in MMO land, kiddos. Massively is giving away Beta keys to Star Trek Online, Aion dropped GameGuard and launched its first server, Pirates are everywhere, and Sony is giving you double station cash this weekend. There is also news concerning Champions Online, EVE, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, Warhammer, Runes of […]

  • Aion preorders nearing 400K, NCsoft is very pleased

    NCsoft has announced that Aion preorders are nearing the 400,000 mark, making it the “biggest MMO launch of the year”. As a bonus to those who preordered their copy, NCsoft is allowing buyers to pre-select their servers starting September 18 and participate in the five-day headstart period, beginning September 20. The game goes live for […]

  • Aion was designed for global launch “from the beginning”

    NCsoft said today that imminent MMO Aion was constructed from the ground-up to appeal to both Asian and western gamers. “From the beginning, Aion was designed for a global audience,” said lead desginer Yong Chan Jee, speaking in the game’s latest video podcast. “Aion adopted a global mind-set, not only in gameplay, but also in […]

  • Western Aion activated pre-orders pass 300,000

    NCsoft MMO Aion now has more than 300,000 activated pre-orders ahead of its western launch later this month, Euro MD Véronique Lallier told VG247 yesterday. “Aion’s starting to achieve nice numbers,” said the boss. “We are over 300,000 activated pre-orders in the West. “It’s looking healthy. It’s nice and healthy two weeks before the launch… […]

  • Aion gets ridiculous custom keyboard

    Peripheral manufacturer SteelSeries has shown quite the most amazing custom keyboard for NCsoft MMO Aion, featuring an extra panel of hotkeys on its right hand side. It features: Dedicated action keys, menus, and chat commands that are labeled across 69 keys Full customization of each key through the SteelSeries Z Engine Quick-access emote keys for […]

  • Dates announced for Aion’s Open Beta, Pre-Select and Headstart programs

    NCsoft has announced that its open Beta test for Aion will take place September 6-13. Open Beta will retain a level cap for both Elyos and Asmodians characters at 30 allowing players to focus on getting to the same level so they can explore Atreia and the Abyss. Those who have preordered the game will […]

  • NCsoft promotes Aion through Guild Wars emote

    NCsoft has launched a cross promotion between Aion and Guild Wars. Basically, if you order a physical first edition of Aion: The Tower of Eternity – not a digital one – you’ll get a special emote tied to your account which allows you to summon a pair of cosmetic wings in Guild Wars. It’s free, […]

  • Weekly MMO news round up – Aion Cleric Class, Second Life Avaline service, WAR’s Wild Hunt event

    Loads of World of Warcraft stuff is coming out of BlizzCon 09, but you knew that already. We also told you about the new CCP game Dust 514 this week thanks to GamesCom, but there is other stuff that went on in the world of MMOs as well. The Avaline service is now available in […]

  • NCsoft reports Q2 income profit increase of 451%

    NCsoft has reported a sales and income increase for Q2 fiscal year 2010, with net income at $27.1 million which is up 451 percent compared to the previous quarter. Sales increased 70 percent to $110.5 million, operating profit rose 353 percent year-over-year to $38.1 million. Aion: The Tower of Eternity, already out in Korea, Japan […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Betas galore

    Loads of Beta news this week in MMO round-up. IncGamers made good on its promise, and has posted part-two of its Aion Beta preview, Mortal Online’s second stage of Beta testing begins soon, CrimeCraft started its Beta and Alganon is prepping for one. Loads of MMO are going to be coming out soon, and there […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Trouble Edition

    It’s Saturday again, and time for your dose of MMO news. This one has been branded the “trouble” edition, because certain MMOS were either in trouble, or getting out of it this week. First off, Stargate Worlds is rumored to be in massive trouble, Age of Conan isn’t in as much any more, and China […]

  • GoGamer’s 48 Hour Madness deals are nothing to sneeze at

    GoGamer.com has a 48 Hour Madness sale going on that ends Tuesday at 3 am EST. One sale is upcoming MMO from NCsoft Aion for just $39.90 compared to $49.99, and an imported PC version of Blood Bowl (since it’s not out in the US yet) for $27.90. Supreme Commander is $7.90, Homeworld is $9.90 […]

  • New Aion shots show off classes

    NCsoft’s released new Aion screens, this time showing off the MMO’s Templar, Gladiator, Ranger and Assassin classes. They’re on GamersHell. We say it every time, but Aion really is beautiful. It releases on September 22 in the US and September 25 in Europe.

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: EverQuest and FusionFall expansions, Star Wars hitting Comic-Con

    Loads this week in MMO news, and some is more interesting than what we have been offered in previous weeks. FussionFall is getting an expansion for its 5 million users, the EQI&II trademark rumors turned out to be new expansions, Star Wars will be on hand at Comic-Con, and Conan got a new update. Also, […]