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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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… […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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, […]

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Aion Latest

  • Aion: The Tower of Eternity gets a release date

    NCSoft has announced that Aion: The Tower of Eternity will launch in North America on September 22 and in Europe on September 25. The lovely looking MMO has flying, strategic combat, and the ability to “ascend to divinity”. Cool. If you haven’t seen the video for it that was posted yesterday, go have a look-see. […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Rise of the Tomb Kings live, WoW on Flying Mounts, Aion pre-order bonus

    This week there is a bit more going on in MMOs than last week. Seems quite a few got game updates, WoW’s Midsummer Fire Festival is in full swing, and City of Heroes is getting power customization. Loads of stuff really. Read on past the break for the lot of it.

  • Aion summer Beta kick-off begins this weekend

    The July issue of Beckett Massive Online Gamer has listed the Beta dates for Aion. Aion’s official website confirms the Asmodian Beta talking place this weekend, but other than what the magazine posted, the rest has not been announced. June 19-21: Asmodian closed beta capped at level 10 July 3-5: Asmodian level cap increases July […]

  • NCsoft numbers up on Aion success

    Aion’s success has lifted NCsoft out of the doldrums, giving the Korean firm a 51 percent sales rise in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. Sales of KRW 133.4 billion ($107.7 million) were achieved in the first three months of the year. Operating income was up heavily to KRW 42.5 billion […]

  • Aion pulls in one million players in China

    Within the first four days of launch, Aion pulled in one million players who happily paid for at least one hour of gameplay, reports GI.biz. Shanda Interactive Entertainment began charging users an hourly rate for the MMORPG’s “Yao Sai Pan Long” scenario, but despite the success, Deutsche Bank has told investors to hold off on […]

  • Explore the Poeta zone in latest Aion trailer

    NCsoft has put out a new trailer for Aion: Tower of Eternity, showing off the lush zone of Poeta. It’s home to peaceful farmers and villagers who cut timber in accordance with an ancient agreement with the tree people, apparently. Too bad their existence does not stay peaceful for long. Well, it isn’t really. There’d […]

  • Aion’s Altgard region is pretty, video proves it

    Aion: The Tower of Eternity is lovely to say the least: NCsoft wants to show you just how much by giving you a tour of its Altgard zone. Game’s out this fall. Watch the video below. Area backstory is posted as well.

  • NCsoft profits down; Guild Wars 2 pushed into 2010-2011

    NCsoft’s reported Q4 financials, showing a 22 percent loss despite an 11 percent sales rise. The news comes nipping at the heels of lay-offs and restructuring reports on Wednesday. Fans wanting Guild Wars 2 will suffer because of this, with the game has been pushed into 2010/2011 to focus more on the release of MMO Aion […]

  • Dozens of Aion shots hit web

    God knows how many screens of NCsoft’s MMO Aion have popped up on AionSource, and it’s all looking very pretty indeed thank you very much. All of this is taken from the second phase of the closed beta, apparently. The game’s slated for the end of this year. Thanks to Massively.

  • NCSoft shows steady growth as Tabula Rasa takes over $5 million

    NCSoft’s just reported full year 2007 results, showing sales of $355.1 million and an operating profit of $53.3 million. Although the company saw its sales drop 3 percent year over year, operating profit, pre-tax profit, and net profit increased 14 percent, 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively. The report reveals that Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa […]