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  • Pics: Siege of Mirkwood Chamber Instance

    Turbine sent over new screenshots for The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood. The images depict the new Chambers Instance in Mirkwood, which looks harrowing. December 1 is the day kiddos, get ready. Pics are passed the break.

  • Siege of Mirkwood to contain solo mode for Volume One epic storyline

    Siege of Mirkwood is out on December 1, and there will be a new solo mode for players – like yours truly- who have not finished the epic quest line for Volume One due to being unable to find groups to tackle the content. Because the game has been out for such a long period, […]

  • 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, […]

  • Pics: Siege of Mirkwood shots show danger in the Scuttledells

    Turbine has sent over some really nice screens for LOTRO’s Siege of Mirkwood expansion. Looks like when exploring the Scuttledells region, adventurers will be faced with wrights, spiders, gaunt men, and those annoying craban that you just want to smash into mush. The expansion comes out digitally in December. Have a look past the break.

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Halloween comes early, free trials and welcome backs

    Loads of MMOs are planning Halloween and fall festivities for users, but some have already launched tricky goodness. You can find out more about those past the break, but while you are headed that way you will also learn other sorts of stuff  like: Legends of Norrath’s eighth expansion has launched, CrimeCraft is headed to […]

  • Codemasters details preorder program for Siege of Mirkwood

    Codemasters has unveiled The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood digital expansion deals, which start today. Set to launch December 3, here are the different offers available: Siege of Mirkwood Standard Edition £14.99 / 19.99 € Siege of Mirkwood expansion Harbinger’s Cloak (8% speed boost) for FREE! Siege of Mirkwood Special Edition £19.99 […]

  • Riders of Rohan expansion and Volume III confirmed for LOTRO [UPDATE]

    [UPDATE] Massively has been informed by Turbine that the name RoR is NOT confirmed for the expansion and is contacting Gamerzines to get this fixed. Bummer. We’re going to go cry in our corner now. Turbine’s Adam Mersky has confirmed to Gamerzines the plan for a Riders of Rohan expansion for Lord of the Rings […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: DC Universe gets Green Arrow, LOTRO screens, CrimeCraft goes free

    Quite a bit of stuff regarding MMOS this week. CrimeCraft will go free-to-play, Turbine released new screens for Siege of Mirkwood, Green Arrow is making his way into DC Universe online, there are a couple updates on World of Warcraft movies, and a whole other bunch of stuff happened too. Read on past the break […]

  • Turbine offers up LOTRO Lifetime Memberships for $199

    Turbine has unveiled The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood digital expansion deals, one of which is the lifetime membership deal of $199. There is also the Adventurer’s Pack, which is a nice preorder incentive and includes a special cloak that give you and 8 percent speed boost, a special goat mount and […]

  • LotRO Eurpoe unleashing 111 account keys for Bilbo’s birthday

    Bilbo Baggins’ birthday lands on September 22 and to celebrate, Turbine and Codemasters are giving away 111 full game account keys. Keys are being handed out on the community forums and through the LOTRO_Europe and Codies Twitter feeds, and the Codemasters blog May Contain Gamers. On Twitter, it’s first come first served, and 111 keys […]

  • PAX footage of LOTRO: Siege of Mirkwood is a bit shaky

    Some footage from PAX showing off Turbine’s latest addition to The Lord of the Rings Online, has popped up over on YouTube. Granted, it’s not developer released material, but from what we can see it looks flipping fabulous. Can’t wait to run through it this fall. Watch on after the break. Thanks, LotroLife.

  • LOTRO expansion, Siege of Mirkwood, coming this fall

    Turbine has announced that Siege of Mirkwood, a digital expansion to Lord of the Rings Online: The Mines of Moria, Volume II, will be released this fall. Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces go into the dark, creepy, spider infested forest of Mirkwood where the conclusion […]

  • Lord of the Rings Online welcomes you back for free

    Turbine is running a special for former subscribers of Lord of the Rings Online. Should you have canceled your account, you can log into the game between now and August 24 and experience all the updates and the summer festival for free. Players just have to download the client, patch, log-in, and get a 25 […]

  • Turbine chats about MMOs on consoles

    Turbine’s VP of corporate affairs, Nathan Jones, provided his views on the future of MMOs to attendees at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival today. The creation of new social networks is key factor for continued success in MMOs and a move onto consoles is inevitable. “MMOs offer the best of social networks, virtual worlds, and games,” […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: CCP files a trademark, Guild Wars class updates, more

    Loads of stuff as usual going on this week with MMOs. CCP has files a trademark fro Dust 514, which strangely enough resembles the EvE Logo, Warhammer’s latest patch is up on the test server, Guild Wars had some more class tweaks, and the summer festivities have been extended for Lord of the Rings Online. […]

  • Turbine announces Welcome Back Week for LOTRO

    Turbine has just announced via Twitter that Lord of the Rings Online will host a Welcome Back Week. From July 9-15, returning players can play for free, and everyone will earn a 25 percent XP bonus. Sounds good if you are trying to level through Moria or Dol Dinen. Those areas will make you cry. […]

  • Design a horse for LOTRO, become immortal – sort of

    Got an idea for a horse design for Lord of the Rings Online? Then submit it to Turbine and become immortal in the sense that people will be riding around on your creation for many ages to come. All you have to do is come up with the best looking one, and voila, Middle-earth will […]

  • 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, […]

  • LotRO growing, no plans for server-merge, says Turbine

    Unlike other MMOs that have had to merge servers, the same cannot be said for Lord of the Rings Online because the user base is expanding, according to Turbine. We asked Aaron Campbell, live producer for the game, if the company had seen a drop off in player activity on certain servers or if there […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Star Trek timelines, EverCracked, EVE rocked by bank scandal

    Not much going on with MMOs this week, but what little there is, we thought we’d share with you. Those who play Lord of the Rings Online should take a look at the changes coming to Bree, EVE Online players were ripped-off, Star Trek Online added  timelines, an EverQuest documentary is coming to Fan Faire […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up E3 edition: Torchlight, LotRO, Warhammer, SWTOR

    E3 was a very busy week for all involved whether they were at the show or not. Loads of games were unveiled, peripherals, and tons more stuff happened. MMOs were there too though, and while the majority didn’t make the front page, loads of stuff pertaining to the genre happened or is going to happen. […]

  • First look at LotRO’s Book 8: Scourge of Khazad-dum

    The very first screens for Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria’s new update have landed. Book 8: Scourge of Khazad-dum will take players to the Water Wheels and up against some very strange – and large – monsters. Game just gets prettier with every new content update. Really. June is when it’s expected, […]

  • Survey asks gamers what they would pay for LOTRO on Xbox 360

    Intellisurvey has sent out a survey suggesting that Lord of the Rings Online is indeed coming to Xbox 360. Originally rumored to be a free-to-play, microtransaction based MMO, one  question posed to survey takers asked if they’d be willing to pay $12.99 per month for a subscription (after laying down $59.99 for the game), or […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Fallen Earth is elf-free, Star Wars details the Trooper class, EVE storyline updates

    Tons of stuff happens during the week with MMOs that it would just boggle your brains, so it’s all here for you in one post as usual. Fallen Earth promises to be different by being “elf free”, Star Wars revealed the Trooper class, EVE gets a bit of a storyline change, and LOTRO shows you […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Shadowbane gets a reprieve, AoC goes lvl 50, Twitter comes to PlayXpert

    Welcome once again to your weekly MMO news round-up. Loads going as usual what with PlayXpert releasing a new Widget for online games, Conan players getting to go to level 50, and Shadowbane getting a small reprieve from the death ax. Wanna know the rest? Of course you do, and it’s all after the break.

  • Codies offers LotRO for £5 in UK

    The celebrate LotRO’s second birthday, COG’s selling the game for £5 via its UK store. This is a cue for you to buy it. The MMO comes with 30 days’ play included in the price, and it really is a great game. Go be a hobbit for a bit. You get to shout at bears, […]

  • Turbine launches LOTRO in Korea and Russia

    Turbine has announced the launch of The Lord of the Rings Online in Korea and Russia. Through partnerships with NHN in Korea and ITT in Russia, Turbine’s plans to spread The Lord of the Rings Online around the world is coming to fruition. ‘Bout time someone else got frustrated with those damn hobbits. Press release […]

  • Turbine to release second patch for LotRO’s Book 7 next week

    Turbine will release a new patch for Lord of the Rings Online next week, with the Quest Guide feature coming out of beta. Book 7 Patch 2 basically just fixes issues with Kill Boss quests, and re-opens the Strange Happenings raid. Full patch notes can be found on the official site

  • EG giving away 2,000 copies of LotRO for second birthday

    Eurogamer’s giving away 2,000 copies of Lord of the Rings Online as part of a two-year birthday promo for the game. Just hit the link for details. Looks as though it’s going to be a first come, first served thing. The giveaway’s happening on April 24.

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: LOTRO rumors, ex-Blizzard artist creates LAW, APB refresher course

    Yes, we know. It’s not Sunday. It is, however, Monday, and that makes looking at all the MMO news from last week even more sensible. We think so, anyway. Read on.