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  • Warhammer Online still profitable, has "tens of thousands" trying it monthly

    BioWare Mythic has said Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning remains profitable, and is not going the way of the Dodo anytime soon.

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  • Mythic now officially known as BioWare Mythic

    Mythic Entertainment’s changed its name to BioWare Mythic, better reflecting EA’s merging of the two studios last year.

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  • Get Warhammer for free, just pay the monthly fee

    Mythic and EA are giving away Warhammer Online for free. That’s right. The game will cost you nothing. Sort of.

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  • Mythic provides details on upcoming patches to Warhammer Online

    Warhammer Online producer, Carrie Gouskos, has posted a new state of the game message up on the official site, and in it is quite a bit of information on upcoming updates to the game.

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Champions, Warhammer, Global Agenda

    Not much this week that didn’t hit the front page, but head on through the break and you will find out all sorts of stuff. Information on the upcoming Warhammer patch, Martial Arts for City of Heroes, and a Beta weekend for Global Agenda. Go on and hit the button.

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  • Mythic gives post-EA firings status update

    EA’s been getting a little too friendly with its axe lately, and word is, Mythic was one of the many developers that got in the way of said budding romance. In response, Mythic Executive Producer Jeff Hickman posted a letter to the community, wherein he restated his company’s commitment – first and foremost – to […]

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  • Rumor: EA cut backs have affected at least six publishing arms

    Rumor has it that the 1500 jobs and the dozen or so in-development games that were cut at EA affected studios Pandemic, Maxis and almost the entire Command & Conquer team. According to a source close to Kotaku, the team working on Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight was notified today that once the game […]

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  • Report - EA makes staff cuts in some studios

    According to a report by Kotaku, EA has cut loose a fair bit of it’s staff today from some of it’s studios. It comes as the publisher today bought social games firm Playfish for $300 million. The studios affected include Tiburon and BlackBox, as well as Mythic and EA’s Redwood studio from their QA department. […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Star Trek, Warhammer, Alganon, more

    Not much this week regarding MMOs that we didn’t already cover with separate posts already, but there’s still some stuff passed the break. Here’s just some of what we have for you this week: Mythic has detailed City siege changes for Warhammer, shots of the Ascension expansion for Perfect World’s Jade Dynasty popped up, Star […]

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  • Mythic introduces endless free trial for Warhammer Online

    Mythic has announced that the 10-day limited free trail for Warhammer Online is no more. Instead, it has been replaced with an endless free trial. The new trial gives new and returning players and opportunity to play any of the 24 character careers and transfer them over once the player decides to purchase the game. […]

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  • Daemon Moon event for Warhammer Online celebrates Halloween

    Mythic has announced that Warhammer Online will host a special live event, Daemon Moon Rising, for a limited time during the 2009 Halloween season. Daemon Moon Rising, will run in-game from October 23 through November 2 and will feature the Daemon Mask event quest, a new Daemonball Rally Public Quest, a special RvR scenario, and […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Fallen Earth

    It’s that time of the week again, kiddos. Time for the MMO news round-up for the week. Unfortunately, this week the pickings were slightly slim. We blame TGS. However, past the break there is news concerning the artbook for Guild Wars 2, a massive update to Bounty Bay Online, a round-up of news concerning the […]

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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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  • GDC Austin: Mythic admits mistakes with Warhammer Online

    During his keynote at GDC Austin, Warhammer Online executive producer Jeff Hickman spoke to attendees about three of the major mistakes Mythic made with the MMO. These mistakes being challenging play, the lack of economy, and the fact that the game was so easy that social tools were made irrelevant. “There’s a big difference between […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up, September 12: Star Wars has zombies, The Secret World's not so secret anymore

    Massively had a chat with Stew Chisam, VP of game operations at Hi-Rez Studios, during DragonCon last week. It’s a video interview, and in it, Chisam chats about how well things are going with Global Agenda since the two closed Betas. If this game has been on your radar, you should check out what Chisam […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round up: EQ bonus weekend, new EVE faction, Guild Wars I & II stuff

    The news this week in MMOs was a bit scarce, unless it was huge news that hit the front page – which a lot of it did. However, there were other things going on: a new faction for EVE Online, bonus goodies for EverQuest II, content changes for Guild Wars, and a few other things […]

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  • Ray Muzyka Vs VG247 Vs GamesCom

    BioWare and Mythic boss Ray Muzyka is a pleasure to interview. Undoubtedly one of the most professional and ambitious execs in the global games trade, Muzyka heads up some of the world’s biggest core games projects in Mass Effect, Warhammer Online, Dragon Age and upcoming MMO behemoth, Star Wars: The Old Republic. He consistently uses […]

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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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  • Mythic announces goodies for Warhammer Online one-year anniversary

    Mythic and Electronic Arts announced that there will be celebration activities for the one year  of Warhammer Online. Kicking off on August 31 and going through the month of September, there will be weekend-only scenarios, a month long 20 percent experience and renown bonus, special in-game items for all players, veteran rewards, and The Wild […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Conan at PAX, LOTRO gets new jewelry, WoW expansion leaks

    Loads of stuff happened this week with MMOs. Bethesda laughed off an Elder Scrolls MMO, APB started the Beta application process, Aion released pretty trailers, Star Wars will be playable at GamesCom and all other sorts of interesting things happened. What we didn’t tell you about was that Lord of the Rings Online got some […]

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Mythic Latest

  • Daemon Moon event for Warhammer Online celebrates Halloween

    Mythic has announced that Warhammer Online will host a special live event, Daemon Moon Rising, for a limited time during the 2009 Halloween season. Daemon Moon Rising, will run in-game from October 23 through November 2 and will feature the Daemon Mask event quest, a new Daemonball Rally Public Quest, a special RvR scenario, and […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Fallen Earth

    It’s that time of the week again, kiddos. Time for the MMO news round-up for the week. Unfortunately, this week the pickings were slightly slim. We blame TGS. However, past the break there is news concerning the artbook for Guild Wars 2, a massive update to Bounty Bay Online, a round-up of news concerning the […]

  • 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 […]

  • GDC Austin: Mythic admits mistakes with Warhammer Online

    During his keynote at GDC Austin, Warhammer Online executive producer Jeff Hickman spoke to attendees about three of the major mistakes Mythic made with the MMO. These mistakes being challenging play, the lack of economy, and the fact that the game was so easy that social tools were made irrelevant. “There’s a big difference between […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up, September 12: Star Wars has zombies, The Secret World’s not so secret anymore

    Massively had a chat with Stew Chisam, VP of game operations at Hi-Rez Studios, during DragonCon last week. It’s a video interview, and in it, Chisam chats about how well things are going with Global Agenda since the two closed Betas. If this game has been on your radar, you should check out what Chisam […]

  • Weekly MMO news round up: EQ bonus weekend, new EVE faction, Guild Wars I & II stuff

    The news this week in MMOs was a bit scarce, unless it was huge news that hit the front page – which a lot of it did. However, there were other things going on: a new faction for EVE Online, bonus goodies for EverQuest II, content changes for Guild Wars, and a few other things […]

  • Ray Muzyka Vs VG247 Vs GamesCom

    BioWare and Mythic boss Ray Muzyka is a pleasure to interview. Undoubtedly one of the most professional and ambitious execs in the global games trade, Muzyka heads up some of the world’s biggest core games projects in Mass Effect, Warhammer Online, Dragon Age and upcoming MMO behemoth, Star Wars: The Old Republic. He consistently uses […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mythic announces goodies for Warhammer Online one-year anniversary

    Mythic and Electronic Arts announced that there will be celebration activities for the one year  of Warhammer Online. Kicking off on August 31 and going through the month of September, there will be weekend-only scenarios, a month long 20 percent experience and renown bonus, special in-game items for all players, veteran rewards, and The Wild […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Conan at PAX, LOTRO gets new jewelry, WoW expansion leaks

    Loads of stuff happened this week with MMOs. Bethesda laughed off an Elder Scrolls MMO, APB started the Beta application process, Aion released pretty trailers, Star Wars will be playable at GamesCom and all other sorts of interesting things happened. What we didn’t tell you about was that Lord of the Rings Online got some […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Apple prepares for WAR with Mac version and Beta arriving soon

    Mythic has announced that Mac users will soon be able to play Warhammer Online with the PC users this fall. The Beta of the Mac version of Warhammer Online will allow current players to download a client to their Mac computers and play with their live game accounts. Players who do not have an existing […]

  • Warhammer Online’s next live event titled The Wild Hunt

    Warhammer Online producer Jeff Skalski has revealed that the next in-game Live Event will be called The Wild Hunt. It is slated for release around the time of the game’s first birthday in September and will be part of patch 1.3.1 which contains updates and streamlining to the Realm vs Realm play. War’s latest patch […]

  • Zeschuk on BioWare and Mythic – “We’re not merged at all”

    BioWare co-head Greg Zeschuk has told Eurogamer that BioWare and Mythic are still two different entities, despite being pulled together into one EA group under Ray Muzyka’s leadership. “There absolutely is still BioWare and Mythic, we’re not merged at all,” he said, speaking in London last week. “That’s kind of how it all works. Ray […]

  • 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, […]

  • Muzyka talks about the reorganization of BioWare and Mythic at EA

    BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has said that the reorganization at EA, putting him in partial charge of the newly formed MMO/RPRG group, has nothing to do with putting one studio above the other. Instead, it’s about combining forces to make things more efficient. “Structurally, each of the organizations remains intact. They’re working on the same […]

  • Mark Jacobs bids adieu to fans and Mythic

    Mark Jacobs has written a farewell of sorts to fans and former colleagues via his blog, Games are a Niche Market. The former head of Mythic explains his departure and talks a bit about the changes at the company he co-founded with Rob Denton. “Early in May, Electronic Arts let me know that they wanted […]

  • WAR’s Jeff Hickman assures that changes to management are nothing to fear

    Warhammer Online producer Jeff Hickman has stated that changes to Mythic management are nothing to worry about and the ‘show must go on’. The verbal hand-holding comes on the heels of Mark Jacobs’ departure along with the merging with BioWare. However, despite the changes, Hickman assures WAR players that the game will continue to progress, […]

  • Mythic – “There are no plans to change the studio names,” says EA

    The director of public relations at Electronic Arts has stated that despite the restructuring going on at the company, Mythic will retain its identity. “There are no plans to change the studio names,” Tammy Schachter told Gamasutra. “The Mythic team is working on ongoing live support for Warhammer Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Ultima […]

  • Mythic staffers “shocked” at Jacobs’ departure

    Mythic staff are apparently reeling from the news that company boss Mark Jacobs has left the building. “People are shocked and in disbelief about Mark leaving,” a former employee told Massively. “But they’re also excited to be working with BioWare. I can’t even fathom Mark leaving a company he loved so much, it was his […]

  • 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.

  • Warhammer’s Land of the Dead patch up for pre-download

    Warhammer Online players eager to get a quick start on the upcoming Land of the Dead update can pre-download patch 1.3. If you do, come June 16 you won’t have to wait as long for the update to finish. Right now it’s US and Oceanic only, but GOA (France Telecom) will release one for Europe […]

  • Mythic to cull career balancing in upcoming Warhammer patch

    Planned career changes for Warhammer Online will not be included in patch 1.3, producer Adam Gershowitz has confirmed. Some of the proposed balancing changes have proven a little controversial, so Mythic will instead focus on the Land of the Dead zone. Apparently, there was an outcry in the community over changes specifically aimed at stat […]

  • 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. […]

  • Land of the Dead screens released for Warhammer Online

    New shots of the upcoming Land of the Dead expansion for Warhammer Online popped up on Eurogamer this morning. There are 30 posted, and each depict a very Egyptian-like setting. Actually it would be considered Egypt if you could ride scary looking boar mounts and you were an orc. Somehow we don’t think Semerkhet or […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Fallen Earth gets screened, CrimeCraft enters beta, Ultima needs testers

    Leading up to E3, there is not a megaton of news with anything, let alone MMOs. The week was basically all about screens, delving into crafting systems and character sheets, and general stuff that you can view on any online game’s website. It’s called pre-E3 malaise, and today it’s pretty thick. However, we have dug […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mythic announces closed beta sign-ups for Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss

    Mythic announced today that it’s accepting applications for the Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss closed beta test. Beta testers will have the chance to experience the playable Gargoyle race before anyone else, and is set to begin later this month. You must be a current Ultima Online subscriber and your computer system specs, previous testing experience, […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: WoW on iPhone, Spellborn launches, MMO birthdays

    Loads of goings on in the world of MMOs, as usual. Let us make sense of it for you. This week was filled with birthday celebrations for four different MMOs: Lineage II, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Guild Wars. Good job guys. Other stuff happened too ya know, and it’s all broken down for you […]