17 January 2008
| | LHStaff
So, seeing as how we got so many requests for Mike’s Mythos invites a few days ago. We decided that it would be a good idea to give mine away as well. I had a few real life buddies who were thinking about playing but they can’t seem to make up their minds, so now you guys get em instead! Hurrah!
Now for those who know next to nothing about the game; Mythos is a Diablo 2-esque MMORPG that features multiple classes, races, and vast amounts of loot. Seriously the game is almost exactly like Diablo 2 but with a different story. A very very good thing, in my opinion. I absolutely love the game. You can check out my preview here, or Mike’s first look here.
Contest outline: The contest will be a random name drawing based on your name as listed in the comments. When the contest ends, I will, personally, throw everybody’s name into a hat (bowler, in case you were wondering what kind) and draw two (2) of them. The winner’s will be announced at that time and have their invites sent off via the email provided to our comments section. MAKE SURE YOU USE A REAL EMAIL ADDRESS.
- You can only submit once (we can check IPs, email addresses, etc. do not attempt to cheat over a lousy freebie Mythos invite)
- Let us know why you want a Mythos invite inside your comment. (No explanation means no chance of winning sorry)
- Use a valid email address.
- There is no cash reward, and you cannot sell this invite.
- Contest ends Monday, January 21st at 10:00 am PST. Good luck!
I have read the Mythos website and could not find anything barring people from overseas from getting an invite so feel free to enter if you are from another country. Just make sure you can speak English as we have to be able to read your explanation.
10 January 2008
| | LHStaff
With a new year coming upon us we have the incredible opportunity to experience new MMORPGs. It was the same last year, as we were all antipating the releases of Tabula Rasa, Lord of the Rings Online, Vanguard Saga of Heroes, and Warhammer Online (still). This year we have a bunch more titles coming, and there is quite the selection. So, without further ado, I bring you the expected MMORPGs of 2008 listed with the most up-to-date release dates that I could find. Everything here is chronologically organized as best as possible. Enjoy:
Awesome right? Here we have our basic look at the MMORPGs that are roughly scheduled to be released this year. Obviously some of these dates are more concrete, like Pirates of the Burning Sea which is on schedule to meet it’s 1/22/08 date. Other’s like Warhammer Online have a possibility of being pushed back a few months, and even then some like Stargate Worlds will probably not get released this year at all. Just a hunch.
Also worth noting is that although there are a few triple-A titles, like Warhammer Online and Chronicles of Spellborn, this year also has it’s fair share of shovelware. Prepare to see more and more titles like Zu Online, and Wonderland Online hit the digital domain this year.
Every date, prediction, and event scheduled here at MMOCrunch is, as always, subject to change via the developers whimsies and timing ethics. Thanks for reading. :)
P.S. Also don’t forget to welcome Andrew, our newest Crunch writer here at, well, MMOCrunch. His first post can be found just below.
8 January 2008
| | LHStaff
Coming off a fantastic first two months, we at MMOCrunch are looking towards the future. We are currently looking to add an additional 1- 2 writers to our staff in order to keep the site constantly fresh with new content and opinions. The ideal candidate would be expected to post at least 3-4 times per week, be an avid MMO gamer and have some past writing experience either online or else where. This is a volunteer to paid position, more details will be provided to any writers that are interested.
If you would like to join our staff please email me at admin [at] mmocrunch [dot] com.
31 December 2007
| | LHStaff
Wired.com had an article about a new nasal spray a few days go that is currently being tested on monkeys that supposedly can keep you awake up to 36 hrs. Although thats nothing new, the big breakthrough here is two fold. One, there were no recorded side effects experienced by the monkeys. Two and more importantly it keeps you alert and calm, the monkeys didn’t experience any hyper activity or gitters like caffeine or sugar give you.
Although it’s a few years away before it becomes available, it’s interesting to see how this could have a huge affect on gamers. You’ve already heard about gamers playing 30-40 hrs marathon sessions, some even dying afterwards, but what if these gamers could play for 40 hrs and feel 100%? You might soon be hearing about 100 hrs gaming sessions. Scary thought.