Thrones vs Sith

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On to the news: BioWare Creative Director James Ohlen mentioned that Star Wars: The Old Republic could have been a Game of Thrones MMO had LucasArts not given the developer the rights to the Star Wars license. Even though Mike B loves the GoT IP, Fony responded with a flat “No” when asked if he’d rather have seen a Thrones game over a Star Wars game. When playing the game of IP thrones, you win or you die. Looks like Thrones lost its head early in this contest.

Speaking of losing its head: does CCP — the makers of EVE Online — have a screw loose? Its next big project, DUST 514, begins its beta testing on Playstation 3 exclusively. Our panel questions the sanity of the Iceland-based MMO developer. How are people going to know about this game? The current CCP game focuses on PC gamers that like “spreedsheet” space games. If they don’t put out television commercials for DUST 514 — a FPS MMO, mind you — the only real pool of testers is from the existing 300K-ish players. Oh! And they would also have to like shooters and own a PS3. Even when making a generous estimate of 100k people being interested in this game, our panel wonders if that is enough to build on.

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  • http://twitter.com/Broadcastorm Vladislav Perge

    CCP released beta to EVE subbers because they are easiest to get to and they can provide feedback to CCP more than console player. It is more of EVE in FPS world than your average shooter. Also, being free to play (with initial purchase) will attract a lot people when they realize what the game is all about, and it is not about leaderboards and headshots. They want PS3 players that have a mind of EVE player (intelligent and patient, not excel expert) ;)

    They will expand their beta to PS+ but the beta did not start at all yet, so there is time. February is targeted month for start. How do I know that? I run some fan-blog exploring all things Dust514 :)

  • http://twitter.com/Broadcastorm Vladislav Perge

    CCP released beta to EVE subbers because they are easiest to get to and they can provide feedback to CCP more than console player. It is more of EVE in FPS world than your average shooter. Also, being free to play (with initial purchase) will attract a lot people when they realize what the game is all about, and it is not about leaderboards and headshots. They want PS3 players that have a mind of EVE player (intelligent and patient, not excel expert) ;)

    They will expand their beta to PS+ but the beta did not start at all yet, so there is time. February is targeted month for start. How do I know that? I run some fan-blog exploring all things Dust514 :)

  • darkpriestx

    what is game of thrones?…..lol

  • Anonymous

    what is game of thrones?…..lol

  • Archistratege

    Couldn’t help but notice something wierd in the PlanetSide 2 vid:

    ‘camera zooms in on crotch of Terran, narrator says; “Well equipped”

    ‘camera zooms in on crotch of New Conglomerate. narrator says: “Mining Equipment’

    ‘camera zooms in on crotch of Vanu Sovereignty, narrator says: “Weapons of War”

    I kind of feel they did it on purpose.   

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t help but notice something wierd in the PlanetSide 2 vid:

    ‘camera zooms in on crotch of Terran, narrator says; “Well equipped”

    ‘camera zooms in on crotch of New Conglomerate. narrator says: “Mining Equipment’

    ‘camera zooms in on crotch of Vanu Sovereignty, narrator says: “Weapons of War”

    I kind of feel they did it on purpose.   

  • Frozenkex

    Game of Thrones MMO set during time before The Wall was built and there were dragons wouldve been  really cool.

  • Anonymous

    Game of Thrones MMO set during time before The Wall was built and there were dragons wouldve been  really cool.

  • Abjorx

    Ganon the first beta only inviting EVE is for NDA control

  • Anonymous

    Ganon the first beta only inviting EVE is for NDA control

  • Abjorx

  • Anonymous

    Yeah the only EVE players for now is mostly for NDA control as people risk losing their accounts

  • Abjorx

    Yeah the only EVE players deal is more of a NDA protection thing as they run the risk of losing their accounts.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah the only EVE players deal is more of a NDA protection thing as they run the risk of losing their accounts.

  • Abjorx

    oops had some trouble with creating a posting account

  • Anonymous

    oops had some trouble with creating a posting account

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Chan/100002542658587 Michelle Chan

    I can’t wait until all the fanboys of the new HBO take on ice and fire get to books 4 and 5 see how god awful that series became.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Chan/100002542658587 Michelle Chan

    I can’t wait until all the fanboys of the new HBO take on ice and fire get to books 4 and 5 see how god awful that series became.

  • Guest

    Where did the episode numbers go?   Those were useful!   Sometimes I can’t listen for weeks and when I need to catch up the numbers are easier to track than dates.   Please bring them back.

  • Richard S

    Where did the episode numbers go?   Those were useful!   Sometimes I can’t listen for weeks and when I need to catch up the numbers are easier to track than dates.   Please bring them back.

  • Revanhavoc

    Really high level discussion about the MMO industry – great episode. I left my frying pan on my head the whole time, to protect my thoughts just in case “the Man” was watching me…

  • Anonymous

    Really high level discussion about the MMO industry – great episode. I left my frying pan on my head the whole time, to protect my thoughts just in case “the Man” was watching me…

  • http://twitter.com/FeriIuce Meh..not really, no

    While I dont get why Dust is a ps3 exclusive in any way at all. The beta isn’t actually limited to eve subs only. Eve subs just have the chance to get into the beta first. It’ll open up to everyone a bit later.

  • http://twitter.com/FeriIuce Meh..not really, no

    While I dont get why Dust is a ps3 exclusive in any way at all. The beta isn’t actually limited to eve subs only. Eve subs just have the chance to get into the beta first. It’ll open up to everyone a bit later.