CCP made their announcement at GDC Europe: it’s Dust 514, the EVE Universe massive first-person shooter. Sounds neat, but I don’t own a console that’d run it.
Funcom announced the AOC expansion: Rise of the Godslayer, which sounds about as un-Conanesque as it’s possible to sound. My thoughts are mixed: no new classes, no level cap boost, one new race and an empasis on mid to high level content. This makes it sound kind of lean to me, if this is intended to be a retail expansion.
Word out of the Champions Online “Open” Beta, which I’m not in because I didn’t pay to get in, is not at all positive. “City of Heroes II, but shitty” seems to be the consensus.
Turbine is offering free time to lapsed LotRO subscribers again, which they seem to do every month or two. I think this is actually a cool practice. I’m patching the thing now; it’s anybody’s guess whether or not I’ll have time to play it. Last time I was left with a much more positive imnpression than I’d had the first couple of times.
Vaktor hit 75 last night. That’s one level a day in the last three. But I don’t think I can keep up this pace. Five to go.