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Da Newz – June 26

June 26, 2008

Story of the Week: Richard Bartle’s WAR=WoW Remark

  • The rule of the blogosphere is that if there isn’t enough real news going on, we’ll make it up ourselves. Richard Bartle, crown prince of MUDs, was quoted in an interview effectively saying that Warhammer and Warcraft were the same game. This ignited a firestorm of nerdrage, dozens of posts, and (surprisingly) dozens of replies from Bartle himself.

Beta Ticker:

  • 743,603
  • +14,757 from last week

Quotes of the Week:

  • “I’ve already played Warhammer. It was called World of Warcraft.” ~ Richard Bartle
  • “It’s fantasy with all the crap bits taken out.” ~ Paul Barnett
  • “If a developer’s confidence equated directly to the excellence of a video game, then Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning would easily be one of the best MMOs ever made.” ~ IGN
  • “[Age of Conan’s launch] showed us that it’s very important that you be as polished and complete when you launch your game.” ~ Jeff Hickman

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6 comments

  1. “Werit looks at Richard Bartle’s viewpoint with the whole “WAR is WoW” speech.”

    I know I have been busy, but not that busy :)


  2. Could you post pictures of relevant stuff along with each news entry you post? That wouldn’t take too much time would it? ;)

    Again, your research would make Encyclopedia Britannica proud.


  3. Hah, I bet you can’t wait until release… when this list grows by a factor of 10! :P

    You’ll have to do it daily… or at least bi-weekly to stay sane, hehe.


  4. I’m blogging after release? I thought I’d be free by then! YOU LIEEEEEEED!


  5. Don’t make me take away your bucket!


  6. Arg! I missed Da Newz this week. I was on work trip to a place far far away. I finally got caught up on news when the June newsletter came out arg busy!



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