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VirginWorlds MMORPG Podcast





Published: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 01:38:16 +0000

Last Build Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:27:20 +0000

Copyright: 2006
 



VirginWorlds Podcast #149

Sun, 07 Oct 2012 01:38:16 +0000

What’s this? A podcast from Brent and Darren? Yep. Enjoy.

Topics:
 - League of Legends Season 2 Championship and Season 3
 - City of Heroes Closing
http://www.savecoh.com/
I Want My City Back: http://tinyurl.com/wantmycityback
 - Guild Wars 2
 - Torchlight 2 vs. Diablo 3
 - Pardo Unleashed
 - SWTOR Woes and the Aftermath
 - Misc News
 - Outtakes


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/149-VWPodcast-10-6-12.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #148

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:18:07 +0000

Brent, Darren, Jonathan and Karen visit SOE Fan Faire 2011 in Las Vegas.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/148-VWPodcast-7-11-11.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #147

Mon, 17 May 2010 04:21:00 +0000

Brent returns with support from Darren for a podcast ... a year later.  Sounds pretty much the same.

Topics include:

- Intro
- Age of Conan
- Dungeons and Dragons Online
- EverQuest II
- Guild Wars 2
- Sword of the New World 2
- Eve Online
- Warhammer Online
- Moonlight Online
- Mortal Online
- Planetside
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Super Hero Squad Online
- Warhammer 40K MMO
- What We're Playing
- Outro


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/147-VWPodcast-5-16-10.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #146

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 04:39:00 +0000

Darren rolls out the MMO news for the week, like a boss.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/146-VWPodcast-6-30-09.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #145

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 03:45:00 +0000

Darren takes the reins again on the news!


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/145-VWPodcast-6-21-09.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #144

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:23:00 +0000

... Darren executes an overthrow and does the news ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/144-VWPodcast-6-16-09.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #143

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 01:35:00 +0000

Thanks to the new supporters:

Ben  - VirginWorlds Member
Dajuroka - EQ-IQ Sponsor
brinelan - A View from the Top Sponsor
Wolfenhex - Through the Aftermath Sponsor
tpajeek - Through the Aftermath Sponsor
revren - Through the Aftermath Sponsor
morphisat - VirginWorlds Supporter
Paradiso - Limited Edition and Van Hemlock Podcast Sponsor
Aximand - Limited Edition Sponsor
Akely - VirginWorlds Elite Member

Topics:
City of Heroes - Missions Architect
Love - http://www.quelsolaar.com
Gene Yoon Leaving Linden Labs
StarGate Worlds still going
Apocrypha's impact on Eve Online
Fallen Earth Rated M
Indie MMO gives to charity
WoW: The9 Is out
Bethesda to Sue Interplay
Paragon Studios
NetDevil: MMOs on a Shoestring
Realtime Worlds attracts talent


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/143-VWPodcast-4-18-09.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #142 - GDC 2009

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 14:55:00 +0000

Finally, the audio portion of GDC 2009 coverage from your intrepid (but slow producing) podcast team: Brent and Darren. This one is rather dense.  Enjoy.

Line Up:

- Intro with Shawn from Massively
- Worlds in Motion Kick off from Raph Koster
- Habbo Hotel Games Mechanics in a Social World
- MMO Metrics from Daniel James at Three Rings
- Wizard 101 with Kings Isle Entertainment
- File Catalyst data transfer
- NetDog MMO Server Technology
- Player Retention in Game Design with SOE
- Directed Gameplay in WOW with Jeff Kaplan
- Attributes of Game Designers with Gordon Walton from Bioware


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/142-VWPodcast-4-6-09.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #141 - Pirates of the Burning Sea

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:27:00 +0000

Russell Williams, CEO of FLying Labs, joins our esteemed guest host, Urban Mongral, for a conversation on the first year of Pirates of the Burning Sea and what the future holds.  Enjoy.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/141-VWPodcast-3-16-09.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #140

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 01:46:00 +0000

Topics:

Roper Defends Warhammer

Jumpgate and Champions on the doorstep

Aussies are baffled by MMORPGs

Aion is getting localized

Re-branding Free to Play?

Star Trek Online, the hardcore questions

Vanguard vs. EQ2

Fallen Earth update


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/140-VWPodcast-2-22-09.mp3?dest-id=14735







VirginWorlds Podcast #138

Sun, 08 Feb 2009 23:55:00 +0000

First show in some time and to get back in the swing, Brent talks about Turbine, Mythic, SOE, the Chinese and then he rants a little about people who say stuff is broken.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/138-VWPodcast-2-8-09.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #137

Sun, 04 Jan 2009 05:32:00 +0000

VirginWorlds Podcast features the Monday night MMO static party chatting about its 2009 gaming resolutions, while they slay orcs in LotRO.  Enjoy.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/137-VWPodcast-12-28-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #136

Mon, 22 Dec 2008 06:14:00 +0000

Lots of new items in show 136.
Guest host Darren from CommonSenseGamer.com.
Not much for show notes.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/136-VWPodcast-12-21-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #135.3

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:07:00 +0000

The podcast that refused to be made is now in your hands/ears/iPod/etc.
After the fires spawned by two completely failed attempts due to technical issues were quenched, the team is a little bit punchy, but nevertheless, the show is completed.  Yes, it is a bit rougher than normal, and it's direction is in question, but the attendees are "those guys".  Enjoy something a bit different this time around.  (Wondering where 135.2 is? Probably cached in a router log somewhere between Minneapolis, Boston, Madison, Ottawa and St George.)


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/135.3-VWPodcast-12-12-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #135.1

Mon, 08 Dec 2008 03:00:00 +0000

Step 1: Record a nice podcast that you're really happy with.
Step 2: Save the audio file.
Step 3: Open podcast in audio editor.
Step 4: Have an issue with one of the audio processing plug-ins that seems to clear out the audio.
Step 5: Recognize this issue, as it has happened before and decide to re-start audio editor.
Step 6: When asked if you'd like to save the now empty MP3 over the old one, click "yes".
Step 7: Curse vigorously and hang head in shame.
Step 8: Record a brief "I'm an idiot podcast as punishment."


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/135.1-VWPodcast-12-7-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #134.3

Sat, 22 Nov 2008 23:13:00 +0000

-  Brent expresses his disgust with NCsoft
-  EVE expands and plans another
-  City building MMO, Cities XL comes onto the radar


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/134.3-VWPodcast-11-22-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #134.2

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 03:31:00 +0000

In the 'dot-two' release of 134 Brent covers some recent WoW and WAR news and an email from The Combobulater Podcast.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/134.2-VWPodcast-11-19-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #134.1

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:59:00 +0000

Brent talks for 11 minutes ... more to come.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/134.1-VWPodcast-11-18-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #133 - Star Wars: The Old Republic

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 05:29:00 +0000

The VirginWorlds podcast breaks from form once again to tackle every known detail about Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.  Enjoy.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/133-VWPodcast-11-2-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #132

Sun, 19 Oct 2008 23:36:00 +0000

As presented by Robotic Brent.--- Podcast 132 This is VirginWorlds Podcast #132 for October 19th, 2008.  I am your host, Robotic Brent, and this is the Massively Multiplayer Gaming news for the past week. --- First, you are probably saying, "Hey, that's not Brent, that's a robot voice."  You are correct.  Brent seems to have contracted a deadly throat slaying ailment on his recent trip to London, and while he doesn't sound all that bad, he can barely get two words out without coughing up a lung, and so, instead you have me, Robotic Brent.  Interesting isn't it that I have nearly as much emotion in my delivery as Brent does. Ha Ha Ha. Yes, Brent flew into the UK this past week for work.  And aside from enjoying Boddingtons Pub Ale on tap and close to its home, he sampled very little of London or the surrounding area.  It was one of those in and out work trips and he didn't get a chance to get away and meet any of the UK podcast crew.  Brent sucks.  He was particularly taken aback by that whole, left side of the road thing.  Sure, seems obvious, but when he climbed into the taxi at the airport, it was strange seeing the steering wheel on the other side, and he had to admit, every car trip was a white knuckle adventure because it seemed like every turn would surely result in death and destruction.  Somehow, he made it.  Also of note, not every woman that sounds like Elizabeth Hurley, looks like Elizabeth Hurley.  This was a horrible horrible realization that may take many months to recover from.  All in all, it looks pretty much like home, aside from that whole left-side-of-the-road thing and the peculiar controls on his hotel room shower, which took quite a while to figure out. At the top of the show, not much else to say.  No new podcasts have joined the Collective this week, though there is one in the hopper that Brent needs to add.  He needs to work harder.  But I'll give him a break. He isn't a robot, like me, after all.  My ability to process new data is far superior to his, he is but a one hundred and sixty pound bag of water, while I am a fine tuned machine. Also, no new VirginWorlds supporters have been added this week.  We are still hovering just under the mark for goal #2. And now, here is the M M O news for the week. Adventure Quest Worlds. Artix Entertainment, creators of online, browser-based, role-playing games written for Macromedia Flash, today announced the release of AdventureQuest Worlds, its first 100% browser-based MMORPG.  You may remember that Brent intereviewed the crew from Artix a few months ago, and they talked at length about their single player browser based games ... and they hinted at a possible MMO in the works.  It has now arrived.  The crew at Artix uses Flash to build eye catching battle-centric titles. Their previous work includes the Free to play titles, Adventure Quest, Mech Quest and Dragon Fable, which have had over sixty million players over the past 5 years.   Now they have announced Adventure Quest Worlds, an MMO based on their most popular title, Adventure Quest.  Daniel Vasile, Business Development Manager of Artix Entertainment said: “Our Beta testers’ positive responses indicate our move into MMOs was the right decision.  We’re especially excited that AdventureQuest Worlds may be the first MMO developed by a small, family-owned game development studio.  Our project shows MMO developers and players worldwide that a sma[...]


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/132-VWPodcast-10-19-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




VirginWorlds Podcast #131

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 04:48:00 +0000

This week's subjects include:
  • Bioware and Lucas are about to come clean
  • IMGDC goes to Vegas
  • LotRO, now with Mines!
  • Mindfuse building a steampowered, unpronounceable game
  • Metaplace in beta
  • Terminator MMO
  • Turbine social networking
  • WoW: Blizzard has mastered the mute button
  • Garriott offends Brent's sensibilities
  • Listener mail

  • Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/131-VWPodcast-10-12-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #130

    Sun, 05 Oct 2008 21:03:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds Podcast 130 is full of MMORPG news... first non-conference show in some time. Here are the topics:

  • New Podcasts
  • New supporters
  • Archlord grows larger
  • Blizzard pay-per-view
  • Fallen Earth is 'content complete'
  • Combat Arms
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea
  • SOE putting all MMOs on consoles. Everquest 3?
  • Spellborn is real
  • Stargate Worlds is real
  • Star Wars Galaxies mobility
  • Lars Koschin, President and CEO of Gameforge/ Ikarium
  • RF Online leaving the west
  • WAR sells
  • The Pain Vests
  • Top 20 Game Publishers
  • Listener Mail
  • What I'm Playing

  • Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/130-VWPodcast-10-5-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #129

    Mon, 22 Sep 2008 00:24:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds coverage of Austin Game Developers Conference 2008.  Darren and Brent are on hand in Austin to cover the goings on at this year's conference.

    Show schedule:
    Intro: 0:00
    K2 Networks/Gamers First: 3:59
    Crisp Thinking: 11:55
    Leigh Alexander: 22:01
    Vasco: 37:06
    Icarus Studios: 48:08
    Terremark Worldwide: 52:14
    Cuppy: 57:38
    Outro:  1:04:33

    This concludes the recorded content from Austin GDC, but there's still more to come.  We have stuff stored in our heads too.  That will coming purged and backed up in podcast format next.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/129-VWPodcast-9-21-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Video Podcast - Austin GDC 2008 - Part 2

    Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:35:00 +0000

    More silly video from the crew at Austin Game Developers Conference 2008. Audio podcast(s) will follow of course, but here is the "top-quality-video" shot by Darren and Brent on the final day of Austin GDC 2008. Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/129-AustinGDC-2008-Part2.m4v?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Video Podcast - Austin GDC 2008 - Part 1

    Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:31:00 +0000

    The VirginWorlds crew went to Texas for the 2008 Game Developers Conference and aside from recording audio, did some video just for fun.  Darren's camera takes some passable video when he's not waving it around it fast, and we figured it might be nice to see a little of what we're up to behind the scenes. We have a ton of audio and interesting notes collected for some upcoming audio podcasts, but for the moment, here's a few shots of our ugly mugs. Be horrified.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/129-AustinGDC-2008-Part1.m4v?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #128

    Tue, 19 Aug 2008 02:04:00 +0000

    ....and part two from SOE Fan Faire 2008.  It's a mini-cast-wrap-up show on some of our thoughts and experiences from Day 2 of the festival.  Once again, Jonathan joins Brent as they report from Las Vegas.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/128-VWPodcast-8-17-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #127

    Sat, 16 Aug 2008 09:55:00 +0000

    The VirginWorlds crew attends SOE Fan Faire 2008 and here is the Day 1 report.  Lots of love for The Agency, DC Universe Online, and yes, even Free Realms.

    Check out the Day 1 Pictures here.

    Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/127-VWPodcast-7-16-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #126

    Mon, 04 Aug 2008 04:41:00 +0000

    Topics this week:

    - Does Brent deserve a break?
    - Blackstar's status: precarious
    - Blade & Soul, NC Soft learns kung fu
    - Darkfall waffles
    - DNA, just what our outer space overlords ordered
    - Wrath of Lich King to arrive in 2008
    - Saga of Ryzom is reborn
    - Star Trek Online is for real
    - Listener Mail on Runescape DH
    - What I'm Playing


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/126-VWPodcast-8-3-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #125

    Thu, 24 Jul 2008 08:20:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds Podcast #125 covers some of the E3 news that appeared on the scene such as SOE's new Star Wars card game, Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic MMO and many non-Star Wars-related topics as well.  Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/125-VWPodcast-7-23-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #124

    Wed, 16 Jul 2008 05:11:00 +0000

    Was supposed to be a mini-cast.  Oh well.

    - Age of Conan
    - VivenActiBlizzarddiVision
    - Face of Mankind
    - GoonWorld
    - Warhammer Online
    - World of Warcraft
    - Flagship
    - Lively
    - More KOTOR
    - Runescape HD
    - DC Universe
    - Voicemails from Ron and Hoss


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/124-VWPodcast-7-15-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #123

    Mon, 14 Jul 2008 05:10:00 +0000

    Very Brief Show.  More to come.  Mini-cast week begins again.  (Woot.)


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/123-VWPodcast-7-13-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #122

    Mon, 30 Jun 2008 02:44:00 +0000

    The News: - Project Top Secret has a winner - Blizzard tokenizes you - Habbo Empire - WTF. Don't tailgate me. - SOE Fan Faire - Silkroad slays 7+ million - Top 10 Free to Play MMOs - Guild Wars 2 FAQ The Mail: - Matt corrects me - Nathaniel pleas for FFA PvP - Gio makes me give Uwe Boll credit - Jmo hits the nail on the head - Fred gets more Mac info than he anticipated - Kassandra wonders which game is the biggest - Els hits me with a shotgun blast of topics - Alvin's harddrive suffers - Celebrity Mobhunter on the scene - Blake reminds me, UO did that too. Podcast 122's Song Selections [0:04:40] Auto Assault - Azure Torment [0:06:38] Helmet - Wilma's Rainbow [0:07:56] Meshuggah - Obzen [0:09:21] Extreme - Cupid's Dead [0:10:36] Spineshank - Forgotton [0:12:41] Slaughter - Fly to the Angels [0:18:00] Filter - The Wake [0:21:57] The Church - Louisiana [0:23:00] Burn Season - Carry On [0:29:11] Institute - Bullet Proof Skin [0:34:46] Nas - My War (unreleased) [0:38:34] Eminem - Mockingbird [0:47:32] The Exies - Ugly [0:52:08] Breaking Benjamin - Topless [0:57:10] Zero Seven - In the Waiting Line [0:59:28] Warrant - Where the Down Boys Go [1:01:46] Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon [1:02:56] Limp Bizkit - Creamer [1:03:58] Conjure One - Make A Wish Plenty of people have asked me to do this sort of listing. I admit it is rather slick, but it's a ton of labor pulling this together which means it might not happen again. :) [...]


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/122-VWPodcast-6-28-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #121

    Thu, 26 Jun 2008 05:41:00 +0000

    Random chatter about Age of Conan, The Agency, EverQuest II, Concerto Gate and Saga of Ryzom (gasp).


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/121-VWPodcast-6-23-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #120

    Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:22:00 +0000

    Brent struggles through his Windows to Mac audio transition once again, but still delivers a short podcast packed with various tidbits from the MMORPG world.

    - Harry Potter MMO in the works?
    - Should MMORPGs and Virtual Worlds collide?
    - What is a Concerto Gate?
    - The Agency promises not to nickle-dime you.
    - Fallen Earth continues talking
    - Cryptic Studios is a big tease


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/120-VWPodcast-6-14-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #119

    Mon, 09 Jun 2008 04:05:00 +0000

    Topics:
        - Age of Conan (Breast reduction, box inflation)
        - EverQuest and EverQuest 2 (Living Legacy)
        - Tabula Rasa (Financial Flop)
        - Turbine (Financial Giants)
        - MMOs and Movies (Please, not Uwe)
        
        - Listener Mail
        - What I'm Playing
        - Wrap up.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/119-VWPodcast-6-8-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #118

    Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:44:00 +0000

    Topics for this week:
    - Collective News
    - Age of Conan - Sells fast, bans fast
    - Private Server - Your ticket to license plate design school
    - SOE - Smed pimps the future, Fan Faire registration opens
    - Eve Online - Next expansion date set
    - Neocron 2 - Needs new hard drives
    - Austin GDC - Speakers announced
    - Top 20 MMO Peeps - I didn't make the list
    - Grimwell's Perfect Manifesto
    - Vivox Interview with Monty Sharma
    - Patrick analyzes WoW's expansion cycle
    - Brent's news failure


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/118-VWPodcast-6-1-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #117

    Mon, 12 May 2008 05:50:00 +0000

    Show 117 discusses Age of Conan's nudity as well as its beta test, John Smedley's perspective on the MMO industry, Playboy's interest in virtual worlds, Spacetime's Blackstar, EVE Online's 5th year, Dofus's revamp and more.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/117-VWPodcast-5-12-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #116

    Sun, 11 May 2008 05:48:00 +0000

    This special interview show features the team from Artix Entertainment.   Artix is excelling in the online gaming space with three RPG games that more than 12 million people visit each month.  While not Massive in the classic sense, they are truly massive online games nonetheless.  Tune in to learn about their games, their philosophies and their unique sense of humor that keeps people coming back for more.

     - Adventure Quest
     - Dragon Fable
     - Mech Quest


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/116-VWPodcast-5-10-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #115

    Mon, 28 Apr 2008 05:29:00 +0000

    Massively Multiplayer News Topics:

    - Age of Conan preps for release
    - APB changes plans / Webzen is AWOL
    - The Agency has PvP too
    - Dofus goes mobile
    - Earthrise design notes
    - EverQuest II - The Shadow of Odyssey
    - KingsIsle arrived on the scene
    - Lineage II expands yet again
    - The MMO Blue Book (here)
    - A Wii MMO?
    - Brent rants
    - Listener Mail: Timecards and Collector's Editions


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/115-VWPodcast-4-27-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #114

    Mon, 21 Apr 2008 04:41:00 +0000

    Massively Multiplayer Gaming News for this week includes:

    - Salaries of US-based game developers
    - Pirates of the Burning Sea reduces server count
    - EVE Online client code is leaked and posted
    - MMO games didn't make the top 100 list in past 12 months
    - 4 MMOs that should have been great
    - Vanguard update 5
    - 5 Problems with WoW
    - SOE Fan Faire 2008


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/114-VWPodcast-4-20-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #113

    Thu, 10 Apr 2008 05:17:00 +0000

    Soon you'll be able to fill a harddrive with mini-casts.  Here's another short blast of MMO news.

    - CCP thinks virtual currency sellers are big meanies
    - Crime doesn't pay, but damned if it ain't attractive
    - CoHPodcast.com drops in a comment (visit them!)
    - Random words strung together regarding Warhammer 40K
    - MMOGChart data is sorta depressing


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/113-VWPodcast-4-9-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #112

    Wed, 09 Apr 2008 06:04:00 +0000

    Topics for today's mini-cast:

    - Games for Windows Magazine goes green
    - IGE led out to the Everglades and left as gator-bait
    - THQ claims World of Warcraft is so last year
    - RF Online hates Asia (and Maple Syrup)
    - Free-to-play game icons give each other backrubs


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/112-VWPodcast-4-8-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #111

    Tue, 08 Apr 2008 03:39:00 +0000

    The 2nd Mini-cast of the week has arrived right on schedule:

    - It's a really big fracking book, thanks Ethic!
    - 2 MMOs, 2 MMO Engines, 2 decades of dev - Zero results
    - "MMOs Killed the RPG-star"
    - Blizzard invented everything
    - Hey Rabbit, those MMOs are for kids!


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/111-VWPodcast-4-7-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #110

    Mon, 07 Apr 2008 04:32:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds goes mini once again as show #110 kicks off another week of mini-casts.  Why?  We're not telling.

    But as usual, Brent can't say anything briefly and this not-as-mini-as-it-was-supposed-to-be-cast turned into a slightly longer affair. 

    Topics:
    - Champions Online
    - Multiverse get voice and a corporate focus
    - Barbie > Thrall
    - Port that avatar!


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/110-VWPodcast-4-6-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #109

    Mon, 24 Mar 2008 01:20:00 +0000

    For the first time in many weeks, a regular old-school MMORPG news episode has arrived.  Here are the topics for this week:

    - IMGDC 2008
    - SOE Drama
    - Lord of the Rings Online Expansion
    - Shadowbane Reboots!
    - The Agency
    - Tom Clancy MMO

    New Members:
    robin - Addicted Gamer Sponsor & Elite Member
    revren - MMOG Nation Broadcast Sponsor
    haulboss - The Drone Bay Sponsor
    RigaMortis - The Drone Bay Sponsor
    ted - VirginWorlds Supporter
    rpgobjects - VirginWorlds Member
    Jaks - VirginWorlds Member
    citadelli - VirginWorlds Member
    Wolfenhex - VirginWorlds Member
    StErroneous - Warp Drive Active & Drone Bay Sponsor


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/109-VWPodcast-3-22-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #108

    Mon, 17 Mar 2008 05:37:00 +0000

    And now, the final segments from GDC 2008. You thought it would never end, but this is it. Tune in.

    - Vivox integrating with SOE
    - Multiverse making great strides
    - Exanimus is one creepy MMO
    - You want to hear about Spellborn!
    - Raph Koster inspires us all

    Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/108-VWPodcast-3-17-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #107

    Mon, 03 Mar 2008 05:56:00 +0000

    Show #107 contains still more material from GDC 2008!

    03:04 - CCP Interview [eve-online.com]
    14:37 - LiveGamer Interview [livegamer.com]

    Enjoy!


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/107-VWPodcast-3-3-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #106

    Mon, 25 Feb 2008 03:08:00 +0000

    Podcast #106 serves up Wednesday's coverage of GDC 2008.  Here is the line up in this podcast:

    00:01 - Intro
    01:06 - Meghan 'Patience' Rodberg, Lord of the Rings Online
    06:31 - Kate Paiz, Senior Producer, DDO
    12:53 - Brent's Recap of Jeffrey Steefel's Lecture
    23:01 - Scott Hartsman loves podcasts
    24:15 - Your PlayXpert questions answered by Charles Manning
    30:54 - Lee Hammock guides a Fallen Earth tour
    38:30 - Brent recaps NetDevil's MMO dev philosophies
    51:15 - Trina from GamingAngels says 'Hi'

    Enjoy, much more to come.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/106-VWPodcast-2-21-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #105

    Thu, 21 Feb 2008 07:36:00 +0000

    Day one of GDC 2008. All about Funcom's Age of Conan and a new kind of very massive game, Warbook.  Enjoy.  Much more to follow.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/105-VWPodcast-2-20-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #104

    Mon, 18 Feb 2008 04:14:00 +0000

    Brent and Darren slap together a quick, unstructured, informal show before packing up and leaving for GDC 2008.  These show notes are equally unstructured.  Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/104-VWPodcast-2-17-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #103

    Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:20:00 +0000

    In this mid-week technology feature, Brent talks with Charles Manning from PlayXpert about a technology billed as "The massively extendable, customizable in-game toolset that will change the way you game."  Cool technology and some exciting announcements as well.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/103-VWPodcast-2-13-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #102

    Mon, 11 Feb 2008 05:29:00 +0000

    New Podcasts
     - The Addicted Gamer
     - Face the Nation

    Topics
     - Bioware
     - FreeRealms
     - Myst Online
     - Nintendo
     - Sid Meier
     - Saga of Ryzom
     - RMT
     - Second Life
     - Plans for the upcoming weeks
     
    New Members
     - Psyik    
     - pitot65    - theaddictedgamer.com
     - whoaday    
     - jansaell - jan.saell.org


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/102-VWPodcast-2-10-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #101

    Tue, 05 Feb 2008 08:44:00 +0000

    Topics:
    Age of Conan
    The Agency
    Armada: Kingdoms
    Dungeons & Dragons Online
    Earthrise
    EVE Online
    EverQuest and EverQuest II
    Kingdom Under Fire
    Saga of Ryzom
    The Secret World
    Star Wars Galaxies
    World of Warcraft

    New Members!
    shaggykorean   
    Brad   
    mmotreasurehunt   
    Kapazo   
    wolfspelz   
    Alali   
    Patrick


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/101-VWPodcast-2-4-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #100

    Mon, 28 Jan 2008 06:22:00 +0000

    Clocking in at just under 3 hours in length, show 100 has finally arrived.  There are probably 30+ familiar voices on this show and you'll find plenty of raw commentary and information as well as more laughs than any other episode of the VirginWorlds Podcast.

    Special thanks to ALL of the contributors to this special 100th episode.  It has been a great run and there WILL be 100 more podcasts from VirginWorlds!

    Guests include:
    Brenden from Another Here
    Jonathan from TOGA
    Darren from TCSG and SUWT
    John from The Ancient Gaming Noob
    Dennis from Potshot
    Michael from MMOG Nation
    Craig from Voyages in Eternity
    Lauren from Mystic Worlds
    Aimee from the Official SOE Podcast
    Ethic from Kill Ten Rats
    William from Ramblings of a Bildo
    Yivvits & MrBubble from swgpodcast.com
    Shawn from GuildCast, TabulaCast and OMGRL
    Beau and Leala
    Scytale 2 from The MMOE Blog
    Adam from Witty Ranter
    Kami from Comutiny
    Patrick from Azeroth.fr
    ...and more...

    Have fun listening!


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/100-VWPodcast-1-27-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #99.5

    Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:06:00 +0000

    Oops, it isn't show 100 yet, but here's a good show where Brent covers some listener mail and a handful of other random topics.

    Enjoy and thanks for listening.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/099dot5-VWPodcast-1-20-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #99

    Sat, 05 Jan 2008 16:42:00 +0000

    Drawing ever closer to show 100.  Number 99 is a special show featuring the annual joining of forces by VirginWorlds (Brent and Brenden) and Massively Online Gamer (Ryan and Gary).  As you would expect we talk about MMOs, we cuss, we talk about non-MMOs, we make references to obscure pop culture, we talk about console games, we carpet bomb the podcast with f-bombs, and we spend some time making fun of each other.  Not your typical VirginWorlds Podcast, but that is what makes it fun.  If you're adverse to intense language, stray away.  If you're a fan of both shows, you won't want to miss it.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/099-VWPodcast-1-5-08.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #98

    Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:36:00 +0000

    Podcast 98, the final podcast of 2007 features Brent, Darren from Shut Up We're Talking and Common Sense Gamer, Shawn from GuildCast, TabulaCast and OMG Real Life and Michael from MMOGNation.  Join these familiar voices as they talk about the highs and lows of 2007, the game mechanics they want to see killed, the trends in MMO gaming and a listing of the MMO industry heroes of 2007.  Have a happy new year!


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/098-VWPodcast-12-31-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #97

    Sat, 29 Dec 2007 00:35:00 +0000

    Finally, the podcast that struggled through the holiday week has been completed, and it is a big one.  Darren from Common Sense Gamer and Shut Up We're Talking joins Brent for a lengthy rundown of the MMO news over the past couple of weeks.

    Topics include:
    - Blizzard's new MMO project
    - Cryptic Studios
    - Darkeden
    - Sony Online Entertainment news
    - Linden Labs
    - MMORPG.com's Reader's Choice Awards
    - MMOG Data
    - Might and Magic MMO
    - Warhammer Online
    - The Word of the Year
    - The Gnomies
    - Listener Mail
    - What We're Playing

    New Equipment Sponsor: Johnedw2

    New Elite Members:
    - Saylah from Mystic Worlds
    - LadyBhaal
    - Blue15

    New Supporters:
    - Sheldrake
    - Blacktop

    New Member:
    - asakawa


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/097-VWPodcast-12-27-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #96

    Mon, 10 Dec 2007 03:38:00 +0000

    Topics this Week:
  • Activision & Blizzard
  • Entropia Universe
  • Phantasy Star Universe
  • Star Trek Online
  • Vanguard
  • Guild Cafe
  • The Most Influential MMOG Moments
  • What I'm Playing

    New Elite Members:
    darrenl
    emyln
    nozzlehead
    micgo

    New Supporters:
    ImDrFreak
    Sheldrake
    Tyrant
    PaulB

    New Members:
    Dathmar
    Gio

  • Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/096-VWPodcast-12-9-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #95

    Sun, 02 Dec 2007 20:11:00 +0000

    Topics in VirginWorlds Podcast #95: Anarchy Online Dungeon Runners Eve Online Jumpgate Perpetual Entertainment SOE Square Enix Vanguard Zenimax Studios Top 5 Sci-Fi MMOs according to Massively Mobhunter Sponsor: noahk17 - www.fftrealm.com Equipment Sponsor: Adam Voyages of Vanguard Sponsor: Lucifrank - tenfoldhate.wordpress.com The Online Gamers Anthology Sponsor: robg EQual Perspectives Sponsor: KazeDreams RingCast Sponsor: Jonathan from The Online Gamers Anthology OMG Real Life Sponsor: Inhibitor - lagorama.blogspot.com Elite Members: UrbanMongral from Warp Drive Active KevinC - www.theserverisdown.com Ceadrick - www.knightsoftheinternet.com VirginWorlds Supporters: batavner Morgardin - trollonfire.wordpress.com Galaji Sente QforQ - www.UberguildsRadio.com potshot - potshot.wordpress.com cdsorden - random-battle.com Corrin RadarX - www.tentonhammer.com krones - www.plaguelands.com thejaxx - www.ahazi.org Barolo RFWarrior VirginWorlds Members: crazykinux - www.crazykinux.com Ariannel ajhfiddler amaret - www.wowaddonspodcast.com Kriss Crowheart [...]


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/095-VWPodcast-12-2-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #94

    Sat, 24 Nov 2007 15:02:00 +0000

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US.  I hope you had a fine meal or two and had some free time to spend hunting mobs (and visiting your families.)  Here are the topics for this week.

    Topics:
    -EverQuest II
    -EverQuest
    -Legends of Norrath
    -Lineage II
    -Marvel Universe Online
    -Space Time Studios
    -World of Warcraft
    -The VirginWorlds Membership Plan

    New Sponsors:
    Sponsoring the VirginWorlds Podcast: Cuppycake and Michael
    Sponsiring Shut Up We're Talking: Belo, Hugh (hughnme) and John (wilhelm2451, TAGN)
    Sponsoring TabulaCast: hauntshade and GreenGel
    Sponsoring Warp Drive Active: StErroneous
    Website Sponsor: Craig/DamianoV from Voyages in Eternity

    New Members:
    -Louis, the first member!
    -Lucifrank
    -Wye
    -isanox
    -DarkenedKnight
    -d1551d3nt
    -josejones
    -Van Hemlock
    -pvthudson
    -chimps
    -Ammon777


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/094-VWPodcast-11-23-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #93

    Sun, 11 Nov 2007 20:49:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds seems to be back to the weekend shows, finding the mini-casts far too unpredictable and here is your dose of MMORPG news from the last week.  You'll never guess who the host is.  (nm, it's just Brent.)  Here are the news topics for the week:

    City of Heroes
    Dragonlance Movie
    Elder Scrolls Online
    EverQuest II
    Kwari
    Lord of the Rings Online
    Vanguard

    Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/093-VWPodcast-11-11-07.mp3?dest-id=14735







    VirginWorlds Podcast #91.4

    Fri, 02 Nov 2007 04:50:00 +0000

    Mini-cast lesson #1: Sometimes the news is scarce and one must resort to contesting ideas that other people blog about. (Sorry Cameron and Cuppy!)

    Topics in today's show:

    - Warhammer Online further delayed.  Hang tough, it'll work out.
    - Station Launcher tour
    - Blizzard is building something... but what?
    - Not everything can or should be free (plus the Free-Triple-A-Challenge)

    Enjoy and thanks for listening.

    Links:
    To MMO or not to MMO?
    Blizzard Is Making a New MMOG


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/091dot4VWPodcast-11-1-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #91.3

    Wed, 31 Oct 2007 05:09:00 +0000

    Welcome to another mini-podcast, this time with bonus Halloween chills.  Today's frightful topics include:

    - Sony's Station Launcher's Creepy Features
    - Electronics Arts dresses up in spooky costumes woven out of human ... logic
    - Habbo Hotel scares 80 million toons
    - Sword of the New World wins the costume contest
    - Warhamma.com launches a frighteningly good podcast

    Listen with the lights on.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/091dot3-VWPodcast-10-31-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #91.2

    Wed, 31 Oct 2007 04:09:00 +0000

    Today it is not just a mini-cast.  It is a mini-mobile cast.  I've clearly lost all sense, but I'm still delivering the MMORPG news.  Here are the topics for today:

    - Lucasarts and Bioware Corp to Develop "Ground-Breaking Interactive Entertainment Product" - gee- wonder what that is?
    - Pirates of the Caribbean Online is launching.  Surprise!
    - Tabula Rasa is Launching. Surprise!
    - The Chinese pwn us in WoW.
    - Toga! Toga! TOGA!


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/091dot2-VWPodcast-10-30-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #91.1

    Tue, 30 Oct 2007 03:54:00 +0000

    A VirginWorlds MMORPG news minicast?  That's right - it is a bite sized chunk of news and you'll be getting them all week.

    Why?  Because it might be fun.

    Today's MMORPG news topics include:

    -Bethesda and ZeniMax find some money in the couch cushions
    -Dreamlords goes back into development
    -The making of MMOvie
    -UO gets slightly trampled


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/091dot1-VWPodcast-10-29-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #90

    Mon, 22 Oct 2007 23:36:00 +0000

    Show 90 has finally arrived.  Brent battled the demons of Skype-lag, weak laptops and bad luck, but the show has arrived and it is a monster.  First we'll address the weekly MMORPG news.Topics:- BioWare, Pandemic, and EA- Codemasters and RF Online- Gods and Heroes- Guild Wars 2- Lord of the Rings Online- Metaplace- Stargate Worlds- Vanguard- World of Darkness- Mini-news items- New podcasts to check out- What I'm playingAnd then we'll roll the 2007 Podcast Roundup with guest hosts Troy from Voyages of Vanguard and Brenden from AnotherHere.com.The featured podcasts include: Medispective (AKA VGN Radio) - www.videogamenews.com PC Gamer Podcast  - pcgamerpodcast.com Buzz Out Loud - podcast.cnet.com Alpha Rant - alpha-shade.com This week in Tech - twit.tv GFW Radio - gfw.1up.com Lucky Bitch Radio - wandawisdom.com WoWCast - wowcast.net Guerrilla Radioshow - guerrillaradioshow.com MOG - gaxonline.com (sorta) In Our Time - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/ EQ2 Daily - eq2-daily.comSWGPodcast - swgpodcast.com Grammar Girl - grammar.quickanddirtytips.com[...]


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/090-VWPodcast-10-22-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #89

    Fri, 12 Oct 2007 04:38:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds hits the road.  Once again Brent risks life, limb, potholes and road rage as he takes the show mobile to discuss Gods and Heroes, Ryzom, EverQuest, Turbine Entertainment, Pirates of the Burning Sea and Warhammer Online.  Special guest segments include Brenden from AnotherHere.com and Troy from Voyages of Vanguard.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/089-VWPodcast-10-11-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #88

    Sun, 30 Sep 2007 04:01:00 +0000

    This week Brent works through a couple pieces of MMO news (Star Trek Online and Ultima Online) and then breaks into miscellaneous news, listener mail, dev profile of the week, beta key updates and more.

    Topics:
    -VirginWorlds milestones
    -Website updates
    -Star Trek Online's various shortcuts
    -Ultima Online's 10th Year
    -Lineage's next update
    -WoW Voice Tools
    -CCP continues to ambulate
    -Gollum begins to ambulate in LotRO
    -SOE is getting ready to launch the launcher
    -Guild Wars for Digital Download
    -What I'm Playing
    -Dev Profile of the Week: Matt Firor
    -Listener mail
    -PotBS beta keys
    -Wrap up

    Thanks for listening!


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/088-VWPodcast-9-30-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #87

    Sun, 23 Sep 2007 09:00:00 +0000

    Welcome to the new listeners this week and thank you for downloading the VirginWorlds weekly MMORPG news podcast.  This week we have a bite sized show of massive goodness for you.

    Topics:
    -The Agency: How persistent is it?
    -38 Studios: A new kind of studio?
    -Darkfall: Beta? Huh?
    -Gods and Heroes: Apocalypse Now?
    -Metaplace: Raph Koster announces the plan!
    -Pirates of the Burning Sea: Pre-order date is announced
    -Special gifts: What could it be?


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/087-VWPodcast-9-23-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #86

    Tue, 18 Sep 2007 05:22:00 +0000

    Finally.  A normal week.  One host.  MMORPG news.  A clinking headset.  Crickets.  Raw info.  Here are the topics:
    -Auto Assault Ends
    -EverQuest 2 GU 38
    -Second Life Documentary
    -Tabula Rasa release date and first impressions
    -NC Soft and the PS3
    -WoW and Southpark Win
    -Gordon Walton on post-WoW MMORPGs
    -Profile of the Week: Damion Schubert

    -New blogs:
     Off the Record by Scott Hartsman
     Finding Fiero in Game Design Lisa Boleyn

    -New Podcasts:
     Keen and Graev
     ChannelMassive
     Epic Dolls

    -New Sites:
     GaxOnline.com (MOGArmy)


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/086-VWPodcast-9-16-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #85 - Austin GDC 2007

    Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:29:00 +0000

    Austin GDC 2007 has come to close and Brent has all the details.  This two hour epic podcast includes details on the keynote speech from Mike Morhaime President of Blizzard Entertainment, David Perry CEO of Gameconsultants.com and his MMORPG projects, EVE Online's economy and voice communication technologies, White Wolf's World of Darkness, Icarus Studio's MMORPG development platform, a presentation on online gaming's biggest opportunities from industry leaders, a discussion on alternative game press and much more.  Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/085-VWPodcast-9-10-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #84

    Mon, 27 Aug 2007 04:58:00 +0000

    Another week without Brent means another guest host!  This week the show is hosted by seasoned podcaster and game connoisseur, Kami from Comutiny. Kami brings you this week's news wrapped up in a neat little package with a nice accent too.  You've heard Kami before and you'll certainly him again, especially if you check out his show.  This week Kami talks about AGC, The Agency, AOC, EQ2, Fallout, GW, LOTRO and MXO.  Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/084-VWPodcast-8-26-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #83

    Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:16:00 +0000

    Brent is taking a breather this week, but you still need your MMORPG news right?  Here it is!  This week Marc was kind enough to stand-in on the VirginWorlds Podcast and (Brent thinks) you might want to hear him from now on.  Marc covers topics such as Saga, Dungeon Runners, EVE Online and Mia Rose's World of Warcraft adventures.

    Enjoy the comical (and informative) break from hearing Brent prattle on and on and give Marc a thumbs up on a refreshing change for this week.  (Be sure you listen all the way to the end of this one.  Seriously.)


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/083-VWPodcast-8-22-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #82

    Tue, 14 Aug 2007 03:41:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds Podcast #82 has arrived. Here are the topics of the week:

    -BlizzCon Report from Patrick
    -SOE Fan Faire Hallway Conversations
    -Pirates of the Burning Sea Interview
    -Age of Conan is Delayed
    -Vanguard Servers to Merge Soon
    -Wild West Online
    -Tabula Rasa approaches release?
    -The VirginWorlds Store

    Outro Track by Sighlo


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/082-VWPodcast-8-13-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #81

    Sat, 04 Aug 2007 09:12:00 +0000

    VirginWorlds #81 covers the first day of SOE Fan Faire 2007 and the 2007 Summer Community Summit. Topics include:

    - What is the Community Summit and what did we talk about
    - What is going on at Fan Faire.
    - SOE's new game: Legends of Norrath
    - SOE's Free Realms
    - SOE's 2007 Block Party Presented by Brenden

    Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/081-VWPodcast-8-3-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #80

    Mon, 30 Jul 2007 01:47:00 +0000

    Part two of this year's top ten list is now available for your enjoyment/ridicule/fury/love/praise/rebuttals/etc. Last year we ranked the top ten MMOs of the past decade and this year we look forward to the top ten most anticipated/important/cool/innovative MMOs on the horizon. The panel consists of Brenden from Another Here.com, Michael from MMOGNation and Darren from SUWT and The Common Sense Gamer.  Be sure to check out Part One first!

    Just like Part One, a couple little audio issues with my audio track, but overall it's good and doesn't lose anything.  Lesson learned there.

    Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/080-VWPodcast-7-29-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #79

    Thu, 26 Jul 2007 03:11:00 +0000

    The show you've surely been waiting for all year, this year's top ten list, has arrived. Last year we ranked the top ten MMOs of the past decade (much to the dismay of some) and this year we decided to flip it over and look forward to the top ten most anticipated/important/cool/innovative MMOs on the horizon. This year Brenden and I decided to let a couple more guys in on the secrets of our scientific methods. Michael from MMOGNation and Darren from SUWT and The Common Sense Gamer joined us for the fun.

    And now I must do something I've never (ok, rarely) felt compelled to do before. Apologize for a little audio snafu. Turns out that when the talking to 3 other people at once and trying to record my part of the conversation - I should NOT use a crappy old laptop. This resulted in a little skipping on my tracks now and then. Really sucks. If you're wondering what that game we're talking about is that got blurred out - it's Age of Conan. Other than that you'll find the audio quality to be pristine.

    Enjoy.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/079-VWPodcast-7-25-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #78

    Mon, 23 Jul 2007 02:33:00 +0000

    Bioware.  Bioware Bioware Bioware.  More specifically, Bioware Austin.  It is a secret fortress protecting the identity of a future MMO that is in development there.  We have no clue what they're up to. All we know is that they're licensing every technology and tool under the sun to make this thing. 

    SOE.  New EQ2 Game Update (#37).  Fan Faire! Block Party! New EQ2 Magazine! Vanguard server merges!

    Will Exanimus, the zombie MMO in development, be a bigger deal than I initially thought?  Perhaps.

    These are the topics of discussion this week.  Enjoy and thanks for the support.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/078-VWPodcast-7-22-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #77

    Wed, 18 Jul 2007 05:25:00 +0000

    Have you ever asked yourself, "What would happen if Brent didn't prepare for an episode of the podcast?  Would he do a show anyway?  Would he stumble like peg-legged pirate on a greased plank?  Would there be any useful information?  Would the podcast suck?"

    Ask these questions no longer.  Podcast 77 had zero prep.  Darren from Shut Up We're Talking and The Common Sense Gamer was lurking on Skype so he got swept into the suicide mission that is: an impromptu podcast.  Here it is.  You can be the judge as to whether it is better to have podcasted from the seat of the pants, or not done a show at all.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/077-VWPodcast-7-16-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #76

    Tue, 10 Jul 2007 05:19:00 +0000

    Topics this week:

    - Blizzard sets priorities.
    - Auto Assault, things do not look good
    - Be a chicken in Lord of the Rings Online
    - Mythos, Hellgate's little brother
    - Pirates of the Caribbean delayed
    - Star Trek Online: some real info finally


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/076-VWPodcast-7-9-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #75

    Thu, 05 Jul 2007 02:42:00 +0000

    Podcast 75 is unofficially Netdevil-Week, or so it seems.  We have all kinds of Netdevil news, both positive and negative.  In the positive column Lego Universe is full speed ahead and Jumpgate is getting a complete refresh.  In the negative column we must bid farewell to Auto Assault.  Other news includes Anarchy Online's new business model and the publishing deal for Pirates of the Burning Sea.  The profile of the week features Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios.  The big question is: what is Brent playing this week?  Find out in podcast 75.


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/075-VWPodcast-7-4-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #74

    Sun, 24 Jun 2007 22:46:00 +0000

    It is summer now and the VirginWorlds podcast is bringing you the ultimate in "day at the beach" immersion.  Tune in to hear birds, bikini girls, a gentle summer breeze, a couple jet engines and a small dose of Massively Multiplayer gaming news.  Brent talks about Eve Online's new additions, the next Guild Wars expansion, Saga - an upcoming MMORTS, and the summer's massive fan conventions.
     
    Eve TV
    Saga
    SOE Fan Faire
    BlizzCon
     


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/074-VWPodcast-6-24-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #73

    Tue, 19 Jun 2007 05:42:00 +0000

    Brenden of anotherhere.com joins Brent for another week of Massively Multiplayer Gaming News.  Topics this week include:

    EverQuest 2

    -GU 36

    Free Realms
    -What can we say?

    SecondLife
    -Playboy, the tamest thing on the grid, probably.

    Vanguard
    -Dave Gilbertson isn't very talkative
    -Server merge is a reality

    WoW
    -On the decline - already?
    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/06/15/world-of-warcraft-player-activity-in-decline/

    Listener Submission
    Alvin's review of Sword of the New World

    Profile of the Week
    Mark Kern of Red 5 Studios
     
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings Online and many many more. The VirginWorlds MMORPG Podcast is the flagship podcast of the VirginWorlds MMO Podcast Collective found at http://www.virginworlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/073-VWPodcast-6-18-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #72

    Mon, 11 Jun 2007 05:59:00 +0000

    In the 72nd VirginWorlds Podcast you'll find some brief MMORPG news followed by a wonderful interview with the CEO of Icarus Studios, Jim Hettinger. He answers a slew of questions related to Icarus's newly announced virtual world toolset which can be used to build MMOGs, simulators and collaborative and educational products. Following the interview you'll hear why Brent thinks MMORPG designers could learn a few tricks from that lovely spelunker Lara Croft.

    Thanks for listening!

    Complete a short survey about VirginWorlds Podcast

    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/072-VWPodcast-6-10-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #71

    Mon, 04 Jun 2007 01:55:00 +0000

    Yes, I know that I say this is #72 in the podcast, but that is wishful thinking, this is #71. Here are the topics in this week's MMORPG news podcast. Enjoy.

    Topics:
  • The Agency
  • Entropia Universe
  • Dungeon Runners
  • Icarus Studios
  • Knight Online
  • Second Life
  • Ultima Online
  • Warhammer Online
  • World of Warcraft
  • Profile of the week: John Donham
  • Innovation or Evolution analysis by Urban Mongral

    Thanks for listening!

    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

  • Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/071-VWPodcast-6-3-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #70 - Making of a Podcast

    Tue, 22 May 2007 22:22:00 +0000

    The long awaited Making of a Podcast show is finally done and ready for your consumption. No MMO news in this one - just details on how to make a podcast the VirginWorlds way. I'm certainly no expert, but after 70 shows I've learned a few tricks that have served me well. Hopefully they will serve you well too. Following is a list of tools and sites I reference during the show. Enjoy, and thanks for listening. -Brent Software: Audio Editing Software Adobe Audition Audacity Garage band Waves Diamond Bundle Voice over IP Software Skype Powergramo Pamela Gizmo Project Misc Software Filezilla FTp iTunes paint Shop Pro Gimp Ultra Edit Hardware: Plantronic DSP 500 iAudio U2 Rode Podcasting Mic A decent AKG condenser mic M-Audio interfaces Marantz recorders M-Audio Microtrack Pop guard Foam! Resources: Ascap BMI SESAC Sound Exchange Liberated Syndication Podcast Directories  VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com[...]


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/070-VWPodcast-5-23-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #69

    Sun, 20 May 2007 07:17:00 +0000

    Darren from CommonSenseGamer.com and Brenden of FalconTwin.com and AnotherHere.com join Brent for a lively blend of news and commentary on the week's massive gaming events.
     
    MMORPG News Topics of the Week:
  • Auto Assault - Post Mortem
  • BioWare - Be a World Designer
  • EverQuest - Video Contest Winners
  • FFXI - New Expansion
  • Pirates of the Carriebean Online in beta
  • Vanguard - Purchased by SOE
  • World of Warcraft- Play Naked
  • The VirginWorlds MMO Podcast Collective
  • What We're Playing
     
    Thanks for listening!
     
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com

  • Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/069-VWPodcast-5-19-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #68

    Sun, 13 May 2007 03:34:00 +0000

    Despite being a relatively light news week VirginWorlds managed to piece together an interesting show consisting of the following topics.
  • New VirginWorlds Podcast(s)?
  • Entropia pawn shops
  • EverQuest and EverQuest 2 announce expansions
  • Lord of the Rings conquers all
  • Phylon beats Huxley to the punch
  • New Funcom MMO
  • What sucks about WoW?
  • Game companies rake in the presidents
  • Profile of the Week: Jessica Mulligan
  •  
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/068-VWPodcast-5-12-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #67

    Mon, 07 May 2007 06:01:00 +0000

    Show 67 has more news than you can swallow. Seriously. It is really dense. Chew thoroughly before swallowing. VirginWorlds.com will not be responsible for its listeners choking on MMO news. (And yes, it has been a long day.)

    Topics this week:
  • Blizzard isn't building a Starcraft MMO, or so says I
  • Colony Studios is super experienced
  • EverQuest takes it down a notch
  • EverQuest 2 gives us free evil
  • IGE bought by MMO Public Enemy Number One
  • The Burning Sea smolders a bit longer
  • Runescape is 'teh winner'
  • Star Wars Galaxies gets wild
  • Tabula Rasa moves ahead
  • Vanguard and SOE - What does it all mean?
  • What I'm playing
  • and the return of Listener Mail!

  • Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/067-VWPodcast-5-6-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #66

    Mon, 30 Apr 2007 05:01:00 +0000

    For once, there's nothing special going on and we have a normal news show. The MMO news this week is not voluminous, but it is rather interesting. Here is podcast 66. Prepare for a deep dive today.
  • Anarchy Online turns 6
  • Blizzard is building something(s)
  • EVE Online's Technology
  • EverQuest II PvP Servers Merge
  • E for All - Is it really for all?
  • Lineage 3 heist
  • Star Wars Galaxies demolition day
  • Warhammer Online faces a slight delay
  • Dev Profile of the week and What I'm Playing

  •  
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/066-VWPodcast-4-29-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #65

    Mon, 23 Apr 2007 22:18:00 +0000

    Podcasting from abroad this week, I've been sent to Cologne, Germany for work, but that isn't about to stop you from getting the Massively Multiplayer gaming news. Armed with a Kolsch, a funky laptop adapter and the iAudio recorder I'm reporting news on the following subjects:
  • Various MMO Events
  • Asheron's Call is still growing
  • City of Heroes and Villains Issue 9
  • EVE Tv forever!
  • EverQuest II Game Update 34
  • Guild Wars gets harder
  • Lord of the Rings Online Expands, gets fancy and releases
  • Sony fits a square peg into a round hole
  • World of Warcraft coughs up secrets
  •  
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/065-VWPodcast-4-23-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #64 - IMGDC

    Mon, 16 Apr 2007 05:20:00 +0000

    This weekend the first annual Indie MMO Game Development Conference was held in Minneapolis, MN. Adam from the Maelstrom Podcast joins Brent to discuss the event in detail. Richard Bartle, Brian Green, Kelly Rued, Celia Pearce and Robert Rice were among the noted presenters.
     
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/064-VWPodcast-4-15-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #63

    Mon, 09 Apr 2007 03:10:00 +0000

    Another slow news week, but we mix it up with a guest appearance from occasional co-host extraordinaire Brenden from FalconTwin.com. Topics this week include:

    - Age of Conan is taking beta signups.
    - Guild Wars 2
    - Lord of the Rings Online World Tour
    - Voyage Century launches
    - Gaming Industry salaries
    - Brenden's GDC highlights
    - What we're playing
    - Contest winner
    - Featured podcast: CoMutiny
    - Featured Blog: Cuppytalk

    Thanks for listening!

    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/063-VWPodcast-4-8-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #62

    Mon, 02 Apr 2007 00:18:00 +0000

    This week the MMO news slowed to a crawl, but there's still some great stuff in this podcast that you will not want to miss. Topics this week include:
     
    -Areae is certainly not what I thought.
    -Project Top Secret skids off the road
    -Dev profile: Rich Vogel
    -Lord of the Rings Online review from The Common Sense Gamer
     -Write a good article and win a Sansa e250 MP3 Player
     
    Thanks for listening!
     
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/062-VWPodcast-4-1-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #61

    Mon, 26 Mar 2007 06:17:00 +0000

    GDC Summary and Highlights, EverQuest's 8th Anniversary, EverQuest II Game Update 33,  Funcom goes digital, Gods and Heroes 'Posse' System, Guild Wars Eye of the North and Guild Wars 2, Huxley brings the twitch play, Kaneva mashes up MySpace and Second Life while preparing to beat down Linden Labs, Lineage II and the Chaotic Throne, Lord of the Rings calls all musicians, Spellborn makes you look cool, Sword of the New World keeps your hands full, Vanguard teleports you and MMO growth reached $1 billion in 2006.
     
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/061-VWPodcast-3-25-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #60 - GDC Day Five (Part 2)

    Mon, 19 Mar 2007 05:41:00 +0000

    An odd show this week. I decided to take a week off, but still am releasing a 50 minute show. That makes no sense. I couldn't very well leave you empty handed could I? Of course not.
     
    Here is a brief intro regarding the first year of the podcast, followed by two in-depth interviews from GDC. First we talk to Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment about Stargate Worlds. This is a very detailed look at what you can expect from this upcoming title. Following that we had a candid discussion with the folks from Netdevil. They told us about their new FPS game Warmonger and then we discussed the Lego MMO, and finally you will have an answer as to why Auto Assault isn't on the XBox 360. The answer is not what I expected to hear!
     
    Enjoy.
     
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/060-VWPodcast-3-18-07.mp3?dest-id=14735




    VirginWorlds Podcast #59 - GDC Day Five (Part 1)

    Sun, 11 Mar 2007 05:23:00 +0000

    And finally, here is part one of day five from GDC 2007.  Within, Brenden and I discuss several of the roundtables we attended and afterwards you'll find interviews with Lockpick Entertainment (Dreamlords), Frozen North Productions (a new MMO company with some great ideas), and Multiverse.  Part two will follow within the next few days and will feature Cheyenne Mountain and Netdevil.  Enjoy!
     
    VirginWorlds is a weekly news podcast covering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, Eve Online, Vanguard, and many many more. The main site can be found at http://www.VirginWorlds.com


    Media Files:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/virginworlds/059-VWPodcast-2-9-07.mp3?dest-id=14735