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xOnaton1
11-01-2005, 10:19 AM
<div></div>There are a couple of news items at Gamasutra.com (a game developer news site) about the recent Austin Game Conference. SOE announces a free to play MMO, scheduled for fall of 2006. <a href="http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=7002" target="_blank">http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=7002</a> Differences between East Asian and Western MMOs. <a href="http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=7009" target="_blank">http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=7009</a> This article has interesting information about the East Asian gaming culture, and ties into the upcoming introduction of the optional SOGA models for EQ2. some good quotes: <i><span class="newsbody">The terminology [for head size] used in China is related to ratios, as in a 1 to 2 body to head ratio. The most popular design is the 1 to 3 ratio, known as “cute style.” </span><span class="newsbody">marketing is essential in Asia, EverQuest 2 used an Asian pop star as an EverQuest character model and made a music video.</span></i> <div></div><p>Message Edited by xOnaton1 on <span class=date_text>10-31-2005</span> <span class=time_text>09:22 PM</span>

Bad_Mojo
11-02-2005, 02:28 PM
Cool articles!  Thanks!