MMO Roundup: North Korean MMO hackers and more

Sometimes you’d like to know that there are other MMOs out there, right? It’s not all WoW, all the time! Our sister site Massively can provide you with everything you need to know about all of the other MMOs around — past, present and future.

SWTOR‘s Daniel Erickson: “‘The mix of anticipation and fear is huge”
For most people, having the game you’re working on break every preorder record your parent company has ever seen would be enough to give you a breather and a sigh of relief. Not so with Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s Daniel Erickson, who admits to being on pins and needles nevertheless.
En Masse delaying TERA launch to 2012
En Masse Entertainment has finally broken its silence about TERA‘s launch window, and there’s both good and bad news for fans of the upcoming fantasy game. The bad news is that there’s still no definitive launch date. The good news is that the time window has been narrowed considerably.
North Korea employing MMO hackers to fund government
What’s a dictator to do when his third-world economy is wheezing along on its last legs? Hack some video games, of course! According to a report in The New York Times, North Korea’s Kim Jong-il unleashed an army of young computer hackers on popular South Korean online gaming portals to find ways to make quick cash.
Guild Wars 2 Sylvari Week begins
Sylvari week has arrived. The highly anticipated Guild Wars 2 event begins with a blog post from ArenaNet artist Kristen Perry. She addresses her specialty of anatomy and clothing design in a lighthearted, pun-filled fashion: “There’s one big root to the design direction of the Sylvari that I hold most dear: It all must stem from anatomy.”
Massively Speaking Episode 159
Massively Speaking, Massively’s MMO podcast, returns this week with Shawn and Rubi discussing the week’s MMO news. Topics include TERA‘s launch delay, World of Warcraft‘s possible new expansion name, World of Tanks entering the ranks of e-sports, Guild Wars 2‘s showing at Gamescom, and much more!
Massively’s week in review
Don’t let WoW Insider do all of the talking when it comes to Massively’s best content of the week. The Massively staff themselves have picked out what they think is the best content their site has to offer, in their own weekly roundup.

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