• Turbine Celebrates The Third Aniversary of the Launch of The Lord of the Rings Online

    Turbine, Inc. announced today the start of the celebration of the third anniversary of The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The LOTRO Anniversary celebration will run from April 26, 2010 to June 30, 2010.

    “It’s been another incredible year of growth for LOTRO and Turbine highlighted by critical and consumer acclaim,” said Jim Crowley, President and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “Since its launch, LOTRO has consistently been named Game of the Year by leading MMORPG sites and the overwhelmingly positive response to the game from millions of players who have adventured in Middle-earth has firmly cemented the game as one of the world’s premier online entertainment experiences. The game’s player base grew over 15% over the past year and our anniversary is a chance for us to celebrate with our past and present players to enjoy everything that is special about Middle-earth and thank them for their wonderful support with some special subscription options.”

    The Lord of the Rings Online Third Anniversary Celebration includes:

    • Play for $9.99 a month!: The party never has to end! During LOTRO’s Third Anniversary Celebration (April 26th to June 30th), you can get any 3, 6, or 12 month subscription plan and play LOTRO for only $9.99 per month!
    • In-Game Celebration:
    • During the anniversary celebration, monsters throughout Middle-earth will drop rare and precious gifts when defeated. Players can exchange these items for a special gift box brimming with a variety of in-game items to aid them on their adventures in Middle-earth.
    • Turbine is also giving new, current and former players who log in to the game during the LOTRO Third Anniversary Celebration (April 24th through June 30th), a special in-game gift -- the Writ of Virtue, a passive skill that provides 20% discounts at Bards throughout Middle-earth

    The Lord of the Rings Online is the ultimate interactive adventure. This award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria, the most fearsome underground realm ever imagined, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before. For more information or to download a free trial, visit www.lotro.com.

  • Warner Bros. Take Over Online Gaming Studio Turbine

    Acquisition has been a some sort of trend in gaming industry in Europe and North America and it continue with a news that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has acquire an Online Gaming Studio Turbine. Some of you might not know about Turbine, it is situated in North America  and is the Largest privately own online gamni studio, Well this acquisition will make Warner Bros Home Entertainment as one of the video game company which is rapidly growing to a full fledge publishers.

    A word was commented by the President of Warner Bros. Home Group, Kevin Tsujihara, he said that TUrbine has been a leader in the online entertainment industry for long time and we are expanding ourself from developing field to publishing field. With the acquisition we will be able to give our customer a online product which will help us in getting to close to them and feel their need.

    Well this acquitision has come as a good news for the gaming world as Warner Bros. has prove themself good in the bussiness of development with the franchise like Batman, FEAR and not to forget Lord of the Rings.

    Well there is one more good news from India also as India Giant Reliance has put forward an offer to get a major stake in Codemasters.