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News Archives - December 2007

Merry Christmas
Posted on 12/25/2007 at 9:45 AM by Sir Hugh
Another year has sped by and we find ourselves at the end of it. We hope you are able to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, and if you have traveled far, a safe return. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
There and Back Again!
Posted on 12/18/2007 at 3:07 PM by Sir Hugh
After feuding over the Hobbit for more than a year, New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson have reached an agreement to film the Hobbit. The two Hobbit films will be made simultaneously and will be released similar to the LotR trilogy in that one film will be delayed a year before its release. Jackson will be the Executive Producer and no director has been chosen, yet. Production is slated to begin in 2009 with releases in 2010 and 2011. However, it is still unclear whether the film will featured in 3D as rumored last month.

Join the discussion here.

Thanks to PusillaniMouse the Alert
New Job openings at HeavenGames
Posted on 12/15/2007 at 8:54 AM by EnemyofJupitor
With all of the changes at HeavenGames, several have opened up! A job at HeavenGames has great benefits in addition to the resume-building experience it offers, including:

  • Assistance in job/internship placement in the gaming industry.
  • Possible credit for those in university.
  • Personal websites (clouds) for all staff at no charge.
  • Possible access to game alphas/betas.

The current job openings are:

  • Marketing/PR Department Head
  • Art Department Head
  • Graphics Designer
  • Website Designer
  • Programmer
  • HG Main News Editor

There are also positions open in the Business Development department. Here is a short explanation of duties.

General Responsibilities: Working as a group to establish a relationship with other businesses for the benefit of HeavenGames. Projects generally formed around bundling, sponsorship, and developer exclusive opportunities.

Day to Day Duties: Working with the seraphs to get developer exclusives and improving each site with developer material, as well as sponsorships for events and contests. Also working on big projects such as product bundling, beta test hosting, etc.


Head to the the help wanted page for detailed job descriptions and please contact the CEO at socvazius@heavengames.com if you're interested in any of these positions!
w00t!
Posted on 12/12/2007 at 1:48 PM by Sir Hugh
W00t hasn't been included into a published Merriam-Webster dictionary, yet, but it has been voted as Word of the Year! The word originated in competitive online gaming forums and is generally known to be an acronym of "we owned the other team".

Ze source: Merriam-Webster Online
Middle Earth Centre Realms recurring tournament
Posted on 12/9/2007 at 2:25 PM by EnemyofJupitor

Freek of Middle Earth Centre has given us a heads up on the latest tournament they are running. Called "Realms", it is a light verses dark struggle.

In our realms feature, two groups of members face off in a struggle for "realm points". These points are earned through playing matches against the other side. The two sides are Forces of Darkness, and Forces of Light. Members may only play with either of these forces

Want to know the best bit? They’ve teamed up with EA and the four best players of each month shall receive a free EA game of their choice.

Find out more here.

RotWK Replay Competition at Gamereplays.org
Posted on 12/8/2007 at 7:06 PM by Sir Hugh
Gamereplays.org is hosting a Rise of the Witch King Replay Competition sponsored by EA with $500 worth of cash and game prizes. You can read the competition rules here. The contest has already begun and ends December 13. So, hurry up and get in those replays!
New mod announced- BFME3
Posted on 12/7/2007 at 3:55 PM by EnemyofJupitor

I'm sure most of us are hoping for BFME3, but some rather enterprising modders at Gamereplays.org have decided that actions speak louder than wishes.

Deciding to show EA that they still want a third instalment to the series, the leader Celebnor says:

The project is - the mod for lotr bfme2, called "BFME-3", full of new characters, units and special abilites...

The idea of this project is just to show EA that we all are still interested in BFME games....

Discuss it on the forums here.

Thanks for Sir Snoopy and Kyr Nelenar for the heads up!

HG Podcast
Posted on 12/4/2007 at 5:05 PM by EnemyofJupitor

Atzy has dropped in here to tell us about the HG Podcast!

Featuring guest star Cheesewiz of WiCH, it covers the following-

What is World in Conflict?
What's going on at World in Conflict Heaven right now
Multiplayer in World in Conflict
Age of Empires III Mobile - Impressions
RTSs on Consoles
Halo Wars
Age of Empires' 10th anniversary contest
Age of Empires in our lives

If you think that's good, there's a second in the works! Enjoy it.

The Hobbit in 3D?
Posted on 12/1/2007 at 5:41 AM by EnemyofJupitor

Yes, another PJ/Hobbit rumour, but this one adds another level to it. The book will be split into two films and marketed as prequels of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but wait!

Here is the kicker people: "The Hobbit" will be in 3D. Yes. You heard it on MarketSaw first - both Hobbit movies will be shot in 3D. FURTHER, New Line and Peter Jackson then intend on converting the Lord of the Rings trilogy into 3D as well and re-releasing them in theaters between 2012 and 2014!

While not the most reliable source in the world, how would you like to see the Battle of the Five Armies jumping straight at you? Discuss it here!


Thanks to Angel Sir Hugh for the heads up!