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News For Lunch 8/6/08

Welcome to today’s News For Lunch, whose motto is “it’s always lunch somewhere!

MY ZHEVRA BRINGS ALL THE BOYS TO THE YARD World of Warcraft discovers the secret to successful buddy programs: bribe the crap out of your existing customers. It’s an open question whether there is anyone out there who is unaware of this World of Warcraft thing, but as Damion notes, their primary target for this promotion may well be the 11 million or so people they already have, saying “hmm, I could use some twinkage for my new Gnome Deathknight”.

3 or 4 also said “I was about done with Conan anyway”.  So there’s that.

WAR IS EVERYWHEN Apparently finished with burning errant heretics in funeral pyres, and surprising at least four people, Mythic announced that Warhammer Online was launching September 18. It is fairly adept timing, since

3 or 4 also said “I was about done with Conan anyway”.  So there’s that.

THERE CAN BE ONLY SO MANY PENGUINS AND PEGGLES According to Forbes, the casual games market is bubbling and bursting, with the major portals like Big Fish demanding hundreds of watered down games and choking the revenue stream.

3 or 4 also said “I was about done with Conan anyway”.  So there’s that.

I’M A DOCTOR, JIM, NOT A PUBLIC RELATIONS FLUNKY Leonard Nimoy takes time out from taking pictures of very large women to don the Spock ears for Cryptic’s Star Trek Online …launch of hype? Does hype have its own launch now?

3 or 4 also said “I was about done with Conan anyway”.  So there’s that.

That’s all for today’s edition of News for Lunch, brought to you by Funcom’s Age of Conan and your very sweaty reporter, pictured with Kevin Sorbo.