E:WoM Articles, Reports, Reviews, Pimps & Interviews Around the Net

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By on November 8, 2008 5:57:09 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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I decided to make a general news thread for EWoM on the official forums for it since I notice a lot of posts here that are not showing up on the Sins or DG sides of the house. Anyway, if anyone has some links to stories not listed here yet please feel free to post them and I’ll add them to the list.

News reports on EWoM:

  • Game Site
    • 09/01/09 - Gamasutra interviews Frogboy on the game engine here.
    • 08/25/09 - 1Up has new an article here.
    • 08/25/09 - ZergWatch has a syndication piece here.
    • 08/25/09 - GameSpot posted a "spotlight" article here.
    • 08/24/09 - Kotaku posted an "impressions" article here.
    • 08/04/09 - BigDownload has an article on the Alpha here.
    • 08/04/09 - N4G has a very short article on the Alpha Selection here.
    • 07/05/09 - FocusNewsWorld has a section about the screenshots here.
    • 07/03/09 - Malaysian Gamer has a screenshot thread here.
    • 07/02/09 - WorthPlaying has an article featuring the new screenshots here.
    • 04/01/09 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun has an article entitled Earth, Wind and Footage here.
    • 03/28/08 - GDC 2009: Elemental: War of Magic Preview - New Details.
    • 11/24/08 - GamersDailyNews has an article here.
    • 11/06/08 - GamingExecellence has an article here.
    • 11/05/08 - We Like to Wii has an article here. (Go figure...)
    • 11/05/08 - StrategyInformer has an article here.
    • 11/05/08 - TheFeed has an article here.
    • 11/05/08 - GamerAddicts has an article here.
    • 11/05/08 - CrispyGamer has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - Just RPG has the press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - PeakGamer has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - Wired has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - Edge has an article (updated) here.
    • 11/04/08 - GamersHell has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - WorthPlaying has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - Joystiq has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - ShackNews has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - BigDownload has an article(updated) here.
    • 11/04/08 - TacticularCancer has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - GamingShogun has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - GamerZone has mini press relrease here.
    • 11/04/08 - Gameborder has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - StarDock [Developer] has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - ComputerGames (Romania) has a story here.
    • 11/04/08 - ImpulseDriven [SD Site] has a press release here.
    • 11/03/08 - GameSpy has a preview here.
  • Tech Sites
    • 08/25/09 - VE3D has a new article here.
    • 08/25/09 - NeoWin has an article here.
    • 07/02/09 - VE3D has a new screenshot thread going here.
    • 12/01/08 - Cnet has a review shell here.(@SD you guys should help them out - really)
    • 11/08/08 - Softpedia has an article here.
    • 11/05/08 - NeonCube has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - NeoWin has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - VE3D has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - LockerGnome has an article here.
    • 11/04/08 - Neoseeker has one here.
    • 11/04/08 - TMCNet has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - SoftwareHeadlines has a mini press release here.
  • Business Sites
    • 02/06/09 - Examiner looks at 10 games that deserve remakes. Elemental is listed for MoM at #2 here.
    • 12/01/08 - Examiner looks at Elemental here.
    • 11/06/08 - Creative Energy Alliance has a press release here. (Go figure...)
    • 11/05/08 - GameDev.Net has a plug here.
    • 11/05/08 - PC District has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - ZiBB has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - CNBC has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - bNet has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - MarketWatch has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - International Business Times has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - Yahoo Finance has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - PRNewsWire has a press release here.
    • 11/04/08 - Reuters has a press release here.

Pimps about EWoM:

  • 07/03/09 - ShackNews has a pimp about the new screenshots here.
  • 07/02/09 - FidGit has a pimp about the cel-shading effects here
  • 05/25/09 - RockPaperShotgun has a pimp about the econ thread here.
  • 04/03/09 - GamingPCWeb has an in game video pimp here.
  • 12/01/08 - Game | GREP has a pimp here.
  • 11/13/08 - PlayKon has a pimp here.
  • 11/10/08 - InfidelGamer has a pimp here.
  • 11/09/08 - StrategyWarGames has a pimp here.
  • 11/09/08 - Topix has a micro pimp (in the Spore section) here.
  • 11/09/08 - DieHardGameFan has a pimp here.
  • 11/06/08 - Mixx has a micro mini pimp here.
  • 11/07/08 - Celestial Heavens has a pimp here. (The definitive M&M Community)
  • 11/06/08 - GiantBomb has a micropimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - GearLive has a pimp here
  • 11/05/08 - ReclaminYourGame has a pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - Yahoo Buzz has a pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - PlayFeed has a pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - GamingNexus has pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - 1up has a pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - AeroPause has a pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - TheAwesomer has a pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - GamesOn has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - NixGame has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - PlayKon has an article here
  • 11/04/08 - StrategyInformer has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - EuroGamer has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - YouGamer has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - GameGuruMania has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - Digg has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - News4Gamers has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - EvilAvatar has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - GameRadar has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - Blue's News has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - GameGrep has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - ThePoliticalMachine [SD Site] has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - GamerBlips has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - AverageJoeGamer has a pimp here.
  • 11/04/08 - GamersTemple has a pimp here.

Datamines about EWoM:

  • GamerBrain has one here.
  • DEN has one here.
  • GameStats has one here.
  • GameZone has one here.
  • IGN has one here.
  • GamersHell has one here.
  • GameRankings has one here.
  • FileFront has one here.
  • GamersDailyNews has one here.
  • ChapterCheats has one here.

Blogs news about EWoM:

  • 07/03/09 - SpawnKill's ALT+F4 section has a post about the game here.
  • 05/27/09 - Game-baidu has a short post about the econ model thread here.
  • 05/27/09 - BigDownloads has a short post about the econ model thread here.
  • 04/05/09 - MalaysianGamer has an article here.
  • 04/03/09 - BigDownload has a sneak peak in-game video here.
  • 12/20/08 - Emmsy's Stuff has an article entitled "Stardock on the way in Elemental: War of Magic" here.
  • 12/07/08 - The Singaporean Gamer has an article here.
  • 11/17/08 - Popehat has an article entitled "Stardock to Offer Retro Lovin'" here.
  • 11/09/08 - StrategyWarGames has a plug here.
  • 11/10/08 - InfidelGamer has an article here.
  • 11/07/08 - PC Fun Time has an article entitled "An early look at Stardock’s Elemental: War of Magic" here.
  • 11/06/08 - Spectacle Rock has a plug here.
  • 11/06/08 - PSP News has an article entitled "StarDock Reveals Elemental: War of Magic" here.
  • 11/06/08 - ConsoleInformer has an article here.
  • 11/05/08 - Instablogs has a micro mini pimp here.
  • 11/05/08 - DigitalBattles has a plug an article entitled "Stardock Goes Elemental" here.
  • 11/05/08 - GamePad has a story entitled StarDock Announces Elemental: War of Magic" here.
  • 11/04/08 - BK's Log has a story here.
  • 11/04/08 - Pitchwife's Gaming Life has an article entitled "Stardock and the non-sequel to Master of Magic" here.
  • 11/04/08 - VideoGaming 247 has an article entitled "Stardock Announces Elemental: War of Magic" here.
  • 11/04/08 - ScottT's Joe User Blog has a plug here.
  • 11/04/08 - FrictionlessInsight has a plug here.
  • 11/04/08 - GlobalGrind has a plug here.
  • 11/04/08 - FlashofSteel has a plug here.
  • 11/04/08 - PolyCat has a plug here.
  • 11/04/08 - InstaBlog has a pimp here.

Interviews about EWoM:

Previews on EWoM:

  • 08/24/09 - IGN posted a "preview" on the game here.
  • 11/03/08- GameSpy - Elemental - War of Magic - Preview.
  • 11/04/08 - GameSpot - Elemental: War of Magic - First Look.
  • 11/04/08 - AskMen - Elemental - First Look.
  • 11/04/08 - IGN - Emelental: War of Magic - First look.

Trailers for EWoM:

  • 08/24/09 - IGN has a video "walkthrough" here.
  • 11/25/08 - DailyMotion has the trailer here.
  • 11/22/08 - FaceBook has the trailer here (big).
  • 11/18/08 - MegaVideo has the trailer here (big).
  • 11/13/08 - IslandDog has the trailer here.
  • 11/13/08 - TrailerSpy has the trailer here (big).
  • 11/11/08 - GameSpot has the trailer here.

FAQs & Misc things for EWoM:

  • 12/01/08 - E:WoM was referenced in an article about a new type of gaming on About.com you can read it here.
  • 11/04/08 - An official Facebook page was established here.
  • 11/04/08 - The official Stardock Twitter page has a plug here.
  • VGReleases has a calendar tracker here.
  • GameFaq has a FAQ page here.
  • Wikipedia has a page here.
  • GamePressure has a page here.
  • Get unofficial avatar images from official game art here.
  • Order EWoM via Impulse here.

Select Forum threads about E:WoM:

  • 07/01/09 - NeoWin has a thread here.
  • 02/20/09 - ColonyofGamers has a thread here.
  • 11/29/08 - HardwareClub has a thread here.
  • 11/15/08 - GiantinthePlayground has a thread here.
  • 11/10/08 - AnandTech has a thread here.
  • 11/05/08 - Bay12Games has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - NeoGAF has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - StrategyCore has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - RPGCodex has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - TotalWar.org has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - GamingTrend has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - SubSim has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - GamingTrend has a thread here.
  • 11/04/08 - CivFanatics has a thread here (huge).
  • 11/04/08 - RPGWatch has a thread here (big).
  • 11/03/08 - GameSpy has a thread here.
  • 09/25/08 - Bay12Games has a thread here.

Dedicated Fan Sites:

Related News:

  • 11/17/08 - Gamasutra has excerpts from an interview with Frogboy that touches on EWoM slightly here.

It has also been posted about on dozens of gamer forums that I know of and on some none game blogs to boot! It seems the word is out and the title is gaining lots of momentum within the gaming community and beyond.

Note: I have seen EWoM news reports on sites from 30+ countries outside of North America and in as many languages. Some of the countries with more then one report or pimp are:

    India, Romania, China, Russia, Japan, Spain, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic, Norway, Brazil, Sweden, Israel, Greece, Korea, Sweden, Estonia, Philippines, Bulgaria, Austria, Solvenia, Hungary, Thailand, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey, Egypt, and Taiwan

Strange Stuff:

Oddly enough there are over 27k EWoM torrents already. - WTF? I wish I lived in that universe!

This thread is Grammar Nazi approved!

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November 8, 2008 9:59:19 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

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It has also been posted about on dozens of gamer forums that I know of and many blogs to boot! It seems the word is out and gaining lots of momentum within the gaming community and beyond.

 

This... is... STARDOCK!

 

What did you expect, no one to notice one of the best developers / publishers ever making a major announcement?

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November 8, 2008 10:25:42 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Well I did not expect it to be on over 100 different domains within 24 hours of the early announcement. 

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November 9, 2008 3:25:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Spartan,
Well I did not expect it to be on over 100 different domains within 24 hours of the early announcement. 


 

The wait has been long, and still is. Excited I am, and many more with me! 

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November 9, 2008 8:30:05 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I would like to see SD set up an RSS news feed that would auto update the Element section on partner sites if possible. That would really rock and save time for newshounds like me.

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November 9, 2008 8:38:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

MoM was a very beloved game and has a lot of fans.

Stardock is becomming known to more and more gamers and unlike other publishers has thier respect.

With a little bit of effort EWoM can generate a LOT of publicity for SD.

 

Sammual

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November 9, 2008 11:26:11 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I have a iGoogle widget that grabs a feed from google news for "stardock":

http://www.google.com/ig/adde?moduleurl=http://news.google.com/news%3Fngcft%3D0%26q%3Dstardock%26ie%3DUTF-8%26output%3Drss%26ned%3D:ePkh8BM9EyLSDiEeLY7iksSilPzkbANOmI1GApyWE767pkvr38hyvJIQ-dscAPsyEcs&source=imag

 

The straight news feed is: http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=&q=stardock&btnG=Search+News

 

It's not comprehensive but it does a pretty good job.  If you don't care about *other* Stardock news you can add "+elemental" to the string to narrow it down.

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November 10, 2008 2:15:39 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

@Zubaz - Good stuff. Believe it or not, I manually find all those links. I read dozens and dozens of news sites and journals every day as part of the prep for my job. The feeds are a thing to be sure however.

On a side note you should the following domain to your distro list if you dont already have it. I find that gamepress is a great source of information on the industry.

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November 12, 2008 10:37:12 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Spartan I gave you some Karma for this nice post. Saves me lots of time. Thanks a bunch

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November 12, 2008 11:49:00 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Solam,
Spartan I gave you some Karma for this nice post. Saves me lots of time. Thanks a bunch

Cool. Thanks! Annatar11 is kicking my butt on points somehow. Every little bit helps. I figure one day they will be good for something. If not, braggin' rights are always in vogue.

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November 12, 2008 12:37:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Braging rights are always cool!

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November 12, 2008 3:04:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

 

Cool. Thanks! Annatar11 is kicking my butt on points somehow. Every little bit helps. I figure one day they will be good for something. If not, braggin' rights are always in vogue.

Eh, until Elemental beta actually starts Sins forums are my lurking ground. Most of the karma I have visible here is from cross-forums.

Nobody beats me on Sins, though

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November 12, 2008 3:34:52 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Nobody beats me on Sins, though
Not even close to me at ImpulseDriven and don't bother looking at wincustomize. 

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November 12, 2008 3:37:23 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Nobody beats me on Sins, though
Heh . . beat you at galciv too (but not by much)

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November 12, 2008 9:27:27 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Zubaz,

Nobody beats me on Sins, thoughHeh . . beat you at galciv too (but not by much)

Although to be fair, Zubaz, you SD employees can increment Karma by quite a bit.  Us non-SD folk can only increase it for others by +1

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November 12, 2008 10:52:04 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Lord Reliant,

Quoting Zubaz, reply 13
Nobody beats me on Sins, thoughHeh . . beat you at galciv too (but not by much)
Although to be fair, Zubaz, you SD employees can increment Karma by quite a bit.  Us non-SD folk can only increase it for others by +1

 

I don't think that's accurate -- I don't thikn any of my 4 Karma givers were SD people, and I have 12 -- 3 each.

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November 12, 2008 11:18:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hmm... So, how does one give out more than +1 Karma?

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November 12, 2008 11:52:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Wincustomize has ranks of users.  The higher your rank, the more karma you can give.  I am a level 7  user (a Wizop) so I can give up to 7 a pop.  I rarely do, but I can.  And because some posts cross-pollinate  . . there you go.

For the right price I use my power for evil.    For the wrong price I use my evil for evil.  

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November 13, 2008 12:31:30 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You just know Zubaz is here incognito (no SD tag) trying to milk some karma points from the community posing as a general member.

I guess I need to post more on the WC site.

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November 13, 2008 6:48:17 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Not even close to me at ImpulseDriven and don't bother looking at wincustomize.

Heh . . beat you at galciv too

Yup, but as I mentioned Sins is my main roaming ground for now, so WC/ImpulseDriven/Galciv I'm not posting from

That and you don't count since you're a moderator anyway.

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November 13, 2008 7:51:11 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Annatar11,
That and you don't count since you're a moderator anyway.

Hush! It is my secret hope is that Boggie will chose a few MVP members to become moderators for E:WoM.

Of course with Zubaz slumming here it just might not happen.

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November 13, 2008 8:28:31 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Zubaz,
Wincustomize has ranks of users.  The higher your rank, the more karma you can give.  I am a level 7  user (a Wizop) so I can give up to 7 a pop.  I rarely do, but I can.  And because some posts cross-pollinate  . . there you go.

For the right price I use my power for evil.    For the wrong price I use my evil for evil.  

Interesting.  So, why don't other forums have user ranking?  And how can I dole out more karma?  To quote George from Seinfeld "I think it'd be a kick-but philanthropist."

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November 13, 2008 9:31:36 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

So, why don't other forums have user ranking?
I don't know.  I thought the old galcivI forum had some kind of rank. But as a service to the members here (here being relative as I am at impulsedriven.com now) for one karma point to me I will give more to whoever you want to get it.  [just a joke - do not give karma expecting ZuLoveZ].

Hush! It is my secret hope is that Boggie will chose a few MVP members to become moderators for E:WoM.
Being a moderator can be very limiting to what you might WANT to say in a situation.  That whole "being moderate" thing can suck.

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November 13, 2008 9:41:36 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Zubaz,

Being a moderator can be very limiting to what you might WANT to say in a situation.  That whole "being moderate" thing can suck.

No doubt. I have several years experience doing it as well as being an admin. I have build a couple forum communities over the years from nothing. I even had two of them get to over 20k members. My current one is pushing 5k now - it was at 7k a couple years ago but sadly, I simply don’t have the time to work on projects anymore like I used to so the activity dropped off but I'm still supporting it as much as possible on the money side at least. Oddly enough I'm more active on SD forums then it.

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November 13, 2008 10:28:30 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Could you say:

Moderation should be taken in...moderation

The only advantage I really see to ranking is that it allows users to easily tell how long someone has been around a forum and their experience with the topic (even if they consistently make strange statements).  It could lead to trolling and pointless posting, but maybe a side benefit would be to give out more karma to others.

I find it strange I can't see my own post count stats.

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November 13, 2008 10:43:50 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

The only advantage I really see to ranking is that it allows users to easily tell how long someone has been around a forum and their experience with the topic (even if they consistently make strange statements)
In the forums  the member # is displayed.  Thus those with the lower numbers have done the time and can be assumed to know what they are talking about.  The user levels aren't even displayed on WC anymore.

The rankings over there are also related more to the skinning ability.  There isn't as much an equivalent on the other forums I don't think.

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