22-Mar-2005 TURBINE TAKES OVER MMP LICENSE FOR GAMES BASED ON J.R.R. TOLKIEN WORKS WESTWOOD, Mass. -- March 22, 2005 -- Turbine, Inc., a leading publisher of online subscription entertainment, announced today that it has finalized a deal with Tolkien Enterprises and Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) that grants Turbine the exclusive right to develop and publish massively multiplayer online worlds based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit literary works. As part of the agreement, Turbine will own all of the game assets to the upcoming, highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) The Lord of the RingsTM: Middle-EarthTM Online. All publishing responsibilities previously assumed by VU Games for the online license have been transitioned to Turbine effective immediately.
Got the game installed but haven't tried it yet......spent too much time with Half-Life2 and then all the original Half-Life titles (which I didn't play first time round).After this thread I'll give it a go but it will have to compete with the "substance" mod for Half-Life2 which is making me want a faster 'puter right now!
Was playing HL2, and while I appreciated the work that had gone into it, I was not that enthusiastic about playing it. The contrary applies with BFME. Two entirely different forms of entertainment really.
Both games require a fast 'puter' though. I am using a Mesh with the AMD 64 3500+ CPU and a 128 DDR FX-5500, this set-up copes Ok with the demands of either game with no bottlenecks. Also using for the first time a TFT Monitor....17" Iiyama Prolite E435S, this works fine with both the games and no sign of ghosting!.
I have a P4 3.2GHz/1.5GB ram/ATI x800pro(16 pixel pipelines) so it will cope with just about anything I throw at it for now,lol. But I am thinking of switching to an Athlon 64 when I have some cash spare.