Blizzard's The Burning Crusade
swept the MMO expansion pack awards, but the newest and most impressive cash cow on the block was Lord of the Rings Online
. From its announcement in 1998 (yeah, a decade
ago) as Middle-Earth Online
, until it's definitive 2007 release, LOTRO
has now racked up some hard-won accolades: Game Informer magazine recently placed LOTRO
in it's "Top 50 Games of 2007," and Voodoo Extreme labels it the "Best Massively Multiplayer Game of 2007." All I can say is, my sentiments exactly
THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: Shadows of Angmar™ NAMED One of the top 50 games of 2007
WESTWOOD, MA – January 16, 2008 - Turbine, Inc. announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ was named one of the Top 50 games of 2007 by Game Informer Magazine, the world’s largest video game magazine dedicated to console, handheld, and PC gaming.
“We’re honored that Game Informer Magazine has named The Lord of the Rings Online as one of the top 50 games of 2007,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “The Lord of the Rings Online is changing the way players experience massively multiplayer online games and we’re excited about our plans for new content that will make the game an even more enjoyable experience in 2008 and beyond.”
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™ NAMED Best MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER GAME OF 2007
WESTWOOD, MA – January 16, 2008 - Turbine, Inc. announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ was named Best Massively Multiplayer Game of 2007 by Voodoo Extreme, a leading gaming news portal serving the gaming community.
“The Lord of the Rings Online provides players a unique experience that is constantly evolving and growing with respect to both content and gameplay and we’re honored to be named the Best Massively Multiplayer Game of 2007,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “We’re hard at work expanding the online world of Middle-earth and are dedicated to extending the successes of 2007 to 2008 and beyond.”
The Lord of the Rings Online delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of the Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth™ as never before. The Lord of the Rings Online is available for purchase at major retailers across North America. For more information, or to download a free trial, visit www.lotro.com.
Turbine, Inc. is a premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. A team of entrepreneurs formed Turbine over a decade ago with the vision of becoming a leading provider of online entertainment. Since then, Turbine has grown to become one of the largest privately-held online gaming studios in North America. Turbine has created some of the most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™ and Asheron's Call®. For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.
About Tolkien Enterprises
The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tolkien Enterprises has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on Tolkien’s works for almost 30 years. Its headquarters are in Berkeley, California, and its website may be found at www.tolkien-ent.com.