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Power failure at Turbine delays Lord Of The Rings Online: Helm's Deep

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Turbine was forced to delay the launch of the Helm's Deep expansion for Lord of the Rings Online as a power failure knocked out their systems. Functionality was quickly restored but issues remain.

The studio is undertaking some "lengthy diagnostic investigations" to figure out how the power failure occurred, and warned some servers will have trouble for a little while.

The Lord Of The Rings Online: Helm's Deep expansion coming October 28th

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Want to take part in the "most epic conflict yet" for MMO The Lord of the Rings Online? Well you can't. Not until October 28th arrives anyway, like some much needed reinforcements at some kind of siege battle.

Helm's Deep is the sight of the "most memorable battle" in Middle-earth, and now the LOTRO team are letting fans get right in the thick of it. Level cap rises from 85 to 95.

Xfire: Free-to-play titles "continue to gain rapid user adoption and retention"

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Free-to-play games aren't some fad, they're getting bigger and now starting to nip at the heels. Xfire has stated, in a recent report, that F2P with micro-transactions are becoming mainstream among gamers.

Xfire runs a free chat and server browser client and has seen their World of Warcraft numbers tumble, while League of Legends rockets upward. The "rapid ascension" of F2P took them by surprise.

Riders of Rohan expansion for LOTRO delayed to February

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Turbine has announced that the Riders of Rohan expansion for their free-to-play Tolkein-licensed MMO The Lord of the Rings Online, which was supposed to be released on the 15th October, has been delayed til February 2013.

Veteran Elder Scrolls developer joins Turbine

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Videogame industry veteran Ken Rolston, part of the creative force behind The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, is joining MMO developer Turbine.

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