The MMO Round-Up / June 27

The MMO Round-up captures the genre’s most notable happenings of the week in easy to consume, bite-sized portions.

The $14.99 a month subscription rate was confirmed for DC Universe Online, with a shelf price of $49.99 on the PC and $59.99 price on the PS3.

City of Heroes: Going Rogue is set to release on August 17.

This is for the younger readers, Wizard 101 topped 10 million subscribers this week.

A couple of excited developers show us a video walk through of TERA.

Bad news for Aion, their servers will be getting downsized from 13 to 4 in the US and 18 to 8 in EU.

APB will have audio advertisements as you enter social districts, start the game up, exit the game and once every 3 hours. Goodbye immersion.

China tightens up the rules on online game content, some popular MMOs surely to be affected.

Allods Online to replace their harsh death penalty in the 1.1 patch.

MAG released a new game mode called Interdiction this week with corresponding trophies etc.

Linden Labs — responsible for Second Life — CEO, Mark Kingdom, stepped down from his post.

Wait a hot second, Global Agenda went free-to-play? Yes, it sure did.

Due to all the recent downtime, EVE Online players are all getting a free ship to make up for the lost play time.

Vrrrrum, check out the latest developer diary from Need For Speed World.

Now former operator of Warhammer Online in Europe, GOA officially handed the duties over to Mythic.

What now Blizzard, Free Realms scoots on by the 12 million subscriber mark.

Buy Fallen Earth at Walmart, get a free dog. An in-game dog of course, not a real one, that would just be silly.