The MMO Round-Up / Feb 13

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

The flood gates for Guild Wars 2 info has opened with tons of info pouring out, like a beta coming in 2011 among other things like this, this and this. Oh yes, and there is some more Guild Wars 2 info and goodies here.

According to Blizzard‘s Mike Morhaime their next MMO will not only break the mold but also be quote “new and fresh”.

NCSoft saw an increase in sales last year thanks to their two fantasy MMOs Lineage II and Aion.

BioWare gave a big hug to World of Warcraft and wants Star Wars: The Old Republic to be just like WoW went it grows up.

Zeus gets all up in your face in the latest trailer for Mytheon released earlier in the week.

Rift’s six day open beta event starts this Tuesday and if you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time to do so.

Frogster — makers of Runes of Magic — donated a hefty sized check to a children’s charity this week.

The next mini-patch for Final Fantasy XI is set to release on Monday.

A new MMO studio called Second Star Interactive popped up this week founded by some industry veterans.

The game Gods and Heroes is looking for a few good volunteers to help them out with a few things.

Champions Online system designer Chris Matz talked about the free-to-play model as well as the future of the game.

World of Tanks got a new tutorial video so that we can learn to play.

CCP reassured the EVE Online fan base that they’re focused on fixing a lot of small problems with the game.

Fallen Earth is set to get a blast of Nuclear Blast, which is a record label featuring heavy metal, apparently.

Fake leaked hacker video from Frogster teases the next update coming to Runes of Magic.

The Battlestar Galactica MMO launched this week, where have you been?

Turbine is bringing Dungeons & Dragons Online: Unlimited to Europe in 2011, the beta testing is set to start in March.

The Crux Prime update for LEGO Universe dropped this week and you can check out the trailer here.