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  Guild Wars, Lord of the Rings Online and Wizard101 Make the 2014 MMO Hall of Fame Class
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02/11/2014
 


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PLANO, TX (Feb. 11, 2014) – The third annual MMO Hall of Fame induction ceremony has arrived. Five new MMO games have been selected by the 2014 members of the MMO Hall of Fame Voting Committee. The games being inducted include: Guild Wars (released in 2005), Star Wars Galaxies (released in 2003), Planetside (released in 2003), Lord of the Rings Online (released in 2007) and Wizard101 (released in 2008). All of these games were selected based on their major contributions to the massively multiplayer online gaming industry as well as to the millions of fans who have enjoyed them over the years.

Each committee member selects 10 games they feel have set standards in the gaming field. The lists of nominees are forwarded to the Hall of Fame and tallied by the curator. Any games receiving 60 percent of the votes become automatic inductees. There were a handful of games newly appearing on this year’s MMO Hall of Fame ballot due to this being their first year of eligibility. Some of the top games include Age of Conan, Warhammer Online and Wizard101. However, only Wizard101 made it in its first year.

The 2014 MMO Hall of Fame Nominating Committee is a roundtable comprised of gaming industry notables: Carsten van Husen (CEO, Gameforge), J. Todd Coleman (Creator of Shadowbane, Wizard101, Pirate101), Andreas Weidenhaupt (CEO of Infernum Productions), Linda Carlson (Director of Global CR, Sony Online Entertainment), Mark Hill (Senior Product Manager, Perfect World Entertainment), Torsten Meier (Lead Public Relations, Bigpoint), Terri Perkins (Media Strategy Director, Funcom), Richard Vogel (President, BattleCry Studios, A Division of Bethesda Softworks), Eric Bloom (Gamer, Lead Vocalist of Blue Oyster Cult), and Carolyn Koh (MMO Gaming Writer).

Guild Wars missed being a unanimous selection by one vote, but it is certainly very deserving of being in the MMO Hall of Fame. Big congratulations to all of the 2014 MMO Hall of Fame inductees. The Voting Committee did a great job.” said Doug Kale, Marketing Director of the MMO Hall of Fame.

For the complete list of votes and percentages, please log on to the MMO Hall of Fame at Http://www.mmohall.com

ABOUT MMO Hall of Fame

The MMO Hall of Fame recognizes the massively multiplayer online games that have brought years of excitement to millions of fans worldwide. The MMO Hall of Fame is owned and operated by Fuzz Buzz Media of Plano, Texas.

 ABOUT Fuzz Buzz Media

Fuzz Buzz Media, based in Plano, Texas, is a marketing and business development company representing business websites in social media, online gaming, general reference, entrepreneurs and Texas restaurant reviews.

For more information

Contact: Doug Kale

Marketing Director, MMO Hall of Fame

Tel (214) 893-7726

mmohof@gmail.com