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A first look: The Lord of the Rings Online

Shadows of Angmar

A new MMORPG is set to open in May 2007. Out of curiosity I took it for a spin during the open beta period of April. As you can see from the images the game is very pretty graphically. The game play, however, was just more the same. If you have played a MMORPG before, they you've played the Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. There is not much new here.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.