$2 Million Fury Tourney BeginsBy: real_cheng posted at Sep 29, 2007 3:10 am
A common problem with many nascent massively multiplayer online games is convincing enough testers to put up with a not-yet-finished product long enough to accurately check maximum server loads. However, that shouldn't be a problem for Australia-based developer Auran, as today marks the beginning of the Fury Challenge, a $2 million prize tournament for the fantasy MMOG.
Beginning today, interested players can sign up for Fury's open beta and begin competing in the first weekend-long tourney. The second weekend competition begins October 5, and those who preorder the game will be able to partake in a midweek practice session running from September 31 to October 4.
Players can compete as many times as they want in Fury's seven different tournament ladders, but only their top 10 performances will be logged for prize considerations. A sampling of the prizes at stake include Dell XPS computers, Nvidia GeForce 8600 graphics cards, Logitech peripherals, and GameStop gift cards ranging from $ 10 to $ 500 dollars. A full rundown on the tournament, as well as beta registration, Fury client download, and a full list of prizes, is available at the Fury Challenge Web site.
Fury defies convention in the growing MMOG market by focusing exclusively on player-versus-player combat. As detailed in GameSpot's previous coverage, the game blends first-person-shooter-style action with role-playing-style character advancement.
While Fury is still expected to be the first release from upstart publisher Gamecock, Auran noted today that the game has slipped a week from its October 9 launch date to October 16 for PCs. Fury will retail for $49.99 and is free to play thereafter. An optional $9.99 monthly subscription gives players access to enhanced game features. It is rated T for Teen.
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