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Age of Conan: Unchained

  • Funcom explains to CVG why Conan will be "the most mature MMO ever made"

    CVG has posted an interview today with Game Director, Gaute Godager. This interview reveals lots of great details about the game.

    Conan (as it's known to its mates) is being billed as mature, brutal and barbaric, all in 7.1 surround audio to make the crunching sound of bone hit home even harder. It's up to you to try and keep a lid on peace and serenity of the world but things are obviously on the brink of chaos and spiraling out of control. Wouldn't be much fun otherwise, would it?

    Get clicking to read more. Are you ready for bone crunching chaos? Let us know about it in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Three Gods and a City...

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with four new pieces of lore! This lore covers the three most worshiped gods as well as the city of Old Tarantia.

    Find out more about the gods of the world of King Conan. Our lore section has been updated today with information on three of the most worshiped gods, Crom, Mitra and Set.

    Get clicking to learn more. What do you think about Age of Conan? Will you be playing it when it launches? Let us know in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.com!

    News
    Tue, Sep 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Comic Book Editor and Writer, Roy Thomas Interviewed

    The official site for Age of Conan was updated recently with an interview with Roy Thomas. He will be helping to create an Ultimate Guide for the game.

    Roy Thomas is probably best known for introducing Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped define a whole era of American comics.

    Now he has teamed up with the team at DK Publishing to create a wonderful fully illustrated Ultimate Guide to the world of Conan. We caught up with the man himself to ask him a few questions about what it means to be involved with Conan again!

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking to learn more! What are your thoughts about Age of Conan? Are you planning to play it when it launches? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know all about it!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Second Edition of Behind the Scenes on the Official Site

    This week's edition of Behind the Scenes on the official site for Age of Conan gives us an in depth look at how a design team works...

    This week we catch up again with Age of Conan lead designer Ole Herbjornsen as he explains a little more about how the design team works.

    Hi again! Following up from my previous article I wanted to go into the other designer ‘classes’ that we have in Age of Conan. (Especially since I don’t want anyone feeling left out!) So today we look at the roles of the item, special effects, quest and system designers.

    Keep reading to learn more! Can't wait for Age of Conan to launch? Tell us why in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Aug 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Gameplay Preview #9

    The Age of Conan official site was updated today with this preview. It takes a look at Siege PVP and Massive PVP. Keep reading to learn more.

    This week take a look into the bloody conflicts that players will be able to engage in within the Border Kingdom PVP zones in Age of Conan

    Destruction and betrayal brought about by the thirst for power is the nectar of Hyboria - the one constant in the world of King Conan. Death reaps a rich harvest in the battles for power between rival warlords, tribal chiefs and would be pretenders to the throne of Aquillonia.

    Read the rest of this preview and then hurry back and let us know what you think in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Is Conan For You?

    Gaming Horizon took some time to preview Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures recently. Their preview includes some wonderful screenshots that you will not want to miss.

    Age of Conan, Funcom's second foray into the MMO market, will trade on the world's most recognizable fantasy hero while thrusting its players into a dark, savage and deadly world of demonology, wanton cruelty and human sacrifice. Going to retail with a Mature rating from the ESRB, a potentially risky move for a subscription-based game, will ensure that players will be able to revel in the gritty (un)reality of the Conan universe - complete with in-game guttings and beheadings. However, that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, in this highly anticipated game.

    Our fourms are just waiting for you to fill them up with your thoughts about Age of Conan and all your favorite MMOs once you finish reading this preview. Are you planning to play Age of Conan? Tell us why!

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Funcom and SCi/Eidos sign co-publishing agreement for 'Age of Conan'

    This press release was issued this morning...

    The highly anticipated MMO has March to May as new launch window –

    Oslo, Norway - July 24, 2006 – Funcom announces the signing of a co-publishing agreement with SCi/Eidos for ‘Age of Conan’, the highly anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO). Under the terms of the agreement, SCi/Eidos is to publish the boxed product of ‘Age of Conan’ while Funcom retains digital distribution rights. The agreement gives SCi/Eidos distribution rights for North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Funcom will operate servers and provide customer service for the game and collect and retain subscription revenues.

    The two parties have agreed to set the new launch window between March and May 2007. The contract contains specific sales targets, which, if met, will make ‘Age of Conan’ a highly successful game. The PC version of ‘Age of Conan’ is currently in the Beta phase of development and Funcom and SCi/Eidos are pleased with the status of the game. Funcom and SCi/Eidos will also co-operate to bring the game to the console market.

    “We are very excited to work with SCi/Eidos on the publishing of Age of Conan,” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. “SCi/Eidos has proven their strength in PR, marketing and distribution with series like Hitman and Tomb Raider, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our co-publishing partner. Our two companies share a strong commitment and ambition for the game, and we feel certain the partnership will increase the likelihood of success and the total sales potential for the game.”

    “We have strong faith in the sales potential for ‘Age of Conan’, and by combining the knowledge and reach of both SCi/Eidos and Funcom we believe the game will become a great success,” said Ian Livingstone, Product Acquisition Director of Eidos. “The many E3 awards, the extensive worldwide press coverage, the vibrant online player community, the strong global brand and Funcom’s extensive MMO experience are all factors which bode well for the future of ‘Age of Conan’, and we will do our best to contribute to making it into a successful MMO franchise in the years to come.”

    ‘Age of Conan’ is a Showcase title for Windows Vista, and the game recently won the “Best MMO of E3” awards from IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy and Yahoo Games. More information, screenshots, forums, newsletter sign-up and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com.

    What do you think of this news? Click the forum link on the left of the page and head over and tell us. Ten Ton Hammer is committed to bringing you the latest news on all your favorite MMOs including Age of Conan.

    News
    Mon, Jul 24, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Return of Inflatable Swords!

    Reported on the official site for Age of Conan on Friday, inflatable swords will make an appearence at Comic Con. Age of Conan will be joining the folks at Dark Horse Comics at their booth for the event.

    Next week sees a great Conan presence at the Comic-con event in San Diego. If you are planning on attending the show make sure you catch some of the action at the show!

    We will be joining our friends at Dark Horse comics at their booth to talk a little about the game and to hand out the first prints of the exclusive Age of Conan comic created by the Dark Horse team (as well as our ever popular inflatable swords)!

    Read more about this on the official site. Are you looking forward to playing Age of Conan? Share your thoughts with us in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Jul 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Concept Art

    Two new images have been added to the gallery on the official Age of Conan site. See them for yourself and let us know what you think of them in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Jul 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Concept Art, Party Invitation and an Interview

    Friday was a busy day over at the Age of Conan main site. Three seperate stories were posted. Lets take a look at them...

  • Interview with the Game Director
    The folks at www.theoldergamers.com sat down with Game Director Gaute Godager to find out more about Age of Conan. check this interview out for lots of juciey details!
  • Win an Invitation to the Conan Party of the Year!
    As part of their participation at this years Comic-con event in San Diego. Conan Properties International are throwing a Conan Party on Thursday the 20th of July and we were lucky enough to snag five invitations for the event to give away to five lucky fans! Keep reading to find out more!
  • New Concept Art Added to Site
    The Age of Conan site has been updated with four new concept images. Hurry over and check them out!
News
Mon, Jul 03, 2006
LadySirse
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