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While our American readers enjoy burgers and dogs today on the holiday that traditionally doubles as the end of summer, we have a wealth of new information for you from PAX Prime 2010 today in Loading... Happy Labor Day!

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The
Pulse

You vote with what you
view at Ten Ton Hammer, and the
result
is the Ten Ton Pulse (What
is The Pulse?
).

Today's
top 5 Pulse results:

  1. World
    of Warcraft
  2. target="_blank">Everquest
    2
  3. target="_blank">Dungeons
    and
    Dragons Online
  4. EVE
    Online
  5. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro">Lord of the Rings Online

Biggest
movers today
:

  1. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/39">Dark Age of Camelot

    - Down 4 to
    #19
  2. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/183">Guild
    Wars 2

    - UP
    2 to #15
  3. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/265">Rift: Planes of Telara

    UP
    2 to #17
Recent Releases
  • 6/29
    - target="_blank">APB
    (release)
  • 7/27
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/2461"
    target="_blank">Need
    for Speed World
    (release)
  • 7/27
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/starcraft2" target="_blank">StarCraft
    II: Wings of Liberty
    (release)
  • 8/17
    - City
    of Heroes: Going Rogue
    (release)
  • 8/18
    - EverQuest
    II Extended
    (release)
Upcoming
Releases

  • September
    7, 2010
    - Aion:
    Assault on Balaurea
    (free
    expansion)
  • September
    30, 2010
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/ffxiv" target="_blank">Final
    Fantasy XIV

    (release)
  • style="font-weight: bold;">October
    26, 2010
    - LEGO
    Universe
    (release)

  • style="font-weight: bold;">November
    2, 2010
    - DC
    Universe Online
    (release)

Upcoming
Events

  • style="font-weight: bold;">10/5 -
    10/8 - GDC Online
  • style="font-weight: bold;">10/8 -
    10/10 - New
    York Comic Con
  • style="font-weight: bold;">10/22 -
    10/23 - href="http://us.blizzard.com/blizzcon/?rhtml=y" target="_blank">BlizzCon
  • style="font-weight: bold;"> 3/24
    -
    3/26 (2011) - target="_blank">CCP
    FanFest

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Being that half the Ten Ton Hammer team is on the way home from PAX Prime, the other half is enjoying DragonCon as spectators, and the third half is soaking up some of the last summer has to offer on this Labor Day holiday (that's right, we're always running at 150%), we figured we'd offer you our latest and greatest from PAX Prime 2010 below, along with our best wishes for a Happy Labor Day!



Today's
Hottest Articles, Guides, and Features
from Ten Ton Hammer

8 new Ten Ton Hammer features today! 147 Ten Ton Hammer features in August! 963 in 2010!

From PAX 2010 (HOT!)

A Melding of Genres – A First Look at Red 5's Firefall at PAX 2010http://www.tentonhammer.com/firefall/previews/pax2010

We’ve known that Red 5 Studios has been hard at work creating a new title for the online space for quite some time now. We’ve also known that the developer boasts some top notch talent including Mark Kern, team lead on World of Warcraft, and Scott Youngblood, former lead designer of Tribes. But what we didn’t know is just what kind of title such a talented team had aims at producing.

All of that changed, however, when Red 5 hit the show floor at PAX Prime to officially unveil Firefall, a team-based action shooter due out in Q4 of 2011. Ten Ton Hammer had the opportunity to see the game in action and speak with the legendary Mark Kern at the event, and has the full details on whether or not Firefall will be the game everyone is talking about next fall.

Half Elves, Time Travel, and a Demonic Vultron? - A PAX 2010 Video Preview of DDO Update 7http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo/videos/update7-preview

DDO Executive Producer Fernando Paiz takes us on a whirlwind journey through the October expansion to the award-winning free-to-play game. First, half is more as Fernando reveals the new race coming to DDO - half elves! - and we'll see a half orc, the other race revealed at PAX East, in action in the game.

Then it's time for a journey through the chronoscope to one of the more nightmarish moments in Stormreach's past to discover the strange fate of one of Stormreach's fan-favorite NPCs, entertainer Nat Gann. And did we mention a certain abishai-ish throwback tribute to a beloved 80s cartoon? It's all in our DDO Update 7 video preview from PAX 2010!

Minifigs, Start Your Engines! - A First Look at Racing in LEGO Universe from PAX 2010
http://www.tentonhammer.com/lego/videos/racing

Ten Ton Hammer goes racing with LEGO Universe Content Producer Brian Johnson in this gameplay-footage packed video from PAX Prime 2010. We'll start by building a race car with bricks and modules, then see how we do on the track as Brian explains the collectibles, boosts, and unique track environments in LEGO U's two racetracks. Finally, we'll have a look at the rewards for winning, including car parts, faction rewards that influence core gameplay, and more!

Previews

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Preview: The Stonecore
http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow/cataclysm/previews/stonecore

With the Cataclysm Beta in full swing, one of the best features is all the new places to explore. For many players the best areas to explore are the various new instances. One of those instances is the Stonecore, located in the earthen realm of Deepholm. It’s an old school type instance that is made up of natural tunnels through the earth. Join Byron “Messiah” Mudry as he explores this instance.

Media

LotRO Free-to-Play Trailer from PAX 2010
http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/video/f2p-pax2010

New LotRO Screenshots Unveiled at PAX
http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/screenshots/pax2010

En Masse Unveils New TERA Combat Screenshots at PAX 2010
http://www.tentonhammer.com/tera/screenshots/pax2010

Super Hero Squad Online Shows Off Combat and Cards in New Screenshots

http://www.tentonhammer.com/shso/screenshots/pax2010

Today's Top 10

  1. A First Look at Red 5's Firefall at PAX 2010
  2. Half Elves, Time Travel, and a Demonic Vultron? - A PAX 2010 Video Preview of DDO Update 7
  3. Minifigs, Start Your Engines! - A First Look at Racing in LEGO Universe from PAX 2010
  4. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/rift/interviews/scott-hartsman/new-classes-and-starting-areas">A
    Video Q&A with Rift's
    Scott Hartsman, Part 1: Just for Starters
  5. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/eon/interviews/aug-2010/gary-wagner">Put
    Up Your Nukes! An End of
    Nations

    Video Q&A with
    Executive Producer Gary Wagner
  6. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow/cataclysm/previews/stonecore">World of Warcraft Cataclysm Preview: The Stonecore

  7. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/eve/interviews/gylfason-at-gamescom2010">EVE
    Online
    href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/eve/interviews/gylfason-at-gamescom2010">
    Senior Producer Answers Community Concerns - An Exclusive Q&A
  8. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/gw2/features/previews/dancing-with-destiny">Dancing
    With Destiny - A First Look at Guild
    Wars 2
  9. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tsw/interviews/tornquist-london"
    target="_blank">London Calling - An Exclusive
    Interview with Funcom's href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tsw/interviews/tornquist-london"
    target="_blank">The Secret World
    href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tsw/interviews/tornquist-london"
    target="_blank"> team
  10. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow/newsletter/issue82"
    target="_blank">PlayerScore arrives at TenTonHammer! href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/tid/2675">


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- Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle
and the Ten Ton Hammer team

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

About The Author

Jeff
Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.

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