How to stop a Vancouver riot, Incarna and Duke Nuke Forever faux pas, a Torchlight 2 Hands-On, and much more awaits you in Ten Ton Hammer's latest daily newsletter.

Welcome to the 22nd edition of Reloading…

"Start with the part where Jayne gets knocked out by a ninety-pound girl, 'cause I don't think that's ever gettin' old.” –Wash (Firefly)

Everyone can use a feel good moment to start the day.   Let’s go with this…

Face Punching McGee

Let’s take a quick look around the industry with a slight side-step to visit the First Person Shooter guys! One of the best lines to ever grace has to be from the teaser for Adam Stow’s review of Duke Nukem Forever.

"Damn.  Those alien bastards are going to pay for shooting up my ride!" A classic line from the opening stage of Duke Nukem 3D you'll never forget, but after a few hours with this, you'll probably be saying "Damn.  Those developer bastards are going to pay for screwing up my sequel!"

How much pressure must there have been to get this right and, well, swing and a miss.

EVE players can finally step away from their spreadsheets and go walk-about in space stations thanks to CCPs latest free expansion, Incarna. How long can it possibly be before EVE’s spying game takes on a whole new level?

Rift update 1.3 had a false start yesterday, but while we're waiting for the fix, our Q&A with Hal Hanlin will astound and amaze you with words like "metronome" as we get down to business and figure out the what’s what of Patch 1.3.

In my last column I mentioned that Harry Potter and friends (owned by Warner Brothers) may well be joining the MMO community.  To add fuel to the flames of my pure speculation Turbine (owned by Warner Brothers) has posted a job opening for an unannounced console project. will spill the beans soon.

Share your thoughts on something from the column today or just in general.  Have you played Duke?

Until we meet again,

John “Boomjack” Hoskin

Latest MMOG Features

Torchlight II Hands-On with Co-Op, Random Events, and More

orchlight II is set to deliver even more of the exceptional gameplay you love from the original, but expands on the formula in plenty of new and interesting ways.

A Post-Mortem on SOE's Response to the Big Hack

The hacking of Sony Online Entertainment made headlines worldwide. With services down for a month, could SOE have responded better to the crisis?

Do WoW's Seasonal Events Need More?

We look at why now is the time for Blizzard to go beyond the loot tables and overhaul some of the older seasonal events to bring them in line with the rest of the sweeping changes made in Cataclysm.
Latest MMOG News

EVE Online: Incarna Vanity Item Pricing Riles Community

A $70 monocle? High cosmetic item pricing is causing an uproar in the EVE Online community, causing several corp and alliance leaders to ban players sporting these items.

Rift 1.3 Update Hits Snag

RIFT's 1.3 "Waves of Madness" deployed yesterday, but a new issue has turned up following the update's release prompting Trion Worlds to bring down the shards while it's resolved.

WoW 4.2 Primer Introduces War Games

Nethaera has posted a brilliant primer which explains the frequently asked questions as well as the ins and outs of War Games.

World of Tanks Swag Pack Giveaway

E3 mania may be winding down, but Ten Ton Hammer's still winding up to give away all the choice swag we picked up on the show floor. This week, we're giving you a chance to win a World of Tanks swag pack!

Our World of Tanks pack includes a mousepad, flask, 2 8GB USB sticks, 1000 gold and 20,000 credits. Premium members, roll on over to the entry page for your chance to win.

PlayerScore Update 4.8.01 Released

Ten Ton Hammer has released a new version of PlayerScore, the must-have scoring addon for WoW Players.

Most changes are to increase compatibility with WoW v4.2, and to fix a chain of recent bugs people have been reporting.

Download the update at
Real World News

From the Medical-Miracles-Dept. –

Botox Stops Texting Teen

From the Yo-Thievin-Mamma-So-Fat-Dept.  –

Woman Hides Mink Coat in Underwear

From the Acme-Roller-Skates-And-Anvils-Dept. –

Coyote Chases Cat Into House

Bruce Campbell Fact of the Day

The Black Eyed Peas were originally just The Peas until they met Bruce Campbell. 

Connect with Reloading...

Find us on Facebook

 © 2011 Ten Ton Hammer  

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

About The Author

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.