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  • Let's hope you never run into the dreaded GamerGod during a dungeon crawl.
    GamerGod makes some good points about why Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach satisfies its DnD heritage and makes for a good MMORPG.

    I’ve played D&D for as long as I can remember, and I always wanted someone to make a good D&D game where I played one character in a party and went out adventuring. I always dreamt that one day there would be a totally interactive D&D world where my character could live and meet people, slay mighty dragons, and have people recognize who I was. I've been thinking a lot about what I know of this game, and the thing that I like most is how this MMO has set itself apart from the rest. Most of the elements in DDO are headed in different directions to other MMO's; it forces you to form parties, real time combat, no mounts, and no houses. It's a risky strategy, considering many people play MMO's to buy houses, ride horses, and farm gold and become an almighty ruler of the game - but I think it's a brilliant idea and a brilliant-looking game. For many people, this game will not live up to their hopes or expectations, and although I haven’t played the game yet I'm eagerly awaiting the release. What do I think? Is DDO worth all the hype? My answer is that my dream may no be longer a dream.

    Read the rest of the GamerGod op/ed on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.
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    News
    Wed, Dec 07, 2005
    Ethec
  • Fancy, shiny, moving pictures of marvellous beasts and magic missles.
    DDO.com has posted a brand new Dungeons and Dragons Online movie.

    " The latest Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™ video has been uploaded to the video library on DDO.com. "

    Be the coolest 20-sided dice rolling geek on your block by visiting our TenTonHammer DDO Community Site. If you need even more, we have More DDO News, and by more we mean older.
     

    Video, Media
    Tue, Nov 29, 2005
    Boomjack
  • GameSpy rolls for initiative.
    DDO is still in the "hands on" phase of previewing (followed by the "OMG roxxz0rz!" preview phase, which is followed by the "preview" preview phase... something like that), and GameSpy doesn't disappoint.

    After all, what better genre than the massively multiplayer online role-playing game to bring the "role" back into what usually becomes merely an endless treadmill of players searching for the bigger, better magical doodad? Having been lost in the D&D Online beta for about three days now, I'm seriously impressed at how well Turbine is translating not just the mechanics, but the very "feel" of classic D&D gameplay to the MMO format.

    No dice bag needed to view GameSpy's "hands on" preview of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.
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    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Ethec
  • Some fancy Dungeons and Dragons pictures, ironically showing neither a dungeon nor a dragon.

    CVG has posted two new Dungeons and Dragons Online screenshots.

    " Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is set on the continent of Xen'drik in the world of Eberron with players questing, adventuring, hitting things with swords and calling people "n00bs" and so on. "

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    Images, Media
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • How do the dragons fit down those tiny tunnels to get into the dungeon in the first place?
    Dungeons and Dragons Online received twice the loving today with previews posted on both GameDaily and MMORPG

    " Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a press event for Turbine’s Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Before I even left, I knew what to expect. I was told that the game’s lead designer, Ken Troop was going to give us a brief overview of the game before we ourselves would have a chance to sit down in front of it. "

    Still yearning for more?

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It's all hands-on, without the usual harassment suits that follow.
    We were there. They were there. It was written about everywhere. Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach hands-on information is stamping your way faster than a Bugbear with a burr on its rump. TenTonHammer, GameSpot and IGN all have their impressions online for your dice rolling, dungeon crawling pleasure.

    " Turbine cleared out Dragon Bar, a fine establishment in San Francisco's North Beach district, and brought all the necessary hardware to provide core community members, pen-and-paper (PnP) gamers, and fansite reps a "hands on" tour of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach (or DDO, for short) . The atmosphere was charged with excitement as the alcohol and gourmet vittles flowed freely, and I'd be remiss not to thank the Turbine crew for pulling off a fitting introduction for this party-intensive game. "

    Who's da man? You're da man! Now get to it!

    Still craving more? Even more Dungeons and Dragons Online News.
     

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Orcs from Sesame Street?
    The newest trailer from Turbine features an orc voiceover (that really sounds a lot like Grover from the popular, long-lived kids show) daring you to join the battle so he and his friends can beat on ya. The dub might be a bit comical, but the glimpse inside the game the trailer gives is entirely worthwhile.

    "This exclusive DDO trailer is a ~30 meg download and features a look at many of the enemies you'll encounter beneath the player city."

    Head over to GameTrailers.com to enjoy the latest Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach video offering.
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    Video, Media
    Mon, Nov 07, 2005
    Ethec
  • DDO Europe falls to CodeMasters.
    MMORPG.com has announced that CodeMasters will handle European operations for Dungeons and Dragons Online.

    "Many of you will have already seen the exclusive DDO Q&A series that MMORPG.com have been bringing to you over the past months and following with great interest, as have we! It’s a fantastic license and the game is shaping up to be something really special - we’re thrilled to be able to play our part in bringing you this awesome title! "

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Europe Announcement at MMORPG.com.

    Mon, Nov 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • DDO Beta no longer a d20 roll
    Dungeons and Dragons Online is going public with beta, partnering with IGN- and the peasants rejoice.

    ""We are excited about opening the public Beta with IGN," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "An outstanding game like Dungeons & Dragons Online deserves a great Beta partner."
    "Our readers recently voted Dungeons & Dragons Online as their 'most anticipated MMO' game," said Jamie Berger, VP and General Manager, Consumer Products Group, IGN Entertainment. "Not surprisingly, we are delighted to be the exclusive host of the Beta and to offer those players a first crack at the only MMOG inspired by the legendary role-playing game."

    Read the official press release announcing the Dungeons and Dragons Online public beta and the IGN partnership.
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    News
    Wed, Nov 02, 2005
    Ethec
  • Cheers are heard from basements around the globe as Dungeons and Dragons Online announces beta testing.
    Turbine and IGN have announced that sign-ups for the Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach beta are now open.

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    WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2005--Turbine, Inc.
    announced today that Dungeons & Dragons Online(TM): Stormreach(TM) is officially in public Beta and that IGN Entertainment will be the exclusive host. As part of the arrangement, IGN will widely promote the Beta to the millions of gamers who regularly visit IGN's sites, including IGN.com. The Dungeons & Dragons® property is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS - News) and is based on the classic role-playing game published by Wizards of the Coast, a Hasbro subsidiary.
    "We are excited about opening the public Beta with IGN," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "An outstanding game like Dungeons & Dragons Online deserves a great Beta partner."
    "Our readers recently voted Dungeons & Dragons Online as their 'most anticipated MMO' game," said Jamie Berger, VP and General Manager, Consumer Products Group, IGN Entertainment. "Not surprisingly, we are delighted to be the exclusive host of the Beta and to offer those players a first crack at the only MMOG inspired by the legendary role-playing game."
    "Fan acceptance is very important to the overall success of any game," said Rachel Hoagland, director of Digital Entertainment for the Hasbro Properties Group. "We are thrilled that Turbine is tapping into the gaming community, specifically the D&D fan base to ensure Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach delivers an authentic and satisfying D&D and MMO experience."
    Turbine also announced today that all of the players who registered for the Alpha will be automatically enrolled in the Beta pool from which Beta invitations will be sent. That announcement could not come soon enough for the 150,000 eager players who applied for the Alpha program but could not get in due to the overwhelming response. Current members of Turbine's Beta Rewards program and the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Community Forums have an increased chance of being invited to participate in the Beta. New players can sign up at www.fileplanet.com/promotions/ddo_stormreach/.
    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is the first and only massively multiplayer online role-playing game MMORPG based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS brand franchise from Wizards of the Coast. This innovative online world features highly customizable characters built from authentic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS races, abilities, skills, and feats; real-time action combat; dangerous dungeons with devious traps; hand-crafted, private adventures; monsters and stories from the action-packed and intrigue-laced EBERRON® campaign setting; and award-winning visuals.
    ABOUT TURBINE
    Turbine, Inc. is a premier producer, publisher and operator of online subscription entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood, Mass. The Company is the largest privately held online games company in North America. Turbine's catalogue includes some of the most famous online entertainment brands, including Asheron's Call®, Dungeons & Dragons® Online: Stormreach(TM) and The Lord of the Rings Online(TM): Shadows of Angmar(TM). For more information on Turbine and its services, please visit www.turbine.com. "

    You can sign-up for the Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Beta at FilePlanet.
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    Beta, Official Announcements
    Wed, Nov 02, 2005
    Boomjack
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