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  • CVG joins Blizzard's senior VP Frank Pearce for an in-depth look at the new races and issues from the outstanding expansion!

    CVG has posted this preview of World of Warcrafts's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. Find out what they learned while Frank Pearce gives them a test run of the game.

    Aesthetically, whatkind of World Of Warcraft character do you go for? Do you like the big, no-nonsense, tough-guy orcs and taurens - the kind that could splinter bones with their little fingers and don't get invited to dinner parties? Maybe you don't like straying too far from the norm and prefer humans. Sensible, dependable, no unnecessary horns, lovely little bit of Chaucerian countryside and scones for tea. Perhaps you prefer something a bit nicer to look at, a lithe female night-elf with a chain-mail bikini and a generous nature when it comes to giving out lap-dances?

    Get clicking to read more. What are you looking forward to most with this expansion? Let us know at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Sep 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • TrustedReviews Offers a Preview

    World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade is the subject of the latest update on TrustedReviews site. They offer a preview today that gives their view of the expansion.

    Unless you’ve been living in a gaming vacuum for the past couple of years, you will have heard of World of Warcraft. To call WoW a phenomenon is an understatement of epic proportions, and to be honest I don’t think that anyone, Blizzard included, realised just how massive this game was going to be. There are always stories in the media about obsessive gamers that lose whole weekends, or even weeks to their favourite game, but WoW took this sickness to another level!

    Get clicking to find out how they scored this preview! Do you agree with their postion? Let us know in the WoW Ten Ton Hammer forums today.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Sep 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Huge expansion (and tiny race) in store for EverQuest II

    Games Radar has taken a look at the upcoming expansion to EQ2, Echoes of Faydwer. Keep reading to see what they think of it...

    Tired of endlessly waiting around for the World of Warcraft to get bigger? Massively multiplayer online gamers should take note that EverQuest II is planning an expansion that will make it larger than ever, with the Echoes of Faydwer add-on that will be available this November. Introducing a rarely-seen new race (the tiny, winged Fae), EQII is clearly attempting to pull the heartstrings of the ex-EQ (now Warcraft) faithful.

    Get clicking to read more! Have you visited our EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer Community lately?

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Sep 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Marco van Haren Brings Us Up to Date

    MMO Portal has updated the site with an interview with Marco van Haren, PR and Web Content Manager for Spellborn International.

    We recently had the pleasure of tossing some questions at Marco van Haren, PR and Web Content Manager for Spellborn International. Read on to learn a bit more about the completely unique world of ‘The Chronicles of SpellBorn’ and see just what truly sets it apart in a busy field of upcoming MMOs.

    How many players are currently testing the game? When are you shooting for more invites to go out?

    During the first phase of beta testing we had more than 800 testers in the game. We recently fired up the second phase of Beta testing, and in addition to the 800 testers from phase 1, new waves of beta invites are being sent out to fill in many additional slots.

    Keep reading to learn more about the progress of Chronicles of Spellborn. Are you looking forward to playing this game? Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Sep 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Updated Q&A - Character Customization, Roman Gods, and Combat

    GameSpot has a new interview with Stieg Hedlund on their site. In this interview we get an update on the progress of this upcoming MMO.

    Most massively multiplayer role-playing games are set in Tolkien-inspired fantasy worlds inhabited by cheery elves, surly dwarves, monstrous orcs, and so on. Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising isn't one of these. The debut game from Perpetual Entertainment is set in the ancient world, and you'll create a Roman character to adventure across a beautiful landscape inhabited by other players and countless enemies. This isn't the familiar ancient world of history as you know it, though, because the world of Rome Rising is full of mythological creatures and the power of the Roman gods themselves. For the latest on Gods & Heroes, we turned to design director Stieg Hedlund. Gods & Heroes is scheduled to launch later this year.

    Get clicking to read the interview. Find the answers you wanted in the interview? Tell us about it in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Austin Game Conference: Preview of The Ryzom Ring

    Gamersinfo.com has posted a preview of the upcoming expansion to the Saga of Ryzom, Ryzom Ring. Keep reading to see what they thought.

    Just over 2 years ago French MMO developer Nevrax announced they would be doing something revolutionary with their decision to allow players to create their own content for their popular MMO Saga of Ryzom. We had the opportunity to sit down at this year's Austin Game Conference with Nevrax’s Director Milko Berset, and once again see the progress that they had made on The Ring. Sitting down with Milko in Nevrax’s booth in the Technology Pavilion I can see that the tools have progressed a lot from when we last got a peak at them.

    Get clicking to learn more. Waiting for Ryzom Ring? tell us all about it in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Community Manager Chris "Binky" Launius talks about some interesting plans Perpetual has

    MMORPG.com has posted an interview with Chris Launius. In this interview he talks about the death penalty, upcoming website options that will let you do almost everything you can do in game! Keep reading to learn more.

    At AGC we met up with Chris “Binky” Launius, the Community Manager for Perpetual’s Gods and Heroes for a quick chat about the progress of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.

    Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising is slated for release in early 2007 and at this time, Launius informed us that the development team is finalizing and polishing a lot of systems. The newbie player experience has been revamped and they are planning the first public testing phase of the game.

    Get clicking to read more. What plans are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts with us in the Gods and Heroes Ten Ton Hammer forums!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Lineage II: Oath of Blood gets ready to expand the players’ experience

    GameZone has posted a preview of the upcoming expansion to Lineage II, Oath of Blood. Do they think this will be a hit or a miss? Keep reading...

    Since the launch of Lineage II in April of 2004, the game has seen a lot of changes, the evolution of the community and strong changes along the way.

    Much of the criticism has been addressed. Players who have violated the EULA (end-user licensing agreement) have found that NCsoft has cracked down hard. In fact, as of the middle of September, approximately 50,000 accounts will have been banned for infractions. There are been four ‘chronicles’ or major updates to the game.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the preview. Let us know what you think about the upcoming changes right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Dust off your questing hat. Or cloak.

    IGN has posted their preview of Echoes of Faydwer, the upcoming expansion for EverQuest II. Keep reading to see if they had similar impressions as the other previews.

    On November 14, EverQuest II adventurers will get the opportunity to purchase all sorts of new features with the release of the third expansion, Echoes of Faydwer. According to Sony Online, the title will be available in both retail box form and as an online download. The download will be priced lower than the boxed version, since it'll only be the expansion. The original EQII, its two previous expansions, and Echoes of Faydwer will be included in boxed copy.

    Get clicking to read more! You know the drill, stop by EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts on this expansion or anything at all in the forums!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer Updated Impressions

    Gamespot has posted an updated preview of the upcoming expansion to EQII. Keep reading to see what they think...

    One of the advantages of massively multiplayer online role-playing games that let you play in persistent virtual worlds with thousands of other players is that they can evolve and grow over time. The world of EverQuest II will experience another growth spurt with the release of the upcoming third expansion, EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer. With Echoes of Faydwer, the designers at Sony Online Entertainment continue to tie together the worlds of EverQuest II and the original EverQuest. Faydwer was an area in the original game, and the traditional home of the elves, dwarves, and gnomes is back and better than before.

    Get clicking to read the full preview. Don't forget to stop by the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you think of the upcoming expansion!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
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