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  • New Expansion Includes Content for All Player Levels, New Playable Race, New Zones Inspired by Original EverQuest

    Thats right! Today is the release day for the much anticipated expansion for Everquest II, Echoes of Faydwer. Hurry and get your copy today!

    "Our goal with Echoes of Faydwer is to solidly deliver on the best parts of the classic EverQuest feel, while adding plenty of new and exciting places to the world," said Scott Hartsman, senior producer of EverQuest II. "With its rich, vibrant environments, amazing sounds and music, brand new race to play, and the largest collection of places to adventure, Faydwer is shaping up to be a fantastic experience for all EQ2 players, new and experienced alike."

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more. Got your copy loaded already? Share your thoughts with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

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    Tue, Nov 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Characters of Middle-earth: Elrond

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a look at the characters one will find in Middle-earth. This look is at Elrond himself...

    In LOTRO, Elrond stands as a powerful force in aiding the Free Peoples in their struggles against the gathering darkness. In the refuge of Rivendell (called Imladris in Sindarin, the language of the Elves), nestled in a protected valley at the foot of the Misty Mountains, players can seek refuge to rest and heal and gain the knowledge and guidance of Elrond and his people.

    Hurry over and read more. What are your thoughts on how Elrond will be in Lord of the Rings Online? Are you pleased so far or wish something different? Let us know in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    News
    Mon, Nov 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • 'Child's Play Charity' Kicks Off 4th Annual Toy and Game Drive Designed to Bring Cheer to Kids in Hospitals

    A press release was issued to announce the kick off of this Game Drive.

    "There are so many gamers out there with big hearts," said Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo. "The grassroots Child Play initiative that started out in Seattle has grown now to include hospitals across the U.S. as well as international locations from Canada to Egypt. It gives me yet another reason to be proud to say 'I'm a gamer.'"

    Read the rest of the press release to see the rest of the details. Have you pitched in to help? Share your thoughts with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

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    Mon, Nov 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Nathan "Oveur" Richardsson made the announcement during his "The Fifth Horsemen" presentation this afternoon in Reykjavik at EVE FanFest 2006 - CCP is aiming to release Revelations, aka Kali Release 1, on November 28th, 2006. If problems still exist, naturally they may remain in testing and push that date back, but at least now we have a moving target. Get your vacation or sick days at work lined up now, eh?

    Even more exciting, CCP CEO Hilmar "Hellmar" Petursson announced that CCP Games and White Wolf Publishing, Inc. have made definitive plans to merge! White Wolf Prez Mike Tinney was on hand to comment and affirm the new arrangement at EVE FanFest 2006:

    Reykjavik, Iceland and Atlanta, GA, USA – November 11, 2006 - CCP hf. and White Wolf Publishing, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The creators of the single largest persistent online role-playing world and the world’s second-largest developer of offline role-playing, strategy and collectable card games will create the industry’s largest independent Virtual World developer. CCP is the publisher and developer of EVE Online, the world’s largest virtual gaming universe. White Wolf is the creator of some of the world’s most recognized role-playing titles including: World of Darkness (Vampire, Werewolf, Mage) and Exalted. The combined company will introduce new online and offline gaming products across the science-fiction, horror, and fantasy genres.

    The merged company will enable CCP to integrate White Wolf’s leading expertise in offline gaming development to enhance and create physical products for its MMOG, EVE Online. Products to be introduced in 2007 will include strategy guides, enhanced collectable card games, role-playing systems, and novels all based on EVE Online. White Wolf will leverage CCP’s industry-leading technologies to bring its offline role-playing titles online. Conceptualization and early development has begun to bring White Wolf’s World of Darkness, one of the world’s strongest gaming properties, into the online world.

    “White Wolf possesses the RPG industry’s leading offline gaming talent and some of the most recognizable roleplaying properties in the world,” said Hilmar Petursson, CCP’s Chief Executive Officer. " Virtual worlds are a new form of entertainment, separate from traditional computer games. By combining forces, we will create a company unsurpassed in quality, innovation, and scope which will keep us at the forefront of this emerging trend."

    The combined company will continue to operate under their respective names. White Wolf will be operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCP. Hilmar Petursson, Chief Executive Officer of CCP, will be CEO of the combined company. Mike Tinney, President of White Wolf, will continue as President of the independent subsidiary. Further, White Wolf will continue development and enhancement of their entire portfolio of gaming products.

    “CCP brings industry-leading technical expertise and online game development experience to us,” said Mike Tinney, White Wolf’s President. "Together, we will create the industry’s most innovative games leveraging both online and offline systems."

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    About CCP Games

    CCP Games is an industry leading independent developer and publisher of EVE Online, a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. Founded in 1997 and privately held, CCP is recognized internationally as a pioneer of the single-server persistent universe architecture. EVE Online is played in nearly every country in the world with over 300,000 players. The company is headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland with offices in London, England and Shanghai, China. More information is available at www.ccpgames.com.

    About White Wolf Publishing

    Since its entry into the gaming market in 1991, White Wolf Publishing, Inc. has grown into one of the leading role-playing companies in the world. With collective book sales in excess of 5.5 million copies over the life of the company, White Wolf is one of two undisputed worldwide publishing leaders for pen and paper role-playing games. White Wolf properties have been licensed to television series, comic books, action figures, professional wrestlers, a myriad of merchandising, replica props and weapons, interactive media events, coin operated arcade games and, of course, video games. More information is available at www.white-wolf.com.

    News
    Sun, Nov 12, 2006
    Ralphedelominius
  • World War I PC Combat Flight Simulator from the Flyboys Movie Lands for Christmas With Three Games in One!

    In a press release issued yesterday, iEntertainment Network annouced their plans for the retial release of the upcoming MMO Flyboys.

    Retail purchasers also get as a bonus; the two famous massively multiplayer games, WarBirds 2006 (World War II flying) and Armored Assault, (World War II tank game) which allow players to play offline and online with World War II airplanes and tanks. Retail purchasers of FLYBOYS Squadron will automatically gain free access to one month of unlimited play at the MMOG site, www.TotalSims.com, featuring FLYBOYS Squadron, WarBirds 2006, a World War II Flight Simulator, and a World War II Tank simulator, Armored Assault.

    Read the full press release to learn more. Are you itching to try this new game? Share your thoughts with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    News
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • ArchLord Launches PvP Sign-Up

    A note was sent to us by the fine folks at Codemaster's today to announce the beginning of PvP fun in ArchLord!

    ArchLord Launches PvP Sign-Up
    As you may have noticed, we have added a new section to the ArchLord website. Earlier this month we told you all about our ArchLord PvP tournament that we would be running, made up of three leagues and featuring some top prizes.

    Visit this new section of the site to learn more about what's involved, then get your team together and sign-up! Players will be granted a two-week period in which they can sign-up to take part, at the end of this period teams will be selected and randomly dispersed among the three leagues.

    Rules page: http://www.archlordgame.com/tournamentrules.php
    Roster submission:http://www.archlordgame.com/roster.php

    News
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Soldier Feat Tree - Levels 1 to 20

    MMORPG.com has posted this look at the Soldier Feat Tree today. Provided by the makers of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising, it's something you don't want to miss.

    As mentioned, Soldiers are capable of withstanding assaults that would devastate any other warrior. "Clipeatus Defense" is the basic defensive buff Soldiers can learn to give them increased ability in using a shield to block their opponents' attacks. When battling ranged combatants, "Shot Defense" is an invaluable feat, as it increases your chances of parrying incoming missiles.

    Get clicking to read the rest. Stop by our Gods and Heroes Ten Ton Hammer Community site today to catch up on all the latest news and information on this upcoming game.

    News
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A special look at FlyingLab's spooky festivities

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated today with a Developer Journal that takes a look at the Beta Halloween Event. Keep reading to learn more!

    Our content lead, Jess Lebow, led the charge. He recruited artists and mission designers to work up some neat stuff and in just two days, we were ready to go. I'll run down the list of nifty things we did in the four new-player towns of Marsh Harbour (pirate), Jenny Bay (British), Barilla (Spanish), and Tampa (French).

    Get clicking to find out what all the fun was! Don't forget to share your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    News
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Player Beta Journals Discuss The Minstrel

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with another in the series of Player Beta Journals! Keep reading to see what this week's journal brings!

    When I log onto my minstrel, I feel very comfortable with him. Minstrels are the main healing class, therefore it is very easy to make friends and find a group. The minstrel, in my eyes, is one of the backbones of any fellowship.

    Keep reading to learn more. Are you thinking of playing a Minstrel? Tell us about it in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today.

    News
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: The Ford of Bruinen

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with another in the series of Exploring Middle-earth.

    As travelers head east toward the Misty Mountains, leaving behind the barren Lone-lands and the treacherous hills of the Trollshaws, the roar of the River Bruinen, or "Loadwater," fills the air. At the Ford of Bruinen, where the Great East Road crosses the mighty river as it approaches the Valley of Rivendell, the swift waters can be easily crossed at these shallows just below the picturesque falls.

    Get clicking to find out more about the Ford of Bruinen. Share your thoughts with us about Lord of the Rings Online and all your favorite MMOs in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    News
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
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