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  • Many Job Changes

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI has been updated with three different postings for job adjustments. Get the scoop on the Samurai, Summoner and more!

    The next version update will feature adjustments to several jobs. Building on the previous notice regarding the samurai job, we would like to take this opportunity to describe the changes in store for dark knights, dragoons, and ranged attacks, which are used mainly by rangers and corsairs.

    Head over and check it out! Don't forget to share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer on this and all your favorite MMOs.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine Expands Chinese Distribution for Lord of the Rings Online

    Another press release hot off the wire. Turbine has announced a new distribution agreement with CDC Games.

    Turbine, Inc. and CDC Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of China.com Inc, a business unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), today announced a distribution agreement for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, Turbine's highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Under the terms of the deal, Turbine will work closely with CDC Games to localize The Lord of the Rings Online for the fast-growing Chinese market.

    Keep reading for the rest of the details. Have you been to the LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer Community site recently? Head over and share your thoughts with us in the forums today.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Emergent's full turnkey solution will serve as technology foundation from
    concept to deployment

    Hot off the wire, TimeGate Studios has issued a press release to talk about their new plans for an upcoming MMO.

    Emergent Game Technologies and
    TimeGate Studios today announced a licensing agreement that provides TimeGate with the full suite of Emergent Elements for use in developing a major upcoming massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game. TimeGate will use Emergent's Gamebryo Element game engine in addition to the Metrics, Server and Automation Elements - breakthrough new tools for building, testing and managing games. The company will also tap Emergent's Live Game Services to bring the game online and manage it after deployment.

    Keep reading to learn more! Don't forget to share your thoughts with us on this and all things related to your favorite MMOs in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • ZOMG... Kenny got pwned!

    Comedy Central commercials revealed (and the WoW official site confirmed) that South Park will open the second half of its 10th season with a stab at World of Warcraft on Wed, Oct. 4th at 10pm (US Eastern and Pacific time):

    In Comedy Central's teaser commercials for the first of a new batch of South Park episodes, the series' four main characters--elementary school kids Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny--gaze slack-jawed at computer screens, morbidly obese and riddled with zits. While the portrayal is a bit of a caricature of the typical massively multiplayer online role-playing game addict, it doesn't take a genius to guess that the show is turning its gaze toward the genre and its current standard-bearer, World of Warcraft.

    Make love, not Warcraft in South Park, and Gamespot has the scoop.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    Ethec
  • New Concept Art Added

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with some new pieces of concept art. Head over and check them out and then stop by the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer to let us know what you think.

    News
    Mon, Oct 02, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Submissions Open Oct 3rd!

    The official site for Lineage II has been updated with a page that heralds their new community contest. In this contest you get a chance to work with the music for the upcoming Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood.

    Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood™ features a fantastic new soundtrack composed by Inon Zur. To celebrate the release of the new Chronicle and the recent launch of Lineage Radio, we are happy to bring you the Lineage® II Remix Contest! Put your own spin on a selection from Chronicle 5 and you might win fantastic prizes. Your remix might also be played on the air of Lineage Radio for all Lineage® II players to enjoy!

    Keep reading to get all the details! Good luck and keep us posted if you enter! Find out more about Lineage II events here and here. Stay up to date with all the latest Lineage II news and information right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Mon, Oct 02, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Early reviews sing its praises; MMO fans finally have a magazine to call their own

    A press release was issued this morning to announce the premier issue of Massive Magazine. It hit newstands across the country today.

    The premiere issue of MASSIVE includes a 30-page feature on "What's Next" for the MMOs of today and tomorrow. Other articles cover such topics as: why you'd want to hire a Chinese gold farmer and what it's like to run a guild with hundreds (or more) members. Each newsstand copy of MASSIVE includes a free DVD with five playable trial versions from SOE, including EverQuest II, EverQuest, Planetside, Star Wars Galaxies, and The Matrix Online, plus a VIP code that lets readers access the beta of Gods & Heroes.

    Read the full press release for more details. Have you picked up your issue today? Share your thoughts with us in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Epic Collection In Stores In October!

    The official site for Lineage II has been updated with an announcement that they will be releasing a full collection of the game in October. Get all the Chronicles and more.

    For the first time, the original game and all five available expansions are available in one box. Lineage® II has thrilled over 14 million players world-wide with its epic adventure, challenging quests, massive world, huge online community and unmatched player versus player combat.

    Get clicking to see the rest of the details! You can stay up to date to date on all the latest news and information right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Sep 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Standard MMO subscription package replaces proposed PLAYplus system as Codemasters Online Gaming respond to community feedback

    A press release has been issued this morning to announce that the previously announced PLAYplus system is being done away with in response to community feedback.

    The PLAYplus payment system allowed players to choose from a range of monthly subscription packages, each offering different levels of in-game incentives at varying price points. Following experimentation with the system within the beta test and monitoring the feedback from thousands of ArchLord community members, the PLAYplus system will not be implemented for the game’s release.

    Read the rest of the press release and official FAQ to learn more. Tell us what you think about this change in policy in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Sep 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Seed Forced to Say Good Bye

    Stunning news hit our desks this morning from the Ten Ton Hammer's Most Original Game for E3 2006 winner, Seed. A Letter has been sent out by Lars Kroll Kristensen CEO of Runestone Game Development.

    For the past two months, I and a few others have attempted to sell a partnership deal to a long list of publishers and MMO companies, trying to raise the capital we needed to finish the game properly, and re-launch it in a form it, and especially you the community, deserve. While we have received a great deal of interest, we have not been able to close a deal. The harsh reality is that we have now officially run out of money, and out of options, and therefore, we cannot pay salaries, rent or hosting fees.

    Read the rest of the letter or head to the official Seed Forums to learn more. Share your thoughts on this sad news in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Sep 28, 2006
    LadySirse
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