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  • Fansite Gets Development Update

    Startrek-online.net was given an exclusive development update! Keep reading to learn where things stand withthis upcoming game.

    It’s been a long time (too long) since I’ve given the community an update on how things are going for the Star Trek Online team and with today marking Trek’s 40th (happy birthday Trek!), I thought it would be a great time to do some catching up. I’d like to start off by giving everyone a sense of what to expect going forward. Star Trek Online was announced about a year before development began in earnest. And as a result, we had some catching up to do in order to reassure the fans that we were treating the license with respect and demonstrate our commitment to developing a high quality game. We’ve also really enjoyed the opportunity to share some of our design ideas with the community and get feedback. As you might imagine, our first year of development involved a lot of brainstorming on paper while the foundation for our new client engine and toolset was being built. It was a perfect time for us to bounce ideas out to the community. And the feedback we received had a very valuable effect on our decisions and thought process.

    Get clicking to learn more! Are you planning to play Star Trek Online? Are things developing in the way you hope? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

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    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • EVE Online Launches Largest Supercomputer In The Gaming Industry Running On IBM Server Technology

    The makers of EvE Online have issued a press release this morning that tells us about their new super computer set up.

    CCP Games announced today the largest supercomputer cluster in the history of the gaming industry for EVE Online, one of the leading science fiction Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG). The upgraded server cluster features dual-processor 64-bit AMD Opteron-based IBM BladeCenter LS20 blade servers, as well additional enhancements to the clusters internet backbone.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more! Do you think that more games should use a system like this? Let us know in the forums at EvE Online Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Servers Attacked, Warning Issued

    LindenLabs, makers of Second Life, have issued a press release following an attack on their servers.

    Linden Lab reported today that it is notifying its community of a database breach, which potentially exposed customer data including the unencrypted names and addresses, and the encrypted passwords and encrypted payment information of all Second Life users. Unencrypted credit card information, which is stored on a separate database, was not compromised.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more. Do you play Second Life? Tell us about it in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

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    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Get Yours Now!

    Today the makers of ArchLord have announced that the pre order packs are now available!

    Codemasters Online Gaming are pleased to announce that pre-order packs for ArchLord™, one of the most hotly anticipated MMORPGS of 2006 are now available at GAME stores across the UK!

    Customers who pre-order through GAME are not only guaranteed the option to receive a full copy of the final game on the day of launch, but also receive a pre-order box containing a range of exclusive items including ArchLord branded stickers and postcards as well as an exclusive ArchLord soundtrack CD, composed by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra. In addition to these exclusive items, gamers will also be given an authentication key to allow them guaranteed access to the ArchLord BETA test.

    Check out the full press release to learn more. Waiting anxiously for ArchLord? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what has you waiting for this game!

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    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • BETA BETA BETA!

    A happy press release was sent this morning from the makers of The Lord of the Rings Online. Over 200,000 people have registered to be a part of the beta testing of this much anticipated game. Today they all will be happy to learn that beta has begun!

    WESTWOOD, MA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2006 – Turbine and Midway announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ (LOTRO) has officially entered Beta in North America. Codemasters Online Gaming is pleased to announce the simultaneous launch of Pre-Beta in Europe.

    Read the full press release to learn more! Have you joined the Lord of the Rings Online Community here at Ten Ton Hammer yet? Why not? It only takes a moment so go register and then share your thoughts on all things Lord of the Rings with us in the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Tons of New Choices!

    Yet another press release starts the morning from the makers of Lineage II as they offer us more information about what we can expect in the upcoming Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood. Today's release talks about the new weapons that will be available.

    Lineage® II: The Chaotic Chronicle offers a wide range of weapons for every class type. The choice of weapon can affect how hard you hit if you’re a fighter, or, if you’re a spellcaster, how much damage your spells do. Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood offers even more weapons and a new twist: a blood-stained sword designed especially for Player vs. Player combat.

    Keep reading to learn more. Do you play Lineage II? Are you looking forward to this next chronicle? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

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    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun!

    In today's newsletter issued by Auto Assault, we are given a heads up about a fun event planned for this weekend. Keep reading to get all the details.

    From September 8th to September 11th, 2006 come play our Double Loot Bonus Weekend. From 12pm CST (6pm GMT) Friday Sept. 8 to 12pm CST (6pm GMT) Monday Sept 11, all loot drops will be doubled! Make room in your cargo hold and get ready for tons of new gear to trick out your ride.

    If it's been a while since you've hit the road, check out Update 2 - delivering more head on combat, new auto targeting, and improved vehicle control so you're having more fun and inflicting more carnage than ever! Click here for details!

    Head over to the forums at Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us about this and all your favorite MMOs.

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    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Update Notes

    Update #27 for EverQuest II has gone live and we have all the notes that you've been waiting for!

    Game Update 27 for EverQuest II is now live, bringing with it more intrigue and mystery involving the old gods of Norrath, as well as new perks for Artisans and even a bit of new fashion for the Fall!

    Read the rest of the notes and then let us know what you think at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer!

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    Thu, Sep 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • R.A. Salvatore, Curt Schilling, and Todd McFarlane Team Up

    Gamasutra as posted this news item that lets us know that these three stars are coming together to form Green Monster Gaming. What is in store for this new company? Keep reading to find out.

    According to online reports, baseball legend and avid MMO fan Curt Schilling is forming a new Boston-based video game company, Green Monster Games, with Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and noted sci-fi/fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, to create what it describes as "industry-changing games".

    Get clicking to learn more. Tell us what you think may come of this partnership in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Thu, Sep 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Account Stealing Scam

    The World of Warcraft official site has been updated with a warning to players. It seems that there is currently an account stealing scam going on and they want you to be aware of how to protect yourself and your account.

    We'd like to make the community aware of a recent account-theft scam that is being circulated through email, game forums, in-game chat, and other mediums. This scam involves fake URLs, or hyperlinks, that once clicked will install harmful "keylogging" software intended to steal your World of Warcraft account name and password. After the creators of these keyloggers steal this information, they log into your account, immediately change your password to lock you out, and then sell all of your items and transfer all of your gold.

    Get clicking to get all the details! Have you seen this scam in action? Head over to the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer and tell us about it!

    News
    Thu, Sep 07, 2006
    LadySirse
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