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  • The Final Four Gods Revealed

    MMORPG.com has part two of their look at the gods that are returning to the world of Norrath in EverQuest 2. Keep reading to find out which four round out the picture...

    Today, we conclude our looks at the gods of EverQuest II. MMORPG.com introduces these exclusively. They will be part of the upcoming expansion pack Echoes of Faydwer. Today, we reveal the second four, three good and two netural, gods. You can read about the first four here.

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking and find out which gods are coming back! Tell us what you think in the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 01, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Which Gods Will Return?

    MMORPG.com will answer that question for everyone today and tomorrow. They are giving us a look at the eight returning gods. Is your favorite among them?

    Today and tomorrow, MMORPG.com will bring you exclusive information on the eight gods returning to EverQuest II as part of the upcoming expansion pack Echoes of Faydwer. Today, we reveal the first four.

    Find out who the first four are and then let us know what you think in the forums over at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Aug 31, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Do The Players Think?

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with snippets of some of the Alpha tester's journals. Keep reading to find out...

    Neither rain nor sleet nor nosey hobbits...

    I must begin this entry by first stating a personal bias – quite simply, I love the shire as Turbine has created it for Lord of the Rings Online. From the gently rolling hills and lush farmsteads to the low stone walls and fields of flowers; from the quaint round hobbit-holes to the cobbled paths that wind their way across the land- the shire is beautifully and appropriately rendered at every turn. And at no time is that statement truer then when one considers the substance and nature of the quests that are presented to a fledgling hobbit adventurer in The Lord of the Rings Online.

    Get clicking to read all the journals. What are you looking for in Lord of the Rings Online? Have you joined the LOTRO Comunnity here at Ten Ton Hammer? Head over to the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us!

    News
    Thu, Aug 31, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Free Update and Referral Program

    NCSoft has issued a press release this morning highlighting their new free update to the game. It also gives information on a new referral program so that players can get rewarded for getting their friends to play the game too!

    Developed by NetDevil®, LTD, this latest installment for Auto Assault introduces a new arena tournament map and the Coliseum for higher level players. In addition to many new missions in the world, the new arena map, Emergence, contains six types of power-ups players can find and use, and features death matches designed to make player-versus-player combat more fun and promote movement across the map.

    Read the full press release to get all the details. Have you tried out any of the new features? Tell us about it in the forums at Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Aug 31, 2006
    LadySirse
  • FLYBOYS Squadron Launches from iEntertainment Network! FLYBOYS, the Movie, launches in Theaters on September 22nd 2006

    Hot off the presses...wire...ok fine. Hot from the PR department :)

    iEntertainment has issued a press release today to announce their MMO,Flyboys.It is based around World War I fighter plane missions. If you're one of those people tired of elves and dwarves...keep reading!

    "The opportunity to produce an MMOG based on a flying movie that uses state of the art special effects is unprecedented. We are thrilled to be publishing a complete online flying game for all the fans of the movie and flying enthusiasts worldwide," says JW "Wild Bill" Stealey, a US Air Force Retired Aviator and CEO of IENT.

    Read the full press release to learn more. You can be sure we'll be bringing you more information and news on this as it becomes available. Let us know if you think this type of setting has a place in MMOs right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Codemasters Online Gaming unveils monthly "COGcasts" featuring exclusive interviews, news and information.

    Codemasters sent us this press release today. Launching their podcasts will bring you even more news, informations and updates on all the Codemasters titles including, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online, RF Online, and ArchLord.

    The COGcast is a dynamic and informal podcast designed to keep MMORPG players up to date with the latest news on Codemasters Online Gaming's portfolio of titles, which includes ArchLord, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™, RF Online and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.

    Hosted by the COG team, The COGcast will include the latest information and news on current and forthcoming games, exclusive interviews with game producers, take listeners behind the scenes of MMO production and feature exclusive competitions and promotions.

    Read the full press release to learn more about this exciting new resource for MMOs! You can hear the first COGcast with just a click. What do you think about this? Think it's helpful? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: Sandyman's Mill

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a new edition of Exploring Middle-earth. In this edition we are given a look at Sandyman's Mill...

    It cannot be said that Mr. Sandyman, the old and always opinionated miller, is the most liked Hobbit in all the Shire, but the mill in Hobbiton run by generations of the Sandyman family, including Sandyman's son Ted, is nonetheless an important part of the tightly-knit community. Located on the north banks of the Water, the meandering river running its way through Hobbiton, "the Mill" as it is commonly (and simply) known, provides ground corn for the local Hobbits, as well as a pleasant place to sit along the gentle banks to enjoy a relaxing hour or three at the Water's edge.

    Keep reading to learn more about Sandyman's Mill. Head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this spot. What are you looking forward to most when Lord of the Rings Online launches?

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The ArchLord is Revealed

    IGN.com was given the chance to reveal the ArchLord to us today. Who is he? What is he? What does he look like? Find out...

    Codemasters has pulled back the curtain on the fearsome ArchLord, ruler of the mystical world of Chantra in its forthcoming MMO.

    ArchLord is set to offer over 2,000 quests and over 800 different monster types for fearless adventurers as they battle through the game's medieval-inspired online world, built around five elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Magic. Offering a unique take on the traditional fantasy MMO experience, ArchLord features a system where players can prove their might and become Archlord, gaining complete control over the world until defeated.

    Get clicking to learn more. Do you want to the THE ArchLord? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and tell us why. What would you do if you were THE ArchLord?

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Hundred Days War...

    GameSpot has the last installment of the developer journals on their site that give us a glimpse of the lore behind ArchLord. This week's addition talks about the Hundred Days War.

    1.15. Dulan 522--The Beginning of the Hundred Days War

    By now Ugdrasil had gone very far down the dark path the prophet had spoken of. He saw ultimate power as the only source of peace, and from his studies into the darkest corners of Elemental magic he began to crave the ultimate power of an ArchLord.

    Get clicking to read more. Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer about ArchLord and all your favorite MMOs!

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Looks like Big World isn't so big after all. In this press release that we got today, Cheyenne Mountain, the developers of our highly anticipated Stargate Worlds, announced that they are indeed going with Epic's Unreal 3 engine. Here's the scoop.

    Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment Licenses
    Epic’s Unreal® Engine 3 Technology for Stargate Worlds Games

    MESA, Ariz., August 28th , 2006 — Game developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment (CME), and Epic Games today announced a license agreement in which CME will use Epic’s Unreal® Engine 3 technology for the development of the upcoming, highly anticipated Stargate Worlds and future multi-platform games.
    Based on the popular science fiction television series “Stargate: SG-1” and “Stargate Atlantis,” Stargate Worlds is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) which is scheduled to launch in late 2007.
    “The combination of a robust graphics environment with extensible development tools allows us to deliver ground-breaking game content for Stargate Worlds commensurate with the quality of the #1 rated sci-fi franchise and future multi-platform games,” said Joe Ybarra, vice president of product development for Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment. “Our development team is very excited about using the Unreal Engine 3.”
    “MGM is committed to finding ways to extend the Stargate franchise and this is a logical step,” said Travis Rutherford, executive vice president, MGM Consumer Products and Location Based Entertainment. “Stargate Worlds will be the premier Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) developed by CME. Combining Unreal Engine 3 technology with Big World’s™ client server technology ensures an exceptional MMO experience for Stargate fans and gamers on a global basis. Furthermore, these partnerships will maximize CME’s resources and efforts, allowing the developer to create the most fantastic worlds, the best characters and the most compelling game play possible.”
    “Combining these technologies (Unreal® Engine 3 and Big World™) provides Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment the strategic advantage to deliver highly anticipated, top quality games where the focus is on making great gameplay and immersive worlds,” added Tim Jenson, chief executive officer of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment.
    “We have a lot of Stargate fans around our company, so we’re thrilled to see that Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment is creating a massive multi-player game based on Stargate,” said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games Inc. “To have that MMO created using Unreal® Engine 3 extends the excitement even further for us.”
    “BigWorld looks forward to working with Epic and Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment to enable the exciting goals of Stargate Worlds. Our highly available secure server architecture is the perfect companion to the Unreal 3 client engine.” said Gavin Longhurst, director of business development for BigWorld.
    Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, Stargate Worlds is being developed by Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment.

    C'mon, you know you want to do the cabbage patch right now. You KNOW you want to.

    News
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    Awenyddion
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