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  • Farlan Entertainment Acknowledges Dark and Light Performance Challenges, Announces Free Subscriptions As It Makes Improvements

    In a press release issued today, Farlan Entertainment admits that they "prematurely released" their MMO Dark and Light. To fix the problem, they have gone to lengths to compensate current and new subscribers.

    * Three Months of No Invoices for Existing and New Subscribers
    * No Disruption of Any Kind in Gameplay, User Access Keys or Accounts During Repair Period
    * Farlan Adds Technical Resources to Assist with Improvements
    * New Access Keys Still Available for USD $39.99 (39,99€ taxes included)

    Read the full press release and learn more. Have you played Dark and Light? Share your experiences with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Tue, Aug 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • PAX Keeps On Growing

    Just in... Penny Arcade has just released a statement regarding PAX and its continuing role in the gaming community in light of the E3 changes. Upgrades to the venue, registrations already in from some of the larger companies, and more!

    "...PAX is like a giant 3-day beta test, which works really well for both developers and publishers. We're also seeing an increase in PAX interest from the media - both gaming and mainstream."

    Read the full press release and then let us know what you think about PAX, E3 and how the changes make you feel right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: Bag End

    In the continuing series Expolring Middle-earth on the Lord of the Rings Online official site, we get a look at Bag End today.

    Above the lane known as Bagshot Row in Hobbiton, adventurers will find the former dwelling of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, known as Bag End. An unassuming Hobbit hole, if slightly better appointed than most, Bag End is a series of rooms and corridors build into Hobbiton Hill and entered through a simple, circular wooden door. However, it is not so much the dwelling itself that is of such great interest, but the tales of its inhabitants and what occurred within that are the makings of many a Hobbit legend.

    Learn more about Bag End and then stop by LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • EA Mythic Unveils Playable Alpha Build of Epic Fantasy MMO at Upcoming Shows

    EA Mythic releases their plans for this month's convention appearances...

    “Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR),” the next-generation fantasy MMORPG from EA Mythic (formerly Mythic Entertainment), will be playable at two events this month: the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) and the Games Convention in Germany. Fans on two continents will have the opportunity to experience “WAR’s” combat and quests as either a Greenskin or Dwarf in the new Alpha version of the game. Event details for “WAR” at PAX and Games Convention are below.

    ** Games Convention **
    Leipzig, Germany - August 23rd – 27th
    “WAR” will be playable in the GOA booth, Hall 3, D20

    ** Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) **
    Seattle, Washington - August 25th – 27th
    Fans can experience the new Alpha version of “WAR” in booth # 20-21

    Get ready...Get set...Get going to make your travel plans so you can get a look at Warhammer Online. Have you visited Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer yet? No? Get clicking then!

    News
    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Lucan D'Lere Meets Pokemon...

    This just in from Gen Con Indy... doot da doot da doot doot doot... in the most off-kilter move since Comic Book Creator, SOE has just announced buying out an online trading card game developer called "Worlds Apart":

    Aug.,10, 2006 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online games industry, today announced that it has acquired key assets of Worlds Apart Productions, a premier independent developer of online trading card games. Key employees of Worlds Apart will form the core of the new SOE-Denver, integrating into SOE’s worldwide group of studios stretching from San Diego to Seattle, Austin to Taiwan. The acquisition will strengthen SOE’s position as a leader in the online gaming space by allowing the company to extend the depth of its gaming offerings.

    Click here to read the SOE press release.

    News
    Thu, Aug 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • World of Warcrack?

    Now, addiction is a pretty serious word - in a nutshell, it means you can't function without - that you'll forego worthy needs and ambitions (food, minimal sleep, work) to do something a normal, healthy person doesn't need to do. With that in mind, let's look at Twitch Expert's interview with a self-proclaimed gaming addiction expert, Dr. Maressa Orzack.

    RW: According to your research, and your experience with patients, how many addicted gamers are there today?

    Orzack: Well, let's take World of Warcraft as an example. Let's say there are around 6 million subscribers for the game. I'd say that 40 percent of the players are addicted.

    Well, her figures don't sound scientific, but let's say they are. 40% addicted and about 40% are playing at level 60, coincidence?

    In all seriousness, we all know a gamer whose priorities are severely messed up. Real life first, gents and gent-ettes.

    Read up on MMO addiction at Twitch Expert .

    News
    Thu, Aug 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • TCoS Beta 2 Begins!

    We know a number of you are very excited to see The Chronicles of Spellborn released. The folks at Spellborn International have taken another step towards that eventuality by starting Beta 2. If you applied to join the beta, check your inbox!

    We are happy to announce that the second phase of the ‘The Chronicles of Spellborn’ Beta has finally started. The client has been shipped to Fileplanet and existing testers are already exploring Hawksmouth and it's surrounding areas. Additionally, we have sent out invitations to contest winners and selected people of our community.

    Click here to read the announcement at the TCoS official site.

    News
    Thu, Aug 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • Be the Battlemaster...

    NetDevil is offering a sneak preview of powerful endgame items set to enter the game with Live Update 2:

    Battlemaster Skull Blades – This melee weapon has three titanium blades attached to a spiked skull with glowing red eyes. It also has powerful bonuses that make it one of the best melee weapons in Ground Zero.

    See the Live Update 2 Battlemaster items at the Auto Assault official site.

    News
    Thu, Aug 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • Contests and characters come to the same end...

    Thanks to the many folks who participated in our "Dead of Summer" screenshot contest! We're looking over your submissions and will announce the winners very soon.

    To check out some of the early entries and see what the contest was all about, see the Ten Ton Hammer "Dead of Summer" contest details page.

    News
    Thu, Aug 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • Bog Lurkers Revealed

    In the continuing glimpses of the creatures that will inhabit Middle-earth, Turbine gives us a peek today at the Bog Lurker.

    Found in the forested wetlands of western Middle-earth, the bog-lurker lives a concealed existence in the darkened wilds. To the casual observer, the body of the bog-lurker is seemingly made of root and bramble, its back alive with marsh-plants and its limbs formed of bark and wood. Ancient tales tell of the creature working alongside the mighty Ents of Eriador, acting in their service to assist in the shepherding of the trees.

    Learn more and get a look at the concept art then head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this unique creature.

    News
    Wed, Aug 09, 2006
    LadySirse
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