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  • Ten Ton Hammer Writers Share Their Thoughts

    I know it may sound a bit frightening, but I assure you that the writers here at Ten Ton Hammer are harmless...really. They've all had their shots and ...erm....on with the update!

  • Messiah's Digital Haven (6.19.06)
    Messiah gives us an update as he gets ready to head to Paris. Yes, that's Paris, France. Check it out and find out why he's headed overseas!
  • Lady Sirse (6.19.06)
    Lady Sirse gives us an update on her change of assignment here at Ten Ton Hammer as well as plans to continue a look at the secondary market. Check it out and jump on into the discussion!
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    Coyote looks at laughter in a interesting way. Curious? You should be! Head over and check it out!
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Tue, Jun 20, 2006
LadySirse
  • All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocobos

    On the official site today is a new page dedicated to educating us about this interesting creature.

    The chocobo is a large, herbivorous bird with powerful legs and a sharp, sturdy beak. Its size and impressive speed make it the most popular type of mount in Vana'diel. Although too small to allow flight, the chocobo's wings assist in keeping balance and also function as a type of brake.

    Learn more at the Final Fantasy XI site.

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    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Nevrax Announces the Saga of Ryzom: Ruins of Silan

    A New Player Experience and Unlimited Free Trial

    Paris, FRANCE – June 19th 2006

    Nevrax, the developer and publisher of the science fantasy massively-multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Ryzom, announced today the launch of a brand new New Player Experience in conjunction with an unlimited free trial for new members.

    “From now on, anybody can test Ryzom for free, without any time limit, in a unique game region: the Ruins of Silan,” said Daniel Miller, Technical Director and Executive Producer of Ryzom Ring.

    Among the new features, bringing life to one’s first steps on planet Atys: an all new game region has been created, gathering the four races of Ryzom, providing many quests, exclusive rewards, and rich explanations of the key elements that make the Ryzom universe truly unique.

    “With this new Unlimited Free Trial, the discovery of Ryzom becomes even more compelling and accessible,” adds Daniel Miller. “We’re now eagerly preparing to release our first expansion Ryzom Ring, which will for the first time ever in a persistent online world, empower players to create their own quests and scenarios.”

    A credit card is no longer required to participate in the Ryzom free trial. For further information, please visit: http://www.ryzom.com and to Download the new Free Trial, please visit: http://dl.nevrax.com/ryzom-installer_022006.exe

    About Nevrax SARL Founded in early 2000, Paris-based NEVRAX is an online game and software development company that specializes in MMORPG engine and production tool technologies and products. Utilizing NeL, its open source platform, Nevrax’s team of over 50 engineers and designers have completed their first MMORPG, a Science Fantasy game entitled Ryzom.

    About Ryzom
    Three generations ago, the proud civilizations of Atys perished in the Great Swarming, when hordes of Kitins swept from the Prime Roots and wrought war and genocide. Now it is time to reclaim your heritage. Join forces with thousands of others, master the arts of sorcery, war, and tradecraft, and re-forge the destiny of your people. The secrets of the past have been lost, but Ryzom has just begun. For more information please visit www.ryzom.com

    About Ryzom Ring
    Ryzom Ring is the innovative extension for Nevrax's online roleplaying game, Ryzom. It provides tools that allow the players to access Ryzom's creatures, buildings, maps and missions to create their own events and scenarios, giving them unprecedented power to shape the game. Thousands of other players can experience one person’s handiwork, or kept as a private sanctuary only accessible to a select few. For more information please visit www.ryzom-ring.com

    News
    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Best Selling PC Game for May 2006

    ArenaNet and NCsoft announce today the Guild Wars franchise has sold more than two million units worldwide to date. In further news, sales data from The NPD Group shows Guild Wars Factions as the number one selling PC game in North America for the month of May 2006.

    "ArenaNet continues to take chances in both game design and business model, and it’s great to have the fans respond so enthusiastically right out of the gate with Guild Wars Factions,” says Patrick Wyatt, co-founder of ArenaNet. “Our fans have been overwhelmingly supportive of Guild Wars, and we will continue to make the Guild Wars franchise bigger and better with each release.”

    Read more about this at Worthplaying.com.

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    Mon, Jun 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Screenshots and Trailers!

    Worthplaying has put up a write up of the playable races expected for ArchLord. Not only do they have this fantastic information, but they have screenshots and a new trailer as well!

    ArchLord will feature three distinct races, each with their own unique skills and abilities: the majestic Humans, the towering Orcs and the seductive Moon Elves. Each race has various sub classes: the Human race features Mages, Knights and Rangers, while Orcs have Hunters, Berserkers and Sorcerers. The Moon Elf classes include Rangers and Elementalists.

    ArchLord has recently witnessed an explosion of interest with over 800 fan sites registering online. When the Beta test sign-up began, over 20,000 player applications were made within the first within two hours. ArchLord’s game world, Chantra, is set to be a heavily populated one, so prepare to decide where your allegiance will lie.

    Check out the great information and visuals of ArchLord at Worthplaying!

    News
    Mon, Jun 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • On The Spot Report

    The second edition of the Scribe hits the virtual news stnads today in the Guild Wars Community.

    Today's edition of the weekly news scroll offers an on-the-spot report on a frequently seen profession, with insight into its current popularity. You can also read about a few more commendable citizens, and be the first to catch wind of a rumor making the rounds of Tyria and Cantha. Pick up your copy of The Scribe today!

    Head on over and check out the full edition.

    News
    Fri, Jun 16, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Missions, Quests, Abilities and More...

    Today it was announced that there will be a version update released in mid-June. So get ready for lots of updates between now and then!

    The first version update after the release of the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion disc is scheduled to take place in mid-July. As announced at the FINAL FANTASY XI Fan Festival 2006, players will finally be able to raise their own chocobos! Adjustments to Besieged, new missions and quests, and a variety of other additions and changes are also on the way!

    Take a look at the Official Site for more information.

    News
    Fri, Jun 16, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Chapter Two Released

    Keith Baker strikes again with another exclusive chapter written for DDO. His story, Shadows of Stomreach, is well worth the time to read.

    The air rushed from Shadow's lungs as her foe slammed her into the ground. His teeth flashed towards her throat.

    I'm not going to be killed by a ... a ... white rat!

    Check out the new chapter and see if Shadow survives his run in....

    News
    Fri, Jun 16, 2006
    LadySirse
  • DDO Devs Speak Out...House of Commons Log Posted

    Developers Nereid and Solas took some time to attend a House of Commons Chat at Stratics.com. Taking time to field questions from the community seems to be something they enjoy doing!

    he log for tonight's House of Commons chat is now available. Thank you to everyone that joined us and submitted questions!

    *Guest23* What's the time frame for when module 2 will come out?

    Nereid_DDO Hello - Module 2 "The Twilight Forge" will be coming out in July. We are accepting applications for our preview of Module 2 content in the DDO.com Forums.

    Want to know more? Head on over and check it out!

    News
    Fri, Jun 16, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Payments Made Easy

    No, it doesn't mean you can now pay your fees in game currenancy, but it is a lot easier than before thanks to new methods offered for some folks in Europe. A press release was issued today...

    Codemasters Online Gaming today announced a major new partnership with leading payment solution partner Click&Buy. The partnership makes it easier than ever to play any of Codemasters Online Gaming’s MMORPG titles thanks to a wide range subscription payment solutions now being offered by Click&Buy, including Direct Debit, ELV as well as Online Bank Transfers, instead of only being available to credit card holders.

    The new billing solution will be available to customers across North America and the majority of European countries and enable players without credit cards to access Codemasters Online Gaming’s MMO services. Codemasters Online Gaming existing game services includes RF Online and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ as well as the hugely anticipated forthcoming titles ArchLord™ and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.

    Ed Relf, Director of Marketing, Codemasters Online Gaming, commented:
    “We have listened to the demands of our customers and delivered this great new payment solution in partnership with Click&Buy. With Click&Buy now in place, players don’t need a credit card to join our fantastic range of MMO games. This is an extremely positive move especially for those MMO gamers without credit cards eagerly awaiting the launch of our next two hugely anticipated games, ArchLord and The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.”

    Andreas Horst, Vice President Corporate Communications, Click&Buy, stated: “To be chosen by this leading company of best-selling interactive online games makes us proud. We are very satisfied to serve Codemasters and its global audience on gaming platforms & channels with the Click&Buy solution.”

    Click&Buy is available now to all new and existing subscribers when subscribing to any of Codemasters Online Gaming titles.

    News
    Fri, Jun 16, 2006
    LadySirse
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