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  • What's coming up in the 1.11 patch?

    Blizzard Entertainment is giving World of Warcraft adventurers a glimpse of the forthcoming Shadow of the Necropolis update - or patch 1.11 - for its MMORPG in a gameplay trailer of massive battle proportions. View big boss fights and other WoW malarkey by clicking on the moving thumbnail, handily located over to your right.

    Shadow of the Necropolis, for those unaware, deals with the dirty Scourge launching a direct assault on the lands of Azeroth, regions Azshara, Blasted Lands, Burning Steppes, Eastern Plaguelands, Tanaris and Winterspring bearing the brunt of the invasion.

    Computer and Videogames has the latest Shadows of Necropolis teaser trailer for your drooling pleasure.

    While you're waiting for that to load up, check out our World of Warcraft Community!

    News
    Mon, Jun 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • If you've been waiting the last few months to get into this game and weren't one of the lucky Settlers of Ganareth, today is the day for you. That's right. The full game launches today June 5, 2006. You can go to the Official Site. for more details.

    More Dark and Light News.

    News
    Mon, Jun 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Want to win a spot in Age of Conan Beta? Here's how to do it.

    Fancy winning a place in our beta tests later in the year? Celebrate news of our upcoming collaboration with Dark Horse Comics with our great comic competition today!

    We are delighted to announce today that in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics, a special Age of Conan limited edition comic will be produced! The unique comic book will premiere at the Comic-Con convention this summer, and will be printed in 400.000 copies.

    The comic is being created by the award-winning Dark Horse Comics team, and Conan luminaries with the likes of Cary Nord, Scott Allie, our own Gaute Godager, Tim Truman and Tone Rodriguez creatively involved!

    Competition!
    To celebrate this release we have an extra special competition for you all today, with the prize of a place in our beta testing up for grabs*

    So what do you have to do? Well we thought what would be better then giving you the chance to be a little creative in the comic medium as well! The kind folk at Dark Horse have provided us with two great pages from the comic, but without their final lettering. What we would like you to do is show us your creative skills and complete the pages. You can simply fill in the existing word bubbles or even add in a few of your own if you would like!

    To enter, download the following pages and then add your own text, returning the final images (in .jpg format) to community@ageofconan.com, including your full name, address and your login name on our forums before 1200 GMT/UTC on the 23rd of June 2006.

    Entry Page 1
    Entry Page 2

    Rules

    1. Only one entry per person
    2. You must be signed up on our forums to enter
    3. Do not alter the size and resolution of the original pages
    4. Do not alter the file format of the images, only .jpg entries will be considered valid.

    * Please note that the beta period will not start until later in the year. Entry will be dependant on acceptance of the relevant NDA documentation. Funcom reserves the right to deny entry to the beta, or alter the terms of entry based on behaviour and activity once inside the beta process. Winner must provide their own internet connection and pc capable of running the game at the time of the beta

    Entry Page 1
    Entry Page 2

    You can get more Age of Conan news here.

    News
    Mon, Jun 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • World of Warcraft is officially the genre's 24K lb. elephant...

    Citing MMOGchart.com figures, Ars Technica has done a little math and declared that WoW officially has more than 50% market share. Statistically, more than half of you have WoW accounts. Creepy.

    The big surprise, however, was Blizzard's World of Warcraft, released in 2004. It quickly surpassed all its rivals in subscriptions, passing the six million mark in February of this year. Now, according to the web site MMOGCHART.com, it has hit a new milestone by moving past the 50 percent mark for market share of massively multiplayer online games.

    View Ars Technica's take on WoW's predominance, then half of you should check out our WoW @ Ten Ton Hammer community site before logging in.

    News
    Sat, Jun 03, 2006
    Ethec
  • Is that kind of like a bad rash?

    With our next major content patch, Shadow of the Necropolis, players will have access to the new high-level raid dungeon Naxxramas, the seat of Kel'Thuzad, one of the most feared enemies the world of Warcraft has ever known. Horrors of the past and new terrors yet to be unleashed are converging inside the necropolis as the Lich King's servants prepare their assault. Soon, the Scourge will march again...

    You can find out more details here.

    I hear that soap and water works best for scourges.

    Visit our WoW community. It's your Cure all.

    News
    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The next IRL for Saga of Ryzom is coming up. They want to know where you want to have it.

    Well it's getting close to that time again folks, the next IRL is going to happen and we want to get some idea of where you'd like to go for it. After all, it's your meet so you should get a say in where it is held.
    The last two have been held in The Old Star in London (transport links to London are very good, plenty of cheap hotels if people want to stay over and apparently there are one or two things to see and do in the city if you arrive early) so if you'd prefer we can do that again. Or we can find another venue in the city, or even choose a different city altogether.

    Bear in mind if you want to choose a different city it would be a good idea to make it one with good links so people don't struggle to get there. So feel free to give us your views so we can decide on the best place between us all to meet up, exchange war stories and quite possibly explore the contents of the bar.

    Um.. I wouldn't mind hitting London in a storm of Gamer wonder. You can leave your comments right here.

    More Saga of Ryzom news.

    News
    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • As announced at the FINAL FANTASY XI Fan Festival 2006 in Santa Monica, the development team is working on an exciting new feature for the next version update: chocobo raising!

    Find out how here.

    I have some chicken jokes, but I won't hurt your eyes by telling them.

    More Final Fantasy XI news.

    News
    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Erik Hyrkas made an appearance on the Virgin Worlds podcast. You can listen to Erik right here.

    More Dusktreaders news.

    News
    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The weekly Spotlight for the month of June takes a look at all the cool new Tricks & Trims that will be included in the upcoming patch.

    You can get them here at the official site.

    You can also get some tips and tricks from our Auto Assault Community Site.

    News
    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Funcom's Johan Tenga has a 1up blog for their upcoming game Age of Conan. See what he has to say this week about the game and other life events

    Long time no see. Well I've been very busy lately so it has been hard to sit down and focus my thoughts on the blog. First there was E3 which went very well and we are all very proud of the great awards that the game recieved from the press and media, its always good to know that people are looking forward to playing the game!

    You can read the entire entry here.

    More Age of Conan news.

    News
    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
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