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  • Now, imagine this.. Daikatana online. Am I joking? No, I'm afraid that I'm not. John Romero has announced that he's going to make an MMO.

    7:17 In summer 2005, John Romero's stint at Midway came to an end. The ex-id Software and ex-Ion Storm staffer had joined the company in 2003 as Creative Director and was involved with Gauntlet project Seven Sorrows. Shortly after his departure, he stated he was "looking at lots of exciting developments" but added that it'd be a few months before he announced his next destination.

    CVG has more on this story.

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • What's all this "Chaotic Good" stuff, anyhow?

    Is Jean Luc Picard, captain of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, lawful good or neutral good? Shayalyn over at the Ten Ton Hammer - Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site needs some help to settle a geeky
    argument she got into recently!

    But wait--this isn't Star Trek, it's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach! And we've got a great guide to character alignment.

    Check out "The Roleplayer's Guide to Alignments" at DDO Ten Ton Hammer!

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Ethec
  • EQ2 TenTonHammer now has a platform for Fan Fiction! No, we aren't talking about how you single-handedly beat that dragon and saved the entire raid group. This is devoted to fictional stories involving Everquest 2 written by its players.

    Take a look at the new fan-fiction section at our EverQuest 2 community site!

    If you are interested in submitting your work, the good folks at the Ten Ton Hammer - EverQuest 2 are always willing to look at it. Email them!

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Ethec
  • Gamer God interviews SOE's Chris Kramer

    Chris Kramer:
    The key factor for our company is continued growth. Over the years, Sony Online Entertainment has gone from 100+ people in San Diego creating history with the original EverQuest to nearly 700 people in San Diego, Austin, TX, Seattle, WA and Taiwan working on online PC games such as EQ, EverQuest II, Star Wars Galaxies, The Matrix Online and PlanetSide, as well as PS2 (Champions: Return to Arms, EverQuest Online Adventures) and PSP titles (Untold Legends: The Warrior’s Code and Field Commander). For our company to continue to grow and be successful, we are breaking out of our North American-centric development focus and embracing genres and design ideas that appeal to players on a global perspective.

    If you've never had the chance to meet Chris he's a seriously cool guy. Go read the interview.

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • At a glance they look alot a-like. At a glance you're never certain who's being talked about if you're not familiar with the fact that they both work in the same industry at the same company. Both Richard "Lord British" and his brother Robert (CEO of NCsoft NA) have a chat with the people of Next Generation.

    And what are you guys going to be talking about at the summit?

    Richard: Well, to just dive right in, we’re making a presentation together that is based around working with your brother. And–

    Robert Garriott: More specifically all the reasons why you don’t want to do business with your brother.

    Richard: But, of course, he’s being sarcastic. There’s a long list pros and cons associated with that process. We also happen to be fortunate enough to go back to the beginning of the market. We have ways that have manifested painfully or productively over a pretty long period of time. So that’s the general nature of it, and we were just reviewing it, so it’s fresh in our minds.

    It's really really good. If you get a chance go take a look.

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Yar Radio, the official station for Pirates of the Burning Sea has a series going on now about custom content for the game.

    Pirates of the Burning Sea is a unique MMO, in that we allow and encourage players to have their very own custom flags, sail patterns and even ships, incorporated into the game world. Many of our fans have already begun work on their creations, and some have even seen their work through our unique peer review program and accepted into the game as a lasting and permanent game play resource. We’ve been pleased to see the response to our User Content program, but it is important to us that everyone has a chance to participate in this exciting opportunity.

    With that said, this is what I want. Give me a Rainbow Monkey swinging three semi lucid squirrels while doing the macarena. I shall stand at the bow of my ship, wind blooowing in my hair, proudly sporting my flag.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • NP Cube has set up the Ganareth Gazette for it's game Dark and Light.

    HE Gazette will keep you informed of the hottest events in the most comprehensive fashion. Straight from where the action takes place, our journalists do their best to get you the most from the world: Dragoon’s attacks, nobility and their escapades, shopkeepers in Zylaax and their financial scandals, sordid stories from the popular districts in Al-Drifa.. you will find it all in: The Ganareth Gazette !

    I can see the it now. Extra Extra, read all about our Hacker Issues, Our Server Downtime ... Poor guys.

    More Dark and Light News and Info

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There's a new beta movie out for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. You can see this masterpiece at Worthplaying

    Adventurers have long travelled to the shrouded continent of Xen'drik to explore ancient ruins and discover the treasures hidden beneath. The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown on the edges of this dark and dangerous continent, safe and secure as the gateway to Xen'drik. But now danger threatens. Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands near Stormreach ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction.

    If you love D&D Online, You'll love our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site! Go take a look at the new guides!

    More News and Info on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • You Can Walk the Walk...But Can You Talk the Talk?



    When it comes to games, Dungeons & Dragons is arguably one of the more jargon-loaded. It's time to demystify some of those terms...at least the ones that apply to Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO).

    “Give me a DC25 UMD check.”



    “Make an opposed grapple check.”



    I asked Zed, one of DDO @ Ten Ton Hammer’s resident D&D aficionados, for some examples of D&D jargon. Those were the examples he gave me. My response was a slack-jawed, “Huh?”



    I learned that “Give me a DC25 UMD check” is something a dungeon master might say to ask a player to make a Use Magic Device roll versus a Difficulty Class of 25. (I don’t know about you, but I’m still saying, “Huh?”) An “opposed grapple check” is, according to Zed, “A combat option. Essentially a creature/player is attempting to grapple and pin another creature. Opposed checks are made. Each character/creature has a basic grapple score (BAB + Str +Other) and they add that to a d20.”



    Yeah, that makes sense. (I think.)

    Our handy reference at Ten Ton Hammer's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach community site will have you talking like a DDO pro!

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Mon, Jan 30, 2006
Ethec
  • Will unsupervised ankle-biters make it into your MMOG?



    Will an Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating of "Mature" help keep kids out of Lord of the Rings Online and other MMOGs? And, perhaps more to the point, should it?

    I’ve found that gamers come in all varieties, and age has nothing to do with maturity. I’d much rather deal with 10 pre-teen kids who accidentally KS my giant bats in the newbie zone than one 23-year-old griefer who repeatedly trains my group for kicks. I’ve grouped with very young gamers who play with skill and wisdom. Then again, I’ve grouped with 20-something gamers whose antics could’ve easily landed them a spot on MTV’s Jackass.

    Read Shalayn's editorial at the Ten Ton Hammer Lord of the Rings Online community site and decide for yourself!

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Ethec
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