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  • Hit or Miss?

    GamerZines has posted their preview of the Burning Crusades. You'll want to see what they have to say about the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion.

    World of Warcraft is quite popular, apparently. So the developers have this expansion pack that a few people will probably be interested in.

    OK, we can't type any more with a straight face. The Burning Crusade is of course the most hotly anticipated expansion to the unbelievably huge World of Warcraft. Raising the level cap to 70, introducing new races, new quests, new areas and so much more, The Burning Crusade is so close and yet so achingly far away still.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the preview.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Dec 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusade Uncovered

    IGN has posted a preview of Wow's upcoming expansion, Burning Crusades.

    With the level cap being raised from 60 to 70, you can forget you have to eat actual food all over again. With the grind to 70 likely to take at least a couple weeks for even the most hardcore players, it's quite exceptional that Blizzard has managed to keep it feeling fresh. This is in no small part thanks to many creative new talents, special abilities and spells that you gain as you progress.

    Read the rest of the preview and then head over to our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site to read our take on this expansion.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Laura Genender looks at the veteran rewards due to hit CoH/V tomorrow

    MMORPG.com has posted a preview of the veteran rewards for City of Heroes and City of Villians due to go live tomorrow.

    Introduced with the "Issue 8: To Protect and Serve" expansion to City of Heroes and City of Villains, Cryptic Studios will be implementing a Veteran Award system that rewards players based on how long they've had an activated account for the duo of games. These rewards range from costume pieces to special powers to extra base items, including a lot of novelty items that City of Heroes and Villains fans have been anticipating since the opening of the game.

    That's right, we're talking wings.

    Get clicking to learn more!

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hit or Miss?

    Worthplaying has posted a review of the upcoming Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    It’s practically de rigueur insofar as persistent world games are concerned. This provides some unique challenges however. Specifically, how do you create an entire mythology and hope to make it engaging enough to feel like a living, breathing world? Well one way is to make sure it looks awesome, and SGO have one up on their old bosses at SOE. As you might glean from the screenshots, the graphics of Vanguard bear more than a passing resemblance to those seen in EverQuest 2. There is however one significant variable that makes all the difference in the world: artistic direction. You see, this game was crafted around the art of Keith Parkinson

    Keep reading to learn more. Head over to our Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer Community site to learn how to win a Beta Key!

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Sneak Peek at 9Dragons

    RPGVault.com has posted a preview of the upcoming martial arts themed MMO, 9Dragons.

    Currently in closed beta, 9Dragons is a martial arts-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game set during a time when China's great clans had to rely upon their unique philosophies and fighting techniques for survival. Already a hit in Korea, the home market for developer Indy21, it will be available in North America and Europe through Acclaim and Persistent Worlds respectively.

    Get clicking to read more! What are your thoughts about 9Dragons? Let us know in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Previews
    Sat, Nov 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Another Look At Age of Conan

    GamersInfo.net has posted another look at the upcoming Age of Conan.

    I know, I know – it’s been two months since I saw this game at DragonCon. But Age of Conan is probably the MMORPG that I’m looking forward to the most, along with one other one (Warhammer), so I’ve wanted to make sure it’ll be a good preview.

    FunCom was on-hand at DragonCon to give a preview of Age of Conan to the people there. In addition, I had a chance to speak to Ole Herbjornsen, the lead developer for the game, for a few minutes after the presentation.

    Get clicking to read more. Are you waiting anxiously for this game to release? Share your thoughts with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Nov 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A launch-day preview of the latest EverQuest II expansion from SOE

    MMORPG.com has posted a look at Echoes of Faydwer today as it launches. Keep reading to see their last minute thoughts...

    Playing EverQuest II's Echoes of Faydwer is a trip down memory lane for EverQuest players. Echoes of Faydwer also brings a new player race to EverQuest II, the winged fairy folk known as the Fae, providing another more visible aspect for player customization, the wings of the Fae, as well as a new facial customization option that allow you to shape and size the face using sliders.

    More is just a click away. Tried this expansion yet? Share your adventures with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums! Don't forget to head over to our EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer Community site for all the latest guides and information!

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Our First Look Inside the MMOFPS World of Huxley

    If you can get past the English boarding school-sounding name to take a look at Huxley, this game might satisfy that white-knuckle gaming urge like the RPG in MMORPG titles can't. Here's our first in-game look at Webzen's MMOFPS (FPS meaning first-person shooter), and here's hoping Huxley has the online framework and character development depth to match its refreshing rapid pace and good looks.

    WEBZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN), a leading global online entertainment company, today released a brand new game play trailer featuring in-game footage for its highly anticipated massively multiplayer online first-person shooter Huxley. Produced for and shown at the G-Star trade show in Korea, the new trailer showcases intense FPS action, a variety of locations including the hub city, vehicles, monsters and much more.

    Huxley utilizes the Unreal 3.0 engine and WEBZEN's proprietary networking technology to create an enriched game play experience with up to 5,000 players in the same world. Huxley takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where human beings have mutated and divided into two opposing races – the Sapiens and the Alternatives. Key to their battle for survival is Lunarites, a promising new energy source highly coveted by each race. Forced to fight against one another for the continuance of their races, the Sapiens and Alternatives must accomplish the unthinkable as they work to eliminate the opposition and gain control of the world and its resources.

    Keep reading to learn more and don't forget to share your thoughts with us in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Nov 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • See What GameDaily Has to Say

    GameDaily has posted their preview of the upcoming expansion to Guild Wars. See what they think of Nightfall.

    Players then step into the sandals of a Sunspear soldier who works to rise up the ranks to gain recognition. Anyone who played previous Guild War games will be able to jump right into Nightfall. In fact, characters can travel across to different campaigns as long as the player owns them. The core game mechanics are identical. Characters can select one primary and secondary profession. They go out into instanced worlds, where the entire landscape is dedicated to the player's party without anyone else intruding, When venturing out, they are only allowing to bring eight skills with them, making this as much a game of strategy as it is role playing. What sets Nightfall apart, other than its story and setting, are the two unique classes and the hero.

    Keep reading to see what else they have to say. Our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site has all the latest news and information, stop by today and get caught up!

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ten Ton Hammer / LotroSource's premier glimpse into Turbine's Middle Earth...

    John "Methost" Irwin on our LotroSource sister site offers up his first hands-on preview of Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, straight from last week's Midway event in San Franciso:

    Special mention should also be given to the artwork on this game. The stunning visuals had me stopping mid-quest more than once, just to look around. The ground foliage sways in the breeze and the lakes cast lifelike reflections. Leaves flutter from trees and stars twinkle in the night’s sky. Turbine uses the word “polish” when it talks about delays in development. This is what they mean. The end result is eye-popping.

    You can read the rest of Methost's engaging preview at LotroSource.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Nov 08, 2006
    Ethec
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