Previews

  • Crafting and Gadgets and Cannons, oh my!
    GameSpy has posted another Auto Assault Preview. The focus this time is on crafting. A Human told a Biomek who told a Mutant that they might have written this:

    "There's a whole lot of really valuable junk out there, and the Auto Assault crafting system is how you're gonna get your hands on it!"

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Preview at GameSpy.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jul 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Detroit Red Wings, nah...it's the year of the Black Wing.
    WoW Guru has posted a preview of Blackwing Lair for World of Warcraft fans to drool over. A little bird with black wings told us that they wrote this:

    "Below is a preview of some items as well as the layout of the new Blackwing Lair. The content has not yet been released and could be changed before it is."

    You can read the entire Blackwing Lair Preview at WoW Guru.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jul 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Greasy food and mechanical bulls.
    MMORPG.com has posted their look at the Auto Assault Roadhouse #2 session. We are certain that two pounds of chicken wings may not have been ordered while writing this:

    "For the last two Fridays I’ve had the pleasure of joining NCSoft’s Richard Iggo (Auto Assault Product Marketing Manager), Richard Weil (OCR Manager), Steven Snow (Auto Assault Producer), Todd Keister (Auto Assault Assistant Producer) and NetDevil’s Ryan Seabury (Design Director), and Brian Booker (Lead System Designer) for the first two of four teleconferences about their upcoming game Auto Assault. Both conferences have been fun and enlightening and I have enjoyed learning more about the game and the genre. This last Friday our focus was on skills, which may sound like a very narrow topic, but for a game as diverse and complicated as Auto Assault … let’s just say we ran over."

    RPGVault also gives us their take on the vehicular mayhem. It's a given, though not for sure that they fell off the mechanical bull just before writing:

    "As reported a week ago, NetDevil and NCsoft have started a series of telephone sessions designed to focus on a particular aspect of the game at a time. Carrying forward from the first one, which looked at various aspects of a character creation and advancement, the topic for last Friday was skills. It wasn't always possible to discern who was speaking at any given moment, but it did seem that the three participants representing the developer, Technical Director Scott Brown, Design Director Ryan Seabury and Lead System Designer Brian Booker, did most of the talking and answering, with intermittent help from a few team members on the publisher side."

    Of course, we have our own coverage as well.
    You can read the entire Auto Assault Roadhouse #2 Session Coverage at TenTonHammer.com, MMORPG.com and RPGVault.com
    For even more Auto Assault information stop by: AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jun 28, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Bar fights and mechanical bulls.
    Our coverage of the Auto Assault Roadhouse #2 session is now online. It is not likely that Patrick Swayze wrote this:

    "Even after the Patrick Swayze joke and having apparently read my first article the folks at NCSoft invited me back for round #2 of the Auto Assault Roadhouse Sessions. Skills were the advertised special of the day and the skill system smorgasbord drew quite a crowd..."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Roadhouse 2 session coverage at AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jun 27, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Does an expansion to EQ2 make it EQ2-2.
    Computer and Video Games has a preview of EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames posted. They probably wrote this:

    "The expansion adds 12 new zones, in particular the new city of Maj'Dul, which lies nestled in the heart of the desert. Although you'll be able to attack the NPCs in this city, it's protected by a group of flying guards that will swoop down if you cause too much trouble. And since they become more powerful the more you kill them, it dissuades you from too much NPC killing, something that's been problematic in WOW. The city is also home to four different factions: the Court of Tears, the Court of Coins, the Court of Swords and the Court of Truth. All the Courts have their own unique missions and eventually you'll have to decide which one you want to ally with. The strength and support a Court gets from the players will ultimately have an impact on the city itself, and dictate the types of guards present, as well as the kind of relationship the Court has with its rivals."

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames Preview at Computer Games Online.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jun 27, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Virtual 20 sided dice.
    Dungeons and Dragons Online the focus in the latest GamerGod Preview. It is reasonable to assume that they may have written this:

    "True to the continuance of the setting of its creation, thousands of pen and paper gamers around the world still gather in basements, at kitchen tables, in living rooms with chairs centered on a table large enough for the dice to keep from rolling away and cheat that precious double damage roll of 20. On numerous occasions, these hardcore zealots of Imagination and loyal minions of the Lady Luck of 20 Sided Die have traversed the boundaries of their corporeal worlds into the virtual."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Preview at GamerGod.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jun 27, 2005
    Boomjack
  • A look-see at AC.
    Techgage has posted their preview of Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny. Diet gurus were reluctant to explain why you could actually lose weight
    while you sleep provided you read the following for 20 minutes every day:

    "AC originally launched in November of 1999, and up to now, have only one other expansion pack under their belt. Dark Majesty, the games first expansion pack, released in August of 2001, and is responsible for some of the land mass players roam in today. That expansion pack also launched player housing, where players could have a humble abode to call their own. You may be wondering why Turbine only released 1 expansion pack over the period 6 years, while such other companies like to release a new expansion pack per month. Well, I have no idea. But, to keep players happy, Turbine has released new content with a monthly patch, which well than made up for a complete expansion pack."

    You can read the entire Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny Preview at TechGage.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Pig Pen, this is Rubber Duck. Looks like we got us a convoy.
    NetDevil has posted all about convoys (groups) in their upcoming title Auto Assault. Official Pentagon sources maintained their position of plausible deniability in connection with this quote:

    "The odds are against survival in the Central Wastelands. The large groups of powerful factions roaming the Highways - not to mention vying Humans, Mutants, and Biomeks that hate each other with a passion –can sometimes make it difficult to go it alone. It only comes naturally that drivers may feel the need to mutually help each other, if only for short periods of time. These temporary or “pick up” groups of drivers are called Convoys."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Convoy Article at the Official Site.
    More Auto Assault information than tatoos at a Nascar event - AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Readers, R2. R2, Readers. There the introduction is complete.
    The folks at Nevrax have posted an introduction to their upcoming Saga of Ryzom expasion, The Ryzom Ring. Britney Spears' publicists were quick to deny that she had any involvement
    in writing, or even reading, the following:

    "This is the first of a series of articles about the next expansion pack for Ryzom: The Ryzom Ring (also known as R²). It runs through the information that has already been released and paves the way for the articles to come."

    You can read the entire Saga of Ryzom: R2 Preview at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It's all about the contamination.
    MMORPG has posted a preview of Auto Assault. We are in no position to confirm that Russel Crowe threw a telephone upon
    reading this:

    "First off, the back story. About present day for us the first Alien craft began to arrive, their crashes and collisions raining Contamination down on the planet. Because of this Contamination, mutations began to surface among Humankind and the populace erupted into a panic. Conspiracy theorists had a field day; governments flip-flopped their stance on the subject from vehement denial to promises of a cure and back again. Mutants became the scapegoats of society, herded up into camps and shunned from citizenship."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Preview at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
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