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  • 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
  • An oldie, but a goodie gets an expansion.
    Stratics has posted a preview of Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny. Exclusive video footage of Paris Hilton reciting the following continues to
    be unavailable:

    "Ok, so we live in a world were pop culture now has videogames and movies jumping from the pages of comic books. Why shouldn’t we see the reverse? NCsoft certainly thought it possible and shortly after the launch of CoH, Blue King Studios rolled out the first City of Heroes comic book (Volume 1, June 04). Beginning with the June edition of this year, the mantle has been passed to Top Cow to continue the comic book."

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

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • I'm a bad guy AND I wear tights.
    GamerGod has a short preview of City of Villains posted. We dodged laser beams and evil maniacs to find out that they possibly wrote this:

    "True believers all across the servers of City of Heroes need to make sure they are ready. The sequel to the critically acclaimed MMORPG City of Heroes, entitled City of Villains. Offering a wide variety of customization options, new powers and abilities, City of Villains allows players to get in touch with their dark side, and start working their way towards infamy. Just an FYI, the game does not include package monologue's to use when you have the hero captured and feel the need to reveal your whole plan thus give said hero time to escape. What it DOES include is awesome villain bases with your own nefarious weapon defense systems, new types of missions, and best of all: PVP!"

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at GamerGod.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Saga of Heroes, not to be confused with Saga of those everyday peon type guys.
    WorthPlaying has a preview of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes locked and loaded. Of all the things that they could have written, we are almost sure they wrote this:

    "The buzz around Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is immense. Sigil games is made up of some of the development team behind EverQuest, including CEO Brad McQuaid, former EverQuest producer. Sigil is designing Vanguard around the notion that today's MMOs are becoming too kind and gentle, so they want this game to be as hardcore as EverQuest. The bad-old-days of long corpse runs and xp loss (and possible de-leveling) upon death are back. To those who look back on EQ with nostalgic eyes I utter this warning: Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it."

    You can read the entire Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Preview at WorthPlaying.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Huxley, it sounds like a T.V. sitcom.
    GameSpot has a preview Huxley online and raring to be read. We checked it once. We checked it twice. We still think they maybe wrote this:

    "Though not much about the game is known so far, what we do know is that it simply looks fabulous. The very impressive gameplay trailer that was shown off was running in real time on the latest graphics cards. Of course, the demo focused heavily on the technical aspects of the game, such as the depth-of-field effect that realistically blurs objects in the foreground or in the distance, depending on what you're focusing on. The characters themselves are rendered in vivid detail. For example, you can see the bulging forearms of a soldier, as well as facial self-shadowing, like the shadows on his cheeks and neck. A swarm of giant insectlike creatures then entered the scene. The game was paused so that the designers could show off the incredible amount of detail on each creature. They zoomed in on the skin, which looked like flesh and not some kind of textured polygon."

    You can read the entire Huxley Preview at GameSpot.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 22, 2005
    Boomjack
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