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  • War is Hell and so is London.
    GameSpot has a preview of Flagship Studio's Hellgate: London posted. After looking into our crystal ball we decided they may have written this:

    "Like the Diablo games, Hellgate is built on randomization. The game creates random, unique levels every time you play, so no two players will ever experience the exact same game. Additionally, Hellgate randomizes much more, such as the loot that demons drop when they die, the generation of rare items, and more. Bill Roper, the CEO of Flagship, said during the presentation that Hellgate has a methodology that's about 10 times better than that of the Diablo games, meaning it can create better environments and items on the fly."

    You can read the entire Hellgate: London Preview at GameSpot.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Bad guys as fun guys.
    1UP has a preview of City of Villains posted. It's possible that this coded message was found in the Personals section of
    the newspaper:

    "With great power come great ass-kicking supergadgets and nefarious world-exploding schemes. And no, that wasn't a typo--it's effectively the basis behind City of Villains, the long-awaited follow-up to CGW's 2004 MMORPG of the Year, City of Heroes. At long last, players will finally have the opportunity to get down with their bad selves."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at 1UP.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jun 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Here comes the SUN.
    Digital Entertainment Network has a preview of SUN posted. We think they wrote this, but we can't be sure:

    "Graphic wise, they really seemed to have taken their time. Everything feels very polished and very very clean. The colors were somewhat subdued, the greens wash a little into grey or white and they weren't overpowering. Honestly it added an ethereal feel to the game, like you were looking at it through the fog of imagination or something. Truth be told it was very effective and made me feel more at home in the game. Someone really had their head on straight when they created the characters for this game as well. Intricate armor was glinting in the sun, interesting straps of leather helped draw your eyes to the unique weapons that each of the three playable characters could use. Really no part was left untouched by detail on this and it really helps the title overall."

    You can read the entire SUN Preview at Digital Entertainment Network.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 17, 2005
    Boomjack
  • I'm not a bad guy. I just play one in City of Villains.
    Digital Entertainment News has a preview of City of Villains posted. Three out of four villains claim that they wrote this:

    " This year at E3 we had the pleasure of meeting Jack Emmert, Statesman himself from City of Heroes. He was on hand showcasing his upcoming sequel/companion title City of Villains, which, as the name implies focuses on the “other” side of the costumed coin. "

     

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at Digital Entertainment News.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you build it they might not come. Let them build it.
    RPGVault has posted a preview of The Ryzom Ring, a user toolkit for The Saga of Ryzom. We're pretty sure that they wrote this:

    "Announced last month, Ryzom Ring is a very unusual and interesting extension of Nevrax' imaginative massively multiplayer endeavor, The Saga of Ryzom. It has been described as a set of tools that will give players the ability to act as designers by creating their own lands and adventures, which they can then share with others "

    You can read the entire Ryzom Ring Preview at RPGVault.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Soft tires and big guns.
    Worthplaying has posted a preview of Auto Assault. Yep, they wrote this, maybe:

    "I must admit, Auto Assault was one of the coolest new games I saw at E3 this year. NCSoft's new action MMORPG is some pretty slick stuff. I also have to admit that I was surprised by the game, which was being touted as the "fastest, most destructive MMORPG" in advertisements, which automatically set off warning bells in my head from the moment I saw the first ad. Fortunately, it really does live up to the claims by combining some of the best elements of action games with a strong MMORPG backbone."

    You can read the Auto Assault Preview at WorthPlaying.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Vanguard plays look-see.
    MMOGinfo has posted a preview of Sigil's upcoming title, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "Imagine a huge and detailed world of swords and spells, dragons and horsemen, incredible swords and coffers full of treasures; a world where a great variety of intelligent races and creatures born, lives and dies. A place where the players can follow different ways to progress becoming adventurers, retailers or workers. Welcome to Vanguard: Saga of Heroes."

    You can read the entire Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Preview at MMOGinfo.
    Even more information is yours at Vanguard.TenTonHammer.com

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jun 13, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Big Black Crows with pointy teeth.
    Turbine has posted more creature information for Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The creature of choice today is the Crebain. There is a fair to slim chance that they wrote this:

    "These menacing black birds from the lands between the Misty Mountains and the dark forest of Fangorn are often controlled by the forces of darkness, acting from above as the eyes and ears of the enemy.  Large and intelligent, flocks of these crow-like creatures darken the skies on their mission of evil.  But be warned – even one Craban is capable of alerting the enemy with the swiftness of the wind. "

    You can read the entire Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Creban Article at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Mutant Shaman.
    The folks at NCSoft / NetDevil have posted some new Auto Assault information. Today we meet the Mutant Shaman, the Shemi 10 (looks like a big rig) and the nasty looking Alchemy Van. They might have written this:

    "The Mutants are a very cohesive race, bound by their relationship to the Contamination and their religious zealotry. While the ability to live and bond with the Contamination comes somewhat naturally, the Mutants' intense and passionate spiritual devotion – bordering on righteous fanaticism – is fueled by the Shamans."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Mutant Shaman Article at The Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It blows up real good.
    The good folks at NCSoft / NetDevil have another new class article posted. This time it is the Biomek Agent. They wrote something that looks disturbingly like this:

    "Biomeks rely on force to solve most problems. However, this does not mean that they act rashly or without preparation. A special class of warriors is trained in the art of gathering timely and accurate information for the Order to exploit. With advanced combat skills and extremely fast vehicles, the Agents infiltrate, observe, and sometimes eliminate threats to the Order."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Biomek Agent Article at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
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