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Age of Conan: Unchained + World of Warcraft + Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Features

  • CVG joins Blizzard's senior VP Frank Pearce for an in-depth look at the new races and issues from the outstanding expansion!

    CVG has posted this preview of World of Warcrafts's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. Find out what they learned while Frank Pearce gives them a test run of the game.

    Aesthetically, whatkind of World Of Warcraft character do you go for? Do you like the big, no-nonsense, tough-guy orcs and taurens - the kind that could splinter bones with their little fingers and don't get invited to dinner parties? Maybe you don't like straying too far from the norm and prefer humans. Sensible, dependable, no unnecessary horns, lovely little bit of Chaucerian countryside and scones for tea. Perhaps you prefer something a bit nicer to look at, a lithe female night-elf with a chain-mail bikini and a generous nature when it comes to giving out lap-dances?

    Get clicking to read more. What are you looking forward to most with this expansion? Let us know at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Sep 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • TrustedReviews Offers a Preview

    World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade is the subject of the latest update on TrustedReviews site. They offer a preview today that gives their view of the expansion.

    Unless you’ve been living in a gaming vacuum for the past couple of years, you will have heard of World of Warcraft. To call WoW a phenomenon is an understatement of epic proportions, and to be honest I don’t think that anyone, Blizzard included, realised just how massive this game was going to be. There are always stories in the media about obsessive gamers that lose whole weekends, or even weeks to their favourite game, but WoW took this sickness to another level!

    Get clicking to find out how they scored this preview! Do you agree with their postion? Let us know in the WoW Ten Ton Hammer forums today.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Sep 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Comic Book Editor and Writer, Roy Thomas Interviewed

    The official site for Age of Conan was updated recently with an interview with Roy Thomas. He will be helping to create an Ultimate Guide for the game.

    Roy Thomas is probably best known for introducing Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped define a whole era of American comics.

    Now he has teamed up with the team at DK Publishing to create a wonderful fully illustrated Ultimate Guide to the world of Conan. We caught up with the man himself to ask him a few questions about what it means to be involved with Conan again!

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking to learn more! What are your thoughts about Age of Conan? Are you planning to play it when it launches? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know all about it!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Warhammer Shows Off At PAX

    MMORPG.com took time to preview the upcoming Warhammer Online while they attended PAX. Did they find it a sure hit or a flop in the making? Keep reading to find out...

    The EA Mythic booth was packed by gamers gathered around the wide screen showing the cinematic trailer and laptops allowing them to get hands-on time with the races currently at a demonstrable stage.

    At E3, Warhammer had already shown the Greenskins and the Dwarven races, and according to Content Designer John Cox they were showing off was the development of the UI and the Career Advancement; otherwise known as character development.

    Each character will have three areas of skills to build. They are core, specialization and secondary abilities and points are awarded in each category as your character advances.

    Get clicking to read the full preview. Is Warhammer Online shaping up to be the game you've been waiting for? Tell us all about it in the growing Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer community forums! We're waiting to hear from you.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Will The Future Bring To Blizzard?

    IGN.com has posted an interview with Blizzard's COO, Paul Sams. They had a chance to sit down with him at the recent Games Convention 2006 in Leipzig, Germany.

    At just shy of 7 million global users, World of Warcraft is by far the most popular MMO games out there, and is one of the only MMOs to experience rampant success in North America and Europe as well as Asia. In addition to an English version of the game, you can find World of Warcraft in German, French, Korean, Chinese, and there's a Spanish version coming soon. At this rate, World of Warcraft is well on its way to being the most-translated game in the world.

    While World of Warcraft was released in Europe in February 2005, four months after the U.S., sales are still very strong in that region as well as around the world. Sams tells us that August 2006 was the biggest sell-through month for the game in Europe, with even more copies sold than in November or December of 2005.

    Keep reading to see what Sams has to say. Haven't joined the WoW Community here at Ten Ton Hammer yet? Well now's your chance! Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and sign up. It only takes a moment and then you can share your thoughts with us aout this and all your favorite MMOs.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • WoW Coming to a Console Near You?

    Eurogamer.net has posted an interview with Blizard's COO Paul Sams. In this interview he discusses the console issue and much much more! Keep reading...

    It's odd to learn that Blizzard Entertainment might be wary of taking on a new challenge. After all, the decision to create a Warcraft MMORPG, despite the huge amounts of time, money and risk involved, worked out rather well.

    So well, in fact, that the game is now played by more than 6 million players worldwide - and counting. What's more, they're all forking out at least $12.99 a month for the privilege, which means Blizzard probably isn't having too much trouble paying the bills. Namely the bills for their champagne fountains, personal helicopters and office chairs made out of melted-down fabergé eggs. Possibly.

    But as all good businesses know, you can never have too much money. So, what with the next-gen battle truly kicking off at the end of this year, it seems logical that Blizzard might turn its attention to consoles next. Surely there's a huge section of the gaming audience crying out for a console version of World of Warcraft - and since they'll be willing to pay for the privilege, surely Blizzard will oblige?

    Find out the answer and then head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you think!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Aug 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Jeff Kaplan Talks About The Burning Crusade

    GamePro.com was about to get a Q&A with Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan recently. Keep reading to find out how things are looking for the upcoming expansion.

    We recently had an exclusive sitdown with Jeff Kaplan, the lead designer of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. In this interview, Kaplan discusses game design at Blizzard; check back tomorrow for Kaplan's in-depth musings on The Burning Crusade.

    GamePro: How does Blizzard provide such consistent after-publish support? How do you outdo pretty much everyone else with bug-fixes, balancing, and new content?

    Find out the answer to this and many more question with just a click! When you're done reading be sure to share you thoughts with us in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Aug 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Details and Video Interviews

    UGO has posted this preview and video selection after a look at the upcoming WoW expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    So you quit a couple months ago. You were so done with World of Warcraft. You thought you saw everything there was to see, from Blackrock Spire to the Eastern Plague Lands. But here comes Blizzard, ready to steal your life away yet again. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will introduce two new races, ten new levels and a boatload of new quests that are sure to keep you inside until 2009.

    Get clicking and read the full preview. When you're done don't forget to stop by WoW Ten Ton Hammer and let us know your thoughts on The Burning Crusade in the forums!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan With An Exclusive "Burning Crusade" Update

    World of Warcraft PR Manager Shon Damron and Lead Designer Jeff Kaplan have travelled the world demoing a recent build of WoW's premier expansion and answering questions from the international press. Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle travelled to the Big Apple with your questions, and now we bring you the cutting-edge latest on what will prove to be the biggest expansion to hit the MMORPG genre in years. See the progress since E3 in May, learn about the substantial changes Blizzard has in store for PvP and the raid game, and - of course - Blizzard answers the WoW Ten Ton Hammer community's toughest questions.

    "It's true, 25 is the new 40. The largest raids in the expansion will be capped at 25 players. Kaplan explained the rationale: "We felt like we could preserve all the epic-ness and grandeur of the current raid game and difficulty. Our raids aren't going to become any easier, if anything they'll become more challenging, but will require fewer players. We find that once you get over 25, it's not making the game any more challenging, it's just making the logistics challenging." Kaplan promised that, with the raid limit decrease, Blizzard would address the real and perceived class imbalances that keep some players out of the raid game. "We don't end up in a raid of 25 with 20 warriors and 5 priests or something like that. We're reviewing all the classes to make sure everybody wants to be present in the raid game.""

    Keep reading to find out what else is in store in the upcoming Burning Crusades expansion. You can find this interview and more at WoW Ten Ton Hammer. Stop the forums and share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Sun, Aug 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • It's in the game?

    Warhammer Alliance gets gritty with videogame colussus (and MMO peewee) Electronic Arts. Kudos to the WA folks for asking some tough questions, but the result is about what you'd expect, a verbal tug of war where Chip Lange of EA reads something like a talking press release.

    Motor City Online, Earth and Beyond, Ultima X, UO2�. By my count EA has published more failed MMOs than any one publisher in existence. How did EA approaching this deal differently than its past ventures? Why should gamers believe something is different about this deal?

    Chip: We feel differently. UO is the longest running MMO in gaming history and still supports an active user base who love the game as well as the new content we're pouring into the UO universe. We've had some other projects which have not lasted as long in the space as UO, but the learnings in game design which have come from those projects make EA a better partner in this space. We look to combine this learning with Mythic's design excellence and create the most dynamic and exciting games in the genre for years to come.

    UO ftw, eh? Those of us whose entire UO experience consists of swinging at a practice dummy for an hour only to earn a sound beating from a cow feel differently about Ultima Online.

    Anyway, check out the latest word from EA on the Mythic deal at Warhammer Alliance, then head to the Ten Ton Hammer Warhammer community site to discuss.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 10, 2006
    Ethec
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