Age of Conan: Unchained Features

  • Age of Conan Preview Tells All

    Voodoo Extreme has posted an interesting preview of Age of Conan. Among other things we learn that there is much to see when it comes to character creation!

    Gaute started off by creating a new character from scratch, which turned out to be a smooth experience. First, you choose your race and gender, then you're able to customize how your avatar looked by moving around various sliders. To give us an idea of what the character creator was capable of, Gaute showed us he was able to clone Arnold Schwarzenegger's evil twin in about two minutes. One of the more intriguing—and bound to be popular—options was the "Arse" adjuster, which adjusts the size and shape of your character's derriere. Things suddenly became much more interesting.

    Get clicking to see what else they were able to learn!

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Dec 14, 2006
  • An In Depth Look At Age of Conan

    The Game Musketeers has posted an interview with Erling Ellingsen about Age of Conan...

    With an original system of single-player game merging into a MMO environment. How will the single-player experience enhance the MMO game?

    The way we see it, MMOs can be very intimidating at first. They lack many of the gameplay mechanics that draw the player in from the start of most games, such as story that really takes you by the hand and gets you going. Stories that can shake your world and it feel like you are really something other than just another peasant out to kill rabbits. We wanted to incorporate that into the MMO genre, and thus we created what we refer to as Age of Conan's single-player part. Actually, though, it is not truly single-player all the time.

    Get clicking to learn more. What is it about this upcoming MMO that has you counting the days to launch? Share your thoughts in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Nov 22, 2006
  • Another Look At Age of Conan 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
  • Community Manager Talks Game Rating and More! has recently had a chance to sit down and speak with Funcom Community Manager Craig Morrison. Find out what they were able to learn. There has been a lot of talk about cross console gaming in Age of Conan. Will players be able to get the game for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, or Playstation 3?

    Craig Morrison: We are planning to have a version on console yes, but we haven't made any announcements yet as to which console it will be, stay tuned!

    Get clicking to read the rest of the interview. What is it about Age of Conan that you are looking forward to? Let us know in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Nov 01, 2006
  • Age of Conan Updated Impressions: More Than Just Swordplay At GameSpot

    Gamespot has posted a preview of the upcoming Age of Conan. This preview takes a look at the roles of commander and lord.

    BARCELONA--Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is more than a simply massively multiplayer online hack and slash-fest. Oh, make no mistake, the game based on Robert E. Howard's classic tales of the boozing, brawling, babe-loving barbarian king will offer you plenty of opportunities to get to the wetworks with your favorite edged weapon on all sorts of enemies. It just isn't all there is to do in this multifaceted game, as we discovered on the floor of X06 today.

    Keep reading to learn more. Are you waiting for Age of Conan to launch? Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Sep 28, 2006
  • Funcom explains to CVG why Conan will be "the most mature MMO ever made"

    CVG has posted an interview today with Game Director, Gaute Godager. This interview reveals lots of great details about the game.

    Conan (as it's known to its mates) is being billed as mature, brutal and barbaric, all in 7.1 surround audio to make the crunching sound of bone hit home even harder. It's up to you to try and keep a lid on peace and serenity of the world but things are obviously on the brink of chaos and spiraling out of control. Wouldn't be much fun otherwise, would it?

    Get clicking to read more. Are you ready for bone crunching chaos? Let us know about it in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
  • 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
  • Gameplay Preview #9

    The Age of Conan official site was updated today with this preview. It takes a look at Siege PVP and Massive PVP. Keep reading to learn more.

    This week take a look into the bloody conflicts that players will be able to engage in within the Border Kingdom PVP zones in Age of Conan

    Destruction and betrayal brought about by the thirst for power is the nectar of Hyboria - the one constant in the world of King Conan. Death reaps a rich harvest in the battles for power between rival warlords, tribal chiefs and would be pretenders to the throne of Aquillonia.

    Read the rest of this preview and then hurry back and let us know what you think in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 28, 2006
  • Is Conan For You?

    Gaming Horizon took some time to preview Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures recently. Their preview includes some wonderful screenshots that you will not want to miss.

    Age of Conan, Funcom's second foray into the MMO market, will trade on the world's most recognizable fantasy hero while thrusting its players into a dark, savage and deadly world of demonology, wanton cruelty and human sacrifice. Going to retail with a Mature rating from the ESRB, a potentially risky move for a subscription-based game, will ensure that players will be able to revel in the gritty (un)reality of the Conan universe - complete with in-game guttings and beheadings. However, that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, in this highly anticipated game.

    Our fourms are just waiting for you to fill them up with your thoughts about Age of Conan and all your favorite MMOs once you finish reading this preview. Are you planning to play Age of Conan? Tell us why!

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • Gameplay Preview #8 - Spellweaving

    The official site for Funcom's Age of Conan offers a look at spellweaving. Keep reading to see what you can expect from this forthcoming MMO.

    This week we take a look at the dark and arcane arts that are part of the magic system in Age of Conan, and in particular our unqiue spellweaving system!

    In Age of Conan we wanted the magic to reflect the world in which the game is based. Dealing with the arcane arts and siphoning the power of ancient gods is not something to be taken lightly. Just like our melee system, our magic system will also call upon the skills of the player. The player learning to balance their lust for powerful affects with the dangers that calling upon such extraordinary magic incurs.

    Head over to the Age of Conan site to read the rest of this preview!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jun 26, 2006
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