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  • Play as a monster. I was always a monster in EQ!
    Sony Online Entertainment has announced the next expansion for EverQuest. It's almost a sure thing that they wrote this:

    "SAN DIEGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced EverQuest®: Depths of Darkhollow(TM), a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest®. EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow is scheduled to be available at retail and for digital download from Sony Online Entertainment for U.S. $29.99.
    "The passion and dedication of the EverQuest development team continues to shine through as Depths of Darkhollow is one of the best additions yet to the EverQuest universe," said Chris Sturr, senior brand manager, Sony Online Entertainment. "Depths of Darkhollow offers something for players of all levels as they battle their way through spectacular new underground environments and countless new missions, raids and events.""

    Oh, there's more, and the fancy Read More link will take you to it.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • He's OOR Jim. I canne heal him.
    The Star Wars Galaxies Tuesday Tip this week is how to get into healing range fast. They might have written this:

    "Have you ever needed to heal a group member fast, only to select them and find that they are out of range? Medics across the galaxy know what I'm talking about. Well here's a tip for getting into healing range of any group member fast"

    You can read the entire Star Wars Galaxies Tips Article at The Official Site.

    News
    Wed, Jun 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The WoW UI may someday be as good as the game. CUI arrives.
    Blizzard has released their Custom User Interface (CUI) tool for your custom user interface pleasure. If you are technically inclined this may make your day. We're almost confident that they maybe wrote this:

    "The World of Warcraft User Interface Customization tool allows users to tweak and customize the User Interface. We welcome our advanced users to download this free tool and explore the possibilies."

    You can read all about the World of Warcraft Custom User Interface Tool at The Official Site.

    News
    Wed, Jun 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Battlegrounds movies...Leeroy Jenkins is still teh win.
    Blizzard has posted a Warsong Gultch movie. We think that it's possible they wrote this:

    "This new gameplay trailer features two teams battling it out in Warsong Gulch in a capture-the-flag throwdown. Watch as the blue team powers its way to the all-important flag and brings it home. Is that a Tauren doing a victory dance?"

    You can download the World of Warcraft: Warsong Gultch movie at The Official Site.

    Video, Media
    Tue, Jun 14, 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
  • 2 million players. 2 more tips.
    RPGVault has posted their World of Warcraft Tips #28. A friend of a friend said that they wrote this:

    "Comments on whether the Undead race is likely to suit you, plus insights on the Ragefire Chasm instanced dungeon."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Tips Article at RPGVault.
    You know you need more tips and we have thousands of them! Get over to WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Two million players. 1 million rogues.
    Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft has broken the two million paying subscribers mark. We're nearly certain that they wrote this:

    "IRVINE, California – 14 June, 2005 – Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that World of Warcraft&, the company's highly acclaimed subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has surpassed two million paying subscribers worldwide*. As the game's worldwide population continues to grow, so does the game itself: Blizzard recently introduced the highly anticipated player-vs.-player (PvP) Honor System and the game's first two Battlegrounds, Alterac Valley and Warsong Gulch. These new PvP battlefields offer a variety of fast-paced combat and some of the most valuable rewards yet seen in the game.
    "World of Warcraft continues to surpass all expectations as gamers around the world embrace it with overwhelming support," said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We want to thank our players for their incredible response, and we promise to continue supporting World of Warcraft with more updates and content. The new Battlegrounds are just the beginning of greater enhancements to come."
    World of Warcraft recently surpassed the two million mark for paying subscribers. Already the largest MMO in both North America and Europe, Blizzard expects to see even greater growth with the recent commercial launch in China on June 7, 2005. Anticipation for World of Warcraft was already at an all-time high in China, with peak concurrency during the open beta test topping 500,000 players, nearly equal to World of Warcraft's peak concurrency in all three current markets combined. Blizzard expects to see the new mark of two million subscribers shattered quickly with the arrival of players from China in the coming weeks.
    Later in the year, World of Warcraft will also launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
    Even as World of Warcraft debuts in new markets, Blizzard continues to develop new content to keep the game relevant and exciting for current and incoming players. The recent deployment of Battlegrounds illustrates Blizzard's commitment to enhancing the World of Warcraft experience for all its players worldwide. Additional Battlegrounds and more content updates are scheduled throughout the year and beyond."

    Are you one of the two million subscribers? Get yourself over to WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
    Boomjack
  • An interview and advertisement in one.
    Creative Labs interviewed Blizzard's Shane Dabiri about the sounds of World of Warcraft. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "Our goal was to create an epic aural experience. With the world so vast, detailed, and beautiful, it was the sound team's job to make sure the audio matched what the players were seeing on screen. By creating rich ambient loops and having beautiful composed symphonic music, we believe that goal was achieved."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Interview at Creative Labs.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jun 14, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Guild Wars, it's not just for breakfast anymore.
    Mesmerize has posted a Guild Wars Interview. It's almost certain that they wrote this:

    "What steps are being taken to provide a deeper PvE experience that goes beyond the typical MMORPG model of "get a group, do a mission, rinse, repeat?""

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Interview at Mesmerize.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 13, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Blizzard speaks.
    Gameindustry.biz chatted with Paul Sams of Blizzard. Hoooboy...they wrote this, probably:

    "Since we last spoke, World of Warcraft has been launched around the world; how has the performance of the game compared to your expectations? "

    You can view the entire Blizzard interview at GameIndustry.biz.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 13, 2005
    Boomjack
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