Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited + Auto Assault + Tabula Rasa + City of Villains + EverQuest + Anarchy Online + World of Warcraft + Star Wars Galaxies + Guild Wars + Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning + Lord of the Rings Online + City of Heroes + Ultima Online + The Secret World + Copernicus + Global Agenda + Star Wars: The Old Republic + Wheel of Time Online + Alganon

  • The DDO beta quest journals continues...

    Aloyce, Ralsu, and Shayalyn battle undead in an attempt to rescue a missing woman from the clutches of a necromancer in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. Follow the party on a new adventure filled with monsters, magic, and intrigue:

    I heard the same moaning a man makes as the life force flees his body and two shadowy figures shambled from behind nearby pillars. As the red light fell across their forms, I could see the exposed bones showing from some parts of their bodies and the decaying flesh all over.

    Read Ralsu's Quest Journal at DDO - TenTonHammer and relive the adventure from his point of view!

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Candy... and Lies?

    At Guild Wars @ TenTonHammer, this week's editorial is a cynical look at Valentine's Day, romance, and Guild Wars. Everyone has a view on Valentine's Day, and this one is not glittering with the shiny light of idealism. Read about it here!

    I’m not going to take a guess at gender ratios here, but its fair to say that most of those alluring babes chatting it up in Lion’s Arch aren’t female in the flesh. It’s hard to get affectionate with a sexy elementalist babe if you know that her inner voice is a tenor.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Hearts and flowers and chocolates in Middle-Earth?

    Okay, so Tolkien lore isn't exactly rife with romance, but Aragorn loved Arwen and Samwise loved Rosie and hey, perhaps love will be in the air some day in Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO). Shayalyn takes a look at love in online games, and the heightened potential for relationships in LOTRO. She also shares a bit of her personal history when it comes to romance and online games. (Oh, the scandal!)

    I thought of finding some sentimental stories about love in online gaming for this article, but that’s probably being done by at least a few other gaming site writers. Instead, I guess I’ll dig deep and dredge up a bit of personal information to kick things off. You see, I once fell for someone online, so when I talk of online relationships, I speak from personal experience.

    Feelin' the love? Check out the Valentine's Day editorial on LotRO @ TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • As part of the celebration of Top Cow's first year anniversary, NcSoft is featuring up to twelve player avatars in a comic issue.

    Come join us as we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Top Cow City of Heroes comic. Two special events will make this a real collector’s issue!

    ITEM 1 - Player character cameos in Issue 12!

    We are thrilled to announce a chance for your hero to make a cameo appearance in Issue 12 of the Top Comic comic. David Nakayama, series artist, is giving you a shot to appear in the funny pages.

    Roughly two dozen heroes will be featured! Submissions can be made by emailing your screenshots from FRIDAY FEB 10th until 5:00 PM (CST) THURSDAY FEB 16th. For full details, see here.

    ITEM 2 – Spirit of the Furies, Limited Edition CCG Card

    As a promotional reward to our comic book subscribers, everyone with an active subscription and those who sign up now, will receive a free, exclusive card polybagged with Issue #12.

    The kind folks at Alderac Entertainment Group have given us copies of a limited edition card, Spirit of the Furies, from the new City of Heroes Collectible Card Game (CCG)! The Spirit of the Furies is a powerful addition to any CoH CCG deck and can turn the tide of battle late in the game!

    This card is only going to be available to CoH and CoV subscribers who have signed up for the comic book home delivery via their PlayNC account.

    More News and Info on City of Heroes

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • In Newsweekly reports that Blizzard has issued a public apology to Sara Andrews. (Thank you EuroGamer)

    Paul Sams, Blizzard Entertainment's chief operating officer, contacted In Newsweekly and said, "What we've done is decided to add a guild recruitment channel to the game... providing players with a designated area where they can advertise their guilds in an appropriate fashion."

    This would mean that players who wish to find others to associate with will have a channel designated to finding those individuals and will not interfere with the general chat channel.

    Now, I want a public apology for getting frozen out of the game so much that I logged off in a snit.

    See what's new on our World of Warcraft site

    More News and Info on World of Warcraft.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • We are seriously right around the corner to this long anticipated game. Will it live up to our hopes? Only time will tell.

    WESTWOOD, MA, February 13, 2006 - Turbine, Inc. announced today that DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINETM: StormreachTM has gone gold and is in final production. The world's first online roleplaying game based on the legendary pen and paper DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® game, and voted the "most-anticipated MMO," by IGN.com readers, is currently scheduled to ship on February 28, 2006. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).

    Customers who preorder DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach will receive exclusive access to the game days ahead of the official release and a free Beta pass for up to 10 days to try the game (the Beta will be officially ending February 20, 2006). Customers will also be given a +1 in-game amulet for added defense during combat and a special limited-edition poster featuring the red dragon.

    Our Dungeons & Dragons Online team has been doing alot of hard work prepping the site. Go check it out and find out how to play the game!

    More Dungeons & Dragons Online News and Information

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Explosions are in the air... okay, love too.

    At our Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer community site, Xerin offers a complete guide for giving the gift of pre-order Auto Assault to your sweetheart. With NCSoft's "Valentine's Day Massacre" event right around the corner, and all pre-order purchasers getting priority beta access, it's the perfect gift, right? Maybe, if she liked that cordless drill, billiards table, and cigar humidor you got her for Christmas.

    First step: get a box of chocolates. It has to be shaped like a heart because "heart" means "love." You want to convey love here, or at least try to pretend you are conveying it. Now eat all of the chocolate or put the chocolate up in plastic bags or something. I don’t really know I ate my chocolate right then. Then go pick up a pre-order of Auto Assault. Be sure to make sure to understand the stores rules on pre-orders. Some will not refund (or at least give store credit) on pre-orders. Then take the code and put it in the heart shaped box. Next put on a tuxedo. This is very important. You want to look saucy for when you approach the person you’re in love with.

    You can find Xerin's hilarious Valentine's Day spoof at the Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer community site.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Want to know what makes Agents stealthy and Constructors healthy?

    Well then, check out our new skill lists for both the Agent and Constructor classes, two of Auto Assault's hottest builds. Agents are the Biomek’s “rogue” class. Attacking from stealth and clearing all of the enemies in their path, they are a force to reckon with. The Constructor class is the “healing” class. However, don’t let that fool you.

    They pack quite the punch. So head on over to the Agent and Constructor pages at our Auto Assault - TenTonHammer community site to check out their skills!

    Utilizing advanced Biomek nanotechnology, Constructors are able to completely reconstruct most types of vehicles in the field, restoring them to operational status.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Today brings the first section of our Onyxia guide at World of Warcraft - TenTonHammer. This first section is all about how to become attuned to the Onyxia instance so that you can enter. This portion is for Horde players. The Alliance guide will follow later this week, so check back soon!

    You can read the whole guide here: WoW @ TenTonHammer's Guide to Onyxia.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • I think the Germans call this a "doppel-pwnage"...

    Even come across another player in the World of Warcraft Battlegrounds that you own completely, yet they keep coming back for more punishment? Ever wonder what makes them tick? Our nefarious newsie Awenyddion has been playing WoW a lot lately. Recently she ran into one such person in the Battlegrounds and just had to find out what made them keep going.

    Ten Ton Hammer recently started a guild on the new Sen'jin server. I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off for the year that it's been live. In all of that time I've never entered a BG or willingly PVP'd. That all changed this weekend when the new crew convinced me that it was fun. They were right! It was an exhilarating experience of non stop action. At first I spent a lot of time running around in circles in a panic and then after the second time I found myself in the groove.

    During the third Battle Ground (WSG) I found myself with a nemesis. He was a level 19 human rogue who thought he could take the flag from me. I killed him every time but he kept coming back. I had to talk to him! I needed to know what was driving this player to commit virtual suicide over and over… and over again. After some digging and delving I finally was able to get in touch with this character (Whom we'll call Spanky) to find out what made him tick. The conversation went as follows.

    Otherwise known as Awen's bid to become the Alliance "public enemy number one "on the Sen'Jin server, check out BattleGate - Horde Wins a Conspiracy or Alliance Just Inept? at WoW @ TenTonHammer!

    Sat, Feb 11, 2006
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