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  • Preciousssss pictures from Lord of the Rings Online.
    Some new Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar screenshots have been posted on the official site.
    You can view the Lord of the Rings Online Screenshots at The Official Site.

    Images, Media
    Fri, Jun 17, 2005
  • 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
  • The trophy shelf receives a new addition.
    Turbine has won the MITX Elite Technology Award. The press release goes something like this:

    "WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--Turbine, Inc., a leading publisher of online subscription entertainment, announced today that it is the recipient of Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange's (MITX) second annual What's Next Award for Turbine's profound leadership and continual innovation in the online gaming industry. Turbine received the award during the Technology Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Boston's Four Seasons Hotel.

    "It is an honor to be recognized for our innovative development and proven technology leadership," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO, Turbine, Inc. "This is a true testament to the talent of the Turbine team - their passion and commitment are what propel Turbine's ongoing success and creative excellence."
    With its world-class franchise roster, Turbine is at the forefront of the exploding massively multiplayer online games market. Turbine develops, publishes and operates massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). In addition to its award-winning Asheron's Call(R) franchise, Turbine is producing and funding Dungeons & Dragons(R) Online: Stormreach, the only MMORPG to be based on the world-famous Dungeons & Dragons(R) franchise. Furthermore, in early 2005, Turbine acquired the exclusive MMORPG rights to produce and publish The Lord of the Rings Online(TM): Shadows of Angmar(TM).
    Recipients of the 2005 MITX Technology What's Next Award are exclusive to New England based emerging companies that have demonstrated unsurpassed technology credentials. Winners are selected by a select panel of local industry influencers and executives from technology, investment, research and business communities. Ranking is based on innovation across technologies that are expected to have profound impacts on the IT environment within the next few years."

    View the entire list of Winners and Nominees for the MITX Technology Awards.

    Our own Dungeons and Dragons Online community is a mere click away at

    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
  • Go Turbine. Go Turbine.
    The Boston Globe has a story posted about Turbine and their push to get Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach completed for the holiday season this year. We're nearly confident that they wrote this:

    "Now comes phase two. Over the next two years, the company will introduce new games based on two of the most beloved fantasy franchises. In 2006, Turbine will release the first massive online game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's ''Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Turbine will publish the Tolkien game on its own, rather than pay a share of the profits to a major game publisher. The company is taking a more cautious approach with Dungeons & Dragons Online, teaming up with the French game publisher Atari Inc."

    You can read the entire Race to Build Stormreach article at The Boston Globe.
    Still hungering for more D&D Online information? is a seven course meal.

    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
  • DDO with no GPS.
    Lost? The Dungeons and Dragons community managers at have a solution. We like to call them maps. Maybe, possibly, they wrote this:

    "I updated the Maps link with all the maps created by Wizards of the coast and a few maps that have been enhanced with city and region names. These are all the maps I have been able to locate on the web. Take a look and get a feel for the world of Eberron. These maps should be useful for all the PnP players out there also. "

    You can check out all of the Dungeons and Dragons Online maps at

    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
  • Don't mess with the Worg. Resistance is Futile. The official Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach site has posted Monster Profile #4: The Worg. We're almost sure that they wrote this: "This week, Azalai Korias and his band of adventurers encounter the malevolent canine known as the Worg." Read the entire Monster Profile: The Worg at The Official Site. Do yourself a favour and visit the Ten Ton Hammer Dungeons and Dragons Online community site.

    Fri, Jun 03, 2005
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