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Tabula Rasa + EverQuest II + Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning + Lord of the Rings Online News

  • Little was "really" known about Tabula Rasa's new incarnation before GDC 2005. However, all of the good pulp free juice came from E3 concerning this game. Find out what "Lord British" has to say to Boomtown in this E3 interview.

    n Tabula Rasa you don’t select a class when you’re creating your character.

    - It’s a very bad concept that players have to select a class as soon as they start creating their characters. You normally don’t know much about the game when you start out and the risk of making a wrong choice is big. In Tabula Rasa, if you aren’t satisfied with your character choices you can always go back to your clone, explains Richard Garriot.

    Want more Tabula Rasa news? Find it here.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's always interesting to read what happened to the dev's at E3. It's not long but amusing in it's briefness.

    E3 from the Cave of Blackguard
    Well, I’m officially back from E3 and in action again at work. It was a great E3 from my perspective, but this write-up may not be quite as interesting as you would hope because I lived in an isolated world this year--I probably walked around E3 outside of my booth for a total of two hours, but that’s okay because inside the SOE booth it was relatively quiet and comfortable.

    Read it all here.

    While you're at it... Visit our EverQuest 2 Community. There is ALWAYS something interesting to read there!

    News
    Tue, May 23, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Just when you think there is no E3 coverage left to be had... you find that you were so so wrong. Warhammer Online is the game. GamersInfo.com is the place.

    The first sight to greet me as I sat down was my Ork character, beautifully armored in a set of haphazard armor, was that the enclosure had the look and feel I was expecting for an Ork encampment. The next thing I noticed was the presence of goblins and other Ork allies. Leaving the camp and approaching a stunning giant I was introduced to what was perhaps my favorite feature. Here I was automatically given a quest by the giant to fetch him 20 casks of beer that were conveniently lying around the area. This is something I have never seen in a game before but will be great for players like me who love to explore and find new things to do. As I moved further out from the camp I began to notice other features of the world. Sadly before I could explore much farther it was time to get up and go talk to the developers of the game.

    Now, find out what Ratboy is up to at our Warhammer Online Community.

    News
    Mon, May 22, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • How DID Mythic get the Warhammer IP? Hear the answer in Marc Jacobs own words in this Gamezone interview.

    Well, you go to a franchise that is stellar in its own right, and Mythic, because of its association with Games Workshop, picked up the Warhammer title for the upcoming MMO Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. It was a bold move, in many ways, simply because of the built-in fanbase and the volume of Warhammer material that pretty much details just what the game has to have.

    Now, if you're looking for a good time, visit our Warhammer Online Community!

    News
    Fri, May 19, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • EverQuest 2 Devs Talk It Up

    On the agenda for this evening's dev chat with the bigwigs of EverQuest 2: "nerfs" to just about every class associated with the upcoming Live Update 24; raid content, broker, and tradeskill changes coming with the "Fallen Dynasty" adventure pack in June, and the wealth of changes (including a deity system) new to the game with the "Echoes of Faydwer" expansion this winter.

    In attendance:

    • Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman - Senior Producer

    • Ryan "Blackguard" Schwayder - Community Relations Manager
    • Don "Silverfrost" Neufield - Lead Programmer
    • Matthew Higby - "The Fallen Dynasty" (adventure pack 3) Design Supervisor
    • Akil "Lyndro" Hooper - "Echoes of Faydwer" (expansion 3) Design Supervisor
    • And a bunch of fanboys, forum trolls, and other miscreants like our very own RadarX!

    Click here to see the Stratics "House of Commons" EQ2 dev chat transcript!

    News
    Fri, May 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • The SOE Comic Book Creator is now available for digital download on the Station Store at https://store.station.sony.com! With the SOE Comic Book Creator, you can create stories of your gameplay with over 500 different layout and design templates to choose from. Use the SOE provided art or screenshots taken from within the game! Download the 5 day trial from the Station Store and make your own comic adventures today!

    SWEET! This is good news for the artistically challenged that like to poke fun at the games. *cough* me *cough*

    Visit our Freakin EQ2 community!

    News
    Tue, May 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • This game rocked my socks off. I can't tell you how exhilirating the combat looks. With that said, Gamespot has a Tabula Rasa impression of their own.

    The game is a blend of shooter action (you can switch between third-person and first-person perspectives, depending on your playing style) and online role-playing. Don't worry if you lack lightning reflexes, though, because the game is designed to appeal to those who don't necessarily like twitch gameplay, thanks to certain features such as auto-aiming, which makes locking onto a target easier. Meanwhile, the game will have role-playing calculations in the combat. If you put the reticle over a target and hit it, you'll pretty much be guaranteed a hit, but the game will calculate how much damage you did. There are going to be dozens and dozens of weapons--including energy, incendiary, poison, and more--and enemies will be vulnerable to particular types of damage, so you'll need to make constant tactical decisions about what to use in battle. We got to play as a heavy-duty soldier type, armed with multiple rocket launchers as well as various magic-style special abilities, such as a particularly nasty chain lightning ability. The way in which the game combines both science fiction and fantasy conventions isn't entirely unfamiliar but seems unique all the same.

    NCSoft came to the table this year with an outstanding lineup. Color me impressed.

    News
    Tue, May 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • European website for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ goes live with Beta signups.

    Codemasters Online Gaming is today pleased to announce the launch of the official European website for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar at http://www.lotro-europe.com

    As an added bonus, Codemasters Online Gaming and Turbine, Inc. have also announced that sign ups for the European and North American Beta Program will also go live today. To sign up for the European Beta Program please go to http://www.lotro-europe.com/beta.

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar European website will be providing content in English, French and German along with localised forums. The striking site, designed to fit within a 1024*768 frame, is a glorious fusion between the bright, rolling hills of the Shire and the dark foreboding wastelands of Angmar.

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is the first and only MMORPG based on the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien and is currently in development at Turbine’s studios in Westwood, Mass. Codemasters Online Gaming will co-publish (with Turbine) and operate the title across Europe. Language support will include English, French and German.

    Ed Blincoe, Product Marketing Manager at Codemasters Online Gaming, commented:
    “Launching the website, complete with the opportunity for our community to sign up for the Beta, shows Codemasters’ commitment to The Lord of the Rings Online. This is just the beginning of a concerted effort to make sure people who are excited about the game will be able to get into the Beta and experience the amazing world that Turbine has created.”

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar allows players to discover their heroic destiny in the ongoing struggle for Middle-earth™. Players of all levels can experience and explore incredibly detailed realms and join familiar characters in an evolving and persistent re-creation of the beloved world depicted by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

    Players can adventure solo or forge their own fellowships online with others, as they face hideous monsters and minions of Sauron, fight epic battles to defend Middle-earth, and immerse themselves in the greatest adventure of our time.

    For the latest news and images from The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, visit http://www.lotro-europe.com.

    Chek out more about Turbine's Lord of the Rings online on Lord of the Rings Online @ Ten Ton Hammer

    News
    Wed, May 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Have you been waiting for a glimpse of Middle Earth? GameTrailers.com has an exclusive look at Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. This trailer has already seen over 8000 downloads and counting.

    Check it out here.

    News
    Mon, May 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • With the Warhammer Online E3 trailer propagating around the internet, and becoming a public file, we here at TenTonHammer have now taken it and thrown it up into our new video section for your viewing pleasure. As we are going to E3, the TenTonHammer staff will be getting a glimpse at the second half of this trailer and should be coming back with it, and hopefully more information on Warhammer Online.

    To satisfy your needs you can find the E3 Trailer here.

    Visit our Warhammer Online community for more Warhammer action.

    News
    Fri, May 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
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