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  • Now the twist on Big Brother 6. Blizzard will be entering the house.
    ZDNet is reporting on the current hub-bub over Blizzard deploying system scanning software with World of Warcraft. Tom Cruise arrived at TenTonHammer.com HQ this morning wearing his Mission Impossible gear and a wide grin. He may or may not have had this to say:

    " A number of "World of Warcraft" players are up in arms over software being used by the game's publisher to scan users' computers for hacks prohibited under its terms of service. "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Hacking Article at ZDNet.
    More WoW Goodies than Microsoft has patents are yours at WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Mon, Aug 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Shiny pictures of a game you can't play.
    Turbine has posted some fancy new screenshots from Lord of the Rings Online. We are confident that Sean Astin did not, in fact, say the following:

    " This is a test of the emergency description system. Had Turbine actually taken 20 seconds to post a description of their new screenshots you would have read it here. Remember, this is only a test. "

    You can view the Lord of the Rings Online Screenshots at The Official Site.

    Images, Media
    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The Arathi Basin Makes Handwashing Fun.
    Blizzard has posted a preview page covering the upcoming Arathi Basin Battleground instance. Crop circles in Russian wheat fields spelled out the following message:

    " Arathi Basin, located in Arathi Valley, is a fast and exciting Battleground. The Basin itself is rich with resources and coveted by both the Horde and the Alliance. The Forsaken Defilers and the League of Arathor have arrived at Arathi Basin to wage war over these natural resources and claim them on behalf of their respective sides. "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft - Arathi Basin Preview at The Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • 500 hours to level 60 in WoW.
    GamerGod has posted part three of their WoW Advancement Guide. Erik Lindros signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Neither of the two hockey fans left heard him say this:

    "This is part three of the Gamergod guide to World of Warcraft (WoW) for
    new players. In this part we are going to talk about leveling up, the
    talent system, and the different modes of gameplay; or in short,
    everything to do with character advancement."

    You can read the entire WoW Advancement Guide at GamerGod.

    News
    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • EB Gamers Choice. That and $1 will get you a coffee.
    The G-Phoria awards are over and done with World of Warcraft the only MMOG winning any hardware. Vin Diesel plays a Tauren Paladin in World of Warcraft, the only cross alliance character in the game:

    "G4 - videogame tv - tonight announced the winners of the 3rd annual "G-Phoria" awards - The Mother of All Videogame Award Shows. The esteemed winners, chosen by fans who cast more than 1 million votes online and via text message, joined Hollywood's hippest celebs and VIP guests at the Los Angeles Center Studios to celebrate. Hosted by Wilmer Valderrama and featuring musical performances by the Black Eyed Peas and The Bravery,..."

    You can read the entire G-Phoria Winners' List at The Official Site.

    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Patch Reviews. Next, twinkle in their eye reviews.
    GamersInfo.net has posted a review of World of Warcraft after the 1.6 patch. Vin Diesel is able to patch his own injuries in seconds, making him invulnerable:

    "World of Warcraft (or WoW for short) is a Massively Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game or MMORPG. This means that you play on one (at a time, at least) of a number of servers with thousands of people on at the same time. That's the first choice you have in WoW: what type of server you want to play on."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft 1.6 Review at GamersInfo.net.

    Reviews
    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Arggh matey, thar blows an admiralty office!

    Flying Lab Software's winter release development team posted some visually impressive shots of pirates, French & British administrative offices, and a few combat shots of a two-decker in action. This long-time Patrick O'Brien fan is drooling!

    Here are a few of the areas we've been working on this milestone. Exteriors include the French and British towns with one shot of British town at night. Interiors include the admiralty office, company office, magistrate's office (look closely and you'll see our particle dust in the light rays), and the rich salon. There's a shot of the new cannon particle smoke and some cannonballs in mid-air.

    Click here for the pics!

    Images, Media
    Sat, Aug 06, 2005
    Ethec
  • One developer to rule them, and in the darkness bind them.
    Turbine has posted their Lord of the Rings Online Thursday Insider, posing the question, "
    Would YOU have agreed to be the Ringbearer? Why? " I sure wouldn't have. I can't stand weddings.:

    "Chris "NobOrBob" Foster (Designer):

    I wonder. In many ways, the great courage Frodo showed was in recognizing the immensity of the danger, and the greater danger that would come from passing the Ring to someone else. If I was aware enough of the danger, I think I would take the Ring. The real question is, would I be willing to hear and recognize the true depth of the threat, or would I willfully remain ignorant?"

    You can read the Lord of the Rings Thursday Insider at the Official Site.
    More LotRO information than Orcs in Isengard at LotRO.TenTonHammer.com

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Aug 05, 2005
    Boomjack
  • WoW for Noobs.
    GamerGod has posted the second part of their World of Warcraft Guide for New Players. Seriously though, how much easier can a game get? Sure there are some new players who maybe have zero clue, but guesh folks. If you can't play WoW out of the box it's time to head back to watching Gilligan's Island re-runs:

    "This is part two of the Gamergod guide to World of Warcraft (WoW) for new players. In this part we are going to talk about quests. Quests are a major feature of WoW; they serve as a guide leading you through the game. There are over 4,000 of them in the game, and you can level from 1 to 60 doing nothing but quests if you like."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Guide at GamerGod.
    Dozens of guides are yours for free at WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Fri, Aug 05, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Got talent? Prove it!
    As previewed with the new hunter talents, Blizzard has released their talent calculator for all classes.

    "As previewed last week, our new talent calculator
    is up and available for all classes! Plan out your character's future
    specialization or experiment with different possibilities -- the tools
    are at your fingertips! Be sure to check it out!"

    This link will take you to the Warrior talent calculator, but all talent calculators are available in their respective forum categories. Thanks Lopsided!

    News
    Thu, Aug 04, 2005
    Ethec
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