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  • 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
    Boomjack
  • Mutant Shaman.
    The folks at NCSoft / NetDevil have posted some new Auto Assault information. Today we meet the Mutant Shaman, the Shemi 10 (looks like a big rig) and the nasty looking Alchemy Van. They might have written this:

    "The Mutants are a very cohesive race, bound by their relationship to the Contamination and their religious zealotry. While the ability to live and bond with the Contamination comes somewhat naturally, the Mutants' intense and passionate spiritual devotion – bordering on righteous fanaticism – is fueled by the Shamans."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Mutant Shaman Article at The Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It blows up real good.
    The good folks at NCSoft / NetDevil have another new class article posted. This time it is the Biomek Agent. They wrote something that looks disturbingly like this:

    "Biomeks rely on force to solve most problems. However, this does not mean that they act rashly or without preparation. A special class of warriors is trained in the art of gathering timely and accurate information for the Order to exploit. With advanced combat skills and extremely fast vehicles, the Agents infiltrate, observe, and sometimes eliminate threats to the Order."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Biomek Agent Article at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • No monthly fee and updates for free.
    The folks at NCSoft / ArenaNET have posted the list of changes that are coming to Guild Wars. They wrote something that looks a lot like this:

    "This week, as part of our in continuing promise to keep Guild Wars free of hacks, cheats, and other exploits, we closed the accounts of more than 100 users of bots. With today's update we are taking further steps to address the bot problem. New changes will improve our ability to identify and ban users of bots, rebalance mission areas that were highly exploited by bots, and reduce the overall effectiveness of bots, exploits, and other highly repetitive forms of gold and item farming. We are taking these steps to improve the game for all players, so that people using bots to farm gold cannot generate a huge influx of new gold into the economy, which increases prices for everyone and encourages other players to engage in repetitive farming just to keep up."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Game Update Notes at The Official Site.
    All the Guild Wars information you can handle is located at: GuildWars.TenTonHammer.com

    News
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Questions? Answers.
    Vault Network has a fan-fest developer interview posted. Somebody wrote this, maybe:

    "I got a chance to sit down with Dallas Dickinson, SOE Senior Producer at Fan Fest and ask a few questions about Star Wars Galaxies. Some of these are kind of random, as we were writing down questions to ask on Friday night at dinner. Thanks to PhantomOfTheMMO for his help in coming up with the questions, and thanks to Dallas for taking the time to sit down and answer them for me."

    You can read the entire Star Wars Galaxies Interview at Vault Network.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It's all about explosions.
    Fileshack has a new Auto Assault movie posted. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "Two and a half minute long Auto Assault movie, featuring an interview with Scott Brown and gameplay footage."

    You can download the Auto Assault Movie from FileShack.

    Video, Media
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • 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 DDO.TenTonHammer.com

    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • MMORPG - No Fee.
    Bit-tech has joined the flood and reviewed Guild Wars. They wrote this, maybe:

    "Forget what you know about MMORPGs, because Guild Wars takes the concepts and throws them out of the window. Number One: there are no fees to pay each month. You pay for the game upfront, like any other game, then you play it online as much as you want. Number Two: forget spending ages on mundane tasks like sleeping, or healing, or crafting. In Guild Wars, you spend more of your time questing and less of your time fiddling. Number Three: don't worry about queuing to take on big quests. You won't be sharing them with others."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at Bit-Tech.
    The best Guild Wars community on the InterWeb is only a click away at GuildWars.TenTonHammer.com.

    Reviews
    Thu, Jun 09, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Battlegrounds is here.
    IGN has posted an impressions article covering World of Warcraft Battlegrounds. It goes something like this:

    "You'll be entering an instance and will have to wait in a queue, and today it was a fairly long one, averaging 30-45 minutes before you could actually get in on the action. On the bright side, you don't have to stand there in the tunnel like a doofus--you can travel anywhere in the world, even another instance, and basically do whatever it is you would do, were you not waiting to get into the Valley. A small icon will be placed on your compass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, telling you how long you've been waiting and when Blizzard estimates you'll be inside. You can also pop up a menu here that will allow you to leave the queue or enter another."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Battlegrounds Impressions Article at IGN.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Blam! Kapow!
    A City of Villains movie is up at TenTonHammer.com. We almost for sure wrote this:

    "Three minute long high-res City of Villains movie featuring interview and gameplay footage."

    You can grab the City of Villains movie at FileShack.

    Video, Media
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
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