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  • MMORPG.com is hosting a City of Villains 14 day free trial.

    Looking into arch-nemesis as a career option? Wondering just how diabolical you can get? Considering world domination as your next hobby? Now is the chance to check out what it is like to be a villain!

    MMORPG.com is offering the first ever 14-day free trial to City of Villains!

    From April 10, 2006 to May 10, 2006 they will be giving out free trials to any MMORPG.com registered member that wants one...so don't miss out!

    Don't miss out on this guys! It's a really fun game.

    More news and info on City of Villains.

    News
    Wed, Apr 12, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Get your wacky and zaney right here!

    Some of our fondest memories of the Factions Preview Event are preserved forever in the newest Factions gameplay movie, featuring combat, and dancing, and dragons, oh my! Find the movie, in your choice of three resolutions, in our Gallery. Or head directly to this page.

    Want to see it? I know you do... It's right here.

    Now.. let's take have a talk about why you should visit our Guild Wars Community.

    News
    Wed, Apr 12, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • DDO Tactics Guide for the Versatile Ranger

    Gone are the days when all a ranger did was hang back and plunk arrows at enemies. In Dungeons & Dragons Online, the ranger is a one of the most versatile of classes, a veritable Swiss army knife who can serve as a scout, a ranged combatant, a back-up healer and buffer, and even a respectable melee fighter in a pinch. Aelasyl takes time out from DDO to offer his guide to ranger tactics:

    The Ranger is a combatant by all definitions in DDO. The best base attack bonus (BAB), a good Fortitude save progression, and all the basic weapon, armor, and shield proficiencies means she is designed to fight. The only thing lacking is her hit points which are a bit on the low side in comparison, but she makes up for this with a good Reflex save progression. The Ranger can go wherever the party needs her. Frontline, rearguard, or ranged, she defines her place in combat based on the others in her group. Just like everyone else, the primary goal of the Ranger is to hit and not get hit back. Without medium and heavy armor proficiencies however, the Ranger should remain very mobile in combat. But she should also take care to set her feet before she swings, otherwise she will incur a -4 penalty to attacks.

    Read Swiss Army Knife: Ranger Tactics in DDO

    Wed, Apr 12, 2006
    Ethec
  • Will Mac gamers have to go to BootCamp?

    With the advent of BootCamp and the intel Mac, Mac users can play games designed for Windows XP. Blizzard, who released Windows and Mac versions of World of Warcraft in the same box, welcomes the technology, but says the company will continue to develop for native Mac users.

    Blizzard says in its General FAQ and its Technology FAQ specifically for World of Warcraft that an Intel Mac equipped with Boot Camp and Windows XP is indeed capable of working with World of Warcraft’s Windows version, but cautions that Boot Camp is beta software, and said that it won’t offer technical support for the software.

    As to Blizzard’s future on the Mac platform, the company added, “We have a recognized track record of native Mac OS support, and we have no plans to break with that tradition. We understand that our Mac player base prefers native software whenever possible, and our cross-platform development practice addresses that.”

    News
    Wed, Apr 12, 2006
    Ethec
  • Prison Break...or Not

    The next installment of DDO - TenTonHammer's weekly comedy series finds Cailag imprisoned by Clan Tunnelworm, with little hope of rescue before his time runs out. Will Preston, and the dwarf-for-hire, Nord, find Cailag in time; or will Cailag find a way to free himself? And what was that prisoner shouting about the Seal of Shan To Kor?

    Preston was negotiating with a few of the kobolds that had taken up residence in the vicinity, trying to extract information about a new Halfling prisoner and a human named Venn. A minute later he rounded the corner, looked at Nord, and shook his knobby head in disappointment. Nord brushed crumbs off his plate mail (leaving a plentiful supply in his beard) and started down yet another nondescript waterway, hoping it would lead to Cailag and the missing guardsman. Time was not on their side, and Preston’s short temper was beginning to boil over.

    Read the latest episode at Dungeons and Dragons Online - TenTonHammer!

    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Ethec
  • Pikachu meets vehicle-launched tactical nukes.

    If you listened to our second podcast, you learned that playing cards is a fun way to pass the time between fights in your favorite old-school MMO (/cough). However, this is probably not what the makers of Auto Assault had in mind when they pasted their storyboard assets to virtual cover stock and created a digitized (drumroll please) Auto Assault Trading Card Game.

    The real news: public testing of the game has begun, and you're invited.

    Worlds Apart Productions announced the availability of public testing for the Auto Assault™ Trading Card Game (TCG), the digital trading-card game based on Auto Assault® the fastest, most destructive MMO ever, published by NCsoft and developed by NetDevil.

    Check out the Auto Assault TCG infobit at Gaming-Age. And, hey, maybe the TCG site hasn't been blocked by your office computer firewall yet!

    And, oh, did we mention that Auto Assault the MMO comes out this Thursday, April 13th? Spectacular. Check out our Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer community site for all your destructive needs, or visit the Auto Assault official site.

    News
    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Ethec
  • Episode 7 is all the rage right now. Does it deserve to the be the rage right now? Darn straight it does! FiringSquad.com has an interview available with Cryptic Studio's Matt Miller.

    FiringSquad: How did the planning for "Issue 7" begin for the games?

    Matt Miller:Parallel to CoV’s development, the zones of Grandville and Recluse’s Victory were blocked out and designed on paper. When it came time to actually work on the two zones, we had all of CoV’s design experience under our belt so we could use the full arsenal of tools and tricks available to make these the two best zones in the game. Mayhem Missions were the logical extension of “being a villain”, and we wanted a more freeform expression of villainy, where players were not tied into doing exactly what a contact wanted them to.

    Make sure to read the rest of the interview. It has some good information.

    More news and information on City of Villains.

    More news and information on City of Heroes.

    News
    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Is 1.10 fixed? No? Let's talk 1.11!

    Blizzard is dropping hints about what's in store for World of Warcraft patch 1.11. Apparently it's the mage's turn for an overhaul - the devs hope to provide interesting talent tree choices (cool!) and decrease their downtime (um... downtime? in World of Warcraft? I must be old-school.)

    Anyway, we'll stop waffling now and get to the point: Blizzard has provided first details on the forthcoming 1.11 patch for WoW. What's really only a sneak peek at plans for the update reminds us that it's the Mage that's the World of Warcraft character class receiving an overhaul this time around, talents undergoing a revamp and the developer looking at improvements which "include easing a mage's downtime between fights and opening some new, interesting talent builds through changes to all the mage's talent trees."

    CVG has the scoop on the 1.11 changes, check 'em out!

    And for all your other World of Warcraft info-tainment needs, we suggest the WoW at TenTonHammer community site. It's that good.

    News
    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Ethec
  • Mini-vans with mortars.
    The Denver Post has delivered an interview with Scott Brown of NetDevil discussing the vehicular mayhem of Auto Assault.

    "We were developing our game and we'd go to a conference like GDC (the Game Developers Conference) and there's a panel and they're like, 'This cannot be done.' They're on this panel telling us you cannot do this, this is impossible," Brown said, explaining the reaction to his company's plans to create a huge world filled with battling cars. "So we did it!""

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Interview at The Denver Post.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Arnold's got nothin' on these guys...

    With Auto Assault's launch a meager 2 days off (and the head start event well underway), Xerin brings the Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer "Terminator" class guide up to date.

    Those Biomek tough guys sure do have a lot to bolster their artillery! The Terminator skill listing here at Auto Assault – TenTonHammer has been updated with information from the live game.

    Terminators are the Biomek's main tank class. Heavy hitting, heavy armor, heavy vehicles, heavy everything assault class. They are the ones that rush head on into the enemy all guns a' blazing. They can take and deal plenty of damage and en make the enemy mad enough they always attack them. Truly an offensive and defensive class.

    So grab that flamethrower and run over some Mutant and Human scum. The best part? Auto Assault - TenTonHammer is here to help!

    So, yea, we're pretty excited about Auto Assault. Think you know road rage? NCSoft invites you to step into the driver's seat with the "fastest and
    most destructive car combat MMO game ever." Click here to take a spin.

    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Ethec
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