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  • Minotaurs Ain't All Bad...

    DDO Stormreach is out with another monster profile, this time examining the role that minotaurs will play. Apparently they're not all bullies ("bull"-ies? get it?).

    Once the tormented slaves and beasts of burden of an ancient giant empire, today the minotaur of Xen'drik is a fearsome creature that stands a full foot or two over the typical inhabitant of Stormreach. These bullheaded shaggy humanoids aren't all completely devoted to evil - some of them have been seen peddling goods inside the city. In this they are no different than the common avaricious dwarf - though perhaps a bit more appealing to look at. Outside of the settled regions, minotaurs are almost completely devoted to violence and a militant defense of their territory. Venturing into such dangerous territory is exactly the sort of peril that brings an adventurer fame and fortune.

    The complete monster profile at the DDO official site (free registration required).

    News
    Sat, Aug 13, 2005
    Ethec
  • They played the "name game" and won!

    Congrats to the grand prize winners in NCSoft's boss-naming contest! My entries: Graygrowl Monkeyteazer, FranzJoseph Gemuetlichkeit, o0bah haxx0rz, and Giggling Schoolgirl - well, they didn't even make the outtakes reel.

    We are happy to announce the winners of the Brand the Bosses Contest. Out of more than 8,000 entries, we have selected 6 Grand Prize winners and 18 Finalists. All 24 names will be incorporated into the Summer Update: Sorrow's Furnace and will be part of Guild Wars history!

    Winners of the six (6) Grand Prizes will receive:

    * An exclusive Guild Wars Team t-shirt
    * A Guild Wars hat
    * A copy of the game signed by the development team

    Each of the 18 Finalists will receive:

    * An exclusive Guild Wars Team t-shirt

    See the winning entries at the Guild Wars Official Site.

    News
    Sat, Aug 13, 2005
    Ethec
  • 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
  • Transmissions from the central wastelands. It's a car game, transmissions, get it?
    NCSoft has posted Volume Two of their Auto Assault Transmissions from the wasteland. Britney Spears was eating a greasy burger so we couldn't understand what she said, but it might have been this:

    " Every week in the month of August we'll be presenting a new volume in the Transmissions from the Central Wastelands, a compendium of stories, screen shots, and other goodies from the wonderful Auto Assault beta test corps. This sizeable entry was completely contributed by bean23. "

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Tranmissions from the Wasteland at The Official Site.
    You can read pages and pages and more pages of Auto Assault information at AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Bulldozers with bazookas.
    MMORPG has posted some new Auto Assault screenshots. NetDevils and NetAngels clashed in the wastes for the fourth time in five days. The NetGods didn't have this to day:

    " We move the weekly series to Thursdays, as we continue with part two of four: Highways. Below are four exclusive images directly from NetDevil that show off the game's highway system. "

    You can view the Auto Assault Screenshots at MMORPG.com
    Dozens more Auto Assault Screenshots are yours at AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com

    Images, Media
    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
  • More Guild Wars Goodness.
    ArenaNet has posted the latest Guild Wars update notes on the Official Site. Vin Diesel can play six Guild Wars characters at once and never lose an arena battle:

    "Update – Wednesday, August 10

    • Fixed a bug that was making some desert teleporters unresponsive.

       
    • Corrected flaw in Price of Failure skill that was causing missile attacks to miss their targets more than 25% of the time.

       
    • Corrected Hundred Blades skill to deal damage accurately; previously it was dealing only 75% of its intended damage.

       
    • Corrected Mind Freeze skill so that damage is dealt regardless of whether the caster's energy is lower than the target's energy.

       
    • Corrected flaw in Mist Form skill that was preventing it from reducing damage from elemental damage attacks.

       
    • Corrected "The Price of Steel" quest so that so that White Mantle always drop Ruined Armor for players on the quest.

       
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing the skill-swap dialog from disappearing after talking to Captain Greywind.

       
    • Fixed several rare client and server crash bugs."

    You can read the Guild Wars Update Notes at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
    Boomjack
  • DDO Delayed?
    GameSpot is reporting that Dungeons and Dragons Online has been delayed until the first quarter of 2006. This Vin Diesel fact is actually true.Vin Diesel played pen and paper D&D. His character name was Malkar:

    "Players eager to get their hands on Atari's upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach will have to wait a little bit longer, as the game's release has slipped from November back into the first quarter of 2006."

    You can read the Dungeons and Dragons Online Delay Report at GameSpot.
    While you're waiting for DDO get all the latest scoops on the game at DDO.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
    Boomjack
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