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  • Dungeons and Basements - Ruleset 3.2
    MMORPG.com has posted a Dungeons and Dragons Online Interview featuring David Eckleberry, Lead Systems Designer at Turbine. The virtual dice rolled and the virtual DM yelled:

    "In the second bi-weekly Q&A, David Eckelberry, the Lead Game Systems Designer, answers five questions from Staff Writer David Souza. Within he discusses death, raiding, and much more."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Interview at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Aug 01, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Dance Party Bree!
    Turbine has released an MP3 to be used in-game for the Prancing Pony. You know, the one in Bree just east of the Chetwood Forest. Okay, so I spent hours of my socially-ostracized youth studying the Tolkien maps, what's it to ya? :)

    " Download Prancing_Pony.mp3 to hear in-game music from LOTRO! "

    Link to the download on the LotRO front page!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 29, 2005
    Ethec
  • PSP Emulation for WoW Has to Wait, Literally
    Portable VNP is a little app which allows you to remotely use your desktop Macintosh on your PlayStation Portable (PSP). PSP + VNP + WoW = it was inevitable someone would try! Gameplay was, however, sluggish...

    "It is way too slow at about 1 - 1/2 fps. You really can't do anything."

    Read the maxconsole.net report here!

    News
    Fri, Jul 29, 2005
    Ethec
  • Lower your dice. We have you covered.
    GameDaily has posted a preview of Dungeons and Dragons Online. Dice fell silent in basements across the nation as they read the following:

    "D&D Online is aiming to bring the traditional nerd-fabulous pen and paper experience to the Internet age. We take a close look."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Preview at GameDaily.
    Our own Dungeons and Dragons Online community is getting rolling at DDO.TenTonHammer.com

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jul 28, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Super Villain seeks waterfront home.
    GameDaily has posted a preview of City of Villains based on their viewing at Comic-Con. They wore tights and a cape, but that didn't keep them from writing this:

    "You've been good, now it's time to be bad. After gandering the latest on City of Villains at Comic-Con, we've got some more tidbits to report."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Preview at GameDaily.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jul 28, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Gremlins with guided missles.
    GameDaily has posted a preview of Auto Assault focusing on the beta, which I thought was a big No-No. They came. They saw. They blew it up and said this while doing it:

    "Ah, the joys of beta testing. Just when ya think you're going to have a good night... ba-BLAM! Tonight was one of those nights. It started off great - I was able to log in after only a few "Failed to login! Try again in a few moments," messages. Fort Logan and the associated "public areas" were running with far less lag than last week, so the unbridled CAR-nage that was being touted for this game was actually being conveyed this time around. For a few brief, gleeful minutes... things were running smooth!"

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Preview at GameDaily.
    Win an Auto Assault Pre-order box at AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jul 28, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Heavily armoured vehicles - breakneck speed - lasers.
    IGN has posted an Auto Assault preview covering the basics of the game. While careening recklessly through the wasteland shooting their flamethrower at anything that moved they were heard to yell:

    "There are three races to choose form here: humans, mutants and biomeks. The humans are, well, a lot like you and me. They've managed to survive the horrible contamination by investing heavily in science and genetic engineering. As a result, they've managed to develop new energy technologies and unleash some profound mental powers. The green-skinned mutants have embraced the contaminants that have poisoned the planet and have developed the power of regeneration. The biomeks are dedicated to the concept that robots ought to rule the planet."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Preview at IGN.
    You can read past Auto Assault Previews, Interviews and other coverage at AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jul 28, 2005
    Boomjack
  • WoW! WoW is free!
    PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World are both doling out two week free trials to World of Warcraft this month. Of course, if you need to buy the magazines the trials aren't exactly free. Then again, reading two month old gaming news can make you giggle.
    Both of you that haven't tried it can now give it a go!

    News
    Thu, Jul 28, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Dungeons and Basements - Oldschool.
    GamerGod has posted a Dungeons and Dragons interview featuring nine short questions. A Bugbear, a skeleton and a gnoll walked into a basement and said:

    "Will this be just another MMORPG? With so much competition, what will make DDO a standout from the rest? These questions were on my mind when I recently sat down with the dev's of DDO..."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Interview at GamerGod.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jul 27, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Making friends and influencing people in Middle Earth.
    CVG now has a preview of Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar posted. Apparently you'll only be able to craft a character from the free races (man, hobbit, elf, and dwarf). A gleaming white figure on a bright white horse shouted this as he rode swiftly by:

    "Although the developer apparently discussed the idea of being able to play the game as good versus evil, in the end it's decided to let you choose characters from the four free races of the world: men, elves, hobbits and dwarves. Unfortunately, you won't be able to tread the Middle-earth turf as an orc or a goblin."

    Click here for more information, including when you'll see some familiar characters from the epic tale.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 25, 2005
    Ethec
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