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  • Gamezone has the first production diary for Warhammer Online By Destin Bales, Content Director.

    Ten thousand pages. That’s my best guess at the amount of finalized documentation that our content team will produce before the launch of WAR. We should start an office pool, or a printing press. Ten thousand pages for a game based on an existing property rich with detail. I can only imagine the number of pages we’d be writing if we were coming up with a world of our own!

    What in Sigmar’s name are we writing about in 10,000 pages? Well, way back in the beginning of May 2005 after the signing of the deal with Games Workshop at E3, we started with the basics. You see, pre-production documentation serves several purposes. At the most basic level we outline things like:

    It reads more like a QNA, but hey, who am I to judge?

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    Wed, Jan 11, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Gaming Steve has Episode 34 up in which he talks with Guild War's Jeff Strain. Mentioned in the conversation is the upcoming expansion Factions. Enjoy your listen.

    Our very own out of this world Guild Wars site

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    Thanks to Blues for the news

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    Wed, Jan 11, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Looks like this bad boy is just busting out. The Igneous Villain group is one of many of the horrors facing our Heroes in NCSoft's City of Heroes.

    The Trolls colloquially call them “rock dudes” and “lava dudes,” but such familiarity does not properly reflect the danger the Igneous represent. On the surface of the Hollows, scattered through the nooks and crannies of Grendel’s Gulch, are the scouts and vanguard of the Igneous. Named “pumicites” (from pumice, a porous form of solidified lava), these rock men appear to be made of a living, gray, porous stone. Their skin is abrasive, like the skin of a shark, and resembles a sponge because of gas bubbles frozen within it. These bubbles can burst, releasing noxious fumes that make it hard to breath. Pumicites are much lighter than they appear, and thus are faster and more agile than heroes might expect.

    He looks like a cross between Clayface and some kind of rockman. Scary Ugly is what he is.

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    Tue, Jan 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It looks like the new MMO concept of paying for the game and not the subscription is really paying off for NCSoft. Today they announced the first expansion for Guild Wars - Factions

    Bellevue, Wash., Jan. 10, 2006 — NCsoft®, the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games, announces Guild Wars®: Factions™, the next chapter in the critically acclaimed Guild Wars franchise from ArenaNet® studios. The Factions campaign will release in the second quarter of 2006. It offers players an incredible gameplay experience with many new choices, including new regions, professions, skills, missions, and monsters, along with expanded options for both Cooperative and Player-versus-Player (PvP) play, and enhanced features for guilds.

    Players will get their first chance to experience the new campaign when ArenaNet opens its servers to everyone for the Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-for-All PvP Weekend. This worldwide event—scheduled for January 20 through 22—is open to both existing Guild Wars players and to those who do not have a Guild Wars account. ArenaNet is distributing free access keys to the event at http://www.guildwars.com.

    The event will enable players to experience two new professions being introduced in the campaign, the Assassin and the Ritualist. Participants will also be able to try out a number of the skills added to Guild Wars: Factions, including some of the deadly skills of the Assassin and the arcane spells of the spiritual Ritualist. They will also be able to get familiar with the new PvP continent, Battle Isles. Battle Isles will introduce players to new PvP experiences, new and expanded arenas, new quests, and a new explorable area as well.

    Another feature available during the Guild Wars: Factions Global Free-for-All PvP Weekend is Observer Mode, where players who aren't participating in a battle can view the proceedings and check out the strategies and tactics used by top-ranked guilds as they fight for supremacy.

    "We're excited to be offering this free preview of Guild Wars: Factions to players throughout the world," said Patrick Wyatt, co-founder of ArenaNet. "Factions is a huge step in the continued evolution of the game, and I think gamers are really going to be excited about the new features they're going to see!"

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    Tue, Jan 10, 2006
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  • "Ask and Ye Shall Receive!" .... most of the time.

    Here is a compilation of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Previews outside of our lovely community.

    Gamespy

    Yahoo

    Stratics

    GamerGod

    I'll add more as I find them. TTFN!

    I'd like to take this time to talk about the dangers of not ingesting enough coffee. It's not a good thing and frankly I wouldn't try it at home. One must have at least four cups a day to successfully function in the real world. For the non-real world I suggest a full bodied Mountain Dew.

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    Tue, Jan 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • I can see clearly now the NDA is gone. Ok I know it's cheesy.

    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ Confidentiality Obligations Lifted 09-Jan-2006
    Turbine is pleased to announce that the confidentiality obligations in the Preview and Non-disclosure Agreement for the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ Beta have been lifted earlier than anticipated. This means players in the Beta Program and those who took part in the Stress Test Events are free to talk about the game on public forums. After getting so much positive feedback from our Beta players, we felt it was time to let them share their opinions and praise for DDO with the rest of the MMOG community.

    Good news indeed for all of the DND players out there who are looking forward to this game.

    Take a minute to check out our Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Site It has alot of great content.

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    Tue, Jan 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • God there are times that I REALLY love my job. This is one of them. I get to spend my mornings looking at art like this It makes life worth it!

    2404.com has three new shots of the Burning Crusade expansion.

    I never thought to say it but the fantasy graphics of WoW just blow me away. It's such a rich, colorful world!

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    Seriously the Most Comprehensive World of Warcraft Site on the Web!

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    Mon, Jan 09, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • OGaming has an interview with Turbine's CEO Jeff Anderson

    OGaming: Why the decision to self-publish your own titles?

    Jeff Anderson : Before joining Turbine I was the executive in charge of production at Origin/Electronic Arts. At EA, I saw firsthand the strength of the publisher model with Ultima Online. There are terrific creative synergies and economies that come from developing and operating a self-published title. I wanted to bring that experience to Turbine.

    What he really wanted to say was "So we could say SCHNEH! to the big boys!

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    LotRO not your bag baby? Visit our Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Site! It's chock full of goodies.

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Is it odd that I get the "Piano Man" song stuck in my head every time I think of bards or minstrels? Someone reserve a room at the looney bin! Turbine has posted new information on the Minstrel Class for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Minstrel
    Races: Man, Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit

    '. . . in the midst of their merriment and tears the clear voice of the minstrel rose like silver and gold, and all men were hushed.'

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"

    With song and tale, a Minstrel brings hope to places thick with gloom. He can inspire those with desperate minds and heavy hearts to great deeds. In battle, he can turn the tide with songs that strengthen his allies and dirges which strike fear into the hearts of his enemies.

    The Minstrel will be the class of choice for players who want to aid their friends, inspiring them to keep going through the darkest of times. With a vast repertoire of tales both fair and foul, a Minstrel restores the morale of his fellows, as well as causing his enemies to despair. Though able to wield weapons, he prefers to let his words, rather than his sword, speak for him. A Minstrel's style of combat is based on maintaining hope no matter what the odds.

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • "In the wild and deadly battles in the wastelands, a chassis’ armor protection is one of the most vital elements of survival." Well you can't beat that with a stick! NetDevil has posted their latest installment of features on the Official Site today. This one deals with your Vehicle's Armor

    Throughout the history of warfare the technological development of better forms of protection and ways of survival always follows the development of new weapon systems and methods of destruction. For instance, one side develops a new weapon and after an initial period of adjustment, the opponent fields a way of protecting against it. The new weapon proliferates to all sides and eventually the protection does as well, so the cycle begins anew. In the Central Wastelands, little of this process has changed.

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    Thu, Jan 05, 2006
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