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  • A brief glimpse into a saga.
    RPGVault has posted a Saga of Ryzom preview featuring the Tryker race. Kevin Pereira of Attack of the Show is rumoured to have once worked as a tricycle riding clown at the circus where he was paid to yell:

    " A youthful Tryker refugee tells us about the playful, wide-eyed race and its status in Nevrax' persistent state world."

    You can read the entire Saga of Ryzom Preview at RPGVault.
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    Features, Previews
    Fri, Aug 26, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Do all heroes have journeys?.
    RPGVault has posted a Hero's Journey Peek #5, focusing on one of the creatures, the Targust. Vin Diesel once ran around the world in 22 minutes. He could have done it faster, but he stopped to say this:

    "An introduction to the massive, immensely powerful Targust, one of the creatures we'll see in Simutronics' endeavor"

    You can read the entire Hero's Journey Preview at RPGVault.
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    Features, Previews
    Fri, Aug 26, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Fancy pictures of....darkness.
    Voodoo Extreme has some fancy new screenshots of Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising. While travelling through the rainforest, as we are oft to do, we stumbled upon a Voodoo Priestess who poked us with a pin and exclaimed:

    " Mythic released the first batch of screenshots showing off the new Champion weapons in the upcoming expansion pack, Darking Rising. Incidently, the models are sporting the new Epic armor design which is now up on Pendragon for testing (not part of the expansion). Kiss that old template you have goodbye! Actually I'm not too sure how great the Epic armor will be; you get it at level 45 so it might not be all that hot. Worst case scenario is that you /salvage it for a small mint (that's where all my old Epic went). "

    You can view the Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising Screenshots at Voodoo Extreme.
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    Images, Media
    Fri, Aug 26, 2005
    Boomjack
  • WoW is Wow.
    CVG has posted a World of Warcraft interview featuring Shane Dabiri and discussing the "WoW Factor". Tom Cruise confused WoW for War of the Worlds and demanded his own interview. When asked about his relationship with Katie Holmes he replied:

    "Last evening we caught our pet cat playing World of Warcraft. As the most evil character in the game - Night Elf Rogue - he was fairing okay at level five although was getting a little confused when we kept telling him we'd assigned auto-run to the pause key (they're ALL paws keys to a cat see - geddit?). But it's testament to the massive, wide-spread penetration (yes, in our increasing effort to get slightly more risqué, we actually said 'PENETRATION') that Blizzard's MMORPG has achieved, with player numbers rocketing into the stratosphere. "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Interview at CVG.
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    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Aug 26, 2005
    Boomjack
  • AC2 Gets A Fancy Review.
    CVG has reviewed Asheron's Call 2: Legions. Tom Cruise couldn't get any other press to talk to him today so he came to us and said this:

    " At last count, AC2 was existing on around 14,000 subscribers, despite recent attempts by Turbine to woo players back to the franchise following its acquisition of the brand from Microsoft. Unfortunately, the reasons why most of them left in the first place are beyond the ken of a mere expansion pack (unless that expansion pack is called Asheron's Call 2: World Of Warcraft). Legions is one for the existing crowd only, bringing all the new content you'd expect of an MMO add-on pack - new weapons, new spells, new armour, new dungeons and quests and a whole new continent called, ahem, Knorr. "

    You can read the entire Asheron's Call 2: Legions Review at CVG.

    Reviews
    Thu, Aug 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Henry Ford might turn over in his grave...

    But he wasn't the only inspiration behind the motive MMOG Auto Assault! Learn how Auto Assault evolved conceptually and what it draws from the legends of the MMOG genre in this new sit-down session with Auto Assault Project Lead Scott Brown!

    Q : Apart from the obvious, what would you say influenced you in the development of Auto Assault? Not just in a broad sense either - were there any games, movies, or what-have-you that had a direct bearing on some aspect of the game?

    Scott Brown : I don't know that there is a direct influence on the game - so many different people's ideas and backgrounds have shaped the game into what it is today. We have wanted to do a car combat MMO for a long time and setting it in a post-apocalyptic universe just makes sense thanks to movies like Mad Max and games like Wasteland and Fallout.

    Check out the rest of the interview on theTTH Auto Assault site!

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 25, 2005
    Ethec
  • Because, let's face it, nobody has heard of World of Warcraft.
    Computer Gaming World has reviewed World of Warcraft. Both people who have not yet played WoW read the following:

    " Rather than focus on a bunch of explicit, boring tutorials, WoW teaches you the ropes and eases you into the game so slyly that you'll barely even notice you're in school. Instead of pitched battles against rabbits, cats, rats, and other tiny animals that you could kill in real life without much effort, the game immediately pits you against actual monsters. Garden-variety animals exist--you're just not expected to fight them. They merely hop around and occasionally get devoured by a passing predator. Since there aren't any artificial zone boundaries, you're free to wander wherever you want to right from the start, which removes the penned-in feeling common to low-level characters in most other MMORPGs. "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Review at Computer Gaming World.
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    Reviews
    Thu, Aug 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • All PvP. All The Time.
    IGN has posted a Guild Wars Extreme PvP Weekend interview featuring Isaiah Cartwright. Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright from the Ponderosa ranch rode up and shouted:

    " With the multiplayer event coming up so quickly this Friday, ArenaNet
    was good to take the time to answer some quick questions about the
    update and what people can expect both from it and the future of Guild Wars. ArenaNet's Skill Balance Game Designer Isaiah Cartwright provides the answers to the future of skills in one of the most popular RPGs on the PC. "

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Interview at IGN.
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    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • I'm omnipotent, and I wear yellow tights!
    IGN has posted a preview of City of Heroes: The Forest of Dread. Bruce Campbell, mistaking "Dread" for "Dead" rushing to Paragon City and announced:

    " As any former or continuing players are probably aware, developer Cryptic Studios is serious about continuing to push big updates through into City of Heroes as long as the game has legs. So far, it's legs look to be running strong so it's no real surprise that another update will be hitting the game soon… as in "next week" soon. We had a chance to check out The Forest of Dread update recently in order to get a look at the new zone, powers sets, villains, and more. "

    You can read the entire City of Heroes: The Forest of Dread at IGN.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Aug 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Talk while you play, but no cell phones in the stands please.
    Voodoo Extreme is reporting that Skype, the free Internet telephony company is moving into the MMOG industry. The Jeffersons were Movin On Up, but not into MMOGs, so they probably didn't have the following in their theme song:

    " Skype will soon announce the integration of their software with as-of-yet unknown MMOs according to a new Reuters report: "

    You can read the entire Skype Enters MMOG Market Article on Voodoo Extreme.

    News
    Thu, Aug 25, 2005
    Boomjack
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