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  • It's an all Turbine miscellaneous section today with D&D inching out AC2 by a score of 2-1.

    • Asheron's Call 2: Double XP Weekend at the Official Site"The AC2 Team would like to do a little something special for our players to celebrate the debut of Legions.  In that spirit, we've declared the weekend of May 20th "Double-XP Weekend"!  What is this madness?"
    • Dungeons and Dragons Online: E3 Update at the Official Site
      " Today has been even busier than yesterday ... which is saying a lot! It’s amazing how many fansites are here too and it’s great to see their dedication to our games. The LOTRO team and the DDO team have had their hands full answering questions and showing off the finer points of the games."
      [Ed: Jonathan "Calandryll" Hanna has posted some screenshots and videos taken on the show floor]
    • Dungeons and Dragons Online: Monster Profiles - The Bugbear at the Official Site
      "We've been sent deeper into the gorge, and found that we weren't the only ones harrying the hobgoblin outpost. From the other side a group of bugbears was attempting to expand into the territory that the hobgoblins held. "
    News
    Fri, May 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Even with E3 going on the SoE folks found time to interview....themselves.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, May 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • This game looks great! My thanks to Travis Williams for taking us in and giving us a great demo.

    • Vanguard: Saga of Heroest at OnlineWelten
      39 screenshots are listed though it is unclear if they are actually new.
    Images, Media
    Fri, May 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • GameCloud is talking it up at E3

    • Dungeons and Dragons Online at GameCloud
      " Ken Troop of Turbine chats briefly about their upcoming fantasy MMO game."
    • Auto Assault at GameCloud
      "Scott Brown of NetDevil chats briefly about their upcoming car combat MMO game."
    Features, Interviews
    Thu, May 19, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Lord British returns.

    • Tabula Rasa Relaunches "Combining the action of a first person shooter and the immersion of a role-playing game, Tabula Rasa takes the player on an intergalactic adventure where the individual has an opportunity to significantly impact the pace of battle on a global scale. Players enter the game as rebel soldiers wielding a variety of futuristic weapons, potent demolitions and the mystical power of “Logos”. It is up to each individual to use their stealth, ingenuity and skill to assist a ragtag coalition of rebels in their efforts to stop an enemy known for its intelligence and unyielding determination to enslave the Universe. "
    News
    Thu, May 19, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Coming soon...or not so soon.

    • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes at IGN
      "Middle-Earth Online emerges from isolation with a new title, and something of a change in focus. "
    • Everquest 2: Desert of Flames at GameSpot
      " We had a chance to go behind closed doors with Sony Online Entertainment today to take a look at EverQuest II: Desert of Flames, the first full expansion to SOE's popular massively multiplayer online game. We have some new details on the expansion and what's included in it, so read on for our impressions."
    • City of Villains at GameSpot
      " Villainy is afoot in the world of City of Heroes, or at least it will be when NCsoft releases the long-awaited expansion pack to its superhero massively multiplayer online role-playing game, titled City of Villains. As the title would suggest, City of Villains will put you on the flip side of the typical heroic coin found in the game's metropolis Paragon City. You'll be able to create a supervillain of your own dastardly design and pit him or her against the do-gooders already patrolling the city. When creating your villain, you'll be able to choose from a list of new archetypes, costumes, and powers. These will provide a sinister counterbalance to the types of customizations found in the original game. There will also be an all-new villain group, titled Arachnos."
    • Tabula Rasa at GameSpot
      " What's a Tabula Rasa? While it may sound like some kind of Sri Lankan delicacy, it's actually an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, designed by the development studio helmed by Ultima and Ultima Online creator Richard Garriott. The game revolves around a pair of warring factions, called the Benefactors and the Bane, who, despite being from the same homeworld, are constantly engaged in a destructive battle for supremacy. You will play as a survivor from an utterly devastated version of Earth, called upon to fight through exotic alien battlefields and hopefully save the universe from the vile Bane."
    • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes at Games Domain
      "Comprised of industry veterans, including some who worked on the
      original Everquest, Sigil Games has teamed up with Microsoft to produce
      Vanguard, a MMORPG game that promises a level of interactive play
      beyond anything that is currently available. Bold words to be sure, but
      Sigil was demoing some of the technology behind the game at E3 to prove
      to the world that the team is on the right track.
      of the technology behind the game at E3 to prove
      to the world that the team is on the right track."
    Features, Previews
    Thu, May 19, 2005
    Boomjack
  • You can't play them, but you can look at them.

    Images, Media
    Thu, May 19, 2005
    Boomjack
  • MMO dice rolling. Let's hope it doesn't come up craps.

    • Dungeons and Dragons Online at IGN
      " Well, okay, maybe it's a little too early to call DDO a "true" online D&D experience. But I can tell you that this little game is a major shift away from the typical MMO level grind, and that's news all by itself, in my opinion. I'm sure the regular readers are well aware of my distaste for days, if not weeks, of stabbing rats to death with a medieval spork and calling it "fun." Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, wore it out, used it for Dan's cage lining, so forth. DDO, instead of sending you off for days (if not weeks) of fetch-or-kill quests, is based around its modules. Yes, that's right--it's not a bog-standard MMO with a big-name license slapped on it. This is D&D, with the textbook character classes (according to the new Eberron flavor, that is), the 3.5 ruleset, and even a display of each dice roll you'd make if you were playing the pen-and-paper version with real, physical people right in front of you. It's almost like being there! "
    News
    Tue, May 03, 2005
    Ralphedelominius
  • We have ways of making them talk.

    • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes at GameSpy
      " We talk with Zack Karlsson of Sigil Games Online about laying the foundations of a fictional continent. "
    Features, Interviews
    Tue, May 03, 2005
    Ralphedelominius
  • No monthly fee.

    • Guild Wars Patch Notes at The Official Site
      [Ed:] Lots of fixes...just hit the link above.
    News
    Tue, May 03, 2005
    Ralphedelominius
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