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  • Pig Pen, this is Rubber Duck. Looks like we got us a convoy.
    NetDevil has posted all about convoys (groups) in their upcoming title Auto Assault. Official Pentagon sources maintained their position of plausible deniability in connection with this quote:

    "The odds are against survival in the Central Wastelands. The large groups of powerful factions roaming the Highways - not to mention vying Humans, Mutants, and Biomeks that hate each other with a passion –can sometimes make it difficult to go it alone. It only comes naturally that drivers may feel the need to mutually help each other, if only for short periods of time. These temporary or “pick up” groups of drivers are called Convoys."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Convoy Article at the Official Site.
    More Auto Assault information than tatoos at a Nascar event - AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Readers, R2. R2, Readers. There the introduction is complete.
    The folks at Nevrax have posted an introduction to their upcoming Saga of Ryzom expasion, The Ryzom Ring. Britney Spears' publicists were quick to deny that she had any involvement
    in writing, or even reading, the following:

    "This is the first of a series of articles about the next expansion pack for Ryzom: The Ryzom Ring (also known as R²). It runs through the information that has already been released and paves the way for the articles to come."

    You can read the entire Saga of Ryzom: R2 Preview at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Pictures from Irth.
    RPGVault has some fancy pictures of Irth Online posted. Michael Moore has yet to announce plans to create a documentary
    establishing beyond doubt that the followins is possibly true:

    "Compliments of Magic Hat, we examine a number of the activities you might observe when you visit various towns."

    You can view the Irth Online Screenshots at RPGVault.

    Images, Media
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It's all about the contamination.
    MMORPG has posted a preview of Auto Assault. We are in no position to confirm that Russel Crowe threw a telephone upon
    reading this:

    "First off, the back story. About present day for us the first Alien craft began to arrive, their crashes and collisions raining Contamination down on the planet. Because of this Contamination, mutations began to surface among Humankind and the populace erupted into a panic. Conspiracy theorists had a field day; governments flip-flopped their stance on the subject from vehement denial to promises of a cure and back again. Mutants became the scapegoats of society, herded up into camps and shunned from citizenship."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Preview at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • An oldie, but a goodie gets an expansion.
    Stratics has posted a preview of Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny. Exclusive video footage of Paris Hilton reciting the following continues to
    be unavailable:

    "Ok, so we live in a world were pop culture now has videogames and movies jumping from the pages of comic books. Why shouldn’t we see the reverse? NCsoft certainly thought it possible and shortly after the launch of CoH, Blue King Studios rolled out the first City of Heroes comic book (Volume 1, June 04). Beginning with the June edition of this year, the mantle has been passed to Top Cow to continue the comic book."

    You can read the entire Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny Preview at Stratics.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Movies become games. Games become movies. Books become games. Games become comics.
    Mark Waid of Top Cow talks about making a comic book out of City of Heroes. The Fox Network may indeed be considering a reality show centered on the

    following quote:

    "Ok, so we live in a world were pop culture now has videogames and movies jumping from the pages of comic books. Why shouldn’t we see the reverse? NCsoft certainly thought it possible and shortly after the launch of CoH, Blue King Studios rolled out the first City of Heroes comic book (Volume 1, June 04). Beginning with the June edition of this year, the mantle has been passed to Top Cow to continue the comic book."

    You can read the entire Mark Waid - City of Heroes Comic Book Article at GameZone.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you create a villain, does that make you a villain as well?
    GameSpot chatted with Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios about the upcoming City of Heroes standalone addition, City of Villains. We have no information confirming that Bob Geldoff immediately announced a
    live concert to raise awareness of this issue after reading the following:

    "After letting you create your very own superhero and save a virtual world in the online role-playing game City of Heroes, NCsoft and developer Cryptic Studios are looking to put the shoe on the other foot with the upcoming expansion pack, City of Villains. As you can probably guess from the name, this time around you will have the fun of creating a supervillain and carrying out missions to amass wealth, power, or infamy. And since you'll be playing online with up to thousands of other players, each controlling a unique superhero or supervillain, the stage is set for spectacular battles as good and evil clash. To get the latest details on the current state of the game, we caught up with Jack Emmert, the creative director of developer Cryptic Studios. City of Villains is scheduled to launch this fall."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Interview with Jack Emmert at GameSpot.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • PvP, no monthly fee and now rewards too.
    The folks at ArenaNET are working on some fancy new Player versus Player (PvP) rewards for Guild Wars. Andrew Lloyd Weber did not issue a denial that he may be writing a 6 hour
    musical version of Guild Wars after reading the following:

    "Our next major update will be the introduction of PvP Rewards.
    We know that many players right now are having difficulty unlocking items, runes and skills for use in PvP. On our private test servers, we have been testing a new reward system that lets you unlock items, runes, and skills for your pvp only characters through kills and victories in PvP. You'll unlock things faster if you are more successful, but we aren't implementing this system just for the elite players. Our goal is that every player will be able to make progress through normal play."

    You can read entire Guild Wars Update Notes Article at The Official Site.

    News
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Blizzard is your friend.
    GamesIndustry.biz chatted with Richard Garriott about the success of World of Warcraft and how it affects the industry. We are unreliably informed that Tom Cruise pumped his fists in the air, and
    declared his undying love for the following quote from the story:

    "World of Warcraft has been very good for my business," Garriott told the ELSPA International Games Summit in London this morning. "It's brought in a whole new segment of people who played Blizzard games, but never played an MMOG before."

    You can read the entire Richard Garriott Article at GamesIndustry.biz.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jun 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Things that make you go boom.
    Our own Auto Assault Community site has some new screenshots posted. We reloaded, filled up with gas and saw this:

    "Some fancy pictures of some fancy cars. "

    You can view the Auto Assault Screenshots at TenTonHammer.com.

    Images, Media
    Wed, Jun 22, 2005
    Boomjack
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