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  • Dungeons & Dragons Online: E3 Impressions Dungeons and Dragons Online, the upcoming MMORPG in producition at Turbine Games is the focus of an E3 impressions article at Gamers Info. Did you know? TenTonHammer.com has a community built around the Dungeons and Dragons Online game.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • E3 Coverage: Anarchy Online: Lost Eden A quick look at Anarchy Online: Lost Eden based on their E3 visits is available online at Gamers Info and also at WarCry.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • E3 Coverage: Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures A four paragraph blurb is posted at Gaming Horizon about the upcoming Funcom produced MMORPG, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. A longer look is available at GameSpy.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • City of Villains meets the press.The good folks at Boomtown have fired up a preview of City of Villains complete with a shot of the lead designer in the super villain cape he wore for the press meetings. Gaming Horizon also has a teeny-tiny blurb posted about the villainous follow-up to City of Heroes.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • GamersInfo.net previews Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising The folks at GamersInfo.net recount their E3 preview experience Perpetual Entertainment's upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game, Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. The good folks at GameSpy have their take on the posted as well..Did you know? TenTonHammer.com has a "First Impressions" article posted on Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising?

    Features, Previews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Because Blizzard trailers are always worth a look.

    Video, Media
    Mon, May 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • With piracy at a standstill in China I'm confused why they would take this security measure. /sarcasm off

    • World of Warcraft in China to use CD-Key at WorthPlaying
      "This system will help protect the game from malicious cheating tools that could otherwise affect most players' enjoyment. Upon WoW's formal commercial launch, only players who have an authorized CD key will be able to activate their accounts and enter the game. As part of a special promotion to celebrate the upcoming launch of WoW, players who obtain an authorized CD key before June 5, 2005 can obtain 66 hours and 40 minutes free game time -- a RMB30 value."
    News
    Mon, May 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The Mythic folks had a booth that was somewhat hidden, but GameCloud tracked them down.

    • Imperator at GameCloud
      "Matt Firor of Mythic Entertainment chats briefly about their upcoming alternate history MMO game."
    Features, Interviews
    Mon, May 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Quickly becoming the "we get the picture, it's good" game of the season.

    • Guild Wars at EscMag
      "Guild Wars takes a bold stab at the genre by eliminating the monthly fee and giving players either a chance to quest to a higher level or begin Player vs. Player combat immediately with a high level, pre-designed character. The choice is yours, but either way you win."
    Reviews
    Mon, May 23, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Previews, First Impressions and even some "we saw it from afar for a few minutes".

    • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar at IGN
      "When it comes to massively multiplayer RPGs, the gang over at Turbine
      know their stuff. At E3 this year, they're proving just how much they
      know by showing off one of the most anticipated MMOs in recent memory, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and riding the surge of interest brought on by the recent films, The Lord of the Rings Online has a visibility and expectation among the gaming public that we haven't seen since Star Wars Galaxies."
    • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar at IGN (again)
      "After checking out the impressive D&D Online, we took the opportunity to visit with another high-profile MMO at Turbine's booth today, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The game is a bit further out than D&D Online so there wasn't quite as much to show. Still, given the strength of the license and the reputation Turbine's built in the MMO genre, the potential is readily apparent."
    • EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames at GameSpy
      "Throughout the next several months, SOE is going to launch a barrage of updates to EverQuest II, and it's more than likely that the game will be radically changed after it's all over. Come June, the second adventure pack for the game will launch, and it will introduce a couple of minor -- yet potentially far-reaching -- enhancements to the gameplay. Later in June, Station Exchange will go live, which is the SOE-sanctioned eBay-style auction-site through which players can trade their in-game assets for real money. Finally, come September, the game's first full-fledged expansion pack, Desert of Flames, will hit stores. With it will come, among other things, the feature most requested by the game's playerbase: player-versus-player combat."
    • Imperator at GameSpy
      "For a game that's so early in development, Imperator sure has a lot of stuff to do. As mentioned in our previous coverage, Terra Nova serves as the game's starting area, and if these early versions we've been playing are any indication, there will be more than enough content to push you through the first ten or so levels. After you complete the first quest chain, in fact, you can immediately access any of the quests that your level qualifies you for directly from the game's interface. When we played it, we were able to accumulate more than a dozen quests in our log within 15 minutes of play, which is way more than we could hope to clear in the span of an E3 demo. But it's good to know that the content is in there nonetheless."
    • EverQuest 2: Spirit of Splitpaw at GameSpot
      "One of the things Sony is excited about with Spirit of Splitpaw is the inclusion of dynamic leveling in some of the instanced content. Apparently, when you enter a dungeon, the enemies within will scale in difficulty to automatically form a challenging encounter for your group's level range. If everyone's level 40, you can expect to see a lot of enemies around that level range, but if you go back to the same content later with a level 30 character, then the content will scale automatically, resulting in lower-level enemies. This apparently also affects the loot tables for enemies as well."
    • SUN at RPGVault
      "Short for Soul of the Ultimate Nation, SUN is the closest to release of three new massively multiplayer titles Webzen has announced for North America and Europe. The Immortal Emperor Schwarz possesses the secret to gathering Ether, the essence of nature, and converting it into dark energy. His Geist Empire has ruled the realm of Blandis for five centuries, but with the substance increasingly difficult to extract, he covets neighboring lands. A rebel faction, the Guidance, stands in his way."
    • Gods and Heroes at GameZone
      "The mythic age of the Romans and the Greeks has been fertile ground for creating compelling stories for millennia. It was a time of myths and legends, and the developers at Perpetual Entertainment are working to build on that rich history. Their upcoming MMO release, Gods and Heroes, is going to shake the MMO world."
    • Tabula Rasa at GameSpot
      "The new game is a full-on futuristic sci-fi game in which you'll play as an armored soldier who totes laser cannons into battle against alien foes, though you may also gain paranormal powers from an angelic race of aliens allied with the humans. You'll be able to equip yourself with a wide array of conventional and futuristic weapons with varied strengths and weaknesses, like flamethrowers that deal grievous damage up close (and deal residual damage over time) but have extremely poor range."
    • SUN at GamersHell.com
      "The most impressive feature is its graphics. The game using normal mapping which allows developers to reduce the polygon count without reducing the quality, therefore, you get awesome graphics with little lag."
    Features, Previews
    Fri, May 20, 2005
    Boomjack
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