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  • SAKURA Internet Chosen To Distribute Highly Anticipated MMO in Japan

    Another press release hot of the wire from Turbine! This one tells us about a deal for the distribution of Lord of the Rings Online in Japan.

    "The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular franchises in the world and we are pleased to work with SAKURA to bring our game to the Japanese market," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "With nearly 200,000 players already signed up for our upcoming Beta Program, we believe that The Lord of the Rings Online will have massive appeal."

    Keep reading to see the full details then head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine Presents Stormreach Under Siege

    This press release has just crossed our desks today to announced the release of Stormreach Under Siege, the fourth module for Dungeons and Dragons Online.

    Turbine, Inc. announced today the release of the fourth content module for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ (DDO), the first and only massively multiplayer online (MMO) roleplaying game based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® brand franchise from Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). The Stormreach Under Siege module calls on players to return to the familiar grounds of Stormreach Harbor to save the city. Turbine will offer the Stormreach Under Siege module free of charge for all current DDO subscribers. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro.

    Read the full press release to learn more. Don't forget to head over to DDO Ten Ton Hammer to let us know your thoughts on this new module!

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Rivendell, the Trollshaws, and a Glimpse of a Rainbow

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online was updated this week with new screenshots! Head on over and check them out. Have you visited our LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer Community Site lately? Why not? Get clicking and check it out. Be sure to share your thoughts with us on this and all your favorite MMOs in the forums.

    Images, Media
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Prancing Pony

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with another installment of Exploring Middle-earth. This time we get a look at the Prancing Pony.

    Upon arrival in Bree, weary travelers will want to make for the Prancing Pony, one of the town's oldest and most popular inns. The distinctive sign of a rearing, fat white pony marks the large building with its inviting arched entrance and pleasant courtyard, although it is likely that the sign will not be entirely necessary –as most seasoned travelers can direct those new to town to "The Pony," as is it commonly known.

    Get clicking to learn more. Get all the latest news and updates on Lord of the Rings Online right here at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • ArchLord Top of the Download Heap

    A note just in from the makers of ArchLord shares the news that ArchLord has been the #1 download on Fileplanet for two weeks.

    ArchLord has remained Number 1 on Fileplanet downloads for over 2 weeks now!

    With 160.000+ downloads of the client ArchLord has remained in the number one position on fileplanet for the last two+ weeks. So to check out what all the fuss is about visit www.archlordgame.com/requestakey to get your key before heading on to fileplanet to get the client and enter into the ArchLord BETA!

    However it doesn't end there, be sure to check out the ArchLord create a movie competition with $1500 available in prize money. We also proud to announce that we have teamed up with Fraps to offer two runners up the chance to win 2 retail keys of FRAPS. So visit fraps.com to download the latest trial client and create your movie.

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Cryptic's creative director Jack Emmert Chats with FiringSquad

    FiringSquad took some time to sit down with Jack Emmert and talk about City of Heroes, City of Villains and some upcoming projects.

    San Jose based Cryptic Studios is best known for their super hero MMORPGs City of Heroes and City of Villains but recently the developer announced a major recruitment drive for a number of upcoming and so far unannounced projects. FiringSquad decided to get a brief update on the developer's status and got Cryptic's creative director Jack Emmert to answer some questions:

    Get clicking to learn more and then head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts about this and all your favorite MMOs.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Get A Peek At Tabula Rasa

    RPG Vault has posted a preview of the upcoming Tabula Rasa. Keep reading to find out what their thoughts are.

    This winter, NCsoft and its in-house Destination Games team led by veteran developers Richard Garriott and Starr Long are aiming to release Tabula Rasa. A massively multiplayer science fiction game incorporating elements of first-person shooters and role-playing, it will transport players to the front lines of an intergalactic war against an alien enemy, the Bane.

    Get clicking to learn more. Are you looking forward to Tabula Rasa? Share your thoughts with us in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • 11 New Screenshots!

    The official site for Warhammer Online has been updated with another new batch of screenshots. This time there are 11 wonderful images. These images show different races as well as a look at a fort it seems. Check them out and then stop by Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of them!

    Images, Media
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Shack News Chats with Mafnus Bergsson

    ShackNews has updated their site with this interview which covers many topics including the recent investment banking scam.

    EVE Online is a pretty distinct MMO in that it focuses on complex systems and open-ended gameplay rather than level grinding. While it doesn't have an enormous mainstream userbase like other games in the genre, it has attracted a solid population of predominantly hardcore gamers. The game has been growing steadily since its launch three years ago and it's been quite succesful for independent Iceland-based developer CCP. Earlier this week I had a chance to sit down with the developer's CMO, Magnus Bergsson, at the Nordic Game event held in Malmo, Sweden.

    Keep reading to learn more. Have you been to our EVE Ten Ton Hammer Community site lately? Head over and find all the latest news, imformation and interviews.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Frank Pearce Chats About The Burning Crusade

    CVG.com has updated their site with an interview with Blizzard's Frank Pearce, Senior VP of Product Development. Keep reading to get a peek at the upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    World of Warcraft fans are excitedly spitting frothy expulsions in anticipation of The Burning Crusade, Blizzard's first expansion for its world-dominating MMORPG. The massive add-on features a plethora of WoW goodness including new zones, dungeons, heaps of gear and items, flying mounts and, of course, new races, and it's guaranteed massive sales - World of Warcraft has an active subscriber base that's topped the whopping 6 million figure, after all.

    The Burning Crusade should be with us November/December and Blizzard was recently poking the expansion in the eyes of thoroughly impressed games journalists here in Old Blighty. Naturally, we took the opportunity to grill the developer on its latest addition to the WoW world - answering questions, Frank Pearce, Senior VP of product development at Blizzard.

    Get clicking to see what questions were answered. Don't forget to head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer when you're done and share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
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