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  • FLYBOYS Squadron Free Demo Available for Download Today!

    This morning brings us a press release from the makers of the upcoming MMO FLYBOYS. You can now download a demo for free!

    Entertainment Network, (BB:IENT.pk), developer of the award-winning WarBirds TotalSims series, announced that a FREE Demo of their FLYBOYS Squadron Massively Multiplayer Game is now available for FREE download at http://www.FLYBOYSGame.com. The FLYBOYS Squadron single player offline game and MMOG is based on the upcoming MGM release of FLYBOYS, an Electric Entertainment film, to be released nationally in theaters on September 22nd 2006.

    Read the press release to learn more. Do you think a game like this is something that you would play? Do you think it suits the MMO genre? Let us know where you stand on this in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • European Community Continues to Grow With Each New Lineage II Update

    A press release was issued this morning that tells us about the expansion of service to the European Lineage II Community. Not only has it expanded, it has doubled!

    Teon, the first server dedicated for European players, was recently moved to Frankfurt from the U.S as part of a larger overall plan to host Lineage II worlds in mainland Europe. By hosting servers in Europe, local players experience increased game performance, a better chance of building clans with same language players and more convenient timings of in-game community events, all of which are core elements to the Lineage II experience.

    Read the full press release to learn more. What do you think of the expansion? Are you a member of the European community? Let us know what you think right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Is There Life After SG-1? An Austin Games Interview with Joe Ybarra, VP of Product Development, Stargate Worlds

    Joe Ybarra is one of the venerable developer names behind games you've certainly heard of and probably played. Nowadays, Mr. Ybarra is one of the decision-makers behind Stargate Worlds, the highly anticipated MMORPG based on the long-running Stargate television series. That's "series" plural, but one of those series, Stargate SG-1, is heading into its last season. How will this impact the development of Stargate Worlds? This, and an update on progress made since the last time we talked to the Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment team, was on Nicole "Awen" Hamlett's mind when she spoke with Joe Ybarra at Austin Games Conference.

    "The idea about this whole game design revolves around modeling the modern combat system. So this is all about the SG-1 team, the P-90's, the explosives, the Zat guns and all that good stuff. What we're really doing with this is trying to design a combat system that is really different than what you see in the typical MMO. We're completely getting away from that, aside from PVE. And of course the PVP environment takes care of itself because there are real humans driving that. But we know that in all of these games, the majority of what players do is fight. So we need to make sure that our game is really robust in the combat system."

    Get clicking to find out what other questions were answered about Stargate Worlds! Are you looking forward to playing this game when it launches? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • "Dude, You're (Not) Getting a Dell!!!"

    Ever have one of those customer service experiences born out of a Dilbert strip? Me neither, as my recent experience with Dell.ca's online store is more akin to something out of Bizarro.

    "Mahesh: “No, that’s the two options and calling Sales will not help they won’t be able to do anything about it.”

    Me: “OK. Let’s try this another way. If I buy an XPS 700 with the single GeForce 7900 GS, would there by chance be empty PCIExpress slots on the motherboard?”

    Mahesh: *4 minute pause* “For… another graphics card?”

    Me: “Now you’re catching on.” "

    Read the rest of the story in WTF? Share your experiences and thoughts with us here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Blogs
    Thu, Sep 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Colton Burgess Chats with MMOsite.com

    MMOsite.com has posted an interview with Colton Burgess, producer of Loud Ant's upcoming Thrones of Chaos.

    Thrones of Chaos is a new MMOG title being brought to life by Loud Ant Software LLC. Thrones of Chaos?s impending release will bring with it a world heavily focused on guilds and player vs player interaction! A family tree system that rewards long and prosperous lineages! And an opened ended and flexible skill system!

    MMOsite Shine had a chat with Colton Burgess, the game's producer, to see how this game is now.

    Get clicking to read more. Are you looking forward to playing Thrones of Chaos? Tell us all about it in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Sep 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Role Will You Play?

    Games Radar takes a look at Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, focusing on the spheres of classes that will be available.

    There are actually three different Spheres of classes in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (didn't we mention that this game is huge?). In this portion of the preview, we'll focus on the Adventuring Sphere of classes which you'll select when you initially create your character. (We'll cover the Crafting and Diplomacy Spheres later in the week.) Your Adventuring class determines what kind of skills your character will be able to learn as you gain experience. These skills are predominantly combat based, whereas other Sphere's focus on other game aspects such as item creation and faction interaction.

    Get clicking to read more. When you're done head over to the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and share with us what classes you are planning to play when Vanguard launches.

    News
    Thu, Sep 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Update Available

    As posted on the official site for Guild Wars, there is an update available today. Keep reading to get a look at the updates...

    Update - Wednesday September 14

    * Updated the art used for bone fiend projectile attacks.
    * Adjusted balance of some monster groups in the Ring of Fire mission and the Ice Floe Explorable area.
    * Adjusted the attributes of Tin Dao Kaineng in Haiju Lagoon.
    * Improved the Mission Map (the window accessed by using the "U" key) so that it works properly in the Catacombs, the Underworld, and Fissure of Woe, where previously it showed only black.

    Read the rest of the update notes and then let us know what you think in the forums right here at Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Sep 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • City of Heroes and Villains monsters ‘Wanted Posters’ now available

    NCsoft has put together a set of 15 “wanted posters” for giant monsters that occupy and cause trouble in the City of Heroes and City of Villains games. The monsters include the giant robot Babbage in Boomtown, Jurassik in Crey’s Folley and Deathsurge on Cap au Diable.

    The wanted posters are printable in full-color, come with the monster’s names, the zone where they spawn and when how often they appear. The posters also include a summary of the monster and clues on finding the monsters.

    Head over to the official site to get yours! Let us know what you think of these posters in our forums here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Sep 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Auto Assault team has teamed up with 1UP this week to give away 14-day trials and give players a chance to beat down 1UP editors James Mielke and Scott Sharkey in a tournament.

    1UP.com is hosting an Auto Assault® Week, starting September 12th. Join the hardcore party, prove you’ve got what it takes to sit behind the wheel, and make a play to win some free stuff!

    1UP has FREE TRIAL CODES, full copies of the game, and some of the coolest in-game swag to give away

    Keep reading at the official Auto Assault site as well as at 1UP.com for more details! Planning to take part? Let us know all about it in the forums here at Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Sep 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • WTB Tickets to Iceland...

    Its time for a EVE Fan Fest! All the details have just been announced. So head on over to the official EVE Online site and learn all about it!

    This year the fanfest moves from Loftkastalinn which hosted the previous fanfests to the cutting-edge conference center in a four-star comfort zone of the Nordica Hotel where all of the fanfest events will take place.

    Are you planning to head to Iceland? Wishing you could? Tell us all about it in the forums at EVE Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Wed, Sep 13, 2006
    LadySirse
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