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  • Disambiguation

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a new Dev Diary. Nik Davidson offers this update titled Disambiguation...

    Gundo's wounds were serious. The dwarves had beaten the poor hobbit soundly with maces and axes. He'd lost a lot of blood. The corpses of his friends littered the field, but he was almost in the clear. His heart was beating fast; he had sent several dwarves to their bloody end, and he could hear their angry yells behind him. He ran - ran as fast as his stubby little hobbit legs could take him, his hands white-knuckled, gripping the flag. At last, he crested the hill, and the great horn sounded. Victory! Victory, but at what cost?

    Yeah, so that's what we're NOT doing.

    When we announced there would be PvP in LOTRO, I knew some people immediately would come up with the above nightmare scenario. (Or worse. You guys are hella creative.) As such, we just sort of shook our heads as people concluded that we were turning our game into "HOBBIGEDDON: SLAUGHTER AT BAG END." Nothing could be further from the truth. What I'd like to do today is clarify what we mean when we talk about playing evil races, and PvP in LOTRO.

    Keep reading to learn more. Are you looking forward to being able to PvP in Lord of the Rings Online? Share your thoughts with us in the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Wed, Sep 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • NCsoft Europe releases 'Good Versus Evil' retail package, combining City of Heroes and City of Villains

    NCSoft has issued a press release this morning to announce the release of combined edition of City of Heroes and City of Villains in the Good vs. Evil package.

    The “Good Versus Evil Combined Edition” has both City of Heroes and City of Villains games, including the recent, massive expansion “Issue 7: Destiny Manifest” which introduced dynamic player-versus-player zones and one-of-a-kind villain Mayhem Missions. City of Heroes, released in Europe in February 2005, allows players to create characters with completely original costumes and powers, then fight criminals and villains who are terrorising Paragon City™. In the October 2005 follow-up, City of Villains, players get to show off their bad side by creating villainous characters whose job it is to build a criminal empire and wreak havoc in the Rogue Isles™.

    Read the full press release to learn more! Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this package or anything having to do with this or any of your favorite MMOs.

    News
    Wed, Sep 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Official Site Update

    The official site for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusades has been updated. A new feature on the spells and talents page has been added to allow you to get all the information you could want on the Priest class. Still to come are the Hunter and the Druid. Stay tuned right here to Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest updates. Have you joined the WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community yet? What are you waiting for?

    News
    Tue, Sep 12, 2006
    LadySirse
  • World Preview Event Scheduled

    Today a press release was issued by the makers of Guild Wars. The upcoming expansion, Nightfall, will be open to not only current Guild Wars players but to the world on September 22- 25th.

    Announced today by ArenaNet®, developer of the wildly-popular franchise Guild Wars®, the studio’s latest game Guild Wars Nightfall™ will make its debut in a massive event open to anyone and everyone who would like to play. The event will take place September 22, 2006, beginning at 07:01pm GMT and running through September 25, 2006 at 6:59am GMT

    Read the full press release to learn more. Stay tuned to Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest news, interviews and information on this exciting game.

    News
    Tue, Sep 12, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Fansite Gets Development Update

    Startrek-online.net was given an exclusive development update! Keep reading to learn where things stand withthis upcoming game.

    It’s been a long time (too long) since I’ve given the community an update on how things are going for the Star Trek Online team and with today marking Trek’s 40th (happy birthday Trek!), I thought it would be a great time to do some catching up. I’d like to start off by giving everyone a sense of what to expect going forward. Star Trek Online was announced about a year before development began in earnest. And as a result, we had some catching up to do in order to reassure the fans that we were treating the license with respect and demonstrate our commitment to developing a high quality game. We’ve also really enjoyed the opportunity to share some of our design ideas with the community and get feedback. As you might imagine, our first year of development involved a lot of brainstorming on paper while the foundation for our new client engine and toolset was being built. It was a perfect time for us to bounce ideas out to the community. And the feedback we received had a very valuable effect on our decisions and thought process.

    Get clicking to learn more! Are you planning to play Star Trek Online? Are things developing in the way you hope? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • EVE Online Launches Largest Supercomputer In The Gaming Industry Running On IBM Server Technology

    The makers of EvE Online have issued a press release this morning that tells us about their new super computer set up.

    CCP Games announced today the largest supercomputer cluster in the history of the gaming industry for EVE Online, one of the leading science fiction Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG). The upgraded server cluster features dual-processor 64-bit AMD Opteron-based IBM BladeCenter LS20 blade servers, as well additional enhancements to the clusters internet backbone.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more! Do you think that more games should use a system like this? Let us know in the forums at EvE Online Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Servers Attacked, Warning Issued

    LindenLabs, makers of Second Life, have issued a press release following an attack on their servers.

    Linden Lab reported today that it is notifying its community of a database breach, which potentially exposed customer data including the unencrypted names and addresses, and the encrypted passwords and encrypted payment information of all Second Life users. Unencrypted credit card information, which is stored on a separate database, was not compromised.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more. Do you play Second Life? Tell us about it in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Get Yours Now!

    Today the makers of ArchLord have announced that the pre order packs are now available!

    Codemasters Online Gaming are pleased to announce that pre-order packs for ArchLord™, one of the most hotly anticipated MMORPGS of 2006 are now available at GAME stores across the UK!

    Customers who pre-order through GAME are not only guaranteed the option to receive a full copy of the final game on the day of launch, but also receive a pre-order box containing a range of exclusive items including ArchLord branded stickers and postcards as well as an exclusive ArchLord soundtrack CD, composed by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra. In addition to these exclusive items, gamers will also be given an authentication key to allow them guaranteed access to the ArchLord BETA test.

    Check out the full press release to learn more. Waiting anxiously for ArchLord? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what has you waiting for this game!

    News
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • BETA BETA BETA!

    A happy press release was sent this morning from the makers of The Lord of the Rings Online. Over 200,000 people have registered to be a part of the beta testing of this much anticipated game. Today they all will be happy to learn that beta has begun!

    WESTWOOD, MA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2006 – Turbine and Midway announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ (LOTRO) has officially entered Beta in North America. Codemasters Online Gaming is pleased to announce the simultaneous launch of Pre-Beta in Europe.

    Read the full press release to learn more! Have you joined the Lord of the Rings Online Community here at Ten Ton Hammer yet? Why not? It only takes a moment so go register and then share your thoughts on all things Lord of the Rings with us in the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Tons of New Choices!

    Yet another press release starts the morning from the makers of Lineage II as they offer us more information about what we can expect in the upcoming Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood. Today's release talks about the new weapons that will be available.

    Lineage® II: The Chaotic Chronicle offers a wide range of weapons for every class type. The choice of weapon can affect how hard you hit if you’re a fighter, or, if you’re a spellcaster, how much damage your spells do. Chronicle 5: Oath of Blood offers even more weapons and a new twist: a blood-stained sword designed especially for Player vs. Player combat.

    Keep reading to learn more. Do you play Lineage II? Are you looking forward to this next chronicle? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
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