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  • FLYBOYS Squadron Launches from iEntertainment Network! FLYBOYS, the Movie, launches in Theaters on September 22nd 2006

    Hot off the presses...wire...ok fine. Hot from the PR department :)

    iEntertainment has issued a press release today to announce their MMO,Flyboys.It is based around World War I fighter plane missions. If you're one of those people tired of elves and dwarves...keep reading!

    "The opportunity to produce an MMOG based on a flying movie that uses state of the art special effects is unprecedented. We are thrilled to be publishing a complete online flying game for all the fans of the movie and flying enthusiasts worldwide," says JW "Wild Bill" Stealey, a US Air Force Retired Aviator and CEO of IENT.

    Read the full press release to learn more. You can be sure we'll be bringing you more information and news on this as it becomes available. Let us know if you think this type of setting has a place in MMOs right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Codemasters Online Gaming unveils monthly "COGcasts" featuring exclusive interviews, news and information.

    Codemasters sent us this press release today. Launching their podcasts will bring you even more news, informations and updates on all the Codemasters titles including, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online, RF Online, and ArchLord.

    The COGcast is a dynamic and informal podcast designed to keep MMORPG players up to date with the latest news on Codemasters Online Gaming's portfolio of titles, which includes ArchLord, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™, RF Online and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.

    Hosted by the COG team, The COGcast will include the latest information and news on current and forthcoming games, exclusive interviews with game producers, take listeners behind the scenes of MMO production and feature exclusive competitions and promotions.

    Read the full press release to learn more about this exciting new resource for MMOs! You can hear the first COGcast with just a click. What do you think about this? Think it's helpful? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: Sandyman's Mill

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a new edition of Exploring Middle-earth. In this edition we are given a look at Sandyman's Mill...

    It cannot be said that Mr. Sandyman, the old and always opinionated miller, is the most liked Hobbit in all the Shire, but the mill in Hobbiton run by generations of the Sandyman family, including Sandyman's son Ted, is nonetheless an important part of the tightly-knit community. Located on the north banks of the Water, the meandering river running its way through Hobbiton, "the Mill" as it is commonly (and simply) known, provides ground corn for the local Hobbits, as well as a pleasant place to sit along the gentle banks to enjoy a relaxing hour or three at the Water's edge.

    Keep reading to learn more about Sandyman's Mill. Head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this spot. What are you looking forward to most when Lord of the Rings Online launches?

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The ArchLord is Revealed

    IGN.com was given the chance to reveal the ArchLord to us today. Who is he? What is he? What does he look like? Find out...

    Codemasters has pulled back the curtain on the fearsome ArchLord, ruler of the mystical world of Chantra in its forthcoming MMO.

    ArchLord is set to offer over 2,000 quests and over 800 different monster types for fearless adventurers as they battle through the game's medieval-inspired online world, built around five elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Magic. Offering a unique take on the traditional fantasy MMO experience, ArchLord features a system where players can prove their might and become Archlord, gaining complete control over the world until defeated.

    Get clicking to learn more. Do you want to the THE ArchLord? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and tell us why. What would you do if you were THE ArchLord?

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Hundred Days War...

    GameSpot has the last installment of the developer journals on their site that give us a glimpse of the lore behind ArchLord. This week's addition talks about the Hundred Days War.

    1.15. Dulan 522--The Beginning of the Hundred Days War

    By now Ugdrasil had gone very far down the dark path the prophet had spoken of. He saw ultimate power as the only source of peace, and from his studies into the darkest corners of Elemental magic he began to crave the ultimate power of an ArchLord.

    Get clicking to read more. Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer about ArchLord and all your favorite MMOs!

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Looks like Big World isn't so big after all. In this press release that we got today, Cheyenne Mountain, the developers of our highly anticipated Stargate Worlds, announced that they are indeed going with Epic's Unreal 3 engine. Here's the scoop.

    Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment Licenses
    Epic’s Unreal® Engine 3 Technology for Stargate Worlds Games

    MESA, Ariz., August 28th , 2006 — Game developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment (CME), and Epic Games today announced a license agreement in which CME will use Epic’s Unreal® Engine 3 technology for the development of the upcoming, highly anticipated Stargate Worlds and future multi-platform games.
    Based on the popular science fiction television series “Stargate: SG-1” and “Stargate Atlantis,” Stargate Worlds is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) which is scheduled to launch in late 2007.
    “The combination of a robust graphics environment with extensible development tools allows us to deliver ground-breaking game content for Stargate Worlds commensurate with the quality of the #1 rated sci-fi franchise and future multi-platform games,” said Joe Ybarra, vice president of product development for Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment. “Our development team is very excited about using the Unreal Engine 3.”
    “MGM is committed to finding ways to extend the Stargate franchise and this is a logical step,” said Travis Rutherford, executive vice president, MGM Consumer Products and Location Based Entertainment. “Stargate Worlds will be the premier Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) developed by CME. Combining Unreal Engine 3 technology with Big World’s™ client server technology ensures an exceptional MMO experience for Stargate fans and gamers on a global basis. Furthermore, these partnerships will maximize CME’s resources and efforts, allowing the developer to create the most fantastic worlds, the best characters and the most compelling game play possible.”
    “Combining these technologies (Unreal® Engine 3 and Big World™) provides Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment the strategic advantage to deliver highly anticipated, top quality games where the focus is on making great gameplay and immersive worlds,” added Tim Jenson, chief executive officer of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment.
    “We have a lot of Stargate fans around our company, so we’re thrilled to see that Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment is creating a massive multi-player game based on Stargate,” said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games Inc. “To have that MMO created using Unreal® Engine 3 extends the excitement even further for us.”
    “BigWorld looks forward to working with Epic and Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment to enable the exciting goals of Stargate Worlds. Our highly available secure server architecture is the perfect companion to the Unreal 3 client engine.” said Gavin Longhurst, director of business development for BigWorld.
    Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, Stargate Worlds is being developed by Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment.

    C'mon, you know you want to do the cabbage patch right now. You KNOW you want to.

    News
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • No Justice For the Masses?

    Do you play EVE Online? If not then lets get you up to speed. Gamers deposit momeny in a bank, similar to real life banking expecting to earn a bit of interest for a raining day. But one day that bank turns up missing. Should there be some forum of recourse?

    Normally, if bankers make off with all the money that clients have entrusted to them and mysteriously skip town, there's outrage, an FTC investigation, and a nasty jail sentence involved. If they get away with the crime and no authority's doing anything about it, it must be the plot of a "Deadwood" episode, right?

    Read this report to learn more. I know you have an opinion about this...don't be shy! Head over to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and sound off.

    News
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • From $1.1 billion in 2005 to $4.4 billion in 2010

    This number crunching press release ran across the desks today here at Ten Ton Hammer and we though we would share it with you. It tells the world what gamers have been saying for a while now...We are here to stay, this isn't a phase!

    New market research detailing the growth of the online game industry will be announced at the Austin Game Conference (AGC) next week on September 6th, 7th, and 8th in Austin, Texas. The online game market in will grow from $1.1 billion in 2005 to $4.4 billion by 2010 in North America, according to a new study conducted by Parks Associates, a Dallas-based market research and consulting company, who will discuss their new data at AGC. Currently PC gamers spend an average of 18.5 hours playing each week - more than console (13.6 hours), portable (8.9 hours), or mobile games (4.6 hours). Of those PC gamers, 70% play some form of multiplayer online game.

    At a time of exponential growth in online games, the fourth annual Austin Game Conference will bring together over 2,400 game industry professionals from 20 countries representing more than 520 companies. Additional market research, forecasts and current industry trends from researchers Parks Associates, NPD Group, and MMOGCHART.COM will be discussed in detail at the Austin Game Conference.

    Read the full press release to learn more about these exciting numbers. Do you think they are accurate? Let us know right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer your one stop resource for all the latest news, information and communities for all your favorite MMOs.

    News
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Not Your Average Recruit...

    The official site for Tabula Rasa has been updated with a look at the skills and abilities of the Recruit.

    THE RECRUIT is the entry level (Tier 1: Levels 1 - 10) classification for all new Allied Free Sentients (AFS) force members. It is at these levels that basic weapons, combat abilities and protocols are introduced and mastered. The Recruit is the foundation on which a military career is built upon. Once a Recruit has successfully demonstrated proficiency in the required skills and abilities, he or she will be prepared to enter the Soldier or Specialist career path.

    Keep reading to learn more. Is sci-fi more your speed when it comes to MMOs? Tired of elves and dwarves wandering around in the forests? Stop by the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Konichiwa, Gelatinous Cube!

    Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach has made its localized debut in Japan:

    Following on the launch of DDO in North America and Europe, Turbine and SAKURA worked together to localize the award-winning game for the Japanese market including the development of Asian-themed armor, weapons and content. DDO is a unique experience where players must use their combat skills and wits to survive dangerous dungeons, fiendish traps and foes that punish the foolish. The game seamlessly combines the beautiful world of Eberron®, the classic D&D® v3.5 version rules, and the latest innovations in online technology into a breathtaking gaming experience.

    Read the press release in toto |HERE| or, as always, check out the latest on DDO on the Ten Ton Hammer DDO Community Site.

    News
    Mon, Aug 28, 2006
    Ethec
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