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  • GameSpot puts the screws to Scott Brown.
    GameSpot has posted an Auto Assault Interview with NetDevil president Scott Brown. Sleep deprivation, hunger and things we simply can't write about here resulted in the following:

    "NetDevil is set to broaden its beta test soon for Auto Assault, the online role-playing game where you get to participate in high-speed vehicular combat in a postapocalyptic world. In Auto Assault, you will create a character based on one of three races, take on missions, upgrade your vehicle and weapons, and blow up everything in the world while you're at it. And as you can probably tell, Auto Assault is certainly a change of pace from conventional online role-playing games, which rely on swords and sorcery. The broadening of a beta test is an important milestone for many online RPGs, as it signifies that most of the content is locked down and now needs to be tested on a larger scale. We caught up with NetDevil president Scott Brown for a progress report, and he gave us some interesting details on the game, thus far."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Interview at GameSpot.
     

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Chewbacca, I'm you're Fatharoaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrr.
    GameSpy has reviewed Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookies. GamePeepingTom did not review the game, nor did they admit looking into your window last night. They did release this little tidbit:

    "Recent days, though, saw the long awaited release of the two things that were going to "save" Star Wars: Galaxies, the infamous "Combat Upgrade," and the game's second expansion pack -- Rage of the Wookiees. The good news is that it seems to have worked. Rage of the Wookiees brings in lots of interesting content, plenty of quests, some decent rewards, and (at last!) something for combat characters to sink their teeth into that makes the game as rewarding as its always been for crafters and role-players. The down side, however, is that while it's a rewarding enough experience for Galaxies veterans, there's little in Rage of the Wookiees that would attract any new Galaxies players."

    You can read the entire Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookies Review at GameSpy.
     

    Reviews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Is a new look on an old game enough?
    GamersInfo has posted a review of Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny. A drudge got caught in a Turbine causing the following annuouncement from those involved:

    "Much has changed from the old AC that many of us knew. While the basics of the game remain the same - gain experience, spend experience on skills while leveling - ToD gives us new content to experience. Gone is the Lego-like blocky world and surroundings and in are new graphics. Granted, the new improved graphics are still in their infancy compared to the cutting edge work of the latest MMO, and perhaps more work could be done, but those of use who play the "old" AC will have to get used to playing in the "new" AC. The first time I logged into the expansion I really had to wonder if I was indeed playing the same game! Again, while the graphic improvements that are being included in ToD don't measure up to some of today's MMOs, AC will still run on many lower end machines - something almost no MMO on the market today can boast. The likelihood of you needing to buy a new machine to play this game is slim."

    You can read the entire Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny Review at GamersInfo.
     

    Reviews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • "One thousand bars' is called a good time where I come from.
    The Official Site has a some new Auto Assault Recon posted covering the bling bling of AA, currency. A mutated gob of green slime cough and then wrote this in some crazy language:

    "Clink is the lowest common denomination of this system, and is generally composed of any old world coin denomination or other common but valuable objects. It is also called coins, change, or rounders. Scrip is the next tier and usually takes the form of old world paper money. One thousand clink make up one scrip. The bar is the next tier of money, where it represents one kilo of pure refined metal. One thousand scrip equals one bar. The highest tier of money is the globe, a small glowing ball that is rare and found in severely Contaminated areas. They are also known as glows, sparks, or marbles. One thousand bars equal one globe."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Recon Article at The Official Site.
     

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Cars Careening Carefully Creating Cannon-sized Craters.
    Voodoo Extreme has four Auto Assault screenshots posted. Voodoo Conservative does not have any AA shots, but we once heard that they said this:

    " NCsoft sends along four new screenshots of Auto Assault "

    You can view the Auto Assault Screenshots at Voodoo Extreme.
     

    Images, Media
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The perfect MMOG will be developed in China by dolphins. At least that is what I think.
    MMORPG.com has posted an OP/ED on what the author thinks would be the perfect MMORPG. Miyamoto was overheard saying, "1,000 game developers laid end to end would not reach a conclusion." He didn't say this though:

    "Right now it is the age of the “next generation” MMORPG - or so we are told. Of course, from now until eternity it will, in fact, be the age of the next generation of our beloved games. There will always be newer, better games just over the horizon, taunting us with promises of better graphics, newer features, and more immersion than ever before."

    You can read the entire My Ultimate MMORPG Opinion / Editorial at MMORPG.com.
     

    News
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Loading...
    Wednesday-I-Hope-It-Never-Ends-Day.
    Massively multiplayer mayhem. Today is the last day of our Auto Assault Give-away. You could win a fancy AA ballcap or a pre-order box. Step right up and show us your mental muscles.
    It remains to be seen how groups or convoys as they are called in Auto Assault are going to work. It's one thing to keep a group of players together in the MMOGs we have today. How the heck are we going to keep folks in the same place in a game where you are careening all over the countryside at breakneck speed? Autofollow at 100MPH? I'm not sure I like that idea.
    I was told yesterday by the editor at another site that TenTonHammer has the quietest group of readers he has ever seen. I hadn't taken much notice to the lack of "Comments" to news stories, but he's right. You are a quiet bunch. Come out of your shells, your closets, your basements and tell us what you think. We can take it. Heck, if we can't I'll just remove your comment. [Kidding...kidding...]
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    Now on to the real world, you can't make this stuff up.

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    Wed, Jul 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Be a Troubadour, not a Noobadour.
    The TenTonHammer.com EverQuest Community Site has updated the Troubadour class guide. While dancing and singing and merry making a bard looked happily into the camera and shouted:

    "The Troubador guide has been updated with info on how to become a troubador (on the Qeynos side) at level 20, as well as how best to spend your training choices at levels 10 and 20. Thanks to contributors Maris (of Everfrost server) and Tessaire for their input!"

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2 - Troubadour Class Guide at EQ2.TenTonHammer.com.
     

    News
    Wed, Jul 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Sign up to enter the Desert of Flames.
    Sony Online Entertainment has opened registration for the upcoming EverQuest 2 expansion Desert of Flames. A crowd of crazed EverQuest 2 lining the streets outisde of EQ2 headquarters were heard singing the following:

    "We are pleased to announce that registration for the Desert of Flames beta is now open! This is your chance to help us test the first EverQuest II expansion pack!
    Desert of Flames expands the world of Norrath by allowing players to explore the vast Desert of Ro. This expansion is intended for characters level 45 and higher, although we will be accepting some lower-level characters into beta to help test our new player vs. player combat, Arena Champions."

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames Beta Signup article at The Official Site.
     

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Wed, Jul 20, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Favourite AA Skill: Key Scratch to Shiny Door.
    Eurogamer has posted an Auto Assault interview featuring Scott Brown, the president of NetDevil. Mel Gibson, his eyes wild and his clothes torn, looked madly into the screen and exclaimed:

    "An extended interview with Scott Brown, President of NetDevil, the developers behind Auto Assault, who answers our questions about the fastest, most destructive MMO ever, which will be available from NCsoft simultaneously in Europe and the USA later this year."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Interview at Eurogamer.
    If you liked that, you'll love AutoAssault.TenTonHammer.com. More AA info., than Mad Max has scars.
     

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jul 20, 2005
    Boomjack
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