World of Warcraft + Pirates of the Burning Sea + Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning + Lord of the Rings Online + Age of Conan: Unchained + FusionFall Features

  • Mythic's Paul Barnett offers a glimpse into the embattled world of the Empire.

    GameSpy had a chance to talk to Paul Barnett and get a preview of the Empire, one of the factions in the upcoming Warhammer Online.

    It would be difficult to find someone who will speak on the topic of Warhammer with more impassioned fervor than Mythic's Paul Barnett. The man seems to channel the spirits of the orcs, dwarves, and Chaos Marauders that populate the brutal world that he's helping to bring to life. As such, we could not think of anyone better to talk with us about the latest in-game faction for Warhammer: Age of Reckoning that Mythic has decided to unveil: the Empire. As you'd expect from the Warhammer universe, this human nation, to paraphrase Mr. Barnett, is teetering on the edge of annihilation at the hands of a multitude of assailants, not the least of which is humanity's own tendency to take the violent measures necessary for survival to wild extremes.

    Keep reading to learn more. You can get all the latest news and information at our Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer Community site. Share your thoughts with us on this and all your favorite MMOs in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Oct 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The content and new races should give veteran WoW players a much-needed breath of fresh air.

    GameWorld has taken time to look at the Burning Crusade and bring us their thoughts on it.

    Rejoice fellow gamers! The first expansion pack for World of Warcraft is just around the corner. I was lucky enough to have a beta key and jump in on the closed beta. I’ve been playing for about a week so here is my report from the front lines. Let’s start with the new game mechanics.

    Get clicking to read more. Are you looking forward to this expansion? Tell us why in the new Ten Ton Hammer Forums today! Stay up to date on all the latest news and information at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Oct 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Is It Tolkien Yet? -- Art & Design in Lord of the Rings Online

    Gamespy has posted in interview with Turbine. The interview covers Tolkien, good, evil, and the importance of pronouns in Lord of the Rings Online.

    "Tolkien's world is absolutely huge, so you need to focus on what works." The speaker is Cardell Kerr, the game's Design Director. He's one of several Turbine employees clustered around a conference room table. Over the remains of our lunch we've begun discussing the genesis of The Lord of the Rings Online. The game was originally under development with Vivendi Universal as Middle-Earth Online, where it had acquired a reputation as a game in trouble. Turbine acquired all the rights to the game as well as the full-ownership of the assets of Middle-Earth Online in March 2005. Once the company took possession they needed to seriously consider just what to do with it.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the interview. Let us know what you think about this and all your favorite MMOs in our new Ten Ton Hammer Forums. Don't forget that all the lastest news and information is waiting for you at our LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Oct 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Sprawl's Scrawl - First Impressions of Closed Beta

    WoW Vault has posted a preview of WoW's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. This preview is full of impressions from closed beta, so don't miss out!

    One of the first things you notice upon logging into Burning Crusade beta is a number of quick popup boxes that indict that the system is scanning for viruses and the like. It's good to see that Blizzard is taking active steps at keeping a blacklist of known exploits. Once again the new player is presented with a view of the Dark Portal, this time from the Outland side. At this point, if you haven't upgraded your account with a key, do not expect to login.

    Get clicking to read more. Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to get up to date on all of the latest news and information on the Burning Crusades.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Oct 16, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What is Outlands like? What are the two new race areas like? How is the new loot?

    Voodoo Extreame has a preview to answer all of these questions.

    The Burning Crusade closed beta is finally out, and after much gnashing of teeth, I have stopped playing long enough to be able to write up some "hands on" impressions of the game. I do not want to bore you all with the details of every little minute detail of what has gone into The Burning Crusade expansion pack, and the truth is, a lot of things have been beat to death in other previews.

    Get clicking to learn more. We're waiting for your take on the Burning Crusade and all things WoW in the new Ten Ton Hammer Forums. Speak up and share your thoughts.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Oct 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Updated Hands-On - The Two New Races

    GameSpot has taken the time to look at the blood elf and draenei characters that will appear in the upcoming expansion The Burning Crusade.

    Thousands of players from around the globe log into the game daily, and nightly (and daily, and nightly, and daily, and nightly) to play as a wizard, warrior, or thief in the colorful Warcraft fantasy universe. And (hopefully) later this year, the studio will release The Burning Crusade, the expansion pack for the game which will add plenty of high-level content for veterans as well as two new playable fantasy races to build new characters with. We took the opportunity to get in-depth with the two new races, the fanatical blood elves of the monstrous Horde faction and the mystical draenei characters of the noble Alliance.

    Get clicking to read more. What has you burning to try out this new expansion? Let us know in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums after you get up to date on all the latest at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Oct 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Age of Conan Updated Impressions: More Than Just Swordplay At GameSpot

    Gamespot has posted a preview of the upcoming Age of Conan. This preview takes a look at the roles of commander and lord.

    BARCELONA--Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is more than a simply massively multiplayer online hack and slash-fest. Oh, make no mistake, the game based on Robert E. Howard's classic tales of the boozing, brawling, babe-loving barbarian king will offer you plenty of opportunities to get to the wetworks with your favorite edged weapon on all sorts of enemies. It just isn't all there is to do in this multifaceted game, as we discovered on the floor of X06 today.

    Keep reading to learn more. Are you waiting for Age of Conan to launch? Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Sep 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Funcom explains to CVG why Conan will be "the most mature MMO ever made"

    CVG has posted an interview today with Game Director, Gaute Godager. This interview reveals lots of great details about the game.

    Conan (as it's known to its mates) is being billed as mature, brutal and barbaric, all in 7.1 surround audio to make the crunching sound of bone hit home even harder. It's up to you to try and keep a lid on peace and serenity of the world but things are obviously on the brink of chaos and spiraling out of control. Wouldn't be much fun otherwise, would it?

    Get clicking to read more. Are you ready for bone crunching chaos? Let us know about it in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 25, 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
  • CVG joins Blizzard's senior VP Frank Pearce for an in-depth look at the new races and issues from the outstanding expansion!

    CVG has posted this preview of World of Warcrafts's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. Find out what they learned while Frank Pearce gives them a test run of the game.

    Aesthetically, whatkind of World Of Warcraft character do you go for? Do you like the big, no-nonsense, tough-guy orcs and taurens - the kind that could splinter bones with their little fingers and don't get invited to dinner parties? Maybe you don't like straying too far from the norm and prefer humans. Sensible, dependable, no unnecessary horns, lovely little bit of Chaucerian countryside and scones for tea. Perhaps you prefer something a bit nicer to look at, a lithe female night-elf with a chain-mail bikini and a generous nature when it comes to giving out lap-dances?

    Get clicking to read more. What are you looking forward to most with this expansion? Let us know at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Sep 20, 2006
    LadySirse
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