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  • RYL - $1,000,000
    GameCloud has posted a RYL: Path of the Emperor Interview featuring Mark Politi of Planetwide Games. Who wants to be a millionaire called and said something that sounded disturbingly like this:

    "Launching a new MMORPG is no easy task nowadays but Planetwide Games has already gotten one big ace in the hole in their recent launch of their fantasy MMORPG RYL: Path Of The Emperor (the North American version of the Taiwan based tile from Youxiland Digital) ; a $1 million online in-game tournament that officially began last week. Gamecloud got a chance to chat with Planetwide's Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Politi to find out more about the game and the tournament."

    You can read the entire RYL: Path of the Emperor Interview at Gamecloud.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 19, 2005
  • Even villains like their 15 minutes of fame.
    GameHelper has posted a City of Villains interview featuring Senior Designer, David "Zeb" Cook. The Riddler appeared in our office and said something that didn't resemble this at all:

    "For City of Villains, we’ve created a whole new setting, the Rogue Isles, for villain players.  Located in the Atlantic and beyond the jurisdiction of the heroes of Paragon City, the Rogue Isles are ruled by Lord Recluse, head of Arachnos, a world-wide evil organization bent on – well, the same things all evil supergroups want. This gives us a place where players can be villains without having to worry about being overrun by the thousands of hero characters already out there.  The Rogue Isles fit with the existing CoH timelines hand-in-glove and you will see crossover between the two – story elements, famous characters, and, of course, player interaction in the PvP zones."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Interview at GameHelper.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 19, 2005
  • Fuel trucks with flame-throwers. What could go wrong?
    RPGVault has posted an Auto Assault Interview featuring on the crafting system. A Biomek looked our way spouting 10001101101100011110000, before banging his prosthetic arm against his head and saying:

    "By consulting with a number of the NetDevil team members, we obtain a variety of opinions on the crafting system"

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Interview at RPGVault.
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    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 19, 2005
  • Why do villains live in such dingy, dirty places?
    IGN has posted a City of Villains interview featuring Senior Designer Sean Fish. On an island of villains backed by the U.N. we found the following etched into a slab of rock:

    "Today we got the chance to talk to Senior Designer Sean Fish about what exactly a signature villain is, where they'll be in the game, and when players can expect to actually see them."

    You can read the entire City of Villains Interview at IGN.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jul 19, 2005
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    It's a week so fresh you need to slap it. We have a little something that we would like you to try out. Our Ten Ton Hammer Search Tool has been ported from .exe format to web format. In a nutshell you can search for quests, items, maps, etc. across many websites with one click. If you are tired of loading 20 websites to search for quest information, and I know that you are, then check this out. Hey, I might even have a little something to throw out to one of the lucky folks who sends us feedback.
    Ten Ton Hammer Search Tool - One click. All the Info.
    Now on to the real world, you can't make this stuff up.

    • Skipping TV Ads Illegal in Japan?

      Our TiVo is greater than your Kung Fu...
    • Rise of the Professional Blogger

      Websites about nothing. Seinfeld was on to something.
    • Ethanol Not Worth the Energy

      Fossil fuel wants a recount.
    • Human Feces Powers Rwandan Prison

      Commit genocide and you will eat meals cooked with poop.
    • China In Space

      They will attempt to setup the first World of Warcraft Cybercafe on the moon.
    • NASA Infects Mars

      Next Mars rover will carry penicillin.
    • Poop in Pool Ends Swim Meet

      Bill Murray unavailable for comment.
    • Jaws in 30 Seconds - Re-enacted By Bunnies

      We need a bigger boat.
    • Breast Feeding Mom Booted From Starbucks

      Baby was told he could stay.
    Mon, Jul 18, 2005
  • /moon Marvel. /moon DC.
    GameSpot has 10 new City of Villains screenshots posted. A villain, a hero and a victim walked into a bar:

    "...and apparently nothing happened. GameSpot has zero, zilch, nada explanation of these screenshots. Was it late? Perhaps the guy who posted the shots doesn't know what they are shots of? Perhaps they are just random shots with no commonality at all? Perhaps they are part if a sinister and tricky viral marketing program?"

    You can view the City of Villains Screenshots at GameSpot.

    Images, Media
    Mon, Jul 18, 2005
  • /wave Marvel. /wave DC.
    Fileshack has a new City of Villains movie for your viewing pleasure. A villain who looked disturbingly like the Rhino is rumoured to have said:

    "Three minute long gameplay video from City of Villains, with narration by designer Dave Zebb."

    You can view the City of Villains Movie at Fileshack.

    Video, Media
    Mon, Jul 18, 2005
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    The MMOG industry went on a Bawls bender today and it took quite a while to get all the news posted. Now go read it. We even found news about a game we've never heard of before and maybe never will again.
    Now on to the real world, you can't make this stuff up.

    • Synthetic Diamonds Drive Revolution

      Cubic Zirconia stocks drop by a cent halving their value.
    • Hillary Clinton Seeks Grand Theft Auto Probe

      Apparently she can't remember where she left it.
    • Video Games Ease Pain

      The writer has obviously never done an EverQuest corpse run.
    • Unborn Babies Carry Pollutants

      And to think we've been blaming SUVs all this time.
    • Pay $10k for an OQO and have an ant species named after you.

      For $10K I'd like something a little larger than an ant, please and thank you!
    • Russians Pretend They Are Going to Mars

      Moscow wins bid. To pretend you are going to the moon you must visit Siberia.
    • Dimwits Drive Into Bee Yard to See What Will Happen.

      For our next trick, an electric cattle prod will be placed between our legs.
    • Pope Benedict Denounces Harry Potter

      That's right, talking snakes, people dividing the seas, burning bushes that talk, only Harry Potter readers would believe that.
    • S.Korea Tells N.Korea Talk to the Hand

      Stop shooting at us or we won't talk to you anymore.
    • Ask the Whitehouse - Online

      Q. "How much does Canada weigh?" - A. Where's Canada again?
    Fri, Jul 15, 2005
  • Orcs and Goblins and Wizards, oh my!
    Turbine has posted a look at the Goblins and Orcs of Lords of the Rings Online. I had a dream last night, in black and white no less, that went something like this:

    "Where Tolkien has used both the names 'Goblin' and 'Orc' for the race, we've used the terms in the interest of gameplay to represent different types of Orc-kind. 'Orcs' are larger, brawnier creatures, whereas 'Goblins' are smaller, and the sort that might ambush you in dark caverns underground."

    You can read the entire Lord of the Rings Online Preview at The Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 15, 2005
  • Fast Cars and Big Guns.
    A new Auto Assault Recon covering Tempernet (survivors of the apocalypse) is up on the Official Auto Assault site. The ground shook and thunder rolled before we noticed something like this written on some ruins:

    "In the early days of the Contamination, Human scientists developed a plan to supplement military and police forces with AI-controlled robots, deliberately designed to quell social unrest and keep riots in check. TemperNet facilities were self-sufficient, able to maintain their local units and gather resources when needed. Left behind during Righteous Fire, the TemperNet AI grew and became self-aware, rationalizing the one true way to eliminate social unrest was to eliminate organic life completely. "

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Recon - TemperNet at The Official Site.
    We are giving away some Auto Assault goodies that include Pre-order boxes and ballcaps. You know you want them. Go get your name in the hat at

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 15, 2005
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