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  • "Fastest, Most Destructive" and soon to be... bigger!

    Pro-G has the scoop from the NetDevil team about "Update 1" for Auto Assault, which includes a number of missions for high level highway warriors.

    In what will be the first of many planned updates to the game, Auto Assault players will soon be able to play in twelve new high-level (65+) missions, 15 new Biomek missions, 20 new Human missions, and 27 new Mutant missions. If you're bored of the player you've created, the new Character re-spec feature will let you re-spend your points on a brand new character.

    Check out Auto Assault's "Update 1" news at Pro-G.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, May 09, 2006
    Ethec
  • Pictures. Guaranteed not to steal your soul.
    Our first pictures of the banners and other paraphenalia in the concourses of E3 are now up. Expect a lot more in the next few hours.

    News
    Tue, May 09, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Sony Online Entertainment will soon be delivering Planetwide Games’ Comic Book Creator to fans of its many MMORPGs through its Station.com store.

    The program, customized for Sony games, will let players of EverQuest, EverQuest II and PlanetSide create their own comic books using screenshots and art from the game. This version of the creator has a library of art assets from each of the titles. Players can now show off their online conquests to friends and fellow gamers in a new and unique way.It will enable the creation of DVD movies, digital photos and personalized comic books and strips.

    It will be available through the Station Store for $34.99.

    Tue, May 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Womp 'rats with a little help from EVEMon...

    Ignig.com reports on an EVE Online standalone addon which simplifies character progression.

    Dubbed EVEMon, the standalone Windows program not only simplifies character progression tracking, but also helps players plan out training plans and take a look at the “what ifs” in character skill choices and more.

    Unfortunately, the addon doesn't automate the months of mining required to make character progression more than a fun minigame. Nevertheless, check out Ignig.com's article on EVEMon, mon.

    News
    Tue, May 09, 2006
    Ethec
  • Farlan Entertainment Reschedules
    Dark and Light™ Release for May 30th

    I just got this press release from Farlan Entertainment straight from E3! It seems that they took some time to balnace things a bit better and polished up the whole game. Now they are ready to let the masses at it!

    "Dark and Light will be available for download four days earlier, on May 26th, 2006, at 1pm UTC.

    According to César Jacquet, manager of NPCube, “As the April 2006 release date got closer, we realized we were not satisfied with the balancing and debugging, so the development team decided to postpone the release until the best conditions” were in place."

    Keep reading to see the full press release...

    News
    Tue, May 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Stranger movies have been made and the current trend to turn games into movies seems to be moving right along to the very popular World of Warcraft according to "The New York Times".

    Most Hollywood attempts at converging games and film have resulted in primarily low-budget movies. On Tuesday, Blizzard Entertainment hopes to reverse that trend as it plans to announce a deal with Legendary Pictures, a major Warner Brothers affiliate, to make a big-budget "Lord of the Rings"-style live-action film based on Blizzard's wildly popular Warcraft series.

    Many details are as yet unannounced, such as director, cast, and planned release date but it appears that Blizzard and Legendary want to depart from Hollywood's undistinguished record of turning games into lack luster films.

    "We try to make big, epic, immersive games at Blizzard, and we have a track record of making some of the best games in the world," Paul Sams, Blizzard's chief operating officer, said in an interview. "Similarly, our goal is to make one of the best films in the world. With Legendary, they have a creative and management team that is so attuned with us it was like we were separated at birth. We want to make a movie that will not only appeal to our existing fans, but will also bring in people that have never heard of Warcraft before."

    The Warcraft world has all the traditional temptations of power and tragic tales. The demon Sargeras himself began as a sort of angel before corrupting himself into an enemy of vitrue. Some other notable characters are the knight Arthas, the mage Illidan and the orc Gul'dan, all of whom were seduced by powers beyond their ken, some find redemption , others do not.

    It's one that I am sure will have a huge following, not only due to the success of the online game but fans of the RTS versions as well. I know my 13 yr old son, a huge fan of the RTS Warcraft series, was delighted with the news.

    News
    Tue, May 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Loading...
    I headed down to the Los Angeles Convention Center yesterday to pick up my media badge for the show. Construction workers were streaming across the place like Tom Cruise to a camera. I have been to plenty of E3 shows. Hey, I even remember the shows in "Hotlanta", but I'm never quite prepared for how much is built and how fast it goes up. The show is enormous, filling the South and West Halls of the convention center as well as the "basement" hall, Kentia Hall, where you can often find wacky and sometimes wonderful products.

    • More E3 trivia
    • Vin gets in a gunfight
    • Cat in the Hat incarcerated

    It's all in the Loading.. Blog.

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    Tue, May 09, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Seems a new way has been found to farm WoW gold. According to Symantec, a new trojan called :Infostrealer.Wowcraft" is targeting something more precious than your credit card information....it's your WoW account!

    Tue, May 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine, Inc. one of the leading MMO publishers will unveil a playable version of The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, the world’s first and only massively multiplayer online (MMO) role-playing game based upon the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien,at booth #2900 in the West Hall May 10th-12th.

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO) allows players to explore the most famous fantasy world of all time, fight the evil minions of the Dark Lord Sauron, and advance their heroes by adventuring through the vast reaches of Middle-earth™.

    Turbine will also begin the registration process for its Beta Program for LOTRO and offer a playable version of the Weathertop experience in its booth. I'm sure Shayalyn will be all over this and let us know all she can.

    Tue, May 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Prior to taking the position of Assistant Community Manager for DDO Ten Ton Hammer,Danny "Ralsu" Gourley was a fan fiction contestant, hosted by Ten Ton Hammer to give away a free copy of DDO. The contest required writers to submit a piece of creative fiction not to exceed 1,000 words.

    Now for the first time, we release one of the contest submissions for public display, starting with some letters exchanged between Ralsu and a man named Nealgig prior to Ralsu's departure for Stormreach.

    “Aru, I swear on my mother’s grave, Ralsu could talk the Dark Six into making quilts for the homeless or infuriate the Sovereign Host to the point of murdering babies! Oh, I can’t explain it in writing, but I’m sure you’ve had a bit of experience with this by now. The man just has a way with words. In fact, that’s just about all he cares about. If Ralsu Vejes is talking to you, it’s because he thinks you can help him acquire some obscure bit of knowledge—some key to the lore of our land prior to the war.”

    Read more of the story

    Tue, May 09, 2006
    LadySirse
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