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  • Eurogamer talks Tabula Rasa with Richard Garriott

    The father of MMOs, Lord British himself, discusses what Tabula Rasa has to offer players in today's gaming market. Garriott promises something entirely different from what MMO gamers have seen before.

    What games do you see as your direct competitors?

    Richard Garriot: Well, that's hard to say, because we feel we appeal to MMO players and Shooter players alike. So in a sense we compete with games like Medal of Honor and Battlefield, but in the MMO space, we don't see another product attempting to do what we are doing. We believe we have a unique strategy that will bring lots of new gamers to MMOs.

    Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa interview continues at Eurogamer.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • Give that ATM machine a taste of pwnage

    Entropia Universe, the futuristic-style MMO which pits players against each other to compete for real-world money, will now offer ATM cards for easy, convenient conversion of virtual PEDs to cold, hard cash.

    An Entropia Universe participant can acquire the ATM card from MindArk, the developer of Entropia Universe. The card is associated with the participants' Entropia Universe account (similar to a bank account), allowing one to efficiently and securely access funds to make a withdrawal of virtual money (Project Entropia Dollars) in real life currency using any Versatel machine around the world. All of the features of transferring, withdrawing, depositing, viewing account balances and more are available with this virtual ATM system. This innovative service for Entropia Universe members provides true economic freedom and puts them one step closer to bridging the gap between the virtual and real world.

    Read the rest of the Entropia Universe PEDs to ATMs press release.

    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • Next Gen Previews E3 SOE Lineup

    Of SOE's MMO entries for this year's E3, Roman-themed Gods and Heroes was a given. Two relative surprises, however, are 2 - count 'em, 2 - new expansions for EverQuest II: the adventure pack "The Fallen Dynasty" and the fullscale expansion hearkening back to the original EverQuest continent of Faydwer: "Echoes of Faydwer".

    t’s not all about the upper levels, though – Echoes of Faydwer is the next full-fledged expansion pack for EverQuest II and for a change, it features new content for all players regardless of level. There’re twenty new zones, forty new creatures, 350 quests, and a new playable race, the Fae. There’re new options for housing, new items to collect, more skills to learn – everything a good expansion pack needs to survive in this workaday world, but now it’s for everyone to enjoy right off the bat. It’s a nice way to entice new players, and with new places like castles rife with vampires and neat arboreal cities, there’s plenty for more these players to see.

    Check out SOE's full E3 lineup at NextGen. And for more SOE goodness, be sure to stop by our EQ2 - TenTonHammer community site.

    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • Eek! Can you feel the excitement?

    We had a blast on Saturday and would like to thank everyone who participated in The E3 Elimination Tournament.

    Here are the overall winners:

    First Place:
    # Ophidias
    # GTA
    # Pr0
    # AgnusDei

    Second Place:
    # SinEater
    # HunterStarwind
    # Rictor
    # Artrimas

    Third Place:
    # DethRifter
    # Ryum
    # Theroc
    # Inpenatrable

    Because of rules violations, the original first place team of ShinCup, Koryn, Deunan, and Skysage had to be disqualified.

    A big congratulations for the first place winners, we'll be seeing you at E3!

    If you guys are lucky we'll bring back interviews and photos of the winning team. Ok if we're lucky yada yada yada.

    In the meantime! Go visit our Auto Assault Community.
    More Auto Assault News.

    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • You're getting a double shot of Archlord goodness today. First, there is an interview with CM Tim Hodges over at IGN.

    Then you can make your way to RPG Vault where they have a set of new screenshots.

    Enjoy the trip and then you can come back here to find more Archlord News.

    On a side note... what's the deal with all of this pre-E3 coverage junk? Like you guys aren't smart enough to figure out that it's a gimmick to get your pageviews. *sigh* Aren't you glad we don't resort to that kind of nonsense?

    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • Warhammer Alliances has an Orc Preview for all of you hardcore Warhammer addicts out there.

    With their tough green hides, vicious tusks and belligerent attitude, Orcs are perfectly suited to doing that which they do best - fighting. Orcs go out of their way to find a good fight, and they are happiest when engaging in a proper bit of mindless slaughter and carnage. In this they are frequently aided by the Goblins, who tend to be just as violent but in a sneakier, nastier fashion.

    Read the entire article here.

    Did you know that we have a Warhammer Community? It rocks.
    More Warhammer Online news.

    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • There is a new preview to be had on this stellar title from Flagship Studios. Get a peek at the cabalist class and more with this write up from IGN.

    We've seen Hellgate: London more than once at this point. We've seen the heavily armored Templar character class in the past but at Namco's pre-E3 event, we finally peeped the recently announced Cabalist class. Where Templars are hard-core combatant defenders of the future, cabalists see the demons and the Hellgate as a opportunity for the evolution of mankind.

    *cough* using E3's name in vain *cough*

    More Hellgate: London news.

    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • No this is not the sci-fi version of Brokeback Mountain.

    Joystiq:There are many MMOs on the market. How is Space Cowboy Online different?

    Park: Space Cowboy Online is different from the other MMOs in that it is strongly skill-based instead of the typical gear-based game. I believe skill-based games are the best type of games and give players the passion to improve their skill to become the best they can be, not just spend most their time online just to obtain the coolest gear.

    Read the entire interview here at Joystiq

    Tue, May 02, 2006
  • You can now download the free client with a 14 day free trial at Seed's Official Website.

    On an alien world in the far future, desperate human settlers must work together to ensure the survival of their colony and the whole human race.

    In Seed players use their intellect rather than brute force to get the job done, interact with believable NPCs with their own behaviors and agendas, and truly decide the fate of the colony, whether it thrives or fails, and have the power to change the world around them.

    "The launch of Seed is only the beginning," said Lars Kroll Kristensen, CEO of Runestone Game Development. “The players’ control of the world will ensure an ever-changing interactive player experience.”

    With groundbreaking gameplay powered by next-generation artificial intelligence poured into a rich, comic-book-style 3D world, Seed is like nothing else on Earth.

    Happy Adventuring!

    More Seed news.

    Tue, May 02, 2006
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    Our E3 cup runneth over. Verily I say unto you.
    Here is your appetizer. The main course is only a click away.

    • Loading... E3 gets Amish.
    • Rajaxx and other funny boss names.
    • Vin walks like an Egyption for today's fact.

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    Tue, May 02, 2006
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