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  • Guild Wars: Factions Zboard keyset now available...

    For the truly elite among you Guild Wars players, Ideazon has a new Zboard keyset designed for the GW expansion Factions, due out next Friday, April 28th.

    Master the skills of the Assassin and the arcane spells of the spiritual Ritualist. Activate emotes with the press of a single key. Interact with your guild mates and engage your enemy with speed and control using clearly labeled keys, and key groupings. Conquer and Master the Lands of Cantha and experience Guild Wars Factions™ gameplay like never before!

    • 56 dedicated action keys and labeled commands
    • 12 quick-access emote keys including fist shake, bow and dance
    • Menus intuitively organized for ease of play
    • Stunning official game graphics that immerse you into the action
    • Compatible for use with Guild Wars® and Guild Wars Factions™

    But can I program my /scratch emote? Hmm. "Ethec scratches himself."

    Anyway, check out the new Guild Wars: Factions Zboard keyset at the Zboard site.

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • Ah, the train wreck known as a game's "official forums"...

    Today AnomalousSilence takes a look at current trends in the posting on official forums. The good, the bad, and the truly ugly...

    “WTF!!! omgz Blizzard joo sux!!! wtf is w/ the shaman nerfs?!?11 nerf priests
    “Go suck a Tauren, n00b.”

    “SOE is all about the $$!!!!! They dun care about teh player base!!!! $@#& you, SOE! Im leaving.”
    “Can I have ur stuff? lol”

    “Hi. I’m new here and was curious as to when Vanguard is going to release. I am so siked for this game. I’m playin WoW ATM.”
    “Use the search engine! N00B!
    /thwapp :P”

    These are examples of the common official message board behavior of MMORPG players.

    AnomalousSilence takes forum trolls to task. Read the full article at Vanguard - TenTonHammer. We promise not to flame you!

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • Go Commando!

    Our Auto Assault Commando class guide has been updated with all of the brand new and fresh information from the live game. The skills have had a thorough going over to insure that they’re 100% accurate and up to date with the current game. Look for more class guide updates soon!

    Commandos are the Human's main tank class. Heavy hitting, heavy armor, heavy vehicles, heavy everything assault class. They bring the assault to Auto Assault. Commandos have access to nearly every weapon type in the game along with the big heavy vehicles (including tanks). Commandos generally are the ones on the front line of combat dealing lots of damage while absorbing the hits and maintaing aggro on theselves.

    So take a drive on down to our Commando Class Guide at Auto Assault - TenTonHammer!

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • Tinkering and Gadgets in Auto Assault!

    Continuing NetDevil’s Auto Assault how-to guide series, we bring you “Gadgets and Tinkering”. Ever got an object with a red circle at the top? That’s a gadget slot. You can use the Tinkering skill to unlock it and insert a gadget. Gadgets can really help beef up your items, which is why having a good Tinkering skill is always advisable!

    Let’s say you have a Masters Degree in Blowing Stuff Up. You don’t have much of an interest in recipes, building your crafting disciplines, spending time gathering components and experimenting with weirdo commodities in the hope that you can make a bigger, badder gun. We get it. Your destiny is to cruise the wastelands, raining destruction on your enemies – and leaving all the crafting and refining stuff to the city dwellers. You use whatever is useful what your enemies leave in your wake, and sell the rest.

    Grab those gadgets and head on over to Auto Assault - TenTonHammer to get a more in-depth view on Tinkering / Gadgets.

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • A New Auto Assault How-To Series from NetDevil!

    Today we bring you a new how-to series from the creator of Auto Assault, NetDevil! To kick things off, there is a new how-to guide all about crafting. It takes you from looting the materials all the way to having a shiny (slightly) new item!

    People always say it’s easier to blow stuff up than to build ‘em from scratch. Pull the trigger, Pike explodes. Drive the wasteland at full speed, osterake becomes instant roadkill. If you want something, you go out and take it. They put one of yours in the hospital, you put one of theirs in the morgue. That’s the Auto Assault way!

    Grab your salvaged nuts and bolts and head on down to Auto Assault - TenTonHammer to fix up those broken parts.

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • It's not Vegas, but these slots will take your money.

    NCSoft / ArenaNet announced that, starting this summer, alternate character slots for subscription-free MMO Guild Wars may be purchased for $9.99 / €8.99 / £5.99 a piece. This is a one-time fee. From

    As a result, NCsoft presumably believes the facility will enjoy a broader appeal than it would for traditional massively-multiplayer games, and that relatively casual players as well as hardcore Guild Wars fans will find the chance to play as more alternative characters - while retaining access to other unlocked content - worth the extra fee.

    Given that buying the box for $52.99 grants you four character slots, I suppose you could argue that the $9.99 fee gives you a ~$3.25 piecemeal discount. If you love your PvP, this could be a nice way to supplement your collection post-Factions expansion.

    Read the full article at

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • Rockdirect produces limited edition DDO laptop

    Be the talk of the LAN party with your new Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach themed laptop from Rockdirect. DDO included. As seen on

    Rockdirect are releasing a special limited edition of their Pegasus 650 mobile gaming laptop, of which 100 will be sold, with Dungeons and Dragons Online Stormreach themed artwork on the notebook, along with a free copy of the game.

    Wha? You don't have one yet? Well, me either. In game conference press rooms, the "What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?" bumper sticker on my laptop subjects me to enough scornful laughter, thanks.

    Check out the DDO limited edition Pegasus 650 laptop from Rockdirect at

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
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    PCGamer says that DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ is the "MMO that changes everything..." Create unique and authentic D&D heroes from five races, nine classes, and hundreds of skills, feats and looks. Survive unforgiving dungeons, fiendish traps and foes that punish the foolish. Sway the course of battle through action combat where skill matters and seconds count. Coordinate party tactics with the integrated voice chat system.

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    More news on Dungeons & Dragons Online.

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • Now that all of the archetypes are out there, the comments have been flying in. Funcom wanted to take the time to comment on your.. er... coments. Here is what they have to say.

    We won't always agree with all the feedback, and opinions are subjective, but we are also very happy to listen to good ideas when we hear them!

    So we sat down and went through all the feedback, decided which we could consider, who had a point, and what we felt we might alter or tweak. It was an interesting debate, raised lots of good points, some gameplay orientated and some on areas where we could be even more loyal to the original world as described by Robert E Howard.

    You want more news on Age of Conan? You're in luck! Cause we got it!

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • And no, not the fun Monty Python kind.

    As you may well know, we're in the mix of preparations for E3 right now. With only three weeks to go, yours truly has gone from cool, calm and confident to looking like a chicken that's just had it's head cut off. Bwak? I oftimes find myself with my head tilted in just that certain way. I look confused, hell I AM confused. It will all be worth it though I promise you.

    You're going to see so much happy goodness from Ten Ton Hammer this year that you'll start fantasizing about the next time you log in. John posted a list of our appointments so far and I wanted to add a few to the tangle.

    We'll be checking out Gods & Heroes and EQ2, Galaxies and whatever other surprises that SOE has to offer.

    We'll also be visiting Namco this year. Namco you ask with that Bwak look... yes. Flagship Studios is publishing Hellgate: London (a pc game) under the Namco flag so off to that strange and scary place we call platform land.

    I'm working hard to get you the new scoops on both Ensemble as well as Bioware. Stay tuned for more information as I get it and keep those eyes rested because there will be a lot of good stuff to come.

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
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