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  • New Korean MMO hits it big in Japan

    Japanese beta testers apparently swarmed to a visually stunning Korean MMO-in-development, Grenado Espada. Gamespot believes this bodes well for PC MMO development in the Asian market.

    Hanbit Ubiquitous Entertainment (HUE) appears to have a smash hit on its hands with its new massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Granado Espada. HUE, the Japanese arm of Korean publisher Hanbit Soft, acquired 100,000 users in just seven hours of beta testing last week, according to Web site MyCom PC.

    Read the article at Gamespot, or if you're all business: check out the Grenado Espada official site!

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • New Square multi-platform MMO for PS3 and Windows Vista?

    Square-Enix producer Hiromichi Tanaka announced an as-of-yet unnamed MMO that will cross the two aforementioned next-gen platforms. Tanaka also refused to allay rumors that Final Fantasy XI, which crossed to a third platform this week (XBox 360), might be released on the PSP.

    Tanaka didn't provide any details on his as-yet untitled game for Vista and the PS3, perhaps holding something back for a formal announcement at E3 in May. He did make some interesting comments about developing for the Xbox 360 versus the PlayStation 3.

    Get the full scoop at PSP Advanced.

    News
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • Second MMORPG Hits XBox 360

    According to Game Feed, a title dating from the Sega Master System days, Phantasy Star Online, will have an MMO present on the 360.

    SEGA Studios must have figured they’ve kept their fans waiting long enough. It’s hard not to have ever heard the name Phantasy Star if you’ve been a Sega Genesis (or even a Master System) owner/fan back in the golden gaming era. Phantasy Star Online, a title that goes down in history as the first ever videogame console MMORPG (it also precedes ‘Final Fantasy XI’ in being the first-ever multi-platform MMORPG. Episodes I and II are playable on each of the PC, Dreamcast, Xbox, and Gamecube gaming platforms.)

    Check out the full article on the 360 incarnation of Phantasy Star at The Game Feed.

    News
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • The impossible interview...

    Coyote wows us with another of his amazing blooper reals. The most frightening thing is, from my understanding we haven't even seen the "good stuff."

    “Impossible interviews are a reporter’s worst nightmare. Your subject is hostile, belligerent, or in the worst scenario, refuses to do the interview that they had previously agreed to,” He explains as he nods towards the screen.

    Read this this compliation of hilarious interviews at EQ2 - TenTonHammer and prepare yourself for take off! I mean laughter.

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • Conjuring up a guide update...

    At our EverQuest 2 - TenTonHammer community site, Savanja puts on her Wizard's hat...err wait. Oh right! She puts together an updated EQ2 Conjurers guide with an updated spell list including KoS and LU#19. Find out all you need to know to play this amazing class!

    TenTonHammer Guide to EverQuest 2's Conjurers.

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • EQOA DOA in EU.
    EverQuest Online Adventures is preparing to wear a body-bag in Europe. The following letter was sent out to European customers.

    "As of May 15, 2006, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) will suspend commercial services of EverQuest Online Adventures (EQOA) in Europe. However, SOE will continue to operate the service and players will still be able to play the European version of EQOA through July 31, 2006 at no additional charge to all players in good standing on May 15, 2006. We are planning to reimburse the appropriate excess subscription payment that has been prepaid for the service after May 15, 2006 as follows. If you feel you have a refund due to you, please read this email carefully and take the required steps in order to receive your reimbursement. If you wish to cancel your account immediately and receive a refund for the unused balance of prepaid subscription time for your account, in addition to the steps below please notify your customer service representative that you wish for your subscription to end immediately and you would like to receive the appropriate refund."

    You can read entire article on the Official Site.

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Boomjack
  • New version of MMOGcharts released

    Bruce Sterling Woodcock has tracked active subscriptions to various MMOs for years, and though the data's far from perfect (ever since World of Warcraft rocket-like rise into the millions, developers have become increasingly tight-lipped about the size of their subscriber-base) we have a fresh picture of the market as of last week. As reported by Joystiq:

    The green line leaping towards infinity is World of Warcraft -- the yellow and red curves, declining slowly, are Lineage and Lineage II respectively. Many of the others stop in 2005, so it's hard to get an accurate up-to-date picture, but the light blue line representing Runescape seems to be finally taking off, cresting the 500,000 barrier -- an impressive feat for a game started by a couple of students.

    Check out the new charts and commentary at Joystiq.

    News
    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • Getting to the core of the matter.
    Apple has posted a list of MMOGs that are natively available for the Mac, briefly describing such games as World of Warcraft, Second Life and World War II Online. With the release of Boot Camp that list just got a lot bigger. Boot Camp allows the new Intel Macs to dual boot to Windows XP.

    "Massively multiplayer online role-playing games let you play with and against hundreds or even thousands of other players over the Internet, engaging in activities that even a solo, offline experience can’t match, since live human beings are more unpredictable than computer-controlled characters. And, as our introduction demonstrates, MMORPGs take place in a wide variety of settings, enabling you to participate no matter what type of game world interests you."

    You can read entire article at Apple.com.

    News
    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Boomjack
  • New "Hero's Haiku" Contest at NCSoft @ TenTonHammer!

    Does the idea of running around as an extremely customizable superhero of your own design sound appealing? Put your creative talent to good use and submit a haiku to us for a chance at winning lots of great prizes, such as a City of Heroes Collector's Edition DVD along with other treats such as action figures, capes, t-shirts, and bumper stickers.

    Prizes:

    • 1st place: City of Heroes CE DVD along with 1 Stateman action figure, 1 cape, 1 poster, 1 t-shirt, and 2 bumper stickers

    • 2nd place: 1 cape, 1 Stateman action figure, 1 t-shirt, and 2 bumper stickers
    • 3rd place: 1 Stateman action figure, 1 t-shirt and 2 bumper stickers

    Deadline is now on April 30th, 2006. Judging will be based upon creativity!

    Check out NCSoft - TenTonHammer for details.

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • The adventures of Krunnk and Slide Continue

    Krunnk and Slide have become roommates. But if you ever thought that having a house Ogre was a good idea, take a peek at Slide and Coyote's lastest installment and learn the truth!

    Krunnk and Slide #4 at EQ2 - TenTonHammer

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
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