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  • TenTonHammer gives 'blood'!

    It's Thursday, and that means one thing to our Vanguard @ TenTonHammer crew... a new fan artwork from Niborea.

    This week's piece depicts the Blood Mage. Not much is known about this class other than they are among the Healing Classes and, it is said, they will use thier own health or that of their enemies to heal their companions.

    I hope you enjoy this week's piece and as always you can view all previous works at Vanguard - TenTonHammer.

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • We have lots of lovin for your eyes! If you love Warhammer you're going to love these shots.

    FAIRFAX, VA – April 6, 2006 - Mythic Entertainment(R), a developer and
    publisher of critically-acclaimed massively-multiplayer online role-playing
    games (MMORPG’s), today released assets from their upcoming MMORPG
    “Warhammer(R) Online: Age of Reckoning(TM)” (WAR), including screenshots,
    concept art, character renders, maps and logos. Scheduled for release in
    2007 on the PC, “WAR” is based on Games Workshop’s epic Warhammer fantasy
    world, and features an innovative next-generation Realm vs. Realm(TM) (RvR)
    combat system.

    The latest “Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning” assets offer a preview of
    two of the MMORPG’s six playable races - the Dwarfs and the Greenskins (Orcs
    and Goblins) - and their territories. Mortal enemies, the Dwarfs and
    Greenskins are locked in perpetual conflict in a world where war is truly

    The screenshots show off “WAR’s” Dwarfs and Greenskins in various levels of
    armor, playable zones including Ekrund, Bloodhorn and the Marshes of
    Madness, plus a few monsters like the river troll. “WAR” character models,
    zone maps, architecture and siege weapons are highlighted in the concept art
    and renders.

    See the shots here.

    Or you can get the full Warhammer Online experience and get them at our Warhammer Online Community Site!

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • Less than a month til E3... people are being VERY generous :) RPG Vault has a few screenshots for your viewing pleasure.

    More news and info on SUN.

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • Just a reminder for all of you destructo buffs! The Auto Assault Headstart is this Sunday! The game itself releases next Tuesday. Be prepared to have fun and blow stuff up!

    As a side note, stay tuned for the Meet & Greet coverage that i attended last night. A good time was had by all and I have some great content to show you as well as pictures.

    Check out our Auto Assault Community!

    More news and info on Auto Assault.

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • I can appreciate that they're releasing new shots frequently.. What I cannot appreciate is that I have to wait until October to play the darn thing.

    Shots are here.

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • News
    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • Who's your buddy? Who's your PAL?
    TeamXbox is reporting that Ubisoft has acquired the rights to distribute Final Fantasy XI in PAL territories.

    "Ubisoft announced today that it will enter into an agreement with Square Enix Ltd. to distribute FINAL FANTASY XI on Xbox 360 across Europe and other PAL territories. Ubisoft will also distribute the Windows expansion pack FINAL FANTASY XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan. Both games will hit stores in April 2006. "

    You can read the entire article at TeamXbox

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • Smash! Bang! Pow!
    According to DesignTechnica, Sony Online Entertainment has inked a deal with PlanetWide Games to integrate their comic creator into the Station Player's service.

    "Sony Online Entertainment and Planetwide Games yesterday announced a Web version of the latter’s Comic Book Creator is under development for subscribers of SOE’s Station Players service and should be ready this fall. Also announced was the upcoming summer digital availability of the Comic Book Creator software plus special SOE game-themed art packs for purchase through SOE’s online store."

    You can read the entire article at DesignTechnica.

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • Got 'em. Got 'em. Need 'em!
    NCSoft has spilled the beans on a trading card game built on the soon to be released title, Auto Assault.

    "The "Auto Assault Trading Card Game"
    April 5, 2006
    For Immediate Release
    DENVER, CO – Worlds Apart Productions announces today the immediate availability of public testing for the Auto Assault™ Trading Card Game (TCG), the digital trading-card game based on Auto Assault® the fastest, most destructive MMO ever, published by NCsoft® and developed by NetDevil.
    In the fast-paced world of the Auto Assault TCG, players pit vehicles against each other in destructive combat. Vehicles can be modified with weapons or other wicked gear, and maneuvers and tactics change the course of the game in an instant. Players win by annihilating their opponent’s vehicle or racing through four missions.
    Sign up today to be part of the public test period at
    Try out a starter deck of your choice from one of the three main Auto Assault factions: Human, Biomek and Mutant. Testers also receive three booster packs and an additional three packs every evening, and may trade cards with other players.
    Starting April 7th, testers will be able to participate in free daily tournaments to win free copies of the Auto Assault massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, which launches commercial service on April 13. From April 10th through April 12th the prize pool will expand to include copies of the Auto Assault MMO Limited Edition package. The grand prize for the final test tournament on April 12th will be an exclusive Hood Ornament for the MMO – Fist of Vengeance (Auto-Repairing Ornament Mk II, +24 Hit Points)! The Auto Assault TCG will launch the weekend of April 15th with a series of release tournaments that feature exclusive promo cards for all participants!
    The Auto Assault TCG will hold monthly tournaments that feature prizes of exclusive gear for the MMO, as well as a robust, organized play system in its own right. Check in at for upcoming news about the Auto Assault TCG World Championships at GenCon (featuring a $5,000 prize pool!) and The Road to GenCon monthly qualifiers.
    For more information on the Auto Assault MMO game, go to
    About Worlds Apart Productions
    Founded in 1996, Denver-based Worlds Apart Productions, LLC has a decade of experience in developing and operating multiplayer online games, specializing in games featuring digital properties. In December 2005, the company relaunched Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga, a critically-acclaimed digital collectible and strategy board game. Computer Games Magazine gave Star Chamber 5 out of 5 stars and named it “Best Independent Game” for 2005. In 2004, the company launched the online version of the best-selling The Lord Of The Rings Trading Card Game. Worlds Apart continues to support the game with daily events, monthly Online World Championship Qualifiers and exclusive online-only content. Worlds Apart is also developing an online version of Anachronism, the historical trading-card game from TriKing Games.
    About NetDevil
    NetDevil was founded in 1997 under the inspiration of Jumpgate™, the world’s first massively multiplayer space simulator universe. NetDevil is an independent game development company dedicated to the construction of massively multiplayer universes. NetDevil is committed to creating immersive, interactive virtual worlds in unique settings outside the typical fantasy genre. For more information, please visit
    About NCsoft
    NCsoft - North America is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is part of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NCsoft, with its own development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also works with subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. In 2004, the company launched two massively multiplayer titles on the same day: Lineage® II and City of Heroes®, and in 2005 the hit games Guild Wars® and City of Villains™ were released. In 2006, NCsoft will be launching other massively multiplayer titles including Auto Assault and Guild Wars Factions™. More information about NCsoft can be found at
    NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, PlayNC, Lineage, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Auto Assault and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. Jumpgate and NetDevil are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetDevil, LTD. City of Heroes, City of Villains and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NCsoft Corporation. Cryptic Studios is a trademark of Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners."

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
  • Guild Wars fans get a shot at $100,000.
    MTV, always deep into the music side of things has reported on a $100,000 Guild Wars: Factions championship. No word on whether Clay Aitkins or Fifty Cent will be competing.

    "ArenaNet has today announced that the World Championship for its online role-playing game Guild Wars Factions will be held during the GC Game Convention in Leipzig, Germany, on August 24-27, 2006. More than $100,000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs, as well as the honour of choosing the designs of next season's set of Guild Wars skill pins - collectible badges given out at events throughout the year."

    You can read the entire $100,000 Guild Wars: Factions Championship announcement at MTV.

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
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