FOX News has discovered massively multiplayer games. I don't think there is a person reading this who believes even for a second that this revelation by FOX is a good thing. My favourite quote is this,
"So-called massively multiplayer online games, such as "World of Warcraft," accounted for more than half of the subscription sales in 2005 while one-fifth came from casual games. The remainder was split among sports, strategy, first-person shooter and children's games."
WoW is a "So-called" massively multiplayer game. That's fantastic! I guess that's like FOX is a so-called news network.
How long can it really be before FOX is delivering virtual reality television to MMOGs? Molten Core Survivor or perhaps Big Brother, Qeynos Edition are coming your way.
MMOGs need a new name. Your so-called message goes here.
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- City of Villains: Issue #7 - Deadly Manifest Screenshots
"TenTonHammer bring you a brand-new five spot of screens from the next big thing to hit Paragon City, virtual home of Cryptic Studios' popular City of Heroes & City of Villains MMOs. We introduced the free CoV expansion "Issue 7" last week with sundry screens and a movie from the storyline-heavy "Grandville" and the Pvp-packed zone "Recluse's Victory," now we have some new screens detailing the 300+ missions found in Issue 7. These "Deadly Manifest" missions include new "custom missions," and are designed to take players from level 40 to level 50."
- EverQuest 2: Guide to Shimmering Citadel
"It's shiny, shimmering, and full of stuff that wants to eat you. The Shimmering Citadel is a fabulous zone for higher end content. Don't know how to get up there or want to get your group killed repeatedly? Take a glance as this guide, to find out all you need to know."
- Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - The Lure of Lore
"Mercurie takes a look at how Vanguard lore draws upon the familure tales of our own mythology, fantasy novels and folklore while making it uniqly theirs."
- EverQuest 2: Guide To PvP Terms
"We've all seen the words. Some of us use them in game, but the cryptic language of PvP for the uninitiated is like calling Dell Technical Support. You probably aren't going to understand a word they are saying. The Everquest 2 TenTonHammer staff put together a few of our favorite PvP terms you'll see, and what they mean...to us."
- City of Villains: Contest!!!
"Were you ever interested in giving City of Villains a try and seeing what its all about? Well, here's a great opportunity for you--easy too. Just post in this thread with any catchphrases or battlecries that you would feel compelled to use while being a bad guy! Provide a short description of your intended character too, if you'd like. Detailed rules are available here, and you can win prizes including a full CD version of City of Villains along with other goodies such as capes, t-shirts, and bumper stickers. Deadline is March 31st!"
- EverQuest 2: The Krunnk in Closet
"It slices, it dices, it makes Julian fries! Most importantly it puts your kids to bed? Join Krunnk in this exciting informercial about his revolutionary new product: The Krunnk in Closet. This hot item will be the talk of Norrath so get yours today!"
- EverQuest 2: Fury Guide - Spell List and Progression
"Furies are unquestionably the most offensive and popular of all the priest classes. Keeping a handle on their abilities can be a little tricky though. Fortunately, EQ2 TenTonHammer has updated our Fury Spell list and Spell Progression table to include the Kingdom of Sky spells and the revamped LU#18 level 1-20 spells."
- Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - New Artwork -Gnome Sorcerer
"Short, proud, carries a big staff and wears a pointy hat.... that's right folks we have a Gnome!"
- Dungeons and Dragons Online: The Battle Cleric
"Think healers are wimps that can't hold their own in a fight? Think again! Zed offers up some suggestions for playing a cleric in Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) that's at home in the trenches with the front-line fighters--the battle cleric. Read his guide to learn how to create a cleric whose healing skills are secondary to his defensive and fighting skills."
Vin Diesel Fact of the Day:
The word invincible comes from the Latin phrase, Vin Diesel.
Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.
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-- John "Boomjack" Hoskin