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  • Are you lost and confused, all alone on St Valentine's Day? Perhaps the idea of vehicular carnage appeals to you as a way to improve your spirits? Yes? Yeah, it works for me, too!

    Xerin and his crew at Ten Ton Hammer Auto Assault have compiled just the guide for you, giving up the scoop on the how-to for entry into the Auto Assault Beta, currently ongoing:

    The first step to playing the beta is actually getting into the beta.
    This isn't as hard of a process as you think. There are two ways to
    get into the beta. One is a "lottery" type situation where you sign up
    on PlayNC and hope your name is drawn out of a hat. The other is to
    pre-order the game, which puts you in line for priority beta access.

    More Auto Assault News

    Ten Ton Hammer Auto Assault

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Tue, Feb 14, 2006
  • Samantha Russel is the community manager for European DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about not only her preferences in DDO, but also about Codemasters in general.

    Am I keeping my fingers crossed for Dragon Empires? You bet I am. With any luck with the direction that Codemasters is heading, we may even see this great game again. What is her favorite things about DDO? Read on to find out!
    We also have 3 exclusive Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Screenshots! See them here!

    See What's New on our Dungeons & Dragons Online Site!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Will You be Feelin' the Love in DDO?

    Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and in lieu of chocolates in a heart-shaped box, Ralsu gives us a look at love and romance in online gaming. How will those of us lookin' for love fare in Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO)? Put down that trashy romance novel and prepare yourself by reading our editorial.

    Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and despite the stereotype that all gamers are overweight males who live in their parents’ basements, many Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) fans will need to think of the perfect gift* to give that special someone. The “holiday” has mutated in recent years with the advent of advanced technology: FTD will let you order flowers online, or you could send an e-card to your love. Cute. But technology—and massively-multiplayer online games (MMOGs)—also changes how we fall in love in the first place.

    Read on for more pixelated passion at DDO - TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • The DDO beta quest journals continues...

    Aloyce, Ralsu, and Shayalyn battle undead in an attempt to rescue a missing woman from the clutches of a necromancer in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. Follow the party on a new adventure filled with monsters, magic, and intrigue:

    I heard the same moaning a man makes as the life force flees his body and two shadowy figures shambled from behind nearby pillars. As the red light fell across their forms, I could see the exposed bones showing from some parts of their bodies and the decaying flesh all over.

    Read Ralsu's Quest Journal at DDO - TenTonHammer and relive the adventure from his point of view!

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Candy... and Lies?

    At Guild Wars @ TenTonHammer, this week's editorial is a cynical look at Valentine's Day, romance, and Guild Wars. Everyone has a view on Valentine's Day, and this one is not glittering with the shiny light of idealism. Read about it here!

    I’m not going to take a guess at gender ratios here, but its fair to say that most of those alluring babes chatting it up in Lion’s Arch aren’t female in the flesh. It’s hard to get affectionate with a sexy elementalist babe if you know that her inner voice is a tenor.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Hearts and flowers and chocolates in Middle-Earth?

    Okay, so Tolkien lore isn't exactly rife with romance, but Aragorn loved Arwen and Samwise loved Rosie and hey, perhaps love will be in the air some day in Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO). Shayalyn takes a look at love in online games, and the heightened potential for relationships in LOTRO. She also shares a bit of her personal history when it comes to romance and online games. (Oh, the scandal!)

    I thought of finding some sentimental stories about love in online gaming for this article, but that’s probably being done by at least a few other gaming site writers. Instead, I guess I’ll dig deep and dredge up a bit of personal information to kick things off. You see, I once fell for someone online, so when I talk of online relationships, I speak from personal experience.

    Feelin' the love? Check out the Valentine's Day editorial on LotRO @ TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Scions of Destiny has launched. You can take a look at the events that will run from February 8 to March 7.

    Chronicle 4: Scions of Destiny is here! Adventurers' Guides and Event Gatekeepers are in the towns of Aden and Elmore to help new and old players experience the largest Chronicle yet.

    From February 8 to March 7, all players can take advantage of the new Noblesse teleport locations, and characters under level 25 can receive special weapons for no charge.

    More News and Info on Lineage 2

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • As part of the celebration of Top Cow's first year anniversary, NcSoft is featuring up to twelve player avatars in a comic issue.

    Come join us as we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Top Cow City of Heroes comic. Two special events will make this a real collector’s issue!

    ITEM 1 - Player character cameos in Issue 12!

    We are thrilled to announce a chance for your hero to make a cameo appearance in Issue 12 of the Top Comic comic. David Nakayama, series artist, is giving you a shot to appear in the funny pages.

    Roughly two dozen heroes will be featured! Submissions can be made by emailing your screenshots from FRIDAY FEB 10th until 5:00 PM (CST) THURSDAY FEB 16th. For full details, see here.

    ITEM 2 – Spirit of the Furies, Limited Edition CCG Card

    As a promotional reward to our comic book subscribers, everyone with an active subscription and those who sign up now, will receive a free, exclusive card polybagged with Issue #12.

    The kind folks at Alderac Entertainment Group have given us copies of a limited edition card, Spirit of the Furies, from the new City of Heroes Collectible Card Game (CCG)! The Spirit of the Furies is a powerful addition to any CoH CCG deck and can turn the tide of battle late in the game!

    This card is only going to be available to CoH and CoV subscribers who have signed up for the comic book home delivery via their PlayNC account.

    More News and Info on City of Heroes

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • Looks like this scary bug we call romance has hit all of the developers. SOE has it's own version in the form of Erollisi Day.

    It's time to spread the love, Norrath; Erollisi Day is upon us! Speak with Stinky in the Commonlands or Goldie in Antonica to show the fullness of your heart. You may be tasked with finding hearts among the dangers of Norrath. Like love, these items are hard to find. Make sure your setting for Particle Quality is greater than Minimal, or love will surely escape you.

    Let's hear it for this Hallmark Holiday that allows us to get free candy and gear!

    See what's new on our EverQuest 2 site

    More News and Info on EverQuest 2

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • In Newsweekly reports that Blizzard has issued a public apology to Sara Andrews. (Thank you EuroGamer)

    Paul Sams, Blizzard Entertainment's chief operating officer, contacted In Newsweekly and said, "What we've done is decided to add a guild recruitment channel to the game... providing players with a designated area where they can advertise their guilds in an appropriate fashion."

    This would mean that players who wish to find others to associate with will have a channel designated to finding those individuals and will not interfere with the general chat channel.

    Now, I want a public apology for getting frozen out of the game so much that I logged off in a snit.

    See what's new on our World of Warcraft site

    More News and Info on World of Warcraft.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
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