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  • God there are times that I REALLY love my job. This is one of them. I get to spend my mornings looking at art like this It makes life worth it!

    2404.com has three new shots of the Burning Crusade expansion.

    I never thought to say it but the fantasy graphics of WoW just blow me away. It's such a rich, colorful world!

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    Mon, Jan 09, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Always a visually stunning game, Lineage 2 doesn't disapoint with the new screens up their upcoming Chronicle 4 Expansion. Let's hear it for gaming anime at it's best!

    More News and Info on Lineage 2

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    Mon, Jan 09, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • I remember when this game was just a glream in Drac's eye. Well now they're thinking of releasing in a few weeks. Here is an updated look at the graphics for this independant game.

    It's definately a step up from what I first saw a few years ago. Great job guys!

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    Mon, Jan 09, 2006
    Awenyddion
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    The trip to Las Vegas was it's usual long, yet uneventful series of line-up and wait sessions. I "wait" by driving three hours to the parking service for my vehicle. Then I "line-up" to give them my information and "wait" for the shuttle to come to take me to the airport. When I get to the airport "line-up" to get my boarding pass and then "wait" while the ticketing attendant talks to her co-worker about the new boyfriend she has somehow tricked into dating her. Boarding pass in hand, I trek across the entire airport to "line-up" for customs. The line filled the entire cattle-herding, back-and-forth, you think you're in line for a ride at Disneyworld contraption, out the door of customs, behind every ticketing booth in the airport, around the far wall of the facility and blocked to entrance doors. Needless to say, I "waited", a little longer than even expected as the family of Indian descent in front of me were asked for fingerprints, webcam pictures, retinal scans, urine and stool samples.
    Through customs to customs I fly like a pigeon with one wing, where the officer asks me, no joke, if I have any "beaver tails."
    I replied, "Not unless I've grown one waiting in the line for customs."
    Satisfied with my answer he allowed me to proceed, where I "lined up" to hand in my customs form.
    I was then directed to "line-up" in a line as long as the list of people ready to sign up for the World of Warcraft Expansion beta test where I "waited" while my personal items weree duly mishandled in a search for something that nobody on the customs team could find. Secure in the knowledge that I was not a terrorist they let me proceed to the lobby where I "waited" for the aircraft to board.
    The rest is history, except for the part where when I checked into the hotel they didn't have any rooms left. They eventually found me a room, though sleeping next to mops and bathroom cleaners isn't what I had in mind.
    I'm off to try to trick the powers that be here at TenTonHammer.com why they should keep me on for a little while longer. I've commandeered a mop in case things get ugly. Until the next time, tomorrow if possible,
    Please Wait....



    As always, thanks for visiting TenTonHammer.com,
    -- John "Boomjack" Hoskin

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    Mon, Jan 09, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Rapid Reality is Hiring! The makers of The Chronicle have jobs available.

    POSITION: GAMEPLAY PROGRAMMER

    Rapid Reality is currently seeking additional programming staff to assist with our ongoing projects. The individual must meet all of the below requirements and have a strong desire to work in the game industry. The individual will report to a lead programmer and be responsible for adding features to an existing engine with a given deadline.

    That's one of a few. If you've wanted to get into the business. Go give it a once-over.

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    Mon, Apr 15, 2013
    Awenyddion
  • OGaming has an interview with Turbine's CEO Jeff Anderson

    OGaming: Why the decision to self-publish your own titles?

    Jeff Anderson : Before joining Turbine I was the executive in charge of production at Origin/Electronic Arts. At EA, I saw firsthand the strength of the publisher model with Ultima Online. There are terrific creative synergies and economies that come from developing and operating a self-published title. I wanted to bring that experience to Turbine.

    What he really wanted to say was "So we could say SCHNEH! to the big boys!

    Visit our Lord of the Rings Online Fansite!

    LotRO not your bag baby? Visit our Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Site! It's chock full of goodies.

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • IGN Has RF Online Screens! Go check out the delicate beauty that is battle in action!

    Other News and Info on RF Online

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
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  • Is it odd that I get the "Piano Man" song stuck in my head every time I think of bards or minstrels? Someone reserve a room at the looney bin! Turbine has posted new information on the Minstrel Class for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Minstrel
    Races: Man, Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit

    '. . . in the midst of their merriment and tears the clear voice of the minstrel rose like silver and gold, and all men were hushed.'

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"

    With song and tale, a Minstrel brings hope to places thick with gloom. He can inspire those with desperate minds and heavy hearts to great deeds. In battle, he can turn the tide with songs that strengthen his allies and dirges which strike fear into the hearts of his enemies.

    The Minstrel will be the class of choice for players who want to aid their friends, inspiring them to keep going through the darkest of times. With a vast repertoire of tales both fair and foul, a Minstrel restores the morale of his fellows, as well as causing his enemies to despair. Though able to wield weapons, he prefers to let his words, rather than his sword, speak for him. A Minstrel's style of combat is based on maintaining hope no matter what the odds.

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    Other News and Info for Lord of the Rings Online

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It looks like Sony is previewing EQ2 - Kingdom of Sky at CES this week. Gamespot has the scoop.

    In story terms, Kingdom of Sky will focus on the warriors' of Norrath's battle against the residents of the Overrealm, a mystical and previously undiscovered territory consisting of islands floating high above the land. Players will begin to see in-game clues, such as NPC dialogue, indicating that those reaching a high enough level will be able to erect "teleportation spires" that they can then use to travel to the Overrealm and battle the creatures dwelling there, who intend to enslave and conquer Norrath.

    Some of the new beings you'll find in the Overrealm include humanoid races resembling eagles and vultures, as well as a number of rather fearsome dragon bosses. We got to see one particularly fearsome bone dragon dungeon boss that ought to provide some nice loot for fearless adventurers. The islands and architecture of the Overrealm have a classical, Middle Eastern-influenced look to them, as well.

    Good to see the Warriors getting some lovin.

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Holy Pirates Batman! These guys are seriously ramping up their coverage lately. This is definately good news for a game that has been mired in development crap for the last few years. GameCloud has an interview with John Tynes, Lead Designer and Writer for Flying Labs.

    Gamecloud - First, we have to ask you how the current beta test is coming along?

    John Tynes - At our website you’ll find a new devlog from our QA manager, Misha, on that very topic! We have a couple dozen players in there doing several sessions a week and it’s going very well. They’ve helped us identify some firewall issues we didn’t know about and have been giving us great feedback on gameplay. They’re also having a lot of fun enjoying both missions and PvP battles. It’s a real blast for us, too, to just log in and hang out with some actual players in our game!

    More Piratey Info and News

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
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