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  • It blows up real good.
    The good folks at NCSoft / NetDevil have another new class article posted. This time it is the Biomek Agent. They wrote something that looks disturbingly like this:

    "Biomeks rely on force to solve most problems. However, this does not mean that they act rashly or without preparation. A special class of warriors is trained in the art of gathering timely and accurate information for the Order to exploit. With advanced combat skills and extremely fast vehicles, the Agents infiltrate, observe, and sometimes eliminate threats to the Order."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Biomek Agent Article at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It's not easy being a Noob.
    The Nevrax team has posted a Saga of Ryzom Newbie Guide to help those new to the land of Atys. They wrote something, and it might even be this:

    "Are you new to the The Saga of Ryzom? This section will help you take your first steps in the world of Atys."

    You can read the entire Saga of Ryzom Newbie Guide at the Official Site.

    News
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • No monthly fee and updates for free.
    The folks at NCSoft / ArenaNET have posted the list of changes that are coming to Guild Wars. They wrote something that looks a lot like this:

    "This week, as part of our in continuing promise to keep Guild Wars free of hacks, cheats, and other exploits, we closed the accounts of more than 100 users of bots. With today's update we are taking further steps to address the bot problem. New changes will improve our ability to identify and ban users of bots, rebalance mission areas that were highly exploited by bots, and reduce the overall effectiveness of bots, exploits, and other highly repetitive forms of gold and item farming. We are taking these steps to improve the game for all players, so that people using bots to farm gold cannot generate a huge influx of new gold into the economy, which increases prices for everyone and encourages other players to engage in repetitive farming just to keep up."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Game Update Notes at The Official Site.
    All the Guild Wars information you can handle is located at: GuildWars.TenTonHammer.com

    News
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Questions? Answers.
    Vault Network has a fan-fest developer interview posted. Somebody wrote this, maybe:

    "I got a chance to sit down with Dallas Dickinson, SOE Senior Producer at Fan Fest and ask a few questions about Star Wars Galaxies. Some of these are kind of random, as we were writing down questions to ask on Friday night at dinner. Thanks to PhantomOfTheMMO for his help in coming up with the questions, and thanks to Dallas for taking the time to sit down and answer them for me."

    You can read the entire Star Wars Galaxies Interview at Vault Network.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • London goes to Hell..
    Computer and Video Games has posted their preview of Flagship Studios' upcoming title, Hellgate: London. Three out of four dentists agree that they wrote this:

    "Flagship Studios' Bill Roper takes us on a devilish tour of London as Diablo goes first-person..."

    You can read the entire Hellgate: London Preview at Computer and Video Games.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Videos live from the Desert of Flames.
    Fileshack has a new movie posted featuring the upcoming EverQuest 2 expansion, Desert of Flames. It's almost a certainty that they wrote this:

    "Seven minute long movie with gameplay footage from the EverQuest 2 expansion pack : Desert of Flames."

    You can download the EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames Movie at Fileshack.

    Video, Media
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • It's all about explosions.
    Fileshack has a new Auto Assault movie posted. It's possible that they wrote this:

    "Two and a half minute long Auto Assault movie, featuring an interview with Scott Brown and gameplay footage."

    You can download the Auto Assault Movie from FileShack.

    Video, Media
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Re-Re-confirmed.
    Square Enix has officially confirmed that the Final Fantasy XI team is working on a MMOG for a next generation console. GameIndustry.biz might have written something like this:

    "Japanese publisher Square Enix has confirmed that among the projects it is developing for next-generation consoles are a new Final Fantasy game from the team behind Final Fantasy X, and a new massively multiplayer game from the FFXI team."

    GamesIndustry.biz has the entire Square Enix - Next Gen MMOG story.

    News
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Pre-order Gnolls.
    The next Everquest 2 Adventure Pack is now available for pre-order. The Splitpaw Saga is scheduled to launch on June 28th at a price of $7.99. The press release looks strangely like this:

    "SAN DIEGO, CA – June 9, 2005 – Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that The Splitpaw Saga is now available for pre-order at www.splitpawsaga.com. The Splitpaw Saga is the second Adventure Pack for EverQuest II, the follow-up to Sony Online Entertainment's original EverQuest, the longest-running 3D MMO role-playing game in North America. The Splitpaw Saga is scheduled for launch on June 28, 2005 for $7.99, with in-game pre-order events starting today.
    "We enjoy making sure that EverQuest II is chock-full of new content all the time," said Sr. Producer Scott Hartsman. "In addition to our regular live updates and expansion packs, adventure packs like The Splitpaw Saga let us bring story-rich content to lots of players for a really low price. We also have a lot of fun creating the in-game events, in connection with adventure packs, that lead up to the release of the full content."
    By pre-ordering The Splitpaw Saga, players will gain access to a special instanced zone and earn rewards before the adventure begins. At launch, players will explore the collapsed caverns and twisted tunnels of Sundered Splitpaw. Throughout this adventure, the truth behind the dungeon's mysterious demise is uncovered by using moveable planks, crates and barrels to work through a series of 12 intriguing event-based zones. A ferocious clan of cannibalistic gnolls will stand in the way as players seek to destroy the greatest threat yet in Norrath's history of late. New and veteran players alike can experience the adventure meeting fresh challenges as they progress and try again as the encounters scale dynamically to match the player's level.
    The Splitpaw Saga adventure pack has an exciting storyline and plenty of action that solo players, groups, and raids can enjoy for months to come. For more information, please visit www.splitpawsaga.com."

    Interested? The Official Splitpaw Saga Website is only a click away.
    Still need more information? The best EQ2 community on the Interweb is EQ2.TenTonHammer.com

    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The trophy shelf receives a new addition.
    Turbine has won the MITX Elite Technology Award. The press release goes something like this:

    "WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--Turbine, Inc., a leading publisher of online subscription entertainment, announced today that it is the recipient of Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange's (MITX) second annual What's Next Award for Turbine's profound leadership and continual innovation in the online gaming industry. Turbine received the award during the Technology Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Boston's Four Seasons Hotel.


    "It is an honor to be recognized for our innovative development and proven technology leadership," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO, Turbine, Inc. "This is a true testament to the talent of the Turbine team - their passion and commitment are what propel Turbine's ongoing success and creative excellence."
    With its world-class franchise roster, Turbine is at the forefront of the exploding massively multiplayer online games market. Turbine develops, publishes and operates massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). In addition to its award-winning Asheron's Call(R) franchise, Turbine is producing and funding Dungeons & Dragons(R) Online: Stormreach, the only MMORPG to be based on the world-famous Dungeons & Dragons(R) franchise. Furthermore, in early 2005, Turbine acquired the exclusive MMORPG rights to produce and publish The Lord of the Rings Online(TM): Shadows of Angmar(TM).
    Recipients of the 2005 MITX Technology What's Next Award are exclusive to New England based emerging companies that have demonstrated unsurpassed technology credentials. Winners are selected by a select panel of local industry influencers and executives from technology, investment, research and business communities. Ranking is based on innovation across technologies that are expected to have profound impacts on the IT environment within the next few years."

    View the entire list of Winners and Nominees for the MITX Technology Awards.

    Our own Dungeons and Dragons Online community is a mere click away at DDO.TenTonHammer.com

    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
    Boomjack
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