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ROCK BAND Media AlertMike "Darksheer" Shears - 07/08/08 05:01

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Chili Peppers Season The Catalog With “Snow ((Hey Oh))”
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today additional Rush tracks will be available at the Rock Band™ Music Store catalog of downloadable content. On July 8th, air drummers and guitarists will rejoice when direct from the Rush Masters Vault the exclusive Rock Band versions of “Closer To The Heart” and “Working Man (Vault Edition)” (featuring never released alternative guitar solo) are made available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft). One of the most successful progressive rock bands in music history, Rush have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and continue to sell out arenas worldwide. Rush now have 5 songs available for Rock Band including cover versions of “Tom Sawyer,” “Limelight” and “Working Man,” almost a full-set by prog rock standards!

Also available are two amazing tracks from six-time Grammy winning, multi-platinum funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers. “Snow ((Hey Oh))” and “Tell Me Baby” from their critically acclaimed ninth studio double album Stadium Arcadium will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Marketplace).

Release date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace)
Thursday, July 10, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)

Tracks: From the RUSH Masters Vault:
“Closer To The Heart”
“Working Man (Vault Edition)”

Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Snow ((Hey Oh))”
“Tell Me Baby”

(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Marketplace) per track

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock as more than 15 million downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

Rock Band allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for the Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system's version of Rock Band is available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION Store through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.

Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit and

Chicago Town HallMichael "Silverfoot" Kane - 05/19/07 12:20

The Chicago Town Hall Meeting is tomorrow! Come out and see the awesome new features we've added to KR this month - the macro system, the new chat system, the World Map, a new pet management tool, and tons of other goodies.! RSVP now!

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Publish to TC1Michael "Silverfoot" Kane - 05/18/07 08:32

Posted to UO Herald by Jeremy Dalberg 17 May 2007 20:43:37

Test Center 1 has been published with the following:

The stat gain system has changed on all non-Siege Perilous ruleset shards:

- Only when a player character advances in a skill or is at the skill cap for that skill, he/she may gain a stat point.

- All skills now have a primary and secondary stat. The primary stat will rise 75% of the time. The secondary stat will rise 25% of the time. If the primary stat is not set to “gain”, the secondary stat will be chosen. If the primary and secondary stats are both locked or set to “decrease”, neither stat will rise.

Note: If a stat is at the maximum individual stat cap of 125 and is not locked, it can be chosen, but it will not rise.

- The chance that a stat will increase on any given skill gain is 1 in 20.

- Purchasing skill training from an NPC will not raise stats.

- There is no longer a cap on how many stat points you can gain in any given time period

The Poisoning skill will now have a chance to rise whenever a player successfully poisons a victim while using the special maneuvers: Infecting Strike and Serpent Arrow. Higher skill levels will require the use of higher level poisons in order to have a chance to gain.

Khaldun puzzle boxes no longer float to the ceiling

Using a Scroll of Alacrity now gives you a confirmation option before taking effect

Potions of the same type and intensity now stack

Fixed an issue with blackrock mining

Fixed a bug with the Chivalry/Fast Cast cap

Undead in Old Haven have gained an immunity to blackrock infection

Fixed a bug that was preventing players from getting through the Hedge Maze properly

The Escutcheon de Ariadne now has a lower minimum strength and increased durability.

Fixed issues with accelerated skill gain where the acceleration was not properly taking effect in certain circumstances

Fixed an issue where hirelings were taking up control slots before they were actually paid gold.

Fixed a bug preventing the use of bless deeds

Fixed issue with Jacob’s Pickaxe where it was not regenerating charges correctly

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Publish 44 on Monday 4.30.07Michael "Silverfoot" Kane - 04/28/07 08:50
The following was posted to UOHerald News

Publish 44 Launching on Monday
Jeremy Dalberg
28 Apr 2007 16:15:59 EST

On Monday, April 30, we will be publishing to all servers and publishing a mandatory client patch. This patch will require substantial downtime - the plan is as follows:

- At 9:00 AM PDT (4:00 PM GMT) all servers will be taken down and the servers will be published

- When the publish is complete and the patch is ready to go, we will bring up TC1. We will be testing on KR and encourage players to join us.

- Once we're confident, we will be bringing up the other servers slowly, beginning with Origin.

The publish process is estimated to take approximately 8 hours. We'll be updating regularly on the Herald if the schedule changes at all. The patch is fairly large (about 57 megs) so plan for it to take a bit of time to download.

Due to the nature of some of the changes, we expect players to find some minor art bugs - if you find a bug, please report it to [email protected]!

Notes after the jump:

* Updated the shards to allow the Kingdom Reborn beta client to be able to connect to them
* Discontinued the 3D client
* “Add Party Member", "Remove Party Member", "Leave the Party", "Disband the Party", and "Party can loot me" and "Party cannot loot me" are now context menu options
* New players
o All new players, regardless of what they select, will now start in New Haven
o Previous directed experience template quests (Paladin, Ninja, Samurai, etc) are no longer offered to new players
o New players no longer get the Tour
o Young players no longer get the Mongbat Quest
o New players will be able to take a number of different quests aimed at helping them raise appropriate skills in New Haven
o All starting profession templates will have 4 skills that start at 30 skill points.

Players in Old Haven will be teleported to the center of New Haven.

The teleport will NOT happen under the following conditions:
1. The player is on a Siege ruleset shard
2. The player's first login is not in Haven
3. The player has already been redirected

Pets will also teleport with the player UNLESS:
1. The pet is a summoned creature
2. The pet is a necro animate

Multiple World Changes
o Haven has become ruined
o New Haven has begun to emerge
o Some areas, especially dungeons, have a different look and feel
o Roads have been widened

Arms Lore has been changed:
o Arms Lore will increase when weapons and armor are crafted
o When a weapon is exceptionally crafted, the damage increase modifier will increase by 1% per 20 points of Arms Lore.
o When a piece of armor (not including shields) is exceptionally crafted, each resist normally available on that armor piece will increase by 1% per 20 points of Arms Lore

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FoF 4.27.07Michael "Silverfoot" Kane - 04/27/07 10:52
From UO Herald News

April 27, 2007

"With this KR-related patch date changing so much, does this mean the actual KR release date has changed?"
Yes, somewhat. Our current target rather pushes the definition of "spring" - but not by much. And that’s only our official release date - beta will definitely be in "large-scale" mode well before that, so many, many people will get to try it out on their regular servers. This change is not a bad thing by any means - we’ll be using the time to polish and perfect KR, so we give you the best possible product.

"How do you mine up blackrock?"
While blackrock has been found in small amounts anywhere that ore can be mined, it requires utmost skill to extract it in usable amounts. Only a Grandmaster Miner would have the skill to retrieve blackrock from ordinary ore veins. Also, beware - mining blackrock is a dangerous profession, as Blackrock Elementals are often attracted to the area...

"What's with Dread Spiders?"
This one is totally my fault - it got left out of the patch notes, I totally planned to post about it, and it slipped my mind... like six times. Anyway, least said soonest mended: here's the patch note regarding Dread Spiders that should have gone in this change list:

- Balancing changes were made to the Dread Spider that make it more appropriately dreadful

"What exactly are the specifices on the dread flute?"
Leurocian, Traveling Bard, looked it up, and the Dread Flute is a regular instrument that is self-recharging - it can hold up to 700 charges.

"Is there a way to recharge the old school items (armour and weapons) that have charges on them?"
Specifically, items like bear masks with invisibility on them, etc - the answer is no. Items that have properties that don't spawn anymore (and how many staves of Item ID do I have hanging around in my bank?) are rare items and, once used up, can't be recharged.

KR Beta Picture of the Week
Missed this feature last week - apologies, all! This week we show off one of the brand-new capabilities of the Kingdom Reborn client. I present to you... One Particle Effect to Rule Them All.

3D Client Update:
Well, clearly we didn't make our target of "this week." We've readjusted our aim for Monday the 30th, and we should be able to post official announcements tomorrow if we're going to go forward with Monday. The patch will involve substantial downtime, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

Chicago Town Hall
No rest for the wicked - the Chicago Town Hall Meeting approaches. This one makes me more nervous than usual, because not only will I be getting up on stage in front of y'all, but my parents will be watching as well :) RSVP now to join that august company!

Only a few more days to participate in the Feedback Beta Contest! This month is a fair bit slower than last month, so your chances of winning are *much* better. Send in your feedback here for a chance at a KR beta slot!

Forms submitted must be received before midnight, April 30 (CDT) in order to be eligible. Spam will be deleted, and while "I want a beta slot" is feedback, of a sort, it's not what we're looking for. Pick a topic and tell me how you feel about it - balance, crafting, PvP, whatever. Make a suggestion, a complaint, a rant - whatever is on your mind.

Fansite News:
If you missed the Philly Town Hall for whatever reason UO Radio graciously provided us with a recording of their live feed - get it here!

Busy week as usual! Have a great weekend, and remember - if you ever have questions that you'd like to see answered in the Five on Friday, submit them through the Feedback tool.

- Jeremy

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Town Hall meeting schedule updatedMichael "Silverfoot" Kane - 04/26/07 01:23

Seems the 2007 Town Hall schedule has been fleshed out. You can view the whole schedule here.

The next Town Hall is:

Please RSVP by visiting here

Dave & Buster's
1030 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Saturday, May 19, 2007
(3:00PM - 6:00PM)

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4/20/07 Five on FridayMichael "Silverfoot" Kane - 04/21/07 10:43
From UOHerald

April 20, 2007

"If I use a character name change token, will my name change on my Candle of Love or will it stay the same?"

Wilki says, "It stays the same."
"Does casting Protection reduce your FC cap to 2?"

Yes and no - the Protection FC reduction is applied AFTER the cap takes effect. If your total FC is at the cap of 4 (for Ninjitsu, Bushido, Spellweaving, and, under certain circumstances, Chivalry,) then yes, it'll reduce it to 2. If you're at a cap of 2 (for Magery, Necromancy, and under other circumstances, Chivalry) casting Protection will reduce your FC to 0. (The above, of course, assumes that you have the gear to be at the cap in the first place - if not, Protection just reduces your current FC by 2.)
"Please let us trade in the Ophidian stuff too!"

This was on Stratics, but I'd hate for anyone to miss Draconi's reply:

"Okay, but not right this second, and not in the same manner. "
"Will Aegis of Grace still have two forms artistically in KR? "

From Grimm:

"The answer is: They should look the same in KR!"
"Will my rares still be rare in KR?"

The short answer is yes - any items that are rare now (for reasons of name or color) should still be rare in KR. Changing the client you view it with won't change its fundamental properties, any more than changing between the current 2D and 3D clients would. Now, all the items will look somewhat different because the art is different, but it shouldn't affect rarity or uniqueness.
"Does equipping a +success chance talisman change your rate of skill gain?"

For difficulty-based skills, including the crafting skills, it does - it can actually affect it either way. Your skill gain in these skills is dependent on your success chance for each action - you have a better chance of gaining if the action is neither too easy nor too hard. So anything that changes that chance of success, including talismans and +skill jewelry, will change the rate at which you gain skill.
3D Client Update:
The patch that discontinues the 3D client is holding steady for Wednesday the 25th. We'll post on the Herald and update the patcher if/when this changes, but at this moment, it looks like we're going to make that date.
Philadephia Town Hall Reminder!
The Philly Town Hall Meeting is tomorrow! We should have all the usual goodies - food, gossip, news, beta invites. UO Radio is planning to be there broadcasting live, for the folks too far away to make it. There's no reason not to RSVP now!
The Feedback Contest went so well that we're running it again this month! Send in your feedback here for a chance at a KR beta slot!

Forms submitted must be received before midnight, April 30 (CDT) in order to be eligible. Spam will be deleted, and while "I want a beta slot" is feedback, of a sort, it's not what we're looking for. Pick a topic and tell me how you feel about it - balance, crafting, PvP, whatever. Make a suggestion, a complaint, a rant - whatever is on your mind.
Fansite News:
Remember to tune in tomorrow from 3PM to 6PM EDT to UO Radio to get live coverage of the Town Hall meeting!
Will you abide by Sir Geoffrey's warnings or rush to unload your blackrock on the mysterious traders that have appeared in Haven? Decisions, decisions...

- Jeremy

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GameTap Reveals First Saturn Title alongside Wing CommanderMike "Darksheer" Shears - 04/13/07 09:27
*** GameTap Thursday Media Alert ***

As new titles continue to join GameTap’s catalog of more than 850 console, arcade and computer video games, this week’s GameTap Thursday alert touts the latest additions, including the critically acclaimed Wing Commander and Warlords Battlecry III, as well as the network’s first SEGA Saturn title.

Wing Commander™: Electronic Arts’ sci-fi strategy game enlists players in an outer space aerial war to defend Earth from the marauding Kilrathi race. Wing Commander was a revolutionary game when it was released, blazing trails in the realms of 3D gaming, cinematic storytelling and the popularization of sound cards and game soundtracks, so check out the game that started it all!
Warlords Battlecry III: This real time strategy game from Enlight Interactive Inc. further expands the Battlecry tradition of featuring persistent RPG-like fantasy heroes with its retinue of loyal followers fighting massive battles in the Warlords' world of Etheria. As a true sequel to Warlords Battlecry I & II - both of which are also available on GameTap - it features many familiar races and troop-types, while also adding new ones into the mix.

Bug!: Originally appearing on GameTap last week in the form of an “Easter Egg,” this SEGA action title ushers in GameTap’s latest console – the SEGA Saturn. Bug is a big movie star whose film set friends are kidnapped, so he’s off to save the day in a hopping-and-bopping platform-jumping adventure. With some of the greatest Saturn titles on the horizon, this is big news for fans of classic console gaming.

Doki Doki Penguin Land: GameTap unveils SEGA’s Doki Doki Penguin Land, its latest addition to its library of games for the rare SG-1000 Japanese-only 8-bit console. As a penguin in the harsh arctic wasteland, it's your job to outsmart the burly polar bears and roll your egg to the safety of your underground home.

ThinkTanks: GarageGames’ ThinkTanks is a fast-paced tank combat game where only the smartest tanks survive in a deadly arena. The backstory is that the Terranians have been harvesting human brains and popping them into armored vehicles, all to create a game show where these captive Think Tanks do battle for the amusement of wicked alien overlords. You're one of the Think Tanks, but you've escaped! Now it's up to you to free your fellow brains and destroy the enemy.

In addition to 850+ games, GameTap provides subscribers with unlimited access to more than 600 original TV shows and videos that cater to fans of the video game lifestyle.

GameTap Adds More Top-Rated Strategy FranchisesMike "Darksheer" Shears - 03/26/07 12:41

Since its launch more than a year ago, GameTap Thursday continues the tradition of adding top game titles each week to GameTap’s already massive on-demand catalogue of more than 800 console, arcade and computer video games. With so many classic game titles, as well as some of the best played franchise games of recent years, here are some recently added strategy gems you should know about:

Myth II™: Soulblighter: Two of the Myth series’ epic sword & sorcery sequels debut today on GameTap. Myth 2 was born from the creative minds at Bungie Studios, who brought the gaming world one the biggest franchises of all time - Halo. Mixing strategy with fantasy, this medieval masterpiece will win over gamers who like a good evening of dungeon crawling and undead skewering. When Soulblighter originally launched, GameSpot said “Myth 2 is about as good as a computer game can possibly be.”

“The recent release of Myth 2 on GameTap warmed many Bungie hearts,” said Harold Ryan, Studio Manager at Bungie Studios. “Now Myth 2 is going to be more accessible for contemporary gamers who will get to enjoy one of the most fun and addictive real time strategy games ever made, if we say so ourselves.”

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri™: Alpha Centauri reflects one of the greatest contributions to evolving the strategy genre. As you explore an alien planet, it is up to you to uncover its mysteries, build your empire, and conquer your enemies with the ultimate war machine. This title received a score of 98 from PC Gamer, their highest game score rating to date.

“Not only is Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri one of the most intricate and subtle game systems I’ve worked on, it was great fun creating the characters and populating the world,” said Brian Reynolds, CEO Big Huge Games and Alpha Centauri Lead Designer. “I’m thrilled that GameTap is making the game widely available again.”

X-Com: UFO Defense: Scoring a 94% on, this legendary turn-based game is one of the defining titles of the genre. Players lead a top-secret paramilitary group tasked with protecting Earth from hostile aliens, while relying on both combat and management simulation gameplay to save the day.

Players can visit the GameTap Vault to get access to even more top strategy games such as Myth III, Civilization III Gold Edition, Command & Conquer, Homeworld I and II, Heroes of Might and Magic I, II and III, and Empire Earth.

In addition to games, GameTap provides subscribers with unlimited access to more than 600 original TV shows and videos that cater to fans of the video game lifestyle.

To register for GameTap, visit [url][\url] where your first month of service is only 99¢.

GAMETAP LAUNCHES “MYST ONLINE: URU LIVE” FOR MAC;Mike "Darksheer" Shears - 03/20/07 09:56


Mac users can now join the critically acclaimed “Myst Online: Uru Live” as new content continues to flourish

ATLANTA – March 20, 2007 – GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), announced today the release of “Myst Online: Uru Live” for the Mac platform in tandem with its latest content additions. Using technology from TransGaming Inc., Mac users can now take part in the same massively multiplayer “Myst Online: Uru Live” experience as their PC counterparts, including all of the regularly added features, destinations, and missions.

“Myst Online: Uru Live has been the number one game on GameTap since its launch in February,” said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap’s vice president of content. “So we are thrilled this new audience can experience GameTap's original content.”

Mac users can experience the adventure and puzzle-solving elements and visually-stunning worlds of “Myst Online: Uru Live” via TransGaming Inc’s Cider portability engine which enables PC games to run on the Intel Mac OS. Additionally, new content and upgrades to “Myst Online: Uru Live” will be simultaneous and transparent to users on both Mac and PC platforms – an essential element in ensuring a fluid and harmonious experience between all players.

“Traditionally, Mac users have been very strong supporters of the legendary Myst franchise,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming, Inc. “We are very excited to be working with GameTap to bring this title back to that group of core fans.”

Recently fans were able to explore a new Age as part of GameTap’s commitment to providing players with a constant stream of never-before-seen content. In this latest Age, explorers visited one of the pods that the D'ni once used. The pod, set in a stunning jungle environment, appears to have primarily been used to safely observe the exotic wildlife in its natural habitat - a sort of "reverse zoo." However, it contains some features that aren't entirely understood yet, so it’s up to the players to unravel this latest mystery.

“We’re excited that as the Myst universe continues to expand online, so does the accessibility to our unique world,” said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds and creator of Myst Online. “Many of the original Myst fans were Mac users, so for GameTap to reopen the door to this audience really means a lot to Cyan on a personal level.”

PC and Mac players alike can explore yet another dynamic new area that launched last week, as the Myst Online universe and story continues to expand and evolve. Dereno is a beautiful, arctic environment that features another mysterious pod for players to explore.

Published by GameTap and developed by Cyan Worlds, “Myst Online: Uru Live” was created exclusively for GameTap and is available to GameTap subscribers in the United States and Canada and via download in select countries around the world. “Myst Online: Uru Live” is part of the GameTap Originals label.

To experience “Myst Online: Uru Live,” visit where you can play now for free
GAMETAP LAUNCHES “MYST ONLINE: URU LIVE”Mike "Darksheer" Shears - 02/15/07 04:05

Online installment of legendary Myst franchise melds mystery, exploration, and community in a world filled with new Ages and puzzles

ATLANTA – February 14, 2007 –GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), today announced that “Myst Online: Uru Live” will officially open its doors tomorrow on Thursday, February 15. Published by GameTap and developed by Cyan Worlds, “Myst Online: Uru Live” is the most recent addition to the GameTap Originals label. This latest installment of the best-selling Myst franchise introduces all-new Ages and puzzles while fusing the social concepts of a traditional massively multiplayer online game with mystery and problem-solving facets. Consumers can now visit to take advantage of a free trial offer and enjoy “Myst Online: Uru Live”.

“’Myst Online: Uru Live’ is the most ambitious Myst experience we’ve ever created,” says Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan Worlds and co-creator of Myst. “By developing an interactive, online world driven by intrigue and exploration instead of violence, massively multiplayer online gamers now have a choice unlike any of the other options.”

For the first time ever in the Myst universe, a player’s choices, actions, and experiences will help drive the ongoing storyline which expands and adapts on a continual basis. This new adventure-driven take on the massively multiplayer online game genre features the ongoing release of new content, including all-new Ages and puzzles. As players act and react to their surroundings and each other, a new Myst story will be told.

Keeping with tradition, “Myst Online: Uru Live” combines all of the classic adventure and puzzle-solving elements and visually-stunning worlds that made Myst the top-selling franchise of its time and among the most critically-acclaimed games of the 20th century.

“Myst Online: Uru Live” includes elements unique to the Myst franchise, including books used to teleport, exploration through wondrous, immersive new Ages; and mind-challenging puzzles to solve either as a group or alone. The title also includes all of the key social features like text and voice chat that make today’s massively multiplayer online games so popular.

“The evolving storyline of ‘Myst Online: Uru Live’ makes it an ideal addition to our GameTap Originals line-up of episodic games,” said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap’s vice president of content. “Also, thanks to our extensive catalog of more than 800 games, subscribers who might not have experienced the previous Myst titles are able to do so very easily and at no extra cost.”

“Myst Online: Uru Live” was created exclusively for GameTap and is available to GameTap subscribers in the United States and Canada. It will also be available via direct download to consumers and in select countries around the world. Expanding beyond computer borders as well, “Myst Online: Uru Live” will be available for Mac users later this spring. To sign up for the Mac beta program or to view the list of international countries Myst Online is currently available in, please visit

To register for GameTap and experience “Myst Online: Uru Live”, visit where you can sign up for just 99 cents for the first month.

About Cyan Worlds, Inc
Cyan Worlds, Inc., located in Spokane, WA, is best know for Myst and Riven, which received numerous awards, critical acclaim and broad popularity, Cyan has been designing and building immersive interactive worlds since 1987. They currently employ over 40 designers, programmers and artists.
About GameTap

GameTap is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched by Turner Broadcasting in 2005, it now delivers more than 800 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games on demand, including original and exclusive episodic properties. In addition to games for every age and interest, GameTap offers more than 600 original entertainment programs, popular video streams and thriving virtual communities to broadband-connected PCs. Continually updated with new games, programs and features, GameTap is a downloadable application that supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals.
UOGuide January Content HighlightsMichael "Silverfoot" Kane - 02/01/07 01:20
The first month of 2007 has been a quite busy over at UOGuide. One major happening includes the collaboration with Inuwiki current events section on UOGuide. This will help both sites grow together and let users find information all in one place. There have also been several major pages/sections added to the site.

Cooperative Collections - At 95% completion, details all donations and rewards are available for the Britain Library, Moonglow Zoo, and Vesper Museum collections.

Animals - Statistics on Britannia's wildlife

Book of Truth - A complete guide to this new event item, including quests and how to aquire them

Covetous - Maps, screenshots, and details on one of UO's first dungeons.

Kingdom Reborn -
Details about UO's next client, with plenty of screenshots and links to video
Stygian Abyss - Not much is known about the next full fledged expansion, but what is can be found here

As always, UOGuide can use your support either through telling people about the site or contributing content. Adding your own knowledge to UOGuide is quick and easy, for more information you can check out
We hope you will. -- JC the Builder

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More gametap holiday newsMike "Darksheer" Shears - 12/22/06 12:37
Today, GameTap brings to life the underground empire of D’ni and officially sets the story of “Myst Online: Uru Live” in motion. To celebrate the rebirth of this great empire, current GameTap subscribers now have exclusive access to the final stage of the beta and can enjoy a sneak peek while becoming a key part of the “Myst Online: Uru Live” story before the final game launch. Unlike most other massively multiplayer games, characters created during this exclusive beta preview will live on once “Myst Online: Uru Live” is launched in early 2007.

Changes are occurring within the great cavern. You are invited to discover who is responsible for the new beginnings and what changes are planned for the future. Join the rebirth, cross paths with the visionaries, and get in on the ground floor because new Ages and unexpected happenings are just around the corner. Explore and help forge an entirely new Myst story: Yours.

Additionally, new content has been added to the recently launched [url][\url] website. Among the latest offerings is a brand-new video trailer for “Myst Online: Uru Live.” This trailer provides a brief glimpse into the complex and expansive universe of the latest incarnation of the legendary Myst series that is being published and co-developed by GameTap. The website also features a list of co-creator Rand Miller’s Top 10 favorite GameTap titles and a Making Of feature that takes fans of the series behind the scenes for a closer look.

Launched by Turner Broadcasting in 2005, GameTap currently delivers more than 750 of the greatest console, computer and arcade games on demand, including original and exclusive episodic properties. In addition, GameTap offers more than 600 original entertainment programs, popular video streams and thriving virtual communities to broadband-connected PCs. For more information, visit [[url][\url]
GameTap Holiday LaunchesMike "Darksheer" Shears - 12/22/06 12:34
Episode 2 of the New Sam & Max Series Debuts, Myst Online: Uru Live Launches an all-new Living Story in its Final Beta Phase, and 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures Makes its World Premiere

ATLANTA – December 20, 2006 – Just in time for the holidays, GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), today released three brand new games available only to subscribers of the network. The highly-anticipated offerings include the premiere of “Sam & Max Episode 2 - Situation Comedy,” the worldwide exclusive launch of Sierra Online’s “3D Ultra™ Minigolf Adventures,” and a first look at the final phase of the “Myst Online: Uru Live” beta, which allows subscribers to experience the game’s all-new living storyline. Sign up today - or give the gift of GameTap to your favorite gamer - and you’ll get the first month of service for only 99¢.

“While gamers struggle to find expensive new consoles, GameTap offers top-flight new titles for the platform they already own: the broadband-connected PC,” said David Reid, GameTap’s VP of Marketing. “And with three hot new exclusive games to play over the holidays, GameTap’s 99¢ offer becomes an exciting invitation to the network that gamers can’t afford to refuse.”

The Games:
* With today’s premiere of “Sam & Max Episode 2 – Situation: Comedy,” GameTap subscribers are once again the first to experience the new adventures of Sam & Max. Just weeks after the first episode, “Culture Shock,” was listed as one of the 10 best games of 2006 by the New York Times, the hilarious pair picks things up right where they left off in this new installment. GameTap currently features the first two episodes of Season 1. Additionally, new episodes of the 1997 Sam & Max hit cartoon series and all-new Sam & Max machinima shorts are released on a weekly basis on GameTap TV.

* “3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures” is joining GameTap’s first-run lineup for an exclusive premiere. Players will tee off and putt their way through 36 fun-filled holes of minigolf on 3-D designed courses with elevated greens, bunkers, bridges and water hazards, and other crazy obstacles. They can also choose from four stylish animated characters and an array of different environments that include the Classic Carnival, Old Western Ghost Town, and Outer Space.

* For years, fans have been waiting to play Uru Live as it was originally envisioned, and now that wait is finally over. Subscribers can log into GameTap for exclusive access to the final phase of the “Myst Online: Uru Live” beta test. This massively multiplayer online game redefines the genre with its constantly evolving, player-driven plotlines and its exploration and puzzle-based gameplay.

“The GameTap Original label is moving fast and becoming an established place to showcase independent and episodic games,” said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap’s VP of Content. “We’re bringing new content to the table that gamers can’t get anywhere else, and we’re doing so at prices unparalleled in the industry right now.”

In addition to this first-class array of exclusive and original content, GameTap gives subscribers unlimited access to more than 750 games at any time, along with over 600 original TV shows and videos that cater to fans of the video game lifestyle. To take advantage of the special holiday offer, visit [url][\url], where you’ll pay just 99¢ for your first month of access to the greatest library of games on-demand. It’s the perfect time to sign up or buy a gift card for a friend.

***GameTap Media Alert***Mike "Darksheer" Shears - 12/05/06 11:43

GameTap Announces 20th Century Warfare Week Featuring a Platoon of Air, Sea and Land Military Games

Turner Broadcast’s GameTap advances onto the battle field with the introduction of thirteen combat games to its catalog of more than 750 titles. Among the array of popular titles being announced is the stellar “Soldiers: Heroes of War II.” According to, this title exceeded an 80% rating by the majority of leading video game publications who reviewed it.

This week’s full list of featured action titles includes:

Air Raid (PC): An addictive WWII game that puts you in the middle of the action, defending your battleship from Japanese kamikazes and German fighters. This first person shooter orders you to man a Borfor anti-aircraft deck gun through 99 fictitious missions.

G.I. combat: Episode 1, Battle of Normandy (PC): Join the allied forces as they uproot the German stronghold to capture Normandy. G.I. Combat makes you the company commander in one of the deadliest battles of the war.

Pearl Harbor 2 (PC): This war simulation game puts the day of infamy into your hands. Called to fend off the Japanese, you’ll be shooting down planes and taking names from a U.S. Navy gun turret.

Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath (PC): Built around a post apocalyptic, 1962 setting, this real-time strategy game offers a glimpse into an alternate reality, one that you need to command your forces out of.

Soldiersâ„¢: Heroes of World War II (PC): Join the American fighting campaign in this squad-level real-time strategy game that puts the enemy in your sights. Navigate through 30 levels to decide the outcome of the war and your fate.

P.O.W. Prisoners of Warâ„¢ (PC): With brutal action and fast gameplay, this shooter drops you behind enemy lines, forcing you to escape using only what you can wrestle from the enemy.

Why get in harms way and risk your own life, when you can command a unit on GameTap and save the world? With GameTap, subscribers have unlimited access to these games and more than 750 others all for one price, which also includes over 600 original TV shows and videos that cater to fans of the video game lifestyle. To register for GameTap, visit where you can sign up for as little as $6.95 per month, and get your first month for just 99 cents.

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