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The year 2008

The End of Counter Strike, 19 January 2008


The activity in this game dropped dramatically in the past months, mainly due to the delay of the release of CS Pro Mod.
After SEVEN years of gameplay, ClanBase, cups, mixes, PCW's and LAN-parties, the leaders and players decided together to stop playing this game. We take the opportunity to give a big thank you to some of the players for all their efforts put into this game-section:

Neutjes, Jochebed, Bigbr0thr, Sjappie, Icezor and Lordgeo


None of the current players will join another game in our clan and to those we'll say goodbye, till we meet again. Most of them were a member for many years and very didicated to the CS-teams. We will remember their contributions

        (nickname, joindate, function):
  • LL (June 18, 2004, 15 months Coleader)
  • Bunzing (March 21, 2004)
  • OpDVlaM (April 13, 2003)
  • Robske (Nov 6, 2002)
  • Tjaap (June 28, 2005
  • krn (Sep 2, 2007)
  • ijscoman (Aug 2, 2002, 50 (!!) months coleader)
The team joined up for a last time having a drink, exchancing all the good memories.

Till we meet again.



Command & Conquer, Kane's Wrath, 12 April 2008


In the name of Kane! The Command & Conquer™ series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer™ 3: Kane’s Wrath. As the expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars™, this Real-time Strategy (RTS) game returns to the Tiberium Universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign spanning 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. This story will be told through a new set of high-definition, live action video sequences starring a celebrity cast including Joe Kucan, playing the megalomaniac leader of the Brotherhood of Nod, alongside new talent Natasha Henstridge and Carl Lumbly. With your help, Commander, the Dark Messiah may rise again!.



Key Features
  • Unprecedented Multi-decade Campaign
    Kane returns as the centerpiece of an epic new single-player campaign. Experience a new story that spans 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond.

  • Take Command of a Whole New Army
    With the introduction of new units, structures, and abilities to each of the three factions, the Tiberium Wars will never be the same.

  • Specialized Sub-factions
    Play to your strengths with six unique sub-factions, each equipped with their own exclusive units, powers, and upgrades. Utilize the sub-faction of your choice to fully take advantage and compliment your play style. Devastate the battlefield with the immense firepower of all-new customizable Epic-units.

  • Live-Action Videos
    Witness the rise of the Brotherhood first hand through intense live action video sequences starring Joe Kucan, Natasha Hendstridge, and Carl Lumbly.

  • Global Conquest Mode
    Fight the Third Tiberium War your way. Position your forces on a strategic level and then wage conflict in the fast, fluid, furious, tactical gameplay that Command & Conquer pioneered. Map out your strategies on the planetary level and wage all-out war on the ground.




Age of Conan, 23 May 2008


Een nieuwe veelbelovende game waar iedereen met spanning naar uit keek. Velen schaften AoC aan en waren enthousiast over de mogelijkheden om je eigen character te kunnen modeleren. De quests en interactie in Tortage (het eiland en vervolgens de stad waar iedereen begint) waren goed doordacht en prima uitgewerkt. NPC's reageerden zowel met spraak als tekstballonen, waardoor alles goed te volgen was.
Hoe dramatisch was het verschil als je alle quests in Tortage had uitgespeeld en je omstreeks level 20 naar je thuisland kon reizen:
  • het overgrote van de wereld is niet bereisbaar (afgesloten met hekken)
  • beperkte questlijnen
  • belangrijke quest-items die een zeer langdurige respawn hebben, waardoor velen in verwarring werden gebracht
  • NPC's die alleen nog geluidjes laten horen, maar niet meer praten
  • weinig content, veel grindwerk
  • professions die theoretisch misschien leuk uitgewerkt zijn, maar in de praktijk alleen voor grote irritatie zorgen
    • extreem lage droprate van craft-onderdelen
    • tot voor kort kon een professie niet ongedaan gemaakt worden
    • groot verschil in kostprijzen van aanmaak items
    • etc., etc.
  • de game is vooral georienteerd op PvP en heeft weinig te bieden voor PvE'ers
  • op de hogere levels (boven de 60) is vooralsnog weinig te beleven




Lan Party #8, 1 November 2008


This year 43 members (male and female) attended our yearly lan-party, some of them for the eighth time ! Thanks to Icualways' sponsoring there were more snacks and more drinks to enjoy for free.
Not to forget, today we were also celebrating our NINTH ANNIVERSARY.

This year the majority of the attendees played WOW, the others still "refused" to play something else than FPS-games. But Lo And Behold ! several of the FPS-players amazed by the beautiful graphics in WOW and the very large world the game covers, indicated to purchase a copy of WOW too (yes, they kept word and joined the guild).
As usual all the computers were occupied very soon and some of them even tried the music stations, Xboxes and WII's. Later that day we had tournaments played in UT2003 (won by Sn33k who got a nice new game, donated by the Party Committee) and a hilarious WoW-contest (won by ...., who earned a very large sum of WoW-gold, donated by Skullcrushah).
Hertog Jan, an excellent beer-brand, coffee, soft-drinks and all kinds of food (yes, SUPER hamburgers you've never seen before) were deliverd by the catering service all day long, you sometimes wonder where they stuffed it .... Anyway, a wonderful day, that passed by too fast :P

Preparations have already started for the Next Year's party, when we hope to celebrate the fact that our gaming community was founded TEN years ago .....



Command & Conquer, Red Alert/3, 3 November 2008


After years of conflict, the Allies are finally on the brink of victory. Cowering behind the walls of the Kremlin, the Soviets decide to turn to one last act of desperation - the use of an experimental time travel device. The mission: to go back in time to eliminate Albert Einstein before he creates the technologies that will lead the Allies to ultimate victory. After a successful mission, the Soviets return to the present, discovering the Allied position has weakened. But before they can truly celebrate, they find out their actions have spawned a new threat and global superpower, the mysterious, technologically advanced, Empire of the Rising Sun. Welcome to World War III.

In Red Alert 3, all three factions will have their own hand-crafted story-driven campaigns, with co-operative missions designed solely around coordinating attacks and developing strategies with an ally. Hook up with a friend online to go through the entire experience or choose from a group of AI commanders, each with their own distinct playstyle and personality. While most RTS games keep naval gameplay at the periphery, Red Alert 3 is not shying away from the high seas. The oceans now hold essential resources, and with many units and structures capable of becoming amphibious, players who turn their backs to the oceans will find conquering the world a daunting task.



Key Features
  • The Return of Red Alert!
    After seven years, the most popular series in EA's 25-million unit-plus selling Command & Conquer franchise has returned with a vengeance. Red Alert 3 brings back everything fans loved about the series, the humor, the popcorn style story and the franchise?s fast, action-oriented gameplay, while breaking new ground for the genre, with an entirely co-operative, story-driven campaign campaign mode and an increased emphasis on naval gameplay.

  • Co-Op Done Right
    Every mission is designed from the ground-up with co-operative gameplay in mind. Join forces and strategize with friends online or join forces with nine AI commanders, three for each faction, all of whom have their own unique personality and style of play that might come in handy depending on the situation.

  • Command the Seas, Conquer the World
    Experience Gameplay as for the first time in the series, waging war on the water will be every bit as important as dominating by land and air. Gain strategic advantages by controlling resources in the seas and mounting three-pronged attacks from all directions.

  • A New Threat from the East
    The Empire of the Rising Sun is a technological terror, with unit designs influenced by a mixture of science-fiction, martial arts and robot culture. The Empire?s futuristic units can transform into alternate forms, and they specialize in naval warfare.

  • Star-Studded Storytelling
    Command & Conquer's trademark live-action videos return in HD, with over 60 minutes of footage featuring the largest cast in the history of the Command & Conquer franchise.

  • CommandStick 2.0
    Improving on the CommandStick interface first pioneered in Command & Conquer 3 Kane's Wrath, 360 owners will get an unparalleled console RTS experience, with controls that continue to bridge the gap between the PC and 360 and a game designed to meet the needs of the console gamer.




World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King, 13 November 2008


In the cold, harsh northlands...

The Lich King Arthas has set in motion events that could lead to the extinction of all life on Azeroth. With the armies of the undead and the necromantic power of the plague threatening to sweep across the land, only the mightiest heroes can oppose the Lich King's will and end his reign of terror for all time.

Blizzard Entertainment's latest expansion to World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King – adds a host of epic content to the existing game world. Players will achieve soaring levels of power, explore a vast new continent, and battle other high-level heroes to determine the fate of Azeroth. As you pit yourself against the dangers of the north, prepare to:

Features
  • Master the necromantic powers of the Death Knight - World of Warcraft's first Hero class.
  • Quest to level 80, gaining potent new abilities and talents along the way.
  • Learn the craft of spell augmentation with the new Inscription profession.
  • Brave the harsh new continent of Northrend, the icy domain of the Lich King.
  • Engage in epic siege warfare, deploying mighty siege engines to lay waste to destructible buildings in your path.
  • Transform your hero's look with new character-customization options, including new hairstyles and dances.
  • Explore perilous new dungeons filled with some of the deadliest creatures -- and greatest treasures -- on Azeroth.
  • And much, much more...






       




Click the image above to view the Wrath of the Lich King Cinematic Trailer




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