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.Issue 314, December 12, 2011
Top News of the Week:
Blizzard is offering some excellent deals on all things World of Warcraft. Be sure you take advantage of the deals soon, however, as the offer only runs until December 19.

Read more here.
BioWare announced that pre-loads for Star Wars: The Old Republic have now begun, and that Early Access would kick off on December 13, two days earlier than expected.

Read more here.
Funcom has unveiled a new trailer for The Secret World, this time showing off a scorched desert location in the game.

Read more here.
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Order & Chaos Online: Review
Order & Chaos is a new game on iTunes and we've taken a good hard look at it to give our readers a review.

Owning an iPad is like being part of a special club. We, the special few, poke and prod at our Apple-laden laps, grinning with a the kind of smugness only an "i" product may achieve. We raise our eyebrows at passersby, uttering a wordless "look at what I have" whilst also sharing a sacred bond between other "Padders". Not a day goes by when I don't end a conversation by covertly mentioning my little white device, nor will I scarcely give up the chance to say "well, on my iPad the other day..." it just seems so right, so good, and such an achievement. I have an iPad - and therefore I am better than you. Doesn't it feel nice? Owning one of the world's most pointless pieces of technology isn't easy however. And with an App Store that continues to threaten the health of my bank balance, one title has managed to capture my eye and send my fingers into prolonged swiping sessions: Order & Chaos is an exclusive MMO designed for your executive piece of hardware, and by damn, if they haven't just made the iPad that little more smug.



You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Pre-Launch Interview with Dallas Dickinson
MMORPG.com recently got a chance to sit down with Dallas Dickinson, Director of Production on Star Wars: The Old Republic to discuss Game Testing, Early Access, and what lies ahead for Star Wars: The Old Republic post-launch.

In terms of features, one of the areas I know people have asked for more features is in our support of guilds. I can't tell you specifically the extra guild features we're going to be rolling out, but that's another place that, again, it's entirely based on, we also want these features, but getting the feedback from the players and saying, "Hey. You guys have been giving great feedback on the game that is there, and we're trying to make sure that's the best it can be, but what are the top five things you as users would really like to see in the first three months, six months, nine months of the game that makes you feel that this is a game that understands you as a user and supports you as a long term player of the game?"



Check out the interview here.

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Game of the Week
Wizard101 places you into the role of a student at a school for student wizards in this MMORPG. Players create a character and then enter one of seven magical schools. After learning the ropes and some new skills, players plunge into the magical, sometimes humorous storyline.

The story quests follow the player's journey to stop the evil wizard Malistaire Drake and foil his various schemes. There are magic classes, wizard duels and more for each player to discover. Obvious Harry Potter influences aside, the game distinguishes itself with many roleplaying opportunities, quests, an abundance of skills to master, as well as a collectible card battle system.

Wizard101 is suitable for players of all ages. The game is accessible through two unique means - subscription and a la carte. A monthly subscription will open up all areas and features, but another option is to buy "crowns" from the item shop and use them to unlock one or two areas at a time (for around $1-3). These areas will stay open permanently after purchase.

Learn more about Wizard101 here, or check out our game list here.

This Week
Monday, December 5
The List: Top 5 MMO Holiday Gifts

Tuesday, December 6
Free Zone: F2P and the 2011 MMOG Market

Wednesday, December 7
No Elves Allowed: The No Elves Manifesto

Thursday, December 8
GameFace: Top 10 Reasons to Play SWTOR Part Two

Friday, December 9
WildStar: Reinvigorating Community Events
Did You Know?
We're proud to announce the launch of Unboundgamer.com, a new site for all your mobile gaming news, reviews. and more! In addition to all your content needs, Unboundgamer.com features a number of community tools such as status updates, full-fledged profiles, blogs, member galleries, and even a snazzy forum, so be sure to check it out!
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