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.Issue 420, December 28, 2013
Top News of the Week:
Perfect World Entertainment recently released Neverwinter's final State of the Game letter for 2013.

Read more here.
The Repopulation team released new information on the game's Stream Greenlight campaign and even set a beta date. Hit the link for details!

Read more here.
The latest 'Ask Us Anything' for Elder Scrolls Online focuses on PvP.

Read more here.
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World of Warplanes: Review
World of WarPlanes is Wargaming's latest entry into the aerial combat genre. We've taken to the skies to check out WoWP and offer our official review.

The idea behind World of Warplanes is easy to fall in love with. Who doesn't relish the idea of high skies dogfighting with a heady selection of World War II planes? Add to that an extensive set of realistic upgrades, crew members that can be trained and improved, and the ability to form a squadron of your real life friends, and you have a recipe which should spell success. Unfortunately for World of Warplanes, Wargaming.net has proven that a good game is much easier dreamed up than delivered upon.



You can read the full review here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
Social Hub: Holidays & Events - A Welcome Way to Close the Year
As the end of 2013 rolls around, MMOs crack out winter / holiday events for players. In our newest Social Hub, we take a look at why we believe those events and celebrations are important for the community.

The holiday season has gotten me thinking about events. While holiday season in MMOs is in full swing, there are other types and some of the roles they play are important. That includes the types of events and some of the things it takes to make them effective and fun. Do today's games have to do something different or is it enough to freshen events from year to year? Events can be a good way to help player communities gather around a central occasion, but there are some potential downsides too.



Check out the column here.

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Game of the Week
Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to ArenaNet's flagship title, Guild Wars. GW2 aims to fix a lot of what's "wrong" in the MMO world. With reworked combat mechanics, a focus on Dynamic Events, voiced quest dialog, several new professions, fan-favorite races, and the massive open world of Tyria, Guild Wars 2 is far more epic in scope than the original... while still retaining the F2P business model.

The reliance on a holy trinity of class-roles is gone too, with every profession in GW2 being able to take on several roles, including that of a healer. On top of it all, there are also several unique forms of PvP for the competitive gamer: from match-made contests that any gamer will be familiar with to massive World vs. World vs. World wars that pitch entire servers against one another. ArenaNet hopes there is something for everyone in Guild Wars 2.


Learn more about Guild Wars 2 here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, December 23
Guild Wars 2: WvW Rewards

Tuesday, December 24
Matt Miller: My Year in Review

Wednesday, December 25
Mark Kern: My Own Kobayashi Maru

Thursday, December 26
WildStar: 'Tis the Season

Friday, December 27
Trove: So Update. Much Fastness.
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