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.Issue 387, May 11, 2013
Top News of the Week:
World of Warcraft's subscriber numbers continue to plunge, this time falling down to the eight million mark.

Read more here.
Subscriber numbers for Star Wars: The Old Republic were announced to be holding just under the half-million mark, with earnings up since the F2P switchover.

Read more here.
Disney and EA have inked a multi-year deal to grant EA exclusive rights to Star Wars titles across a variety of platforms.

Read more here.
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Age of Wushu: Review
Age of Wushu made a big splash on the MMO scene not too long ago. We have been faithfully playing AoW and reporting on it. Now ready to offer our official review, we hope you'll stop by the comments after reading to let us know what you think of the game.

I started this game confused and, in many ways, I still am. As was mentioned in my review in progress, I was lucky enough to have a walkthrough/question-and-answer session with some of the folks at Snail Games. And while their assistance certainly cleared up some of my questions, it wasn't enough to make the game the fluid experience it should be, and I'm ending my tenure in the game exactly as I began it: Lacking Understanding.

You can read the full review here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
Michael Bitton: The EA-Disney Deal
We're offering our thoughts on why EA's deal with Disney to be the exclusive developer of Star Wars games may not be all that bad. Hear us out and share your thoughts in the comments!

Instead of licensing individual titles to different developers, much as LucasArts did in the past, we recently learned that Disney has opted to work an exclusive multi-year deal with Electronic Arts to develop Star Wars titles for "core audiences" across a variety of platforms. As one might imagine, this wasn't received well by the vast gaming populace. After all, EA has the prestigious honor of 'winning' Consumerist's "Worst Company in America" two years running now. I could spend a couple of paragraphs discussing EA's myriad bungles from recent history or even the less-fun "just ship it" days, but why bother? You all know the story already.

Check out the column here.

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Game of the Week
WildStar is an upcoming sci-fi MMORPG with a stylized cartoon-ish look currently in development by NCSoft's Southen California-based Carbine Studios. Play will be set on the newly discovered planet of Nexus, once home to the technologically advanced race called the Eldan. Long ago, they mysteriously vanished.

Now that the planet has been rediscovered, Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists, and Settlers are coming here from across the galaxy in search of adventure, fortune, and possibly the dark secrets of the Eldan. Stay tuned for more information!

Learn more about WildStar here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, May 6
Marvel Heroes: Delving Into Open Beta

Tuesday, May 7
Dragon's Prophet: Runewaker's Onto Something

Wednesday, May 8
World of Darkness: What the Future Holds

Thursday, May 9
Neverwinter: Beta Diary #2

Friday, May 10
The Tourist: Revisiting Vanguard
Did You Know? has its very own Twitch.TV channel where we regularly stream all sorts of MMO goodness -- including live interviews (and demos) with game developers.

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