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.Issue 312, November 28, 2011
Top News of the Week:
Want to plan out your new talents ahead of the release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria? Well, then you'll want out to check out the new talent calculator just released by Blizzard!

Read more here.
Activision-Blizzard stock was recently downgraded from "buy" to "neutral" status in light of World of Warcraft's recent subscription number losses.

Read more here.
Can't get enough of the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta? Plan your character out using the new talent calculator over at the just launched!

Read more here.
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Black Prophecy: Review
With next month's Star Wars: The Old Republic release, fans of sci-fi are feeling optimistic. But's Alex Frieden argues in our latest review that there is already a decent sci-fi MMO on the market in the form of Black Prophecy.

With the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic not more than a month away, we look to the subset of MMORPGs that are sci-fi. Most of us have seen the "mini-game" that SWTOR is passing off as space combat. However, they can take some serious pointers from Reakktor's Black Prophecy. While the game is in no way perfect, it leads to a strong model of how we should be thinking of space combat specifically in MMORPGs.

You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
The Secret World: First Ever Preview
During a recent press event at Funcom's Montreal studio, Associate Editor Suzie Ford had the opportunity for a day-long hands-on experience with The Secret World. Calling it "a thinking player's game", Suzie has a lot to say about why she thinks that in her comprehensive first look at The Secret World.

Funcom's The Secret World has been one of the best kept game mysteries for the past couple of years. The team has chosen when and where information will be disseminated and how much will be released when it is discussed. However, as the game nears its April 2012 release date, the team is ready to start letting the rest of us in on what is arguably one of the most keenly anticipated titles coming next year. With that objective in mind, members of the worldwide gaming press were invited to visit Funcom's Montreal studio where the bulk of the work on The Secret World is being carried out.

Check out the preview here.

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Game of the Week
This week's Game of the Week is DC Universe Online, the super-powered MMO based on the iconic DC Comics IP. Developed by Sony Online Entertaiment for the PC and PlayStation 3 home console, DC Universe Online allows players to create their own heroes or villains and take to the streets of Metropolis and Gotham City to do good or evil.

In the game, players choose from a number of iconic heroes or villains to serve as their mentor as they work their way up in the world, undertaking action-packed missions that often culminate in stylized motion-comic cinematics and engaging boss fights against some of the DC Universe's most notable characters.

Earlier this year, SOE released their first DLC updated focused on Green Lantern content, including a new Light powerset. More recently, SOE re-launched DC Universe Online as a hybrid free-to-play MMO with a subscription option.

Learn more about DC Universe Online here, or check out our game list here.

This Week
Monday, November 21
The List: Five Things We Love About SWTOR

Tuesday, November 22
RIFT: Ember Isle Impressions

Wednesday, November 23
GameFace: Sith Empire Preview Video

Thursday, November 24
Bill Murphy: You Have My Thanks

Friday, November 25
Developer Perspectives: The Agility of a Startup
Did You Know?
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