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.Issue 407, September 28, 2013
Top News of the Week:
SOE recently announced that EverQuest Next's various classes will not be race-restricted.

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Destiny design director and longtime Bungie employee Joseph Staten has abruptly left the company.

Read more here.
Square Enix has released a trio of videos showing off upcoming housing, PvP, and dungeon content for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Read more here.
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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: Review
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a game living its second life, a rarity in an ever-increasingly crowded market. It's rare to get another chance at magic. In our latest review, we take a look at FFXIV: ARR to see how this iteration pans out.

I am willing to admit I was wrong. I did not think that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn would be as successful as it has become. Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida was not the only one to undergauge fan interest in Square Enix's reimagined title. I assumed that most of the original XIV players would check the game out (it was free for them afterall) but all of the unique new users is staggering. The reason why the game has been so successful though at this point really is not a secret. The game is great. It also helps that every other big name MMO due out in the second half of 2013 pushed into 2014.



You can read the full review here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
WildStar: Carbine's Combat Makes You Act and React
The WildStar team is ready to reveal new information about the game. One of the most important topics to most players is how combat will play out. The team has put together a new DevSpeak video to discuss combat and we have an analysis of what is revealed.

WildStar is one of those upcoming MMOs slowly pulling back the layers (like an onion, right?) on their design and overall goals as the game marches ever nearer to its 2014 release. With the release of today's latest DevSpeak, developer Carbine Studios gives us even more information on the game's most essential component: combat. We've talked about movement, about telegraphs, and we have a pretty good feel for the basics. But how about how you'll actually pull off a class' abilities? WildStar's action won't be just pressing a hotbar and watching your character's animations. Instead, the team has opted for a much more active interface that involves several different types of abilities, each requiring different degrees of interaction and input from the player. Watch the Abilities DevSpeak video below, and read up on how you'll be playing WildStar more actively than most other MMOs



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Game of the Week
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is Square Enix's latest online installment in the legendary Final Fantasy series. Players enter the land of Hydaelyn to adventure in the regions of Eorzea, and can switch between four distinct classes and 18 sub-specializations by equipping different weapons.

The PC game was originally released in September of 2010, but was brought back into development for a full overhaul and relaunched alongside the PS3 version in 2013.


Learn more about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, September 23
WoW Factor: Thoughtts on Patch 5.4

Tuesday, September 24
MMORPG.comic: Racial Trait

Wednesday, September 25
Independency: Prognostication

Thursday, September 26
Genese Davis: Day One (A Launch Tale)

Friday, September 27
Bill Murphy: Why GTA 5 is Better Than Most MMOs
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