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MMORPG.com Newsletter
Issue 244, August 2, 2010
In the news
ArenaNet unveiled details on character progression in Guild Wars 2 this week.

Read more here.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic planet roster grew by one this week with the announcement of Nar Shaddaa.

Read more here.
Phase II of the major update "Sandstorm" was deployed to live servers this week.

Read more here.
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NOX Audio Specialist Review
In this week's hardware review, MMORPG.com correspondent Carolyn Koh takes on the NOX Audio Specialist headset. As the 'new kid on the block', NOX has a lot to prove. Does the Audio Specialist headset make the cut? Find out in Carolyn Koh's comprehensive report.

Color me impressed. Add another zero to the MSRP of $79.99 and we'll talk about high resolution detail, fidelity, audiophile quality and goosebumps from listening to music. As a budget headset, an entry-level product, indeed the inaugural product by NOX Audio, the Specialist is truly impressive. NOX currently has a 30-day no questions asked return policy. I highly recommend anyone in the market for a budget gaming head-set give this one a trial.



You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
SW:TOR: Quests & Companions
MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh had the opportunity to attend last week's Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. As part of her schedule, Carolyn sat in on the Star Wars: The Old Republic panel. After the heralded announcement about space combat, the panel spent time discussing the story in The Old Republic with new information about quests and companions.

James was careful to let us know though, that darkside / lightside points will only be accumulated based on your personal choices. Which is to say, if your group leader decides to kill the Captain although you've argued against it in the dialogue, instead of getting darkside points for killing him, you get instead, lightside points for arguing against it. "The puppy is still dead," said James to much laughter. "But you don't take the fall for it."



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This week's Game of the Week is Bioware's upcoming MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and why not? After all, the upcoming Star Wars MMO (the second, historically), is one of the most talked about upcoming games not only within the MMO genre, but in all of gaming.

With Bioware's reputation as a first class developer of single player RPGs, many video gamers find themselves wondering how the company will handle the challenge presented in the realm of multiplayer games.

With more and more information being leaked out about this game all the time, the opinions are coming in from all sides with players weighing in. Some would like to see the game more closely resemble the sandbox style of the original Star Wars Galaxies while others are looking forward to a near perfect continuation of Bioware's success with their previous Knights of the Old Republic title.

As information leans us more toward the latter than the former, it will be interesting to see what players think as this game comes closer and closer to launch.


Learn more about The Old Republic here, or check out our game list here.

The Week that Was
Monday, July 26
FFXI: Visions of Abyssea Media Tour

Tuesday, July 27
Guild Wars 2: Jeff Grubb Interview

Wednesday, July 28
DC Universe Online: Panel & Demo

Thursday, July 29
Vindictus: Boulder Throwing at it's Best

Friday, July 30
TERA: Hands-On Preview
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We're very excited about it and we think you should be too, so if you've got a few extra minutes head on over to www.gameonmac.com

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