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.Issue 354, September 24, 2012
Top News of the Week:
Aventurine Studios has announced Darkfall: Unholy Wars, a full-blown sequel to the PvP-centric MMO, Darkfall.

Read more here.
PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby took to the official PS2 forums to discuss SOE's planned membership model for the game and why no one should consider it 'Pay to Win'.

Read more here.
BioWare founders Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have announced their retirement from the company and the gaming industry as a whole.

Read more here.
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Digimon Masters Online: Review
Digimon Masters Online is a game that is purposely designed to bring back fond childhood memories in older gamers, yet simultaneously appeal to younger gamers. We've checked out Digimon Masters Online and have our full review for your reading pleasure.

Digimon Masters Online takes place in the world of the anime Digimon Savers (known as Digimon Data Squad in North America). Players take on the role of one of four premade Digimon tamers and together with their chosen Digimon are tasked with protecting both the real world as well as the digital world by the government agency DATS. For those unfamiliar with the Digimon franchise, Digimon are small animal-like creatures made of data, which live in a digital world connected to the real world. Digimon usually have combat skills and evolve into more powerful forms as they gain in strength.



You can read the full review here.

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Michael Bitton: A BioWare Without 'The Doctors'
Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk founded BioWare in 1995, but we've recently learned that the studio will have to go on without them. Today, we're discussing the doctors' departure and what it could mean for BioWare going forward.

Before we get into that, let's take a trip down memory lane. BioWare was founded during a decline in the popularity of western RPGs. In fact, it was at this time that Japanese RPGs were really coming to the forefront. Heck, I was nearly oblivious to the western RPG at the time and found myself fully absorbed into the JRPG revolution. The western RPG was set for resurgence in the late 90's, however, and BioWare's contribution to said resurgence with their first RPG, Baldur's Gate, was nothing short of monumental. Baldur's Gate set the standard for other AD&D based RPGs to follow, such as Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. And for me, personally? It was where the PC RPG started altogether.



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Game of the Week
Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play online action RPG from Secret Identity Studios and Gazillion Entertainment with significant MMORPG elements. Players will be able to play as Marvel superheroes and engage in Diablo-style gameplay while adventuring with other players in an MMO world.

The game features action RPG gameplay, tons of playable Marvel characters, loot-driven itemization, character advancement, group content, and a deep storyline.


Learn more about Marvel Heroes here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, September 17
Hawken: MechWarrior on Bath Salts

Tuesday, September 18
MechWarrior Online: The Legend Returns

Wednesday, September 19
Forge: A PvPer's Dream

Thursday, September 20
Guild Wars 2: Review-in-Progress Part Four

Friday, September 21
RIFT: Storm Legion and the Power of Choice
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