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.Issue 364, December 3, 2012
Top News of the Week:
We recently had Aventurine's Tasos Flambouras stop by for a live stream interview on Darkfall: Unholy Wars. Hit the link for the full video!

Read more here.
StarVault has announced that Mortal Online is now free-to-play.

Read more here.
Wargaming.net has released the first screenshots for World of Warships. If you're a fan of naval warfare, you'll definitely want to check them out!

Read more here.
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RaiderZ: Our Official Review
We've been putting Perfect World Entertainment's RaiderZ to the test over the past several weeks. Today we offer up our final review. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Graphically, RaiderZ is great. The engine that is being used provides great visuals, although some elements can seem a bit off sometimes. Zones are well crafted and each one has its own theme which provides for some variety when crossing through to the next zone. Much like Tera scenery, characters are very vibrant and colorful. Each armor set, weapon and area are all blasting with vibrancy, making good use of the games "anime-ish" art style, standing quite highly amongst free-to-play MMO's in the Aesthetics department. The UI is very simplistic, I didn't encounter any problems with it. All in all very easy to navigate through menus and the like.



You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
Bill Murphy: Content Locusts Aren't the Problem
There is an ongoing discussion about what it is that makes today's MMOs so short-lived: Content consumers or the over crowded market or...something else. In our newest column, we take a look at what the real problem might be. See if you agree and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

There's a part of me that completely agrees with JPNZ, at least as far as the "content locusts aren't a bad thing" part of his post. They're just another type of MMO gamer. There are quite a few folks who will stick with a game for years, despite the "new hotness" around the corner. One need only look at WoW's staggering retention rates to see this (yes, I know it's an anomaly). In addition, as someone who often has to play multiple games a time to make a living, I quite like the variety. I have a favorite game most of the time, but that doesn't preclude me from dipping in and out of others.



Check out the column here.

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Game of the Week
Firefall is an upcoming free-to-play MMOFPS from Red 5 Studios, with highly stylized artwork and an emphasis on tactical combat. Players step about two hundred years in the future, and into The Melding, a ferocious energy storm that has engulfed Earth.

An evil alien race called The Chosen arrived around the same time that humans discovered crystite, a new energy source now being used to power the battleframes employed to fight The Chosen. Firefall is set to have PvE and PvP play, across a virtual game world spanning some ten square miles. Request your beta access over at the main website now!


Learn more about Firefall here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, November 26
The Elder Scrolls Online: A Missed Opportunity in UGC?

Tuesday, November 27
Pokket Says: Single Player MMO

Wednesday, November 28
WildStar: It's All About Choice

Thursday, November 29
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Ancient Hypergate Warzone Preview

Friday, November 30
Guild Wars 2: The State of PvP
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