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.Issue 365, December 10, 2012
Top News of the Week:
Layoffs have been reported at End of Nations developer Petroglyph, following news that the game's open beta would be delayed indefinitely.

Read more here.
EVE Online's winter expansion, Retribution, is now live.

Read more here.
The War Z development team has announced the alpha phase of the game is now complete.

Read more here.
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PlanetSide 2: Review-in-Progress - Part 3
Our review-in-progress for SOE's newly released MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, continues today with part three. In this latest installment, we focus on the game's air vehicle experience.

PlanetSide 2 takes the possibilities imagined for air combat in other big war shooters like Battlefield to a whole other level. Forget a chopper or two and a pair of jets, in PlanetSide 2, players can have their own air vehicles. There are a decent variety to choose from, each with extremely important roles on the battlefield.



You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
The Devil's Advocate: About the Teardown Mentality
In today's Devil's Advocate, we take on one of the most prevalent activities that many gamers like to participate in: Tearing down any game that isn't their "game of choice". See what we have to say before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

One of the reasons I think a teardown mentality comes into being in a particular space (virtual or physical) is that the mentality presents itself through an the action of one person, and because others share that same sentiment, they become emboldened to share the feeling as well, making the feeling more common.



Check out the column here.

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Game of the Week
Vindictus is a free-to-play action-MMORPG developed by devCAT and published by Nexon. The game originally hails from Korea where it is known as Mabinogi: Heroes, and serves as a prequel to the popular Nexon MMORPG, Mabinogi.

Vindictus is developed on Valve's Source engine and features fast-paced combat, cloth physics, and the ability to weaponize objects in the environment.

Learn more about Vindictus here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, December 3
Guild Wars 2: Level 80, Now What?

Tuesday, December 4
World of Warcraft: The 5.1 Effect

Wednesday, December 5
Neverwinter: Character Customization Developer Blog

Thursday, December 6
Vindictus: Vella - The Mistress of the Seas Revealed

Friday, December 7
Wizard101: A Game for All Ages
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