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.Issue 366, December 17, 2012
Top News of the Week:
Funcom has announced that The Secret World has switched over to a 'buy-to-play' business model. Details at the link!

Read more here.
Gamers can now pre-order Darkfall: Unholy Wars.

Read more here.
Ever wondered what it'd be like if your favorite canceled MMO came back from the dead? Well, if you were a fan of Asheron's Call 2, you might want to check out Turbine's announcement at the link!

Read more here.
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RIFT: Storm Legion: Review
Rift: Storm Legion hit the stage last month and, since that time, we've been chronicling our adventures through the first expansion. See how Storm Legion fares in our official review. Played Storm Legion? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Early last year Trion Worlds burst out onto the MMO scene with their freshman debut Rift. Rift was arguably the best MMO to come out in a limited class of 2011. Rift would overwhelmingly be considered a theme park MMO in the same vein as Everquest and World of Warcraft; but has enough of a twist to it, with the addition of the namesake rifts, to make its mark on the MMO landscape. Trion has also released content for Rift at a voracious pace defining new standards for how fast a developer can publish new updates for their game. Late last month Trion released their first full expansion for Rift, Storm Legion. Storm Legion has brought with it a number of new features to the game as well as giving the players more of what they loved about the original game to begin with.



You can read the full review here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
The Secret World: Joel Bylos On the 'Buy to Play' Change
With the announcement earlier today that The Secret World would be going 'buy to play', a lot of questions have been raised as to the whys of the decision. Game Director Joel Bylos has a lot to say in our exclusive interview. Check it out!

The changes went live today, you can now play The Secret World without paying a subscription! It was imperative for this to happen before the world ends on the 21st of December. We really want to let as many people as possible enjoy The Secret World before they all perish and suffer a horrible, horrible death. Am I scaring anyone? Sorry... but the end really is near.

Check out the interview here.

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Game of the Week
The Secret World is an MMORPG created by Funcom (Anarchy Online, Age of Conan: Unchained), with Senior Producer and Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist (The Longest Journey, Dreamfall).

The game blends elements of mythological and modern day civilizations, along with a mix of dark fantasy and the supernatural, and has no character classes. In The Secret World, where urban legends, myths, and conspiracy theories are all true, the only question is: what do you do now?


Learn more about The Secret World here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, December 10
The Elder Scrolls Online: Progression as Longevity

Tuesday, December 11
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: And So It Begins

Wednesday, December 12
Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Slippery Slope of SWTOR's Cartel Market

Thursday, December 13
Defiance: They Got Borderlands in My MMO!

Friday, December 14
Devil's Advocate: The 'Teardown Mentality' Mailbox
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