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.Issue 369, January 9, 2013
Top News of the Week:
Is World of Warcraft getting a MOBA feature? We've got some interesting details at the link!

Read more here.
Trion Worlds has settled on a date for the first beta event for their upcoming MMOTPS, Defiance.

Read more here.
Are new maps coming to WvW in Guild Wars 2? Hit the link for details!

Read more here.
.Get more news on our site here!
Wurm Online: Review
Wurm Online finally hit "gold" status about a month ago and necessitated a re-review of the game in its more complete state. We've been chronicling our adventures for the last several weeks and now present the official Wurm Online Gold Review. Read on!

Over the past month I have been enduring the realms of Wurm Online. Eking out a living by chowing down on berries and salves made of nettles and garlic, I've crafted fences; fletched arrows; and even bested a mature, diseased lava spider. And so without further ado, here is MMORPG.com's definitive opinion on the Swedish sandbox.



You can read the full review here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
City of Heroes: Profitable or Not?
The closing of City of Heroes by NCSoft was a heartbreaker for many current and former players. In an investigative piece here at MMORPG.com, we take a look at the closure and whether or not CoH was a profitable game raising speculation about why it was closed in the end. Read on and then join the conversation in the comments.

In my most recent MMOFTW show, I chose the City of Heroes closure by NCsoft as one of the year's top MMO-related news stories. In the segment, I mentioned that CoH was not profitable, and this is why it was shut down in November. Why? Because this is what we were told by NCsoft as one of the driving reasons behind the closure of the game. Several readers reached out to tell me this was inaccurate. But more than that, former Paragon Studios and NCsoft employees reached out to our own Rob Lashley to tell him what they believed to be true regarding the studio's earnings in a phone interview.



Check out the article here.

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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, December 31
Bill's Best of 2012

Tuesday, January 1
The Free Zone: Some Year End Wondering

Wednesday, January 2
RaiderZ: The Beast Known as Bolas

Thursday, January 3
Neverwinter: Blackdagger Ruins & Vellosk Exclusive Screens

Friday, January 4
Devil's Advocate: Virality and Hype
Did You Know?
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