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.Issue 376, February 23, 2013
Top News of the Week:
Square Enix has released the official Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn benchmak as well as a bevy of new videos. Grab the benchmark and post your score on our forums!

Read more here.
Mark your calendars! BlizzCon 2013 is set for November 8-9!

Read more here.
Bungie makes its return with the announcement of Destiny, a "shared world shooter" for the XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

Read more here.
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The WarZ: Review
The War Z is a game that is known to many in the MMO-space, more for its notoriety than for its gameplay. We aim to change that in our latest review. We've put The War Z through its paces and have a lot to say about the game. See what we think before leaving your ideas in the comments.

Unfortunately, The War Z offers up nothing more than a painfully executed parody of what a survival game should be. It attempts to ride the waves of success that popular ArmA II mod, DayZ has had but instead seems to take its shortcomings and amplify them into an experience that is dull at its best and frustrating at its worst.



You can read the full review here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
WildStar: The Arkship's Wicked Weekend
Last weekend marked an important turn in the development of WildStar as the team continued revealing more about the game and asked for player input. We had boots on the ground during Arkship 2013 and have a full report. Keep reading and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

There will be no coddling, no hand holding, no ring through the nose leading of players from one zone to the next. Carbine is going out of its way to erase all such notions from its fans' minds. We've often heard the statement "play the game your way" but most game makers touting such things rarely make good on the comment. Not so of Carbine. From my experience with WildStar, there is great truth to the promise the dev team has made.



Check out the preview here.

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Game of the Week
WildStar is an upcoming sci-fi MMORPG with a stylized cartoon-ish look currently in development by NCSoft's Southen California-based Carbine Studios. Play will be set on the newly discovered planet of Nexus, once home to the technologically advanced race called the Eldan. Long ago, they mysteriously vanished.

Now that the planet has been rediscovered, Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists, and Settlers are coming here from across the galaxy in search of adventure, fortune, and possibly the dark secrets of the Eldan. Stay tuned for more information!


Learn more about WildStar here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, February 18
The Social Hub: What Makes a 'Good' Community?

Tuesday, February 19
Matt Miller: Give It a Read!

Wednesday, February 20
Michael Bitton: Gree Event: Something For Everyone

Thursday, February 21
Final Fantasy XIV: Ready to Lift the Veil

Friday, February 22
Devil's Advocate: Preview Panic
Did You Know?
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