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.Issue 377, March 2, 2013
Top News of the Week:
EA Mythic recently announced that Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes will cease service later this month.

Read more here.
Blizzard has sent out invitations to members of the press indicating their plans to announce a new game at this year's PAX East.

Read more here.
Turbine has announced the "Shadowfell Conspiracy", a new expansion for Dungeons & Dragons Online.

Read more here.
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Wizardry Online: Review
Wizardry Online has billed itself as a hardcore permadeath game but does it live up to the notion? We've been giving it a whirl over the last several weeks. Keep reading to see what we think before lending your voice to the discussion in the comments.

It was a bad start. After much hype, Wizardry Online went live on a Wednesday, but it was Saturday before I could reliably even get into the game, let alone play it. SOE made, in my opinion, a series of missteps, not the least of which was a barely publicised, five hour maintenance lock-out right in the middle of their launch day. While connection issues had somewhat improved by the weekend, they hadn't been (and have yet to be) corrected entirely. The threat of an unpredictable connection time, as of this writing, still looms.



You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
Guild Wars 2: What March's WvW Patch Will Bring
March will be a huge month for fans of World vs World PvP mayhem in Guild Wars 2. We caught up with Habib Loew to talk about the forthcoming changes to the WvW system. See what's in store for WvW in our exclusive interview. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Let's start with how excited we are to get this patch out. We are really psyched to deliver this content to player and especially the WvW community. So there are two main priorities with this patch: the first is to eliminate Culling, the second is to add in WvW progression for players. The progression allows us to let players feel a sense of advancement past level 80. Also we want to give players some achievements beyond just regular character advancement.



Check out the interview here.

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Game of the Week
Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to ArenaNet's flagship title, Guild Wars. GW2 aims to fix a lot of what's "wrong" in the MMO world. With reworked combat mechanics, a focus on Dynamic Events, voiced quest dialog, several new professions, fan-favorite races, and the massive open world of Tyria, Guild Wars 2 is far more epic in scope than the original... while still retaining the F2P business model.

The reliance on a holy trinity of class-roles is gone too, with every profession in GW2 being able to take on several roles, including that of a healer. On top of it all, there are also several unique forms of PvP for the competitive gamer: from match-made contests that any gamer will be familiar with to massive World vs. World vs. World wars that pitch entire servers against one another. ArenaNet hopes there is something for everyone in Guild Wars 2.


Learn more about Guild Wars 2 here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, February 25
WildStar: Digging the Draken Race

Tuesday, February 26
Guild Wars 2: The Gathering Storm Comprehensive Preview

Wednesday, February 27
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Game Update 2.0: A Hive of 'Scum and Villainy'

Thursday, February 28
Final Fantasy XIV: Crafting and the Economy

Friday, March 1
Tingle's Touch Subjects: Subscription & F2P
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