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.Issue 331, April 16, 2012
Top News of the Week:
Update 1.2: Legacy for Star Wars: The Old Republic deployed to live servers last week.

Read more here.
Aion: Truly Free is now live in North America.

Read more here.
Pre-purchases for Guild Wars 2 have begun!

Read more here.
.Get more news on our site here!
Sword Girls: Review
Our team has been busy putting ChangYou's Sword Girls Online trading card game through its paces. See how it fare in our latest review.

According to its website, Swordgirls bills itself as being able to 'work on any web browser and Flash-enabled mobile device'. For the sake of completeness, I went ahead and tested the game on a variety of browsers and mobile devices. While playing it on a PC, I used Firefox 11, Chrome 17 and Internet Explorer 9. For mobile gaming, I stuck with the default Android browser in my Samsung Galaxy Note cell phone and Motorola Xoom tablet.

You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
Neverwinter: Cryptic's Dark Horse Rising
Cryptic Studios has been quietly hacking away at Neverwinter for a couple of years now, barely showing anything to the outside world. Then this past weekend at PAX East, they came out of nowhere to shock fans and media alike with a polished, fun, and potentially epic MMORPG set in the Forgotten Realms.

Cryptic Studios has something to prove. While both Champions Online and Star Trek Online eventually found their niche as "freemium" MMOs, each game had a lot of hype that wasn't quite met. It's not uncommon on this website to see commenters claim they'll never buy another Cryptic Studios product. It's a good thing their next offering will be entirely free to play and published by Perfect World Entertainment. And it's also a good thing that Neverwinter is absolutely and positively the most exciting MMORPG we saw at PAX East 2012. Polished, fun, and inventive (not to mention a D&D fan's nerd-haven) Neverwinter won our Game of Show with good reason. Read on to learn about combat, setting, story, classes, character creation, PVP, the Foundry, and so much more.

Check out the preview here.

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Game of the Week
Neverwinter is an upcoming free-to-play MMO from the combined team of Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, Cryptic Studios, and Perfect World. It will put players into the heart of Neverwinter, one of the most infamous cities in Dungeons & Dragons lore. Set 100 years after the Spellplague, and after the volcanic eruption that destroyed the city, Neverwinter is slowly restoring its former glory. But in the deep, dark places in and under the city, evil forces are seeking ways to keep Neverwinter from that goal, by any and all means possible. Players will need to once again answer the call for heroes to help save the city!

We had a chance to check out Neverwinter during this year's PAX East and ended up giving it our Best of Show award!

Learn more about Neverwinter here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, April 9
The Best of PAX East 2012 Awards

Tuesday, April 10
The Secret World: PAX East - Skills and Chaos Magic

Wednesday, April 11
Star Wars: The Old Republic: PAX East - Cory Butler Interview

Thursday, April 12
World of Warplanes: PAX East Hands On Preview

Friday, April 13
GameFace: Most Surprising Games of PAX East
Did You Know?
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