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Issue 243, July 26, 2010
In the news
It was recently announced that Frogster would be publishing TERA in Europe, sparking concerns from the gaming community. This week, Frogster's Daniel Ulrich addressed those concerns in an open letter to the TERA community.

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This week, SOE announced that Kevin Conroy (Batman on Batman: The Animated Series) and Mark Hamill (Joker: Batman: TAS) would be lending their voice talent to DC Universe Online.

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LucasArts and BioWare revealed that Star Wars: The Old Republic will feature space combat at Comic-Con this week.

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NOX Audio Specialist Review
In this week's hardware review, correspondent Carolyn Koh takes on the NOX Audio Specialist headset. As the 'new kid on the block', NOX has a lot to prove. Does the Audio Specialist headset make the cut? Find out in Carolyn Koh's comprehensive report.

Color me impressed. Add another zero to the MSRP of $79.99 and we'll talk about high resolution detail, fidelity, audiophile quality and goosebumps from listening to music. As a budget headset, an entry-level product, indeed the inaugural product by NOX Audio, the Specialist is truly impressive. NOX currently has a 30-day no questions asked return policy. I highly recommend anyone in the market for a budget gaming head-set give this one a trial.

You can read the full article here.

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Player Perspectives: MMOs and Storytelling
In this week's Player Perspectives column,'s Jaime Skelton talks about the importance of storytelling in any game. But do MMOs tell the story in a way that leads players to discover things on their own, to feel like they are truly immersed in the story? Find out what Jaime thinks in her compelling article.

While it might be a blow for writers of the quests to not have people pay attention to their work, it's ultimately a fault of the medium versus the writing itself. By getting players more involved in the overarching storyline, even the Point-A-to-Point-B style of play can have a rich, rewarding experience. After all, a game can be just as engrossing as any book when well told.

Check out the article here.

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This week's Game of the Week is Bioware's upcoming MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and why not? After all, the upcoming Star Wars MMO (the second, historically), is one of the most talked about upcoming games not only within the MMO genre, but in all of gaming.

With Bioware's reputation as a first class developer of single player RPGs, many video gamers find themselves wondering how the company will handle the challenge presented in the realm of multiplayer games.

With more and more information being leaked out about this game all the time, the opinions are coming in from all sides with players weighing in. Some would like to see the game more closely resemble the sandbox style of the original Star Wars Galaxies while others are looking forward to a near perfect continuation of Bioware's success with their previous Knights of the Old Republic title.

As information leans us more toward the latter than the former, it will be interesting to see what players think as this game comes closer and closer to launch.

Learn more about The Old Republic here, or check out our game list here.

The Week that Was
Monday, July 19
WoW: Cataclysm: A Look at Mt. Hyjal

Tuesday, July 20
38 Studios: Kingdoms of Amalur

Wednesday, July 21
SWTOR: Comic-Con Expectations

Thursday, July 22
Dissecting the Acronym: RPG

Friday, July 23
TERA: Interview with Brian Knox
Did You Know?

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We're very excited about it and we think you should be too, so if you've got a few extra minutes head on over to

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