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Issue 76, May 14, 2007
In the news
This week SOE announced the Rise of Kunark, the 4th expansion for EverQuest 2. The expansion boast a new dragonlike playable race known as the Sarnak, a new starting area in the islands of Timorous Deep, the new kunarkian rhinoceros mount, and new deities like Bertoxxulous the Plague Bringer.

Read more about the Rise of Kunark.
Last week several media outlets reported on a story about images of child abuse being circulated in Second Life. German authorities were tipped off by a Second Lifer who also happened to be a reporter for a German television news magazine. Linden Labs says they are cooperating with police officials to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Read the full story here.
Funcom boldly announced a new project last week by creating a puzzle spanning several websites. The payoff for solving the riddles was a glimpse at the Secret World, a game where magic and monsters roam the modern world, unnoticed by those not privy to the conspiracies of this age.

Enter the Secret World.
Get more news on our site here!
Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
In this week's review, resident hardware expert Jeremy Star takes a look at the G5, not he old one, the new one.
  • It features in-game DPI switching, an adjustable weight cartridge, dual thumb buttons, a 2000 DPI laser engine, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) gaming feet, and a full speed, 1000 reports per second USB interface.
  • Logitech heard the cry of gamers deprived of the second side button, and responded by not only replacing the button, but by beefing up the tech features as well.
  • The G5 now has a cool-looking blue/black cracked leather covering on the top, instead of the orange rusted silver look it used to have.

You can read the whole review here.
More reviews can be found on our site here
On-Site: Game/On
This week on's Game/On Jon Wood and Keith Cross return to discuss Funcom's announcement of The Secret World, Cryptic Studios, 9Dragons and more.

Check out the Podcast here.

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Back in a time before the computer became a useful means of communication, anyone who wanted to play a character in a fantasy world played table-top RPGs. The most famous, as you may already know, was a game called Dungeons and Dragons.

This week, in our Game of the Week section, we recognize the online version of the classic game. Developed by Turbine, DDO is set in Ebberon, the newest campaign setting available from Wizards of the Coast, the company behind the still-popular pen and paper version of the game.

The game's 4th Module, Reaver's Bane, includes new dragons, a level cap increase (up to 14), new quests and areas as well as a new enhancement system.

Learn more about Dungeons and Dragons Online, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, May 7
EverQuest Review

Tuesday, May 8
Producer's Blog: Mission Tuning & Fixing

Wednesday, May 9
Logitech G5 Review

Thursday, May 10
The Chronicles of Spellborn: Part Two: Sound

Friday, May 11
SOE Gamer Day Overview
Did You Know
Ultima Online has been around for a ling time, launching in 1997, and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest continuously running MMORPG in history.
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