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Issue 78, May 29, 2007
In the news
LucasArts and SOE announced the release of Chapter 6: Masters of the Wild, the latest update for Star Wars Galaxies. Among the content in Chapter 6 is the Beast Master Expertise System, the Azure Cabal Quest Series, the new Storyteller Event System which allows players to run their own in-game events, and much more.

Read more here.
This week VWorld announced that it will be suing NPCube and Farlan Entertainment, the makers of Dark and Light over ownership claims and alleged misuse of VWorld Terrain technology.

Read more here.
Blizzard announced the release of the Black Temple this week. The latest patch for World of Warcraft features the addition of more high level content including new quests, new mounts like the Nether Drake, the new Druid Epic Flight form, and locations like Ogri'la, The Ruins of Lordaeron Arena, and of course The Black Temple itself.

Read more here.
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Archived Review: Dark and Light
This week's archived review is the contoversial Dark and Light, which was back in the news this week with more legal woes for NPCube and Farlan Entertainment. Back in October of 2006 our reviewer gave this game a 4.0, making it the lowest rated game on this site. Let's take a look back at this cautionary tale of a game gone wrong.
  • The naming of monsters themselves is dull. There are cows of destruction, of blunt, of death, etc. It seems that the dev team ran out of inspiration when naming them.
  • The idea behind the Dark and Light crafting system was sound, but it feels like they forgot to finish it before they released the game.
  • The graphics does not live up to the standard, what pulls it up to a 6 is the incredible detail of the world. They're below average, if not a game-breaker.

  • 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 talk about the launch of Dungeon Runners, and have a themed debate on times when virtual worlds and the real world collide, including discussion on the economics of Second Life, and recent New York video game legislation.

Check out the Podcast here.

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"Something stirs in the darkness. A hot earthy smell wafts up from the dank depths. Nails scratch against limestone, dripping water echoes off cavern walls, ancient chains rattle in stagnant air.... What lies in the eerie depths below?"

In honor of their launch, this week's game of the week is Dungeon Runners. As the name implies, this free-to-download free-to-play dungeon crawl is fast paced, action packed, and full of hack and slash goodness.

Learn more about Dungeon Runners, here, or check out our game list here.

The Week that Was
Monday, May 21
Interview With Howard Marks

Tuesday, May 22
How to Spot a Gender Faker

Wednesday, May 23
Razer: Made for Gamers by Gamers - An Interview with Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff

Thursday, May 24
The Chronicles of Spellborn: Part Three: Art

Friday, May 25
Fury Developer Journal: Adam Carpenter, Lead Designer
Did You Know

Fury is a competitive PvP MMORPG that combines elements from an MMO with those of an FPS. The game is currently in production by Auran Games based out of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Did you know that former writer and Game/On co-host Mike Hampden is currently working on this project as a content designer.

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