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.Issue 307, October 24, 2011
Top News of the Week:
Blizzard unveiled 'Mists of Pandaria,' the fourth expansion to World of Warcraft at this year's BlizzCon.

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CCP recently announced significant layoffs -- amounting to 20% of the company's total workforce alongside a company-wide shift towards focusing on mainstay properties such as EVE Online and the upcoming tie-in shooter DUST 514.

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World of Warcraft players who commit to an annual subscription will be rewarded with a free copy of Diablo III, according to an announcement made at this year's BlizzCon.

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Dragon Nest: Review
Dragon Nest is Nexon's latest addition to its stable of free to play MMOs and one that has been highly publicized by the company. In our latest review,'s Lori May takes a look at Dragon Nest and puts it through its paces.

This is one MMO which lends itself well to casual players, and will work well for gamers who prefer questing - whether solo or with a group - to other methods of leveling. The end rewards could certainly use a boost, but I can't honestly say I was hurting for funds after level 15. If PvP is terribly important to you, I suggest looking elsewhere; similarly, if you want a top-notch chat system, Dragon Nest will probably annoy you in the social game. But I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun is beneath the surface here, especially when this MMO seems pretty simplistic at first glance. The multiple specializations make the four classes feel more like eight, though losing the gender restrictions would be a great improvement. And at the bargain price of free it's hardly a poor investment.

You can read the full review here.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Full Beta Preview
Today marks a big turning point for Star Wars: The Old Republic with a partial lift of the embargo for members of the press and we here at have a full slate of articles covering the Republic side and levels 1-15 today. Community Manager Mike Bitton has a comprehensive look at the overall beta (that we can write about!) that is a must read for any and all fans of SWTOR.

The whole dynamic of the Trooper gameplay immediately changed once I became a Commando, transforming me into a walking harbinger of death and destruction, able to clear entire rooms with sweeping hails of blaster fire and ordnance. I'm being literal here. There were times when I'd walk into a large room filled with enemies and between myself and my companion (who also wields an autocannon), we'd honestly just blow the whole thing up. There is something seriously satisfying about pumping unrelenting high speed blaster bolts into some poor guy's chest and watching him convulse like Chunk doing the truffle-shuffle in The Goonies. The few enemies who managed to survive the blaster fire and run up to my face were often treated to an awesome cone lightning attack from the end of my weapon that felt incredibly satisfying and was also visually appealing with some wicked particle effects. If for some reason they managed to survive, I could beat them in the face with the business end of my cannon or detonate a Concussive Charge to get anyone around me out of my face.

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Game of the Week
This week's Game of the Week is Blizzard's 800lb. Gorilla Panda, World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft launched in November, 2004, bringing to life the world of Azeroth, which is based on Blizzard's incredibly popular Warcraft RTS series.

The game has since enjoyed unprecedented success in the genre, boasting over 11 million players, and has stood the test of time by enduring the launches of many other AAA MMOGs while still remaining the game to beat. With three expansions under its belt, Blizzard is showing no signs of slowing down, as they work towards the game's fourth expansion, Mists of Pandaria, which was unveiled at this year's BlizzCon.

Mists of Pandaria will add the Pandaren, a Panda-like race to the game, along with the Pandaren's home continent of Pandaria. In addition, players can expect the requisite level cap bump (this time to 90), a completely revamped talent system, a new pet battle system, and the all-new Monk class.

Stay tuned to as we learn more about the upcoming expansion over the coming months.

Learn more about World of Warcraft here, or check out our game list here.
This Week
Monday, October 17
The Secret World: NYCC '11 Panel Recap

Tuesday, October 18
Star Wars: The Old Republic: NYCC '11 Q&A Panel Recap

Wednesday, October 19
The Secret World: Into Darkness - An Exclusive Dragon Preview

Thursday, October 20
Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Smuggler Impressions

Friday, October 21
Transformers Universe: NYCC '11 Panel Recap
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