This newsletter has images, if you do not see them, click here to view in a browser.
If you wish to UNSUBSCRIBE, go to Newsletter
Issue 253, October 4, 2010
In the news
Square Enix's sophomore entry to the MMOG scene, Final Fantasy XIV, went live this week.

Read more here.
EverQuest II: Extended, the hybrid free-to-play/subscription-based re-launch of EverQuest II went live this week.

Read more here.
Blizzard announced plans to allow players to opt-out of the RealID program this week.

Read more here.
Get more news on our site here!
Current Offer From Our Rewards Program
Star Trek Online Re-Review's Patrick Gerard takes a new look at Star Trek Online seven months after the game's release. See what he discovered in our re-review of STO.

This is a Federation centric game which is doing an increasingly admirable job of reflecting the shows but looking for life outside the Federation as anything but a novelty will never satisfy you. The developers have conceded that it would be impossible to create equal content for all factions and are largely banking on faction-neutral content and the upcoming user generated content system to occupy Klingons and other factions down the road.

If you absolutely feel compelled to play a Klingon, understand that the factions are not split along an even dichotomy like Alliance and Horde and that non-Federation factions are simply content-light novelties with few gameplay distinctions. Having a Klingon at max level is a gimmick-y bragging piece earned through content grinding, like riding a rare mount in a fantasy MMO.

You can read the full article here.

More reviews can be found on our site here.
Final Fantasy XIV: Eorzea Preview
Now that Final Fantasy XIV has officially launched,'s Carolyn Koh has a first hand preview of Eorzea. In this comprehensive look at the new game world, Carolyn covers basic information about races, classes, the armory system, combat, harvesting, crafting, questing, travel and something called "old school gameplay".

Final Fantasy XIV was made for Final Fantasy fans and although the UI is friendlier, if you've never played any of the Final Fantasy games, expect to feel like a noob and expect to read a lot of fansites looking for guides. Start with the player site: For players that love the cutscenes, you'll just have to create a character in every city. I'll also leave you with one tip before you start. And by the way, that little circular icon on the bottom right of your screen. The leftmost one. The one that has a sword on it? It puts you in an active state for combat, harvesting or crafting.

Check out the preview here.

Visit our boards today!

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, September 27
Guild Wars 2: Playing Solo Together

Tuesday, September 28
MMOs Need a Shot in the Arm

Wednesday, September 29
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Never Tell Me The Odds!

Thursday, September 30
World of Darkness: Speculating on World of Darkness

Friday, October 1
Jon Wood: Reading Comprehension
Did You Know?

Are you a Mac fan? Do you play iPhone or iPad games? Did you know that has a sister site in the form of, a site dedicated to gaming using Apple's various platforms? provides news about and reviews of not only popular OSX games, but games built for the ever growing market in iPhones and iPads.

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

© 2001-2010 Cyber Creations Inc.

Our records indicate we have your permission to send this email to this address.
If you wish to UNSUBSCRIBE, go to