Week in Review: Hope and hype

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As conventions go, PAX has a reputation as being full of crowd-pleasing splash and hype, and PAX East 2011, which comes to a close this evening, hasn't let MMO fans down. Our crew in Boston brought back word of Free Realms' journey to the PS3, Hi-Rez's new Tribes game, Guild Wars 2's Thief profession, Turbine's foray into F2P, and Star Wars: The Old Republic's newest trailer, in addition to snagging hands-on time with Vindictus and Dragon Nest. While our intrepid bloggers sleep off their jet-lag, hangovers, and inevitable viruses, we'll revel in their experiences and salute their sacrifice for the greater gamer!

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