Week in Review: Spaceships and superheroes

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Nary a week goes by nowadays when we're not peppered with free-to-play announcements, but this week, F2P couldn't have happened to a better game. Paragon Studios announced that longtime superhero MMO City of Heroes will be taking the free-to-play path (one it's calling Freedom) come its next major issue release.

In far sadder news, sandbox fans reeled at the announcement that Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies will be shutting down come the end of the year, an announcement that put something of a damper on the game's eighth birthday festivities.

Meanwhile, in spite of the long-awaited Incarna expansion's deployment to EVE Online, residents of New Eden raised a ruckus over new "monoclegate" microtransactions and leaked corporate documents about CCP's vision for the game.

Past the break, we'll take a peek at this week's other top MMO stories.
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