And pie is just like Massively TV! No, really -- think about it. One of the greatest things about Thanksgiving pies is that there are so many different ones to choose from. If you don't really fancy one kind (I am not a fan of traditional pumpkin), you can have something else. You can also try little bits of multiple pies to see what you like, or you can simply indulge in all the varieties! And The Stream Team offers a variety of games to sample vicariously, regardless your personal taste. Some streams even come with a dollop of dev commentary on top. You can choose to sample one or two here and there, or you can dive right in and gorge on all of them. So check out what's on this week's menu...
5:00 p.m EST: Beau -- Taikodom
Beau was sidetracked last week by travel and illness, so he really didn't give Taikodom, a new(ish) space-shooter from GamersFirst, a chance. Check it out as he finishes off the first few hours in the game, then join him in game all week long before his Rise and Shiny write-up!
7:00 p.m. EST: Mike -- EVE Online
Since Mike's mining barge got blown up last week (tears were shed), this week is all about PvP. Tune in and watch as Mike jets around in his deadly Tier I frigate looking for red dots to kill. Success not guaranteed.
9:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- Allods Online
Join Beau and Ascendancy, one of the highest-ranking guilds on the server, as they pound their way through the Dead City raid. Learn some strats, watch Beau die, and ask as many questions as possible!
10:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- Guild Wars 2
Heat things up Monday evening with Good Graves, the Elementalist! Enjoy some sPvP from a support/damage-dealing role perspective while discussing PvP with other Massively viewers.
5:00 p.m. EST: Beau -- Glitch
Beau is going to be streaming this wonderful sandbox MMO off and on until the day it dies, which is really soon. So this might be your last chance to see the game before the Rooks take it away!
8:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- Vanguard
MJ has been away far too long and is itching to get back in and tackle the evils of Telon! Who is willing to spend an hour in a dungeon with her? She has her eye on Lord Tsang's tomb again, and you know how well that went for her solo!
9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- EverQuest II
You've watched; now play! MJ is taking a break from high-level adventures and starting a new character to check out the fabled Golden Path. The game is free, so start one with her and play along on the Antonia Bayle server.
11:00 a.m. EST: Elisabeth - Guild Wars 2
It's time to save the Grawl from the effects of the nasty dragons! Join Elisabeth as she and her Order of Whispers Charr Necromancer race to save Tyria.
1:15 p.m. EST: Blake -- SMITE
Blake is back to play another default god this week unless Hi-Rez decides to sneak another patch in on us. Conquest, Arena -- we'll play them all in Lunchtime Livecast #42!
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. EST: Mike & MJ -- World of Tanks double-header
Mike heads back into World of Tanks to run from enemies, fall off of cliffs, and blame his gunner for his inability to kill even the weakest of targets. But this time, he isn't going alone! If you thought MJ was done after her tank-driving debut, you missed the obvious glee in her voice while rumbling along and shooting things up on her armored joyride. So join the two in a special Massively double-header where explosions will abound... they probably just won't be of the winning variety.
7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m. EST: David "Psykopig" Desi -- Champions Online
Having trouble with criminals? No problem! Join in as Psykopig puts on another super-hero-packed livestream. Watch as Styus becomes even mightier than you ever thought possible. Join in and take on some alerts with the Pig!
5:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- Aion
Ahh, the siren song of flight! MJ just can't wait to try the new classes, but that doesn't mean she won't be flying around until then. It's time to check out some more dungeons in Atreia. Will you be brave enough to group up and join MJ?
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EST: Richie -- Guild Wars 2
Richie is back in his normal time slot and ready for some more Guild Wars 2 action. Will he make an alt? Will he run a dungeon? Will he jump into World vs. World and defend the Blackgate server? Tune in to find out!
7:00 p.m. EST: Mike -- City of Steam
City of Steam's latest beta round begins today, so join Mike as he hops in to complete a few quests and run a few dungeons. What better time to explore this browser-based, free-to-play title than just before commencing your weekend revelry?
2:15 a.m. EST: Beau -- City of Heroes
There will be no stay of execution for our favorite superhero MMO: City of Heroes will end at the stroke of midnight Pacific on Friday night/Saturday morning. Join Beau as he gives Paragon City a final send-off and records the end-times for posterity.
7:00 a.m. EST: David "Psykopig" Desi -- The Secret World
Psykopig feels a need... the need for screams! Join in as Psykopig tackles more of your favorite secret society MMO action. The Secret World delivers what it promises, and therefore, the Pig delivers it to you.
10:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- Star Wars: The Old Republic
Enjoy more questing and story line content with Gravebrother, the Jedi Guardian. Dylan will take another look at mid-level story content from the Jedi storyline on the Light Side. Come talk about your favorite characters to level and your favorite planets with Dylan as he continues playing TOR's new free-to-play model.
Unlike pie, livestreams have an indefinite shelf life -- the various shows will never go bad, even if you can't watch them right away. And even better, they never run out, so you never have to fight anyone for the last piece! So feel free to help yourself whenever, and come back for seconds anytime. Here's a list of last week's helpings:
- Age of Wushu: MJ demonstrated walking on water and running up walls while Jeremy showed off higher level adventures with a dev guest star!
- Champions Online: The adventures of Styus, the jedi-themed hero continued with Psykopig.
- City of Steam: Mike brought along some devs to introduced everyone to the game, and MJ partook in a little PvP dueling.
- DayZ: Dylan spent an hour dodging -- and blasting -- zombies!
- DC Universe Online: Beau grabbed the creative director and engaged in some PvP.
- EVE Online: Mike lost his mining barge to viewers.
- EverQuest II: Quests exist even in the Ethernere, and MJ began the story of life in the afterlife.
- Guild Wars 2: Richie surprised everyone with a two-hour evening show, and Lis continued trying to save Tyria with her Charr Necromancer.
- PlanetSide 2: Mike braved launch day!
- Salem: Can Beau and Salem's creative director survive an hour in this FFA sandbox?
- SMITE: Did Blake get to play Bacchus, the god of wine in Lunchtime Livecast #41?
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Dylan continued with some light-side questing.
- The Secret World: MJ discovered that a stage manager can't really put on a one-woman play, so she tried to solo the new NYC raid!
- Vanguard: Jeremy explores Hilsbury Manor.
So lately we've been sampling a few games for you while they were not readily accessible to the public. Of course, there are more alphas, betas, and games-on-the-horizon than you can shake a stick at. Which upcoming game would you like us to show off to you? If you want to see one that isn't on the list, be sure to add it in the comments below.%Poll-79177%
Watching the Massively Stream Team play video games is the next best thing to playing them yourself! Join us every Monday morning for MJ's guide to this week's livestream schedule, classic stream reruns from last week, and all the best outtakes and ephemera.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Sony PlayStation 2 1st-gen