On that note, The Stream Team wishes you all a wonderful holiday season. May your homes and lives be filled with peace, happiness, and lightning-fast internet! Oh, and also the sound of this week's streams...
10:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta
Nuclear launch detected! The fine folks of the popular StarCraft II streams "Pro Corner" and "Climbing The Ladder" provided Dylan with a Heart of the Swarm beta key to entertain Massively fans on Christmas Eve. Check out some random race 1v1 matches as he explores some of the new features in the upcoming Blizzard title.
9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- EverQuest II
You didn't think something like a holiday would distract MJ from EverQuest Two-sday, did you? OK, maybe it is possible, but she will be so celebrated-out that gaming will be an awesome respite! And besides, what better day to check out Frostfell? Join her as she cavorts through the winter wonderland.
1:15 p.m. EST: Blake -- SMITE
This week's Lunchtime Livecast is a will-they-or-won't-they edition as Hi-Res continues to roll out a new public test server nearly daily. Blake will share his comments and opinions on the changes plus fit in as many games as he can into one action-packed hour.
7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- The Secret World
A new issue means a new investigation mission! Of course, MJ hasn't even completed all of the ones from before, so there are plenty to choose from. Join her in the game and in chat to help solve one. Perhaps you can help find out why Tyler Freeborn vanished.
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EST: Larry -- Star Wars: The Old Republic
Sure, a couple of our normal raid group members might be traveling for the holidays, but that will not stop us from defeating the biggest baddies in the galaxy. Surprisingly, last week we blasted through Nightmare-mode Karagga's Palace. However, we have yet to topple Hard-mode Explosive Conflict, so that is our next logical step. Let's get to it -- here we come Zorn and Toth!
7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m. EST: David "Psykopig" Desi -- Champions Online
The world is fine, but criminals are running amok. Don't freak out; Psykopig is here to help! Tune in as he continues his Champions Online adventure. Nothing could be more exciting, so join in the fun of this two-hour special!
9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- Vanguard
MJ has shanghaied Jeremy to head out into more Telon adventures. Will they see Lord Tsang himself this time, head to another dungeon, or just do some random questing? Tune in to see. Better yet, join them!
10:00 p.m. & 11 p.m. EST: Richie -- Guild Wars 2
Richie doesn't know exactly what is going to happen during this week's stream, but he knows it's going to be fun. It will either involve some Guild Wars 2 dungeon running or perhaps playing his first alt character. Either way, join him for this two-hour show!
9:00 p.m. EST: MJ -- City of Steam with the devs
It's time for yet another City of Steam beta, and once again the devs will be joining MJ for some steam-powered shenanigans. With any luck, she won't break the devs this time!
7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m. EST: David "Psykopig" Desi -- The Secret World
Did something big happen in The Secret World? Why yes, yes it did! Tune in as Psykopig takes you through more of The Secret World and tries to master his new Claw/Chaos skill tree combination. Be sure to join in for this two-hour show.
10:00 p.m. EST: Dylan "GGraves" -- PlanetSide 2
Prepare for an epic battle of ammo and armor as Massively fans suit up alongside Dylan for PlanetSide 2. Join them as he dives into the world of first-person shooter MMOs. PS2 is definitely a Massively favorite, so join him in the chatroom and watch the friendly fire!
One of the (many) great things about a holiday break is that it gives you plenty of time to catch up on all those Stream Team adventures you missed before! So settle back, relax, and enjoy last week's shows during the lulls in this week's schedule.
- Age of Wushu: MJ went with the arts and joined the Scholars during this beta.
- Aion: Lis returned to Atreia and quested in Poeta while MJ sieged a Heart in Tiamaranta.
- Asheron's Call II: After the surprise resurrection, Beau jumped right in to check things out.
- DC Universe Online: MJ teased viewers with a partial radio rendition of adventures in Metropolis.
- DotA 2: Dylan "GGraves" demonstrated tanking.
- EVE Online: Was Mike forced to eat his cowboy hat or did he lose a ship in PvP after all?
- EverQuest II: The Golden Path? MJ learned the truth behind this deceptive ploy to make you level!
- Fallen Earth: Shawn took on the life of a farmer (sans overalls).
- Far Cry 3 Multiplayer: Dylan "GGraves" checked out this new title.
- Goodgame Empire: Beau tried his hand at this MMORTS.
- Guild Wars 2: Both Lis and Richie cavorted through the wintry wonderland of Wintersday.
- SMITE: Blake's Lunchtime Livecast #45 detailed the weekend's special test.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Larry and crew blasted through Nightmare-mode Karagga's Palace.
- The Lost Titans: Beau took a first look at this stylized browser game.
- The Secret World: First the bugs bugged MJ, then she saw the granddaddy of all bugs -- the Harbinger! Psykopig celebrated the world not ending by doing the special event quest.
- World of Tanks: MJ rammed down a few trees in honor of MIA Mike.
As our way of promoting peace, harmony, good will and... OK, so we really mean just some good laughs. MJ and Mike are teaming up to give you another two-hour, side-splitting streaming spectacular, and you get to choose what they play! So what will it be?%Poll-79690%
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