Freedom stream! Find the freedom stream. Come on, sing it with me! Wait, what do you mean you've never heard this one? It's one of the first pieces I ever sang in a choir way back in those grade-school years. OK, so maybe the song was really about a tree, and maybe even Google can't find that old arrangement... but none of that matters. The important thing is that we focus on what really does matter: celebrating freedom!
Now, freedom from what you can choose for yourself -- maybe freedom from debt, freedom from tyranny (bosses included!), or freedom from dial-up! All freedoms are worth celebrating and honoring. In fact, you can revel in freedom from boredom with The Stream Team in this week's shows on Massively TV.
5:00 p.m. EDT: Global Agenda -- Beau
Beau is paying a revisit to Global Agenda, a game that was an office favorite quite a while ago! How has it fared? Can we expect the same excitement as before?
6:00 p.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
BioWare uploaded a large chunk of the next update for Star Wars: The Old Republic to the test center. This includes a new daily quest zone and two new flashpoints. Take a tour with Larry and let him know what you think of it in the chatroom.
7:00 p.m. EDT: Darkfall Unholy Wars -- MJ
Thursdays have been bad for trying to get to a dungeon, so this week MJ tries a Tuesday! Will a siege mess up her plans again? Who knows -- but either way there should be some combat action.
8:00 p.m. EDT: Free Realms -- Larry
In Free Realms, we've seen quests, housing, soccer, racing, derbies, exploring, and combat, but we have yet to see crafting and gathering. It doesn't sound exciting, but Free Realms has a twist that no other MMO has.
9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
Since the new content coming in Darkness Dawns focuses on old dungeons, MJ is going to get a jump on the idea and do some dungeons from early expansions. Join in and be a part of the fun!
5:00 p.m. EDT: Pirate101 -- Beau
Join Beau and One-Eyed Jack, Pirate101's Community Manager, as they take turns (get it? turns?) in Pirate101, the fantastic turn-based MMO from Kingsisle! Yarr!
6:00 p.m. EDT: DC Universe Online -- MJ
MJ has been cape-less much too long! It's time to get back into the realm of superheroes and fight those dastardly villains. Join her as she brings peace to the streets of Gotham and Metropolis.
7:00 p.m. EDT: Firefall -- Mike
Mike launches into more intense group-based content in this week's Firefall Choose My Adventure stream. On deck: shooting things, jetpacking, and more shooting things.
8:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World -- MJ
Issue #7 is creeping ever closer, but MJ is still playing in the mountains. On one hand, she'd better step up her efforts if she wants to get a hold of that flamethrower. On the other, she's kind of reluctant to leave the eeriness of Solomon Island.
9:00 p.m. EDT: DotA 2 -- Mike DotA 2 is almost officially a game now, so it's time to leap into the fray and start last-hitting, denying, and other assorted DotA things.
3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. EDT: Aion -- MJ
Freedom! Free from work for the holiday, MJ is trying to get in as much 4.0 goodness as she can. With a new class to play and new lands to see, can she fit it all in one stream? Probably not, even with two hours -- but she'll sure try!
Take some time to recover from the holiday.
11:30 a.m. EDT: SMITE -- Blake
The Lunchtime Livecast returns! What in the world has Hi-Rez been up to in SMITE while Blake's been away? He'll get you up to speed on Saturday in Lunchtime Livecast #68 with his playthrough of new god Sun Wukong! Or, as Hi-Rez would like you to call him now, Hun Batz. Reskinning and naming an original god? There may be some "Hel" to pay.
10:00 p.m. EDT: Darkfall Unholy Wars -- Dylan
Return to the full loot PvP-action with DarkfallUnholy Wars! We will look into group content and PvP from the perspective of a 15k prowess Warrior. Join in the chat room with other Massively fans as we cover the latest content patch!
Freedom of choice is a beautiful thing. And with these reruns, you have the freedom to choose exactly when to watch your favorite shows, no matter the time of day or night. What better way to fill up your free time?
Aion: A special guest joined MJ to show off the first few steps of 4.0's two new classes.
As much as we value freedom, it's hard not to have an errant thought or two about capturing some devs in order to get a personal preview of new content before it's available to anyone else. Lucky for us, one Stream Team member did just that this past week -- previewed new content, that is, not captured the devs! We swear, they came willingly:
Check out this exclusive preview of the first chapters of the Saga in Iria with members of the Mabinogi team.
If you're in the US, there's a decent chance that you'll have a day of freedom from work this week. And we all know a break from work means more time for our favorite games! Of course, there are those other holiday trappings to participate in as well, like barbeques and (my personal favorite) fireworks. But there's nothing that says we can't experience it all, right? That's what portable gaming devices are for! So tell us, Massively readers, what will you be doing this Fourth of July? Will you lose yourself in a marathon gaming session or will you venture out in the fresh air? Perhaps you'll manage the best of both worlds.
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.