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MMO Week in Review: PAX Prime 2012


At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week, you've come to the right post.

NCsoft dominated the MMO headlines this week, and not necessarily the way it might prefer. While the studio ushered in the launch of ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2, it also announced it plans to shut down beloved superhero MMO City of Heroes and developer Paragon Studios in November. And though Guild Wars 2 can claim a million prepurchase copies sold and a 400,000-person concurrency peak, it's also been hampered by a hastily implemented new email authentication system, phishing scams, and exploits, not to mention forum, in-game mail, and trading post outages.

Meanwhile, at PAX Prime 2012, we caught a glimpse of PlanetSide 2, WildStar, Torchlight II, Phantasy Star Online 2, RIFT's Storm Legion, League of Legends, World of Warplanes, SMITE, and Dungeons and Dragons Online.

We've posted a few more of this week's top MMO stories just past the jump.

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