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The Stream Team: The shadow knows edition, January 28 - February 3, 2013

MJ Guthrie

Will he or won't he? This week, eyes turn towards Punxsutawney Phil, that celebrated weatherman covered in fur, to learn whether winter is getting kicked out the door or it will stick around with feet propped on the coffee table like a bad houseguest whose welcome has long worn out.

Our fate lies in the shadow, and only the shadow truly knows! Or does it? Maybe Phil has a little under-the-table agreement going with his shadow and the results are totally precalculated. Perhaps the groundhog and his shadow want only to mess with us, toying with our hopes and emotions. Resist this type of tyrannical manipulation, I say! Resist by ignoring the threat (or promise) of the weather and focus your energies on watching Massively TV. After all, you can rest assured that The Stream Team would never mess with you like that. Lead you off a cliff, however, is an entirely different matter...

5:00 p.m. EST: Dawn of the Dragons -- Beau
Join Beau as he checks out this unique browser-based MMO that promises to put the RPG back in MMORPG!

7:00 p.m. EST: EVE Online -- Mike
Mike once again fits out a PvP ship and heads off in search of glory with Red vs. Blue, the eternal, high-security war that has no clear motive and no potential winner. Can he survive long enough to pop some pods, or is he doomed to become space debris?

10:00 p.m. EST: StarCraft II -- Dylan
Join Dylan "GGraves" as he checks out some of the new features from the latest Heart of the Swarm patch. Did we mention it is 8 gigs? It's boasting all-new features to add massive support to the e-sports scene. Expect bug fixes too, and by that we don't mean a reactor on the factories we're building right now. And you'll surely seem some team play as we explore more 2v2 content!

5:00 p.m. EST: Lagoonia -- Beau
Beau is diving into the crystal-clear waters of Lagoonia in the hopes of having the coolest island around! If you want to join him, bring some rations.

8:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
While hop, skip, and jumping all over Solomon Island, MJ has neglected the story quest. Join her as she hoofs it back to Kingsmouth to continue the personal narrative.

9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
What will MJ do on this last EverQuest Two-sday before she hightails it out west? How about spends it with you? Join her for some level 30ish groupage. Laughter is totally expected.

3:00 p.m. EST: Path of Exile -- Brendan
Brendan first streamed Path of Exile when it was in early closed beta, but will his opinion of the game have changed since then? Brendan gives the game another try to compare it with Diablo III.

7:00 p.m. EST: Tribes: Ascend -- Mike
Mike leaps face-first into free-to-play-massively-multiplayer-online-first-person-shooter (whew) Tribes: Ascend with one goal: Shell the heck out of every flag stand in sight. Tune in and see what happens when an incompetent gamer plays at the speed of light.

8:00 p.m. EST: World of Tanks -- MJ
Ah, the feel of treads tearing up the terrain and toppling trees -- who wouldn't miss that? MJ certainly did, so she's taking advantage of her secret stash of high-level tanks and heading out to cause some mayhem.

9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EST: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Sometimes raiders need a little boost in power to progress further. This week's raid night we gather 16 of our closest friends and attempt to take on the Nightmare Pilgrim. Tune in to see the action!

5:00 p.m. EST: Parallel Kingdom -- Beau
Per Blue's flagship title has added a lot of new options lately, so Beau is going to walk you through a few of them. This location-based MMO is something unique, so come with questions ready!

10:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. EST: Guild Wars 2 -- Richie
Richie will once again be adventuring in the world of Tyria, but this time there will be guesting. The Flame and Frost update for Guild Wars 2 will be live, and he'll be checking it out during this two-hour livestream show.

7:00 p.m. EST: DC Universe Online -- Mike
Mike leaps back into DC Universe Online with an evil laugh, ready to ruin the day of innocent civilians everywhere. Are you ready for a little super-villain carnage?

Do you have a shadow today? Why let a groundhog have all the fun -- run outside and check for yourself! Who knows, maybe you will have a movie made after you, too.

12:00 p.m. EST: SMITE -- Blake
It's a Sunday edition of the Lunchtime Livecast this week. Don't worry, Blake will have you done in plenty of time to get ready for the big game. Smart money is that there'll be a new god to play so don't miss show #52!

10:00 p.m. EST: SMITE -- Dylan
Join Dylan "GGraves" in this epic battle of open beta participants. We'll be in the chatroom discussing all of the new features of SMITE, including its latest features trailer. Join in on the MOBA favorite on this Sunday night with GGraves.

Don't let the shadow of a longer winter hang over you! More cold just means more reason to stay inside and catch up on your favorite episodes of last week's shows. And hot chocolate -- you can't leave out the hot chocolate.

So what do you think folks -- how will the infamous groundhog weather forecast turn out? Will winter keep its icy grip on us, or will spring wrest the next six weeks away and bring us glorious sunshine? Winter means more time indoors to dive into your favorite games, whereas spring means... whom are we kidding? It also means staying inside and playing our favorite games! The big difference will be the color of the world when we glance out our windows. It's not as if we'd actually go out in that sunshine stuff after all...%Poll-80271%
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.

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