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The Stream Team: Summer lovin' edition, August 26 - September 1, 2013

MJ Guthrie

Ahh, summer love. With the vacations, the longer days, and the elevated moods brought on by all that additional sunshine, it's no wonder that romantic interludes are known to crop up before and after the vernal equinox. Between the extra time and the good feelings, the summer season is an optimal time for a dalliance or two.

We know you've had your eye on that special one for a while now, so why not just dive on in? Take a chance -- you don't have to worry about long-term commitment. Just lose yourself in a summer fling; go grab that game you've been waiting to play and throw yourself into its loving content! Still a bit hesitant? Then take a peek at what you're missing by tuning in to Massively TV this week and watch The Stream Team members as they romp about their favorite games.

5:00 p.m. EDT: UFO Online -- Beau
Beau is finally checking out the release version of UFO Online, a game that initially attracted him with its turn-based, squad-based goodness. Will he destroy all the aliens? Maybe.

7:00 p.m. EDT: EVE Online -- Mike
It's time again for another cannonball run into the deepest depths of deep space. Tune in and watch the ships die.

9:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars 2 -- Dylan
Take one last look at the sPvP mayhem in Guild Wars 2. Join Dylan in the battles and ensure victory for Team Massively as he wraps up his PvP series.

5:00 p.m. EDT: Mabinogi -- Beau
Join Beau and Mabinogi CM Sabina as they look into the Saga Iria's ninth chapter. Jump in the chat room to ask questions, give combat advice, and hang out with Sabina as she watches Beau destroy evil!

8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
MJ has a hankerin' for some more adventures of the group persuasion. Perhaps it will be a romp through a lower dungeon or maybe even a Heritage Quest. Ya won't know until ya get yer britches over here and join in!

6:00 p.m. EDT: SOE grab bag -- MJ
SOE has quite a line-up of games, and MJ can't decide which one to play today, so you get to choose! Take part in the poll in the Outtakes section to decide between DC Universe Online, Vanguard, Dragon's Prophet, or PlanetSide 2. Sorry folks, no EverQuest Next... yet.

7:00 p.m. EDT: Scarlet Blade -- Mike
Mike again examines the weird world of Scarlet Blade, where clothing is optional and combat is surprisingly satisfying.

8:00 p.m. EDT: The Secret World -- MJ
After the trip to hell and back last week, MJ noted that she needs a ranged auxiliary weapon. So join her as she makes a play for the Quantum Brace. Death count is anticipated at 0. Don't believe us? Then come and tally for yourself!

9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
Herding cats is hard. The Raid Night crew is in the midst of looking for another healer... again. Although much of the crew is ready for new content, they will have to pound through some older content to help gear the newbies up.

Mid-week break? Sit back and plan your weekend gaming schedule!

7:00 p.m. EDT: Hearthstone -- Mike
Mikey's foray into Blizzard's new CCG continues with new foes, new cards, and new embarrassing losses.

10:00 p.m. EDT: Aion -- MJ
Want to see what happens when a bunch of old friends who've recently returned to game try to do a dungeon together? Join MJ and friends as they revisit their old stomping grounds of Beshmundir Temple. It's sure to be entertaining!

9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. EDT: Champions Online -- Psykopig
It's hero time! Come join in the fun while Psykopig continues to level as hard as he can in Champions Online.

11:45 a.m. EDT: SMITE -- Blake
Join Blake for a milestone: his 75th Lunchtime Livecast! He'll dissect the latest and greatest in SMITE news as always. Maybe he'll continue the god lineup, or maybe he'll just do whatever the heck he wants.

5:00 p.m. EDT: DotA 2 -- Dylan
Return to the massive MOBA that started it all, DotA 2! Epic battles, teamwork, and strategy are certainly a possibility tonight, so tune in and hang out with other Massively viewers in the Twitch chat!

Love isn't just about the future; it's also about relishing the past! And you can do that with these reruns from last week's shows. Watching is as easy as one little click.

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One of the best things about a summer fling is that sense of newness, of wonder. It's kinda like that feeling you'll get when watching this new beta:

Because we love you in summer or any other season, we're letting you pick one of this week's streams. True, the heat might have gone to our heads, but that's not going to stop us from doing this. So it's all up to you: Which SOE game do you want to watch on Wednesday? Cast your vote in the poll below now, then join in the adventure Wednesday night. Be sure to make your selection by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday the 27th to have your choice counted.%Poll-84209%
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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