|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||38.7||28,770||-14.4|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||18.2||13,540||-11.5|
|3||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||10.9||8,070||-15.7|
|7||9||The War Z (Alpha)||3.4||2,494||+25.9|
|8||7||Lord of the Rings Online||2.8||2,116||-13.2|
|12||--||Star Trek Online||1.9||1,375||+29.2|
In a week that saw wild swings in game popularity the Xfire community spent 8.2% fewer hours playing MMORPGs than the previous Sunday. The games experiencing the largest gains percentage-wise were Maple Story (57.2%), Star Trek Online (29.2%) and The War Z (25.9%). The games experiencing the largest declines were Need For Speed World (-21.4%), Metin 2 (-15.9%) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (-15.7%).
Software Upgrade - Often we see players rush into a game because of an expansion or an in-game event. Maple Story went one better as the game launched a Windows 8 compatible version on 5 December. The version is compatible with both the 32 and 64 bit versions.
Culture In Space - Eve Online's 25.8% gain in play last week was not just due to the Retribution expansion that launched on 4 December. The Museum of Modern Art of New York has chosen Eve Online as one of 14 titles to display in a video game exhibit. As part of that effort CCP put out a call for players to record video of interesting game play on Sunday. Eve players responded with PCU on Sunday exceeding 54,000 players. Expect lower numbers next weekend.