Guild Wars 2

PC / RPG / Release: Aug 28, 2012 / ESRB: T

Morning Keefinated! -- Neil, Guild Wars 2, OnLive and #playnice

By John Keefer, Aug 27, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for August 27, 2012. Topics include: Welcome to the new morning show; Neil Armstrong has died and as a NASA kid, I cry; as well as OnLive, Guild Wars 2, and other things t...


Shack PSA: Guild Wars 2 headstart access starts tomorrow

By Steve Watts, Aug 24, 2012 9:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is launching next Tuesday, but pre-orders can get early access to the game tomorrow.


Evening Keefination!

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT

Rambling and musing of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the evening edition for August 24, 2012.


Guild Wars 2 preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The next phase in Guild Wars 2's beta has begun. The final beta phase will introduce players to the last of the game's two playable races, the Asura and Sylvari, and we got some play time with the Asura.


Guild Wars 2 cinematics detail the races

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2012 7:45am PDT

ArenaNet has released the intro cinematics for three of the races in Guild Wars 2, giving a taste of their lore and history.


Guild Wars 2 launches August 28

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 28, 2012 6:45am PDT

When's Guild Wars 2> coming out? August 28, that's when, publisher NCsoft announced today. That should give you plenty of time to file a time-off request at work and stock up on supplies for the customary MMO launch binge. There's a new trailer, too.


Guild Wars 2 dev: MMO subs can hurt fun design

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 20, 2012 10:30am PDT

"What if your content-design motivations aren't driven by the need to create mechanics that keep people playing as long as possible?" asks GW2 lead content developer Colin Johanson. The answer for ArenaNet's subscription-free MMO, he says, is to ask "Is it fun?"


Guild Wars 2 first beta weekend announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 19, 2012 9:30am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is launching its first beta weekend April 27-29, NCsoft and ArenaNet have announced


Guild Wars 2 pre-purchasing begins with beta access

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 10, 2012 9:15am PDT

April 10 is here, and so you can now pre-purchase Guild Wars 2 to secure entry into the weekend beta events.


Guild Wars 2 microtransactions won't give 'unfair advantage'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 21, 2012 2:00pm PDT

"It's never OK for players to buy a game and not be able to enjoy what they paid for without additional purchases," ArenaNet president Mike O'Brien has said in explaining how microtransactions will work in Guild Wars 2.


Guild Wars 2 pre-orders give beta access; Collector's Edition unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2012 7:00am PDT

With Guild Wars 2 now committed to launching in 2012, publisher NCsoft has unveiled the Collector's Edition and pre-order bonuses--which include guaranteed access to all of GW2's beta weekend events.


Guild Wars 2 beta signups open for 48 hours

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2012 11:15am PST

You there! Quick! Do you want to play in the Guild Wars 2 beta? Well then, stop your lollygagging, pull your breeches up, and march yourself to the enlistment office sharpish, as signups are open for a 48-hour window.


Guild Wars 2 console edition still in 'preparation stage'

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 17, 2012 10:00am PST

Though Guild Wars 2 is now lined up to launch on PC this year, it's still early days for the console edition. "Console edition?" you may ask. It's been mentioned a few times before but without no concrete details, but it is still in the works.


Guild Wars 2 launching in 2012

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2012 6:00am PST

"When it's done" - three little words that infuriate some and delight others, and three words which no longer stand in for Guild Wars 2's release date. The subscription-free MMORPG will launch "later this year," preceded by the beta ramping up.


Most Anticipated of 2012: Xav's Picks

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2011 11:00am PST

The editorial team at Shacknews outlines their most anticipated games of 2012 individually. Lastly, here's senior editor Xav de Matos and his list of 2012 titles