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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.


"I think its mostly because the whole experience was new to me now then. It was the first game I ..."

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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.


"That's still not free 2 play... That's like saying every game made before 2005 were free to play."

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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.


"i've signed up for swtor, diablo3 and tera in the past year, and got into all of them so far, so ..."

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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.


"FFXI was on both the PS2 and 360, and I found it worked fine with a game pad on the 360 version. ..."

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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.


"Guild Wars has always kind of stood on it's own. It's setup is closer to that of Diablo, than a ..."

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Guild Wars 2 closed beta starting Friday, Mesmer detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 14, 2011 2:15pm PST

Just in time for the closed beta on Friday, ArenaNet officially unveiled Guild Wars 2's Mesmer profession, the final class to be revealed for the subscription-free MMORPG.


"The original launched on April 26th. My money's on an anniversary release."

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Mesmer confirmed as final Guild Wars 2 profession

By Xav de Matos, Dec 12, 2011 7:00pm PST

The Mesmer has been revealed, albeit a tad early, as the eighth and final profession in Guild Wars 2.


"I had a 55hp invinci-monk build. She was a farming machine. I would also swap loadouts to do ..."

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Guild Wars 2 gets PvP details, new trailer

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating the Gamescom show with a whole host of presents, including details on the subscription-free PC MMORPG's PvP, a snazzy trailer, and great gobs of new screenshots.


"nice trailer.. had bits in it from previous ones.. i was intrigued by that furnace part of the ..."

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Guild Wars 2 Sylvari race shown off

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 11, 2011 10:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2's playable plant people the Sylvari are the stars of a week of features from developer ArenaNet, with story details, sound snippets, videos and more.


"Sylvari (modern day Kokiri), have the coolest racial ability yet: ...Chores!! =]"

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World of Warcraft Vet Unveils Console Zombie MMO as 'World Doesn't Need More Dragons'

By Chris Faylor, Nov 23, 2009 10:20am PST

Developer Undead Labs today revealed itself to the world, announcing its intent to "create the definitive massively multiplayer online zombie game...


"Yeah but the game mechanics, pacing or atmosphere aren't zombie at all."

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ArenaNet April Fools' Joke: Guild Wars Stick Figures

By Aaron Linde, Apr 01, 2008 3:57pm PDT

Chiming in with the legion of April Fools gags today, developer ArenaNet swapped all level 20 player characters' avatars with stick figures in the...


"Hard to say if this was better than last year's gender-swapping prank."

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Guild Wars Sequel, Expansion Plans

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 21, 2007 8:50am PDT

This Guild Wars Guru forum thread (thanks Blues News) is filled with Guild Wars followup information, all gathered from the most recent issue of PC...


"reading -1 for me, so i missed the "in BETA" part, that was still a rather harsh response. And ..."

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Monday Afternoon New Releases and ShackReviews

By Chris Remo, Oct 23, 2006 11:07am PDT

Here you go! This Week's New Releases PS2 .hack//G.U. vol. 1//Rebirth (CyberConnect2 | Tue. | PS2) Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action...


"The blurb says a Tuesday release for Dark Messiah, but it won't be unlocked on Steam until the ..."

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Guild Wars Nightfall Prerelease Bonus Pack Announced

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 01, 2006 9:17am PDT

ArenaNet and NCSoft sent along this press release, announcing that a Prerelease Bonus Pack for Guild Wars Nightfall will hit stores September 6....


"Damn, this might bring me back to GW. While I like hunting with people, they can be a drag when ..."

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