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Guild Wars 2 celebrates Halloween with the Shadow of the Mad King on October 23

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 13, 2015 9:37am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is preparing to expand into the Heart of Thorns on October 23, but for those that aren't ready to make the plunge, Tyria is about to celebrate the Halloween season on the same day.


WildStar creative director discusses going free-to-play, what's changed, and what's next

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 30, 2015 11:00am PDT

This has been a huge week for WildStar, with Carbine Studios' MMORPG going free-to-play earlier this week. Shacknews recently spoke to creative director Chad Moore to learn more about what to expect in the update, what's changed about the game in the last year, and what play...


Blade & Soul spotlights Blade Master class this week

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 21, 2015 9:45am PDT

With only weeks to go before Blade & Soul kicks off its closed beta, NCSoft is going more in-depth with the game's classes, starting with the Blade Master.


WildStar locks and loads 'WildStar Reloaded' free-to-play update on September 29

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 03, 2015 6:00am PDT

WildStar now has a date for its free-to-play transition, as the MMORPG will make the jump to the new WildStar Reloaded update at the end of this month, with another beta test set to kick off this Friday.


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PAX Prime 2015: Guild Wars 2 base game is now free; 10-person Raids coming soon

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2015 12:12pm PDT

Those that need to catch up before Guild Wars 2 releases the Heart of Thorns expansion will now find it easier to do so, since the base game will now be free to everyone.


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Guild of Wars 2: Heart of Thorns will rise in October

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2015 12:30pm PDT

The first public beta is over and it looks like ArenaNet liked what they saw, because Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns now has a release date.


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WildStar free-to-play update hits closed beta today

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 11, 2015 6:00am PDT

WildStar is preparing to launch its major free-to-play update, but it needs to go through a round of closed beta testing first, which all subscribers can get into today.


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns will kick off first beta for Gamescom weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2015 12:30am PDT

If you've pre-ordered Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, your first opportunity to jump into the expansion's beta will come next weekend during Gamescom.


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WildStar details free-to-play fall update while announcing China launch in 2016

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2015 6:00am PDT

As Carbine Studios announces that WildStar will be coming to China in 2016, the developer has issued many more details on what the big free-to-play update this fall will include.


Blade & Soul premium membership detailed

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 23, 2015 6:00am PDT

While Blade & Soul's in-game content will largely follow what's available in Eastern regions, there's one key difference that the Western version of the game will have.


Guild Wars 2 kicks off 24-hour Stronhold PvP beta on Tuesday

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2015 9:30am PDT

Those looking to get a taste of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' new PvP mode will be able to do so with a public beta set to kick off this Tuesday.


WildStar will become a free-to-play game this fall

By Ozzie Mejia, May 28, 2015 6:00am PDT

Carbine Studios has announced that WildStar will go from a subscription-based MMORPG to a free-to-play MMORPG this fall. And that transition will be accompanied by the game's biggest update since its launch.


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Blade & Soul is an eastern martial arts MMORPG coming to the U.S. this fall

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2015 6:00am PDT

The western world has had its share of MMORPGs, but NCSoft has a new entry to the genre that's quite different. This fall, the publisher will localize the popular eastern MMO called Blade & Soul, introducing players to a world of martial arts fantasy.


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns introduces Chromancer specialization

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 30, 2015 1:55pm PDT

With great timing, the Guild Wars 2 mesmer is getting a new specialization that turns it into the mighty chromancer.


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WildStar details upcoming INVASION: Nexus update

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2015 11:20am PDT

Carbine Studios has issued details for WildStar's next major update. Prepare for INVASION: Nexus.