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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.


"sigh...I so wanna get this but I'm saving money for a trip! mehh."

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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.


"WoW borrowed heavily from the AC UI. World design is another, and I even want to say the skill ..."

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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.


"Just loaded this up again, trying to finish the Season 2 story quests. It's still a pretty cool ..."

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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.


Guild Wars 2 designers discuss the changes coming to Heart of Thorns

By Shack Staff, Mar 12, 2015 8:00am PDT

PAX East represented the first opportunity for the general public to try out Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. For Shacknews, it represented an opportunity for Andrew Zucosky to speak with lead content designer Matt Wuerffel and system designer Jon Peters.


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns first closed beta details revealed

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 06, 2015 9:40am PST

ArenaNet brought Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns to this year's PAX East and has released some new details regarding the first closed beta, which is set to begin very soon.


Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP preview - storming the Stronghold

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 03, 2015 8:00am PST

After checking out PvE earlier, Shacknews next set out to look at Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' primary PvP addition: the MOBA-inspired game mode known as Stronghold.


"I should clarify, guild chat only goes to the guild you are representing."

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Guild Wars 2 getting new first-person, over-the-shoulder camera options

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 26, 2015 9:45am PST

With a lot of time to fill before the next expansion, ArenaNet is taking some time to fill some requested Guild Wars 2 features. First up, all-new camera options that include first-person perspective, over-the-shoulder views, field of view sliders, and more.


"You don't even encounter most of those currencies until you hit level 80. Gold and Karma are the ..."

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Guild Wars 2 further details new Revenant profession

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 19, 2015 10:35am PST

The Revenant promises to be one of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' biggest additions. Arenanet has detailed the new class further, looking at its ability to summon legends and also tear through the very fabric of time and space.


Guild Wars 2 director discusses Heart of Thorns, Revenants, Guild Halls, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 26, 2015 10:00am PST

Following the recent PAX South announcement of a new expansion called Heart of Thorns, Shacknews reached out to Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson to get more details on some of the new features that players can expect, while also attempting to nail down a more precis...


"Yah I considered that too.. but then we don't have a release date yet, so hopes are it's sooner ..."

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced at PAX South

By Steven Wong, Jan 24, 2015 10:25am PST

ArenaNet announced the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion to thousands of fans attending PAX South 2015.


"Bought a copy for the wifu, and was welcomed back by a lot of people I never came across. That's ..."

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