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Guild Wars 2 trailer signals end to Living World arc

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 07, 2014 4:00pm PST

If you've missed out on any of the Guild Wars 2 story, a new trailer helps catch you up. And you'd better catch up, because the end of the Living World storyline begins on January 21.

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""Thump, Thump. Time to jump. Wipe all resistance from your mind There’s a secret deep below ..."

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Guild Wars 2 Wintersday event begins next week

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 04, 2013 4:00pm PST

ArenaNet does so enjoy its seasonal festivities, and is once again ringing in the winter solstice (and other December-y things, I suppose) with Wintersday celebrations. The snowy event will return to >Guild Wars 2 next Tuesday, December 10, the developer confirmed today, wit...

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"Yes the game is fun. It's different from the first Guild Wars though. It's good for short stints ..."

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WildStar's final classes revealed: Medic and Engineer

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2013 12:00pm PST

Carbine's approach with WildStar seems to be carefully observing other MMORPG's exciting bits then building polished versions of them for itself, so its no surprise that its classes don't stray far from the norm. The developer today revealed the final two of WildStar's six c...

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Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness update introduces the Bloody Prince

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness update kicks off on Tuesday, introducing a new member of the Mad King Thorn's family. It also marks the beginning of the first World v. World season.

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"I was mainly disappointed that they destroyed the trading card like skill system of the first ..."

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Guild Wars 2 free trial week starts Friday

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2013 6:30am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is holding another free trial event from Friday, for a little longer than usual. Rather than another trial weekend, it'll be a trial week running until the following Thursday. Landing smack bang in the middle of this will be the 'Twilight Assault' update, which ...

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A giant dragon reborn in Guild Wars 2's 'Tequatl Rising' update

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Reports of Tequatl the Sunless's slaying may have been a bit premature. The fearsome undead dragon is back with a vengeance in today's Guild Wars 2 update, Tequatl Rising!

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Guild Wars 2 sold 3.5 million in first year

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating its first anniversary, and has released some stats to mark the occasion. It sold 3.5 million in its first year, and hosted 460,000 players concurrently at its peak.

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"I know people who quit WoW but come back every time an expansion is released, so this may or may ..."

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Guild Wars 2 bringing back 'Super Adventure Box' this September

By Steve Watts, Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is bringing back the 8-bit inspired "Super Adventure Box" in an upcoming update. The update will hit on September 3, bringing back the world with some new challenges and loot to collect.

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"So glad they are getting rid of MF as an armor stat!! Hope the ascended weapons sets look cool ..."

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Guild Wars 2 free trial weekend underway

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 23, 2013 7:30am PDT

With its first birthday fast approaching, Guild Wars 2 is holding a free trial weekend so all can come and coo over how big and grown-up it is. All parts of the subscription-free MMORPG are open to everyone from earlier this morning until 11:59pm Pacific on Sunday, so go wil...

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"Thanks for the heads up, I kept missing these free weekends. I've wanted to try out the 2nd ..."

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WildStar allows buying subscription time with in-game gold

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2013 10:30am PDT

Carbine's WildStar is an interesting one, seeming not to particularly innovate but refining and bringing together lessons learned from the past decade of MMORPGs. Publisher NCsoft today revealed it'll charge monthly subscription fees, but with a twist picked up from EVE Onli...

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"What about combat and questing, any noticeably differences compared to the likes of WoW and Rift ..."

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Guild Wars 2 ushers in 'Queen's Jubilee' August 6

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating a milestone for their royal family. The Queen's Jubilee update arrives on August 6 and will feature a majestic...

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"I logged in earlier tonight, have been back on and off in the last month. "

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Guild Wars 2 'Cutthroat Politics' update coming July 23

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 11:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2's "Cutthroat Politics" update is coming July 23, packing some new items and events in with a political bent.

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Guild Wars 2 opening API for user-created tools

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2013 9:30am PDT

Guild Wars 2 lead content designer Mike Zadorojny says the team is opening up its API enough to allow fans to create tools and apps. This is part of a responsive strategy that is also the reasoning behind the recently-announced more frequent updates.

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"Here's a list of current apps and websites using GW2 APIs. ..."

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Guild Wars 2 increasing update schedule to every two weeks

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2013 2:55pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 isn't slowing down their content updates. In fact, they're about to become more frequent, coming every two weeks.

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"It was fun for the first 2000 hours but it got stale quicker than I thought it would. I wished ..."

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Guild Wars 2 'Sky Pirates of Tyria' update coming June 25

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is getting another content update, Sky Pirates of Tyria. It will include a new dungeon, scavenger hunt, feature and balance updates, and more. It's coming June 25.

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"I think in a way it's just that they play it too safe. Big bosses are too forgiving, while big ..."

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