NCSoft News


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...


"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...


"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...


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.


"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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Guild Wars 2 expansion pack in development

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2013 6:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is getting an expansion pack, according to publisher NCSoft. This is contrary to recent comments from developer ArenaNet.


"I had a fun run with this game but in the end the PvP just wasn't all it should have been. The ..."

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Guild Wars 2 'Secret of Southsun' update coming May 14

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2013 11:05am PDT

Guild Wars 2's "Secret of Southsun" update is coming May 14. It will add a new story, crab toss mini-game, and traps for use in World vs World maps.


"Boring. How to describe this game. First few months are great then the rest are like Farmville ..."

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Shuttered City of Heroes dev failed in last minute attempt to buy company

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Before NCSoft closed down City of Heroes developer Paragon Studios last August, a core group of developers in the studio was making a last ditch effort to buy the company back from its publisher, along with the City of Heroes IP.


WildStar trailer shows off player housing

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT

We may live in hovels ridden with damp and caked in filth, and so we play video games in the hope of realising our dreams of having carpet (carpet!) and no murders. If you buy into the whole "video games are wish-fulfilment" thing, anyway. A new WildStar trailer shows off th...


"This game looks promising, and I love the attitude that this dev has in the videos. Only thing ..."

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WildStar beta signups begin

By John Keefer, Mar 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Developer Carbine Studios is trying hard to smash many of the pesky problems that it finds annoying in the current crop of MMOs on the market. A new trailer shows off quite a bit of what the game is about and why all you "cupcakes" out there should care. And if you are inter...


"OMG.. that's one of the best, hyperbole-filled, trailers I've seen a good long time. HAHA! I ..."

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Guild Wars 2 scrapping PvP tournament entry fee

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 26, 2013 3:45pm PST

Guild Wars 2 is paid tournaments in favour of new free tournaments. The entrance fee wasn't massive, working out to around 22ยข, but developer ArenaNet says it was more about creating a tier of tournaments for properly competitive players, and matchmaking now serves that fun...


"Guild Wars 2 is paid tournaments in favour of new free tournaments. editor"

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Guild Wars 2 'Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm' coming February 26

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2013 7:30am PST

Guild Wars 2's "Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm" is coming February 26, and ArenaNet has detailed the updates that will come along with it.


"I don't know what it is... I wanted to like it, but I just can't get into this game."

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WildStar preview: MMO problem-solver

By Kat Bailey, Feb 06, 2013 6:00am PST

WildStar is an ambitious project that holds a lot of promise. Maybe Carbine won't make "the next great MMO," but given all the talent and intelligent ideas behind WildStar, it should at least be a fun one.


"I forget, which stage is the one where I cackle victoriously over their smoldering corpses?"

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