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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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Guild Wars 2 developer lays out 2013 plans

By Steve Watts, Jan 15, 2013 11:45am PST

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has outlined its plans for the upcoming year.


"Not at all what I want. And I love the emphasis on "less competitive" suckers as if that's ..."

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Guild Wars 2 issues bans for 'snowflake' exploit

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2013 9:00am PST

ArenaNet has issued permanent bans for Guild Wars 2 players who took advantage of a "snowflake" exploit during the recent Wintersday event.


"They've already set a precedent of being very strict with banning exploiters. If the exploiters ..."

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Guild Wars 2 players to battle toys for Wintersday

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 13, 2012 12:10pm PST

The world of Tyria has undergone cataclysmic changes over the past 250 years, but its traditions live on. With the Mad King's Halloween rampage subsided, it's time to celebrate Wintersday. This year, Tyrians can embrace the holiday season when Tixx the Toymaker goes on a wor...


Guild Wars 2 Wintersday celebrations start Friday

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2012 7:30am PST

Ooh, aren't holidays with the family trying? Skip all that fuss by logging onto Guild Wars 2 to celebrate this secular period of colder weather in the Northern hemisphere. With its Wintersday festivities kicking off on Friday, ArenaNet has shared the event timetable and a ne...


"Hopefully this time there's gonna be an even harder jumping puzzle."

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Guild Wars 2 team addresses gear grind complaints

By Steve Watts, Nov 27, 2012 10:30am PST

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has directly addressed fan complaints about the new Ascended gear type and what it may mean for the direction of the game.


"depends on the server your on. I don't see that issue on Jade Quarry"

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Guild Wars 2 details upcoming end-game additions

By Steve Watts, Nov 13, 2012 11:30am PST

Guild Wars 2 is getting several changes to keep the game going for players who have hit max levels. These include a new Agony condition, which can be cured with Infusion upgrades, which are slotted into Ascended Gear.


"Well I don't mean go crazy with it, not even to the level wow has done, but just... some form of ..."

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