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Guild Wars 2 closed beta starting Friday, Mesmer detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 14, 2011 2:15pm PST

Just in time for the closed beta on Friday, ArenaNet officially unveiled Guild Wars 2's Mesmer profession, the final class to be revealed for the subscription-free MMORPG.


"The original launched on April 26th. My money's on an anniversary release."

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Aion going free-to-play in Europe only

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 14, 2011 6:00am PST

AionWhile struggling MMORPGs used to simply shut down when subscriber numbers dropped, the rise of the free-to-play model has seen many hold on to eek out a living. Add Aion to that list, as NCSoft announced today it'll switch in February 2012--but only i


Lineage 2 going free-to-play later this year

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 02, 2011 6:30am PDT

NCSoft's grind-athon Lineage II is jumping on the free-to-play MMO bandwagon "later this year," switching alongside the launch of the 'Goddess of Destruction' free expansion.


"waiting for rift f2p... Iv always wanted to try that one but am not going to pay for it."

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Richard Garriott awarded $32 million in NCSoft legal battle

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2011 9:45am PDT

NCSoft unsurprisingly appealed when it was ordered to pay Richard 'Lord British' Garriott $28 million in 2010, but Garriott has won the appeal too, and is now owed $32 million.


"They should give it to him in NCSoft points, redeemable in any of NCSoft game's item stores. "

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Guild Wars 2 gets PvP details, new trailer

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating the Gamescom show with a whole host of presents, including details on the subscription-free PC MMORPG's PvP, a snazzy trailer, and great gobs of new screenshots.


"nice trailer.. had bits in it from previous ones.. i was intrigued by that furnace part of the ..."

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MMO WildStar announced by NCSoft

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 17, 2011 7:30am PDT

Building, exploring, and collecting are playstyles intended to be just as valid as hitting monsters until they fall over in MMORPG WildStar, announced today at Gamescom by NCSoft.


"Corrected an error that listed the planet in this game as Nexon. It is actually Nexus."

- XAVdeMATOS see all 5 comments

Guild Wars 2 Sylvari race shown off

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 11, 2011 10:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2's playable plant people the Sylvari are the stars of a week of features from developer ArenaNet, with story details, sound snippets, videos and more.


"Sylvari (modern day Kokiri), have the coolest racial ability yet: ...Chores!! =]"

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Guild Wars 2 beta later this year

By Xav de Matos, May 18, 2011 2:20pm PDT

NCSoft has announced that a beta test for Guild Wars 2 is planned for the "second half" of 2011. During a conference call, the NCSoft CFO hinted the game could launch in 2012.


"well, NC Soft's traditional release dates are April and November... and they usually have a beta ..."

- surferosh see all 16 comments

PopCap Teams Up with NCSoft for Game Platform in Korea

By Brian Leahy, Sep 14, 2010 4:00pm PDT

PopCap Games and NCSoft have partnered to bring the developer's games to Korea within a new service, dubbed PopCap World. The platform will launch...


Richard Garriott Awarded $28 Million in NCSoft Lawsuit

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2010 6:00am PDT

Ultima creator and Tabula Rasa designer Richard 'Lord British' Garriott has won his lawsuit against his former employeer NCSoft, the Statesman...


"Sadly, if the target is big enough, they usually settle if the merits of the case take it to ..."

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Richard Garriott Sues NCSoft for $27 Million

By Alice O'Connor, May 06, 2009 10:11am PDT

Ultima creator Richard Garriott is suing former employer NCSoft for around $27 million, alleging he lost stock options when the Tabula Rasa...


"Yeah, he obviously doesn't deserve the money that was promised to him in a contract. In fact, ..."

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NCsoft Joins Steam, Brings City of Heroes and More

By Chris Faylor, Apr 22, 2009 9:11am PDT

Expanding Steam's catalog of massively multiplayer online games, publisher NCsoft has announced that its various MMOs will soon hit Valve's digital...


"All PROGRAMS should be so easy to run and install. Fuck the Windows registry, fuck Control Panel ..."

- code-e255 see all 48 comments

Champions Online Testers Poached From Rival

By Chris Faylor, Mar 20, 2009 9:07am PDT

Cryptic Studios has confirmed that it recruited players for the now-underway Champions Online closed beta from super-powered rival City of Heroes...


"I love how developers cater to consoles with a PC market game. I have a bad feeling about this ..."

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Worlds Claims MMOs Infringe 'Virtual Space' Patent, Sues NCsoft

By Chris Faylor, Dec 29, 2008 2:58pm PST

Self-described pioneer in "3D virtual communities and rich immersive environments" Worlds has sued MMO publisher and developer NCsoft for...


"The patent system is pretty flawed. I think they'll grant a patent on just about anything ..."

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NCsoft Consolidates MMO Devs, Creates NC West

By Nick Breckon, Sep 10, 2008 12:30pm PDT

Korea-based MMO publisher NCsoft today announced that it will consolidate subsidiaries NC Europe, NC Austin (Tabula Rasa) and ArenaNet (Guild Wars)...


"ditto, they need to focus their efforts on that and stop shitting out all the retarded titles in ..."

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