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China really likes Guild Wars 2


China DO care, to the tune of almost 4 million
Jul 08
Guild Wars 2's Chinese publisher had the MMO at 760,000 players on launch day. Two months later, it's reporting 3.8 million Chinese players. Guild Wars 2's first year sales, before the Chinese launch, were at 3.5 million, so total sales are at least over 7 million.  Not bad, not bad.  [Via NeoGAF] read
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NCSoft giving away 5,000 copies of Guild Wars 2


Just pledge your allegiance for a chance to win
Nov 30
In one of the more spirited giveaways I've seen in recent years, NCSoft and ArenaNet are giving away 5,000 copies of Guild Wars 2 to folks willing to pledge their undying loyalty to the game on camera.  For a chance to ... read
MMO deals

Get Guild Wars 2 for $30 or World of Warcraft for $5


MMO sales for the holidays!
Nov 27
If you have been looking to get into World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2, here is your chance to get them for cheap. Battle.net just launched its black friday sales, with World of Warcraft for $4.99 and Mists of Pandaria for $9... read
Guild Wars

Play Guild Wars 2 for free next weekend


Fastest-selling Western MMO, according to developer
Aug 16
With the one-year anniversary for Guild Wars 2 rapidly approaching, ArenaNet has plans to host a free trial weekend soon. That'll kick off on Friday, August 23 at 12:01am Pacific and carry through Sunday, August 25 at 11:59pm... read
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Original Guild Wars isn't shutting down anytime soon


ArenaNet wants to support passionate player base
Jul 16
While I have only the vaguest memories of playing Guild Wars, it was one of the rare few MMORPGs to grab hold of me and obliterate whole summers. What I do recall is a general feeling of nostalgia, though I'm sure it would be... read
Guild Wars 2

Bazaar of the Fours Winds content live for Guild Wars 2


How Bazaar! How Bazaar!
Jul 14
Time to dust off that Tyrian merchant hat and polish up all of your excess junk that you don't want -- I mean, quality product that you would hate to part with -- because the Bazaar of the Four Winds content for Guild Wars 2 ... read
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Guild Wars 2 sheds a little off its price


Every bit helps
May 21
Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has k... read
Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 April Fools' Day gag becomes a real game


Rytlock's Critter Rampage
Apr 19
For April Fools' Day, ArenaNet devised Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box update that went into the actual game as content folks could play. Part of the joke involved a commercial which briefly featured a kid p... read
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A 'Looking for Group' tool is coming to Guild Wars 2


MMO standard coming later in 2013
Apr 10
If you were put off by having to manually locate a band of fellow adventurers in Guild Wars 2 without a third party add-on, it appears as if a late 2013 target has been set for an official "looking for group" tool. "As we&rsq... read
Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 goes old-school with Super Adventure Box


April Fools' Day done right
Apr 01
There are some companies who can make coming up with great April Fools' Day jokes look effortless and ArenaNet has secured itself on my personal list with Super Adventure Box, an update for Guild Wars 2. Watch the commercial... read
No Guild Wars 2 expansion

There are no Guild Wars 2 expansions in the works


ArenaNet confirms focus on Guild Wars 2
Mar 05
Speaking to IGN, Guild Wars 2 director Colin Johanson stated that there are no expansions planned for the game at the current moment. While they haven't completely ruled any out, don't expect any soon. Johanson states, "expan... read
Guild Wars 2 tournaments

Guild Wars 2 removing paid tournaments


Free fighting for everyone!
Feb 25
With the recent introduction of a ranked matching system, ArenaNet has decided to drop the current system in Guild Wars 2 of paying to participate in high-level player-versus-player matches. The earlier system -- ch... read
Guild Wars 2 sale

ArenaNet's sale for Guild Wars 2 ends today


$39.99 for the non-subscription based game
Feb 25
If you've been on the fence in regards to checking out Guild Wars 2, now is a good time to take the plunge, as the digital and collector's editions are on sale for $39.99 and $54.99 respectively. Buying the game will grant yo... read
Guilds in Guild Wars 2

Chicken races? Guild Wars 2 gets guild missions next week


Get the band back together
Feb 22
ArenaNet has shared a look at a new aspect of Guild Wars 2 called guild missions. "Our team’s primary goal was to create a solid foundation to support PvE guild play," writes content designer Leah Rivera. "We wanted t... read
Guild Wars 2 PVP

Guild Wars 2 introduces the Spirit Watch PVP map


Bring out your Norns
Feb 18
ArenaNet has a new video out showcasing their new Norn-themed PVP map for Guild Wars 2, Spirit Watch. It promises huge idyllic vistas, crystal clear waters, and of course, deadly combat. The map will combine conquest g... read

Guild Wars 2 adjusting how dynamic levels work


More challenge and better rewards for all
Feb 04
Guild Wars 2 has a system in place that allows higher-level characters to revisit low-level zones. The player's level is scaled down to match the zone, so they can still get the same challenge. This means they don't... read
Flame and Frost: Prelude

Guild Wars 2 gets 'Flame and Frost: Prelude' this month


Prologue to 'multi-stage narrative'
Jan 22
A new update for Guild Wars 2 dubbed "Flame and Frost: Prelude" will roll out on January 28, adding a variety of features and setting up what ArenaNet has called a "multi-stage narrative" planned for the MMO this year. Going ... read

Guild Wars 2 boasts 3 million in sales


Explore Tyria with company
Jan 15
Guild Wars 2 had a pretty tall order to fill when it was released. It sought to change up the MMO formula once and for all, and despite the fact that I wasn't a fan of the original Guild Wars, I think it succeeded in spades. ... read

'The Lost Shores' Guild Wars 2 event starts this week


Plus a free trial weekend
Nov 12
It's another big month for Guild Wars 2 as ArenaNet prepares to kick off a one-time world event for the game dubbed "The Lost Shores." The official site offers a glimpse at this new storyline, which will begin at 12:00pm Paci... read

Guild Wars 2: Shadow of the Mad King starts today


Update celebrates Halloween
Oct 22
If you've been neglecting Guild Wars 2 as I regrettably have, the latest content update should offer plenty of incentive for you to clear some time for ArenaNet's Halloween festivities. Shadow of the Mad King begins today wit... read

Paid tournaments, custom arenas next for Guild Wars 2 PvP


Oct 09
In a blog post, Guild Wars 2 systems designer Jonathan Sharp has written at length about the future of the game's structured player versus player. In short, the team at ArenaNet has a lot in mind -- particularly when it comes... read

Unboxing the four-disc Guild Wars 2 soundtrack


Sep 28
After showing off composer Jeremy Soule's amazing 4-disc soundtrack for Skyrim earlier this year, I thought I'd extend the same treatment to the recently released Guild Wars 2 Original Game Soundtrack. We featured a review o... read

Guild Wars 2 Mac beta client now available


Both versions will get simultaneous updates
Sep 18
Upon seeing that Guild Wars 2 was getting a Mac version, I had to rub my eyes and look again. Turns out I read it correctly the first time -- the game is available for Mac OS X (Lion and Mountain Lion) right now. It'll be pla... read

Laugh and/or cry at this Godawful Guild Wars 2 trailer


Worst live-action trailer ever?
Sep 11
ArenaNet is currently being laughed at throughout the Internet for releasing one of the silliest live-action trailers ever conceived. Such things are usually bad, but you'd have to work damn hard to come up with something mo... read

You can now buy Guild Wars 2 from ArenaNet again


First-party sales of the MMO repopen
Sep 10
On August 30, ArenaNet ceased its sales of Guild Wars 2 and restocking of retail inventories as a measure to "ensure that players who bought the game would continue to have the best online experience possible." We knew people... read

3,000 Guild Wars 2 players banned for vendor exploit


Rules is rules
Aug 31
ArenaNet has revealed that it banned 3,000 Guild Wars 2 players last night for knowingly exploiting a vendor error that saw them buying cheap gear and selling it on for economy-wrecking profit.  "The players we banned we... read

Guild Wars 2 level 80 cap reached by player before launch


Aug 28
Guild Wars 2 hasn't even officially launched yet, but a dedicated player in the early access game has managed to grind his way to level 80 already. French user Surfeuze is officially the first player to hit the level cei... read

ArenaNet recaps what makes Guild Wars 2 stand out


Jul 26
With the last beta weekend behind us for Guild Wars 2, there's about a month left of waiting before ArenaNet's anticipated MMO launches officially. The studio has put together four videos, each highlighting a distinct part o... read

Details of the final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend revealed


Jul 09
With Guild Wars 2 set to be released at the end of August, developer ArenaNet has released the details of what you can expect to play in the last beta weekend before we can get our grubby little hands on the final game. For t... read

ArenaNet unveils the second Guild Wars 2 beta weekend


May 29
Not a day goes by where I don't see people clamoring for some info on the next Guild Wars 2 beta weekend. Well, today you're going to get it! Compliments of Chris Whiteside, the official times for the second GW2 beta event ar... read

Next Guild Wars 2 beta event waiting on more hardware


May 23
When is the next beta weekend event for Guild Wars 2? That question has been on my mind ever since the first one ended. With the impending long weekend ahead of us, some people had hoped ArenaNet would open the beta back up i... read

Soon: Guild Wars 2 beta event is next weekend


Apr 18
Despite knowing full well that I'll eventually buy Guild Wars 2 and would really like to get into the beta sooner rather than later, I've avoided pre-purchasing the game. Well, until now, that is. NCsoft and ArenaNet have fin... read






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