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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

Guild Wars 2 breaks over 2 million in sales in two weeks


Sep 13
2, 2, 2! In just two weeks, and despite a short sales halt to preserve the customer experience, MMO Guild Wars 2 has moved over two million copies.  In the first week, sales of the game played it at the top of the the li... 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

Scammers attempting to crack Guild Wars 2 accounts


ArenaNet warns users to create unique passwords
Sep 10
ArenaNet has revealed that scammers have a list of usernames and passwords from other websites, and are systematically trying them all on Guild Wars 2. Ah, the fun world of MMOs.  The developer puts the responsibility on... 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

The DTOID Show: Hearthfire, CoD:BLOPScopters, & Lococycle


Aug 29
Here's the last episode of The Destructoid Show before we all go to Seattle for PAX oh my goodness I'm so excited it's just frustrating. Guild Wars 2 is a thing that is happening all of a sudden, Bethesda's newest Skyrim DLC ... read

I was skeptical of Guild Wars 2. The original Guild Wars, by ArenaNet's own admission, was a Cooperative RPG (CORPG), and not an MMO. As a result, the game was heavily instanced, and even though it was a decent dungeon crawle... read feature

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

With the Guild Wars 2 headstart beginning tomorrow, many of you will be playing the game for the first time. Some of you may still be on the fence about whether to purchase it or not (hint: you should). If you haven't played ... read feature

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

Guild Wars 2 gets 4-disc soundtrack signed by composer


Jul 08
Those itching to get their hands on the single-disc Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition Soundtrack that is shipping with the game's collector's edition in late August will likely be surprised by the posting today on DirectSong, ... read

Guild Wars 2 will officially launch on August 28th


Jun 28
It's official -- after hundreds of placeholders, rumored release dates, and leaked information, Guild Wars 2 finally has an official release date of August 28th, 2012 (pre-orders get early access on the 25th!). I had the oppo... 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

Office Chat: Twin surprises in Black Ops and Guild Wars


May 02
We're all pretty floored about the new direction Treyarch is taking the Call of Duty series for Black Ops 2, as it sounds like they're making the biggest effort to evolve the franchise since Modern Warfare. I talked a b... read

The DTOID Show: Halo 4, Prey 2, God of War and MORE!


Apr 20
Hey guys! Tara's off in the desert on some kind of vision quest in search of the glowing ghosts of rappers or something, so Anthony Carboni filled in. We covered some big sexy nasty sequel news, including Prey 2's non-cancel... 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

You can pre-purchase Guild Wars 2 today so do that


Apr 10
You can't see me right now, so you'll just have to take my word for it: I'm jumping for joy. Why, you ask? Well I just pre-purchased Guild Wars 2. If you haven't done so already then you can, too. NCsoft and ArenaNet hav... read

Guild Wars 2 microtransactions take a cue from EVE Online


Mar 21
ArenaNet has finally spilled the beans on the details of microtransactions in the upcoming Guild Wars 2. The latest blog post by Mike O'Brian, president of ArenaNet, explains what we can expect. Players will be able to b... read

Guild Wars 2 Collector's Ed., pre-purchase offer detailed


Mar 13
Fans eager to toss a wad of cash NCsoft's way for Guild Wars 2 will want to hear about the publisher's pre-purchase plan -- it grants access to all beta weekend events, a three-day head start at launch, and an exclusive in-ga... read

Upcoming Guild Wars 2 closed beta set for next month


Feb 27
During peak periods, 4,000 people per minute signed up to participate in the Guild Wars 2 closed beta. No wonder the website went down so quickly. To be fair, the game increasingly sounds like something many of us desperately... read

Hot on the heels of last weekend's closed press beta, ArenaNet is now taking applications for all future Guild Wars 2 beta events. Sign-ups will only be open for the next 48 hours, so if you're interested, you should put your... read feature

Guild Wars 2 PvP to set worlds against each other


Feb 18
I'm always a big fan of when game developers share philosophies and general development methodologies behind the games that they are working on. This week, Mike Ferguson -- of the Guild Wars 2 development team at ArenaNet -- ... read

In an investor call today, NCSoft confirmed that plans are moving forward on a console release of Guild Wars 2, stating that they are in a "preparation stage." Not long after, ArenaNet's Martin Kerstein took to the Guild Wars... read feature

Guild Wars 2 coming later this year with betas in spring


Jan 23
I doubt that it will come as a surprise to anyone, but ArenaNet have revealed that Guild Wars 2 will indeed be stealing many of our lives this year. It seems inevitable that I'll be spending a significant portion of 2012 enta... read

It's a strange time to be a PC gamer. With fewer high-profile exclusives, it has become a glorified Xbox 360. Thanks to efforts from developers and publishers, it's a superior 360 where draw distance, anti-aliasing, and frame... read feature

Last Guild Wars 2 profession unveiled, devs put on an AMA


Dec 14
Rounding out the eight professions in Guild Wars 2 is the Mesmer, which was revealed by ArenaNet today. This class type uses illusory magic, like clones and phantasms, to confuse and take down enemies. For years in gaming we'... read

Guild Wars: Winds of Change part two is live


Sep 29
Guild Wars launched the second chapter in the Winds of Change trilogy today. The previous installment added 17 new quests and this chapter will feature 11 more on top of that, which also makes Winds of Change the largest comb... read






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