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10:00 PM on 05.23.2012

Next Guild Wars 2 beta event waiting on more hardware

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 05.02.2012

Office Chat: Twin surprises in Black Ops and Guild Wars

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 PM on 04.20.2012

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

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...

Max Scoville

9:00 PM on 04.18.2012

Soon: Guild Wars 2 beta event is next weekend

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...

Jordan Devore





3:45 PM on 04.10.2012

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

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...

Fraser Brown

7:30 PM on 03.21.2012

Guild Wars 2 microtransactions take a cue from EVE Online

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...

Joshua Derocher

5:00 PM on 03.13.2012

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

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...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 02.27.2012

Upcoming Guild Wars 2 closed beta set for next month

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...

Jordan Devore



Guild Wars 2 beta sign-ups are live photo
Guild Wars 2 beta sign-ups are live
by Jonathan Ross

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 name in the running immediately.

All you need to do is head to this website, submit your contact information and your DxDiag file, and you're registered for future beta events. There's no guarantee you'll get in, and specific dates for future betas haven't been announced yet, but if you're at all interested in Guild Wars 2 I strongly suggest you sign up.

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10:00 PM on 02.18.2012

Guild Wars 2 PvP to set worlds against each other

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 -- ...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons



Console version of Guild Wars 2 is progressing photo
Console version of Guild Wars 2 is progressing
by Conrad Zimmerman

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 2 Guru forums to calm excited fans, fearful that their PC-exclusive title might be watered down by a console port, to point out that the company has previously stated their intentions and that they have long had a small team pursuing the possibility of release on home consoles.

I can understand the concern from players whenever a PC title is going to see release on a console, but it often sounds like a big brother whining that their little brother gets to have a toy at all when they get to play with the far cooler version of the toy. If you're still worried, be sure to check out our impressions of the upcoming Guild Wars 2 closed beta that will be posted Monday morning.

Conference Call Highlights, GW2 Console Version Confirmed [Guild Wars Insider]

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1:00 PM on 01.23.2012

Guild Wars 2 coming later this year with betas in spring

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...

Fraser Brown



Destructoid's most wanted PC games of 2012 photo
Destructoid's most wanted PC games of 2012
by Allistair Pinsof

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-rate rarely get in the way. 

If you are a PC gamer, you'll rarely feel left out as most of 2012's biggest titles are coming to the platform. What's more exciting is that some of the most beloved franchises are finally making a return this year, including Jagged Alliance, Diablo, and Counter-Strike. As someone who recently purchased a new PC, I'm happy to say I don't regret it one bit looking at these upcoming titles. 

The best thing? Even if all these games suck, we still have some kick-ass Skyrim mods to look forward to! Take that consoles! You dicks!

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7:00 PM on 12.14.2011

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

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'...

Jordan Devore



Guild Wars: Winds of Change part two is live photo
Guild Wars: Winds of Change part two is live
by Derek Hryniewicz

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 combined free content update in the history of the Guild Wars franchise. Win!

Along with the new quests, this content update will feature five new respawn zones: Bukdek Byway, Shadow's Passage, Shenzun Tunnels, The Undercity, and Sunjiang District. There are also some additional hidden scenes players have the opportunity to unlock as well.

Personally, I cannot wait for Guild Wars 2, although being caught between the Ministry of Purity, The Jade Brotherhood, and the Am Fah is good times as well!. Anyone out there planning on exploring this content?

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1:30 PM on 09.17.2011

That's So MMO!: Wee Warriors

Howdy, MMO cowpunchers! I was waylaid by an exploding snake trap last week and was unable to join you. That means we’ve got some catching up to do. Let’s get down and dirty with the week in MMO news!  

David Moore