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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 ...


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...


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...


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, ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 -- ...


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...


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...


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...


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'...


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...


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!  


If you like magic, technology, and golems, the Asura race of Guild Wars 2 might be for you. Their page was updated today with everything you might want to know about the little guys, including a new video and screenshots. Af...


Based on what I've seen of Guild Wars 2 so far, "cute" and "cuddly" are two of the last words I'd ever use to describe the Charr. Despite this, NCsoft is teaming up with Penny Arcade to produce a rather adorable limited-editi...


´╗┐As part of Guild Wars 2's showing at PAX, we got to see a lot of new information about the game's Competitive PvP mode, as I detailed in my preview. During the presentation, Lead Content Designer Colin Johanson told us tha...


At PAX, I got the opportunity to spend some time with the developers of Guild Wars 2, a game I've been looking forward to for quite a while. The build I saw last weekend was a bit different from what was shown last year -- t...


While Guild Wars 2 was announced at gamescom 2010, NCsoft and ArenaNet have spent this last 12 months perfecting the art of continuously releasing enough bits of information to keep fans desperately clinging to the edge of t...


While the gamescom editorial team continues to argue over the choice for game of the show, the Destructoid community has been hard at work voting for its favorite, and the results are unanimous. While every day at g...


Hello MMO connoisseurs and fellow cheese enthusiasts. How goes the raiding and invading? Gamescom 2011 is underway in Germany and exciting details are streaming out of the land of the Beer Garden. Let’s drink it up!  


To all you Guild Wars 2 fans, if you haven't seen this trailer for gamescom yet, crank up your speakers and start buffering this video! For those who aren't into MMOs or haven't heard of Guild Wars 2, please check it ou...


Greetings, massively multiplayer mavens. How was your week online? Did you destroy numerous beasties and loot their shiny baubles? I sure hope so! Let’s dive right in and take a look at “The-Week-That-Was” in persistent gaming.


You may or may not have heard about Guild Wars 2 depending on how much you're into MMOs, but you're going to at least want to check it out, whether you like them or not. Even though Guild Wars 2 isn't released yet, ArenaNet c...


Hello persistent friends! I’m back in action after a week away working at Comic-Con. It was fun and exhausting geeking out in San Diego, snapping pictures of Mark Hamill signing $100 autographs and trying not to be crushed by sweaty cosplayers dressed up as the cast of Glee. So, what did we miss? Let’s investigate. Without further ado -- there’s games to pursue!


San Diego Comic-Con is almost here! NCsoft will be representing at booth #5345 with two of its big online titles. AreaNet intends to show off Guild War 2's Engineer profession and underwater combat areas, while City of Heroes...


Has it really been six years since Guild Wars launched? Oh, it has! NCsoft and ArenaNet are kicking off the festivities with more than just a pat on the back -- expect sales, contests, and an update to the game. Through June ...


The industrious and militaristic Charr, a race of feline warriors, have received a highlight in this "Domain of the Charr" Guild Wars 2 featurette. The Black Citadel and the industrial sectors that fuel the Charr war machine...


Come to think of it, I vaguely remember playing Guild Wars for a solid few months back when it first launched. What strange days those were. The game has undoubtedly come a long way since then, and hey, AreaNet isn't quite re...


If you were at PAX, you know the lines to play Guild Wars 2 were long. There's a good reason -- Guild Wars 2 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting MMOs we've seen in a long, long time. During PAX, some of the fine g...


“We are going to make the greatest MMO ever made.” Big words from ArenaNet considering the competition it has. None the less, they are confident of success against MMORPG’s that already have an established b...


No one on staff is particularly interested in massively multiplayer online games; shocking, I know! Perhaps that will change with Guild Wars 2, perhaps not. A while back, executive producer Mike O'Brien posted a hype-filled ...






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