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Dirty Bomb

Dirty Bomb's grenade launching class is ingeniously called Nader


Someone get them the Nobel Prize in character naming
Apr 24
Have you been enjoying my news posts on Destructoid so far? Well hold on to your undercrackers because after this paragraph you sure as fuck won't: I loved Brink. I pre-ordered it, I played it to death, I got a character to ... read
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Wildstar

Wildstar's been pulled from shelves. Might be dropping the sub fee?


Shocking absolutely nobody
Apr 16
Wildstar once stood firm in the face of a growing tide of MMOs ditching subscriptions and instead opting for Free-to-Play or Guild Wars-style one time purchasing. Developer Carbine has been pretty critical of F2P in the past ... read
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Lineage II

Lineage II keeps on keeping on with latest expansion announcement


This thing will never die
Mar 12
The MMO genre is not what it used to be. That doesn't mean, though, that there still aren't thousands of players that enjoy the endless farming and miles of endless walking that these games provide. With all the other options... read
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Project HON trailer

Project HON's mech combat trailer is amazing and confusing


Mecha got a booty like DAYAM
Nov 25
I wish everyday started with over 20 minutes of gorgeous mech combat. Project HON's impressively long trailer includes everything you could ask for from a game inspired by mecha anime: senseless destruction, giant guns, metal fisticuffs, weaponized grappling hooks, and transforming robots. Best breakfast viewing ever. read
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Guild Wars sales

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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MMO

WildStar's 10-day open beta begins this week


Grab a beta key on Thursday
May 06
Carbine Studios is opening up beta access for its MMO WildStar this week. The open beta event kicks off Thursday and will extend to May 18. During that period, just head to the game's website and request a key, or if you're a... read
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Guild Wars 2

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
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Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched in 1998


NCSoft's medieval fantasy MMORPG
Nov 28
Wow. NCsoft announced that Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched 15 years ago in 1998. The medieval fantasy MMORPG is hugely popular in South Korea, with millions of subscribers also spread out in China, Japan, and other markets. Lineage II meanwhile has been played by more than 14 million users since that came out in 2003. All in all that's pretty damn impressive. read
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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 patches

ArenaNet aiming for bi-weekly updates for Guild Wars 2


The studio is still wholly committed to the game
Jun 26
Do you still play Guild Wars 2? I do, and ArenaNet is listening to the folks who want more updates. Specifically, it looks like they're going to target updates every two weeks instead of a three week timeline. Speaking to Gam... read
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WildStar Paths system

WildStar 'Paths' system detailed in new dev video


Oh jeez I'm excited about an MMO again...
May 22
The Path system in WildStar is the focus of the latest developer video, going into detail about how your character will cater to how you like to personally play. The available Paths are Soldier, Explorer, Scientist, and... read
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Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet is working on a Guild Wars 2 expansion (Update)


Doesn't have the timing locked down yet
May 13
[Update: Clarifying the comments made during the NCSoft earnings call, a representative reached out to confirm that ArenaNet is still "taking a wait-and-see stance" with regards to a possible Guild Wars 2 expansion. It is, as... read
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WildStar Dev video

New WildStar video somehow makes movement interesting


How not to get shot in the dick
May 10
Wait! Don't immediately dismiss a video about movement in an MMO -- this one is actually enjoyable. Not because the movement in WildStar is anything groundbreaking, but because the developers have injected a healthy dos... read
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WildStar beta sign-ups

WildStar opens up beta sign-ups to the public


Test the newest MMO from NCSoft
Apr 11
WildStar, the new MMO in town, is gearing up for beta testing, and you can be a part of it by signing up here. A representative for NCSoft has informed Destructoid that these beta events will not be mere "weekends," instead o... read
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WildStar MMO

WildStar developer video debuts player housing


Yes, it's instanced
Mar 26
Player housing is a hot-button issue in MMOs today. Although a handful of MMOs like Ultima Online have allowed players to place housing in the game world, most technical limitations have forced developers to instance housing... read
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Endgame is codenamed 'Elder Games'
As people know, I'm a big proponent of a strong endgame content plan for MMOs, even at launch. As I wandered into the WildStar booth at PAX East, I was wondering if Carbine Studios (and publisher NCsoft), had a real plan... read feature

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WildStar

Build your own death fortress in sci-fi MMO WildStar


'Things are about to get f***ing real'
Mar 20
Carbine Studios' upcoming MMO WildStar hasn't shown enough for me to full opinion yet, but we're starting to get there. This new trailer, while excited beyond belief, does offer a great little overview of what the game is al... read
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WildStar MMO

Sci-fi MMO WildStar launching this year


And no mention of free-to-play!
Feb 06
NCSoft's science-fiction MMO WildStar is officially coming at some point out this year. Taking place on the planet Nexus, WildStar pits players against the Dominion who has taken over Nexus and claimed it for its own. W... read
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City of Heroes

A final farewell to City of Heroes


I'll miss you
Dec 02
Four years and seven months. That's how long I was a paying subscriber for City of Heroes. Looking back, I enjoyed most, if not all, of my time with the game. I've forged and strengthened relationships within the community that I never thought I would. City of Heroes is the best MMORPG I have ever played, and I am very sad to see it go. Farewell, City of Heroes. read
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'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
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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
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NCSoft confirms Western development of MMO Blade & Soul


Sep 14
Above you'll see the very first Western trailer for NCSoft's newest MMOROG, Blade & Soul. It's being developed for Western audiences by Team Bloodlust, the in-house studio based in NCsoft’s HQ in Seoul. The ti... read
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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 ... read feature

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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
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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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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
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NCsoft bows out of E3, probably playing Farmville instead


Mar 21
I know you folks are starting to compile your own personal lists of who will or won't be in attendance at E3 this year, right? Well it seems you can definitely count on seeing Zynga there, so go ahead and breathe a sigh of re... read
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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
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NCsoft throws us a chicken bone with freemium mobile game


Feb 28
NCsoft's Hoppin' Chicken, formerly known as iHop -- Getaway Chicken, is not only undergoing a name change, but is also making the move from a purchasable game to freemium. New features, including extra gameplay modes, pu... read
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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
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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

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This weekend, ArenaNet gave select members of the press a chance to see the current beta of Guild Wars 2. We had the opportunity to create Human, Charr, and Norn characters of any class, and play through each race's level 1-3... read feature







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