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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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NCsoft's first iOS game is tower defense, free today


Feb 03
Did you know that MMO maker NCsoft made an iOS game? Gem Keeper came out late last year, and it's a pretty nice little tower defense game for iOS devices. Today it's on the App Store as the Free App of the Day, so consider th... read
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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
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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

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City of Heroes gets Blitzed with a new update


Dec 06
City of Heroes went free-to-play earlier this year and is already getting a substantial amount of content added to the game. The new Incarnate powers won't be available to the free-to-play players, but the new powerset ... read
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Lineage II goes Truly Free today with new content


Nov 30
Let it forever be known that November of 2011 was a month book-ended by Lineage II free-to-play posts. On November 1st it was announced that Lineage II was going "Truly Free" and now that day is final... read
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Celebrate Black Friday with NCsoft this year


Nov 22
NCsoft is offering a chance for you to save some money without getting out of your chair this Black Friday. Starting Friday morning, you'll be able save money on both the City of Heroes and Guild Wars titles. This i... read
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Lineage II goes 'Truly Free' November 30 with update


Nov 14
Earlier in the month it was reported that Lineage II was going to go "Truly Free" later in the year along with a new content update. The date has now officially been set as November 30th for the launch of Goddess of Destructi... read
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Lineage II to see a huge update and go 'Truly Free'


Nov 01
It seems that more and more, MMOs are adopting the free-to-play model every week. City of Heroes and DC Universe Online have already done so and by the end of the year Lineage II will be in the same boat. They... read
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Aion's 2.7 update is almost upon us


Oct 13
Aion players have something to look forward to as update 2.7 is steadily approaching. This new update brings with it a lot of PvP content and tweaks for existing skills, pets, and quests. A quick overview of this update... read
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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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City of Heroes: Freedom is now live for everyone


Sep 27
After some time, City of Heroes is finally free-to-play for everyone! First, only subscribers could play with the new content and then old accounts were slowly being reactivated. Starting today, you'll be able to download th... read
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Old City of Heroes accounts slowly being reactivated


Sep 23
If you're not yet aware that City of Heroes is going free-to-play, well, now you are. In fact, current subscribers have had access to the new content for a little over a week now! A forum post came up the other day stating th... read






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