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WildStar

WildStar's China launch canceled, Carbine Studios hit with layoffs

It's been a little over half a year since WildStar went free-to-play, but developer Carbine Studios is still going through a tough period. They've just announced a number of layoffs, and accompanying them is the decision to cancel the ...

 
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Blade and Soul

Get ready for free new Blade and Soul content next month

New end-game content is heading to MMORPG Blade and Soul on February 10. The free update, Rising Waters, will include three new max-level PvE content, including a 6- or 4-player Heroic dungeon called Bloodshade Harbor, Mushin’s Tower,...

 
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Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul hits one million active users in just one week

NCSOFT's new MMORPG, Blade and Soul, has reached one million active players in just a week since launch. Blade and Soul was originally released in Korea in 2012, but it took four more years to reach North America and Europe, releasing ...

 
Blade & Soul
Do you have time for another MMO? NCSoft sure hopes you do, as the long awaited localization of Blade & Soul has finally arrived this week. It was released in Korea in 2012 and took the country by storm, and now, nearly four long years later, it's available in the West. I took it for a spin, and found a mix of both fresh ideas and stubborn legacy concepts.   read

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Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul releases today

Blade & Soul is a rare example of a game that managed to completely slip under my radar. Before I saw a few people excited about it yesterday, I had literally never heard of the game. Well, turns out it’s out today. I had to wait...

 
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Watch this wild business

I watched a Korean musical about an MMO and so can you

As a prelude to the Blade & Soul World Championship, NC Soft put together a Blade & Soul musical. I suppose it wasn't technically about an MMO since it was the Blade & Soul story, but I'm really not sure about anything after th...

 
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MMO PvP

Blade & Soul opens $35,000 world championship to the West

As announced earlier, Blade & Soul has a firm January 19, 2016 release date for North America and Europe, several years after being promised for release in those territories. Well, NC Soft wants to make it up to you. To start, a chance ...

 
Blade & Soul launch
It's been a long time coming. Hugely popular Korean MMO Blade & Soul was confirmed for Western release over three years ago and it's finally happening. It went into beta last month and some beta weekends remain: November...   read

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WildStar

WildStar's officially gone free-to-play

WildStar has now finally ditched the subscription and gone free-to-play. The trailer is absolutely amazing. It’s got the vibe of a Borderlands trailer, and the animation style of a League of Legends one. Seriously, as far as animated...

 
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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns launch trailer is a bit premature

NCSoft has released the launch trailer for the upcoming Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns. And that is really, really strange. No, it’s not the Evil Groot yelling at a cat that’s weird. It’s not the tentacle attacks...

 
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Blade & Soul beta

Blade & Soul getting closed beta just in time for Halloween

Korean MMO Blade & Soul was confirmed for Western release three years ago and it's finally coming to fruition. NCSoft has scheduled betas this year ahead of the game's early 2016 launch. The first starts October 30. Purchasing a Founde...

 
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Free-to-play WildStar

You won't need a WildStar subscription starting September 29

Before WildStar released, I planned on playing it. Really, I did! But like so many other MMOs before it, when the big day arrived, I was preoccupied with other games and lost interest. With the relaunch closing in, I suspect many of us will...

 
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NCSOFT

NCSOFT ready to get some of that mobile money

Whether we like it or not, mobile gaming has become huge. And for a publisher like NCSOFT that has long been an exclusive MMO provider, the company is making the smart move of shifting some of those dying genre resources over to a platform ...

 
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Dirty Bomb

Dirty Bomb's grenade launching class is ingeniously called Nader

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 the level limit...

 
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Wildstar

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

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 and so it seeme...

 
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Lineage II

Lineage II keeps on keeping on with latest expansion announcement

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 at our fingert...

 
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Project HON trailer

Project HON's mech combat trailer is amazing and confusing

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, w...

 
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Guild Wars sales

China really likes Guild Wars 2

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...

 
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MMO

WildStar's 10-day open beta begins this week

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 an existing beta...

 
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Guild Wars 2

NCSoft giving away 5,000 copies of Guild Wars 2

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 win a copy of t...

 
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Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched in 1998

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. ...

 
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Guild Wars 2

Bazaar of the Fours Winds content live for Guild Wars 2

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 has been releas...

 
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Guild Wars 2 patches

ArenaNet aiming for bi-weekly updates for Guild Wars 2

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 Gamerzines, ArenaN...

 
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WildStar Paths system

WildStar 'Paths' system detailed in new dev video

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 Settler, and y...

 
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Guild Wars 2

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

[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 expressed prev...

 
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WildStar Dev video

New WildStar video somehow makes movement interesting

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 dose of humor into...

 
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WildStar beta sign-ups

WildStar opens up beta sign-ups to the public

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 opting for tests...

 
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WildStar MMO

WildStar developer video debuts player housing

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. Even with tho...

 
WildStar
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

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WildStar

Build your own death fortress in sci-fi MMO WildStar

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 all about. Buildi...

 

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JcDent

My swag is NOT augmented #swagdivided #humanitasfuckyeah

 
LinkSlayer64

This Undertale fanart frighteningly reminds me of Junji Ito Source:

 
Dwavenhobble

Maker of mediocre Walking simulators says multi award winning studios next game looks Seems a green eyed monster has shown up a bit lol

 
Chris Bradshaw

Unrealistic interpretations of female characters in gaming generally insult women and unrealistic interpretations of male characters in gaming generally impress Think about

 
al56

I have lurked for a while now and there is one question i have always wanted answered who is Torchmans waifu that is so great it makes all other waifu in his words Shit or is his so Shit he feels the need to undermine other peoples waifu to feel

 
JcDent

Lionhead closes down: death of another fabled studio!

 
OverlordZetta

And out of nowhere, Final Fantasy and Yokai Watch are having a crossover in their games (FFXIV and Hopefully we get these here too!

 
Torchman

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TheLimoMaker

I like to think The Chinese Room just freaked out because they saw a character model for an Whats this? A character thats solid and interacts with the player directly? Disgusting this is not art!

 
Shinta

That makes two walking simulator devs that are unhinged Not content with just selling products devoid of gameplay for a premium, now they want to take aim at the few games you have left and start shaming No one could have seen this /s

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

While my Mom was typing up some work on her laptop, Windows 10 force-installed I reverted it, but when it came back on she had lost all the stuff she typed up this If thats how itll be, then I dont WANT Windows

 
Vadicta

Scurge is like this excellent blend of Resident Evil, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Metroid, and Parasite I never thought survival horror could be so fast paced and

 
Luca Blight

Yesterday I could only give 2 points of love to each post and Im really not sure how but now I can 3 points of love but I want to give

 
RenaudB90

Its nice too see The Chinese Room working so hard to reinforce the stereotype of the foot in mouth, head up their own ass, stuck up, faux-deep indie an image the indie community loves being stuck with, Im

 
Jiraya

Its Friday people , your time to shine ! Also catgirl

 
ikiryou

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Oridan

How do I manage my Dtoid Huge membership? I wanna make sure its not set to

 
drmcscott

Has anyone found any reviews of that Uncharted 4 computer game? Ya know, considering a load of copies fell off the back of a

 
whatsacow

Am I the only one who feels overall disappointed with Ratchet and Clank? Gameplays fine, but it feels like Insomniac took all the charm, heart, and humour out of the game so they could shove it in the

 
JcDent

I like the silly DBZ-style power escalation in the new Deus Ex trailer, but Im also shocked by the possibility that Streum On will deliver a fun game with Deathwing, what with Divine Cybermancy being a Babys First Mod mod-level anime fanfic of

 
Fenriff

Someone invaded me in Dark Souls I ended

 
ZombZ

As someone who works in IT and can solve 99% of the issues with a reboot I have to praise the sun for this Windows+R command: iexplore -k

 
Deadgar64

So, I ordered a new graphics comes the new have no interest in the heard people talk about trading on Steam but everything Ive read seems know if thats a thing that can be done safely?

 
TheLimoMaker

On the final boss of Dark Souls Wish it was better The lore implications are superb, but the awful tracking attacks and cheap magic shots are things I will never let slide I was expecting an awesome one-on-one duel, I got a pansy magic

 
Nekrosys

Ratchet and Clank is now my Even though Dark Souls also came out this Because you can turn bosses into This is And yes, I know the PS4 capture footage shows how utterly shit I am at

 
RiffRaff

Id love to see the

 
whatsacow

I feel like an old man, but fuck Ive noticed that they all seem to be over priveleged white people who want to feel like their ordeals are as important as real minorities - or they need serious mental help and not fucking

 
AdmiralAckbong

TotalBiscuit? No Red lobster cheddar biscuit? Ill fuck that shit up in a heartbeat, sign me up

 
JohnSmith123

Man FFXIV seems like THE MMO right So much stuff is New dungeons, new raids, new trials, new features like Palace of the Dead, a new collab with level 5 and yokai watch, and much Thats just a patch

 

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