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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns up for pre-order now, grants beta access

Live from E3 at the PC Gaming Show, ArenaNet's Colin Johanson shed some light on the previously announced Guild Halls feature for the upcoming Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion. You'll be able to decorate your massive hall,...   read

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Guild Wars 2's Necromancer can become a 'Reaper' in the expansion

Guild Wars 2 is gearing up to deliver nine elite specializations in the Heart of Thorns expansion, which will fundamentally change-up your class. The Reaper will switch up Necromancers entirely, allowing them to use greatswords t...   read

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ArenaNet reveals 'Dragonhunter' specialization for Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet is still working tirelessly on the Heart of Thorns expansion for Guild Wars 2, and it's ready to reveal another upcoming specialization (one of nine) -- the Dragonhunter. It's a ranged combat specialist that also excels at su...   read

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is literally dropping its expansion beta on you

Want in on the beta for the Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns? Well now you can go and try to farm your way in (this is an MMO after all, gotta have that farming), as access to the next PvE closed event will be given through item...   read

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Guild Wars 2 beta

ArenaNet to hold a public beta for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' Stronghold mode

Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns expansion is shaping up to be a great addition to the game, and soon, you'll be able to experience part of it ahead of schedule. Developer ArenaNet has announced that they will be holding a public beta fo...   read

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is getting a streaming client soon, getting you into the game faster

Blizzard did a great job with its streaming game hub, allowing players to jump into titles while they were downloading. Every feature may not be available and it might not look the best, but during particularly slow download sessions it was...   read


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Guild Wars 2 interview

ArenaNet: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns 'is like Metroid and Zelda slammed together'

Guild Wars 2 is one of the most accessible MMOs ever made. Eschewing the Holy Trinity of class builds, you can basically pick any character you want and still fulfill a role in any group. Everyone can heal, and everyone can contribute ...   read

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GW 2 expansion preview

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns seeks to redefine MMO endgame progression

Guild Wars 2 is an ambitious project. While ArenaNet's initial offering of Guild Wars was more of a social dungeon crawler than an MMO (the company called it a CORPG, or competitive online role-playing game), the sequel was a bona...   read

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 adding first-person mode

Typically, MMOs are third-person affairs and for good reason. Whenever you find yourself in any dangerous persistent world, you want a good idea of what's around you to have the best possible view of the battlefield. Well, some aren't conte...   read

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ArenaNet unveils Guild Wars 2's first expansion, Heart of Thorns

Guild Wars 2 is a pretty great MMO. It's buy-to-play, which means you have to purchase the initial package first, then there's no subscription fees or nasty progression-hindering microtransactions. You buy the game, and it feels like ...   read

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Cheap Guild Wars

At $10, yeah, Guild Wars 2 is worth playing

As a casual MMO player, I've always liked the Guild Wars series -- no monthly subscription fits my lifestyle, you know? I don't have to feel guilty about wasting money by not playing "enough," whatever that is. If you're of a similar mindse...   read

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Free Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is throwing a free trial week soon

On Thursday, ArenaNet will kick off a week-long trial for Guild Wars 2. You'll be able to play the MMORPG for free from 12:00am Pacific on September 25 until 11:59pm Pacific on October 1. Trial accounts can be opened ahead of time, so I'd s...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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MMO deals

Get Guild Wars 2 for $30 or World of Warcraft for $5

If you have been looking to get into World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2, here is your chance to get them for cheap. just launched its black friday sales, with World of Warcraft for $4.99 and Mists of Pandaria for $9.99. The Battle...   read

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Guild Wars

Play Guild Wars 2 for free next weekend

With the one-year anniversary for Guild Wars 2 rapidly approaching, ArenaNet has plans to host a free trial weekend soon. That'll kick off on Friday, August 23 at 12:01am Pacific and carry through Sunday, August 25 at 11:59pm Pacific. If my...   read

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Guild Wars

Original Guild Wars isn't shutting down anytime soon

While I have only the vaguest memories of playing Guild Wars, it was one of the rare few MMORPGs to grab hold of me and obliterate whole summers. What I do recall is a general feeling of nostalgia, though I'm sure it would be tough for me t...   read

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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...   read

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 sheds a little off its price

Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has kindly shifted t...   read

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Guild Wars 2 April Fools' Day gag becomes a real game

For April Fools' Day, ArenaNet devised Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box update that went into the actual game as content folks could play. Part of the joke involved a commercial which briefly featured a kid playing an old-s...   read

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Guild Wars 2

A 'Looking for Group' tool is coming to Guild Wars 2

If you were put off by having to manually locate a band of fellow adventurers in Guild Wars 2 without a third party add-on, it appears as if a late 2013 target has been set for an official "looking for group" tool. "As we’ve announced...   read

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Guild Wars 2
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Guild Wars 2 goes old-school with Super Adventure Box

There are some companies who can make coming up with great April Fools' Day jokes look effortless and ArenaNet has secured itself on my personal list with Super Adventure Box, an update for Guild Wars 2. Watch the commercial above and prep...   read

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No Guild Wars 2 expansion

There are no Guild Wars 2 expansions in the works

Speaking to IGN, Guild Wars 2 director Colin Johanson stated that there are no expansions planned for the game at the current moment. While they haven't completely ruled any out, don't expect any soon. Johanson states, "expansions are defin...   read

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Guild Wars 2 tournaments

Guild Wars 2 removing paid tournaments

With the recent introduction of a ranked matching system, ArenaNet has decided to drop the current system in Guild Wars 2 of paying to participate in high-level player-versus-player matches. The earlier system -- charging for matc...   read

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Guild Wars 2 sale

ArenaNet's sale for Guild Wars 2 ends today

If you've been on the fence in regards to checking out Guild Wars 2, now is a good time to take the plunge, as the digital and collector's editions are on sale for $39.99 and $54.99 respectively. Buying the game will grant you full access t...   read

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