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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 ...   read

 
 
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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,...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Blade & Soul reminds me of TERA, which is both good and bad

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 l...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Korean action MMO Blade & Soul a right step for the genre, coming West on January 19

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 24–30 (E...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 


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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   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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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...   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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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. ...   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 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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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