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Guild Wars 2 gets 'Flame and Frost: Prelude' this month

A new update for Guild Wars 2 dubbed "Flame and Frost: Prelude" will roll out on January 28, adding a variety of features and setting up what ArenaNet has called a "multi-stage narrative" planned for the MMO this year. Going down the list o...

 
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Guild Wars 2 boasts 3 million in sales

Guild Wars 2 had a pretty tall order to fill when it was released. It sought to change up the MMO formula once and for all, and despite the fact that I wasn't a fan of the original Guild Wars, I think it succeeded in spades. Still, the real...

 
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The winner of Destructoid's best RPG of 2012

Out of all of our nominee categories this year, discussion over our RPG category was the most heated by far. And it makes sense. Things looked rough for role-playing games for a few years, but now it's one of the most varied and popular gen...

 
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Guild Wars 2 holiday event starts tomorrow

The third big event for Guild Wars 2 is Wintersday, a holiday-themed excursion which spans a few weeks and begins ... tomorrow! Toymaker Tixx will be making the rounds to Tyria's major cities on a giant, rather terrifying airship. There's g...

 
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'The Lost Shores' Guild Wars 2 event starts this week

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 Pacific on November...

 
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Guild Wars 2: Shadow of the Mad King starts today

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 with the first in ...

 
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Paid tournaments, custom arenas next for Guild Wars 2 PvP

In a blog post, Guild Wars 2 systems designer Jonathan Sharp has written at length about the future of the game's structured player versus player. In short, the team at ArenaNet has a lot in mind -- particularly when it comes to the eSports...

 
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Guild Wars 2 Mac beta client now available

Upon seeing that Guild Wars 2 was getting a Mac version, I had to rub my eyes and look again. Turns out I read it correctly the first time -- the game is available for Mac OS X (Lion and Mountain Lion) right now. It'll be playable at no ext...

 
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Guild Wars 2 breaks over 2 million in sales in two weeks

2, 2, 2! In just two weeks, and despite a short sales halt to preserve the customer experience, MMO Guild Wars 2 has moved over two million copies.  In the first week, sales of the game played it at the top of the the list of all forma...

 
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Laugh and/or cry at this Godawful Guild Wars 2 trailer

ArenaNet is currently being laughed at throughout the Internet for releasing one of the silliest live-action trailers ever conceived. Such things are usually bad, but you'd have to work damn hard to come up with something more melodramatic...

 
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You can now buy Guild Wars 2 from ArenaNet again

On August 30, ArenaNet ceased its sales of Guild Wars 2 and restocking of retail inventories as a measure to "ensure that players who bought the game would continue to have the best online experience possible." We knew people were hyped for...

 
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Scammers attempting to crack Guild Wars 2 accounts

ArenaNet has revealed that scammers have a list of usernames and passwords from other websites, and are systematically trying them all on Guild Wars 2. Ah, the fun world of MMOs.  The developer puts the responsibility on the players, p...

 
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3,000 Guild Wars 2 players banned for vendor exploit

ArenaNet has revealed that it banned 3,000 Guild Wars 2 players last night for knowingly exploiting a vendor error that saw them buying cheap gear and selling it on for economy-wrecking profit.  "The players we banned were certainly in...

 
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Impressions: Guild Wars 2

I was skeptical of Guild Wars 2. The original Guild Wars, by ArenaNet's own admission, was a Cooperative RPG (CORPG), and not an MMO. As a result, the game was heavily instanced, and even though it was a decent dungeon crawler, I felt like ...

 
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Guild Wars 2 level 80 cap reached by player before launch

Guild Wars 2 hasn't even officially launched yet, but a dedicated player in the early access game has managed to grind his way to level 80 already. French user Surfeuze is officially the first player to hit the level ceiling.  Sur...

 
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Your guide to Guild Wars 2

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 in any of the b...

 
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ArenaNet recaps what makes Guild Wars 2 stand out

With the last beta weekend behind us for Guild Wars 2, there's about a month left of waiting before ArenaNet's anticipated MMO launches officially. The studio has put together four videos, each highlighting a distinct part of the game; the...

 
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Details of the final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend revealed

With Guild Wars 2 set to be released at the end of August, developer ArenaNet has released the details of what you can expect to play in the last beta weekend before we can get our grubby little hands on the final game. For the first time, ...

 
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Guild Wars 2 gets 4-disc soundtrack signed by composer

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, which hosts man...

 
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Guild Wars 2 will officially launch on August 28th

It's official -- after hundreds of placeholders, rumored release dates, and leaked information, Guild Wars 2 finally has an official release date of August 28th, 2012 (pre-orders get early access on the 25th!). I had the opportunity to visi...

 
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ArenaNet unveils the second Guild Wars 2 beta weekend

Not a day goes by where I don't see people clamoring for some info on the next Guild Wars 2 beta weekend. Well, today you're going to get it! Compliments of Chris Whiteside, the official times for the second GW2 beta event are Friday, June ...

 
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Next Guild Wars 2 beta event waiting on more hardware

When is the next beta weekend event for Guild Wars 2? That question has been on my mind ever since the first one ended. With the impending long weekend ahead of us, some people had hoped ArenaNet would open the beta back up in time for Memo...

 
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Soon: Guild Wars 2 beta event is next weekend

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 finally announced ...

 
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You can pre-purchase Guild Wars 2 today so do that

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 have opened up the...

 
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Guild Wars 2 microtransactions take a cue from EVE Online

ArenaNet has finally spilled the beans on the details of microtransactions in the upcoming Guild Wars 2. The latest blog post by Mike O'Brian, president of ArenaNet, explains what we can expect. Players will be able to buy cosmetic ite...

 
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Guild Wars 2 Collector's Ed., pre-purchase offer detailed

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-game Hero's Band ...

 
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Upcoming Guild Wars 2 closed beta set for next month

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 need to get ou...

 
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Guild Wars 2 beta sign-ups are live

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 name in the ru...

 
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Guild Wars 2 isn't like any MMO you've played before

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 1-30 zones. Additi...

 
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Guild Wars 2 PvP to set worlds against each other

I'm always a big fan of when game developers share philosophies and general development methodologies behind the games that they are working on. This week, Mike Ferguson -- of the Guild Wars 2 development team at ArenaNet -- took a lofty ch...

 
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Console version of Guild Wars 2 is progressing

In an investor call today, NCSoft confirmed that plans are moving forward on a console release of Guild Wars 2, stating that they are in a "preparation stage." Not long after, ArenaNet's Martin Kerstein took to the Guild Wars 2 Guru forums ...

 
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Guild Wars 2 coming later this year with betas in spring

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 entangled in MMOs. ...

 
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Last Guild Wars 2 profession unveiled, devs put on an AMA

Rounding out the eight professions in Guild Wars 2 is the Mesmer, which was revealed by ArenaNet today. This class type uses illusory magic, like clones and phantasms, to confuse and take down enemies. For years in gaming we've been fightin...

 
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Check out Guild Wars 2's Asura race

If you like magic, technology, and golems, the Asura race of Guild Wars 2 might be for you. Their page was updated today with everything you might want to know about the little guys, including a new video and screenshots. After almost bein...

 
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Guild Wars 2 Charr plushie now on sale

Based on what I've seen of Guild Wars 2 so far, "cute" and "cuddly" are two of the last words I'd ever use to describe the Charr. Despite this, NCsoft is teaming up with Penny Arcade to produce a rather adorable limited-edition plushie vers...

 
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Guild Wars 2 devs focusing on eSports

As part of Guild Wars 2's showing at PAX, we got to see a lot of new information about the game's Competitive PvP mode, as I detailed in my preview. During the presentation, Lead Content Designer Colin Johanson told us that ArenaNet was ...

 
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What's new with Guild Wars 2?

At PAX, I got the opportunity to spend some time with the developers of Guild Wars 2, a game I've been looking forward to for quite a while. The build I saw last weekend was a bit different from what was shown last year -- the core game is...

 
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Interview: Guild Wars 2 will be ready when it is ready

While Guild Wars 2 was announced at gamescom 2010, NCsoft and ArenaNet have spent this last 12 months perfecting the art of continuously releasing enough bits of information to keep fans desperately clinging to the edge of their chairs. Th...

 
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The gamescom 2011 Community Choice Award

While the gamescom editorial team continues to argue over the choice for game of the show, the Destructoid community has been hard at work voting for its favorite, and the results are unanimous. While every day at gamescom we saw ...

 
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Amazing new Guild Wars 2 trailer for gamescom!

To all you Guild Wars 2 fans, if you haven't seen this trailer for gamescom yet, crank up your speakers and start buffering this video! For those who aren't into MMOs or haven't heard of Guild Wars 2, please check it out! This game is...

 
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It's Sylvari week on Guild Wars 2!

You may or may not have heard about Guild Wars 2 depending on how much you're into MMOs, but you're going to at least want to check it out, whether you like them or not. Even though Guild Wars 2 isn't released yet, ArenaNet certainly isn't ...

 

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