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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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WildStar is getting a new major update and a Steam release

Carbine Studios is gearing up to release WildStar’s first major update since it went free-to-play last year. According to Polygon, the update will launch at some point in the next couple of months, and brings with it a whole new oh-so...   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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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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Weekend Deals: Fallout 4 pre-order discount returns to 25%

Update 10/30: New 20% off code works on select upcoming titles like Fallout 4. August has been a semi-slow month in terms of gaming deals but things are about to heat up as we near Fall release schedule + holiday season. Digital retailer GM...   read

 
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WildStar's free-to-play closed beta is live today

If you happen to currently subscribe to WildStar (or have obtained a code through other means), you're eligible to play the beta today, for the F2P version of the game releasing later this year. Alternatively, you can go to that same ...   read

 
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It's official: WildStar is going free-to-play this fall

For years, WildStar was touted as the next great subscription-based MMO. It was unveiled all the way back in 2011at Gamescom, and the hype kind of built from there. I had a chance to play multiple builds, and I liked what I saw. Hell, ...   read

 
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Wildstar might be going free to play in August

Look, I’m going to try and not be smug about this… but I was right. A few weeks ago, Wildstar was pulled from the shelves in Australia, leading to speculation it might be going free to play or Guild Wars­-style buy to play...   read

 
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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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Review: WildStar

I undertook a Review in Progress of WildStar at release, and due to a number of distractions and surprise announcements, it's taken me a while to see almost everything there is. But here I am with my Dominion Mechari Warrior, havi...   read

 
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Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels)

[We'll be reviewing WildStar over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our Reviews in Progress program.] As we all know, MMOs can drastically change not only over the course of months of updates, but e...   read

 
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WildStar's server status seems stable for today's launch

In the first entry of my ongoing WildStar Review in Progress, I noted that there were some issues with various PVE and PVP servers over the early access weekend, most notably long queue times that could stretch on for hours. After chec...   read

 
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Review in Progress: WildStar (Early-Access)

[We'll be reviewing WildStar over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] The time has finally come for WildStar to back up all that hype. For years Carbine Stud...   read

 
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WildStar's raids sound pretty incredible if you're dedicated enough

"Hey man, you want to go out tonight?""Sorry dude, I gotta raid." How many times have you either said that phrase, or heard it from a friend of yours? Whether you "get" MMOs or not, the fact remains that upcoming MMO WildStar ...   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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WildStar's developers seem to be taking endgame content seriously

When I previewed WildStar last year at PAX East, I had a long conversation with the developers in regards to endgame content. While not every MMO player necessarily needs a hefty amount of max level raids and dungeons at launch, i...   read

 
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Carbine Studios announces WildStar release date

It's been almost three years since Carbine Studios revealed WildStar, but the MMO is finally going to arrive on June 3rd of this year -- as usual, it will come with 30 days of playtime, and will use the unique mechanic of allowing you...   read

 
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WildStar lets you customize the crap out of everything

If it's one thing the upcoming MMO WildStar has going for it, besides a beautiful art style, it's the amount of customization it affords players. The latest DevSpeak video from the team at Carbine Studios delves into some of the more lavis...   read

 
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WildStar reveals its final two classes: Medic & Engineer

The remaining classes for the upcoming MMO WildStar have been revealed -- the Medic and the Engineer. The former is described as an "ultra-high-tech close range hybrid healer" with the ability to do damage, and the latter's specs and playst...   read

 
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WildStar's Esper class revealed

Gamers who typically play casters in MMOs (hi!) will be pleased to see these screenshots of the Esper, the newest class reveal for the upcoming MMO WildStar. You can see them doing their thing in the gallery below, and it looks like a heavy...   read

 
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WildStar payment model

MMO WildStar has officially announced its payment model

The upcoming MMO WildStar looks pretty solid. It's got a good sense of humor, style, and appears to be different enough to fill a certain niche. Today the team at NCSoft has officially announced the game's business model, answerin...   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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WildStar's Paths accomodate specific MMO play styles

The new MMO on the block, WildStar, is gearing up for its release this year, and the developers at Carbine Studios are cranking out new details as we near that. As if making choices in MMO games weren’t tough enough, Carbine Studios ...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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PAX: WildStar devs have grand plans for endgame content

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 in mind for th...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Sci-fi MMO WildStar launching this year

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. Well, that certa...   read

 
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A first look at Carbine Studios' WildStar

When NCsoft announced they had formed Carbine Studios way back in 2007, both companies were tight-lipped about what Carbine would actually be working on, aside from it being a new MMO. Almost four years later, Carbine unveiled WildStar at g...   read

 
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Tara Long checks out recently announced Wildstar

Hot off the game's announcement at Gamescom, NCsoft brought a huge showing of WildStar to PAX. Tara Long was there to get her hands on the game and tell us her impressions. She tells us about the character/class she chose, the 140 characte...   read

 
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Taking a look at Carbine Studios' new MMO WildStar

NCsoft has been a very popular bunch here at gamescom and it isn't just because of Guild Wars 2. At the press conference, we saw the announcement of WildStar, a completely new MMO from the also newly announced Carbine Studio...   read

 
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WildStar MMO gets pretty debut trailer

WildStar is a new massively multiplayer online game from the folks at NCsoft, and Carbine Studios. So far, it's known that the setting will hinge on sci-fi with a hint of fantasy to it, and not much else. Attached is the gamescom...   read

 
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Carbine Studios and NCsoft announce WildStar

The massively multiplayer online game that Carbine Studios and NCsoft have been teasing these past few weeks was unveiled at gamescom. And we have a bunch of images to prove it! It's called WildStar. Set on the good old "edge of known space...   read

 

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