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  • Blog Post: Subscription Fees: A Thing Of The Past

    Guild Wars 2’s cash shop is the death knell for monthly subscription fees on even the highest-quality games. For over a decade, a monthly fee was the accepted price of entry for massively multiplayer games. Players were happy to fork over $10-15 per month in return for access to sprawling online... More
  • Blog Post: What $15 Per Month Buys In Guild Wars 2

    ArenaNet's new MMO has no subscription fee, but it does have an integrated microtransaction shop. What can you get for the fifteen bucks a month you would be paying for a traditional triple-A MMO subscription? Because you can buy gems (the real-money currency) from other players with in-game money... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Dungeon Tips

    ArenaNet’s brand-new MMO sends the traditional tank/heal/damage MMORPG trinity packing in favor of a positioning-based system that puts each player in charge of their own health. Here are a few pointers to help you get through Guild Wars 2’s five-person dungeons without the comfort of a familiar... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition Unboxing

    Are you excited for Guild Wars 2? We share in that excitement, which is why when the Collector’s Edition turned up at the Game Informer office, we knew we had to share an unboxing with you. This shouldn’t be too painful for your yearning, since the game drops on the 28th (psst, you can get... More
  • Blog Post: Most Anticipated PC Games Of 2011

    There's little arguing that 2010 was one of the best years PC gaming has seen in some time. Between extremely successful major releases like StarCraft II and Civilization V and surprising indie hits like Minecraft and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, there was study buzz for a consistent stream of excellent... More
  • Blog Post: Eight MMOs That Died Almost As Quickly As APB

    In honor of APB's ugly demise, we present to you a hot cup of schadenfreude as we look back at eight dead games that pretty much got what they had coming to them.* Because seriously. The Matrix Online. Ugh. * As long as you don't dwell too much on jobs lost and dreams crushed. Nobody sets out... More
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