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  • Blog Post: Layoffs Hit Wildstar Developer Carbine Studios

    Carbine Studios, the developer behind NCSoft’s Windstar MMO, has suffered a number of layoffs. The publisher confirmed the news to Game Informer this afternoon. NCSoft says that the move reorganizes in the wake of canceling the MMO for the Chinese market. This also reflects the transition of Wildstar... More
  • Blog Post: Wildstar Free-To-Play Reboot Dated For September 29

    Carbine’s Wildstar is changing its approach in just a few weeks. The MMO genre is a tough one right now, and NCSoft is giving the sci-fi entry a new lease on life as a free-to-play game. Beginning on September 29, Wildstar will relaunch as a free-to-play game. Along with the change in business... More
  • Blog Post: WildStar Is Going Free-To-Play

    NCSOFT and Carbine Studios have announced that action-MMORPG WildStar will be transitioning to a free-to-play model this fall. This won’t include any content gating mechanisms, so all players will be able to experience the same dungeons, raids, shiphands, and PvP experiences – so how will... More
  • Blog Post: NCSoft Lays Off Staff Across Western Operations

    NCSoft, publisher of Wildstar , Guild Wars, and Lineage, has announced significant restructuring in its Western operations. The staff cuts exclude Guild wars developer ArenaNet. According to NCSoft, this restructuring is in service of a new strategy. Polygon reports that the most significant impact was... More
  • Blog Post: A Brief History Of WildStar Creator Carbine Studios

    Carbine Studios' MMO WildStar just came out and most players haven't had a chance to get to the end game content, but by all reports the game is pretty great. So now's the time to learn about the history of it's developer before all your friends start bragging about it. Lore in a Minute... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 06/06/14

    With E3 fast approaching, most of the GI staff won’t have a lot of time for more than packing, charging electronics, and trying (and failing) not to have mental breakdowns. It looks like at least a few of us have still somehow found time to get into some of the latest releases. Have a good weekend... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 05/30/2014

    Now that Watch Dogs is finally in our hands, it looks like it will be taking up a good chunk of weekend time for many of us. Still, a few of us are still hanging back and finishing up some games on our backlogs which is never a bad thing. What are you guys playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments... More
  • Blog Post: Carbine Puts 40,000 Wildstar Beta Codes Up For Grabs

    Carbine Studios wants to get 40,000 of you into a weekend of beta testing for its upcoming MMO Wildstar. There’s only one small hoop to jump through. In order to get one of the first-come, first-served codes, you’ll need to head to Carbine Studios’ website and enter your email address... More
  • Blog Post: Sci-Fi MMO WildStar Announces Business Model

    Lots of MMOs may be going the free-to-play route, but Carbine Studios' WildStar sci-fi MMO will present a few different options for players. When players buy the game (it comes out in the spring) they'll get 30 days of free game time plus three guest passes for friends. After that initial period... More
  • Blog Post: What Happens When Your Beta Testers Don't Keep Quiet? Carbine Has An Answer

    Beta tests draw a great deal of excitement, even in an era where they are more accessible to the average gamer. Of course, casting a wider net means that developers have to trust more players to honor their commitments. If one or more carefully selected game testers decide to break their non-disclosure... More
  • Blog Post: Wildstar Heads Into First Closed Beta Test

    The MMO scene might be crowded, but there is always room for new titles with attractive art styles and game play friendly to casual and hardcore players alike. Carbine Studios is trying to find that delicate balance in their new sci-fi-meets-mysticism MMO, Wildstar. As mentioned in a preview we published... More
  • Blog Post: NCsoft Announces PC MMO Wildstar

    Developer Carbine Studios is banking on a "layered" approach to MMO design to differentiate its sci-fi/fantasy MMORPG from the pack -- which it's going to need, since it looks and plays just like a Blizzard game you may have heard of. Wildstar employs a cartoony art style to sell its unusual... More
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