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  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Goes Free-To-Play Effective Immediately

    There are a few caveats for new free accounts, but overall, if you want to check out Guild Wars 2, you can now do so without paying. You can now play #GW2 for free. Mike O'Brien explains everything about it right here http://t.co/MZEhzE2DYX ^DO pic.twitter.com/n5g4ltH3ix — Guild Wars 2 (@GuildWars2... More
  • Blog Post: Guilds Get Expanded In Guild Wars 2: Heart Of Thorns

    Colin Johanson, game director at ArenaNet, presented some Guild Wars 2 footage at the PC gaming conference tonight. Johanson gave us a wealth of details about the expanded guild features in the expansion, Heart of Thorns. Guild Halls were the centerpiece of the presentation. Particularly intrepid guilds... More
  • Blog Post: Into The Pixel 2015 Art Exhibition Includes 18 Works From Recent And Upcoming Games

    The Entertainment Software Association and Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences have announced the art work selected for this year's Into the Pixel exhibit. This year's selections represent games large and not-so-large, released and yet-to-be delivered. This year's Into the Pixel exhibit... More
  • Blog Post: ArenaNet Tackles Guild Wars 2 Hacker By Stripping, Killing, And Deleting His Character

    When you're playing in the same space as a hacker in an online game, things can get frustrating pretty quick. ArenaNet recently decided to make an example out of a problematic hacker in Guild Wars 2 and post the results on YouTube. When Chris Cleary, game security lead, heard about the recent problems... More
  • Blog Post: ArenaNet Announces Guild Wars 2's First Expansion, Heart Of Thorns

    Guild Wars 2 is getting its first expansion, Heart of Thorns, and with it comes a large list of new additions. Announced at PAX South and showcased in the trailer below, Heart of Thorns takes place in a jungle and adds a new competitive mode, Guild Halls, new civilizations, new ways to explore (like... More
  • Blog Post: Into The Pixel Video Game Art Show Announces E3 2014 Collection

    Into the Pixel, the annual art show celebrating video game artistry, has announced its pieces for appearance at E3 2014. You can find the full list of selected pieces on page two of this story, and preview some of the pieces by heading here . Beautiful concept art from games like Assassin's Creed... More
  • Blog Post: Bazaar Of The Four Winds Kicks Off Fortnightly Guild Wars 2 Updates

    As part of Guild Wars 2’s Living Story , ArenaNet has confirmed that it will be adding new content to the game every 14 days. Players can download the latest content update, Bazaar of the Four Winds, on July 9. Bazaar of the Four Winds contains new events such as an Omnomberry Juice drinking contest... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2's Flame & Frost Series Gets Last Content

    Today, developer ArenaNet and publisher NCsoft release the last content installment for Guild Wars 2 Flame & Frost, subtitled Retribution. In the final chapter in the four-part series you'll attack the Molten Alliance's secret forge to defeat the hybrid menace. Retribution also features new... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Goes Back To The Eighties With Super Adventure Box

    What started out as a slight April Fool's Joke by Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has turned into an optional three-level adventure. Super Adventure Box is an '80s retro gaming mode available this month for free in Tyria. Complete with appropriate graphics, music, and pixelated rabbits, the Super... More
  • Blog Post: NCSoft Outlines Guild Wars 2 Flame & Frost: The Razing Content Update

    NCSoft and developer ArenaNet have detailed the third of four content updates for Guild Wars 2, entitled Flame & Frost: The Razing. The Razing features the norn Braham and Rox the charr, who are trying to defend their homelands against a hybrid army, and you can choose to play as either. The content... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2: Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm Update Is Live

    NCSoft announced today that the second of Guild War 2's Flame and Frost content updates has been released. Read on to find out all the details The announcement came via this blog post on the official Guild Wars 2 site. Here are all the details. Brand New PvP Map - Spirit Watch This peaceful green... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 02/1/13

    The Super Bowl is on Sunday, and that means one editor might visit the virtual gridiron, while others keep chipping away at recently released titles like The Cave, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Far Cry 3. Jeff Marchiafava : Look, I’m going to get back to Far Cry 3 one of these days, so get off my... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2’s Living Story Explained

    What is the Living Story in Guild Wars 2? Narrative designer Andy McCoy comments on the exciting features of the new initiative in a post on Guild Wars 2’s official website. The Living Story will include new story threads and dynamic events in order to bring the world to life and enhance the player’s... More
  • Blog Post: The Year Ahead In Guild Wars 2

    MMO Guild Wars 2 has sold more than three million copies, and it's not stopping there. In a new blog post, Colin Johanson, GW 2's game director, talks about some of things the game has in store for fans in 2013. In a lengthy blog post (with a video included), Johanson talks about bolstering the... More
  • Blog Post: ArenaNet Deals Massive Blow To Guild Wars 2 Bots

    In a new blog, Guild Wars 2 security coordinator Mike Lewis announced the company booted more than 34,000 bots from the game in November alone. “We've gathered massive amounts of information about the habits of both normal players and automated bot players," writes Lewis. "We contracted... More
  • Blog Post: Research Shows Changing Gamer Habits And A Flat Market

    According to the market research and consulting firm Newzoo , consumer behavior among gamers changed dramatically in 2012, while the video game market overall remained flat. Between the PC, television, tablet, and smartphone, consumers currently have four primary screens to access entertainment with... More
  • Blog Post: The Stakes Are High In Guild War 2's The Lost Shores Expansion

    NCsoft and developer ArenaNet have dropped a few details regarding the upcoming Guild Wars 2 mini-expansion, The Lost Shores, which contains a huge one-time event that will change the face of Tyria. Starting on Thursday, November 15, players can dive into The Lost Shores, which among other things features... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Receives Halloween Update

    NCsoft and ArenaNet are making good on their promise to keep Guild Wars 2 alive with a steady stream of additional content. The Shadow of the Mad King update tells the story of a legendary king slain by his own people and thought to be gone forever. ArenaNet is keeping quiet on the majority of the update... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Going To Mac

    NCsoft is now offering a Mac version of MMO Guild Wars 2 as a beta, and it offers an interesting feature for players. Although it's still in beta, Mac players will get to play with PC users while the Mac version is still being optimized in advance of a full release. If you're interested in playing... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Sales Pass Two Million

    Congratulations to ArenaNet for having a bona fide sales hit to go along with their critical accolades and runaway hype train. According to a press release from publisher NCsoft, the subscription-free MMORPG has sold through more than two million units, passing that milestone shortly after the company... More
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