Category Archives: NCSoft
Sat, May 18, 2013 | 16:32 BST
ArenaNet has announced development on Guild Wars will cease, in order to focus on Guild Wars 2 and it’s monthly content.
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 13:30 BST
Wildstar’s second closed beta, The Dominion, has started. It focuses solely on the second faction it’s named after and features new zones, dungeons, battlegrounds and more.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 02:28 BST
As new purchases of Guild Wars 2 tail off, publisher NCSoft has noted a dramatic drop in sales revenue – but is still very much back in the black after a few chancy years.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 17:27 BST
Wildstar has a new video in which developer Carbine Studios discusses gameplay mechanics and how movement plays a major role in every part of the game. Even double jumping will be important in some instances, such as when you are exploring high places with platforms and missing one means death. You can watch the video below. Wildstar is expected later this year and you can sign up for the beta here.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 16:56 BST
ArenaNet has announced Guild Wars 2′s next update, The Secret of Southsun.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 23:28 BST
The final chapter in Guild Wars 2′s first Living Story event kicks off today. If you haven’t been keeping up with this limited-time campaign, you’re missing out – it’s expected to have ongoing consequences for the MMO’s narrative. Never mind, you can still take part in Retribution; check out ArenaNet’s handy, spoiler-free guide to the schedule; how to access content; and achievements.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 15:39 BST
The last chapter Guild Wars 2′s four-part Flame & Frost series, Retribution, starts today.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 17:03 BST
Wildstar screens and information pertaining to the Crimson Isle region along with its allies and enemies, has been released by Carbine Studios. The land of the Deradune looks formidable, indeed. You can have a look at the shots below, and read all about the region through the official website. There’s a whole list of “coming soon” slots on the site pertaining to other regions in the game, but you can refresh your memory on Galeras, Algoroc, and the Northern Wilds while you are perusing things. Wildstar is expected later this year and you can sign up for the beta here.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 23:25 BST
ArenaNet has prepped two new eSports-friendly features for Guild Wars 2.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 20:23 BST
The four-part Flame and Frost storyline for Guild Wars 2 will close with Retribution, next week, and to get you ready for it, Arenanet has sent out a batch for screenshots and some general information for the conclusion. Hit up the break to become acquainted with everything.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 06:00 BST
ArenaNet has announced it will throw a free trial event for Guild Wars 2 April 19-21. The trial is open even to those who participated in the last event in November 2012, and returning players should find their accounts still waiting for them. The event will be gated by keys, and ArenaNet has provided a list of sites which will be handing them out.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 00:36 BST
Carbine Studios has opened Wildstar beta registration to all comers; you can get on board here. NCSoft told Destructoid that the beta won’t follow the usual weekend-only pattern, with testing periods expected to run for a week or more at a time. Wildstar is expected later this year; its conceit is that it offers a cartoony sci-fi world to explore with a kind of wild west feel. It hopes to offer long-term end-game value.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 05:31 BST
ArenaNet has launched a set of leaderboards for player versus player, world versus world and achievements in Guild Wars 2. This initial set is limited to the top 100 players, but the developer plans to expand them and add more ways for you to parse the data. You can check out the best in the business (of playing MMORPGs) here, and read about when the various boards update in the announcement blog post.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 22:44 GMT
Guild Wars 2 recently introduced living story, a series of limited-time dynamic events chained together into an ongoing plot. It sounds amazing in theory, but so far players have found the whole affair something of a disappointment – happily, ArenaNet expects that to change soon.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 08:52 GMT
Wildstar developer Carbine Studios has published a dev diary showing off the MMO’s player housing mechanics. From a crappy campsite to a grand home, you can stay in a range of crazy, customisable dwellings. It’s not just for show either, as your home feeds into your character stats and crafting trees.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 06:08 GMT
Wildstar’s end-game content is called Elder Games, and Carbine Studios hopes it will help the MMORPG avoid the usual post-level cap ennui.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 01:38 GMT
ArenaNet has released a pile of new information about The Razing, the third episode of its Flame and Frost living story event. The Razing kicks off on March 26, and follows the adventures of the norn Braham and charr Rox as they battle to save their homelands. As well as new quests, the episode is accompanied by new world versus world progression and rankings systems; more bounty hunting; leaderboards; and city guides to point you to living story content. Hit the link for all the details.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 14:31 GMT
NCSOFT and Carbine Studios have released a new video for WildStar which explains what the MMO entails. Have a look below. Wildstar is expected to launch later this year.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 19:06 GMT
Wildstar has a new video available showing off the Deradune region with its lovely savannas, mountains and other pretty things. However, lurking in this lush area are monsters, unfriendly natives, an ancient exo-lab. Check out below, and if you missed the screenshots earlier this week, don’t worry: we have you covered. Wildstar is expected to launch later this year.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 14:48 GMT
ArenaNet and the folks over at Guild Wars 2 Guru have collaborated on a video in which development team members Tyler Bearce, Karl McClain and Johnathan Sharp discuss the “state-of-the-game”. According to Massively, the topics covered span balancing, matchmaking, Spirit Watch and future plans. The video is a bit long, so grab some refreshment before you start.