Category Archives: NCSoft
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 19:08 BST
Guild Wars 2 is hosting a Dragon Bash festival, where various activities, exclusive rewards and explosive surprises are available to players. You can get the lowdown on what all it entails through here, but ArenaNet has release some more screenshots of the festivities and those are below. Have fun.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 19:44 BST
Carbine Studios’ game design producer Stephan Frost said the team behind the WildStar MMO are hoping to woo some of the 1.3 subscribers World of Warcraft lost between February and April this year.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Guild Wars 2 will host a Dragon Bash festival next week where various activities, exclusive rewards and explosive surprises await players.
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 22:12 BST
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 15:52 BST
A Guild Wars 2 video showing gameplay highlights from the “Last Stand at Southsun” release, is below. In it, players “join forces to discover the culprit behind the chaos” on the tropical island of Southsun Cove. The Secret of Southsun launched on May 14, and the “Last Stand” event runs this week.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 15:32 BST
Carbine Studios has released additional information on WildStar’s two remaining Paths: Scientist and Settler. Paths have been incorporated into character creation as well as integrated into the core gameplay. You can see how this works in the videos below as you get to know the Scientist and Settler a bit better. There’s some screenshots below in as well. Wildstar is expected later this year and you can sign up for the beta here.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 15:06 BST
Guild Wars 2 has been given a permanent price drop, NCsoft has announced. The standard edition will now run you £34.99/$49.99 and the Deluxe version £49.99/$69.99. The new price point, which is $10 off the launch price, is effective starting today. The new price coincides with the conclusion of the Southsun Cove event next week, called Last Stand at Southsun. All sorts of things will be happening during the next week, and you can find out more information through a previous post on the matter, and look over ArenaNet’s update page here.
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.