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Seattle-based studio responsible for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2.

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Jukebox Heroes: The 10 greatest MMO soundtracks of all time (as voted by you)

A few weeks ago we witnessed the showdown of the ages (or at least the epoch known as "late January 2019"), as Massively OP...

The Daily Grind: So how worried are you about Guild Wars 2?

Last night's devastating news that NCsoft was forcing Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet to make major layoffs definitely shook me, even more...

Now confirmed: Guild Wars 2 studio ArenaNet is suffering heavy layoffs, but the game will continue

Update: The layoffs have now been confirmed, and ArenaNet has now issued a statement. We're continuing to update this article at the end. Kotaku...

Guild Wars 2 is releasing a new cat mount – but only through world vs. world PvP

Guild Wars 2 WvWvW players, today is finally your day to crow. Or growl. It's more like a growl, yeah. That's because the...

ArenaNet has revivified classic Guild Wars’ support website, vows support for ‘years to come’

So here's an interesting tidbit we missed in the hubbub of last week: ArenaNet has resurrected its support site for classic Guild...

Check out the brand-new look for Camelot Unchained’s ability system UI

Camelot Unchained's latest dev blog runs down everything going on in the game's open beta this week, but it's the new ability...

One Shots: Your moment of zen

When life -- and even gaming -- gets too hectic, where do you retreat to in order to find some peace and quiet? We...

Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

Last week's Daily Grind about ambient sociability got a lot of MMO gamers talking about that desire to have people around, even if...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 208: Blizzard’s chilly forecast

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard's troubles, New World, Star Citizen, Guild Wars 1, Tibia, RIFT, Elder Scrolls Online, and Astroneer, with mailbag questions on WoWfugees and the abandonment of Diablo III.

NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Mobile made almost twice as much as all NCsoft’s other MMOs combined

NCsoft's financials for the final quarter of 2018 are in, and it wasn't the greatest report the South Korean gaming giant has ever...

The Daily Grind: Is there an MMO or other online title you won’t let your kids play?

So it happened last week: My kid told me I was mean because I wouldn't let him play Fortnite when all his friends...

Classic Guild Wars just got another quality-of-life update and new Complete Collection edition

Although often overshadowed by its more modern little brother, ArenaNet's classic MMO Guild Wars is still trucking along in maintenance mode,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 207: Bunny girls throughout Eorzea

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, Legends of Aria, RuneScape, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and Warframe, with mailbag topics on MMO endgames and battle royale modes in MMOs.

One Shots: Time for the chicken dance

Ever found yourself suddenly in the midst of a surreal and even hilarious experience in your MMORPG? Delightful surprises is the theme of this...

The Game Archaeologist: Dungeon Runners

Where do you rest on the spectrum of humor? If you find yourself giggling and snorting at dumb jokes, groan-worthy puns, and satire so...

The top winner of this year’s Guild Wars 2 Friend/Ships contest is getting a trip to Gamescom 2019

Fancy a free trip to this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany? Then you're gonna want to take stock of ArenaNet's latest Guild Wars...

Guild Wars 2 compensates those suspended unjustly in 2018 spyware cheater purge thanks to victim’s GDPR sleuthing

Last April, the Guild Wars 2 community was shaken by the news that over 1500 players had been suspended from the game after...

Guild Wars 2 drops new short story about Rytlock following up All or Nothing

Remember a couple of years ago when Guild Wars 2's narrative team introduced a lore series about the bespectackled Asura Vikki and...

EA cuts sale of FIFA currency in Belgium in ongoing lootbox legal conflict

Remember back in 2018 when Belgium cracked down on gambleboxes in video games, zeroing in on Overwatch, FIFA 18, and CSGO and

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