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The Game Archaeologist: The history of Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

In the MMORPG genre, April Fools' Day is especially relished as a time in which developers and studios can get a bit wacky and...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

I never thought I’d be saying this with a straight face, but yes, Guild Wars 2 is finally going to Cantha! This...

Kickstarted cyberpunk MMO Zenith’s pre-alpha is now slated for March 21

Last fall, Zenith came out of nowhere to raise over a quarter of a million dollars on Kickstarter. Its tiny team -...

Guild Wars 2’s Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire content lands March 17 – here’s the trailer

During PAX East this year, Guild Wars 2 may not have been granting interviews or talking to media about the state of the...

Hands-on with Dragon Raja: First impressions of Tecent’s new mobile MMORPG

I enjoy mobile MMOs. It's a hit-or-miss kind of genre: Some are great, others are terrible. I personally love the adventure of finding those good...

Jukebox Heroes: Ten MMOs that strongly support their soundtracks

It's one thing to put a lot of music in your MMORPG or even to release that launch-day album. It's another thing entirely to...

Guild Wars 2 just put an end to cheese mechanics in the Drakkar encounter

It's patch day for Guild Wars 2, and that usually means one of two things: a tiny one-line bug tweak, or a major...

Guild Wars 2 has lost a couple more devs in the last few months

Another developer has exited the Guild Wars 2 franchise: This time it's Hugh Norfolk, whose final title with ArenaNet was Lead Systems Designer....
Minnesota is hard done by here.

Guild Wars 2 just gave the most far-reaching core content preview we’ve seen in ages

ArenaNet heard you wanted more communication, and now, that's exactly what you're getting. Guild Wars 2's new-ish Content Design Lead, Andrew Gray,...

Guild Wars 2’s massive balance patch eyes major nerfs

There's a big, big update coming for Guild Wars 2 players -- and no, it's not another Living World Saga thingy. This one...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s Shadow in the Ice

The prologue and first episode of Guild Wars 2’s The Icebrood Saga did a lot of setting up, but weren't very satisfying. Episode...

Guild Wars 2 previews Shadows in the Ice’s best features in new trailer

Here we go, folks - with the Lunar New Year festival underway in Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet is now turning its promotional...

Guild Wars 2 previews early 2020 plans, promises Shadow in the Ice saga episode on January 28

If our retrospectives of Guild Wars 2's 2019 (found here and here) left you a bit unsettled about ArenaNet's future and...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2019

When we sit back to look at the biggest headlines of the year, we don't have to look far. These are the stories that...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from Icebrood Saga to the future

The first half of 2019 was a rough time to be a Guild Wars 2 fan. It wasn’t without its bright spots, but...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from the layoffs to Icebrood

It’s no secret that 2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. There were some bright spots in there as well, however,...

Guild Wars 2 lost yet another dev, this time a key living world designer

If you're starting to get more than a little worried about the line of developers departing ArenaNet, you're not alone. As the Guild...
You won't believe the things I didn't bother telling you!

The Daily Grind: What narrative MMORPG has a weak story?

So here's the frustrating thing to me when it comes to Guild Wars 2: There is so much to enjoy and admire about...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Deep-diving Guild Wars 2’s Whisper in the Dark storyline

The first episode of Guild Wars 2’s new Icebrood Saga, Whisper in the Dark, has been out for a week now. MOP's Tina...

Guild Wars 2 has lost yet another developer, this time to Bungie

Even if you disregard the poor community reception of some of ArenaNet's recent initiatives, it's been a rough couple of months for Guild...

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