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Archive for June 2012

28/6

Guild Wars 2 Release Date Announced!

The official ArenaNet twitter just posted the following video: There is also an accompanying post on the Arenanet blog which mentions the launch date for GW2, August 28th, as well as the third and final BWE, on July 20-22.
27/6

This Week on IncGamers

It’s time for a round-up pf some of the things that have been going on around IncGamers. This week’s new content includes: Endless Space [Preview] – Streamlined Strategy The Secret World [Preview] – Conspiracy Theories Lollipop Chainsaw [Review] – Bizarrely brilliant Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 [Review] Quantum Conundrum [Review] – […]
25/6

Guild Wars 2 Weekly

A somewhat slow week, the largest news were that ArenaNet will run a Guild Wars 2 stress test on Wednesday June 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT (GMT-7). A short stint during European prime time. All thumbs are held that BWE3 will be announced soon thereafter. In other news, long-time ArenaNet artist Kekai Kotaki […]
22/6

RPGamer Interviews Chris Whiteside and Eric Flannum

In a new interview by RPGamer’s Becky Cunningham, ArenaNet’s Chris Whiteside and Eric Flannum talked about the feedback ArenaNet has been getting from the beta weekend events, and changes fans can expect to see in the future beta event(s) and at launch. The interview covers a large range of topics from combat, mini-games, to dyes. […]
22/6

Kekai Kotaki Leaving ArenaNet

Today on his blog Lead Concept Artist Kekai Kotaki announced he will be leaving ArenaNet. Over the past 8 years, Kotaki has become a staple and icon of the Guild Wars franchise, racking up multiple awards, and producing beautiful concept are for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. He will be surely missed, both by […]
21/6

Stress Test!

ArenaNet has announced the next Beta Stress test! Characters from previous betas will not be wiped for this event, which is set to be the shortest beta to date. The entire article can be seen on ArenaNet’s blog.
19/6

Is it Fun?

Have you ever logged into a game and played for a few hours, seeking to complete a task? When you complete that task, do you ever stop to ask yourself, “Was that fun?” Take out the cool reward – you don’t get any cool gear, you don’t get a shiny title; you just complete the […]
18/6

GameSpy Compares GW2 and SWTOR

Today, GameSpy’s Leif Johnson took a look at Guild Wars 2 (GW2) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), and compared some of SWTOR’s faults with some of what he sees as GW2′s successes. The comparisons are easy to see; SWTOR was one of the most hyped games on last year, Bioware spent hundreds of […]
Warning: This article details the Act 1 boss encounter of Diablo 3. If you haven’t played the game yet and you’re spoilerphobic, you may not wish to read this. So now that the second GW2 beta weekend is behind us and we’ve had a chance to process everything and settle down, most people have gone […]
 
18/6

An Inside Look at ArenaNet Studios

If you are a follower of Guild Wars 2 on Facebook, be sure to check out their page today for a look inside their studios and staff. You can find all the pictures here! Here are two images for those who don’t have Facebook. Sound Team – Audio Director James Ackley, Sound Designer Maclaine Diemer, […]
18/6

Forbes on ArenaNet’s Focus on the Fans

Forbes has released a new article about ArenaNet, and their parent company NCSoft, talking specifically about the dedication the company has shown to their fans. The full article can be viewed here. In the article there is an extended video interview with Community Manager, Martin Kerstein; and a peak at a fan-made, life-sized Charr that […]
18/6

Queensdale – Cry Havoc and Let Loose the Centaurs of War

Guild Wars 2 has  done away with traditional questing in favor of dynamic events. Even though the personal story lets players still experience a more familiar quest structure, when exploring the world outside of these tailored instances they will be hard pressed to find to now so well known exclamation marks. In stead hearing of […]
17/6

Guild Wars 2 Weekly

The second Beta Weekend Event over and done with, this week has been packed with impressions and videos. Not as overwhelming as the first one when everything was brand new for several hundred thousand players at once, still an impressive parade! ArenaNet themselves has been mostly quiet this week, catching up on some well-deserved rest […]
17/6

Your Voice Of Tyria – Do Your Own !

Voice acting is a “hot iron” in video games. Game developers can easily burn the fans of a game with the choice of the voice actors and how the voice acting is actually done. Localization can even do more harm with silly translations and voices that sound very differently than the original English voice actors. […]
15/6

Dye Unlocking Now Character Based

Crystin Cox, an ArenaNet employee, in response to a BWE2 forum topic, explains the thinking behind scraping the original plan to allow dye unlocking across an account in favor of character based unlocking only. The original plan, as outlined by Kristin Perry back in September of 2010, can be reviewed here. Any thoughts on the […]