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Cutthroat Politics: Ellen Kiel 52% Evon Gnashblade 48% Polls Open til Aug 5th!

Cutthroat Politics Facebook results update. Voting revealed.

Cutthroat Politics July 23 Update

The latest Cutthroat Politics update.

Guild Wars 2 Cutthroat Politics Update Releases on 23 July

Ellen Kiel and Black Lion Trader Evon Gnashblade go head to head.

Sky Pirates of Tyria News, Big Balance Update Coming, Guild Wars Novel and More (including a contest)

Anet’s latest news release for the Sky Pirates of Tyria living story is just packed full of awesomeness. New dungeon, more living story, biggest balance update ever, announcement of the third Guild Wars novel (Sea of Sorrows), new, permanent Scavenger Hunt, new, permanent Jumping Puzzle, new headgear (a Monocle), several other rewards, and new Gem […]

3 Stories of Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 put a lot of effort into their personal stories. And much of that effort when into giving you choices. Even during character creation, you get to pick a story that you will experience in the early game. What I find interesting in this branching is that they tend to branch by three’s. […]

Telling Stories in Guild Wars 2

The latest ArenaNet blog update comes from Jeff Grubb who discusses the different story types in the game that make up the whole Tyria experience. While many focus on the personal story, there are also the global stories and iconic stories to think about and without all these pieces Tyria would feel a  lot emptier.
ArenaNet’s developer blog has received another update and in this instalment they take a look at the race of giants called the Jotun. The blog comes with a stack of lore as well as some developer notes on the Jotun. Even though we had established the jotun in the original games, we wanted to really bring them […]

Guild Wars 2 World Map Revealed

Our Friend GuildMag tweeted a great still of a Guild Wars 2 world map earlier today. Which got us thinking that “Hey, we got video of that!”. So here it is, a closer look at how an (unexplored) Guild Wars 2 map looks like. A short video for sure, but interesting nonetheless.

Jeff Grubb says Sylvari can grow limbs back (probably)

In a fresh lore interview over at the Ashenford Cartel, Jeff Grubb and Eric Flannum answers a lot of in-depth questions about Guild Wars 2 lore. Like the headliner that Sylvari can grow back severed limbs (probably). However we will never see this happen in game since there is no on-camera dismemberment in Guild Wars […]
A new minor races blog post, penned by Jeff Grubb, was just published over at the ArenaNet blog. The topic of the day is the Grawl, simian creatures living on the edge of civilization. Jeff tells us about Grawl society, their customs and religious beliefs, as well as how they are looked upon by the […]

Weekly news roundup – link extravaganza!

This week ArenaNet and NCsoft showed off Guild Wars 2 to the Asian market at the G*Star 2011 gaming convention (Convention site, NCsoft booth, ArenaNet flickr stream). The demo was beefed up with more character creation options and better in-game cinematics, among other things (ArenaNet blog about the new demo, ArenaNet blog about the improved […]

Bitgamer | Interview with Colin Johanson

Also the fellows over at Bitgamer were able to snag Colin Johanson for some face time at Eurogamer Expo. It is a lengthy interview with some new information. For instance, there may be even more Guild Wars novels in the future, after the current trilogy is concluded with “Sea of Sorrows”. BG: Are you going to carry […]

GeForce UK | EuroGamer Expo Colin Johanson Interview

The fellows over at GeForce UK were able to snag Colin Johanson for a chat at EuroGamer Expo 2011 at Earl Courts, London, England. They talk about the asura, the history of the Pale tree, how the development is coming along and more!

PCGamer | Asura Interview

  In honor of Asura Week, PCGamer has put together a two-part interview. In the first part, Game and Content Designers Jeff Grubb and Ree Soesbee get some questions about the asuran capital Rata Sum, and how the architecture mirrors the asuran society. They also talk colleges, golems and more. In the second part, named Love […]