Guild Wars 2

Microtransactions Outpacing Game Sales Sets a Worrying Precedent

You might have already heard the news yesterday: Ubisoft mentioned on their Investor’s Call that “Player Recurring Investments” (read: microtransactions) have outpaced the sale of full price and discounted digital copies of their games for the first time ever. In terms of raw numbers of the 343 million euros the company made from their digital businesses 175 million Euros were the result of “Player Recurrent Investments” (which include microtransactions, add-on DLCs, Rainbow Six Siege Season Passes, subscriptions and those sorts of things). The...

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Guild Wars 2 Goes Free To Play

ArenaNet’s 2012 MMORPG Guild Wars 2 has an expansion incoming and at their PAX Prime panel this weekend the developer announced that previously “pay once play forever” base game is free-to-play starting this weekend. For those looking for a gratis pass to the world of GR2 will be faced with some restrictions unless they purchase the full game from a retailer or buy upgrades individually. Free accounts have fewer character slows, fewer bag slots and they also...

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Guild Wars 2 Launches August 28th

After spending over 5 years in development, ArenaNet announced today what fans have been waiting for: Guild Wars 2 will be on shelves August 28th, 2012. The MMORPG takes place 250 years after the original Guild Wars and integrates traditional pay-to-play elements with unique combat systems and world events, all for the low monthly price of $0. Those who preorder the game will have full access to the world starting Saturday, August 25th. Check out the new...

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Second Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Announced

MMO players mark your calendar as June 8th marks the next public beta weekend for NCSoft’s Guild Wars 2. Thousandds of people who pre-ordered GW2 will be able to enjoy the game’s beta for 48hrs from Noon PST Friday afternoon until midnight Monday morning. One cool little tidbit that Arena passed along via press release was that existing characters from the last beta event will carry over to the June 11th event.

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