One week ago, two Guild Wars 2 narrative designers, Jessica Price and Peter Fries, were fired after Price called out a player of the game on Twitter, prompting widespread backlash. Since then, mobs have tried to employ similar tactics against more women, and game development studios have had to take a hard look at…
The original Guild Wars first came out in 2005. By MMO standards, it’s ancient. Two developers have taken it upon themselves to keep the game alive and, in the process, have figured out how to make it better than it’s ever been.
Late last week, ArenaNet, makers of the MMO Guild Wars 2, suspended over 1,500 player accounts it suspected of cheating. According to one of the players caught in the sweep, the studio accomplished this using what some users and experts are calling spyware to monitor people’s computers for known cheat programs.
Two weeks before Christmas, a Georgia woman lost her home and nearly everything she owned in a fire. When she went back to survey the damage, one of the few things she recovered was a collector’s edition copy of Nightfall, an expansion for Guild Wars, her favorite video game. After she posted her find on Twitter, the…
Guild Wars 2's second expansion, Path of Fire, launches this Friday, taking players to the Crystal Desert and the Kingdom of Elona to track down a rogue god. Along the way, giant rabbits will be mounted. Who’s excited?
I’ve been spending the early days of Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns expansion pack trying to remember how to play Guild Wars 2. So far it’s not going well.
Since its release in August of 2012 playing the subscription-free PC MMORPG Guild Wars 2 has been a simple matter of purchasing the initial game. Starting today you don’t even have to do that.
Under normal circumstances, “World versus World” is a game mode in Guild Wars 2 where players from different servers duke it out. The entire point is competitive conflict. But yesterday, that strife briefly disappeared.
A hacker terrorized Guild Wars 2 for weeks and weeks. When the game’s creators finally took action, they humiliated the crap out of the dirty cheater.
Whooooooosh! A hilarious old bug becomes the status quo for one day in Guild Wars 2, and fans are having a blast.
The news Guild Wars 2 players have been eagerly awaiting for ages is finally here. ArenaNet has announced Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, and expansion pack that takes players deep into the heart of the Maguum Jungle armed with mastery abilities and a brand new profession — the Revenant.
Since its launch two years ago, Guild Wars 2 has been using the same interface for its Trading Post. It worked, but good God was it clunky as hell to use, especially when you were trying to buy lots of different stuff at once. Thankfully, an upcoming patch will give the Trading Post a much-needed makeover.
When the April 2014 Feature Pack for Guild Wars 2 drops next month, players are getting an account-wide wardrobe filled with every weapon and armor skin they've unlocked in the game. Then the dress-up parties begin.
This is Scarlet Briar, posing here next to her massive drill ship, currently tearing a gigantic hole in the harbor outside of one of Guild Wars 2's most important cities. Somebody should probably put a stop to that.
"Something people forget is that we're already the fastest-selling MMO in history, so even if sales are declining a little bit, that's on the fastest selling MMO in history." Colin Johanson, game director of Guild Wars 2, sharing his opinion with Eurogamer about ArenaNet's declining sales figures.
The living story that ran through 2013 in Guild Wars 2 escalates in 2014, as the arch-villain Scarlet Briar unleashes a massive mechanical monstrosity on the unsuspecting denizens of Tyria. Meet the Twisted Marionette.
Tonight on Guild Wars: Scooby-Doo: The gang gets lost in Twilight Arbor while searching for the Lake of Fear. They should have picked another MMO, they won't find any Scooby Snacks here. It's still an awesome shot, made by Guild Wars 2 player Lua and her friends.
The most fun I've had in Guild Wars 2 was back in April, when ArenaNet launched a homage to 16-bit adventure games called Super Adventure Box. Only open for a month, the game has been a depressingly high resolution place ever since. That all changes next week, when an expanded Super Adventure Box takes players back…
Continuing its mad quest to deliver fresh content at a rate faster than any other MMO on the planet, free-to-play or otherwise, ArenaNet rolls out the Sky Pirates of Tyria updates for Guild Wars 2 today. What's in store for our brave heroes?