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IGDA Posts Game Developer Social Media Considerations

One of the questions raised in the aftermath of the “Guild Wars 2” controversy is whether or not game developers “owe” consumers their private time in the form of interacting with the community on soc... read more

Guild Wars 2 Review

This was a new and ambitious idea at the time, and as fate would have it, Guild Wars went on to have 3 expansions and sold 6 million units of the core game – the gamble definitely paid off. Guild Wars ... read more

Q&A: Making microtransactions work for players in Guild Wars 2

But while some forms of in-game monetization can be painful, many developers aren't able to finance their games without some kind of live revenue generator -- whether it's a subscription model, expans... read more

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The ArenaNet Catastrophe Has The Whole Game Industry Rethinking Harassment Policies

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 ... once all the developers have been fired? The an... read more


ArenaNet president discusses careful monetization of Guild Wars 2, the least greedy Western MMO

ArenaNet’s long-awaited sequel, Guild Wars 2 ... in-game gold with real-world currency that can be used to buy items in the trading post auction house? Wouldn’t that give spenders an “unfair advantage ... read more

Guild Wars 2 — Fixing World vs World for 2018

Also one of the most neglected, most complained about game mode of Guild Wars 2 ... better to use!” While this isn’t inherently wrong, it will always be wrong until we fix one fundamental problem: The... read more

Inside the World of Guild Wars

The risk is that a player buys just one, but, says Garriott, “If we can provide a compelling enough game, people want to play through the whole game.” As of a few months ago, 2.5 million people have b... read more

Free MMOs: RPGs and other online games

Free-to-play games are increasingly common, meaning the F2P MMO crowd now have a lot more options than they used ... game world. Likewise, there are multiple paths to completion for each of these enco... read more

State of Decay 2 Review – Rough, Yet Fun The Walking Dead Simulator

As you can easily guess from its title, State of Decay 2 is the sequel to the zombie apocalypse simulator made by Undead Labs and released as an Xbox Live Arcade title for the Xbox 360 in 2013, before ... read more

Poor Watch Dogs PC Performance? Here's Why And How To Fix It

this game's VRAM demands are far, far outside the norm for a modern 1080p title. In the past, I've compared VRAM usage in games like Guild Wars, Battlefield 4, and Total War: Shogun 2. In these games, ... read more

Guild Wars 2: Console ports, subscription models, and making sure it works on launch day (interview)

GamesBeat: Can you give us an idea of what the development team does in the final weeks leading to launch on Guild Wars 2? Mike Zadorojny: Right now, most of my team is playing the game. We spent all ... read more



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