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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

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

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

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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


ArenaNet Fires Two ‘Guild Wars 2’ Writers Over Twitter Spat With YouTuber

As a result, they’re no longer with the company,” ArenaNet co-founder and president Mike O’Brien said on the “Guild Wars 2” forum on Thursday ... “Today in being a female game dev: Allow me- — a perso... 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

The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate

It refers, variously, to a set of incomprehensible Benghazi-type conspiracy theories about game developers and ... so little about how human social interaction and professional life works that they ca... read more

Weekly Commentary: Rude Awakening Coming

Yields were at 2.84% on February 2nd and then dropped to ... the Oval Office Thursday morning that he knows monetary policy better than the Fed's leaders and continued criticizing them for ... read more

Funcom's Vision for the Future of MMOs

And we have to have the space to allow those games to develop like that, because they build better games ... a quest-driven game, but it doesn't have to be linear progression. I think games like The S... read more

Weekend Reading: The Line Between Gamers and Developers Is Blurring

The developer believes that The Elder Scrolls Online, the title coming from ZeniMax Online and Bethesda, will suffer because it lacks enough content to satisfy the demands of the modern player, much l... 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

A Gamer's Guide To Not Getting Hacked

They want to be better than other gamers ... Games’ Terms of Service exist to protect developers, yes, but also, to protect gamers. If you’re doing something that flagrantly breaks a game’s Terms of S... read more



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