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

It was a great chat, and we've transcribed some of the more key insights from Cox about making good microtransactions ... some convenience stuff because Guild Wars 2 is fundamentally built around this ... read more

Guild Wars 2 Will Be Releasing Exclusively to the iPad!

At last year's PAX Prime, ArenaNet had announced that Guild Wars 2 will ... you guys play the demo! But really – computers are the past and devices like the iPad are the future. We plan on making a to... read more

MMO Man: An Interview with Massively’s Shawn Schuster

I started looking for a Guild Wars podcast and found one: GuildCast. This turned out to be a great podcast, and it introduced me to a really cool guy named Shawn Schuster. Shawn was just another Guild ... read more

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Star Citizen: Wing Commander’s Spiritual Successor May Hit Kickstarter [Updated]

MWO is free-to-play and earns revenue through microtransactions and premium offerings. Star Citizen on the other hand, will likely follow the Guild Wars 2 model in that it’ll ... crowd funding on the ... read more


7-Eleven To Sell Games, Break Street Dates Year Round

That includes MMOs like Guild Wars and City of Heroes, as well as pre-paid cards for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Oh, we'll definitely come again if this work out ... most games are free to play ... read more

ArenaNet Investigates Guild Wars 2 Issues

Guild Wars 2 uses a unique business model that allows players to buy the packaged game, either physically or digitally, and then play the MMO for as long as they want, with the company set to make mon... read more

Guild Wars 2 sells over 3 million copies

Johanson also talked about ArenaNet’s plans for Guild Wars 2 in 2013, mentioning overall that the team would be making changes ... continue to work towards. He talked about creating “truly unique stor... read more

GW2Shinies: What games can get by opening up APIs to the developer community

As a Guild Wars 2 player he saw a market opening and something he could do. Thus GW2Shinies.com came to be born. The current page is made with JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL—making this project ... take a ... read more

Rami Ismail: What triple-A game devs and indies can learn from each other

You can’t do what a lot of games have tried to do, where it’s a product with microtransactions. Certain standards are now OK and certain standards are now not OK. With every game that gets made, wheth... read more

Guild Wars 2 Necromancer Builds Guide – Dungeons, PvE, PvP and WvW

The Necromancer profession in Guild Wars 2 is versatile ... but their application can really depend on the play-style. I myself prefer burst damage instead, so this build wouldn’t be for me, but it wo... read more

13 Times You Fought Ancient Evils In Video Games

Video game stories love making their players fight against ... The Elder Dragons from the Guild Wars mythos even in the first game, considering all the lore surrounding their existence, but with Guild ... read more

The Barrier to Big

Microtransactions, as I've already mentioned, destroy equity and thus rapidly reduce the lifespan of game products. Unlimited subscription models, as WoW used, encourage “binge play” which ... at the ... read more



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