A few years ago, I joined Guild Wars 2, and it rapidly became one of my go-to games. It had action, it had adventure, it had… one serious flaw. When I started up a human female Elementalist, I was given an outfit that I consider inappropriate. That is, I’m a married woman, and I want my armor […]
Is Warcraft a problem? Director Duncan Jones has something to say about that.
Guild Wars 2 (GW2) has had some wonderful successes since it’s launch in August 28, 2012. It won Time magazine’s Game of the Year, multiple Best MMO awards, and—obvious to those who have played it—awards for its lovely art direction. Now GW2 can add another feat onto the pile: ArenaNet has sold 3 million copies of their subscription-free game.
Activision Blizzard released its third quarter 2012 report today, and the news is “better than expected.” In fact, according to the financial results, “the company delivered record GAAP net revenues of $841 million….” Compare this with a mere $754 million, which the Blizz earned in the same quarter in 2011, and it looks like they’re positively farming gold.
Colleen Lachowicz is a candidate for state senator of Maine for the Democratic party. She’s also a World of Warcraft player. The Maine Republican party has a bone to pick with her bone-bladed weapons and have called for voters to say no to Lachowicz’s gaming ways.
For seven and a half years, World of Warcraft (WoW) has been the world’s most popular subscription-based MMO game. Although free-to-play challengers have been nibbling away at WoW’s fan base, as of today, Blizzard can still hold its head up as the reigning king of the English-speaking MMO world: In its first week, its most recent expansion, Mists of Pandaria, sold 2.7 million copies.
World of Warcraft (WoW) is the standard by which other MMOs are judged. But as it happens, I only just started playing MMOs, and I chose Guild Wars 2 (GW2) as my entrée. But WoW’s latest expansion, The Mists of Pandaria (Pandaria), was released today. With the help of Warcraft aficionado, Marco Lemos (who helped me with my article, “A ‘World of Warcraft’ Player Reviews ‘Guild Wars 2′”), I spent some time giving the Pandaria beta a whirl, to see how it compares to my standard, GW2.
World of Warcraft (WoW) players are sick to death of reading reviews that ask, “Is this game a WoW-killer?” WoW player Marco Lemos doesn’t want any game to kill WoW, his go-to MMO for the past six years. But Lemos said, “I wants a game to challenge WoW, because competition is healthy and will make Blizzard innovate. I love WoW, but it’s been very complacent for the last nine months.” I asked him to play Guild Wars 2 (GW2) during the Headstart Weekend with me, to see what he thinks of the newest entry into the MMO genre.
Guild Wars 2 (GW2) had its third and final beta weekend event before its upcoming release. Enthusiastic gamers spent the weekend enjoying the world of Tyria, and some of them shared their experiences with me. Here’s what the rest of you have to look forward to on August 28, 2012 (or on August 25, 2012, for those who pre-order).
There are claims that video games can be bad (and good) for the development of young minds. But what about the elderly and the problem of age-related decline? In a recent study, researchers at North Carolina State University’s lab, Gains Through Gaming, learned that the aging brain may benefit from video gaming. Specifically from the famed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO), World of Warcraft.