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Star Wars: The Old Republic Free to Play as of Today
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Free to Play as of Today

BioWare™, a studio of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and LucasArts announced today that the new, Free-to-Play option for the critically-acclaimed, massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic is now live. Now players can experience the complete storylines of all eight iconic Star Wars classes, all the way to level 50 for free. This new option complements the existing subscription offering, providing players with maximum flexibility in how they choose to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic. “We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic when and how they want,” said Matthew Bromberg, General Manager of BioWare Austin. “There has never been a better time to start playing with us.” Also today, BioWare released Game...
First Impressions of Guild Wars 2
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First Impressions of Guild Wars 2

I pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 in mid April after following its development over many months. After playing a couple of the betas I grew to like the game more and more as I started to believe in Arenanet's vision of an MMO without the "trinity" (tank, healer DPS) where it wasn't about a mad dash to the level cap for raiding or waiting around for new content every few months because you have done it all, being overwhelmed by all the buttons to press or having the gear you spent months acquiring be useless right as you managed to acquire it. There are many reasons why Guild Wars 2 is a great MMO - it is free, it has a huge world to explore, vastly different races, classes (professions) and starting zones and an acceptance to all play styles and gaming times. Most important feature of all? Guil...
Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play this Fall
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Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play this Fall

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free to play in November, less than a year after release. All 8 fully voiced class stories from level 1 - 50 on both sides of the war will be available to be played and experienced for free. New in-game currency called Cartel Cash will be available which will allow players to buy various items from a cash shop. Details in a press release below. BioWare™, a Label of Electronic Arts, announced today that it will be expanding the story-driven, massively multiplayer online game Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ by adding a new Free-to-Play option this fall. This option will give players access to each of the eight iconic Star Wars character class storylines, all the way up to level 50, with certain restrictions*. Unlimited game access, including new high...
Guild Wars 2 – Official Launch on August 28th
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Guild Wars 2 – Official Launch on August 28th

Guild Wars 2 one of the most anticipated video games of 2012 finally has a release date. Come August 28th, 2012 millions are expected to flood into the world of Tyria with those who pre-order the game getting a 3 day head start. I have tried my own hands at Guild Wars 2 and in a blog post I did after experiencing 2 of the closed beta describe it as a MMO for everyone. In a post on the official Arenanet blog Mike O'Brien  president of ArenaNet and executive producer of Guild Wars 2 states: This is an incredibly momentous day for the studio and for me personally. This journey began in 2007 when we first announced that we were beginning work on Guild Wars 2 and that you wouldn’t be hearing from us for a while. Then in 2010 we unveiled our manifesto for Guild Wars 2: a living breathing...
Guild Wars 2 Beta shows off a MMO with something for everyone
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Guild Wars 2 Beta shows off a MMO with something for everyone

From June 8th to 10th I participated in my second Guild Wars 2 closed beta event, the one before that running from April 27 through April 29 2012. While I see definite updates and upgrades between the two beta events I continue to be impressed by Guild Wars 2 and what it offers to fans on massively multiplayer online role-playing games. With no subscription fees coming from a highly respected studio it is no surprise that Guild Wars 2 in the most anticipated games of 2012. The first feeling I got from Guild Wars 2 is that it is definately made by people with a lot of experience with MMORPGs. Personally I am still very much a MMO noob though I have dabbled a bit with vanilla WoW back in the day and romped around in Rift for the first few weeks of it's release. The bulk of my MMO experien...
Pre-Purchase Guild Wars 2 starting April 10th
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Pre-Purchase Guild Wars 2 starting April 10th

Guild Wars 2 is easily the most anticipated new massively multiplayer online role-playing game of 2012. A lot of buzz has been built up around NCSoft's sequel to the original Guild Wars. Over a million players signed up for the opportunity to be a part of Guild Wars 2's beta test which will begin in the coming weeks. NCSoft today announced that Guild Wars 2 will be available for pre-purchase come April 10th and will be available in three variants - Digital Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Collectors Edition. All 3 editions will allow early purchasers access to Guild Wars 2 beta events as well as a three day head start when the game is released sometime this summer. The Collectors edition will expectantly come with the most goodies such as a 112 page Making of Guild Wars 2 book, 10-in...
Star Wars: The Old Republic to make a big splash in the MMORPG pool
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Star Wars: The Old Republic to make a big splash in the MMORPG pool

Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games have come a long way since the days of Ultima Online and Everquest. The genre has seen massive growth on the back on every increasing internet speeds, newer and better computers and more and more persons having access to games and the internet. These days there are literally hundreds of MMOs in various fantasy, historical, real life and scifi lands but the biggest shark in the pool has for a a long while been World of Warcraft. I have for as long as I can remember been an avid gamer and I remember trying my hand at WoW in it's early days but it was a pass-time that didn't stick for various reasons. Before that I had dabbled with Final Fantasy XI plus many more paid and free MMOs between then and now and my most recent MMO "trial" came with ...