“Guild Wars 2” Announces the Next Season: the Icebrood Saga

"Guild Wars 2" Announces the Next Season: the Icebrood Saga

New boss creatures will also populate the environments of Grothmar Valley and the Northern Shiverpeaks, including the ominous, newly-awakened Drakkar first seen in the original Guild Wars, while new Masteries will be available in Episode One and Episode Two that will explore the history and influence of the Spirits of the Wild, the mystic animal[...]

ArenaNet Announces Layoffs Within The Company, But Gives Zero Details

So not only is the nearly 400 employee staff on edge about losing their jobs, they honestly don't know if they're the specific people who should be planning to look for work.ArenaNet, which is currently owned by South Korean developer NCSoft, currently manages Guild Wars 2 and is the primary focus of their day-to-day operations[...]

It's 'All or Nothing' for Guild Wars 2's Fifth Living World Episode

Confession time: It's been a while since I've played Guild Wars 2, NCSoft and Arena Net's hugely popular MMORPG I've been a fan of the game since its release in 2012, especially since it didn't have a required monthly subscription to play I leveled my Ranger up off and on for a couple of years,[...]

Lineage II: Revolution's New Update Includes Second Class Transfers

Netmarble has announced several updates to its popular mobile MMORPG, Lineage II: Revolution, including class transfers, a highly anticipated collaboration feature, and updates to the Academy Clan. The first part of the Second Class Transfer system has been added so players can experience more skills, classes, and content. Players can start the Second Class Transfer Quest […]

Harmonix Turns to NCSoft as Publisher of Its Next Multiplatform Title

Over the weekend, Harmonix announced that they would be entering a new strategic partnership for a multiplatform publishing deal with NCSoft The companies made the announcement official as Harmonix posted about it on their website, as it looks like NCSoft will publish their next game across multiple consoles What exactly that next game will be is[...]

Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 4, Episode 2 Trailer is Here

The second episode of Guild Wars 2's Living World Season 4 is on its way in a few weeks. The title of this episode is "A Bug in the System!" and it will launch on Tuesday, March 6th. Ahead of the episode's release, we got a brand new trailer from developer ArenaNet. During Episode 1, players […]

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Review: There's a Good Game in Blade & Soul… Somewhere

[caption id="attachment_760352" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit// NCSoft[/caption] [rwp-review-recap id="0"] NCSoft and Team Bloodlust's Blade & Soul has been pretty darn successful overseas, and it has its moments of being a pretty darn good game But some aspects of it are so incredibly punishing even I have to take a step or seven back and remind myself of why I'm putting[...]

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Lineage II: Revolution Reaches 5 Million Registered Players

Netmarble Games Corp has announced that five million users have registered for mobile MMORPG Lineage II: Revolution since the game's global launch in 54 countries just two months ago. In celebration of the five million registered user mark, Lineage 2 Revolution is giving out five Enhance Scroll items to all players of the game. With its new 50 v. […]

2017 Games Countdown #4: Master X Master Launch Trailers

If you'd like some insight into why the MOBA didn't take off despite the best attempts NCSOFT made by bringing back City of Heroes characters like The Statesman, you can check out my review of the game here But the short of it is, despite being a different take on a MOBA, MxM wasn't quite different[...]

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Lineage II: Revolution Review: Impressive, but Not Quite Impressive Enough

[caption id="attachment_745271" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit// Netmarble Games[/caption] [rwp-review-recap id="0"] Netmarble and NCSoft's Lineage II: Revolution released back in November with a considerable amount of hype When I first got started playing the game, I found it to be much like I expected.Lineage II: Revolution is a fun, if a bit cookie-cutter MMO[...]

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Lineage II: Revolution's New Update Brings Massive Real-Time PVP Modes

Netmarble and NCSOFT's mobile MMORPG Lineage II: Revolution got a massive update today, the first since its worldwide launch It brings the much-anticipated Fortress Siege and Open Siege game modes, as well as three new servers The update offers fresh new ways to strategize and level up within the game while also meeting your need for large-scale[...]

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So Far, Lineage II: Revolution Has Lived Up To Expectations

And given that Netmarble and NCSOFT are the ones behind the scenes, there was no way this game was going to be an exception.Despite the baseline annoyance I feel at every game with micro-transaction structures that involve loot boxes thanks to all of the recent complaints, I don't really have anything negative to say about Lineage[...]

NCSoft Announces The Imminent Closure Of MOBA Master X Master

NCSOFT announced the closure of their multiplayer online battle arena Master X Master which will take effect in January The game released this summer, and despite having a rather interesting setup (you get to control two characters in a tag-team) and bringing in a ton of characters from NCSoft's other titles including the defunct City of Heroes,[...]

MXM's Ranked Pre-Season Is Here As Is A New Character

NCSoft announced this morning that the MXM Ranked Preseason is now live, which will bring with it a brand new challenge for MXM competitive play Players will battle each other on the Titan Ruins 5v5 battlefield for top spots on the MXM leaderboards as they rise up in ranks to claim fantastic rewards The top 100[...]

Master X Master Review: Not Your Usual MOBA, But It Also Isn't Quite Different Enough

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] NCSoft's multiplayer online battle arena Master X Master is an interesting take on the usual MOBA For one, it has something of a single-player storyline That doesn't quite make it unique, but that is a bit different from your usual MOBA formula. MXM also allows you to use two characters at once, called "masters"; these characters are mostly[...]

The Latest MxM Trailer Brings In Ghost Widow From City Of Villains

The latest trailer for NCSoft's new MOBA, Master X Master, brings in another crossover character This time, we get a chance to look at City of Villains' Ghost Widow up close and personal. Originally a signature villain from the NCSOFT MMO City of Villains, Ghost Widow is a terrifying Nuker who can strip enemy buffs while[...]

Master X Master Has Several Launch Videos For You

NCSOFT's MOBA, Master X Master has finally launched, and to commemorate the release, the game got several launch videos, including a "What is MXM?" video to help inform the general public of what to expect from the game As for the answer to that inexplicable question? Master X Master (MXM) is an Action MOBA that combines direct character control[...]

NCSOFT's MOBA Master X Master Now Has A Release Date

NCSOFT, the company that gave you Guild Wars and City of Heroes, has finally announced the launch date for their upcoming MOBA Master x Master The game is set to launch on June 21st.If you took part in the closed beta test for the game, you'll notice some improvements at launch NCSOFT Has promised that they've taken player feedback[...]

MasterxMaster Is Now In Closed Beta And It Won't Cost You A Thing To Join In

The closed beta for NCSOFT’s upcoming MOBA Master X Master (MXM) is now live and will run through April 27 Anyone who'd like to test out a solid MOBA with a twist can join in to play through PvE stages, minigames, several different PvP modes, and get a chance to relive their City of Heroes days by playing as The[...]

Master X Master Brings Back The Statesman From City Of Heroes

NCSOFT's MOBA Master X Master has changed quite a bit in the year or so it's been sitting in development Several features are the same, but there are also quite a number of changes Most notably, the maps offer a lot more cover than they used to, and the gameplay has gotten much more intuitive.MXM is[...]