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“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,[...]
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.
Blade & Soul
Credit// NCSoft [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 up with such torment[...]
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[...]
Lineage ii loot box
Credit// Netmarble Games [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 And with high-fidelity 3D graphics, it does give many traditional[...]
Lineage ii loot box
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[...]
Lineage ii loot box
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[...]