Posts Tagged ‘ArenaNet’


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Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

First, I would like to say that I hope you had an enjoyable 3 day weekend, which included Memorial Day, in which if you are so inclined to do so, and I hope you are, you took a moment and gave thanks to those men and women who have put their own safety on the line to ensure that we stay safe, and free, and able to do things like enjoy Video Games. After taking that moment if you did not to recognize their sacrifice, we have some great news for you.

It was announced by ArenaNet today that the next Guild Wars 2 Beta event will be happening starting June 8th at 3pm EST and continuing until June 11th at 3am [source]. They went on to say how much the help given by the community has meant to them, and how happy they are to be getting close and closer to the release of the game. If you have not as of yet, pre-purchase your copy today and join us in the beta!


There is a story floating around over at Kotaku [source] stating that a poster was photographed at Fry’s in Texas showing the release date for Guild Wars 2 being June 28th, and that the Collector’s Edition pre-order is available until May 30th. It is known throughout the industry that many retailers use placeholder dates (Gamestop shows its release date as being June 26th) in order to show something on their books for games that will be released. The difference here though is that having an easily changed number in a computer costs much less that having physical posters created and distributed.

When ArenaNet was reached for comment, they stated the following: “We have not released an official launch date within 2012 as feedback from our closed and open marketing betas will help us determine an exact release date. We will release Guild Wars 2 when it is ready.”

So for those of you who have had the chance to play the beta, do you think it is ready for a June 28th release? Also, do you believe that a company would go through the trouble of printing out posters if they did not know?

BloodEagle

 


(Released Friday, May 11th 2012)
ORIGIN Symposium III

Not Single Playerery

Ever had “one of those weeks”? That seems to have been my week this week…..ALL week. If it was not one thing happening to piss in my Cheerios, it was another. Life need a big, red REDO button, that if things have not gone as you had planned them by Thursday afternoon, without waiting to see how crappy your Friday is going to be, you can just hit the button, and start over again at Monday morning, with a full week ahead of you to figure out how to get it right. I wonder how much R&D I would need in order to create that button? This weeks show was great, with some lively discussion about The Secret World, Guild Wars 2, making the perfect game, or in Chaelura’s place, the perfect hardware vehicle to play the perfect game on, and as usual, a bit of user feedback from our LDG SpecCor Michel. We are getting closer to the big reveal of all the great stuff we have coming your way, so stay tuned true believers!

BloodEagle

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In this episode…It’s the end of the world as we know it, Carmageddon, Bioshock takes two steps back, Slavery is a topic that must be addressed, The Secret World is not so secret, Surpirse butt seks, And the Wars in the Stars have a few less people. All of this and more will be covered on Link Dead Gaming. […]

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(Released Friday, May 4th 2012)
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Guild Wars 2 Logo

In this weeks show, I decided to get rid of the annoying sound that we use to cover any slips on cuss-words, and replaced it with what is known as a chirp. It is much more appealing to the ears, and quite a bit funnier. For those of you that listen to the entire show, there is a small easter egg waiting for you. For those of you unfamiliar with the term easter egg, it is something that is included as an extra, or inside joke, or pop culture reference in a video game. In the case of our easter egg, we have included a blooper that happened during the taping of the show this week. As far as the PodCast is concerned, we had quite a bit to say about the Guild Wars 2 beta, and unlike some gaming journalism sites out there, we solemnly promise you that we will never hype something that we do not like to gain favors with the devs. If we think a product is good, we will tell you, however, if we think something stinks to high heaven, we will not keep that from you. It may lose us a press beat test here or there, or make us unable to get an interview, but what it will accomplish is you will always know that you can trust what we tell you, and you will also know that the people we DO have on for interviews have integrity, and are willing to accept both the great and not so great things of their products. It was a great and fun show this week, and as always, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy making it.

BloodEagle

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In this episode…Guild Wars 2 has destroyed me, Elder Scrolls puts a car in the race, Blizzard has fees, EA calls another Devs baby ugly, then wants your opinion, and Valve has nothing new to show you. All of this and more will be covered on Link Dead Gaming. […]

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