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NCsoft's MMO sequel, Guild Wars 2 will be coming to consoles Guild Wars Insider has discovered while listening to an earnings conference call from the firm, where comments were made pertaining to a console version. It'll reportedly be coming sometime after the PC client for the game goes live.

There'll also be beta testing getting underway on the fantasy game around March-April time according to the Guild Wars fan site. "In March and April there will be large-scale testing for GW2; depending on results of testing a finalised commercialisation schedule will be determined. [The] console version will be launched separately from [the] PC [version] at a later date."

So, there you have it. Guild Wars 2 will be coming to consoles, with NCsoft considering "seasonality factors" to decide on "final commercialisation" on both GW2 and Blade & Soul.

[Via Massively | Thanks, 0nerry]




 
 

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Comment #1 by xXI A ROD IXx
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:33:05 PM
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sweeet


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Comment #2 by WartyHogger
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:34:40 PM
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Holy crap, I've been pretty pumped for this game but, on the consoles? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Bring it on! Looking forward to more news on this.


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Comment #3 by Verdinial
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:35:47 PM
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I'd do anything to be a beta tester for this. Going to keep my eyes fixed firmly on this now.


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Comment #4 by Pyrlaster
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:37:14 PM
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Was not expecting that


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Comment #5 by Superschrubber
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:37:23 PM
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OMG, does this mean i can get the advantages from my GW1 account from PC? I havenĀ“t played for 2 years but i had quite a lot of items, titles etc. I hope this will make achievements easier :)


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Comment #6 by Iconoclast Envy
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:39:11 PM
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Nice to see a new MMO on the way, Good news too, after the abuse from Sega on PSU (people who played for awhile know what i'm talking about) i got fed up with them and quit. I played the First Guild wars, if its anything like that or even better, this is instant win.


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Comment #7 by Vigor
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:44:55 PM
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!


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Comment #8 by Sublethalend
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:45:42 PM
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Say whaaaaaat? Talk about unexpected. I'd be very interested to see how they work this out. I was heavily under the impression that Microsoft didn't care for MMOs on the 360...even though there are a few on there.

Either way, sweet!


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Comment #9 by M1 Punk
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:48:50 PM
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Heard a lot of good things about Guild Wars but can the consoles handle an MMO? 1000 people on 1 server?


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Comment #10 by WartyHogger
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:48:55 PM
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Wait so on the PC you won't need a subscription, or the PS3 with their online being free, but Xbox and their Xbox live...unless they plan on going free like everyone else before this comes out, kinda sucks. I think I'll just end up getting it on the PC anyway.


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Comment #11 by littlejay
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:50:41 PM
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Been waiting on this game for 4 years. A thing on the console version. It's something they are working on, but I wouldnt take it as 100% being on consoles. Just like the Diablo 3 hype with it being something they are "looking into".

A quote from ANET on the guru forums:

I think "stay calm, don't panic" will become my new mantra.

We stated multiple times in public that we have a small team working on a console version, but that we are fully dedicated to make the most kickass game for PC (I think the official statement did not use the word kickass, in case someone wants to semantically disect my post ).


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Comment #12 by Mr MobKiLLer
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:52:08 PM
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@10 Yes, just like literally every other game on Xbox 360 that also does not have a subscription fee, you still have to pay for Live. Is this really surprising? lol


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Comment #13 by Luis Ownz
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 02:58:03 PM
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Hmm. Idk. I was looking forward to APB for 360 and Champions Online for 360 when they were announced but those MMO's had their 360 versions cancelled. Im not much of a Guild Wars or WoW fan so Im not really excited. I'd totally play Runescape if they brought that to consoles. Such a simple MMO, I remember spending HOURS on Runescape back in junior high.


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Comment #14 by xboxmorgan91
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:00:13 PM
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IF Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2 both come to consoles.. oh man oh man. I'll be one happy nerd.


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Comment #15 by TheGrimAlbion
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:03:17 PM
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This is news I can approve of. Was going to get it on the PC, but a console version with possible achievements as well? That would be quite good and interesting. I hope the game shapes up to be a success. I deeply enjoyed the first for a good few years.


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Comment #16 by Skititlez
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:07:42 PM
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@10 I have a feeling anyone that wants to play this game on xbox already has Live Gold. And if they don't, oh well. They have a PC or they can buy a PS3.

I'm sure buying a PS3 would be much cheaper than $60 a year.


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Comment #17 by Luis Ownz
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:12:16 PM
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@16 Sure PS3 is great if you're looking for an inferior online service lol


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Comment #18 by Wicelow
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:17:11 PM
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W00t ! GW with cheevos... A dream coming true !


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Comment #19 by Sh3rMaN420
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:17:14 PM
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got it preordered for pc can not wait lets just hope it is the same on console and no hold backs ill get both if so.


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Comment #20 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:17:40 PM
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Wow! What a pleasant surprise! Really looking forward to this!!!


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Comment #21 by KRiSX
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:17:53 PM
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@10 as 16 said... most people who are serious 360 gamers will have a gold sub... and you do realise that most MMO's charge a separate monthly fee right? so at least with this you won't have to... needing a gold sub isn't an issue and not directly related to the game so who cares!


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Comment #22 by Welsh Rambo
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:18:51 PM
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Hmm .. well it's not April 1st .. guess this gives me a reason to finish off my titles then


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Comment #23 by alpha17
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:26:38 PM
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I don't know if this is good or not. Does anyone know if MMORPG's have done fairly well on consoles. I know FF XI did well on PS2 and garbage on 360, but are there anymore. I don't want to compare DC Universe Online since the PS3 online community is not the same as 360, so are/were there any good console MMORPG's?


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Comment #24 by Doctalen
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:28:26 PM
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They said they are considering it. It's not confirmed


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Comment #25 by Kaifory
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:36:56 PM
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@24 the article says that it IS confirmed?


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Comment #26 by KnifeLife
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 03:36:57 PM
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Cool, ive been waiting for an mmo to come to xbox, always wanted to see what they where like but never had the money for a good comp. wish the new star wars one or the one that was recently released on ps3 would come to xbox.


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Comment #27 by geneon101
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:10:21 PM
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@24, no, what they are considering is "seasonality factors" to decide on "final commercialisation" on both GW2 and Blade & Soul.

i am excited to see guild wars on 360 :) would be even better if they were xplatform :)


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Comment #28 by Opayk
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:36:14 PM
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I'm sure this is great news for Xboxers who don't have PCs, but it'll be better on the PC. Those patches that go through Xbox will cost $40k as we all know now, so I wouldn't expect as many. I'm probably wrong, but I don't expect near as much support on the Xbox.
As much as I like Xbox, it's PC all the way for this.


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Comment #29 by rrushn
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:36:56 PM
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That's pretty bad news if servers are mixed. Xbox mutes and squealing mice in farming parties, joy.


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Comment #30 by dementedlullaby
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:48:49 PM
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That's some unexpected news. I'll be buying it for the PC though.


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Comment #31 by Dark Anaconda
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:51:27 PM
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Wow....this is..unbelievable ,my only question is: do you have to pay for this monthly? I played Lineage2 and Aion and i heard about Guild Wars but i hope you don`t need to pay for this monthly.

OMG playing an MMORPG on the consoles with only having the game and the Gold Membership would be so awesome!

Imagine that you could play this with your Xbox Live Friends ,omg you could make big partys ,exploring the world together ,fight Big Raids together!

My PC is not that good ,so this is a really nice suprise!


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Comment #32 by littlejay
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:56:14 PM
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Guild Wars 2 has no monthly fee and is open world unlike Guild Wars 1


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Comment #33 by zyxomma100
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:40:22 PM
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Whaaaat. I loved Guild Wars 1. I still play it every once in a while (no monthly charge ftw). But this comes out of nowhere. They still support GW with at least bimonthly patches... And in the game's heyday it wasn't uncommon to see random bugfixes and content updates to the tune of a few times per week and sometimes more than once a day. Would this thing be supported on the 360?

There's no way the console version of this could be as good as the PC version. I'll get it for the PC instead.


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Comment #34 by slapp77
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:47:11 PM
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Well if they can do it with this series, maybe others won't be far behind.


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Comment #35 by francisrossi
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:53:53 PM
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@21 - Guild Wars is free though. Well, once you've bought the game anyway.


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Comment #36 by Aussie27Legend
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:56:12 PM
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A free to play MMO on the consoles? Sign me the fuck up.


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Comment #37 by Aussie27Legend
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 05:59:43 PM
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I smell a long and difficult 1000G...

@31 - Guild Wars always has been free to play, this will be no different


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Comment #38 by Joker0fLife
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 06:10:59 PM
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As long as they don't deliver some lesser quality closed world hack of the full game, I'm all for this


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Comment #39 by Gackt
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 06:48:09 PM
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Sounds pretty awesome. Looking forward to it!


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Comment #40 by Littledud206
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 06:48:39 PM
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As long as they do it justice and dont sacrifice things, id rather play it on the PC and have everything ten on the Xbox 360 with stuff removed


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Comment #41 by cheevo360
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 06:51:16 PM
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Yes please!!


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Comment #42 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 07:39:16 PM
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i know i'll get thumbs down but what i have to say is true. i can see this coming out on PS3. however, due to MS past with MMOs. i just dont see this coming to 360.

reasons are; sony makes DCUO because they couldnt get champions online to work on PS3. MS was going to have;conan, champions online, APB, & a bunch more. none have seen the light of day on 360. in fact no MMO/MMORPG has made it since FF11 & PSU. so i'm not geting my hopes up for the 360. sony has several MMOs. including free realms. so i'm glad i have both systems. seems 360 has the RPGs & sony has the MMO/MMORPGs.


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Comment #43 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 09:37:20 PM
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Excellent news I'm all for more MMO's on console, Pity it's not Tera online though that looks awesome.


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Comment #44 by secretkaos187
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 09:46:06 PM
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I will buy unless there is gonna be an addtional fee


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Comment #45 by darksidecow
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 09:58:26 PM
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no way never thought this would happen lol cant wait i loved the first one put so many hours into it and 2 looks even better hope its free and regularly updated like pc.


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Comment #46 by ENVY021
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 11:25:17 PM
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This is out of left field, and quite frankly, I didn't want to know about this. Like others, I am quite apprehensive until I see a Guild Wars 2 360/PS3 game case. I just don't see it.


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Comment #47 by ENVY021
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 11:29:45 PM
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Also, if you look at the source material and listen to some of the actual audio of where this information came from, this almost sounds sketchy, not sketchy as in not real, just sketchy as in the people talking about it doesn't really...well I don't know how to put it. Oh well, I'll have this for the PC anyway, I'll wait a few years after it's been out on consoles and I can just buy a copy of the CD for $10 (if you would even have to do that).


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Comment #48 by Delow317
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 12:03:37 AM
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Could care less about this. Could care less about PC gaming in general to be honest with ya.


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Comment #49 by XxMayhemxX
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 12:24:06 AM
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the beauty of this for ppl who don't know.. is Guild Wars 2 DOES NOT have a subscription fee of any kind, its free..., and last I read, they want to keep it that way... I actually read an article about this like 5 years ago or so.. the article was about making yet another expansion pack for Guild Wars 1... And because of all the stuff they wanted to add, they basically decided to start from scratch and make a new game... Also, they(the Developers) state in the article, that, because of the way they code and their arcitecture... they can easily... get away with no server costs(aka no subscription fees) It's similar to Blizzard in that way and Battle.Net, but the difference is theirs is a mmorpg. Now they did state its possible they would have micro-transactions... but your not forced to, and it wouldn't make you weaker then your stronger paying breathren..


Comment #42 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 07:39:16 PM

i know i'll get thumbs down but what i have to say is true. i can see this coming out on PS3. however, due to MS past with MMOs. i just dont see this coming to 360.

reasons are; sony makes DCUO because they couldnt get champions online to work on PS3. MS was going to have;conan, champions online, APB, & a bunch more. none have seen the light of day on 360. in fact no MMO/MMORPG has made it since FF11 & PSU. so i'm not geting my hopes up for the 360. sony has several MMOs. including free realms. so i'm glad i have both systems. seems 360 has the RPGs & sony has the MMO/MMORPGs.


The difference is, Guild Wars doesn't have a subsription, thats why they can do this with M$...


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Comment #50 by Lunchbizzle
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 12:57:34 AM
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This game is going to be amazing... even more so if it makes it to the 360


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Comment #51 by specularblinky
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 02:07:14 AM
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omg when i first heard about this game it was the only one where i had thought wish i had a pc that could run it. now i dont need to :) so happy to hear this news :) :) :)


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Comment #52 by InfestusDnB
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 03:05:13 AM
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All I can say is. Best. News. Ever! I'm a MASSIVE fan of GW1, and have been waiting for the day GW2 arrives for the pc and i say byebye to my 360 for a bit, but this, well, imo, it gets no better than this, mucho pleased :-D


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Comment #53 by soloabound
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 03:32:21 AM
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swear to christ that dragon symbol making the 2 on bottom left of picture seems so familiar... can't think which game it may have been... maybe dragonrage 2 for ps2? (was that even the games name lol)


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Comment #54 by capnovan
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 04:46:08 AM
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will it be an MMO as well on consoles?


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Comment #55 by Kisushima
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 04:57:01 AM
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HOLY SHIT. This is literally the greatest news I've heard in a month. I was worrying about my PC specs to play this. I racked up a ridiculous amount of hours on the first one (Achieved the rank Legendary Survivor multiple times). I you could connect GW1 to GW1 on BOTH X360 and PC that would be fantastic. Seriously. Such a fanboy reaction I know. Man.


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Comment #56 by crunchb3rry
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 05:25:31 AM
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Well, Guild Wars was free because it was barely an MMO. You could hang out with people in town, but had to create small parties to actually play together. My guess is that's how it was free, they cut out a ton of bandwidth requirements by having it basically be a co-op game disguised as an MMO. Maybe they changed things since then, but that's how I remember it at launch.


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Comment #57 by Legalized
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 02:34:39 PM
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Oh no, another +180 hours gone within a few months like with the first Guild Wars:) (after which I quit btw, but still 180 hours for one game is great value)


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Comment #58 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 04:49:02 PM
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I spent a few months on GW1 a few years ago, solid MMO, looking mad forward to this!


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Comment #59 by Kroesis
Thursday, February 16, 2012 @ 05:47:17 PM
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This is great news if it pans out. Used to love playing GW back when I used my PC for gaming, will keep my fingers crossed!


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