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The Game Archaeologist looks at Guild Wars Utopia

Aztecs. Chronomancers. Mounts. Halberds. Golems. Dual wielding. These are all but a hint of what a fourth Guild Wars campaign could have been, a campaign that was under development in the mid-2000s but was scrapped by 2007. Replacing it was the expansion Guild Wars Eye of the North and the wor...

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Take a tour of Guild Wars 2's Asuran starting experience... for science!

Hopeful denizens of Tyria are almost certainly gearing up for this weekend's Guild Wars 2 public beta test, but fans of all things mad-science are probably a bit disappointed that the insa-- err, innovative Asura won't be playable this time around. Not to worry, though; the folks over at PC Gam...

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Guild Wars 2 Facebook milestone brings new art, more to come

Anticipation for Guild Wars 2 is reaching a fever pitch thanks to beta invite emails. ArenaNet's publicity machine is capitalizing on the mania, too, especially on Facebook. The game recently reached the 470,000 "likes" milestone, and fans were rewarded with a new piece of concept art. As you can...

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This Week In MMO: Rated M for mature edition

It's another Thursday, and another week for Gamebreaker.TV's This Week in MMO. What's in store for this installment? Massively's very own Editor-in-Chief Shawn Schuster and Community Manager Rubi Bayer join regular host Gary Gannon in "mature" discussion about MMOs. First up, Gary, Shawn, and ...

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Guild Wars 2 designers deliver more Asura goodies: Inquest and Golems

Other games have Dwarves or Gnomes for their token cutesy miniature race, but filling this role for Guild Wars 2 are the Asura. Last week, ArenaNet devoted a whole week to these spunky munchkins, expounding on everything from their history to architectural influences. Today, Designers Jon Peters,...

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Flameseeker Chronicles: Asura week wrapup

The videos have been watched, the stories have been read, the short jokes have been made, and we lumbering Bookahs have been put in our collective place. Guild Wars 2's Asura Week is over, bringing with it the end of Guild Wars 2 race reveals. We've now had an in-depth look at all five races o...

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Ree Soesbee wraps up Guild Wars 2's Asura Week

The final day of Asura Week has arrived for Guild Wars 2 fans, and Game Designer Ree Soesbee takes the wheel with a mixed approach. Her look at the race combines hard facts with a short story about an Asura Krewe working through a dangerous task in its own devious and complicated fashion. The ...

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Guild Wars 2 Asura week continues with new video and web page

Day four of Guild Wars 2's Asura Week brings the thing that many fans look forward to the most: a new video and the official web page for the race. The web page gives a rundown of the Asura race's history (which can be seen firsthand in the current Guild Wars game) as well as information on th...

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Concentrated magnificence: Writing the Guild Wars 2 Asura

Day three of Guild Wars 2's Asura Week is here, bringing with it some detailed talk from writer Angel McCoy. In the new ArenaNet blog post, Angel looks at various aspects of writing the lives and behavior of the Asura. She covers everything from their views of other races, their jobs, even the up...

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Guild Wars 2's Asura Week continues with a look at environmental concepts

Asura Week continues today with another blog entry from ArenaNet's Matt Barrett. While yesterday's update looked at conceptualizing the floppy-earred cutelings themselves, today's blurb is all about their environmental art. Asuran design is heavily influenced by ancient Hindu architecture and ...

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