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Guild Wars 2 impressions

Guild Wars 2 impressions

So I purchased a digital copy of Guild Wars 2 yesterday. I never played Guild Wars but I've played my fair share of World of Warcraft as well as a small amount of a few other MMORPGs and Guild Wars 2 looked promising.

Jumping into a new MMO, even for someone who's played one before, can be a pretty big jump. You have no idea of the world's setting, game mechanics or whether the community is going to be comprised complete idiots. Logging into the game with promises from the developers of "putting the player first" and have no grinding, I was either in for a surprise (of it actually being true) or a let down. Read on

Nintendo Power Magazine Commmercial

In memoriam of Nintendo Power, which will be concluding its 24 years of publishing at the end of the year. The end of Nintendo Power reflects how the videogame industry has changed so radically over its publication lifetime, from the point when information, tips, and buying suggestions spread through the schoolyards, offices, and neighborhood street corners of America -- a time before the internet made gaming information ubiquitous. Enjoy this commercial, produced in the heydays of Nintendo Power.

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The World Ends With You ported to iOS

Square Enix have revealed The World Ends With You is now being released on iOS on August 27 under the title The World Ends With You -Solo Remix-. The iOS version has a number of new features including a new combat system and HD graphics. Square Enix have also listed a new album - Subarashiki Kono Sekai – - Crossover - - for October 1. The album will contain the new arranged tracks for the iOS version as well as tracks from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Read on

New The World Ends with You Teaser Site Launched

Square Enix have launched a countdown website with the 'subaseka' in the URL. This is the abbreviation for the Action RPG Subarashiki Kono Sekai for the Nintendo DS, released in the West as The World Ends with You. The countdown is now just less than 6 days from finishing.

Director Tatsuya Kando and character designer Tetsuya Nomura have previously stated they would like to make a sequel, especially due to the reception in the United States.12. The World Ends with You sold 410,000 copies in the United States, compared to 210,000 in Japan Read on

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  1. World Ends With You 2 on the way? - Official Nintendo Magazine UK

  2. Nomura Open To Developing The World Ends With You Sequel - gameinformer

Hyrule Historia coming to US in January

Dark Horse is bringing Hyrule Historia -- the amazing Legend of Zelda book featuring "never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games," and more -- to the U.S. in January 2013. The 248-page hardcover book can be preordered now at Amazon.com, saving you 14 of your hard-earned rupees dollars on Hyrule Historia’s list price!

Hyrule Historia
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Two Guild01 titles trademarked in the United States

Level-5 has filed trademarks for Yasumi Matsuno's Crimson Shroud and Goichi Suda's Liberation Maiden - both titles from their Nintendo 3DS compilation title Guild011. Crimson Shroud is Matsuno's first directed title since falling ill due to stress while helming Final Fantasy XII. Read on

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  1. Look’s Like Level-5′s Guild 01 Is Heading Overseas - Siliconera

If you cut your teeth on the Nintendo Entertainment System (not literally, I hope), the name "Howard Phillips" should sound familiar; he stood as the smiling American face of Nintendo's corporate monolith for a solid decade, and did everything from running the company's warehouse to editing Nintendo Power, in which he appeared as himself in comic form for several years.

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