Guild Wars 2: Pre-PAX Interview

This weekend, ArenaNet will be at PAX East with the first demo build of the upcoming Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns. Last week we had the chance to visit the ArenaNet studio to get an early look at the demo. While there, we were able to interview Jon Peters and John Corpening of ArenaNet.

Take the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge

Yesterday, ArenaNet announced a new contest: the Guild Wars 2 App Challenge. Up to $15,000 USD in prizes are on the line for this exciting new contest.

Application developers can pariticipate by creating any type of GW2 application they like. These entries will be divided into one of three categories: General, Competitive or Player Experience. You can submit applications until May 15, 2015, and all entries will be judged by the Content Marketing team.

Guild Wars 2 Goes First-Person

Some big changes are coming to Guild Wars 2 with the upcoming Heart of Thorns release, but that isn't stopping ArenaNet from releasing some big things before then. March 10th will host a new patch that brings with it a handful of changes to the camera system in the game, including the much coveted ability to zoom into first-person.

Guild Wars 2: The Revenant

The Revenant is a new profession coming to Guild Wars 2 with the Heart of Thorns expansion. While ArenaNet revealed this new profession during their expansion announcement at PAX South, very little information was given on how the profession will play. That changed earlier today as ArenaNet released a blog post explaining some of the weapons, skills and some new mechanics for the Revenant as well as a few mechanics that will find their way into existing professions.

Guild Wars 2: Stronghold

Stronghold is a new PvP game mode coming to Guild Wars 2 in the Heart of Thorns expansion. Today, ArenaNet released a new blog post giving more details on what players will expect in the game mode and its initial map: The Battle of Champion's Dusk.

Film Friday: Nine New Trailers

Nine New Trailers

That week just flew by! Today we've collected nine videos from a variety of games including Final Fantasy Type-0 HD/FFXV, Archlord 2, 0rbitalis, RIFT, the just-announced Victor Vran, Gigantic, Guild Wars 2, Cities XXL and H1Z1.

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Masteries

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns will not be raising the level cap, but will instead use a new progression system called Mastery. Mastery is an endgame progression solely for PvE content that intends to expand with the world, giving more meaning to its progression than simple stat boosts from gaining higher levels that other MMO expansions would give. In a new blog post released today, ArenaNet gave more information as to how this system will actually work.

Guild Wars 2: Maps with Purpose in Heart of Thorns

In our interview with Colin Johanson and Mike O'Brien last week, we learned that Heart of Thorns will be focusing on fewer new maps for Guild Wars 2 in favor of creating maps that have a great depth of content. In a blog post today, ArenaNet revealed a couple of the cornerstones to this approach with Outposts and Adventures.

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 17

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include the Guild Wars 2 expansion reveal, Dying Light reviews, Grow Home, Witcher 3, Hatred and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Interview

At PAX South this weekend, ArenaNet took control of the Main Theater to announce their first expansion for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (HoT). We got a chance to sit down with GW2 Game Director Colin Johanson as well as President and Co-Founder of ArenaNet Mike O’Brien to get more details about HoT. If you missed the announcement, you can find an overview of all the features the two revealed during the announcement here on ZAM.