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Wildstar Gets Chilly With Destination Arcterra

I'm currently re-installing Wildstar [official site]. Well, sort of. I'm installing the public test realm so I can go investigate the sci-fi western MMO's new zone, Arcterra. It's very blue and I wanted to do a screenshot tour. While that happens (and while I try to stream a Dota 2 tournament and thus the process takes even longer) I am reading the blog to find…

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Something For The Weekend: Wildstar Beta Key Giveaway

Listen! This weekend, the beta for Wildstar is opening up and 40,000 keys are available right now. First come, first served. Our first feature about the sci-fi MMO went live in August 2011, which is approximately fifty seven years ago in blog years. Since then, we've had interviews, hands-on previews, news stories aplenty and one last interview. It's am ambitious game, not quite shattering the…

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Combat Sandwich: WildStar’s Excellent-Sounding Abilities

I am so very, very tired of quest-kill-collect MMOs. For the longest time, I figured I'd never┬áreally dive into another after having cured myself of The Craving with WoW, Tera, and countless F2P spins on the tried-and-tired formula. But now along comes WildStar, and it refuses to stop creeping onto my radar, leaving sci-fi anime bunny prints all over my pristine, MMO-free glass. It's the…

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Furry Zombie: Wildstar Has Two Other Races

Wildstar, it turns out, still hasn't revealed all its special bits to us, with two more races making an appearance at San Diego Comic Con, for some reason. They are the Chua (annoying-looking "crazy" cute rodent things) and the Mordesh (morbid space zombies). So that's the furry and undead demographics catered for, but all I really wanted was a gold-plated robot. Turns out they already…

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Carbine Talks About… Wildstar’s Movement?

Yeah, developers Carbine know that spending resources on a video that is just about how the characters in Wildstar move seems a little odd. It should be trivial, but actually, given that this is an MMO, there's quite a bit of extra stuff going on in here, specifically the addition of a platform-game style double jump, and a TPS/FPS type metered sprint function. There's also…

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Hey Now, You’re A: Wildstar Beta Begins

If Wildstar existed back when WoW had me pinned under its hulking gorilla girth, I think my head would've exploded. It has pretty much all the things every fiber of my hunched, addiction-ravaged being could've wished for - and then some. Player housing? You betcha. Customizable guild death lairs? Oh my yes. Highly mobile combat? Try standing still and find out. Bizarrely out-of-place anime bunny…

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Homes All The Rage: Player Housing In Wildstar

The last time I played Wildstar, Carbine's upcoming MMO, I had a decent time but I was left anxious about how close it stuck to the numbers, numbers, numbers model and why its Explorer path was so much like a late 90s platformer. Now it's increasingly looking as though they might just have been sitting on the good stuff, like a hen made of veteran…

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Carbine Take Aim At The MMO

Gamasutra reveals that NCSoft have announced the formation of a new studio, Carbine games who are - as are NCSoft's wont - developing an undisclosed massively-multiplayer game. It's formed around a mass of World of Warcraft veterans (er... we mean Ex Blizzard Alumni, not just people who've hit the level cap) and Tim Cain, ex-Troika of Vampire: Bloodlines infamy. What are they up to? Well,…

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