Issue 586
September 23, 2017
For fans of Guild Wars 2, this is a big day with the launch of the Path of Fire expansion mere hours away. If all goes according to plan, Path of Fire should be ready to go at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern -- right about when a lot of you will be at work. Luckily, it'll be waiting for you when you get home and you'll have the entire weekend to hole up and play!
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Epic has announced that the new Fortnite Battle Royale game mode will be going free for all players starting on September 26th. Battle Royale places a hundred players on a single map and challenges them to be the "last one standing".
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MMOs are supposed to last forever, or as long as possible. EverQuest is nearing 20 years old, and the lesser known Meridian 59 is over two decades old. But due to circumstance, poor decisions, or otherwise, some of the best and most loved games in our genre don't last nearly as long as they should. In today's list we're celebrating the very best of the games that have been cancelled, shut down, or outright murdered by poor decisions.
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For Skyforge players who've been looking for new challenges and gameplay opportunities, today's a big day. The Revenant class has arrived, a brutal combatant that isn't afraid to wade into the midst of combat to take out all enemies. Revenants use 2-handed axes and have the ability to "siphone the life right out of their victims" as well as the ability to fight multiple opponents simultaneously.
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It's our third week playing Destiny 2, and endgame has finally arrived. This time around, Gareth Harmer delivers his thoughts on the concluding single-player Campaign and gets stuck into the gear grind.
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Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to ArenaNet's flagship title, Guild Wars.  GW2 aims to fix a lot of what's "wrong" in the MMO world. With reworked combat mechanics, a focus on Dynamic Events, voiced quest dialog, several new professions, fan-favorite races, and the massive open world of Tyria, Guild Wars 2 is far more epic in scope than the original... while still retaining the F2P business model.  The reliance on a holy trinity of class-roles is gone too, with every profession in GW2 being able to take on several roles, including that of a healer.  On top of it all, there are also several unique forms of PvP for the competitive gamer: from match-made contests that any gamer will be familiar with to massive World vs. World vs. World wars that pitch entire servers against one another.  ArenaNet hopes there is something for everyone in Guild Wars 2.

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