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Today’s the Day – Steam Launch Go

WildStar is one of the most well-rounded and feature complete theme park MMORPGs in years. Love it or dismiss it, there’s no arguing that it’s had a rocky road since launch. Despite critical praise, a loyal and even rabid (or jabbit?) fanbase, Carbine’s MMORPG hasn’t been able to really keep up a decent population. But that could change today, as WildStar hits Steam. Will Nexus be saved by Valve’s storefront the same way TERA and other MMOs have been?

NCSoft Earnings Report - WildStar Ever Nearer The End

So it turns out that MMOs can still make a lot of money. Who’d have thought it? After the release of the NCSoft Earnings Report for the first quarter of 2016, it seems they’re in good shape. Unless your part of the WildStar development team or playerbase, things are looking particularly rosey. Sales are up by around 30% from the year before, with profits having jumped 70% on the previous period. That’s a sizeable improvement and one NCSoft’s shareholders are likely very pleased about.

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Does WildStar have a future? And if it does, what does it look like? Following recent announcements, columnist Gareth Harmer examines the possibilities.

Death or Rebirth?

Are we witnessing the slow death spiral of WildStar, or the start of a new beginning? In this week’s column, Gareth Harmer chimes in with his opinion.

Steam Powered Nexus?

It’s gone free to play. It’s launched an item shop. In this week’s column, Gareth Harmer asks the inevitable: should WildStar launch on Steam?

The Evolving Free-to-Play World

Is WildStar’s free-to-play implementation a success? In this week’s column, Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer tackles that very question.

Forecasting the Future - What 2016 Could Bring

With the Space Race and Protostar Extravaganza rounding out a year of WildStar, Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer looks at what next year could bring.

The Corrupt Crystal Ball

As the year comes to a close, we catch up with WildStar’s story so far, and take a peek at what might lie over the horizon.

A Look Back at the First Month of Free

A month following WildStar’s free-to-play conversion, columnist Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer looks at some of the good and bad that’s surfaced since the switch.

Guide to Hoverboard zPrix Invitational and Power, Prestige & PvP

Not satisfied with Shade’s Eve, WildStar’s gaining two more in-game events over the next two weeks. Buckle up for the Hoverboard zPrix Invitational, and grab your weapon of choice for Power, Prestige & PvP!

Guide to Shade’s Eve

WildStar’s spook-filled holiday event – Shade’s Eve – opens on live servers later this month. After previewing the sinister goings-on earlier this year, our columnist Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer shares his guide on what to expect come October 19.

Five Reasons You Should Try Free-to-Play

WildStar’s free-to-play launch is just around the corner, with servers being switched on 29 September. If you’re still on the fence about grabbing that download, here are five reasons why you should give it a shot.

Rock Out and Reload

WildStar’s road to Free-to-Play is nearly at an end. In the final weeks before the switch, we take a look at some of the upcoming holiday events, including the Hoverboard zPrix Invitational

The Chompacabra Is Out of the Bag - F2P Launch Announced

The chompacabra is out of the bag: WildStar will be going free-to-play on September 29. After announcing the switch back in May, Carbine Studios feels that the update is almost ready for prime time.

The Great Stat Reboot

As part of WildStar’s free-to-play transition, character stats are getting a radical overhaul. Terms like Moxie and Finesse are out, and secondary stats are being revamped. To help understand the reasons behind the change, Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer caught up with Lead Designer Steven Engle.