The Athletes bring in Adrienne, former guest (episode 9) and Guild Wars aficionado, to discuss the newly released MMORPG Guild Wars 2 with Dan and Will. How did ArenaNet's new game stack up to other MMORPG's? Is it better than The Old Republic? Star Wars Galaxies? All answered during the episode. Here's the notes:
00:01:22- Nibble Bits
-Corey- OnLive founder has left the company, French gamer reaches level cap in Guild Wars 2 before official release, Remedy says that new consoles are a quantum leap forward, Pyshconauts are out of the Playstation Network, Borderland 16-bit remake.
-Will- Gaming accessory PDP leaked Wii U release date, Battlefield 3 DLC Armored Kill gets a release date, Square Enix ports their game “The World Ends with You” to the IOS.
-Dan- Skyrim DLC Hearthfire gets announced and a release date, Gamestop offers exclusive Borderlands 2 content, Activision reveals their Black Ops 2 pre-order bonuses.
-Eric- Microsoft is going to publish its first Free-to-play game, Prey 2 hasn’t been cancelled
-Corey- Corey talks about the shooting in the Empire State building, And his experience listening to the Joe Rogan podcast
-Will- Max’s first night staying over at Murtha house,
-Eric- Nothing too exciting
-Dan- Guild Wars 2
-Adrienne- She talks about her upcoming trip to Finland
00:23:18- Main Segment
-Guild Wars 2
01:08:12- End of Main Segment
-Eric- Trails Evolution makes your brain crave competition
-Corey- Sony wants to turn commercials into video games
-Will- Madden has wrong picture of Player…again.
-Dan- Windows 8 isn’t bad for gaming
01:59:43- What We’ve Played
-Adrienne- Alan Wake, Deus Ex, Rage, Dead Space.
-Eric- Demo for Pro Evolution Soccer, NHL 13
-Will- Got into Planetside 2 beta, NCAA Football 13.
-Dan- Star Wars the Old Republic PvP.
-Corey- Puzzle Craft
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Guild Wars 2 review