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December is here, and for Guild Wars fans, that means Wintersday is near. The festivities have already started out of game with the Wintersday art contest, will continue in game with the Wintersday events, and may even include a few surprises (pure hopeful speculation on my part!). We may not kn...

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Feeling creative this holiday season? ArenaNet has a Guild Wars-themed contest that should pique your interest. Entering is as easy as coming up with an original image featuring a Wintersday theme with a Guild Wars garnish; 2-D and 3-D art is acceptable, as are screenshots, renders, concept art, ic...

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Yarrr! Yesterday was Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, and as always ArenaNet stepped up to the plate with a fun event. The Talk Like a Pirate event arrived last Friday, along with a mysterious poem that may or may not mean anything. At any rate, it's keeping a lot of fans busy trying to figure it out. Th...

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"Grind" is on the verge of becoming what "nerf" already is -- a word thrown around so frequently and with such broad possible meaning that it's essentially meaningless. After all, the word now gets used for any part of a game the player finds boring and repetitive, rather than the process of repeat...

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"OMG lag!" "Ugh, I got dc'ed." "Hey, why didn't I get the hat?" If you were logged into Guild Wars for more than five minutes on Friday, you most likely either saw people saying one (or all three) of those things, or said them yourself. As the Wintersday finale approached and district numbers so...

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Wintersday is approaching in Guild Wars, and with it comes grentches, snowmen, candy canes, and the frenzied hunt for the elusive Mini Polar Bear. We'll explore the festivities more later this month, but in the meantime ArenaNet has officially begun the Wintersday Art Contest. Put your creativ...

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The Guild Wars Wintersday Art Contest for 2008 has concluded, the work has been judged and the votes have been tallied. This year's winners vary from screen renders to paintings to musical compositions, and they're all amazing. The grand prize winner of this year's competition is Casondra Logan wi...

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It's been a while since we heard from this contributor, but we're glad to welcome back Shawn W, who has sent in lovely Guild Wars screenshots and a panorama before. Today we're featuring one of the smaller Wintersday images he's recently sent in to us - but we'll be bringing more of his incredibly...

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It's that time of year again -- when every MMO on the market decides to break out in some form of winter-y celebration. Festivities abound! AoC is handing out gifts, EVE offers snowball fights, Nexon holds festivals, Warhammer celebrates Keg End, Lineage II lets you save Santa, the World of Warcra...

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ArenaNet has announced today that its fourth annual Wintersday Event will officially launch on Friday, December 19th, 2008 at noon Pacific Time (-8 GMT). It will continue until noon Pacific Time on January 5th, 2009 and feature a finale event every three hours on Wintersday itself, which is Januar...

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Following in the tradition of past holidays, ArenaNet has announced this year's Wintersday 2008 Art Contest for Guild Wars where you can win a special edition Razor Death Adder Mouse, a Radeon graphics card or a variety of signed art prints. The rules are simple enough: craft a piece of seasonal a...

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If you've ever experienced the joy of Wintersday in Guild Wars throughout the years, you may be excited by the news that ArenaNet is bringing Wintersday back for a brief time this coming weekend. It's part of their Wintersday in July event beginning at noon PDT on Friday, July 18th and running unt...

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Steve sends in this festive Guild Wars Wintersday shot taken in Lion's Arch. What this holiday tree lacks in foliege, it certainly makes up for with the beautifully wrapped gifts below. (Could anyone in-game check if there's a package addressed to us? We're just sure that NCsoft must care enough t...

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Reader Brinstar offers us another holiday-themed screenshot form the Guild Wars Wintersday event, complete with explanation of the holiday: Wintersday is the first day of the year in Tyria. The god of death and cold, Grenth, and the goddess of life and light, Dwayna, are at odds with each other on...

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It's Christmas Eve, and if you've got nothing better to do there are two warring factions in the world of Guild Wars that would probably like your help with the Festival of Wintersday! Of course, there's all those family obligations to see to on days like this, and you can hardly be blamed for bein...

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Reader Steven shows us what Wintersday in Guild Wars is really like with this shot from Wintersday 2006. Though you really have to see the larger version of this shot to fully appreciate it (just click on the image for a full-size version), even at this scale you can see that the ground is littere...

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Wintersday approaches, can you all see the signs? The grentches and snowmen will all soon align. For a battle in the end is what we all face; To decide the wintry fate of the whole human race. So began NCsoft's notice of the Guild Wars Wintersday 2007 event. The event itself begins on Friday, 21 De...

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The developers at Arena.net are hard at work in the code mines, keeping Guild Wars up to date. Patches since the lowering of level-based access to Eye of the North have mostly focused on getting the annual Wintersday event up and running. The official Guild Wars site has a complete run-down on thi...

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It's that time of year again -- the holiday season in all of your favorite MMOs! While they all have different names, all of them provide an invigorating break from the daily gaming grind. Reader Jeff sends us this shot of the Tomb of Primeval Kings, decorated for Guild Wars' Wintersday celebratio...

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