Guild Wars 2 Press Beta Weekend (Compiled) (2012-03-26)

Just like last month, this month ArenaNet let some press sites into this past weekend’s closed beta event, and as of Monday, March 26th at 6am Pacific time (PST) or 15:00 Central European time (CET), those press sites are allowed to talk about their experience in the closed beta weekend. This thread is intended to compile all info related to that closed beta weekend, so please post the things you find here and do not create separate threads for each piece of info you come across.

[Edit] some beta info to avoid too high expectations:
– Asura and Sylvari races are still excluded from this beta
– The only dungeon accessible in the beta, was the Ascalon Catacombs one
– PvE zones above level 25 were not available either.
– The press are not allowed to talk about the (very experimental) cash shop.
But on the other hand:
– Eye color customization is possible as of this beta

English Articles:
* Massively:

* Kotaku: Everything You Wanted To Know (26-03) (with videos)
* KillTenRats: The Opening Crush of Closed Beta (26-03)
* Gamebreaker.tv:

* MMORPG.com:

* TBreak: GW2 Hands On (26-03) (with videos)
* BeefJack: GW2 Hands On (26-03)
* VentureBeat: GW2 challenging the MMO Establishment (26-03)
* VideoGamer.com: Preview (26-03)
* GuildWarsInsider:

* Forbes: Cleaving a path through GW2 (26-03)
* PlayerAttack: WvW Preview (26-03)
* Incgamers/GWOnline.net:

* G4TV.com: Why should you play GW2? (26-03)
* El33tOnline: Hands On Preview (26-03)
* IGN:

* Demajen: Blog post about Community Feedback (26-03)
* Gamespy: Hands on (26-03)
* RockPaperShotgun: Beta Preview (26-03)
* ZAM: GW2: A Social Story (27-03) (+video)
* PCGamer: WvW PvP Guide (27-03)

Foreign Articles:
* GameStar.DE: (German)

* Buffed.de (German):

* Ninjalooter.de (German):

* MMORPG Italia: Hands on (26-03) (Italian)
* Multiplayer.it: GW2 Preview (26-03) (Italian)
* GameSource.it: Starting Zone, part 1 (26-03) (Italian) (+video)
* GW2Italia.it: Hands On (27-03)
* MMOGamer.es: Beta Impressions (26-03) (Spanish) (+videos)
* Goha.ru: Beta Impressions (27-03) (Russian)
* Gameblog.fr: Beta Impressions (26-03) (French)

Videos:
* TotalHalibut:

* CurseNetwork: several videos, including:

* BlueXephos (Yogscast):

* Incgamers: Human storyline
* GWOnline.Net (several videos)
* Calixae (for GWOnline.Net) (several videos)
* GuildWarsInsider: several videos, including:

* MMOHVTv:

* 4GamersHQ – several videos
* AurraTV: Hammer/Rifle PvP
* Mike B./Gamebreaker.tv:

* TheMediaCows:

* GamesRadar:

* ElixabethClaire (Massively):

* UnofficialGuildWars:

* DaveChaos:

* TalesOfLumin:

* ManaObscura (ZAM.com):

* allvatar: (German)

* GameStarDE: (German)

* Gamona.de: Preview (German)
* Ninjalooter: (German) several videos, including:

* GamersGlobal.de: GW2 Tested (German)
* MMORPGItalia: (Italian)

* GameSource.it: (Italian)

* Eurogamer.it (Italian): GW2 Preview
* MMORPGMania (GW2Italia.it) (Italian):

* Lareufleu (Gameblog.fr): (French)

* MrGlaystal: (French)

* E0lan/JeuxOnline.info: (French) several videos, including:

* GW2Spain: (Spanish)

* MMOGamer.es/GW2Online (Spanish) – several videos, including:

* PlayForum.net (Japanese?) – several videos
* Goha.ru (Russian):

Audio:
* TotalBiscuit podcast
* Eurogamer.net Podcast 106 (MP3)
* Giant Bombcast
* Ninjalooter: NinjaCast #56 (German)

Images:
* GuildWarsInsider: 10 new official screenshots

Last edited by Centaur; 1 Minute Ago at 05:50 PM.

Guild Wars 2 Press Beta Weekend (Compiled) (2012-03-26).

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