OnRPG Shotgun News 1/17: Kartuga, Guild Wars 2, and... Obama?
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
Kartuga Closed Beta Coming Soon
InnoGames has announced it’s long anticipated high seas pirate action MMO Kartuga will be coming to closed beta in the next couple of weeks. Pre Registration has been available for some time now on the official site. A new video released today features the three areas of the world which will be available from the start of closed beta. Check it out for yourself below.
President Calls for Violent Game Research
As part of President Obama’s measures to tackle gun violence he has asked Congress to fund studies which look into the effects of violent video games on children. The Entertainment Software Association(ESA) was quick to point out: “The same entertainment is enjoyed across all cultures and nations, but tragic levels of gun violence remain unique to our country. Scientific research and international and domestic crime data all point toward the same conclusion: entertainment does not cause violent behavior in the real world."
Guild Wars 2 Announces Guesting
Have you ever been running around on an Asura and wanted to play with friends on another server? Well soon you’ll be able to. ArenaNet has announced that guesting would be coming during the January 28th update. At that time server transfers will also be set to a paid feature. There will be some guesting restrictions. EU can only guest to EU, NA, to NA. You won’t be able to take part in WvW, and there are rules about how many different servers you can guest to and how often. But it is still an exciting and very sought after service.