The prehistoric 1990s were a different time for video games. Mascot platformers roamed the untamed jungles, with Mario and Sonic eternally duking it out while Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Croc, Rayman, and countless imitators scattered underfoot. Fast forward to now, and “mascot platformer” is barely even a genre anymore. A handful of big names remain, but…
ArenaNet’s upcoming massively multiplayer online game Guild Wars 2 has warriors, magic-users and rogues. What’s missing? Elite military commandos. For one day and one day only, that role has been filled.