Monday Night Combat

XB360, PC / Action / Release: Aug 11, 2010 / ESRB: U


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Monday Night Combat PC gets free weekend, sale

Monday Night Combat PC gets free weekend, sale

The PC edition of Uber Entertainment's Monday Night Combat will be free for all to play this weekend on Steam, Valve has announced. As if that weren't splendid enough, there's also 33% off its price, for those who take a shine to it.

The weekend's a long one, having begun today and running until 1pm PST on Monday. The discount is now live and Monday Night Combat has appeared in everyone's Steam library, for the duration of the weekend, so simply install to start playing. Should you somehow not already have a Steam account, sign up for one and it'll be there. Read more »

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Shack Giveaway: Monday Night Combat on Steam [Update]

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Shack Giveaway: Monday Night Combat on Steam [Update]

[Update] Congrats to Voradors, furdude, ScrawnyJohnny, freakord, and Pneum0. You have been randomly selected to each win a code set for Monday Night Combat. Check your Shackmessages and get back to us ASAP.

[Original Story] Shacknews and Uber Entertainment have teamed up to give away five copies Monday Night Combat for PC along with some exclusive DLC. Read more »

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Daily Filter: February 14, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

For this special "Valentine's Day" edition of the Daily Filter we've got a slew of new content that's sweet as candy. New media for today includes Portal 2, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, Okamiden, Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle, Cars 2: The Video Game, Rift, the Fall of Setarrif expansion for ArcaniA, MindJack, MotoGP 10/11, Shadows of the Damned, the newly announced movie-based title Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Warriors: Legends of Troy, Swarm, Rock Band 3, Monday Night Combat, the alpha version of A Valley Without Wind, Yars' Revenge, The Flying Dutchman, The Rockin' Dead, Amazing Zombie Defense, and Mactabilis. Read more »

"Am I the only one who thinks that Crysis 2 footage looks kinda awesome?! The scale and detail ..."
- Gwyndion    See all 3 comments

Monday Night Combat Packs Bonus TF2 Items on PC

The PC edition of Monday Night Combat packed a few surprises when it launched on Steam yesterday. Everyone who buys Uber Entertainment's DotA-ish class-based shooter before February 1 will receive bonus items for Valve's Team Fortress 2 plus TF2 items to wear in Monday Night Combat. Yes, there are new hats for you to covet.

As the Steam store page details, all TF2 classes get to slip on a Monday Night Combat cap while the TF2 Scout receives the stylish accessories of MNC mascot Bullseye. Each MNC Pro, meanwhile, receives fitting tinkets worn by a TF2 class. Read more »

"This game is ragetacular when you have ping over 150, and every damn server is that way for me"
- Machinaeclipse    See all 28 comments

LIMBO, Red Dead Redemption, and Mass Effect 2 Most Nominated Games for 11th Annual GDC Awards

The nominees for the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been announced, meaning that we now get to see what games the international panel of industry professionals felt are in the running to be acknowledged for the greatest overall achievements over the past year. (via Gamasutra)

The Xbox Live Arcade exclusive, LIMBO, leads the charge with seven nominations, followed closely by Red Dead Redemption (six nominations) and Mass Effect 2 (five nominations). All three front-runners are in the running for GDC's Game of the Year award. Pioneer, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement Special Awards, as well as the host of this year's awards show, have yet to be revealed. Read more »

"How Bad Company 2 did not get nominated for Best Technology is beyond me."
- zardoz555    See all 16 comments

Best of 2010 Awards: Downloadable Games

Downloadable: Monday Night Combat

It didn't arrive with quite the fanfare of some of its competitors, but Monday Night Combat became the online multiplayer game of choice for many and quickly grew by word of mouth. A combination of cartoon-like art, crazy announcer, and some strategic elements—like robots to push at the enemy's base and an in-game economy for buying upgrades and deployables—lent just the right amount of structure to make this third person shooter feel like a sport. With six character classes to play, each with well-balanced roles to play for your team, it takes a little work to learn how to really play the game. The payoff comes from the subsequent sense of satisfaction from contributing to a win in either competitive or cooperative modes. Read more »

"guardian of light is fan-freakin-tastic. co-op, anyway. its terrible as a single player game, ..."
- radio_babylon    See all 14 comments

Monday Night Combat Headed to Steam in January

Combat hooligans who've been hoping that Uber Entertainment's Monday Night Combat would make the jump from Xbox Live Arcade to PC can now rejoice, as the multiplayer bloodsport will be released via Steam on January 17, 2011. Hiyooo!

Masquerading as a gladiatorial sport for the masses, MNC combines elements of Warcraft III mod 'DotA' with tower defense games and class-based shooters like Team Fortress 2. Two teams fight alongside AI-controlled robots to invade the other's base and smash their 'moneyball.' There's also a survival mode with co-op support. Read more »

"fantastic! I tried the demo on 360 but for this kind of game the gamepad just didnt do it for ..."
- cell9song    See all 22 comments

Daily Filter: December 1, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features media for Medal of Honor, Art Academy, Battlefield Heroes, League of Legends, Monday Night Combat, Earthrise, Epic Mickey, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Rift. Read more »

"Earth Rise = Fail. Seeing the video it seems that it has all the bad things from Tabula Rasa, ..."
- Longgshot    See all 4 comments

Monday Night Combat's Free 'Spunky Cola Special' DLC Hitting Xbox Live Tomorrow

Developer Uber Entertainment has announced that its upcoming free add-on pack for Monday Night Combat, dubbed "Spunky Cola Special," will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow.

First announced as part of a four-part Halloween "unmasking" event, the downloadable content will adds new maps and a number of other carbonated treats. Read more »

"Great new IP, great new company... so happy they're committed to it, i sure i know i am!"
- SadBot    See all 7 comments

Monday Night Combat Free DLC 'Spunky Cola Special' Detailed

Monday Night Combat developer Uber Entertainment has finished its four-part unmasking of the Xbox Live Arcade title's first, free downloadable content pack, which is dubbed 'Spunky Cola Special' and crammed full of new maps and other goodies.

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"I hope this game is/was successful because it's awesome and the developers are cool dudes"
- veras    See all 13 comments

Monday Night Combat's First Title Update Launches

The long-awaited first update for Uber Entertainment's Xbox Live Arcade prime-time violence game Monday Night Combat has finally arrived, after being stuck for over a month in a certification backlog at Microsoft.

"Unfortunately our first Title Update, which was handed off to Microsoft for certification over a month ago, got caught up in a perfect storm of software changes and tons of new games coming out," Uber explains. "This caused our Title Update to get backlogged along with other digital titles." Read more »

"fuckin' A - about time.... I was wondering what happened to this."
- Madwacker    See all 4 comments

Report: Microsoft Sees Record XBLA Sales in August

Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE) is reporting that Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade enjoyed its best month to date in August, built on the strength of the Summer of Arcade promotion.

According to the report, Microsoft brought in $17.5 million in August 2010 over $16.5 million in August 2009, which was the second year of the Summer of Arcade promotion. The report presents a top 10 list of games sold, ranked by revenue generated, and includes the total number of copies purchased. Note that some titles were not included in the Summer of Arcade promotion or were released before August. Read more »

"That's great for Scott Pilgrim! It managed to sell 79000 units in less than a week, after the ..."
- twicesliced    See all 12 comments

Monday Night Combat Patch and DLC On the Way

The folks over at Uber Entertainment have announced that a title update for Monday Night Combat is currently undergoing testing in preparation for certification, and will be released "as soon as possible." A version of the game that includes the title updates will also be playable at this year's Penny Arcade Expo.

The complete list of fixes and updates in the upcoming patch is massive, addressing general gameplay fixes, connectivity and multiplayer tweaks, class adjustments, and changes to the Monday Night Live Update System. Read more »

""The biggest change is the Assassin not having as big of a penalty for a missed grapple." ..."
- SkipperMcG    See all 18 comments

Weekend Confirmed Episode 22

This weekend gets confirmed with a powerful show that rocks from start to finish. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Monday Night Combat, and a QuakeCon report get the party started on the right foot in Whatcha' Been Playin? Your thoughts on maturity in games and balancing difficulty with reward lead off the Warning before the question of whether it's okay to leave games unfinished finally gets discussed. Gamecom announcements alone could fill the Front Page but there's also a quick review of the July NPD sales figures and, of course, Jeff tops it off with a little excitement for Bioshock Infinite.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 22 - 08/20/2010 Read more »

"Ok.. I think I have finally heard this one time too many. The camel has climbed the ..."
- Myswordsonfire    See all 171 comments

Monday Night Combat Supports Background Balance Patches without Requiring Title Updates

Uber Entertainment's Xbox Live Arcade game Monday Night Combat will support balance tweaks without issuing a Title Update, which requires full certification from Microsoft before being released, reports Penny-Arcade in response to Joystiq's review.

Patching balance issues and bugs has been a major issue for some console multiplayer games as fixes were held up in certification before finally being released to the public. Read more »

"This is going to lead to all the people in the server having different stats on theirs ..."
- Longgshot    See all 3 comments

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