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MechWarrior Online mech customization detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 05, 2012 7:00am PDT

As every mech pilot knows, tweaking your mech is half the fun of stomping around in a towering killbot. Piranha Games has lifted the wraps off MechWarrior Online's mech customisation, which'll let you mess with everything from guns to paintwork.

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"I was about 5 when my brother got this. It's what got me into the whole universe. "

- Firefly1985 see all 15 comments

MechWarrior Online first gameplay trailer stomps out

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2012 1:30pm PDT

At long last, the first first gameplay trailer for stompy free-to-play revival MechWarrior Online has been released. Yes indeedy there are plenty of lasers, missiles, cannons and explosions.

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"That vid looks damn sexy! Gawd I am such a Battletech geek it hurts. So happy this IP is back in ..."

- axiomatic see all 22 comments

MechWarrior Tactics' hexy first screens revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 02, 2012 6:00am PST

While free-to-play stompy mech games Hawken, Reign of Thunder, and MechWarrior Online focus on piloting the lovely robots, MechWarrior Tactics puts you in command of a squad of them. Announced last month, it's now been revealed in the first screenshots.

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"I used to play a game called Crescent Hawk's Revenge (it actually yelled the title at you when ..."

- Gwyndion see all 19 comments

MechWarrior Tactics coming this year, will be free-to-play

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 21, 2012 12:30pm PST

MechWarrior Tactics, a new turn-based, free-to-play, tactical combat game set in the BattleTech universe has been announced for North American PCs.

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"I found one of these at a flea market a couple years ago but never got it to work."

- tw3kr see all 43 comments

MechWarrior Online aiming for 12v12

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2011 10:45am PST

Piranha's free-to-play stompy robot game MechWarrior Online is aiming to offer multiplayer mech melee in size 12v12, assuming it can deliver a "solid play experience" at that scale. This revelation and more come from a new community Q&A.

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""Hardcore Battletech devotees..."? You mean all gamers in general. haha"

- Derringer see all 19 comments

MechWarrior: Tactical Command coming to iOS in 2012

By Xav de Matos, Dec 08, 2011 2:45pm PST

The MechWarrior onslaught continues, with a second title set within the classic PC universe announced. MechWarrior: Tactical Command is coming to iOS devices in 2012.

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"Please make a Shack News post when it gets released. I don't want to miss out on this one!"

- amrbean see all 6 comments

MechWarrior Online to use CryEngine 3

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 17, 2011 1:45pm PST

Piranha Games' upcoming MechWarrior Online will use CryEngine 3.

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"That was decision based. Cryengine has always had desctruction of anything you wanted and ..."

- TheRiz see all 15 comments

MechWarrior Online concept art reveals evolution of 'Atlas'

By Xav de Matos, Nov 09, 2011 7:00pm PST

MechWarrior Online developer Alex Iglesias discusses his work redesigning the classic mechs in the upcoming free-to-play title, and shows off concept art featuring the 'Atlas' mech.

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"then again, this is all old news to me, as I read the interview and saw the picture right after ..."

- uebersoldat see all 10 comments

MechWarrior Online not 'Pay-2-Win'

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 07, 2011 11:00am PST

MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games has insisted that the mech combat action-sim won't be "pay-2-win," provocatively explaining "why you want MechWarrior Online to be free-to-play."

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"This is going to be awesome! I know that I won't *have* to pay for it, but I would!"

- IHATEDUST see all 10 comments

MechWarrior reboot was derailed by Microsoft blocking PS3

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 01, 2011 10:45am PDT

The initial incarnation of Piranha Games' MechWarrior reboot, revealed yesterday to have become free-to-play PC exclusive MechWarrior Online, was stymied by "a Microsoft restriction" blocking a PS3 edition.

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"So basically all bets are off if you decide to put legs on a fighter jet, huh?"

- gooblerampling see all 36 comments

MechWarrior reboot goes free-to-play, PC only

By Xav de Matos, Oct 31, 2011 7:30pm PDT

After two years of radio silence since first revealing a MechWarrior reboot was in the works, developer Piranha Games has revealed that the game will be a PC-exclusive title sporting a free-to-play business model.

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"What if you could play in your heavy or light assault, but it wasn't decked to the nine's? Shall ..."

- Toth21 see all 62 comments