Warframe co-op shooter blasts into open beta

Shooting men in the face can be fun but what if it hurts people's feelings, and why can't we be friends? Thankfully, Warframe has the answer: co-op missions against AI (which is probably not advanced enough to suffer distress). The free-to-play third-person shooter from The Darkness II developer Digital Extremes launched into open beta today, so we can all enjoy nice, safe face-shooting.

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Shooting men in the face can be fun but what if it hurts people's feelings, and why can't we be friends? Thankfully, Warframe has the answer: co-op missions against AI (which is probably not advanced enough to suffer distress). The free-to-play third-person shooter from The Darkness II developer Digital Extremes launched into open beta today, so we can all enjoy nice, safe face-shooting.

Warframe plops you into the eponymous Warframes, mighty ancient combat armours. They're essentially classes, each with different powers and attributes. In them, you'll go marauding around with your chums on missions, from raiding artifacts and wave defense to rescuing hostages and capturing VIPs. Along the way, you collect loot to upgrade and unlock stuff.

Monetisation will come from selling instant unlocks of, as far as I can tell from a quick look, upgrades, weapons and warframes which can mostly be unlocked slowly for free too.

Hit the official site for more information and to play.

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    March 21, 2013 8:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Warframe co-op shooter blasts into open beta.

    Shooting men in the face can be fun but what if it hurts people's feelings, and why can't we be friends? Thankfully, Warframe has the answer: co-op missions against AI (which is probably not advanced enough to suffer distress). The free-to-play third-person shooter from The Darkness II developer Digital Extremes launched into open beta today, so we can all enjoy nice, safe face-shooting.

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      March 21, 2013 10:09 AM

      ugh i hate not paying for games

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      March 21, 2013 10:14 AM

      This electronic ninjas are crazy looking. IGI

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        March 21, 2013 3:42 PM

        It freezes on load with a black screen and a mouse pointer.

        nevermind... /sob

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      March 21, 2013 10:16 AM

      Ah cgi videos most worthless thing ever for games.

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        March 21, 2013 11:26 AM

        tbh honest though, this does a better job than most at displaying what you can do in the game. Of course, it's not quite as fluid, but every move the characters did is something directly from the game and even the area they were in is pulled from it. Hell, it doesn't even look that much better than the game itself on the higest settings.

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          March 21, 2013 11:59 AM

          yah its prob the most honest cinematic gameplay trailer ive seen in awhile

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      March 21, 2013 1:46 PM

      I tried this yesterday along with Hawken. H has really great mech movementmovement, but the sound is lacking something. To the point where I just couldn't get into it.

      Now Warframe sounds fantastic, imo better/smoother graphics, and so far good gameplay. Only tried for about 15 minutes, but not only did I have a great time, but its got the most impressive Physx effects every.

      At ine point and under firefire, I was so distracted by the sparks of a nearby something thay I actually turned around and ran up to it depite being pummeled by the bots!

      Does anyone know if a local LAN server can be made?

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        March 21, 2013 2:01 PM

        I don't think they support LAN play. The closest you'll get is setting your game to private from the planet selection screen at the top.

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      March 21, 2013 4:42 PM

      Very pretty game and it actually runs fairly well on my outdated hardware. Nice.

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      March 21, 2013 6:45 PM

      got into closed beta, game has absolutely no endgame content other than grinding the same missions over and over again >_>

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        May 6, 2013 2:44 PM

        Yeah... i can see a ceiling to this game. they need to think of something for the level capped people quick, or this will die off rather quick. even though it is a really fun game.

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      March 21, 2013 7:25 PM

      I have no idea how DE can still be afloat.