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MechWarrior Online sales pass $5 million before launch

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT

Though MechWarrior Online will be free-to-play when it launches, players have already coughed up more than $5 million to play the beta version through its Founder's Program. Things are looking good for the stompy robot sim, then, and publisher Infinite Game Publishing is pre...


"It plays like Counter-Strike with mechs at the moment (which I find quite compelling). Gameplay ..."

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MechWarrior Online open beta delayed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 16, 2012 6:45am PDT

Good little MechWarrior that you are, you're may be reading this from your repurposed fighter jet seat, headset atop your melon, dual joysticks in hand and pedals underfoot, eagerly waiting for MechWarrior Online's open beta to launch today. Ah. Problem. You've clearly misse...


"I thought there was a thread on it last week. Maybe I'm going crazy."

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MechWarrior Tactics preview

By Thierry Nguyen, Aug 02, 2012 11:30am PDT

MechWarrior Tactics will be free to play, but it offers a bit of a change from traditional turn-based strategy games.


MechWarrior Online preview

By Thierry Nguyen, Aug 02, 2012 8:30am PDT

Year and years ago, MW2 didn't automatically translate into "Modern Warfare 2"; PC gamers were using that shorthand to refer to the fine giant...


"The year is 3025. You gotta wait a couple years till the in-game clock advances that far."

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MechWarrior Online heats up in Caustic Valley

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 24, 2012 7:30am PDT

Just as MechWarrior Online boasts an icy map where the cold messes with your mech, so it's also getting a roasty-toasty level with hazardous heat, named Caustic Valley. Come peep the trailer.


"! what he hell, there is a SP mode, pm me if you know know one will know."

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MechWarrior Online trailer visits the Frozen City

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games has revealed the icy level Frozen City and its chilling effects on combat, with a video for you to look at and everything.


"That was my original though as well, then the beta footage started leaking and I lost control of ..."

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MechWarrior Online early access program detailed

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2012 12:30pm PDT

MechWarrior Online will allow players to purchase early access with tiered bonuses starting in June, developer Piranha Games announced today. The closed beta is kicking off this week.


"I've played Tribes Ascension as well, and like their F2P format. I haven't touched it since ..."

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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."


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

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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.


"I think that's one of the issues they'll be addressing. Every Mech will be useful and it wont ..."

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