Posts Tagged ‘wargaming.net’

Interview: Victor Kislyi On Wargaming In A Single Breath

By Graham Smith on September 23rd, 2014.

I’ve interviewed a lot of CEOs over the past ten years, and while they each project the same unnatural, media-trained sangfroid, they’re each different, too.

Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming, seems like one of the most genuine human beings I’ve seen in the role. His enthusiasm for his job is palpable. I asked him a single question at this year’s Gamescom and he spoke for nine minutes straight in response.

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World Of Warships Hands-On: Overcoming Skepticism

By Graham Smith on September 9th, 2014.

World of Tanks makes sense. It’s Counter-Strike with moveable turrets; angry houses hiding behind placid houses, streets like corridors, cannons like machineguns, machineguns also like machineguns.

World of Warplanes makes sense, sort of, on paper. Planes. They’re like tanks but they fly. Except there’s no cover in the sky, and enemies could be in front, behind, beside or above you. So you sort of just wheel around in circles forever and it’s alright.

World of Warships? That doesn’t make sense at all. How the hell would you make a multiplayer game out of something like that?

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Gunners For Goalposts – World of Tanks: Football Edition

By Graham Smith on June 12th, 2014.

Tank-to-ball.

Given its low media coverage, limited popularity and remote location, you might be forgiven for not knowing that the FIFA World Cup of foot-to-ball football soccer begins today. But it does – this very afternoon!

I guess someone at Wargaming.net must have fortuitously discovered the information while browsing Wikipedia, because they’ve found the time to put together a special Football Battles mode for World of Tanks to commemorate the occasion. It’s exactly as it sounds: two teams of tanks do battle by firing at and shunting around a ball in an attempt to score goals against one another. There’s a trailer below.

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World Of Warplanes Finally Reaches The Open Skies

By Alec Meer on November 13th, 2013.

World of Warplanes has been released. Released, this World of Warplanes has. Planes, this World of War has, which have now been released.

But seriously, World of Warplanes has been released.
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Hi Sky! World Of Warplanes Out Of Beta Next Month

By Craig Pearson on August 20th, 2013.


The only bad thing I can see about World Of Warplanes coming out of beta is that it signals an end of innocence for all children. After seeing the free sky sorties that Wargaming’s free-to-play action game is capable off, there will be no more childhood games of ‘Spitfire’, where kids run around with their arms out pretending to be planes, and occasionally gob on the other team’s coats. No-one will want to bother when it turns out you can do it for free and with much less phlegm involved. And when kids aren’t spitting on one another, then their innocence is gone. Though there might be some drool, because World Of Warplanes is a rather handsome game of sky violence. When can you expect it to peel the beta sticker off? I’ve posted that information, along with a new trailer, beneath.
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Atari Auction Implies New Chris Taylor’s Total Annihilation

By Jim Rossignol on July 21st, 2013.


Everything is in place for Chris Taylor to make a sequel to Total Annihilation, thanks to Wargaming picking up the Total Annihilation IP in a recent auction of Atari properties. Taylor, of course, came under the armoured umbrella the World Of Tanks company when they purchased Gas Powered Games earlier this year. By connecting the inevitabilities, we can see what needs to happen here. Wargaming also picked up Masters Of Orion, while Rebellion got Battlezone (I predict a speculative nostalgia Kickstarter there) and Stardock got the Star Control IP.

Thanks, Kevin.

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Free Shells: Wargaming.net Scrap Pay To Win

By Adam Smith on June 4th, 2013.

Wargaming.net believe that war should take place on a level playing field. Money may make the world go round but it won’t buy you any extra-powerful rounds for your weaponry, whether those weapons be attached to tanks, planes or automobiles ships. In an interview with Gamasutra, Andrei Yarantsau, VP of publishing at the Belarusian behemoth, stated that the World of Tanks and other forthcoming titles, including World of Warplanes and World of Warships, would operate on a ‘free to win’ basis. This seems like good news.

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World Of Thanks: Wargaming Buys Gas Powered Games

By Alec Meer on February 14th, 2013.

'Thargaming'

The strange, sad story of Chris Taylor’s Gas Powered Games in 2013 has taken another unexpected twist – and now we know what the hinted-at future for the deeply troubled Supreme Commander developer is. Increasingly omnipresent Belarus developer/publisher Wargaming.net, best know for the remarkably successful World of Tanks, has stepped in to buy up what’s left of the Dungeon Siege studio.
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The British Are Coming! World Of Tanks Stiffens Upper Lip

By John Walker on October 31st, 2012.

Tanks: like, the scariest thing there is.

I was thinking, seeing that World Of Tanks has unveiled its 8.1 update with accompanying video, that this isn’t a Halloweeny thing. What are they doing releasing it today? And then it occurred to me: tanks are actually scary. Ghosts and monsters may be the more traditional source of chills, but their overall efficacy at being frightening is somewhat limited by their not existing. Tanks exist. They blow people up. They could blow you up. Thanks are fucking terrifying. Everyone: dress up as a tank tonight.

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Wuh Oh: PlaySpan Got Hacked, World Of Tanks Affected

By John Walker on October 11th, 2012.

Tanks: like aggessive safes

You’re familiar with the routine by now. If you’ve got a World Of Tanks account and bought anything, to be sure change your password, and any passwords associated with it. And if you’re still not using unique passwords per account, go change all the others too. PlaySpan, the software World Of Tanks uses for financial transactions in WoT and a thousand other games, has been compromised, with two million account details put online. That’s usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. Credit card details are believed not to have been accessed, but obviously keep an eye on your bills.

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Magic: The Tankening – World Of Tanks Generals

By Nathan Grayson on August 14th, 2012.

The twist is that WoT players have actually just been reenacting a giant card game all along.

Huh, this one sort of came out of nowhere. You know World of Tanks? The game with all the explosions and tactical action and worlds and tanks? Well, it’s a collectible card game now. Or rather, Wargaming’s releasing an F2P TCG extension of the absurdly popular mechanized carnage semi-sim, because why not? These sorts of things tend to be pretty hit-or-miss, of course, but as a childhood TCG fiend, I must confess slight interest in World of Tanks Generals and maybe a relapse-borne cold sweat or two.

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A Whole New World (Of Tanks): WoT’s Massive 8.0 Update

By Nathan Grayson on August 9th, 2012.

Stay off my lawn, you crazy kids!

Back in my day, you could rely on certain things – ravages of time aside – to stay largely the same. Sure, times may change and people may come and go, but one shining beacon of stability has always kept me feeling warm and cozy. I’m speaking, of course, of World-War-II-era tanks. But now – at least, in World of Tanks – they’re getting gargantuan sets of new guts and fresh coats of paint. I ask you: is nothing sacred anymore?

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World Of Warplanes’ World Of Control Options

By Nathan Grayson on July 18th, 2012.

I like to imagine this is some kind of Escher-themed level, and the plane's wing is stuck on that island due to a zany perspective trick.

Do you like controlling things? Do you become unreasonably enraged at the idea of controlling them with anything other than the incredibly specific implements of your choosing? Well then, World of Warplanes might just be the game for you – unless you despise planes, war, or the entire world, anyway. It’s offering precision-tweaked plane reins that include everything short of Kinect and masterfully articulated political coercion. That said, if you couldn’t care less about whether you’re putting your virtual life in the hands of a joystick or a particularly modest mouse, there’s still quite a bit of very nice-looking WOWP footage accompanying all nuts ‘n’ bolts chatter.

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