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Mechwarrior Online

6 years ago

Feature: An Atlas Of Robot Disagreement

Hands On: Mechwarrior Online

The Mechwarrior Online closed beta has been stomping around in the back of my mind for a while now. It's perhaps rude of me to admit it, but there have been even bigger games blasting away at the heavy armour of my limited attention. The past couple of days, though, I gave it my full focus, and found myself pleasantly surprised. The Mechs, it seems,…

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7 years ago

Meching It Clearer: Mechwarrior Online

Videos for Mechwarrior Online seem to arrive in batches and there are two more for you to stomp on this evening. To stomp on with your eyes. The first is a dev diary, which talks about "the four pillars of gameplay" for the multiplayer mech 'em up. The most interesting claim is that mechs of different sizes and capabilities will all have their place, useful…

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Founding: Pay For Mechwarrior Online Now, If You Want?

The vigilant newsbots at BluesNews have noticed that Mechwarrior Online is rolling out a program of "founders packages" for people to purchase in-game cash and privileges in the forth-coming free-to-play mech game. Full details and some comments, as well as a big chunk of recent game footage, below. Mechwarrior Online has been in beta since the middle of May, and there's no word on when…

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Six New Mechwarrior Online Videos (Count ‘Em!)

These new video previews for upcoming persistent battler Mechwarrior Online - via IGN - show off the different roles for the light, medium, heavy, and assault mechs. I've posted them all below. Just see the light mech race about and "act as the eyes and ears of the lance" gives me cause for robo-excitement, so you can imagine my delight as seeing the assault mechs…

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First Look: Mechwarrior Online

It's been ten years since the last MechWarrior game. Which seems odd, since the idea of stomping around in giant robots is such a popular one. But now the license has been put in the hands of Piranha Games, and it's going online, and MechWarrior Online is going free to play. I saw it in action at GDC, so read on for my report.

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Atlas-t, A Video: Mechwarrior Online

Now that I've shoe-horned it into the headline, it'd be doubly embarassing if my mechognition skills were a bit off. I think you'll find that the handsome chap below is an Atlas though, performing a hot drop in the first Mechwarrior Online video. It doesn't actually show the game being played, that would be far too useful, so instead of discussing the finer points of…

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Free To Stomp: MechAssault Devs’ Reign Of Thunder

2012: what a funny old year. It's one in which we get remakes of both X-COM and Jagged Alliance, and now it looks like there'll be multiple mech games too. First there was MechWarrior Online, then there was MechWarrior Tactics, and now there is Reign of Thunder. Coming from the steady but Xboxen hand of MechAssault pilots Day 1 Studios, RoT is a free-to-play affair…

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STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! MechWarrior Tactics Sign-Ups

I don't know exactly what Mechwarrior Tactics is, but it has a countdown on the webpage that ends on Monday. Two things happen at the end of countdowns: either a thing will be revealed, or a ex-cop will snip the wire on a bomb, saving the orphanage. I'm presuming that it's choice number one, because its from the same people currently making the free-to-play reboot…

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Cry Me A Robot: Mechwarrior Uses CryEngine

Still no in-game images yet, but we've just learned that Mechwarrior Online will use CryEngine 3. "It is definitely the best choice for us," said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. "Both the character animation pipeline with the procedurally and physics based animations and the destruction system fit our goals perfectly and allow us to develop a truly unique AAA experience based on the award-winning…

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Davionline: Mechwarrior Online In 2012

Mechwarrior Online never actually happened as planned (about a decade ago) but now it is a planned again: for 2012. We knew this was in the pipeline, but things seem to be shaping up, because the website that hails this fresh announcement is here, and it allows you to sign up and register your pilot name. I did that. You are not having my name.…

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