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Tribes: Ascend

7 years ago

Feature: Jet Set Interview

Let There Be Jetpacks: Hi-Rez On The Future Of Tribes

By most accounts, Tribes: Ascend's existence is quantifiably a Good Thing. It is, after all, a PC-exclusive (!) high-quality free-to-play first-person shooter (!!) that's in no way spit-shining Call of Duty's combat boots or leaping just high enough when it barks an order (!!!). Almost paradoxically, it's managed to be both slavishly devoted to the series' jetpack-jousting legacy while also paving the way for a new…

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Latest Tribes: Ascend Update Brings Back Disco

You may have noticed something amiss in the above image. No? Are you sure? Then you might have Synesthesia: Disco Edition. And though that image and its accompanying video seem silly, they're actually quite touching - given recent incredibly unfortunate events. It is, then, extremely awkward for me to now transition into discussing Cool Guns in a Rad Videogame, but, uh, here I go. Tribes:…

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Tribes’ Update Count Continues To Ascend With Tartarus

Hmmm. Hrrrm. Ahhhh. Mmhmm. Huh? Oh, didn't notice you there. I was busy pondering Tribes Ascend's new Tartarus update, you see - because it's caused my brain to pulsate and fire lightning down my spine, as is its custom. First, though, let's get the basics out of the way: for zero of your pitiful gravity-obeying, jetpack-less dollars, you now have access to two new maps:…

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Hey You, Play Games With RPS Readers!

Yes, they're all at it. There's a whole bunch of them playing Tribes Ascend, and they even have their own server. The same is true of the Arma corps, who get up to regular shenanigans, which now even includes shooting zombies. Then there's the surprisingly popular Mass Effect 3 shootery, which is taking place over here. If you prefer things a little more persistent then…

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8 years ago

Bikers With Jetpacks: Tribes’ ‘Raid And Pillage’ Update

Ah, raiding and pillaging - two activities that, like adorable kittens and cuddling, go hand-in-hand. Tribes: Ascend's Raider is, of course, extremely proficient in both of the former areas (and possibly kitten cuddling as well, though there's a perplexing lack of discussion surrounding the topic), but he's now cruising toward handing out even more bruisings. In tomorrow's update, the Raider will gain the Plasma Gun,…

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Feature: All that war and you only scored one? You guys suck...

Tribes: Ascend review

Tribes: Ascend is finally out of beta and ready to welcome all-comers in free-to-play jetpack combat. Is it enough to be the series' true successor though, or just another casualty of its own reputation? We sent Richard screaming through the air to find out.

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Hi-Rez Celebrates Tribes’ Launch By Reading Its Diary

Well, OK, a diary - largely of the development variety. Surely, though, it's full-to-bursting its heart-shaped lock with celebratory guns and glory - or at least some juicy gossip about how Tribes is totally gonna ask that dreamboat from the football team to prom, right? Not exactly. But hey, here's something to get excited about: servers! No, seriously.

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Rise And Shine: Tribes Ascend Release Date And Trailer

If you're already part of the Tribes: Ascend open beta, you might not realise that it's not already out. That 3.8Gb on your hard-drive is nothing more than a game that is pretending to be out. The duplicitous, lying beast will soon be much more moral, though: following a successful beta, that's had 400'000 players, Hi-Rez are launching, or at least de-betafying, their lovely online…

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The Line For The Line Of Defense Beta Starts Here

I've been waiting for a large-scale sci-fi MMO shooter ever since the original Planetside, and it looks like 2012 will do it's best to provide. Before I fuel up Firefall's jetpacks, or scrawl penises over Planetside 2's map, it looks like I'll be dropping into Line of Defense: of all those games, it's the first with a release date, end of June, so I'd imagine…

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Swoop In The Tribes: Ascend Beta This Friday

"What do we want?" "More people to get access to the upcoming free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend, new maps, gametypes, weapons, and bug-fixes!" "When do we want it?" "Sometime on Friday, maybe. It's really up to you! We're just keen to get involved!" Well, good news. Tribes: Ascend developers Hi-Rez Studios have crumbled to the pressure I exerted with my catchy protest chant and will be…

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Hi-Rez Announce Big Tribes Changes

Hi-Rez have announced some significant changes to their beta of Tribes: Ascend. The next patch will overhaul the UI and change the class options, making the focus more on customisation and less on existing class-based loutouts. They explain: "We will be collapsing the total number of playable classes from 12 to 9, but adding the ability for players to unlock new weapons for each class…

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Also In Jetpack News: Tribes Ascend Trailer

EDIT: Boo, posted this before. Ignore me! Gosh, I still haven't got around to playing on the Tribes Ascend beta, but I really must get on with it because things like this trailer (which I missed earlier in the week and post now for the sake of Saturday) make it look fairly promising. It's been a while since I've been taken with a game like…

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Feature: Horace Goes Skiing

Up, Up And Free To Play: Tribes: Ascend

Tribes: Ascend is a game about leaping off a cliff, hitting your jetpack at exactly the right moment to build momentum, then skiing across the whole map while hurling explosive discs at equally zippy pursuers. Backwards. It's also one of Those franchises. You know the ones I mean. The ones with an army of fans fueled by nostalgia and high-explosives, ready to set fire to…

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Up And At ‘Em: Tribes Ascend

Are you playing Tribes: Ascend? There's a surefire method of entering the beta but it involves parting with cash: anyone who pays for a preorder receives automatic access, but simply registering at the site also provides a chance to receive a code. Along with Firefall, Tribes is one of the few upcoming online man-shooters I have a real interest in and it’s not entirely because…

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Tribes Ascends Into Beta Next Month

The jetpack-powered online shooter everybody's not calling Tribes Not-Four is, of course, now in the hands of Global Agenda devs HiRez. The vast-levelled reboot/remake was at one point theoretically due for a beta in September, but now we have a minor delay but a hard date: November 4 (according to this interview between Cyberlink and HiRez bigwig Todd Harris). That's when we'll get our first…

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Feature: A Spot Of Skiing

Perilous Parabolas: Tribes Ascend

Roving reporter Dan Griliopoulos has left Alec in Cologne and is heading deeper into Europe, writing up what the best of GamesCom as he goes. Next up is Hi-Rez Studios' Tribes reboot, Ascend. Switzerland may have been condemned memorably by Orson Welles as having “five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock”, but (aside from the cuckoo…

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Tribes: Ascend Will Be Free, Certainly Tribal

Now I thought we had already posted about Tribes: Ascend being free-to-play. Perhaps it was simply in one of my prophetic game-news dreams, because I can't find it. BUT ANYWAY, it is going to be free-to-play, and to celebrate that Hi-Rez have revealed the game in action. You can check it out below. It certainly looks like a new Tribes game to me, which is…

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