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World of Warplanes

5 years ago

Feature: Tank Rush

Interview: Victor Kislyi On Wargaming In A Single Breath

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…

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Feature: Shipshape?

World Of Warships Hands-On: Overcoming Skepticism

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…

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7 years ago

Feature: Russian For "Sorry"

From Our Tank Correspondent, Part 2: The As-Liveblog

[Part one is here.] I found myself in Moscow at the weekend, reporting on the Ural Steel 2012, a World of Tanks tournament with a top prize of $35,000. There were many tanks, as evidenced in part one of my adventures. But there was also lots of tense team-based drama. Being both unprepared and a terrible person, I found myself unable to liveblog the event…

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Feature: Tanks, Like Angry Houses

From Our Tank Correspondent, Part 1: Cats And Hats

We sent Brendan to the World Of Tanks convention in Russia. This is his report. They sent me to Russia this time. They sent me. To Russia. I’m standing in the middle of Moscow because the call went out for people who would like to see some tanks. And being something of an expert in this field, the Hive Mind saw fit to put my…

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Dog Fight Dog: World Of Warplanes Has Modes

Whenever I see "World of Warplanes," I always read it as "World of Warp Lanes." I have no idea what a warp lane is, but I just wanted to share that with you. Anyway, World of Warplanes is rapidly making its way down the warp lane to completion, and - in order to make sure everything comes out just right - Wargaming.net is narrowing its focus…

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Carry On Crew: World Of Warplanes

Aircraft carriers, majestic caravans of the sea, are apparently home to all sorts of winged wonders. A combination of being disturbed by having no land in sight and a terrible fear of being shot at means I'm unlikely to pilot any carrier-based aircraft in real life, so perhaps the addition of nine such warriors into World of Warplanes provides my best chance to take them…

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Hi Sky! First World Of Warplanes Video

Taking the free-to-play dogfight to the air is WoW, known globally as World of Warplanes. The skyborne sister to World of Tanks has finally decided to stop being shy and graced us with some in-game footage. I'm particularly taken with the mix of old and new flight beasts, and the notion of flying in formation with friends under bridges. I'm not one to ignore a…

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Alpha Dog Fight: World Of Warplanes

To the skies, brave few, to the skies. Wargaming.net, developers of World of Tanks have just fuelled up the global alpha for World of Warplanes so they'll presumably be hoping the brave many sign up so that they can test the capacity of the blue yonder and receive plenty of radio chatter feedback. If you fancy yourself a fighter ace, you can sign up here…

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8 years ago

Feature: The Sky's The Skybox

Aces Higher: World Of Warplanes Explained

A giant V-formation of free-to-play air combat is on the horizon: World Of Warplanes from the makers of World Of Tanks. To find out a bit more of what to expect from a persistent dogfighting game, I had a chat with Wargaming.net's Anton Sitnikov, and he explained exactly whether a Spitfire could take a jet-propelled plane in a fight.

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Sky Battles Afoot: World Of Planes Trailer

Oh this could get awkward. Wargaming.net recently announced World Of Warplanes to join World Of Tanks and the forthcoming World Of Battleships. But it seems another MMO already had a very similar idea. The imaginatively titled World Of Planes from Gaijin Entertainment was first announced in April, and has a debut trailer out today. In a world where you can't have The Elder Scrolls V:…

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Whee: World Of Warplanes Website

Skybound aviation-based sequel to World Of Tanks is gaining some momentum now, as the World Of Warplanes website appears. It just contains a snippet of information and a bunch of screenshots so far, but we'll be expecting to learn much more about the game come GamesCom next week. For my part, however, I am not expecting this to be quite as outrageously popular as World…

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