Posts Tagged ‘Gaijin Entertainment’

Ride eternal, shiny and chrome: Crossout hits open beta

Online post-apocalyptic car combat game Crossout has left paid early access and rolled into free-to-play open beta. Crossout lets players build their own scrapcars then drive into battle with PvE missions and PvP action. Our boy Brendy had a play during the early access days and dug the core of it, though not the grind. I guess we’ll see how much has changed over the past nine months. For now, a launch trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

War Thunder leaves open beta, officially released

Back when simulated man Tim Stone declared War Thunder [official site] one of the best sims, it wasn’t even out of beta. Now, after four years in open beta, Gaijin Entertainment have declared their free-to-play aeroplane-a-tank battler is… well, not done, but officially ‘released’ and out of beta. War Thunder is still missing several long-planned features, like proper shipfights, but they are coming. Read the rest of this entry »

British Invasion: War Thunder Adding Tanks From Blighty

War Thunder [official site] – A Poem

O succulent tank porn and its lusty armour
My heart is like an empty field and you its farmer
Your tanky face, those tanky eyes
Those tanky breasts, your tanky thighs
And a farmer hat that rests on your head evermore
For this is needed for completion of the metaphor

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War Thunder Gets Chilly New Update

World War II multiplayer plane-o-tank battler War Thunder [official site], which sadly bears no relation to Tropic Thunder, has received a big new update. Titled Cold Steel, it brings a veritable armament of changes and improvements, 20 new vehicles, and everything in between. Before we launch into the nitty-gritty, come watch the pretty trailer first.

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Platform Wars: War Thunder Connecting PC And PS4

Nyoooooooooom.

Which is better, PC or PlayStation 4? There’s only one way to settle this: realising that it’s a daft question and a petty argument entirely unworthy of your precious time. Why war over platforms when you can war across platforms? War Thunder is bringing PC and PlayStation 4 together for a spot of friendly murdering, introducing cross-platform multiplayer “very, very soon.” Why bicker when you can be united in a shared love of destroying vintage tanks and aeroplanes?

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War Thunder Rolls Out Ground Forces Open Beta

Boom boom boom boom.

Everything I know about tanks, I learned from Brendan. My understanding is that tanks are big and made of metal and that some people like them quite a lot. So huzzah! After being in paid beta for a while, War Thunder‘s tank-adding expansion Ground Forces has launched into open beta. Watching the launch trailer, I am intrigued to discover that the pokey-out bit on a tank is actually a big gun, and that tanks are used for fighting.

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Like Angry Houses? War Thunder: Ground Forces Beta Keys

Tank hard.

War Thunder: Ground Forces is rolling towards an open beta, but for now the competitive multiplayer game remains open only to those who have a key. We have keys. Would you like a key? There are 3000 keys.

War Thunder is like World of Tanks but with planes; small arenas, short matches, free-to-play, and a persistent tech tree to advance through with your hard-won XP. While the makers of World of Tanks created a whole new game to incorporate planes, War Thunder: Ground Forces puts the tanks into the same maps as the planes, so the two can interact (by shooting at each other). Read our preview of the game for more detail, or find a trailer and the first-come, first-served keys down below.

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Hands On: War Thunder Ground Forces Closed Beta

Are we all going to the same war? We could have carpooled.

So, here’s a quick refresher: World of Tanks had tanks and War Thunder had planes, and then World of Warplanes had planes so now War Thunder Ground Forces, currently in closed beta, has both tanks and planes fighting in the same world. I feel like these free-to-play World War II MMOs are in an arms race, and soon they’ll be adding submarines and blimps and, I dunno, flying saucers. Anyway, if you’re wondering if Gaijin Entertainment is as good with tanks as they are with planes, I just spent a couple days rolling around in the Ground Forces beta to find out. Let’s tank a look, he said, vowing it would be his only tank pun.

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Rumble: War Thunder Ground Forces Beta Keys

Hello! The War Thunder Ground Forces beta – that means games of multiplayer tanks, as is so popular in these modern internets – is about to bombard these lonely shores, and Gaijin have sent us over a big batch of keys to give away.

You can grab them (and all the requisite info) below.

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War Thunder: Ground Forces Beta Advances, Storms Rezzed

Huah!

The chaps over at Gaijin Entertainment are still waxing their moustaches and sewing cool patches onto their jackets, not quite yet ready to roll out War Thunder‘s tank-adding expansion Ground Forces. This weekend they plan to invite “a really large number” of new players to join the closed beta testing, rewarding pilots who’ve been completing daily tasks in the base game. Oh, life’s always easier for the teacher’s pet.

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Open Your Wallet For War Thunder’s Ground Forces Beta


“Load the platinum cannons with the world’s largest diamond!”
*Ker-chunk*
“Loaded, sir! But we don’t have anything to fire it at.”
“You’re right, Jiggingtons! We’ve already blasted a hole where the Mona Lisa’s smile should be, and knocked the arms off the Venus de Milo. I need to purchase more art to destroy. Gentlemen, stand down. Amuse yourselves while I’m at the super-secret auction.”
“Expositionally well done, sir. Sir, can we play some War Thunder while you’re gone? There are tanks in the closed beta, and all you need to do get in is buy a …”
“Don’t be bloody stupid, Jiggingtons! I’m not made of money! Now hand me my ivory backscratcher, and get the man who tells the man who tells the other man to open the door for me. I’m orf.”

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The Star’s The Star: Star Conflict


Can this really be the first game called Star Conflict? The ten seconds of research I applied to the question suggests that it is. Amazing. Anyway, this space combat game from Gaijin is looking interesting. It’s a Russian MMO heading to the west, and it sits roughly along the lines of World Of Tanks or Mechwarrior Online, only this time you’re a space pilot with a big old spaceship full of lasers. So it’s team-based rounds of fighting, with resource-spending and tinkering in the intermissions. The pace of it (at least judging by the gameplay footage I’ve found, some of which you can see below) seems fairly sedate compared to the whizzy zero-G kung fun we’re used to from space games. I understand it’s more of a game of positioning and loadout tactics than reaction time and flight skill, but I can see why that would appeal to a few players. #oldmen
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Sky Battles Afoot: World Of Planes Trailer

PEW PEW PEW!

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: Skyrim and Scrolls without trouble, I’m impressed that this one hasn’t kicked off yet. (Let alone Blizzard getting involved.) Also, World Of Planes’ trailer is pretty.

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