21 November 2012
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Joining the RaiderZ Thanksgiving festivities, MechWarrior Online will be hosting its own tasty event. Dubbed Mechsgiving, the event is driven by the latest update which includes a developer event, a new environment, a pair of new modules and a piece of new equipment.
Naturally, the most interesting bit of the patch is the introduction of the Catapracht mech. The new mech is designed to stand against Assault mechs and is culled from the local collection of parts giving it the colloquial name of ‘Frankenmech.’ Coming in four varieties complete with a formidable amount of armor and jump jets, this ain’t no easy target.
Back to that developer event. It’s going to be a feast of bullets, shrapnel and overheating, as players will be able to take center stage against the developers on TwitchTV. The battling begins today, November 21 at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST).
After the cut are details on the rest of the new content, and the latest screenshots. The imagery should help with the tough decision of which Catapracht variety to begin with. Continue Reading
5 November 2012
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Call it years of conditioning or an insatiable thirst for action, but the latest trailer from Piranha Games hits all the right points. Short and sweet, the Open Beta trailer for MechWarrior Online sets the stage for the battles that now immediately await gamers should they chose to accept them. Dozens of missiles coming at you, railguns, a diverse cast of mechs, plenty of bass and a serene voiceover coming over the mic are all included in the latest and greatest trailer for the MMOFPS.
Of course, the big news is that the game pushed to Open Beta. That conversion means one thing, an Open Beta patch. Effectively the launch patch for MWO, the Open Beta transition added new content, including maps, and all the changes precipitated by community feedback that caused the recent delay.
No more character wipes, random server outages (within reason) or unexpected changes, MechWarrior Online is geared and ready to go.
I’m currently available to deliver a railgun to your face. Hit the jump for the new trailer and a sampling of screenshots from the new content. Continue Reading
28 June 2012
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You’re in a vertical tank sequestered away from the elements in tons of steel and technology. On your routine patrol you locate a large shape with an unusual gate lumbering towards you. Years of training tell you an Atlas is moments away from range. But is it friend or foe? Do you pull the trigger and risk a friendly casualty or defend the millions of dollars of advancement housing your squishy self?
Even with all of the tech on the planet packed into your v-tank, the weather of the Frozen City leaves the destiny to you. Sure, you can flip your visor, but the best you’ll do is watch as a stream of missiles is launched in your direction. Well, there’s always an aftermath kill.
Check out the latest MechWarrior Online trailer featuring combat straight out of Antarctica. And don’t forget to pre-order now to enter the Founder’s Club. Continue Reading
19 June 2012
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Today, Piranha Games upcoming MMO MechWarrior Online opened up sales to its exclusive Founder Program and even added a new Legendary tier for its die-hard fans. Players who participate in the Founders Program will receive early game access – starting August 7th – and will receive other benefits such as: an exclusive founders tag, a free premium account (for a limited time), Custom BattleMech(s), and in-game currency.
Here is what the newly-added Legendary tier has to offer:
$120 LEGENDARY Founder’s Package Includes:
• All 4 exclusive “Founder’s BattleMechs.” These Mechs include a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
• $80 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
• Three-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder’s Tag – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Game credits – The player’s name included as one of the “Legendary” in the MechWarrior Online game credits.
• Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts August 7th.
Hit the jump for details on the other limited time offers. If only one of them came with the slick Razer controller… Continue Reading