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Mechwarrior online is coming to steam.

Posted on November 14, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

We haven’t had a good Mechwarrior game in a very long while. The current form of the much beloved 90s game franchise where you take control of a giant mech and shoot at other mechs in the sci-fi universe of Battle Tech, exists only in a multiplayer online only, free-to-play format.  Mechwarrior online is that Mechwarror game that people love to hate, its full of micro transactions, caters heavily to harder core players, and has a small but dedicated community of players who keep it running. So its a surprise when this week the games developer Piranha Games have announced that the game will be released on steam in December. Here’s Piranha Games announcing the move on its site, while noting that there’s a a contest going on in Vancouver to celebrate it in, which 50 people will be able to win tickets, and air fare.

Will this help or hurt a game thats heavily centered on micro-transctions? It will at the very least likley grow the player base, which is never a bad thing. For my money I prefer my mech action to be in Hawken, but as this game is much more in depth and in one of my favorite sci-fi universes of all time, I will probably at least give it a look.


MechWarrior Online Community Day and Centurion Mech Announced

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Mechwarrior Online Developers Piranha Games have been very busy this week. First, they released a video showcasing the upcoming free-to-play game’s latest Mech, the Centurion. This medium sized Mech is sort of like the T-34 of Mechs, boasting a good mix of speed, armor, and firepower. You can watch the video with some pretty gameplay footage below.

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Additionally, Piranha games, Nvidia, and Infinite Game Publishing (the publisher of Mechwarrior online),  are hosting a MechWarrior Online Community Day in Santa Clara, California at 5 p.m. on July 27th. The event, an invitation only affair, will let the chosen few join the developers for drunken debauchery, beer, pizza, and some Mechwarrior Online lanning. There will be a tournament, prizes, and chances to play around with unrevealed Mechs as well as the newfangled Razer Blade laptop. Read on to see how you can score an invite to this event.

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RoadHouse Interactive Releases MechWarrior Tactics Bios

Posted on May 24, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Roadhouse Interactive and A.C.R.O.N.Y.M have released several unit bios for their upcoming free to play browser based tactical strategy game MechWarrior Tactics. The game places two players against each other in turn based battles. To be successful commanders must place units tactfully and manage their resources carefully.

These brand new bios give us a brief description of the mechs alongside various descriptions. They range from light weight “hit and run” style machines to heavy hitters armored with futuristic plasma weapons and shoulder cannons. It’s mass destruction for the whole family!

You can currently register for Mech Warrior Tactics at their website. The game takes place during the year 3025, which puts it several years behind almost every established MechWarrior game including the first titles!

The series has seen a bit of a resurgence lately with both MechWarrior Online and Tactics being free to play titles.

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Mechwarrior Online Closed Beta Begins

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

The closed Beta for Mechwarrior Online, the upcoming free to play action MMO set in the Mechwarrior/Battletech Universe, begins this week. People interested in tromping about a beautiful landscape (courtesy of CryENGINE 3) in 100 ton bipedal war machines can sign up for the beta here.

Additionally, while Mechwarrior Online is free to play, Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing have released details on two paid “founder’s packages,” collectively dubbed OPERATION INCEPTION, that will guarantee early access to the game. Other perks included faster XP gain, an exclusive custom Mech, and a “Founder’s Tag” in game.

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Check Out MechWarrior Online’s Long Range Devastator

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

A new mech from Pirhana Game’s upcoming MechWarrior Online has been revealed. The Catapult mech uses long range missiles in order to obliterate its targets. When paired with a spotter the Catapult can devastate opponents who aren’t within visible range. Rounding out the Catapult’s offense package are a series of four laser cannons and freaking JUMP JETS!

MechWarrior online has been under development since 2009 and has seem quite a few delays due to supposed legal troubles with Harmony Gold, the owners of the Robotech franchise. If all goes according to schedule MechWarrior Online will release free of charge on Windows PC sometimes this summer.

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