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Thoughts on Tribes: Ascend Beta

Thoughts on Tribes: Ascend Beta

I have been playing around in the beta release of Tribes:Ascend and I am starting to think that it is the game that I have been looking for the last little while.  I also think that it will fill the gap that exists because I did not purchase Battlefield 3. Tribes: Ascend is based on the popular Tribes series from Hi-Rez Studios.  Tribes has always been a quick twitch, skill based FPS with quick matches that allows players to easily...

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Call of Duty Elite. Kotick wants you to pay monthly for game stats.

It looks like the Social Media integration that Bobby Kotick wanted to add to the Call of Duty franchise is a paid monthly subscription service for stats, heatmaps and videos.  Basically everything that Bungie has been providing for free since Halo2 or what free mods for CounterStrike like psychostats have been doing for even longer. Why anyone would pay for this I don’t know.  But I didnt think that consumers would pay for the...

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Modern Warfare 3 Trailer:

Modern Warfare 3 Trailer:

I see the Infinity Ward logo, but I am uncertain how much of that team is left standing.  I am interested to see how this game holds up.  As long as they don’t do something stupid like stop the PC version from being able to use dedicated servers OR use shitty DRM I may just pick it up. For PC, of course. Related articles Modern Warfare 3 Gameplay Trailer of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at) First trailer for Modern Warfare 3: yup,...

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'Infinity Ward Employee Group' sue Activision for up to 625 mill

A group of former and current employees of Infinity Ward have sued Activition for thier latest tactics which have caused 26 staffers to leave the company so far.  G4 has their hands on the court documents that allege that Activision held developers ‘hostage’ because they “improperly withheld this specifically identifiable sum of money from the members of IWEG in order to force them to keep working for Activision so...

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Ousted Infinity Ward heads make new studio and deal with EA

Jason West and Vince Zampella helped build one of the biggest FPS franchises on the market: Call of Duty.  Their Modern Warfare title was one of the best multiplayer FPS games ever, right up there with Counter-Strike on the PC and challenging Halo’s supremacy on the consoles. Enter Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.  We all know that gamers dislike him and what he is doing to winning franchises like Call of Duty and Guitar Hero. ...

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