Post Thumbnail

Excellent free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend gets extra content (also for free) in its most recent update. Players gain access to new maps, new voice packs and, most importantly, a deadly double disc launcher. [Disclosure: Since we work under AOL, we are extra proficient at launching discs at peo...

2 years ago 0 Comments
July 26, 2012 at 1:00AM
Post Thumbnail

At least 1.2 million people have been enjoying Tribes: Ascend directly from Hi-Rez Studios (including us), but now it's available to Steam's audience of more than 40 million, still for free. Tribes: Ascend is a sci-fi, fast-paced, free-to-play PC shooter featuring jetpacks, skiing and multiple clas...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Ah, home. A full-screen monitor, a fridge stocked with Diet Sunkist, plenty of columns to be written, and my own vehicle! Public transportation doesn't agree with me, folks, as I learned last week at E3 in Los Angeles. I also learned a lot about PlanetSide 2, a little about DUST 514, and tidbi...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Tribes: Ascend's June update adds more than a couple new Capture-and-Hold maps, a whole variety of weapon variants, and "significant balance adjustments." Beyond all that free stuff, Hi-Rez is doling out a speed boost to the game's weapon upgrade system, and has thusly dubbed its latest update "Ac...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's taking all of my willpower to avoid reducing this week's column down to four words: PlanetSide 2 hands-on. I guess technically that might be three words, or even two, depending on how you classify numbers and hyphens. The point, though, is that this time next week, I will have gotten my grub...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Tribes: Ascend's upcoming "Staying Alive" update adds more than just a smattering of new weapons for you disco dancing disc launchers. The update also brings live streams and training videos into the game's main menu, allowing you to spend even more time wrapped up in Ascend....

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend has been downloaded 1.2 million times, a significant boost from the debatably framed 800K registered accounts from a month ago. "It is truly the player support of the title that has driven the population growth and fuels our team to deliver updates," said Hi-Rez ...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

What do War Thunder, World of Warplanes, Leonardo da Vinci, and Tribes: Ascend have in common? Not a whole lot aside from their respective appearances in this week's edition of The Firing Line. Won't you join me after the cut for a rundown on some recent and notable online shooter news? If you...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We've more or less known that Tribes: Ascend wouldn't be heading to consoles – as initially pitched – for a year or more now. That whole "free-to-play" thing is kinda the kiss of death for devs hoping to port to consoles (unless you're CCP, that is). Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris expla...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Tribes: Ascend has finally launched, and that means players everywhere can experience the simple joy of logging in, gearing up, and then skiing at high velocity across the ground while firing explosive munitions at distant targets. All right, maybe that joy isn't quite as simple, but the point re...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Tribes: Ascend has been jet packing and skiing across the newish frontier of high-quality freemium titles for a couple weeks, taking hundreds of thousands of players along on the journey. Speaking to Gamasutra, Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris said the game has over 800,000 registered accounts. If yo...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Oh, Tribes: Ascend, if only you were an MMO. Actually, wait a minute. When I think on it, if Hi-Rez Studios' new free-to-play sci-fi shooter were an MMO, I probably wouldn't like it as much. There's something to be said for frequent updates and instant gameplay gratification, and Tribes provid...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Massively Speaking Episode 197 reviews a big week for MMOs, with several launches, updates, and live events going off all over the place. We had to hit the big red Massively Alarm three times during this time, prompting the MassivelyBusters to jump out of their beds, slide down the pole, and take...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

After several months of training exercises, Tribes: Ascend has officially launched. The free-to-play revival from Hi-Rez Studios is the first playable Tribes game in eight years, incorporating futuristic Biathlon-based mechanics with jetpacks and flag-gathering. Also, we're totally over budget on ...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

To celebrate the launch of Hi-Rez Studios' Tribes: Ascend today, we're giving away a special in-game weapon that will either help new players gain some ground or act as a boost for current players who have yet to unlock the gun. This special medium Spinfusor just for the Soldier class. You can...

3 years ago 0 Comments