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12:00 PM on 12.21.2013

Review: World of Warplanes

Free-to-play is still a bad word these days with a lot of gamers. But it doesn't have to be. Titles like Path of Exile have shown that providing a model where most of the content is free, but the cosmetic upgrades are pa...

Chris Carter


10:00 PM on 11.13.2013

World of Warplanes soars out of beta

World of Warplanes is out of beta, and now taking flight as a full on release. The free-to-play MMO is just like Wargaming's other major money maker World of Tanks, except this one has you flying planes. Obviously. What the h...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:37 AM on 08.20.2013

World of Warplanes official release date: Sept 25, 2013

Wargaming's upcoming airplane dogfighting MMO, World of Warplanes, finally has a release date. CIS countries will see the release on September 25, with North America and Europe to follow the next day, September 26. Over 100 ...

Dale North



World of Warplanes flies right onto my radar photo
World of Warplanes flies right onto my radar
by Dale North

World of Tanks? It's not for me. I think tanks are f*cking awesome, but the MMO craze that has some 65 million people playing somehow doesn't do it for me.

Now, what I've seen for upcoming title World of Warships looks intriguing, but that's some ways off. Though we do not have a solid release date yet, World of Warplanes is coming first, sometime this fall. I spent some quality time with Warplanes last week, and that was enough to have me looking forward to hitting the skies once more. 

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12:15 PM on 08.02.2013

Wargaming set to open a new branch in Austin, Texas

One of the worldwide leaders in the free-to-play market is poised to get a bit bigger in the near future. Wargaming announced today that it's opening an office in Austin, Texas. According to the company, the new branch will ...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 07.02.2013

World of Warplanes goes into open beta

Wargaming sends word that their free-to-play flight combat MMO, World of Warplanes, has now gone into open beta. You're invited to jump into a plane now in North America and Russia, with a July 4th open beta date coming to Eu...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 06.15.2013

Wargaming CEO is excited for World of Tanks on Xbox 360

A familiar site at every E3 for the past few years has been a giant tank sitting just outside West Hall of the LA Convention Center. Wargaming has been constantly promoting its free-to-play tank shooter World of Tanks, and th...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 06.05.2013

World of Tanks dev drops 'pay-to-win' microtransactions

In a recent question-and-answer session with Gamasutra, World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net shared that it has decided to drop all "pay-to-win" microtransactions, a common issue facing the free market, from its current gam...

Joshua Derocher

6:00 PM on 09.26.2012

World of Tanks rolls up its biggest update

World of Tanks is getting its biggest update to date, heralded by developer Wargaming as the biggest since the game launched. The vehicle-based MMO has become a heavy hitter in a crowded market and certainly their large booth...

Alasdair Duncan



World of Warplanes is coming along nicely photo
World of Warplanes is coming along nicely
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Wargaming.net's World of Warplanes is currently in closed beta at the moment, with around 700,000 registered users shredding it up in the air combat game. Like World of Tanks, the developers are focusing on keeping the same addictive and easy to jump in experience intact for Warplanes.

Controls will be along the lines of an arcade style system, but there's a heavy emphasis on realistic features too. For instance, your plane won't be as fast if it's equipped with a bunch of bombs, but it will become more nimble as you lighten the load when dropping bombs.

And like Tanks, there's a dedicated team meticulously researching planes from the 1920s to the 1950s to bring the most realistic looking planes for players. They're even going to have concept planes that were planned but never produced in real life due to practicality or costs. You can expect lots of planes to choose from too.

You can sign up for the closed beta going on right now to see what the next big free-to-play game from Wargaming is all about.

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