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Tribes: Ascend closed beta on for early next month


7:00 PM on 10.12.2011
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Hi-Rez Studios has pinned the Tribes: Ascend closed beta for a November 4, 2011 commencement. As the name would imply, this is going to be rolling out on an invitation-only basis, though anyone who pays for the VIP Starter Bundle ($29.99) is promised an open spot for this and any future beta phases.

Got questions? Hi-Rez has answers, in the form of a convenient FAQ section. We're so trained at this point to sign up for official-game-site accounts that I don't even need to nudge you in that direction.








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2:30 PM on 04.24.2012
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