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All the changes coming to MechWarrior Online

While the biggest announcement of Mech_Con by far was the existence of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new single-player story-driven game and the first “proper” sequel to the series in 15 years, it wasn't the only one. Big things...   read

 
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Mech_Con and the 2016 MechWarrior Championship was an eSports event for a hardcore community

When I traveled to Vancouver last year to cover the Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online, I was surprised when Piranha Games also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the 2016 MechWarrior World Championship. A six-month-long ...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online is holding a tournament with a $100K prize purse

MechWarrior Online has been a lot of things to me, interesting experiment, occasional tormentor, and video game comfort food. But, I never thought I'd see the day it could be a potential payday. In fact, I still don't. Last time I played I ...   read

 
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Very Quick Tips: MechWarrior Online

With MechWarrior Online hitting Steam, there are bound to be a lot of new pilots climbing into the cockpit for the very first time. But getting started might not be the easiest thing in the world. MechWarrior is a little more complicated th...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online is aiming for the stars on Steam

Longtime readers of the site, especially folks that read my c-blogs and recap articles before I became a staff writer, know that I have a weird, on-again, off-again relationship with MechWarrior Online. It's a game I want to love, but frequ...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online is coming to Steam in December

After what seems like years of rumors and speculation, the free-to-play shooter MechWarrior Online is finally making the move to Steam. According to a news post on the MWO website, the Steam launch will happen on December 10, moving surpris...   read

 
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Mechwarrior Online retools its MechLab again

Have you seen a commercial where a company basically throws its last product or several years of service under the bus to promote its new stuff? Like those bizarre ads for Domino's Pizza a few years ago which basically boiled down to &ldquo...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online's Community Warfare has taught me what it feels like to be the frustrated parent

In the land of MechWarrior Online, Christmas came early last week. Or severely, massively late depending on your perspective. Much like my relationship status with MWO in general: it's complicated. Community Warfare, the long-, long-awaited...   read

 
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Fight cancer with giant mechs

MechWarrior Online, the delightfully complex competitive mech pilot sim, is currently selling "Sarah's Mech." The mech is named in honor of five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries who played MechWarrior Online with her father and recently d...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online open beta impending

Mark October 29 on your calendar, or on the wall of your cell, people. Come Monday, MechWarrior Online is moving to open beta and -- if you haven't already -- you'll finally get a taste of that hot mech on mech action.  You can reserve...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online open beta incoming

After working with players on the closed beta of MechWarrior Online, Piranha Games is nearly ready to transition into the open beta. That will be happening on Tuesday, October 16, and those on the fence about the Founder's Program have unti...   read

 
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Preview: MechWarrior Online

The MechWarrior property is an oldie. Perhaps even unrecognizable to some, as there hasn’t been a proper entry in like ten years; I know it in name and concept only, having seen box art or occasional screens. Accordingly, I was not qu...   read

 
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Jenner mech revealed for MechWarrior Online

There's never enough mechs. It appears Piranha Games would agree, as they showed off the recently announced Jenner mech that'll appear in MechWarrior Online. Before we go any further, I'd like to just quote the trailer real quick: "If maki...   read

 
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First look at Caustic Valley map in MechWarrior Online

It's really, really f*cking hot outside. I don't know about you guys, but it's well over a hundred degrees around my neck of the woods and it has been all summer long. It may be a weird coincidence, but Piranha Games has revealed a new map...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online exists, I've come to terms with that

With Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor now in the rear-view mirror and Hawken shining brightly on the horizon mechs seem to be experiencing something of a resurgence as of late. And now that your turret arms' sights have bee...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online initiates its founder's program

As previously covered, MechWarrior Online is offering a multi-tier founder's program that gives players willing to throw down some cash up front early access to the free-to-play game and exclusive content. Starting today, you can sign up fo...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online founder's program detailed

I know the free-to-play nature of MechWarrior Online turned some of us away early on, but the game looks rather good, visually speaking. Surely that and the brand are reason enough to check out the closed beta, which you can sign up for ove...   read

 
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First in-game screens of MechWarrior Online show Catapult

Okay, I know what you're thinking, and no, MechWarrior Online is not going to have the catapult you're thinking of. When I first went to check out the screenshots, I was expecting some sort of futuristic giant catapult that launched mechs a...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online: Mech on Mech on Mech action

It's the simple pleasures in life that I enjoy the most. Getting a free meal, breaking wind without anyone noticing and watching giant Mechs tearing each other to metal shreds. In this explosive MechWarrior Online trailer an Atlas, Jenner ...   read

 
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GDC: Reviving MechWarrior with the CryEngine 3

I was a pretty big fan of MechWarrior back in the day. I kind of have a thing for mechs, and I thought it was really awesome. What little kid wouldn't want to blow up giant robots with lasers and missiles fired from other giant robots? Stil...   read

 
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MechWarrior Online gets its first teaser trailer

It looks like MechWarrior Online is on its way to finally come out. The first step is releasing a teaser trailer, and what do you know? Here we finally are teaser trailer in hand. It gives a first look at the view inside the cockpit where ...   read

 
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Sigh: MechWarrior Online is a free-to-play MMO

Remember that MechWarrior game Piranha Games was once developing, only to let it vanish off the earth without a trace while they finished work on Duke Nukem Forever, followed by teasing us with images through Twitter? Free-to-play MMO. Yep....   read

 

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