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The diary of a murderous skier: Spending real money in Tribes: Ascend

As free-to-play games are constantly changing, traditional reviews can't really do them justice, so we rely on a series of unscored review diaries to record our experiences with them. Today brings part two of our Tribes: Ascend diaries. I gave in. I dropped $50 on Tribes: Ascend and haven't looked...

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Tribes: Ascend getting two new maps, custom loadouts in Tartarus update

Tribes: Ascend continues to be both free and excellent, which is to say we were pretty excited this morning when we heard that a content update is in the works. Two crazy-looking new maps, custom loadouts, and a variety of requested player tweaks are planned for the Tartarus update, which is said...

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Tribes: Ascend isn't skiing to consoles

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...

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The diary of a murderous skier: My first two weeks with Tribes: Ascend

As free-to-play games are constantly changing, traditional reviews can't really do them justice, so Joystiq relies on a series of unscored review diaries to record our experiences with them. It's been over a decade since I last played PC games with any regularity. Outside of Word Munchers, The...

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Tribes: Ascend has over 800K registered accounts

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...

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Get an introduction to Tribes: Ascend, see what updates are en route

If you're looking to learn more about Tribes: Ascend, the free-to-play revival from Hi-Rez Studios, here's an intro video to the series, followed by details about the game's next update....

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PSA: Tribes: Ascend takes off its training wheels, launches today

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...

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Tribes: Ascend beta open to all on Feb. 24

So far, 300,000 have played Tribes: Ascend in its closed beta state, Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris revealed. But Hi-Rez wants more players and this Friday, the Tribes: Ascend beta will be open to all. Before the launch of the open beta, Hi-Rez will add some additional maps and customization...

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Hi-Rez only working on Tribes: Ascend for now, MMO and singleplayer could come later

Hi-Rez Studios had big plans for the Tribes property after picking it up a few years ago, and hoped to revamp the single-player game with Tribes: Ascend, and develop the franchise into a full-fledged MMO. Things have changed since then -- Hi-Rez's COO Todd Harris says, "right now our Tribes dev...

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Tribes: Ascend beta starting Nov. 4

A closed beta for free-to-play title Tribes: Ascend will launch on November 4. Those interested in participating should sign up on the game's website, after which invites will be sent in waves to selected applicants. It's also possible to guarantee a spot in the beta by pre-ordering the VIP pack....

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