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Tribes: Ascend pulled down 1.2 million times thus far

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 ...

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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 b...

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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 expla...

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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 Secr...

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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 yo...

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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 optio...

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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 t...

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