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The next Tribes update adds 'Blitz' mode, re-energizes Tech class

This month's update to Tribes: Ascend lavishes the Tech class with a new weapon, a new (super neat) belt item, an additional skin, an extra turret, while everyone gets a new game mode: "Blitz." In Blitz, flag objectives move around the map based on captures, becoming progressively more difficult a...

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Tribes: Ascend adds a double disc launcher in latest patch

Excellent free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend gets extra content (also for free) in its most recent update. Players gain access to new maps, new voice packs and, most importantly, a deadly double disc launcher. [Disclosure: Since we work under AOL, we are extra proficient at launching discs at peo...

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Tribes Ascend's July update reinvents 'Stonehenge' map, invents 'Miasma'

Continuing its promise of monthly new content, Hi-Rez Studios unveiled its latest Tribes: Ascend update video this morning. The update is a biggun for both new players and vets, as two new maps are set to be deployed: a remake of Tribes 1's "Stonehenge" map, and the brand new "Miasma." Now all we ...

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The next Tribes: Ascend update helps you level up guns even faster

Tribes: Ascend's June update adds more than a couple new Capture-and-Hold maps, a whole variety of weapon variants, and "significant balance adjustments." Beyond all that free stuff, Hi-Rez is doling out a speed boost to the game's weapon upgrade system, and has thusly dubbed its latest update "Ac...

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Get down with yo' bad self in Tribes: Ascend's latest update

Tribes: Ascend's upcoming "Staying Alive" update adds more than just a smattering of new weapons for you disco dancing disc launchers. The update also brings live streams and training videos into the game's main menu, allowing you to spend even more time wrapped up in Ascend....

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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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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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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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