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MechWarrior Online devs raise over $100,000 for cancer research

MechWarrior Online-developer Piranha Games' customized Jenner mech has raised over $100,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, GameInformer reports. Five-year-old Sarah Parries played MechWarrior Online extensively with her father until she recently lost her battle with cancer. In honor of her...

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MechWarrior Online gets biggest map ever, new matchmaking system in latest update

Free-to-play shooter MechWarrior Online has added a new update to the game, this one containing the biggest map yet. The environment is called Alpine Peaks, and features lots of cold, open areas, separated by some very tall high ground. In addition to the new map, the update also includes five new...

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MechWarrior Online Founders' Program ends soon, open beta next week

Joystiq got to see MechWarrior Online in its closed beta at PAX Prime a few months ago, and the game was coming along nicely: a little light on the fast-paced shooter action and heavy on the MechWarrior-based customization options and battle mechanics. Infinite Game Publishing and Piranha Games...

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MechWarrior Online Founder's Program includes speedy Jenner mech

The Jenner JR7 mech, seen above, is included in the Founder's Program for MechWarrior Online. The mech features a top speed of 118 km/h, a SRM-4 for firing missiles, and four medium lasers. Piranha Games describes the machine as light on armor, so using its speed and jumpjets to stay on the move...

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Mechwarrior reboot will be PC exclusive

After being teased over two years ago, the return of Mechwarrior is apparently around the corner. PC Gamer reports that it has the details on the reboot, which will be a PC exclusive title. It will allegedly update with more information in a few hours, with "one very big surprise," so we'll be...

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MechWarrior 4 is now free ... if you can get it [update]

Update: It seems the servers are back up to download the game right here. Enjoy! Original post: So here's the thing -- we were all set to tell you about how MechWarrior 4 had been released for free, but apparently some people found out before we could tell you and now, well, the servers are...

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Mechwarrior 4 free release cleared by Microsoft

After it was first announced in July of 2009, the free release of MechWarrior 4 has finally been cleared by Microsoft. The announcement comes weeks after MekTek, the studio behind the free release, revealed that the project was being held up by Microsoft's legal department. The delay resulted in...

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MechWarrior 4 free release 'held up' by Microsoft

Way back in July 2009, Smith & Tinker announced that it was going to authorize MekTek to release MechWarrior 4 and all its expansions for free "soon" -- likely to drum up interest for the upcoming MechWarrior reboot. After nearly a year, the game remains unreleased. The reason for the delay,...

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Source: MechWarrior movie 'in development' at Eisner's Tornante

Back in the pre-Joystiq days of 2003, cavemen spoke of preliminary plans for a MechWarrior movie, to be produced by Dean "Oops, I made Godzilla" Devlin who referred to the opportunity as "a real passion project" ... about giant robots. Of course, we know nothing ever came of that passion; however,...

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MechWarrior reboot could be caught in trademark dispute

If you were excited about the MechWarrior reboot being teased by Piranha Games, we've got some possibly unfortunate news. Apparently, IGN received a cease-and-desist order from Harmony Gold, the unfortunately named co-owner of the Robotech universe, regarding some imagery in a recent trailer...

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