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Tribes: Ascend strategy — Generators

  The gen­er­a­tor is often viewed as the most impor­tant base asset in Tribes, since it pow­ers all other base assets, tur­rets, sen­sors, and inven­tory sta­tions.  In Tribes: Ascend it also pow­ers all player deploy­ables, but since play­ers spawn in the armor of their choice the inven­tory sta­tions are of much less impor­tance, mak­ing the […]
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Tribes: Ascend strategy — flag chasing

So now you’ve caught up to him, now what? Some­times the eas­i­est thing to do is to hit him with one of your grenades (assum­ing you’re using the default pathfinder grenades), these grenades will knock the flag out of his hands, and if you do it JUST right, you can actu­ally catch it before it even hits the ground
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Tribes Ascend Screenshot

Tribes: Ascend review — free online fps

Tribes: Ascend is the lat­est offer­ing from Hi-​​​​Rez stu­dios, the game is still in beta at time of writ­ing — so any­thing might change; and this is really more of a pre­view than a review.  Tribes: Ascend is a much-​​​​anticipated revival of the Tribes fran­chise.  The game will be free to play, Hi-​​​​Rez Stu­dios will […]
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Fiesta Screenshot

The search for the best free mmo — Fiesta!

Fiesta has been around since 2007; it’s been a free to play MMO from the get-​​​​go, designed around micro­trans­ac­tions. The game suf­fers a bit from the pay to win issue, with pur­chasable items pro­vid­ing sig­nif­i­cant com­bat boosts, how­ever, it is pos­si­ble to get sim­i­lar boosts with­out pay­ing, but you’ll have to work for them, and […]
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A screenshot from Wizard 101

The Search for the Best Free mmo — Wizard 101

Yes, it’s a kid’s game, and yes, I’m still review­ing it. While it is most def­i­nitely aimed at a much younger audi­ence than the other games I’ve reviewed, Wiz­ard 101 is still one of the bet­ter ones. Wiz­ard 101 eschews the typ­i­cal for­mula for MMO com­bat in favor of a card-​​​​based bat­tle sys­tem. Play­ers take […]
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The engineer, playing his guitar

Team Fortress 2 — The Engineer (general strategy)

The engi­neer is often under­es­ti­mated in Team Fortress 2. His shot­gun can be deadly, and the pis­tol can fin­ish off an enemy at range, or dis­cour­age peo­ple from out-​​​​ranging your sen­try.  Now the engi­neer has a lot of fancy tools like mini sen­tries, the Fron­tier Jus­tice shot­gun (which deals extra dam­age for every kill your […]
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Minecraft — The ultimate sandbox

Minecraft is a game with blocky mod­els, low res­o­lu­tion tex­tures, only basic sound effects, and no plot. The AI is lim­ited at best, and inter­ac­tions are sim­plis­tic. You must play this game! Con­fused? Every­thing in the pre­vi­ous para­graph is absolutely true, Minecraft was devel­oped by a small team, orig­i­nally just one devel­oper (since expanded to a […]
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The search for the best free mmo — Vindictus

Vin­dic­tus is an MMORPG built by Nexus, the same folks behind Mabinogi, and Maple Story — in fact, in Korea Vin­dic­tus is called Mabinogi: Heroes. Vin­dic­tus was built using the Source engine, the very same game engine used to cre­ate such games as Half-​​​​Life 2, and Dark Mes­siah: Of Might and Magic. That piqued my […]
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Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Cute is the name of the game! Kirby takes on a new form in this action plat­former, the tit­u­lar pink puff­ball has been trans­formed into… Yarn.  Kirby’s sig­na­ture hoover­ing skills are ren­dered use­less in his yarn-​​​​like state, caus­ing the air to flow straight through him! (He’s become a mere out­line of his for­mer bulk.)  Fear […]
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