Some are abandoned and then picked up again years later, when everyone had forgotten all about them.
Hi-Rez' free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend is doing quite well—it has been downloaded 1.2 million times in its first month, with 110,000 people joining through the game's friend-referral system.
Tribes: Ascend officially launches on April 12, a day when llamas will rain from the sky, filling multiplayer maps with fresh corpses until they're nothing but islands of dead... oh! See what they did there?
If you're not one of the more than 300,000 players that participated in the closed beta test for Tribes: Ascend, your time has come. On February 24 you get to stop reading about what Hi-Rez Studios has done with your beloved Tribes franchise and experience it first-hand.
When Hi-Rez Studios contacted Kotaku about giving away 100 codes good for entry to the Tribes: Ascend beta test, I thought long and hard about the most efficient and fair way to distribute those codes to our readers.
If you're anything like Joel and I, you'd really like to get into next month's closed beta for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend. If camping out in front of Hi-Rez Studios until they let you in isn't an option, you can always drop $30 for the beta-guaranteed VIP preorder package.
I have played Tribes: Ascend. If that statement doesn't make you jealous, provoke salivating, or awaken tense memories of last-minute flag captures that you can physically feel in your shoulders and mousing hand, this probably isn't going to be the article for you.
Direct from QuakeCon 2011, here's twenty minutes of Tribes: Ascend in action, filmed during a demonstrations of Hi-Rez Studios' revitalization of the beloved franchise. Makes me want to play it all over again.
I first played Starsiege: Tribes at the 1998 E3 Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. A relative newcomer to the multiplayer first-person shooter, I fondly recall ignoring whatever objective our team was supplied with, instead spending my time whooshing about the map with my jetpack, giggling to myself.
Free-to-play games on the Xbox 360, which rumor has it is a model Microsoft is exploring, are "inevitable," according to one publisher. A publisher of a free-to-play game waiting to publish on the Xbox 360.
Fans eager to see what Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios is doing to the Tribes franchise should head for QuakeCon in Dallas August 4 through 7, where Tribes: Ascend will be available in playable form, with closed beta keys up for grabs.
The next Tribes game, Hi-Rez Studios' Tribes Ascend, will be free. It's the loadouts in this online PC shooter that will cost you.
Hi-Rez Studios continues to tease Tribes fans with concept art from its upcoming online multiplayer sequel Tribes: Ascend. Here's a look at the heavy-class armor Diamond Sword and Blood Eagle troops will be sporting once the game drops.
First revealed back in March, it's not until today that we're getting our first proper look at Tribes: Ascend, the latest game in the long-running sci-fi shooter series.
Fans of the deep, strategic, jetpack-powered combat of Tribes have been clamoring for a new game since the 2004 release of Tribes: Vengeance. Hi-Rez Studios delivers this year with Tribes: Ascend, a downloadable game for Xbox 360 and PC.