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#1 Posted by MrMan (9 posts) -

Just got an email from garage games, they will be adding tribes to there game list!

here's a link!

#2 Posted by CynageN (1206 posts) -

Yeah this was announced maybe a week ago.

I think the most exciting news that came from this is that the Tribes IP is now owned by Garage Games.

#3 Posted by logson (538 posts) -

Oh wow. This makes me want to edit this page more..

#4 Edited by MattyFTM (14651 posts) -

Hasn't Starsiege: Tribes been available free for ages?

#5 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"Hasn't Starsiege: Tribes been available free for ages?"
I don't know much about Tribes, but I do know that if it has been free, this will be totally different. This will be like Quake Live, with leaderboards, skill matching, a friend system, organized tournaments, and new content coming at a steady pace, and all around gameplay and visual enhancements, all in your browser window. id has talked about making Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, which has been free since it was released. Why am I so excited to see it turned into a browser game? Becuase ET was awesome, and a new wave of players plus a tightening of the engine, new content, and all the other great features makes it very enticing. I'm sure the same goes for Tribes, as I doubt anyone plays anymore, so fans will be glad to see new life breathed into the game. Oh, yeah, and these games load up almost instantly, which is really nice when you want to get a quick game in. If I've got 30 minutes before I need to leave for school or work, I can hop into Quake Live knowing I'll spend that 30 minutes gaming, not waiting for it to load up, as is the case for something like TF2. Matches are easy to find as well, so I'm not frustrated trying to find a match as I would with SFIV.
Overall, I'm a big advocate of these new in browser games. Getting advertisers in on the deal is huge, and will help keep these games fresh with tournaments and content.
#6 Posted by kmdrkul (3499 posts) -

Man... Tribes.  Every game in the series (especially Vengeance... ugh) had the steepest fricken learning curve.  I remember playing Vengeance online and getting my ass handed to me worse than I've ever, uh, gotten my ass handed to me.

#7 Posted by NeutralX2 (42 posts) -
@kmdrkul: Vengeance by far was the easiest game of them all, and I felt like it did a reasonable job teaching new players how to play with the single player campaign.
#8 Posted by Deusoma (3193 posts) -

This is good news, but frankly, the only reason I find this interesting is the hope that this will bring more attention to the franchise outside of Tribes, and maybe we'll finally get another proper Earthsiege/Starsiege game.

#9 Posted by EvanVolm (36 posts) -

If only Louis Castle hadn't messed things up...

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