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MechWarrior Online Beta open to all next week

by: Chuck -
More On: MechWarrior Online
Next week everyone will be able to check out the MechWarrior Online beta as Pirahna Games announced today that they will be moving the game into  open beta on October 16th.  Ben posted his impressions of the beta already and I have to agree with almost everything he wrote as I've been in he beta since I picked up the Founders package a few months back.  

The game scratches that mech itch like no other game since MechWarrior 4 and the amount of customization you can do on your mech is impressive (and getting better with every patch).  It takes a while to find the mech configuration that matches your play style but once you do the game really grabs you.  For me I've latched onto a brawler version of the 100 ton Atlas mech.  I don't do a lot of damage at long range but once I get in close the battles don't last long.

You can head over to the games website to register your pilot's name and get more information on the game.  
MechWarrior Online - All Systems Nominal:
Open Beta Drops Next Week

- The Battle Begins October 16 in North America –

MONTREAL - October 10, 2012 – Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games announced today that MechWarrior Online will go Open Beta on October 16. MechWarrior Online, one of 2012’s most anticipated titles, has been lauded by fans and the games media as the return of true Mech combat. Its successful Founder’s Program will officially end at midnight on October 14. Founder’s members are able to choose tiers of membership and get a head start here:

“We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the fans over the course of our closed beta period,” said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. “The amazing fans and the high quality feedback given to our team have helped us craft MechWarrior Online into a true MechWarrior gameplay experience. We’re more than excited to open up the game and look forward to continuing to expand the InnerSphere with our loyal fans.”

Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech™.  Command your Mech and customize it to suit your battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons, and tweak armor with endless options.

Get your pilot name and more information at

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About Piranha Games, Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed®, and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Please join us at

About Infinite Game Publishing Inc.
Infinite Games is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere.
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MechWarrior® is a registered trade-mark of Microsoft Corpor
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