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For any fps fans here, Hi-Rez Studios just released Tribes: Ascend. I grabbed it and gave it a try and was wildly surprised to find that it is just as good as Starsiege: Tribes used to be. It has everything that the older game had plus some and it a ball to play. And the best part is that it is completely free to play. They are getting cash from micro transactions on unlocks and shit like that but you don't need to spend a dime to get anything as all unlocks can be achieved by getting enough experience points while playing the game. I highly recommend anyone who enjoys online shooters give this a try.

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one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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i was in the beta... which lasted months. fantastic game. fast paced action with jetpacks and skiing.

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Yeah, I recommend this to anyone who is sick of the modern CoD style shooters. It's extremely fast and skill based, and it's fairly well balanced. The F2P model is okay, but some of the packs are quite over priced.
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So don't buy them, just play and get the xp for them lol.

I love the way you actually need teamwork to win, you can't all go on offense. Someone needs to defend the flag, someone needs to defend the generator (huge!!), someone needs to run the middle ground for harassment, someone needs to run for the flag/objective. Awesome game.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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It is a lot like tf2 in those regards. The team wins and loses based on how well they work as a team.

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Are the system requirements crazy on this? Thought it looked interesting but my pc is only really good for playing Source engine stuff and not much else...

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beta system requirements and it is free to download and play.... so, if you aren't sure, it will cost you the time to create an account and the bandwidth to d/l. the system requirements are probably not too different:

Minimum requirements
OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
RAM: 2GB (XP), 3GB (Vista, Win7)
Graphic card: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 512MB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support. (ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher).
Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
Hard drive: 10 GB free


Recommended system requirements
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4GB
Graphics card: ATI or Nvidia graphics card with 1GB video ram or better and Shader Model 3.0+ support (Nvidia GeForce GTX 560+ or ATI Radeon 6950+).
Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
Hard drive: 10 GB free

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