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Pay $10 for a Jenner mech in MechWarrior Online to honor 5-year old cancer victim

Jul 23, 2013

Today Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing honor the passing of one of the youngest and most talented Canadian pilots in the Inner Sphere, five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries. A custom Jenner Class Chassis Champion ‘Mech, “Sarah’s ‘Mech”, is available now (http://mwomercs.com/sarah) for pilots to purchase for $10 USD through August 20th, with 100 percent of the proceeds (after third-party transaction fees) going to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca.) 

The five year old Vancouver native loved piloting the Jenner ‘Mech in MechWarrior Online with her father, Jon Parries. Calling the enemy ‘Mechs “baddies”, she and her father dominated the Inner Sphere on a regular basis in the current Open Beta. Her favorite ‘Mech chassis was the Jenner ‘Mech with streak SRMs, “because she liked to move fast, lock on, and liked using night vision,” according to her father.

“Sarah’s passion for ‘Mechs and her battle with cancer had a profound impact everyone at Piranha,” said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. “She was an inspiration with her passion and energy for the game and our hearts and deepest condolences go out to her family. The outpouring of heartfelt sympathy from the MechWarrior community and the support and encouragement we’ve received to develop this unique ‘Mech has been nothing short of incredible. We have the best fans in the world.”

President of Infinite Game Publishing Kelly Zmak said, “Sarah touched the hearts of everyone at IGP. We’re extremely grateful for the opportunity to do something in her honor. Thank you to the Parries for working with us to make this a possibility, and our utmost gratitude to our community for supporting this endeavor.”

Proceeds from the sales of Sarah’s ‘Mech will be kept in a running, real-time rally on www.mwomercs.com/sarah. Additionally, a dedicated web page where people will be able to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society and to equivalent internationally recognized cancer societies is now live at alongside the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Click here for more information, screenshots, video of the ‘Mech in action: http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/127845-sarahs-mech-frequently-asked-questions/.

Sarah’s ‘Mech is equipped with a Sarah-themed custom exterior design (including an Inner Sphere pony!) Sarah’s ‘Mech also comes loaded with a 10 percent XP Boost. This is the one and only time that MechWarriors around the world can purchase this exclusive Charity ‘Mech and show their support to the ongoing fight against cancer. *One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, net of applicable Sales Taxes and third-party transaction fees such as credit card and payment processing fees. These fees typically represent less than four percent of the purchase price.

MechWarrior Online Atlas Trailer and Tournament @ NVIDIA HQ

Aug 03, 2012

MechWarrior Online developers released the Founder’s version of the Atlas Mech today, complete with some epic new gameplay video. Links below, and also we wanted to share the official video from the MechMadness LAN Tournament last week on the NVIDIA campus! There was pizza, there was beer, there were hundreds of fans and yes, there was larger-than-life giant robot stomping going on.

Check that video out here: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/gamers-compete-in-mechwarrior-online-tournament-at-nvidia-hq/

And watch the brand new action-packed Atlas trailer!

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MechWarrior Tactics Closed Beta Keys to be handed out at GenCon, New Screenshots

Aug 02, 2012

Catalyst Game Labs is hitting Gen Con hard this year, and now there’s one more reason fans should check out the booth at the show: coveted MechWarrior Tactics closed beta keys will be handed out to lucky fans while they last as part of a two-sided exclusive poster giveaway featuring both MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics.

MechWarrior Online (www.mwomercs.com) is the premium online successor to the best-selling MechWarrior franchise.  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. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. 

MechWarrior Tactics (www.mwtactics.com) is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy blending tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features, as you command numerous BattleMechs against an online opponent towards victory.

Securing the poster with the closed beta key is easy: Stop by the Catalyst Game Labs booth 1703 at Gen Con for your free MechWarrior Online/MechWarrior Tactics poster, while supplies last.

“I love every opportunity to play in the BattleTech/MechWarrior universe, whether it’s the board game, fiction or computer games,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer of Catalyst Game Labs. “Not only are both of these games shaping up to be a fan’s dream-come-true, but I’m lucky enough to be working directly with directly with Infinite Game Publishing on these games. In all my years of dealing with various computer games set within this universe, I’ve never seen so much passion, or so much desire to pay the appropriate respect to where it all started. It’s simply a fantastic time to be a fan!”

For more information about MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics, hit up www.mwomercs.com and www.mwtactics.com. Additionally, fans who want to get immediate access to theMechWarrior Online beta can purchase a Founder’s Package at www.mwomercs.com/founders.

MechWarrior Online – Caustic Valley reveal with tips & tricks

Jul 23, 2012

Today Piranha Games unveiled the Caustic Valley in the Inner Sphere for the upcoming MechWarrior Online – and it’s hot! I mean, the video is hot, but the Caustic Valley (aka CMO 26) is a mineral rich, hazy and brutally hot valley environment that will affect how your mech disperses heat, drastically affecting your gameplay and strategy – especially those with heavier, hotter mechs. Tips and tricks are sprinkled in this MechWarrior Online environment reveal, so pay close attention to which weapons are recommended for victory.

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