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*CLOSED* COMPETITION | Win TWO Tickets To The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards!

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Jonathan Lester
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Dealspwn
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Competition, Metal Hammer, Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2015, PC games, Wargaming.net, World Of Warships

*CLOSED* COMPETITION | Win TWO Tickets To The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards!

If you're into metal, you'd better not miss this years' Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

Hold tight, London, because the most metal awards show in the known universe is back and heavier than ever! The Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with World Of Warships return to London's Indigo2 venue for another night of riffs, drunken carnage and, of course, the most prestigious gongs in all of music. With huge awards up for grabs, contested by the biggest bands around and backed up by plenty of live music, it's set to be one hell of a party.

World Of Warships, the upcoming Free-To-Play naval warfare game from Wargaming.net, is proud to be sponsoring the event... and have kindly provided us with two tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

*CLOSED* COMPETITION | Win TWO Tickets To The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards!

To enter, simply answer this World Of Warships-themed question: if you were an admiral, what would you name your flagship?

Just leave your answer in the comments box below! Make sure to use a valid email address when creating an account as that's how we'll contact you! The winner will be determined randomly out of all the eligible entries, but naturally we'd encourage you to use your imagination! Good luck.

The T&Cs: Competition closes on May 22nd at 18:00 UK Time. UK entrants only: entries not from the UK will not be able to receive the prize. Entrants must be over 16 years of age. Winners must be able to get to the event on their own. Winners will receive an invitation letter that will grant them access to the event. Any entries after the close date will not be counted.

This competition is now closed!

World Of Warships sets sail into beta today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, Wargaming.net, World Of Warships

World Of Warships sets sail into beta today

Weigh anchor and action stations! Wargaming.net have launched the closed beta for World Of Warships, the third and final part of their trilogy of free to play military MMOs.

You can sign up here, and find out why it's well worth checking out below.

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World Of Warplanes Trailer Takes Us Back To Flight School

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Combat Flight Sims, Free to play, PC games, trailer, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warplanes Trailer Takes Us Back To Flight School

Wargaming.net has issued wannabe fighter jocks with a new Flight Academy video, which explains some of the intricacies of upcoming combat flight sim World Of Warplanes. This free to play proposition is looking increasingly exciting and playing very nicely - so if you like what you see, the open beta is freely available.

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Atari Sells Total Annihilation & Master Of Orion To Wargaming

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Atari, Battlezone, Master Of Orion, Star Control, Total Annihilation, Wargaming.net

Atari Sells Total Annihilation & Master Of Orion To Wargaming

Battlezone & Star Control Also Sold On

Atari US are busy flogging their portfolio of gaming franchises as part of looming bankruptcy proceedings, and the first few IPs have officially changed hands including Battlezone and Star Control. Interestingly, the company behind World Of Tanks has forked out for two classic strategy series.

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World Of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Announced

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, Microsoft E3 2013 Press Conference, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks, World Of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition

World Of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Announced

Wargaming.net has announced that global phenomenon World Of Tanks will be coming to Xbox 360 this summer. The gameplay has been updated for an Xbox 360 controller, and the game will naturally be free to download (presumably for Xbox Live Gold members).

More details will likely come our way imminently. UPDATE: Have a reveal trailer.

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Wargaming West Unveiling New Console Title At E3

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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E3 2013, Wargaming West, Wargaming.net

Wargaming West Unveiling New Console Title At E3

Wargaming have announced that as well as taking World of Warplanes and World of Warships to E3 this year, they'll also be providing the first hands-on opportunities for the mystery new console title developed by Wargaming West.

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Wargaming Sponsoring Education Centre At Bovington

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Tankfest 2013, The Tank Museum, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

Wargaming Sponsoring Education Centre At Bovington

The Tank Museum at Bovington is awesome. And it's about to get even better.

World of Tanks developers Wargaming.net have announced their involvement in sponsored the creation of an education centre at Bovington, home of Europe's largest tank museum.

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Wargaming.net Buy FEAR 3 Dev For $20 Million

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Day 1 Studios, Wargaming, Wargaming Chicago, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

Wargaming.net Buy FEAR 3 Dev For  Million

The developers at Wargaming.net - the folks behind the stratospherically popular World of Tanks - are preparing an assault on the console market, and today announced the acquisition the Chicago-based Day 1 Studios for $20 million.

According to a press release sent out by Wargaming, their newly formed studio will "focus exclusively on the development of an unannounced console title."

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World Of Warships: First In-Game Screenshots Set Sail

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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MMO, PC games, Screenshots, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warships: First In-Game Screenshots Set Sail

Pashmina Afghans At The Ready

Wargaming.net plans to complete their trifecta of military MMOs with World Of Warships, an accessible naval sim that sees players commanding a variety of battleships, cruisers and carriers. Until now, we've only had concept art to go on, but we've just received the very first in-game screenshots of the game in action. The accompanying press release promises "top-notch rendering, including historically accurate and highly detailed models of combat vessels, impressive variety of warship types, and photo-realistic virtual environments with real-life weather effects."

You can be the judge of that below. World Of Tanks recently received a major update that adds British forces into the mix, while World Of Warplanes is still in closed beta.

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Update 8.2 Will See Chinese Tanks Coming To World of Tanks

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
F2P, PC games, Videos, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

Wargaming have announced that Chinese tanks are coming to World of Tanks via update 8.2World of Tanks is getting Chinese tanks with update 8.2. Along with the wave of new vehicles, including five new tanks for the American tech tree, there'll be four new maps and  a reworked lighting and rendering system also included in Update 8.2, which is due this December. [Massively]

There's even a new trailer for the fresh wave of Eastern tanks, courtesy of PC Gamer.

The British Are Coming To World Of Tanks In Update 8.1

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, PC games, Update 8.1, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

The British Are Coming To World Of Tanks In Update 8.1

"You Can Hear Their Tracks Rolling!"

It's about time: British tanks and tech trees will be storming into World Of Tanks in the next major patch. Update 8.1 will include 22 powerful British war machines, alongside overhauled visuals for five more maps. We've got screenshots and details below.

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World Of Warplanes Dev Diary Is All About Gameplay Variety

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, trailer, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warplanes Dev Diary Is All About Gameplay Variety
Wargaming.net's latest dev diary focuses on how they plan to make World Of Warplanes a varied gameplay experience while retaining historical accuracy and authenticity. Planes will offer radically different handling and flight models, suited to different combat roles and engagements.

The free-to-play flight simulator was looking delightful when I tried it out at E3. It's currently in beta and is expected to take off by either late 2012 or early 2013.

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European Game Awards 2012: CD Projekt, DICE & Wargaming Win Big

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlefield 3, CD Projekt RED, DICE, European Game Awards 2012, Minecraft, Mojang, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Wargaming.net

European Game Awards 2012: CD Projekt, DICE & Wargaming Win Big

CD Projekt RED scooped top honours at the 2012 European Game Awards, with The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings receiving no less than six of the twenty-two prizes including Best European Game. DICE, Mojang and Wargaming.net were also honoured with a selection of awards during the ceremony held in Cologne.

Minecraft creator Markus Persson was the recipient of the Personality Award.

We've got the full list of winners after the break.

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Imperial Japanese Planes Confirmed For World Of Warplanes

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

Imperial Japanese Planes Confirmed For World Of Warplanes

Planes from the Japanese Imperial Air Service will take to the skies in upcoming flight combat MMO World of Warplanes, Wargaming.net announced today. We've got details, tech trees and a trailer for these fearsome carrier-based warbirds after the break, which combine both speed, power and tactical roles.

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Wargaming: "Arrogant" Publishers Called World Of Tanks "Cheap, Asian Stuff"

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

Wargaming: "Arrogant" Publishers Called World Of Tanks "Cheap, Asian Stuff"

Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi has revealed that many Western publishers laughed World Of Tanks off as a "cheap" free-to-play ripoff. Positive reviews and 35 million subscriptions later, we daresay a few execs might be eating their words.

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World Of Tanks Update 8.0 Will Overhaul Graphics & Physics

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, PC games, Update, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

World Of Tanks Update 8.0 Will Overhaul Graphics & Physics

Wargaming.net has detailed what to expect in their next major World Of Tanks update... and it's going to be big. Update 8.0 will completely revamp the game engine, providing improved graphics and physics. We've got a trailer, screens and more info below.

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World Of Tanks Update 7.5 Brings The Tier X Loving

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, PC games, Update 7.5, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

World Of Tanks Update 7.5 Brings The Tier X Loving

Wargaming.net announced today that World Of Tanks update 7.5  is now available to download in Europe. This new content pack features new Tier 10 medium tanks and tank destroyers, premium vehicles, battling arenas, as well as new medals and titles.

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World Of Warplanes Dev Diary Explains Control Schemes

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Free to play, PC games, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warplanes Dev Diary Explains Control Schemes
World Of Warplanes, the upcoming free-to-play flight MMO from Wargaming.net, will offer a number of alternate control schemes for casual players or flight sim veterans. This new developer diary should help you decide which one's for you.

We were dead impressed with World Of Warplanes when we checked it out at E3, and are currently zooming around the beta in an ME 262 prototype jet. More impressions soon.

British planes such as Spitfires and Hurricanes will be added to World Of Warplanes "very shortly after launch," we recently learned.

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Top Tier Mediums & Tank Destroyers Coming In World Of Tanks Update 7.5

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Update, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

Top Tier Mediums & Tank Destroyers Coming In World Of Tanks Update 7.5

Wargaming.net has officially lifted the lid off World Of Tanks update 7.5, which adds several Tier 10 tank destroyers and medium tanks on top of three new maps. Details and trailer below.

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World Of Tanks: Victor Kislyi Interview | The Lord Of War Talks British Tanks, Update 7.5 & The Future Of Wargaming.net

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Free to play, PC games, Victor Kislyi, Wargaming.net, World Of Battleships, World Of Tanks, World Of Warplanes

World Of Tanks: Victor Kislyi Interview | The Lord Of War Talks British Tanks, Update 7.5 & The Future Of Wargaming.net

Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi doesn't like to hide behind PR departments and press releases. Inviting the Wargaming community and us hacks down to Tankfest 2012, he proudly showed off World Of Tanks to all and sundry, taking notes about fan feedback and suggestions within the cavernous halls of Bovington Tank Museum. Over thirty million players have now signed up to World Of Tanks, making it one of the most successful online games on the market as it continues to evolve through regular updates.

Amidst the rolling thunder of several dozen armoured vehicles, I sat down with Kislyi to discuss the newly-announced Update 7.5, British Tanks, the secret of creating a Free To Play success and the future of Wargaming.net. Please beware: this interview may be pictured by some gratuitous photos from Tankfest.

World Of Tanks: Victor Kislyi Interview | The Lord Of War Talks British Tanks, Update 7.5 & The Future Of Wargaming.net

Jonathan Lester (Dealspwn): World Of Tanks has just surpassed thirty million registrations. That is a huge deal for any online game, let alone a Free To Play title. When you started up Wargaming.net and eventually made World Of Tanks, did you ever think that it would be such a huge success?

Victor Kislyi (Wargaming.net CEO): First of all, Wargaming was started around fifteen years ago, when we were making those smaller games. Most were those retail distribution boxes, and at that moment, you'd be happy if you sold 100,000 copies. That makes your day, right? Dreaming of just a million sold boxes, that's something only top games can do on the PC, right? So that's one of the reasons we decided to move away from the retail singleplayer PC gaming industry. We burned all the bridges, put all the money, manpower and threw the hours that we had into that one project. Of course, the numbers we projected were much, much more modest. Everyone including ourselves believed that if we had one hundred thousand players in Russia, that would be cool, if you hit one million players worldwide, that would be a huge, unheard-of success!

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