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EXPIRED!!! World of Warplanes Giveaway: Get Your Free Supermarine Type 224

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
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Competitions, MMOs, PC games, Wargaming, World Of Warplanes

EXPIRED!!! World of Warplanes Giveaway: Get Your Free Supermarine Type 224

UPDATE: We are now out of codes! Apologies if you didn't get one, they all went quite fast this time around. Do stay tuned to the site for future giveaways and competitions.

It's giveaway time!

Wargaming got in touch with us at the end of last week and asked if we'd like to have 100 codes for a shiny new plane for use in World of Warplanes along with some gold for our readers.

The plane in question is the Supermarine Type 224, first flown in February 1939 and a direct precursor to the famous Spitfire. In the game, the Type 224 is graded as a Tier III aircraft and cannot actually be purchased in-game.

Not only will you bag yourself a nice new, exclusive set of wings, but Wargaming are throwing in 300 gold with each code too.

You can check out Type 224 in action here:

Just email matt[at]dealspwn[dot]com using the title "Warplanes" and we'll have a code sent out to you. But be quick, there are only 100 and once they're gone, that's it!

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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World of Warplanes Enters Open Beta

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
F2P, Open Beta, PC games, Victor Kislyi, Wargaming, World Of Warplanes

World of Warplanes Enters Open Beta

Take to the skies, folks! Wargaming have announced today that their free-to-play flight combat MMO World of Warplanes has officially gone into open beta testing.

The beta goes livetoday in Russia and North America, reaching European shores on July 4th (this Thursday).

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Wargaming To Demo "Brand New Title" At GDC

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Wargaming, World of Taks, World Of Warplanes

Wargaming To Demo "Brand New Title" At GDC

What are Wargaming working on? Since acquiring Gas Powered Games and Day 1 Studios, the outfit behind F2P mega-hit World of Tanks has been staying relatively quiet aside from updating their leviathan and preparing for its follow-up: World of Warplanes.

However, the company are now readying for GDC 2013 and sent us a message to let us know that they'll be revealing a new title at the show this year.

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World of Warplanes Gets Update & Dev Diary

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Dev Diary, F2P, PC games, Update, World Of Warplanes

World of Warplanes Gets Update & Dev Diary

Wargaming released a new developer diary for World of Warplanes earlier this week, detailing the plethora of changes that have been made to the game. Currently running in closed beta, the new update has introduced a completely overhauled flight model as well as improved mouse controls to allow players to focus less on their efficiency in piloting and more on their mastery of technical skills.

We'll be jumping into the beta this weekend and bringing you some impressions of how Wargaming next titanic step in the world of free-to-play is shaping up.

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World Of Warships: First In-Game Screenshots Set Sail

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
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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World Of Warplanes Dev Diary Is All About Gameplay Variety

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
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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Imperial Japanese Planes Confirmed For World Of Warplanes

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
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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World Of Warplanes Dev Diary Explains Control Schemes

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
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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World Of Tanks: Victor Kislyi Interview | The Lord Of War Talks British Tanks, Update 7.5 & The Future Of Wargaming.net

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
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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Spitfires & British Planes Coming To World Of Warplanes "Very Shortly After Launch"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Spitfires, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

Spitfires & British Planes Coming To World Of Warplanes "Very Shortly After Launch"

"We Realised How Important It Is To Have British stuff In Our Games"

World Of Warplanes is shaping up to be an exceptional free-to-play flight sim, but as Brits, we couldn't help but notice that Spitfires and Hurricanes weren't present in the beta. Thankfully, Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi confirmed to us that British planes will be added to the game very soon after release.

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World of Warplanes Gets New Dev Diary

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Dev diaries, F2P, PC games, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

Wargaming.net have released the third in their series of World of Warplanes developer diaries. This latest one focuses on game modes, with the dev team talking at length about the new possibilities granted to players.

Check out our E3 World of Warplanes preview here, and Jon will be hitting Tankfest later this weekend for the freshest Wargaming news, so watch this space.

World Of Warplanes Hands-On Preview | Get Airborne!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
E3 2012, Flight Simulator, Games previews, MMO, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warplanes Hands-On Preview | Get Airborne!

No-one swaggers like Wargaming.net. Rocking up to E3 2012 in sensational style, the undisputed kings of free-to-play draped the convention halls in their colours, parked a real warplane outside the doors and set up shop in a lavishly-appointed paddock dripping with monitors, competitions and uniformed trade show models. In the face of this obvious opulence, the likes of Activision and EA looked somewhat strapped and meagre by comparison.

It's the sort of wanton behaviour that sometimes backfires, but Wargaming.net have indisputably earned their success and goodwill. By creating a top-quality product with World Of Tanks, a tactical masterpiece that rewards skill over microtransactions and encourages users to play together without ever having to pay a penny, they've rallied a massive player base to their banner, hungry for each new update and tech tree.

Wargaming.net plans to expand their Royal Family over the next year with two new titles, taking the tactical simulation action to entirely new theatres of war. World Of Warplanes is set to transport the team-based action to the wild blue yonder, so after being impressed by an early build at Gamescom 2011, I was keen to see how the project is shaping up after an extra year of development. To cut a long story short, it's going to be the next big thing.

World Of Warplanes Hands-On Preview | Get Airborne!

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World Of Warplanes Getting Playable DRAGONS?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
April Fools, Dragons, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warplanes Getting Playable DRAGONS?

Or Early April Fools?

Wargaming.net has ostensibly announced the latest faction for World Of Warplanes, the upcoming aerial MMO flight sim. The project promises a huge number of authentic planes and upgradeable tech, but this latest update plans to bring mythical dragons into the experience - with customisable claws and breath weapons.

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World Of Warplanes Gets First Gameplay Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
MMO, PC games, trailer, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warplanes Gets First Gameplay Trailer

Wargaming.net has unleashed a new trailer for World Of Warplanes that shows their latest MMO simulation in fine form. World Of Warplanes continues the armored warfare theme popularised by the astoundingly popular World of Tanks, throwing players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance. A selection of planes from the 1930s to modern jet fighters will be on offer, all with multiple variations of weapons and ammo types, engines, and other modules.

We've been excited about World Of Warplanes ever since we saw it in action at Gamescom, and you can read our impressions of those magnificent men in their flying machines here.

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World Of Warplanes Preview | Taking Wargaming To New Heights

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Free to play, Games previews, Gamescom 2011, PC games, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warplanes Preview | Taking Wargaming To New Heights

Wargaming.net are the big dogs on Gamescom campus. Walls and ceilings bristle with their posters, armies of gyrating booth babes trade show models hypnotise the masses and toy tanks are clutched in every other gamer's hand. They've got the swagger and merch of a triple-A titan... and that's exactly what they are on the free to play scene in terms of profits and quality. World Of Tanks managed to hit the insanely addictive sweet spot between simulation and MMO when it launched this August, and World Of Warplanes is set to take the series to bold new heights next year.

All aerial puns aside, it looks the business - and is one of my personal highlights of Gamescom 2011.

World Of Warplanes Preview | Taking Wargaming To New Heights

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