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Hi-Rez Studios headed to Quakecon this weekend with the first publically playable demo of its free-to-play first-person shooter, Tribes: Ascend. Being a public event, of course gameplay video has leaked out show the game in action.

The video posted by a YouTube user is set on a map called Crossfire which will likely seem familiar to Tribes veterans as it is is similar to the original Broadside map in the original game. One of the new gameplay mechanics that is added though is a a blue tube set on the backside of the two bases called "the conduit." No, it's not a reference to the Wii game but something Hi-Rez Studios added after many playtesting session to make it easier for Heavies to get into the base. The conduit lets players use their jetpacks to ascend without losing any energy which is a boon to the cumbersome Heavy class.
http://www.examiner.com/console-gami...-from-quakecon


I cannot wait for this game, especially since it's free to play. The previous Tribes games were amazing shooters for competitive gamers, and hopefully this game can bring the Tribes franchise back to the forefront.
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een following this for a while, looks drop dead awesomely fun.

I loved Tries 2 and Vengeance, it was a freaking blast
    
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For anybody who doesn't know the awesomeness of Tribes, here's a montage of a team from Tribes: Vengeance. The ridiculously high level of play is what is so appealing about this franchise. I can't wait to see how the competitive scene forms around Ascend.

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Oh... My....... God............

This! This is what will motivate me to get back into gaming! I've been waiting a long time for this.

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Edited by Fuell - 8/5/11 at 7:24am
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See that guy owning those people? That was me back in the day on Starsiege:Tribes.
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Looks like tribes is returning to its roots - and I say HELL YEAH!!!
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<3 Diamond Sword, especially now since they look so freakin' badass.

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It reminds me of Unreal Tournament 2003. The battles of airships and tanks with many infantry shooting around.
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^ Tribes is what Unreal Tournament should have been.

I absolutely had a blast with the series. Can't wait.
    
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Neat, and I was just looking up Tribes 2 a moment ago. I've never played a Tribes game before, so this whole thing reminds me of Halo (1).
    
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