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Podcast with Wargaming.net’s Chris Cook on BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Thursday, October 11th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the interview desk

N4G.com just had Wargaming America’s Chris Cook come to their podcast to discuss the growth of Wargaming.net and their success with BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks.

“With the recent news of World of Tanks rolling over 40 million registered users, we talk with Wargaming America’s Chris Cook who talk about Wargaming.net’s humble beginnings, their transition into the free to play market, and finally to the top of the heap with only a single game: World of Tanks.”

Be sure to listen to the podcast here, and also check out our previous post on World of Tanks reaching 40 million registered users.

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BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Update 8.1 Media Exclusives

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

Last week we had a post about the new British tanks being added in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks with the upcoming 8.1 update. Now, Wargaming.net has released some official new media to compliment the upcoming update.

What they released are new screenshots of the British tanks, as well as renders and even the British Tech Tree.

If you’re interested in all that the update will entail, there is also an official “In Development” page detailing what all is being developed for this update.

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British Tanks Incoming in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Friday, October 5th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

With Update 8.0 just under their belts, Wargaming.net is already starting to release some big information regarding the 8.1 update for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks. Gamershell.com had an exclusive article on the matter.

“Wargaming today announced that the highly anticipated line of British steel machines will invade World of Tanks with the upcoming Update 8.1. Tankmen will get their chance to follow the history of the British tank building mastering 22 iconic steel fortresses…”

World of Tanks Producer Mike Zhivets had this to say on the update.

“The Brits invented the first tank, pioneering the evolution of the whole industry, and it’s an honor for us to greet them in World of Tanks. They are so close, you can hear their tracks rolling! Their looks are as daunting as their guns, and I’m sure the Brits will make great competitors to other nations in World of Tanks.”

This new inclusion of British tanks is an exciting addition to World of Tanks, and should be the first wave of many to come.

For gamershell.com’s article discussing this, click here.

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New Look and Feel for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Monday, October 1st, 2012, posted by Kris

from the tanks desk

With the 8.0 update for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks officially released, there is now a plethora of gaming news outlets giving their thoughts on the matter. Gamershell.com wrote an article about the new look and feel of the game.

“Along with the improvement, Update 8.0 adds a newly optimized user interface, enhanced rendering system for more lifelike and realistic visuals, as well as adaptive camouflage and new mini-map functions.”

This new feel is being well received by World of Tanks players as well as gaming websites, mostly commenting on the heightened realism and immersion that the game now gives.

Read the entire article from Gamershell here, and our post on the 8.0 update here.

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Update 8.0 for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Released

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

MMORPG.com featured that the new 8.0 Update for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks was released today for North American players, and will be out in Europe tomorrow.

“Update 8.0 adds a newly optimized user interface, enhanced rendering system for more lifelike and realistic visuals, as well as adaptive camouflage and new mini-map functions. Players can also now choose the combat mode type before entering the battle and transfer free experience into crew experience.”

A complete list of update notes for the patch can be seen on this nicely organized website, with the notes split into a multitude of topics and subjects.

Check out MMORPG.com’s take on the matter here, and the official World of Tanks release here.

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BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship 2012 Coverage

Thursday, September 20th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the tanks desk

Following up our previous post on the BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel 2012 Championship results, MMOhut had a recent article about their coverage on the tournament.

“The 5,000-seat CSKA Sport Arena played host to the 15 top teams of tankers from Russia, the European Union, North America, China, and Japan, each competing for a $77,000 prize purse and a chance to win the coveted title of World of Tanks World Champions 2012.”

Perhaps the most interesting thing discussed is a quote from Wargaming on the future of their growing e-sports community.

“Wargaming is planning on putting more and more effort in establishing World of Tanks as a truly global cyber-sport discipline…The competition at the Ural Steel Championship 2012 only encourages us to continue to bring together professional gamers as well as work harder to expand our fan base among the eSports community.”

E-sports is quickly becoming one of the biggest components of modern online gaming, and Wargaming is smart to jump in as early as they could to start the community strong. While $77,000 might sound pretty big for a prize purse now, we wouldn’t be surprised if World of Tanks players were competing for double that in just a few years.

For MMOhut’s full coverage on the matter, click here.

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BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship Results

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the steel desk

Results are in for the 2nd annual BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship. The Ural Steel tournament was an event for all of the best World of Tanks teams to compete for the top prize. Details on the tournament can be seen in our previous post on the matter.

The prize pools for the Ural Steel championship were as follows:

  • 1st place: $35,000 + additional prizes
  • 2nd place: $21,000 + additional prizes
  • 3rd place: $14,000 + additional prizes

First place ended up going to “The RED: Rush Unity”, second to “The RED -Z GRA”, and third “Virtus.Pro Aces”.

These teams are probably enjoying their prize money by now, but hopefully they don’t get too carried away and forget to start practicing for next year’s tournament.

A detailed account on the final games can be seen towards the bottom of Ural Steel’s official page, as well as video streams of the games and interviews with the players.

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