Last year, during PAXEast, was my fist time seeing Monday Night Combat. They gave me a t-shirt and I was in love. For the return to PAXEast, they've updated the game and are preparing for a surge of new players.
Also they added more Penny-Arcade stuff.
The Wandering Age has begun
Monday Night Combat for Xbox LIVE Arcade is a class-based, third-person shooter… and the most popular lethal sport of the future! It blends intense combat, finishing moves, and gameshow-like challenges and rewards to produce an action experience unlike any other. Why fight for “honor” or “duty” when you can fight for the real American dream: cash, fame and endorsements?
The game is commonly described as a mix between Warcraft 3's "Defense of the Ancients" and Team Fortress 2 all wrapped-up in a 3rd-person perspective.
Oh and it's coming to Steam soon too!
And a familiar robot is joining them! Also a cross-promotion with Team Fortress 2!
Game Type: Blitz
Game Type: Crossfire
Meet the classes:
Equipment: assault rifle and grenade launcher
Equipment: jet-engine gun, laser railgun
The Assault is the closest thing Monday Night Combat has to a “big play man”. He is the center of attention always, and the unofficial leader of the pack. He is most often seen driving the attack while dazzling the crowd with his acrobatic plays and daring-do.
Riddick Bowe, Princess Diana, David Beckham, Benny Hill
Gallery openings, Egyptian silk, VIP rooms, slapping bald men on the head
art, near white caviar served in anything other than a 24-karat gold ramkin
Equipment: sniper rifle, smg
The Tank is a modern day grunt, a blue-collar warrior who is fearless in battle and who relishes his role as the point of attack. On the field of combat he is gruff, crude and doesn’t care who knows it. Off the field however he is as vulnerable and sensitive as they come. He has a great deal of insecurity regarding his size, looks and lack of social graces especially with the opposite sex.
Ray Lewis, Jesse Ventura, Kimbo Slice
bar brawls, women with tattoos, compliments
pretty boys, acid reflux, being alone on romantic holidays
Equipment: heal gun, shotgun
All who take the field of Monday Night Combat fear the Sniper. Even other Snipers fear them. Some even fear themselves.
Snipers in MNC have been designed to be the world’s foremost long distance killing machines, taking their DNA from some of the greatest snipers in video game history.
The Sniper is by far the most enthusiastic combatant on the team. He stays up late at night drawing plays. He watches hour after hour of video, practices relentlessly and does nothing that might jeopardize his performance on game day. During game time he often acts like the coach or quarterback, calling out plays that only he’s familiar with (his teammates ignore the playbooks he gives them) and getting extremely frustrated with the rest of his squad.
His genetic make up combined with his solitary profession and intense focus have left little room for people skills. While he means well, the Sniper is brusque and short-tempered, especially when he feels teammates aren’t listening to him during combat. He sports an eastern European affectation that when combined with his shrill voice make for an almost comical effect when barking orders, especially when angered.
The Sniper loves Monday Night Combat and everything about it. He is a huge stickler for the rules and sees the world as being very black and white.
Hardcore gamer champions from MLG, WCG and WSVG.
Playing Monday Night Combat, practicing for Monday Night Combat, talking about Monday Night Combat, drawing up plays for Monday Night Combat
Almost everything else.
Gunner (My personal fav)
Equipment: minigun, mortars
No team can win consistently without a Support position, whose primary responsibility is to use his extensive knowledge of cyberbiology and medicine to keep his team sharp, alert and on the battlefield for longer periods of time than their opponents.
Leonardo DaVinci, Steve Jobs, Sushruta Samhita, Dr. Kinsey
gondolas, Ferraris, Swiss chalets
any type of instant or fast food, sewer rats, hotel paintings
Equipment: dagger, shurikens
The Gunner is slow and thoughtful, and very rarely gives into any sort of panic or excitement. He is protective of his teammates; often the only way to get any sort of rise out of him is for an opponent to score an especially vicious kill.
Sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Otis, a prize winning yak, 1988 Washington Redskins offensive line, Lord Byron
coral reefs, ukulele jams, poetry of Lord Byron
large cities, crowds, shopping for pants
Meet the Assassin (she is a girl ninja)
Deadly, quiet, invisible. The Assassin has become one of the most popular combatants on MNC due to her acrobatic kills and cool cloaking ability.
Mary Lou Retton, Michelle Yeoh, Charlotte Corday
independent thinkers, substance over style, being feared, the roar of the crowd, the rush of the kill
rampant consumerism, cowardice, arrogance, being “owned”
And of course, there are the crazy fake sponsors of the MNC world:
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Reminding you to:
Monday Night Combat will be released on XBox Live on August 11, 2010
If you don't have Gold status, you can buy a full year for about $35 USD from Amazon
(Ships to U.S. residents only but maybe if you have a cool American friend you can ship it to them and they can email you the code or something)
Who's playing RIGHT NOW?
360 players may not actually be playing anymore:
Tankhammer & VisionofClarity - Tankhammer
That Dave Fella - ThatDaveFella
TheLawinator - TheLawinator
Pip the Fair - PipTheFair
Usagi - JessAround
Tommy2Hands - Tommy2Hands
ObiFett - ObiFett
Speed Racer - Mushpie
The Otaku Suppository - Chairman Miaow
CorporateLogo - CorpLogo
Hunter - Hunter1253
Naphtali - El Naphtali
Perrsun - Perrsun
Shabooty - The Shabooty
Nick Soapdish - Tiny Milkmaid
LTM - Tiresias Mons
Uriel - uriel1018
Defenstrator - Velour Mustache
Vann Diras - Vann Diras
Caulk Bite 6 - [strike]Caulk Monger[/strike] Calk King
Fishman - DissidentZero
Bogey - Bogestrom
Minor Second - Recomatose88
Daric - Darikashi
T4CT - T4CT
Mr. Wolf - Senor Coyote
lodwilk - Acriloc
The_Reflection - Ritual Beating
STATE OF THE ART ROBOT - Sotar22
Sars_Boy - Sarsboy
Doomsong8 - TehGravity
babyeatingjesus - Winnipeg Fats
B.C. - QuietMessiah
Artreus - Atlanticus
KrunkMcGrunk - Krunk McGrunk
Goose! - g0oseyourself
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