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MONDAY NIGHT COMBAT! Everyone plays it on Steam now.

TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta GhostbusterAtlanta, GARegistered User regular
edited May 2011 in Singularity Engine++
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.
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The Wandering Age has begun

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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.

Debut Video

Oh and it's coming to Steam soon too!

And a familiar robot is joining them! Also a cross-promotion with Team Fortress 2!

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Game Type: Blitz
Blitz
Game Type: Crossfire
Crossfire

Meet the classes:
PAX Debut
Assault
Equipment: assault rifle and grenade launcher
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.

Notable DNA:
Riddick Bowe, Princess Diana, David Beckham, Benny Hill

Likes:
Gallery openings, Egyptian silk, VIP rooms, slapping bald men on the head

Dislikes:
art, near white caviar served in anything other than a 24-karat gold ramkin

Tank
Equipment: jet-engine gun, laser railgun
Tank Gameplay
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.

Notable DNA:
Ray Lewis, Jesse Ventura, Kimbo Slice

Likes:
bar brawls, women with tattoos, compliments

Dislikes:
pretty boys, acid reflux, being alone on romantic holidays

Sniper
Equipment: sniper rifle, smg
The Sniper
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.

Notable DNA:
Hardcore gamer champions from MLG, WCG and WSVG.

Likes:
Playing Monday Night Combat, practicing for Monday Night Combat, talking about Monday Night Combat, drawing up plays for Monday Night Combat

Dislikes:
Almost everything else.

Support
Equipment: heal gun, shotgun
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.

Notable DNA:
Leonardo DaVinci, Steve Jobs, Sushruta Samhita, Dr. Kinsey

Likes:
gondolas, Ferraris, Swiss chalets

Dislikes:
any type of instant or fast food, sewer rats, hotel paintings

Gunner (My personal fav)
Equipment: minigun, mortars
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.

Notable DNA:
Sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Otis, a prize winning yak, 1988 Washington Redskins offensive line, Lord Byron

Likes:
coral reefs, ukulele jams, poetry of Lord Byron

Dislikes:
large cities, crowds, shopping for pants

Assassin
Equipment: dagger, shurikens
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.

Notable DNA:
Mary Lou Retton, Michelle Yeoh, Charlotte Corday

Likes:
independent thinkers, substance over style, being feared, the roar of the crowd, the rush of the kill

Dislikes:
rampant consumerism, cowardice, arrogance, being “owned”

And of course, there are the crazy fake sponsors of the MNC world:

AmmoMule
LaseRazor

Brought to you by AmmoMule,
Reminding you to:
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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:

XBox 360
Tankhammer & VisionofClarity - Tankhammer
That Dave Fella - ThatDaveFella
TheLawinator - TheLawinator
Pip the Fair - PipTheFair
Usagi - JessAround
Tommy2Hands - Tommy2Hands
ObiFett - ObiFett
Speed Racer - Mushpie
Dichotomy- OneRuffian
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

(pm me if ya wanna be on here or just post it in the thread)

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  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Will probably get this.

    PSN: ThatDaveFella
  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    When is this out? This week or next?

  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    August 11th

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  • Nick SoapdishNick Soapdish Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Why did my Red Ring of Death hit the week Summer of Arcade started? Misery.

  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I will probably get this as well.

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    looks pretty cool, yeah

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I could see myself getting this

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    so the comparison to TF2 is obvious. in what ways is it like DoTA?

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Futore wrote: »
    so the comparison to TF2 is obvious. in what ways is it like DoTA?

    In one of the gametypes, Crossfire, the players' roles are to set up defense towers and destroy robot drones from the enemy team. They must also destroy enemy towers so their own drones can reach the force-field surrounding the "money-ball" and taking it down so the players and robots can destroy it, scoring the win for the team.

    It's more of a symmetrical tower-defense game than it is an adversarial deathmatch/ctf game.

    edit: Crossfire added to OP.

    The Crossfire gametype is what we played at PAX-East.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    yes yes

    this is what I want

    STEAM
    Skayel wrote:
    One time, I had a friend over to play a bit of Red Alert on my LAN. During the game he said he needed to go to the bathroom, so we paused it. After about 10 minutes of wondering where the hell he went, I get up and go to check on him.

    Turns out he was trying to screw my dog.
    Once I was taking a poop at a restaurant and a kid crept underneath the door into my stall. I let out a big fart and then he threw up all over the floor in front of me and I just stared at him.
  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    okay, neat! just wasn't sure how it would be like an RTS mod. cool!

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    okay that crossfire video gave me several boners

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  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Monday Night Combat at PAX East:

    they held some sort of tournament. i showed up for the last round, tycho had been saying good things about it at panels, thought i'd give it a look. there's like two dudes running the show with a mic.

    the last round is tense, lots of shouting from the crowd, etc. made for quite the spectacle. last minute finish and the red team wins, screams of relief/joy commence. everyone congratulating each other and shit.

    one of the dudes with the mic goes on about the great game and the red team taking the championship. other dude grabs the mic, and says, 'there's a secret stat that only the server knows, let me check the server. ohh.... looks like red team didn't win by enough.' i'm thinking, what the fuck they got a close, heated match everyone around seemed interested and excited. what the fuck more do these fuckers want. give the red team their prizes and shit. guy with the mic, 'so... because you didn't get this stat high enough, red team now has to play the developers for any chance at the prizes promised.'

    crowd begins to murmur. a couple guys on the red team mutter something about getting jerked around... guy on the mic screams, 'IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LEAVE!'

    so i left, seemed like a weird way to promote a game. walked around the corner and played a game of that awesome team-based tetris battle thing with the towers that shoot eachother, and you kill creeps to get new blocks. that game was fucking awesome.

  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Slam Bolt Scrappers, that's it.

    that shit is so fun, can't wait for a release.

  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The GUNNER is my favorite (even thought there is a TANK class) because he turns into a tripod minigun turret.

    Upgrade and he has TWO miniguns on his arm.

    It's like opening a portal to a dimension full of bullets.

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  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    TankHammer wrote: »
    The GUNNER is my favorite (even thought there is a TANK class) because he turns into a tripod minigun turret.

    Upgrade and he has TWO miniguns on his arm.

    It's like opening a portal to a dimension full of bullets.

    ...and there goes the surprise second upgrade.
    Bullet dimension.

  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 this just might be an interestin YTRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hah. Surprise.
    It was never a surprise

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  • BrogeyBrogey Team Instinct Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited July 2010
    Yay! I can't wait to get this and play with you guys. :o

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I love that VisionofClarity played this more than I did at PAX East.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    This looks like a lot of fun. Hopefully I'll get LIVE soon and I can play it with folks.

  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    TankHammer wrote: »
    I love that VisionofClarity played this more than I did at PAX East.

    She was all about it at PAX

    So I basically bought a 360 to play RDR and this, so I'm definitely getting it

  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Usagi wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    I love that VisionofClarity played this more than I did at PAX East.

    She was all about it at PAX

    So I basically bought a 360 to play RDR and this, so I'm definitely getting it

    I recently bought a second headset. It's a replica of the Motorla ones used by NFL coaches.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This looks like a game

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

    3DS: 2251-4432-9039

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This looks so awesome.

  • FishmanFishman I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm not going to lie. I'm thinking about upgrading to XBL gold again, basically just for this, based solely on how excited people are who've played it first hand.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Fishman wrote: »
    I'm not going to lie. I'm thinking about upgrading to XBL gold again, basically just for this, based solely on how excited people are who've played it first hand.

    I'm upgrading for gold because of this and because we just got Netflix

  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'll probably buy this, yeah

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    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!
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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    If you don't have Gold status, you can buy a full year for about $35 USD from Amazon

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    yeah that's super awesome.

    and I just watched a video for Shadow Complex. that game looks way cool

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Futore wrote: »
    and I just watched a video for Shadow Complex. that game looks way cool

    Speaking as someone who has it, I would recommend it. it has a good Metroid feeling to it.

    As for this Monday Night Combat thing, it also looks awesome (aside from the idea that the sniper character appears to be every hardcore gamer asshole ever).

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    TankHammer wrote: »
    If you don't have Gold status, you can buy a full year for about $35 USD from Amazon

    Item can only be shipped inside the US.

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think I will get this but then something werid is happening when I go Online it will not work? or something? I think it's because the firewall modem is too old for xbox

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Updated the OP with a few things, including the Assassin trailer.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Damn it, why is MNC all the way back here?


    If you're not following @UberEnt you should be because they're giving away free stuff in the days leading up to launch.


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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    that is one way they could distinguish from TF2.

    release character skins for the inevitably massive amounts of fanart of their characters drawn as girls

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    We also have a Dev walkthrough.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmbTWbkA3Lk

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Thanks VoC! I saw that up on Giant Bomb but wanted to be able to embed it in the thread.

    While I already stated I like the gunner, I'll definitely give the Tank a good shake. I mean, his name is like MY name!

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Futore wrote: »
    that is one way they could distinguish from TF2.

    release character skins for the inevitably massive amounts of fanart of their characters drawn as girls

    The whole third-person shooter tower defense game with a money system and purchasable upgrades doesn't do it for ya?

    I wish more people could see past the art style of this game.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I like how all the marketing for it is basically Team Fortress 2 but with shittier writing.

    Also I'll most likely get this because TF2 on the console was awful and I just can't be bothered playing it on my laptop

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