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    Mars War (F2P Planetside Clone)

    For anyone that enjoyed the massive battles of Planetside back in it's glory days, a game developed in China (as Welkin 4591) has been "loosely" translated to English and released as Mars War! (The application icon still reads 4591 actually.)

    Anyway, it's free-to-play, only a 300 MB download, and addictively fun combined arms fighting (infantry + armor + air). You earn crystals for playing and completing daily missions, and those crystals pay for a 3-day license to use your prefered weapons. Just playing for a couple hours last night I got 2000 crystals. My prefered gun is 1200/3 days; so playing regularly means you'll have access to the weapons/vehicles you prefer. I think ~$12 gets you a 30-day license for basically everything. It just launched yesterday (Jan 10) so now's the chance to get in at ground level.

    It feels a lot like Planetside, the battles are brutal and fast, and there's a lot of depth to the strategy (once people stop zerging the spawn room and read a little). It's not going to kill off another MMO, but it's definitely going to be worth the price! I've got a HD stream (720p) of me playing around last night on a playback loop, as well as on demand. It gets more exciting as I figure out what I'm doing more and more. I'm not a great FPSer though.

    Lorkeon TV w/ Chat (Firefox + AdBlockPlus stops the ads from Livestream).

    Check it out, we need more people playing! Tell your friends!

    ---------- Post added 2011-01-11 at 06:35 PM ----------

    Holy crap I can't believe I had the URL messed up! I fixed it now!
    Last edited by Eugee; 2011-01-11 at 06:36 PM. Reason: FIXED URL

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