MECHWARRIOR 5

Morning Stack: Big Robot Battles! Big Robot Battles! Big Robot Battles!

BattleTech fucking rules. The 2018 mech tactics game by Harebrained Schemes, based on the 80s miniature game, I mean. I loved it at release and I finally got into a true Career Mode run recently — including all the bells and whistles a couple years of DLC provide. Stealth generators,…

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MechWarrior 5 Saitek X-55 Rhino Joystick Setup Guide

MechWarrior 5 is, simply put, best played with a joystick. Specifically a good HOTAS (hands on throttle and stick) elevates the game a great deal. You really ought to feel the weight and resistance of both pieces of equipment under your hands as you drive these mechanical monsters! That’s if…

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MechWarrior 5 Is Meant to Be Played With a Joystick

I finally got my Saitek X-55 Rhino working with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries this week. But even just after a handful of missions, it’s clear to me this game was meant to be played with the absurd, overpriced joystick I’ve had collecting dust for half a decade. It absolutely blows the…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 44: The Minions Breeding Pits

Danielle is out sick this week, leaving Niki, merritt, and Steven to their own devices. Things naturally go off the rails almost immediately as merritt explains the timeline of The Young Pope and the upcoming New Pope. Thankfully, Niki finally beat Control, meaning he can talk about some of its…

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MechWarrior 5 Borrows Great Ideas, but Can’t Yet Fill BattleTech’s 10-Ton Boots

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries brings first-person BattleTech shenanigans back to single-player for the first time in nearly two decades. But while it’s set in the BattleTech universe it is, crucially, not actually BattleTech: the absolutely astounding 2018 tactics game of the same name. Although you wouldn’t know it if someone just…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 43: This Is Just a Bionicle

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Fanwidth, the Fanbyte video game podcast. merritt takes over hosting duties these week, and the conversation predictably turns towards Pokemon as a result. That’s not all, though! Niki and Danielle have finally given Control a chance and decided they might love it. Steven…

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MechWarrior 5 Tips Guide: 11 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is here, and so are our tips for playing the game! This is the first single-player experience set in the sub-franchise in nearly 20 years, so there’s quite a lot to remember and catch up on, even for hardcore fans of the series. How do you keep…

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MechWarrior 5 Is Now Coming to the Epic Games Store, Later Than Expected

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. There’s a game coming out, but now it’s coming out later than you originally announced. Well, add MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries to the pile! The mech-em-up (being advertised as a spiritual successor to MechWarrior 2) has been delayed. You now have to wait…

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MechWarrior 5 Is Building Giant Robots With Authenticity in Mind

When you’re designing a long-awaited follow-up to a beloved series that hasn’t had a new entry in over a decade, there can be a lot of external pressure to live up to fan expectations. With MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, Vancouver-based Piranha Games aims to bring the industrial stompy-robot fantasy of the…

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