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SKYMTL July 28, 2012 10:27 AM

NVIDIA & Hardware Canucks Giving Away Keys to the End of Nations Beta
 

NVIDIA has given <em>Hardware Canuck</em>s 50-keys for a closed beta (taking place on August 10 through 12) of the hotly anticipated apocalyptic MMO, End of Nations, to give away to you, our loyal readers.

Set during a persistent global war of unprecedented scale, players in <em>End of Nations</em> team up in massive 50-player online battles to take down the corrupt and oppressive Order of Nations ruling faction. The first of a new genre of MMO RTS, the game will incorporate some RPG elements set in a persistent world like unlockable new units, abilities and super weapons to allow players to customize their army as they progress through the game. <em>End of Nations</em> will feature PvE, PvP and cooperative gameplay.

<em>End of Nations</em> is being developed as a PC-exclusive by <a href="http://www.petroglyphgames.com/">Petroglyph Games</a>, a studio founded by ex-Westwood Studios (of <em>Command &amp; Conquer </em>fame) employees that has previously developed the critically-acclaimed <em>Star Wars: Empire at War</em>.

The game will be released as a free-to-play title, with the developer making money by offering an in-game shop that allows players to customize their character. Subscriptions will be available for frequent shoppers. The developer stresses that the game is not "pay-to-win", as in purchasing items won't give some players an advantage over others.

In anticipation of the launch of <em>End of Nations</em>, NVIDIA has <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-304.79-beta-driver.html">released</a> the GeForce 304.79 beta drivers which feature updated SLI profiles for this title and many others in addition to a buffet of helpful bug fixes.

<em>End of Nations </em>will be officially released on August 17.

Check out the E3 trailer for <em>End of Nations</em> here:

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Please post in this thread if you want a Beta Key and we will send up a Private Message with the info.

genericllama July 28, 2012 11:02 AM

i wouldnt mind a beta key, mind you i wont have nearly as much time as some to play but it does look like a blast.

Pabz0r545 July 28, 2012 11:16 AM

I'll take a key. This cgame looks like it might be fun.

Sagath July 28, 2012 11:36 AM

...so this is Starcraft, but with 50 people in a game? Interesting.

Sippycup July 28, 2012 11:52 AM

I used to play a Korean developed strategy MMO that seems very similar to this, but I don't remember what it was called. It has different stats that you could level up that would affect how your units performed. One of them was called "clout" and limited what units you could purchase and how many units you could bring into battle. There was also a world map with a few different factions and tiles that you could capture to gain resources. How similar is what I described compared to this game?

--Edit--
Found the game I used to play, Shattered Galaxy, it's 11 years old! I had to quit because I didn't have a credit card when the game came out.

Shattered Galaxy Gameplay - First Look HD - YouTube

ilya July 28, 2012 11:57 AM

Looks like the developer is trying to make this a new RTS esport that everybody can play for free.

How big is the actual download? (their website says 6.5GB required) If it's well under 5GB I'd definitely like to check it out.

Arinoth July 28, 2012 11:57 AM

Definitely looks like a different take on things, interested to see the end result of all this.

Keltron 3030 July 28, 2012 01:35 PM

Seeing as this could be an MMO I can actually see myself playing, I'll gladly take a key.

Omniverse July 28, 2012 01:53 PM

I'll take a key.

Ravenor July 28, 2012 02:14 PM

I would have no problem giving it a whirl. Looks interesting. I like the idea of Starcraft mixed with Dune 2 and C&C.


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