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Community Question: Multiplayer Genres of Choice

Community, there's a huge amount of choice out there when it comes to games. Being a multiplayer-focused company, we're very interested to find out what sorts of games you like to play when you're craving a bit of competitive (or cooperative) online action. So, without further word-fluff, here's this week's Community Question:

What genre(s) do you currently play the most to get your multiplayer gaming fix?

We've got a list of the most obvious choices in this week's Community Question poll for you to vote on. We'd also love to know what games you're currently into, so please mention them in your replies.

RAD Soldiers Climbs to #1 in Six Countries, Amasses Crazy Stats

As we near the end of RAD Soldiers' limited release period and approach its worldwide release, we've come across some pretty cool stats. Despite being out in only a handful of countries, those of you who've been playing RAD Soldiers and helping us test our multiplayer services have so far amassed a staggering 100,000 game sessions. Even more impressively, you're now spending over 100,000 minutes per day playing the game, and you've so far sent over 52,000 turns back and forth in multiplayer alone.

New RAD Soldiers update adds iPhone 5 support and much more!

Update: We recommend deleting and installing RAD Soldiers from scratch to ensure everything updates properly.

Original post: We've been hard at work on a new update for RAD Soldiers, and it's now available in all of our limited release territories – that's Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden! If you don't live in those countries and are itching to play, be sure to enter our Early Access giveaway – we regularly add new users through that.

This latest RAD Soldiers update contains support for the iPhone 5 and a bunch of nips and tucks that make RAD Soldiers easier to get into and play. Check out the WarChest blog for a detailed breakdown of all the changes!

Community Q&A: Looking Back at QUAKE Wars with ET.TV

One of the pillars of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars' competitive community was the gang behind Enemy Territory TV. Originally started as a match commentary service, ET.TV soon turned into the go-to destination for tournament coverage, including live streaming, shoutcasting, and a healthy video on demand library.

With Quake Wars enjoying its 5th anniversary this week, we caught up with two of the guys behind ET.TV, Mattc0m and stlava, to reflect on their time in the QUAKE Wars community and to see what they've been up to since

ETQW Blast from the Past: DomMafia's Open Beta Interview

With Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars turning five this week, we thought it'd be fun to dig up a few goodies from ETQW's early days. Enter DomMafia's Open Beta interview. The slightly older gentlemen and women among you will remember that QUAKE Wars had an extensive beta phase - first a seekrit Closed Beta, and then an Open Beta with some 60,000 participants. During the Open Beta, Dommafia quickly climbed to the very top of the leaderboards and became one of the most famous faces of the QUAKE Wars community.

In this interview originally conducted way back in September 2007, Dommafia shared his experiences during the Open Beta along with plenty of advice for new players looking to enter the world of Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars. Time machine, begin!

Happy 5th Birthday, Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars!

2 October 2007. Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is released in the U.S. (5 days after Europe, no less), bringing vehicles, deployables, and delicious Stroyent to the Enemy Territory universe. Countless Hammer missiles, Hog attacks, and spawnhosts later, it's 2012 and QUAKE Wars is five. Five! Turns out time flies when you're completing objectives.

Community Question: Restoring Team Balance

Thanks everyone who posted suggestions for Community-based Community Questions! One that immediately piqued our interest came from Humate and concerns the small and yet precarious matter of balanced teams. Playing in a match that has significantly more players on Team A than on Team B isn't fun for anyone, so we'd like to get your thoughts on the following this week:

What's the best way to rebalance teams that have wildly different amounts of players on them?

We've assembled a few of the most common things in the poll for this week's Community Question. Please cast your vote for your favourite or, if none of them seem adequate, suggest all-new ways of tackling this age-old multiplayer problem. We look forward to your suggestions!

Paul Wedgwood Joins Ukie Board, Will Help Shape Ukie Policy

Splash Damage's Executive Chairman and WarChest CEO Paul Wedgwood has been elected to the Board of UK games industry trade body Ukie. Ukie is dedicated to turning the UK into the best place to develop and publish games, and as a Board member, Paul will help shape what Ukie does for the UK's games industry. The Board also includes SCE MD Fergal Gara, Eidos's Life President Ian Livingstone OBE, and Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobson OBE. Here's what Paul had to say about his appointment:

"I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed to the Ukie Board. UK based developers and publishers are leading the transition to digital distribution and I’m looking forward to helping Ukie shape the UK into the best possible environment for creating digital entertainment."

You can find the full list of Ukie Board Members here, and there's plenty about Ukie 's mission to be had over here. Congratulations, Paul!

Get Early Access to RAD Soldiers!

RAD Soldiers is now available in a handful of countries, including Canada and Scandinavia, but what if you live elsewhere and can't wait to get your fingers on the game? If that's you, we've got good news! We're giving away 50 early access tokens that'll allow you to play RAD Soldiers before it's available worldwide, and they include that special scent of exclusivity.

To enter our giveaway, head on over to the RAD Soldiers page and throw your hat in the virtual ring before 29 September. Good luck!

RAD Soldiers expands to Scandinavia, Ireland, and New Zealand with Big Update

Following its Canadian debut, RAD Soldiers has just been released in several additional countries, including Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and New Zealand! If you live in one of these countries and have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download RAD Soldiers right now!

We’ve also just released a huge update for RAD Soldiers, addressing much of the feedback we've had from players, and adding several new features and improvements. For a detailed look at all the new goodness, check out this juicy blog update over at WarChest.