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Posts tagged “Adhesive Games”

Rebooting: Hawken Revived By APB Reloaded Devs

Hawken [official site] was clearly in trouble. Bugs had gone unfixed, patches ceased to flow, its forums went down, and developers Adhesive Games remained silent. Yep, it was in a pickle all right. But huzzah, things are looking up for the free-to-play multiplayer mech FPS. Reloaded Games, the company who took over APB after creators Realtime Worlds closed, have announced they now own Hawken and…

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Mechin’ A Move: Hawken Stomps Onto Steam

Hawken is one of the most attractive games I've ever seen, all shuddering steel and clouds of debris, and it is exclusively about large robots fighting. There's no cutscene-laden narrative, no downtime and no pricetag. There are maybe six people in the world who don't like to see mechs fighting twenty four hours a day so Hawken should be the most popular game in the…

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Intergalactic Predatory: Hawken Adds Bots, Invisible Mech

Hawken still hasn't added any hawks, which is weird to me, but hope remains given that updates keep on chugging along. The latest, titled Invasion, is quite a doozy, with some oft-requested features leading the charge. Most prominently, the free-to-play first-person blast-o-stomper now has nefarious AI bots, who strut their boxy, boxy bodies in both wave-based co-op and offline training modes. There is also a…

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I Like Big Bots: Hawken Ascension Upate Trailer

I have a mild form of social anxiety that manifests itself in a very specific way: I don't like arriving to parties or events after a lot of people have already turned up. I'd much rather arrive with friends. It's just one of the many ways I'm like a giant killertronic death-bot from the future, because the recent Hawken update has dropped in a party…

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Hawken’s Maps Need To Be Kissed

Look at them! So lovely. Fluttering their big eyes in my direction. I would kiss them all. Failing that, I will blast the sparking guts out of robots on them. Same thing, really. Hawken's latest map is called Facility, which seems like a very pretty name for a really outstandingly handsome death-arena. Sigh. Such beauty. Harvesting floating rock minerals like a Greek god. Mmm. This…

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Feature: Squawkin' About Hawken

Impressions: Hawken’s Open Beta

Hawken's evolution from jaw-dropping, I-can't-believe-it's-not-triple-A indie to investor-powered multimedia behemoth has been utterly fascinating. At the end of the day, though, it's a game about robots rocking, socking, and shooting other robots. The glitz and glamour just won't stick if the core's a prime candidate for the scrap heap. So then, how does Hawken's surprisingly high-speed mech warring fare? I fired up RPS' patented Judge-O-Tron…

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Hawken Nearly Ready For Hawking, Open Beta Opens

It's cold outside. Holiday vacation hasn't started yet. The world might end soon. These are all equally pressing issues, but fortunately, I think I've got a solution that wraps them up in a nice, holiday-friendly bow: giant robots. Think about it: they're naturally warm, have no concept of "work," and will probably be the reason our race of overly argumentative organ pods goes extinct anyway.…

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Ten Thousand Hawken Beta Keys, Just Here

Hello, you. The Hawken beta gets into full swing today, and I think you might want a key, because it's looking rather good. Fortunately for us, Meteor have provided an RPS "superkey" with ten thousand uses. That means the first ten thousand of you to enter it into the Hawken site will get your eager paws on the controls of a robot today. Get going!…

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Hawken Videos Show Garage And Basic Combat

With the Hawken closed beta kicking off this weekend, Adhesive have put out a couple of videos explaining the basics of their jet-packin' robo-combat for beginners, which I suppose will be all of us. They show some tips about the garage, where robots are armed, tweaked, and deployed to the battlfield. Then there's some explanation of how to not to die too horribly once you're…

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Robot Rock: Hawken Closed Beta Dates, Sign Ups Open

Jump-jets and chainguns are going to be tested to their limit between October 26th-29th as Hawken throws itself into the oily maelstrom of closed beta testing. The sign-up thingum is here. At some point thereafter there will be an open beta, I believe, before the game of robot-combat becomes a fully-fledged free-to-play affair. If you need reasons to be excited about all this then I'd…

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I (See) Robot: Hawken To Support Oculus Rift VR

Hawken is one of those things I get visibly excited about when I describe it to people. I flail and gesture wildly such that no glass of water or small, desk-adorning cactus within a 100 meter radius is safe. Somewhat coincidentally, that's almost exactly what happens when I teleport my brain into Palmer Luckey's mad virtual reality fantasy realm with Oculus Rift - only, you…

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Feature: Oh, wot a wonderful war (machine)

Hands-On: Hawken

If anyone was keeping count, they'd probably tell you that I died a lot more often than I killed at Gamescom. Whether having my head knocked off by a hammer or huddling around a fire and failing to survive the Eastern Front, I spent a lot of time meeting makers. Let it be known, however, that I was actually quite good at Hawken, but that's…

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Errrrrr: Hawken’s Live-Action Series

Ah yes, escalation. One game gets a live-action trailer, then all the games get live-action trailers. And now, Hawken's taking things to new heights with its very own live-action series - a series being headed up by Warner Bros, no less. And it stars Edi Gathegi, who's played major roles on everything from House to X-Men: First Class. It's set to kick off in 2013,…

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Hawken’s Next Step: Probably Story-Based Single-Player

As it stands, Hawken is the story of a few robots shooting a few other robots. Perhaps there's subtext and pentameter and denouements underneath it all, but right now, this is far from the Black Swan of artfully destructive mecha-ballets - let alone the Nutcracker. A recent live-action trailer, however, suggested that - for probably the first time in history - there's more than meets the…

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Huh: Hawken Gets A Live-Action Trailer.

Well, I wasn't expecting thing: Adhesive games' Hawken, the incredible-looking mecha-deathmatch that we've spent the past few months pining for, has got a live-action trailer, completed with grizzled-warrior voice over. You can watch it below. I'm assuming this big-budget manner of trailering is down to Hawken's big deal, which is to appear first on cloud-gaming service, Gaikai. Hawken will be free-to-play, and its going to…

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Battle Rattles Big Mechs In This Hawken Footage

Whenever I watch Hawken footage, I need a bit of time alone afterwards to lie down and stop the room from spinning. Everything shakes in Adhesive's mech-on-mech FPS. Even the crosshairs judder in combat. I wish the bolts were a little bit tighter. While it's immersive, the localised earthquakes on feet seem to be engineered by evil dentists, intent on cracking the teeth of the…

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No Hawking Hawken: It’s Free-To-Play

Time to spin the wheel of game payment: the game is Hawken. A beautiful multiplayer, mech basher. What will we do to get it on our PC? Do we pay all-out, or is it going to land on this part of the wheel marked “free-for-all”. Ready? Spin! Tick-a-tick-a-tick-a-tick-tock. Oh my! Put your money away, people. Hide your Dollars, burn your Euros (I know, it’s too…

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