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If you couldn't get into the beta for Hi-Rez Studios' Xbox One port of Smite, today's your lucky day: you never will. Today, the free-to-play third-person MOBA finally left beta for a full launch on Xbox Live. The game was originally slated for an early 2015 launch, but hit delays that extended th...

August 19th 2015 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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Beta registration for Smite on Xbox One has opened, inviting all interested in the third-person multiplayer online battle arena (or what the kids call a MOBA) to sign up for a chance at the test. In November, Smite developer Hi-Rez Studios announced plans to launch the Xbox One beta in "early 2015...

January 7th 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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SMITE is hosting championships (with its gigantic and record-setting prize pool) very soon, and the team behind the game wants players excited. What's the best way to get players excited? Why, with a three-minute cinematic trailer in which a bunch of characters beat one another up, naturally. Look,...

January 6th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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If Hi-Rez's last set of videos on how to break into the games industry didn't scare you off for good, then congrats: You are exactly the kind of idealistic glutton for punishment who should totally jump into the games industry to be underpaid and overworked for your valuable skills! Last time, the...

January 5th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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There are a lot of goddesses of the night or the moon, period, and there's no shortage of playable ones in SMITE, either. Awilix is also a figure without a whole lot of prominent lore trying to provide a different take on the general role of assassin. So how did the design team go from a name and...

December 17th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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If for some reason you find yourself possessed of an urge to seek a career in the video games industry, convinced that it's a stable meritocracy that will help you build skills and provide financial support for your family, then don't watch the videos in the post; instead, flee, flee for your lives...

December 12th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Turning into a dragon is always a viable strategy if you can manage it. Most people can't; you cannot respond to criticism from your boss by turning into a dragon, for example. Ao Kuang can do exactly that in SMITE, however, and that forms the core of his playstyle in the game. If he has a target w...

November 14th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Hi-Rez Studios plans to kick off its closed beta for Smite on Xbox One in early 2015. The developer revealed plans for its console beta at PAX Australia, as discussed by co-founder and COO Todd Harris in a recap video found after the break. The studio intends on launching the Xbox One beta in the f...

November 4th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Nox, Goddess of the Night, will soon debut in MOBA SMITE, Hi-Rez has announced. Based on the classical goddess of the same name, playable Nox is both beautiful and terrifying, a shadowy figure rarely seen, who "glides between the light just at the edge of vision." Her core mechanics revolve around...

October 30th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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When I was just a lad, my father sat me on his knee and said, "Son, there are big bucks in them MOBAs, so get a-playin'!" Unfortunately, I did not heed his advice, and as such I will not be eligable to win a chunk of the seven-digit prize pool that SMITE is offering. Hi-Rez announced yesterday tha...

October 9th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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SMITE's patch notes earlier this week whispered of Sylvanus, Keeper of the Wild, and today, the new god has been officially revealed in a brand-new video. The antlered, Pan-like god is a protector of nature and woodland creatures who rides around on a treant because he can. Wisp-based regens, tree...

October 1st 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments