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Adhesive Games announced that its free-to-play mech combat game, Hawken, is due for an imminent release on Steam, pending a week-long transition period for registered players. Starting today, Adhesive will phase out its existing Hawken launcher and gameplay services, redirecting current players to...

February 5th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Hawken, the free-to-play mech-based shooter from Adhesive Games, is still in open beta. It's been in open beta since December and, while Adhesive Games' Jason Hughes says the developer hopes to launch the game "sometime this year," and a new update coming "later this month" promises to radically al...

August 14th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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For the most part, being near- or farsighted today isn't that big of a deal. The only cultural zeitgeist folks like me have missed out on recently has been in the resurgence of glasses-required 3D technology in consumer media. And let's be honest, it isn't a tremendous loss. In fact, the Oculus Ri...

May 24th 2013 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment has a handle on the gender equality gig, with ladies making up a solid half of its executive branch, according to a female employee's post on The Hawkeye Initiative. "Our gender awareness standards, compared to the industry at large, are top shelf," she writes...

May 14th 2013 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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This latest Hawken trailer details the game's newest map, Facility, which is just one of many new additions recently applied to the game. As of press time, no mechs have been spotted wearing short skirts, long jackets or any combination of the two.

May 11th 2013 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. FTL: Faster Than LightI find tremendous pleasure in games that allow me to name my characters, humanize them and...

January 1st 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Hawken, one of the more flamboyant and high-profile indie games this year, launches today in open beta as a free-to-play mega-mech battle for PC. Don't believe us? Check out the super-sweet cinematic launch trailer above.Adhesive Games' parent company Meteor Entertainment raised $10 million for H...

December 12th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Hawken has begun its third and final closed beta event, starting this week and going through until December 6. Players already invited can download the client from the official website, jump in and start shooting. You won't need to re-install, the developer says, if you've played in a previous clos...

November 20th 2012 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Hawken's second closed beta is scheduled to attack November 8 - 13. This expands on the first beta round, which ran October 26 - 29.To celebrate the second beta, pre-sale bundles of items and customization perks will be on discount for $5, $15, $30 and $60, and if purchased will be in players' gara...

November 7th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Despite what plebeians like us may think, shooting giant robots with other giant robots isn't something you can rush into all willy-nilly. In actuality, there are many, many factors to consider: What if this weapon is more effective than originally planned? With if we've accidentally created a devi...

October 12th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The Oculus Rift may not technically be a tangible thing yet, but as of December 12 it can boast support for one more game: Hawken. It makes sense: every time we've seen something with mechs in it, the pilots are always wearing goofy goggles. Appropriate.In an interview with Forbes, publisher Meteor...

August 27th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Turns out I didn't need to worry about finding the Hawken E3 party. First, it was in the Luxe, a grandiose hotel in the same plaza as the Los Angeles Staples Center. Second, the electronic billboard directly below the Luxe insignia read "HAWKEN" in bold white letters, a building to the north had th...

June 7th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments