A new video from Nvidia, showing off the impressive particle physics of their PhysX tech, has been released into the wild, using Adhesive Games' Hawken to demonstrate. Expect plenty of explosions, hefty showers of debris, wispy clouds of turbulent ions, and an orgasmic feast for your optical nerves. [via RPS]
Carl has been feverishly waxing lyrical about Hawken since getting to grips with Adhesive and Meteor's free-to-play mech extravaganza, and it seems the game will be emerging from closed beta to provide a more inclusive experience in a matter of days when the open beta kicks off on 12/12/12.Click here to read more...
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It's been a little while, but we're back with a new episode of Dealspwn Playthrough. Today we are taking a belated look at upcoming Free to Play FPS Hawken. Carl Phillips provides commentary as he goes through the customisation options, and then proceeds to take his various mechs into the dirty, grime-filled industrial landscape in the team deathmatch mode. See the episode in all its mech-based glory after the jump.
This week, Carl tells us all about his adventures in the Hawken beta, we discuss the potential of "triple-A free-to-play", and we strip apart Treyarch's return with a Call of Duty game that, would you believe it, tries to make a few changes to the iterative formula.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.
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Developer: Adhesive Games
Publisher: Meteor Entertainment
You only have to hint at the word “Mech” here in the Dealspwn Citadel and it will whip Matt and Jon into unstoppable euphoric state (it usually involves them just shouting the work “mechs” at each other for half an hour.) With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that we’ve been keeping our eyes on Adhesive Games’ upcoming Free To Play online Mech combat game Hawken ever since it debuted via a trailer last year. We were impressed by the visuals, intrigued by the combat, and (two thirds of us) drooling over the mech-based carnage. So, for the safety of everyone within a 3 mile radius of our position, it was decided that I should go into the recent Closed Beta test to see how things are progressing for the multiplayer title, ahead of its release in December.
The action takes place on a planet that humanity has industrialized to the point of collapse, a metallic dystopian landscape in which resources are now dangerously scarce. This provides the several arenas in which players will fight in competitive matches against each other, which at a base level is similar to the kind of competitive experience you would find in games such as Battlefield or Call of Duty. The big difference here though is that instead of being foot soldiers, everyone has giant mechs armed to the teeth with deadly ordinance, fighting to earn upgrades and more elaborate war machines with which to dominate all opponents.Click here to read more...
The first closed beta for Hawken wrapped up earlier this week, but Meteor Entertainment have announced that there's to be another beta session running from this evening through to November 13th.
If you dropped us an email and participated the first time round, you should be able to login and get going without any difficulties. If you do have issues, though, uninstall the original client and then reinstall it again.
We still have plenty of beta codes left, so if the idea of stomping around in a fat mech and blowing up your friends appeals, then do drop us an email at [email protected] and we'll help you get set up as soon as possible.Click here to read more...
I rather wish that the Oculus Rift demo I was privy to at Gamescom hadn't been Doom 3: BFG. I rather wish it had been this instead. Free to play, FPS, mech-wielding, badassery? Yes please, and with a side of mind-melting visuals that would have been perfect.
Probably for the best though; I had lots of interviews that day, and being turned into a stupified wreck due to awesomeness might not have been ideal.
Anyway, we're rather excited for the arrival of Hawken this winter, and so are Adhesive and Meteor. So excited, in fact, that they want a bunch of you to play it early and tell them what you think. We've managed to get our hands on a few hundred beta code keys for a beta play session lasting from November 4th-6th.
To nab a beta key for play session starting this Sunday all you need to do is drop us a line to [email protected] with "Hawken Beta" in the title and we'll send you a key.
Here's what to do once you've received it:
Furthermore, the first 100 to sign up for the beta will be placed into a random draw to win one of three Hawken t-shirts, so get those requests in sharpish!
Here are a few training vids to help prepare for what is to come. We'll be jumping into the fray as well on Sunday, so we'll see you on the battlefield.
Starting this evening, we'll be running a large giveaway for a couple of hundred Hawken beta codes for this coming weekend's session. We've had our eye on Meteor and Adhesive's F2P mech shooter for some time, and we're pretty damn excited about it.
However, getting to grips with a giant mechanical suit of robotic battle ordinance can be a little tricky at times. Thankfully, though the developers have dropped a couple of videos to help newcomers become accustomed to the game.Watch them here >>>
Adhesive Games' creative director, Khang Le, has confirmed that there's a PvE aspect to Hawken currently in development, fulfilling rumours to that effect that were swirling earlier in the year.Click here to read more...
Just saying the words 'Oculus Rift' is awesome, and we can't wait for the John Carmack-supported VR headset to be fully realised and released.The id programming master has already pledged Doom 3: BFG Edition to the hardware, and now it seems that Meteor's F2P mech FPS Hawken will support the Rift too.
Colour us very excited.Click here to read more...
Hawken has gone and gotten itself a swish live-action trailer ahead of E3, via Machinima. It's the first in a series of live-action shorts that'll be directed by Gears of War art director Jerry O’Flaherty.
Thing is, while we're all for gritty, gravelly-voiced narratives, there's only one reason we'll ever buy any mech game: it's a mech game. With that in mind, some more in-game footage of mechs smacking the crap out of one another would have been far more appropriate.
We're positively drooling with anticipation over the prospect of some free-to-play mech action this winter, and with MechWarrior Online looking incredibly nice, it's pleasing to also have some Hawken news to shout about.
The folks at Dave Perry's cloud gaming service Gaikai have just come to arrangement with Meteor Entertainment that will see Hawken launch on Gaikai ahead of the game's December 12th release date.Click here to read more...
An F2P FPS featuring mechs, Hawken has been on our radar for a while now. We want it. We crave it. We can't think of a better thing to do this Easter than watch this trailer several times, and gawp at mechs blowing ten tons of hell out of one another while stuffing our faces with chocolate.
Make it happen.Click here to read more...
The future of free-to-play is looking up. Meteor Entertainment have managed to successfully raise $10 million to help fund the development costs and release of Hawken later this year. Developed by Meteor's subsidiary, Adhesive Games, we've had our eye on the F2P mech romp for some time, and we're not the only ones.Click here to read more...
We love mechs. What's not to love about piloting an enormous robot suit that lets you tear cities to shreds. Adhesive's Hawken is looking more promising every time we see it. We spent the whole Bank Holiday Weekend drooling over this trailer...now it's your turn.Click here to read more...
We've already brought you the pants-moisteningly beautiful gameplay footage for Hawken: the multiplayer mech shooter from Adhesive games.
However, this wasn't enough to slake our primal, disgusting mech-lust... so it's a good thing that G4 have sat down with the Adhesive Games team to discuss the specifics. Apparently Hawken will feature seven multiplayer maps set in four environments at launch, with the possibility of more DLC to come. It's rumoured to release for PC and Xbox Live Arcade (though pricing and platforms haven't been officially announced), and we'll keep a close eye on it.
A very close eye. Mmm.
Mech the right decision. Click here!
Fed up of waiting for the next Mechwarrior or Armored Core title? Haven't made your mind up about Double Fine's Trenched yet? Well it's not just triple-A studios that can pump out massive mech action. Adhesive Games, a tiny studio with just nine months of development time, have created a gorgeous trailer that's set the internet on fire. Full details of the project - entitled Hawken - below.