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5:45 PM on 02.11.2013

NVIDIA offering free-to-play game credit with video cards

Those in the market for a graphics card might want to take NVIDIA up on its new offer, which throws in $75 to $150 worth of free-to-play currency with select purchases. For the GeForce GTX 650 / 650 Ti, the company will inclu...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Hawken trailer shows off new PhysX eye candy

In case you were concerned that visually-stunning mech shooter Hawken would run well on your computer, you can always turn on the PhysX options that will ensure amazing visuals and mournful performance (for most). In this vi...

Allistair Pinsof

2:30 PM on 11.11.2012

We're giving out 10,000 Hawken beta codes right now!

For those of you who don't know, Hawken is an awesome first-person mech shooter for the PC with a focus on fast and twitch style gameplay. Plus it also looks amazing! How could you not want to play this? The open beta starts ...

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5:15 PM on 10.15.2012

Hawken's closed beta begins October 26

Hawken just completed a round of alpha testing recently, which means we're nearing the home stretch to the open beta set for December 12, 2012. Before we get to that point though, the Hawken team will be doing some closed bet...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 08.27.2012

VR bliss: Hawken will launch with Oculus Rift support

The mech-y goodness of upcoming free-to-play game Hawken could be even more immersive in virtual reality, so it's great to hear that the title will launch with support for the Oculus Rift VR device. Oculus Rift devs will be a...

Dale North



Hawken CEO: It takes indie companies to do risky things photo
Hawken CEO: It takes indie companies to do risky things
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Many of us at Destructoid have been looking forward to Hawken for a very long time now. How could we not? The mech genre was seemingly dead in the water until Adhesive Games revealed the teaser video which showed us a mech game that's bringing triple-A quality to the free-to-play PC market.

We've been following Hawken's progress very closely, and at gamescom I sat down with Khang Le, Adhesive Games' CEO and creative director, to talk about what's new with the game, the fear of meeting expectations, whether or not giant mechs wielding melee weapons feel realistic, and how indie companies are able to take on risks.

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3:00 PM on 07.13.2012

Hawken web series announced: Mechs will explode!

Upcoming free-to-play mech game Hawken will have its world and fiction expanded via a web series produced by Warner Premier. Though it's not clear whether this will be an animated or live-action series with CGI (like the prom...

Allistair Pinsof

10:30 PM on 06.11.2012

The DTOID Show: Our favorite games of E3 2012!

What a week it's been! DTOID and Rev3Games combined have released a total of over 40 videos since last week, with 18 more to come over the next few days. Needless to say, we're exhausted, so before we left the beautiful smog...

Tara Long



E3: Hawken is getting its own ridiculous controller too photo
E3: Hawken is getting its own ridiculous controller too
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I bet every original Steel Battalion fan just got goosebumps upon seeing these images of the MEK-FU controller, huh? I know I did when I saw it in person last week at the Hawken party during E3. Of course, there's a sense of dread that comes along with thinking of the original Steel Battalion controller, as that giant overpriced thing became instantly useless.

Let's make something clear right from the start: The MEK-FU controller is a USB-based, fully programmable controller. You'll be able to use it beyond just Hawken.

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