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4:00 PM on 03.03.2014

Titanfall leaks: Maps, Generations, Achievements, and more

We're one week out from the launch of Titanfall, and there's been so many leaks on the game over the last few days. All the leaks come from reddit, where a user has released several photos of the maps, including top down imag...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties photo
Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties
by Max Scoville



Hey, did you see those Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes track jackets and sneakers that Puma's making? They're pretty cool, but a franchise with such awesome character and mechanical designs really deserves more creative merchandising. Here are a few ideas.

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8:00 AM on 02.14.2014

Titanfall beta tips will have you playing like a pro

Titanfall's highly anticipated beta formally kicks off today, and if you're lucky enough to have an invite, there's a lot to learn in a short amount of time. The game has its own set of quirks, and once mechs get introduced ...

Brett Makedonski



Why Titanfall will be my next big gaming obsession photo
Why Titanfall will be my next big gaming obsession
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It was the beginning of 2013 when I finally just got tired of the competitive aspect of first-person shooters. It's been my favorite genre ever since the GoldenEye 64 days, but over the last few years I've just been losing more and more interest in them. That's not to say there haven't been some great competitive FPS games of course. PlanetSide 2, Tribes: Ascend, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Halo 4 were some of the last ones I really got into, and while they were great, they just weren't able to hold my interest for long.

And outside of playing them for the purpose of coverage on Destructoid at preview events, I didn't even touch Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4's multiplayer after they launched. Playing the preview builds was enough for me, a "been there, done that" sort of feeling.

Titanfall, though -- it's the game-changer for me. I've played it in shorts bursts at E3 and PAX, but last week I got to go hands-on for several hours, and feel confident in saying it makes me feel as if I'm rediscovering the genre like I did in the Nintendo 64 days.

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Go and sign-up for the Titanfall beta RIGHT NOW (Update) photo
Go and sign-up for the Titanfall beta RIGHT NOW (Update)
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: The Titanfall beta kicks off on February 14 for the Xbox One and PC as revealed by this new trailer. There will be two maps available, and three modes which are Attrition (team deathmatch), Hardpoint Domination, and a Last Titan Standing gametype where everyone starts in a Titan in a round-based mode that ends when one team has lost all of their Titans as there is no respawning or replacement Titans.]

Want in on the Titanfall closed beta? Then just go to this website, pick your platform of choice, fill out your info, and you're good to go. Well, I mean you'll be entered to maybe get into the closed beta. So there's a chance.

You will be emailed by EA no later than 11:59PM PST on February 17 if you've been selected to enter. You also have until February 14 at 4PM PST to register for the beta period. Good luck!

For those of you that don't make it in you can expect some coverage of Titanfall's beta to appear this week on Destructoid, and we'll be doing some live gameplay of Titanfall on our Twitch channel too.

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4:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Hawken is moving to Steam this month

Adhesive Games is in the process of transitioning its free-to-play mech game Hawken to Steam. Going forward, a Steam account will be required to access and play the title. New player accounts cannot be created currently and e...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 01.31.2014

French Titanfall is the best Titanfall

Here's a new trailer for Titanfall, "The Battle Begins." In French! Now, I know I just said French Titanfall is the best Titanfall, but then I went and looked up language support and I have to rescind that statement. Italian...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Hawken launches its Christmas map and Wreckage update

Now that we're into December, it seems okay that games are rolling out Christmas updates; any earlier and you'd have this cranky old man complaining on the internet and no one wants that. Hawken's latest update combines a wh...

Alasdair Duncan



Your first look at the new Wreckage map for Hawken photo
Your first look at the new Wreckage map for Hawken
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Adhesive Games has given Destructoid the first exclusive look at the latest map coming to Hawken. Called Wreckage, the new map is based around a crash-landed derelict cargo ship.

Wreckage ties into the backstory of the series, and it ultimately shows off a microcosm of the battles being fought within the Hawken universe. The cargo ship on the map is the center of attention with the factions of Hawken, as it contains enough parts to make hundreds of mechs, or alternatively repair thousands of them.

The above picture was illustrated by Adhesive CEO Khang Le. Below you can find some in-game shots showing off the level and the carnage you can expect.

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10:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Titanfall line of K'NEX toys is a thing that is happening

Respawn Entertainment has teamed up with K'NEX to make Titanfall based toys. Toys we can expect include stuff based on the pilots, Titans, Spectres, and other key elements from the game. K'NEX teased that they'll have a sneak peek of the new toy line at the upcoming New York Toy Fair. And that's all the news on that ... LEGO > K'NEX

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Hawken unveils new Predator mech and co-op mode

I was really happy with the changes that were made in the major Ascension update for Hawken; I was already a fan of the free-to-play, mech shooter but the improved tutorial and unlocks encouraged me to play more of the game....

Alasdair Duncan





7:00 PM on 09.16.2013

Hawken's Ascension update is the biggest yet

The free-to-play mech shooter Hawken has been in beta since the end of 2012 but the Ascension update that was released over the weekend is the biggest since the game's launch. One of the most significant overhauls was the tu...

Alasdair Duncan



Hawken's next big update is all thanks to fan feedback photo
Hawken's next big update is all thanks to fan feedback
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Hawken has been in open beta for the last several months, but all in all things have been pretty quiet from the giant mech combat simulator. Well that's about to change as developer Adhesive Games unleashes a massive update that's going to improve a bunch of features. 

"We've been focusing a lot on feedback from the public," producer Jason Hughes told me during hands-on demo. "We haven't had an update in a while because we actually had to break a lot of stuff in order to move on to some of the changes we wanted to make. At some point we couldn't keep updating what was live because we had to throw a lot of stuff out and sort of start from scratch."  

So the team been taking in all this feedback, tweaking and tuning all sorts of features, and the result of their effort will be upon us later this month. Here's what you can expect. 

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7:30 PM on 07.25.2013

Fight cancer with giant mechs

MechWarrior Online, the delightfully complex competitive mech pilot sim, is currently selling "Sarah's Mech." The mech is named in honor of five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries who played MechWarrior Online with her father...

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 07.12.2013

Armored Core: Verdict Day trailer all about explosions

This trailer for the upcoming Armored Core: Verdict Day is all over the place, as it gives you a taste of the game's narrative, thematic elements, and a ton of gameplay to boot. The core focus is faction warfare, tying into ...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 06.12.2013

Armored Core: Verdict Day isn't looking that hot

I'm coming at Armored Core: Verdict Day from an outsider perspective. Those of you that enjoyed V? You'll like this one, I'm sure. It's a lot like V, as a lot of the features you got out of that game pretty much carries over ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz