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    7:30 AM on 11.26.2013

    SMITE is set for a March 2014 release date

    I know some of you have been enjoying SMITE for quite some time now, but it's been in open beta for over a year. Finally, Hi-Rez Studios has set a release date -- March 25, 2014. Hi-Rez will have a $100,000 tournament in Atla...

    Chris Carter

    4:15 PM on 10.10.2013

    SMITE debuts Hel, Goddess of the Underworld

    Although SMITE may not have the following that League of Legends and Dota 2 have, it's still a pretty decent game in its own right. It also keeps on trucking with new Gods to choose from, and the newest rework is Hel -- keep...

    Chris Carter

    2:00 PM on 08.29.2013

    SMITE is definitely worth your time

    It took me quite a while to come around to SMITE. Despite the fact that it was getting rave reviews from some of my Twitter followers, I was already knee-deep in a number of MOBAs, keeping up with Dota 2 and League of Legends...

    Chris Carter

    7:00 AM on 07.18.2013

    Map-making tools in the works for Tribes: Ascend

    The team behind Tribes: Ascend have no more major updates planned for the game in the foreseeable future as they focus development on their MOBA, Smite. All is not doomed for the frantic first-person shooter community though ...

    Hamza CTZ Aziz

    12:00 PM on 07.14.2013

    No more 'major' updates for Tribes: Ascend for six months

    Some rather worrisome news for Tribes: Ascend players has emerged from its development team regarding future support. According to a statement put out by High-Rez Studios' co-founder, there will be an absence of any 'maj...

    Harry Monogenis

    11:45 AM on 03.06.2013

    $10,000 SMITE tournament to be held at PAX East

    Hi-Rez announced today that an eight-team, 5v5 tournament will be held at PAX East from March 22 - 24 for its third-person free-to-play MOBA SMITE. This is an invitation-only tournament, and seven teams have already been dete...

    Patrick Hancock

    7:15 PM on 02.28.2013

    Hi-Rez introduces one-time payment option for SMITE

    For games to start off as playable for free with microtransaction support only to shift back to a traditional one-time payment option seems a bit silly, but I'm not about to argue against providing customers with choices. Hi-...

    Jordan Devore

    2:15 PM on 02.13.2013

    Tribes: Ascend announces a single-purchase option

    I've always wished that free-to-play games would allow me to pay a certain amount of cash upfront and just give me everything I want. Well, Tribes: Ascend is doing exactly that, starting February 15. Stop reading my dia...

    Patrick Hancock

    3:30 PM on 01.24.2013

    Hi-Rez launches open beta for free-to-play SMITE

    After spending a generous amount of time in closed beta, SMITE has opened up. The full release isn't here yet, but now players can get into this rather enjoyable MOBA without having to beg for a key. The video above walks th...

    Jordan Devore

    1:30 PM on 11.02.2012

    Arena mode and new map added to SMITE

    Hi-Rez Studios' SMITE has been updated with a new team deathmatch-style mode dubbed Arena, including a Colosseum map to play it on. Two teams of five members each earn points for killing other players and minions as opposed t...

    Jordan Devore

    5:00 PM on 08.22.2012

    Tribes: Ascend gets new mode, Technician goodies

    Tribes: Ascend has just received an update, adding not only a new mode but a slew of new items and upgrades. CTF Blitz is the mode, which will move the flag to a different location each time it's captured. It will conti...

    Patrick Hancock

    9:00 PM on 07.20.2012

    This SMITE developer walkthrough highlights Bakasura

    In this latest video for Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE, we're given an informative look at another one of the game's playable characters: Bakasura. Beyond running down his various abilities, there's a healthy amount of protips expla...

    Jordan Devore

    5:30 PM on 05.24.2012

    Live show: Mash Tactics is playing Tribes Ascend

    King Foom is looking for a cheap thrill on Mash Tactics today. By "cheap", I of course mean free-to-play, as seems to be a rising trend these days. One of the latest in the genre of first-person shooters is Tribes Ascend, a g...

    Bill Zoeker

    9:30 PM on 05.15.2012

    SMITE now taking your pre-orders, beta begins soon

    First of all, don't get confused. The upcoming action-MOBA title SMITE is still free-to-play. However, you can now plunk down twenty of your hard-earned dollars and not only be guaranteed beta access, but you'll get an e...

    Patrick Hancock

    1:10 AM on 04.28.2012

    Here's 10,000 codes for the Spinfusor in Tribes: Ascend

    Tribes: Ascend is the fast paced free-to-play first-person shooter from Hi-Rez Studio that just launched this past month. A bunch of us at Destructoid have been playing like crazy, including Patrick Hancock. If you haven't t...

    Hamza CTZ Aziz