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Evolve's free new Arena Mode forgoes the foreplay


You're out of a job, Trapper
May 26
 
As a hunter, my experience with Evolve often involved catching a glimpse of the beast, giving chase, and then losing its zigzagging trail ad infinitum until it came back all beefed up to wipe us out. If only there were some w...




Some metal bands, not the Castle Crashers devs, play Evolve DLC


Well, that's a disappointment
Apr 17
 
A video with a misleading title led me to accidentally watch an Evolve DLC video. "Behemoth plays Behemoth" is less Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, and more metal bands I've never heard of. But, if you're looking for fantastic insight and well-thought-out critique such as "I loved killing them; they were pissing me off," and "It's pretty much like being on-stage," then do I ever have the video for you.




Review: Evolve: The Hunt Evolves Update


Caught in a snare
Mar 31
 
More than a month ago Evolve came out to tepid reactions and muted fanfare. Today's release of the game's first major content update, delivering on the Hunting Season Pass and the pre-order Monster Expansion Pack, might have ...




Game News Haikus: Bloodborne, Grand Theft Auto V, Evolve, and more


Zen distilled stories
Mar 30
 
This week I was tempted to do all Bloodborne all the time, because we had so many Bloodborne stories go up that got a ton of attention. Instead, I collected them all into one little Bloodball and turned the abundance in...




One of Evolve's monsters gets nerfed in new patch


The Wraith sees significant changes amidst larger rebalancing effort
Mar 24
 
Evolve is being rebalanced, Turtle Rock Studios revealed today. In response to player feedback, the developer is making a myriad of alternations to the asymmetrical shooter's cast of characters, the most significant of which ...




Evolve's new bug man character is just the best


Because he's a bug, man
Mar 19
 
What a magnificent specimen. Slim, a medic, is one of the four hunters joining Evolve across all platforms on Tuesday, March 31. There's also the "half-human walking tank" Torvald (assault), the hermit Crow (trapper) with his...




Evolve's free map DLC is doing that 'Xbox first' thing


Two Broken Hill maps incoming
Mar 12
 
It's great to see free maps in a multiplayer-centric game like Evolve, but -- there just had to be a but -- timed platform exclusivity? Considerably less good. When the maps Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry debut on M...




Play Evolve this weekend, earn a special gold monster skin


A skin that's not paid DLC? Well I'll be
Mar 06
 
There's a special gold skin for the Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith hidden within Evolve's code. It was previously only available for developers, but now, players will have a chance to nab it. All you have to do is play Evolve&nb...




Evolve is getting a free 'Observer Mode,' I'm surprised it's not DLC


All platforms
Mar 05
 
I've been playing Evolve off-and-on for the past few weeks, and I have to say I agree with Nic's middling review. I mean, I saw the warning signs very early after having a string of very boring matches, but I decided to...




Last week's top stories, now in handy haiku form


Game news nirvana
Feb 17
 
This past weekend I was up late and feeling loopy, and some haikus about a Flash game nobody cares about fell out of that state. Struck with inspiration, I thought, "Why can't all news be digested 17 syllables at a time?" Th...




Review: Evolve


A tamed beast
Feb 13
 
Trying to pin down my exact thoughts on Evolve has been trickier than pinning down any kind of prey the game has thrown at me. I was cautious with my initial impressions of the game earlier this week, noting an uneven play ex...




Evolve's launch trailer means hunting season's open


That goes for both sides
Feb 10
 
Some hunt for sport. Others hunt for sustenance. And, in the case of Evolve, everyone hunts because the other side is doing their damnedest to kill you. However, just because the hunt's starting today, it doesn't mean that w...




Review in Progress: Evolve


Red in tooth and claw
Feb 10
 
If you didn't know Turtle Rock Studios was the brains behind 2008's Left 4 Dead, you could probably guess as much after a few hours with its latest game, Evolve. The zombies might be gone in favor of giant monsters and lethal...




Evolve sure has a lot of skin DLC at launch


Roughly $60 worth
Feb 09
 
Evolve is nearly upon us, and a few of us have access to the game's pre-launch servers -- expect some impressions soon and a full review after we've tested the full version. When Evolve launches tomorrow, it wi...




Are you okay with picking up multiplayer-heavy games week one?


Sound off below
Feb 09
 
It's always been tough to judge the longevity of multiplayer games. Even growing up on PC titles with dedicated servers and devout fanbases, what's here today could be gone tomorrow, and many thriving online games have turned...




Where is our Evolve review?


It's another one of those games
Feb 09
 
Last night a few Evolve reviews were posted. Ours isn't ready just yet, though. 2K Games informed us that servers won't actually go live until later today, to prepare for the official launch. In other words, since we hav...




Why are so few of Evolve's characters female?


The creative director responds
Feb 08
 
Evolve will launch with twelve hunters: eight men, three women, and a robot, though it's referred to as a "he." Of the three female characters, two are medics (Val and Caira) and the other (Maggie) is a trapper. There are cur...




25% off next week's Evolve and June's Arkham Knight


DLC it up
Feb 07
 
The newsy deals this weekend are all on recently released and upcoming titles. Just yesterday, GMG relaunched its "VIP" sale (aka MSRP circumventing sale), where you'll see discounts on next Tuesday's Evolve and this summer's...




Evolve's live-action trailer is just teens playing hide and seek


Olly olly oxen free!
Feb 04
 
Let me go ahead and preemptively dash anyone's hopes that an Evolve live-action trailer might be cool in any conceivable way. It's just some teens running around in the woods with flashlights  -- basically a Friday...




Misanthropes rejoice: Evolve's solo mode is looking good


Watch both sides of solo Defend
Jan 29
 
Sometimes I am in the mood for good competitive multiplayer action, and thus far Evolve has looked like it will be up to that task. Other times, I'd rather not deal with other people, and that's okay with Turtle Rock's multi...




Drawstructoid: Predicting Evolve's unknown DLC monsters


Prognosticating the Destructoid way
Jan 21
 
Evolve is releasing with a few monsters and a handful of hunters, but more will be on the way through the magic of downloadable content. Some of the monsters are known entities, but others are complete mysteries. At least, to...




Evolve director on DLC: 'I don't like people thinking we're doing underhanded, dirty shit'


The push and pull of good intentions and capitalism
Jan 20
 
Evolve was peddling pre-order bonuses before its publisher had even shown off what the game looked like. A year later, we have a better idea what type of experience Evolve will offer when it releases next month. However, conc...




Monster mash! We're playing the Evolve beta


Come kill monsters with us
Jan 16
 
It's Friday--but I'm still writing Thursday on all my checks!!!--and things are lulling into weekend mode, so we figured it's as good a time as any to play some Evolve, which has a beta running this weekend. Two monsters, eig...




Turtle Rock defends Evolve's DLC, pre-purchase options


Videogames sure have gotten complicated
Jan 16
 
Turtle Rock studios co-founder Phil Robb took to the company's forums to address concerns about upcoming four-versus-one asymmetrical multiplayer title Evolve's numerous pre-purchase options and plans for downloadable co...




This monster is so big it could barely fit into Evolve


So they made him DLC
Jan 13
 
The Behemoth, Evolve's fourth monster, is a big boy. "He was literally made as large as we could make him," says developer Turtle Rock Studios. The dude is so big he can't even jump. Jumping is totally overrated, though. Lea...




Turns out Evolve's PC specs aren't the real monster


That's a nice change of pace
Jan 12
 
It's becoming a common trend that it requires an increasingly absurd PC to even think about running the latest triple-A games. Evolve is a slight reprieve from that. Prospective hunters won't necessarily need the latest ...




Pre-purchase Evolve on Xbox One, get the Wraith and four hunters early


If you don't like grinding, drop your $60 now!
Jan 09
 
Today 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios confirmed a bonus pre-purchase incentive for Evolve on Xbox One. If you pre-purchase the game before or during the Open Beta on Thursday, January 15, you'll be able to immediately p...




Evolve's intro cinematic is a clinic in smokin' stogies like a champ


They should've named this game 'Monster Hunter'
Jan 08
 
Evolve's opening cinematic is...well, it's pretty much everything you'd expect. It's a gussied-up version of the game as if it were being played like it's supposed to. You know, a team acting as a team instead of one guy run...




Turtle Rock Studios confirms offline mode for Evolve


I always suspected there was an 'I' in team
Dec 26
 
In a recent update on Turtle Rock Studio's Evolve blog, it was confirmed that the asymmetrical four-versus-one shooter will have an offline mode available for those who'd prefer to play the game solo. Thi...




Evolve launches open beta for Xbox One on January 15


Will be playable till launch
Dec 18
 
The first quarter of 2015 looks to be an exciting period for games. But one such title is looking to keep players satiated all the way till its release. After a successful closed alpha period, Evolve is gearing up for another...




Evolve offers a refreshingly robust and devious co-op experience


I'm gonna have me some fun
Dec 18
 
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Evolve, the new co-op shooter from Turtle Rock Studios. Helmed by the same developers of the original Left 4 Dead, fans have certainly been chomping at the bit for more information. Afte...




Evolve is about more than just monster hunting


You can scramble eggs, too!
Dec 03
 
"Hopefully, nobody has any questions about Hunt," Turtle Rock co-founder Chris Ashton said, his eyes darting around a cloistered room flush with press. "We've been talking about that forever!" Over the past several months, th...




Evolve's story trailer makes its monsters look more badass than ever


Introducing Evacuation
Dec 02
 
Everything we've seen of Turtle Rock's Evolve thus far has largely been without context -- two points of view ranging from "go kill that giant thing" to "go kill those four little people." This trailer isn't exactly wil...




Evolve 25% Off & Pre-Black Friday Weekend Deals


Wallet, its America time
Nov 22
 
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Update 1/23/15: The 25% off code is dead, but a new 20% off discount is live making decent discounts. See detail...




Hunt's off: Evolve alpha postponed on PS4


That's unfortunate
Oct 31
 
Bad news for monster hunters on PlayStation 4. The Evolve Big Alpha event has been postponed. The good news is that now your weekend is suddenly free again. Turtle Rock Studios posted an update on the Evolve site to...




Evolve's always different, and you'll see that in the Big Alpha


Almost endless possibilities
Oct 28
 
Back in May, I wrote a handy preview about how Turtle Rock Studios is striving for infinite replayability with Evolve. This interview with the developers has them going into detail in their own words about how tweaking almos...




That other Evolve alpha is coming Halloween weekend


October 30th through November 2nd
Oct 09
 
The hype for Evolve has died down for a bit. After tons of magazine covers, headline stories, previews, and hype for the alpha, we saw quite a lot of the game -- but ever since the delay, all has been quiet on the 2K fro...




You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour


'This is so stupid!'
Aug 31
 
PAX Prime 2014 is winding down, but that doesn't mean those of us at home can't pretend like we are there, stalking Max Scoville as he roams the show floor. I was going to give a detailed play-by-play of the video here, but ...




There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way


But you can get in it
Aug 30
 
Did you miss out on the closed alpha for Evolve last time it was around? Did you get to play it, but you want to play it more? If so, 2K and Turtle Rock are opening it up for another round of testing, dubbing it the "Big Alph...




See how mixing up Hunters in Evolve changes things up


Brand new map shown off
Aug 12
 
You want more Evolve? Well here you go. The latest trailer from gamescom shows off a mix up of the past Hunters that have been revealed, plus the squid face monster that the opposing players will take control of. All of this is shown on the new map Distillery.  This video is also eSports like whoa. 




Here's over 20 minutes of Evolve's Kraken


Cooperative multiplayer gaming evolved
Aug 07
 
When I think about the multiplayer games that I really enjoy, one immediately comes to mind: Turtle Rock Studios' Left 4 Dead. In a sea of samey competitive multiplayer titles, something about that particular game really wor...




Shoot: 2K pushes Evolve to February 2015


October's release schedule is now *slightly* less crazy
Aug 05
 
As part of its financial results, Take-Two Interactive announced that Turtle Rock Studios' cool-looking shooter Evolve has been pushed from an October release to February 10, 2015. In a statement, 2K said the additional time ...




Evolve built 'from the ground up' for DLC 'more so than any game ever before'


Big words from Turtle Rock
Jul 11
 
Turtle Rock co-founder Chris Ashton has some long term goals for Evolve, which includes supporting it with DLC "more so than any game ever before," he told OXM. "You know, in Left 4 Dead we could make new environments, b...




Go ahead and 3D print these Evolve figures, you early adopter


This is some pretty niche marketing
Jul 09
 
I have no idea what people with 3D printers do. Do they ever print more 3D printers? I'd probably print statues of myself because I'm extremely vain like that. I'd give one to all my neighbors, because I assume that they all...




Want in on the Evolve closed alpha? Here's your chance!


Act quickly!
Jul 03
 
Evolve is shaping up to be a pretty decent game. It won a bunch of awards at E3 including the Game Critics Awards' Best of Show. I played it in May and had a fantastic time with it. If you'd rather get your hands on it t...




Evolve's beta and DLC will hit first on Xbox One


Microsoft loves those timed-exclusive add-ons
Jun 09
 
Turtle Rock's Evolve had a short role in Microsoft's press conference today. Apart from a short teaser trailer, 2K announced that Xbox One users will have access to a beta. Further, Xbox One will have a timed-exclusive ...




Evolve's new hunters video shows how the new hunters do their hunting


They do their hunting newly
May 23
 
I spent some undisclosed amount of time writing up a preview about the changes that were made to Evolve since the last time that we saw it, and then Turtle Rock Studios went ahead and made a video, effectively rendering my words obsolete. Who reads when picture movies can be beamed into your eyes with little to no effort? Jerks.




Evolve goes monster hunting on October 21


The monster goes human hunting on the same day
May 22
 
Prospective hunters: ready your guns and steel your nerves. On October 21, Evolve hits store shelves, at which point you can track down and attempt to kill gargantuan monsters as often as your little hearts desire. While...




Evolve is making advances toward infinite replayability


Staging up!
May 22
 
Evolve, the asymmetrical four-versus-one multiplayer game from Turtle Rock Studios, is built around the titular premise of growing, becoming stronger, (dare I say it?) evolving. In game, this is called "staging up." As the mo...




Evolve has changed to allow for more customization


You could maybe say it evolved
Apr 12
 
The very core of Turtle Rock's Evolve revolves around the four versus one premise, and even though it's only been two months since we last saw it, the "one" side of things has since undergone some changes. The developers...





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