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SMITE now taking your pre-orders, beta begins soon


9:30 PM on 05.15.2012
SMITE now taking your pre-orders, beta begins soon photo



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 extra ten heroes to play. You can also decide to unlock extra heroes with time played, just as you would in Hi-Rez's other free-to-play title, Tribes: Ascend. From the looks of it, this is only a limited-time offer and eventually it'll go up to $30. Oh, and there's a beta countdown timer as well, which will hit zero in about 16 days! You can check out the pre-order information here.

I played SMITE back at PAX East and had a pretty great time. My favorite part was definitely the option to auto-buy your items, since I think that will allow newer players to ease into the game better. Are you MOBA fiends looking forward to adding another game to your list? Or will you be passing up on SMITE?








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12:00 PM on 03.02.2015
Hi-Rez announces more plans for SMITE on Xbox One, including possible transfer process

I really enjoyed my time with SMITE, and loved the more action-oriented approach to the MOBA sub-genre. The problem is when I get on my PC, I usually just opt to play something else, like League of Legends or Heroes...more



5:30 PM on 01.06.2015
Smite's Xbox One beta sign-ups are open

You can now sign up for the Xbox One beta test of Smite, Hi-Rez Studios' third-person, mythological MOBA. I'd recommend it to anyone who's curious about the genre but can't seem to get into Dota 2 or League of Legends. Be su...more



11:30 AM on 11.04.2014
Smite is still coming to the Xbox One, closed beta planned in early 2015

Hi-Rez Studios has posted a video detailing their event at PAX Australia over the past weekend, and they're ready to share more information regarding the Xbox One version of Smite. Basically, the Xbox One closed beta will st...more



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...more



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...more



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...more



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...more



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-...more



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...more



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...more




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7:30 AM on 02.26.2015
Dragon Quest Heroes free DLC adds new character, costumes

Dragon Quest Heroes is already out in Japan -- thankfully, it has also just recently been confirmed for a Western release -- and its first wave of DLC is on the way. And it's all going to be free. First up is the Arena Battle...more



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