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Evolve

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. read
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Caught in a snare
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 ... read feature

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Evolve patch

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 ... read
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Free Evolve DLC

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... read
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A tamed beast
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... read feature

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Evolve

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... read
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Red in tooth and claw
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... read feature

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Evolve

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... read
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The creative director responds
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... read feature

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DLC it up
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... read feature

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Evolve

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... read
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Evolve solo mode

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... read
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The push and pull of good intentions and capitalism
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... read feature

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Evolve stream

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... read
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Evolve DLC drama

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... read
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The Behemoth

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... read
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Evolve's PC specs

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 ... read
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Evolve on Xbox

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... read
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Evolve

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... read
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Evolve Offline Mode

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... read
Evolve beta photo
Evolve beta

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... read
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I'm gonna have me some fun
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... read feature

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You can scramble eggs, too!
"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... read feature

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Evolve

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... read
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

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... read
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Evolve

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... read
Evolve alpha photo
Evolve alpha

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... read
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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.  read
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Evolve

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... read
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Evolve delayed

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 ... read






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