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Review: Smite (Xbox One)

Hi-Rez Studios has earned a rather interesting reputation in recent years. After creating Tribes: Ascend, a game heavily reliant on the free-to-play model, fans accused the studio of abandoning the game in record time (roughly a year), to f...

 
 
 
 
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Kevin Sorbo returns as Hercules in Smite

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys star Kevin Sorbo has lent his voice to Hi-Rez Studios' mythology-themed MOBA Smite. How this collaboration didn't happen sooner, I'm not sure. Before crying "disappointed!" over microtransactions, note that ...

 
 
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No more code begging! SMITE enters open beta on Xbox One

Thanks to its third-person gameplay and familiar mythological characters, SMITE was one of the few MOBAs to win me over. That was years ago, and I've long since lost interest. But now that the game's closed beta on Xbox One has opened up, I...

 
 
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Hi-Rez tried to be funny on Kickstarter

[Update #3: A Hi-Rez employee who wishes to remain anonymous confirmed that Andrew Sexton is part of the Hi-Rez marketing team and also provided us with the following comment: "There are a number of employees that haven't been so enth...

 
 
 
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Smite's now in closed beta on Xbox One

Hi-Rez’s free-to-play MOBA Smite is now in closed beta on Xbox One. If you want it, you can sign up for it here. While being retooled to fit better with a controller, the game’s also had a few updates from its Xbox One alp...

 
 
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Hi-Rez is helping out with Nepal relief through SMITE

Hi-Rez Studios has just sent over word that they will be contributing to the efforts to aid Nepal, following Ubisoft, CCP, and Bungie's leads. For the price of 400 gems in SMITE, you can buy a chest that will grant you access to skins ...

 
 
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Pro SMITE player gets one-year ban

If you're into the professional SMITE eSports scene you might notice a couple of names you recognise not being around for a little while as five professional SMITE players have just received a series of bans ranging from a few days to a yea...

 
 
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SMITE's Xbox One alpha is great so far

There aren't a whole lot of fully featured MOBA games on consoles. While a handful of them exist, some faring better than others, there's going to be a bigger push this year with games like SMITE and Gigantic heading to the Xbox O...

 
 
 
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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 sure to try Aweso...

 
 
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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 Atlanta to celebrat...

 
 
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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 -- keeper of the dead,...

 
 
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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 most of all. B...

 
 
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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 as High-Rez Stu...

 
 
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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 'major' updates for...

 
 
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$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 determined with the...

 
 
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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-Rez Studios is ...

 
 
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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 diary, Tribes! Tit...

 
 
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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 through what's ne...

 
 
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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 to the tradition...

 
 
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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 continually move to ...

 
 




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Parismio

Well this is awesome

 
Eggs&BrewsterJr

My wife reads this while I play

 
absolutfreak

Some of the quickest models Ive ever completed (minus bases Got to try out the new(ish) metallics, which will come in handy for future Kind of nice to be able to quickly knock something out like

 
Electric Reaper

Monster Girl Monday

 
siddartha85

Longing Log Update: Woke up from my nice bed on day 155 and I finally did the map Really feels like Im making

 
taterchimp

Shanties are so hot right now

 
Chris Moyse

‘APE’

 
streetmagik3

NieR Replicant is At least I got all the I dont really care about the Platinum trophy, I just wanted all the story Good game, not great, but still worth my

 
Exber

After 4 months of teaching again, I can say I missed laughing with my students for the silliest of things when making Having fun from Monday through Thursday all over again feels

 
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Wait, are UFOs real now?

 
 

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