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Hawken's PC version is shutting down

Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken is calling it a day, at least as far as the PC version goes. Developer Reloaded Games is pulling it from Steam early next year. The announcement was made on the Hawken Facebook page. On January 2, ...

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Review: Hawken

Hawken is a game I keep checking back in on. When it originally released back in 2012, it seemed ahead of its time, a free-to-play shooter with AAA production values featuring mech combat. For someone who is both cheap and a mech fan, it wa...

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Console release window confirmed for Hawken

Hawken is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 “in late June/early July”.  We suspected the free-to-play game — originally released in 2012 — was making an appearance on Xbox One, but had yet to have it official...

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Hawken is strangely not dead, rated for Xbox One

Hawken, released in 2012, is still around -- can you believe it? It was a pretty far-fetched experiment but it survived, albeit after the original publisher went out of business, and Reloaded Games taking over. Now, according to a listing f...

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Rise from your grave! Hawken might not be dead after all

Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken may have a new lease on life with the announcement that it has been acquired by Reloaded Games, the publisher behind APB: Reloaded. “Hawken is here to stay” says Joshua Clausten, the game's new p...

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Hawken is moving to Steam this month

Adhesive Games is in the process of transitioning its free-to-play mech game Hawken to Steam. Going forward, a Steam account will be required to access and play the title. New player accounts cannot be created currently and existing players...

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Hawken launches its Christmas map and Wreckage update

Now that we're into December, it seems okay that games are rolling out Christmas updates; any earlier and you'd have this cranky old man complaining on the internet and no one wants that. Hawken's latest update combines a whole new map alo...

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Your first look at the new Wreckage map for Hawken

Adhesive Games has given Destructoid the first exclusive look at the latest map coming to Hawken. Called Wreckage, the new map is based around a crash-landed derelict cargo ship. Wreckage ties into the backstory of the series, and it ultima...

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Hawken unveils new Predator mech and co-op mode

I was really happy with the changes that were made in the major Ascension update for Hawken; I was already a fan of the free-to-play, mech shooter but the improved tutorial and unlocks encouraged me to play more of the game. Now, a new upd...

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Hawken's Ascension update is the biggest yet

The free-to-play mech shooter Hawken has been in beta since the end of 2012 but the Ascension update that was released over the weekend is the biggest since the game's launch. One of the most significant overhauls was the tutorial, which d...

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Hawken's next big update is all thanks to fan feedback

Hawken has been in open beta for the last several months, but all in all things have been pretty quiet from the giant mech combat simulator. Well that's about to change as developer Adhesive Games unleashes a massive update that's going to ...

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How eager nipples and a tight thong fought casual sexism

Hawken publisher Meteor has, in its office, a piece of art featuring a woman with a bountiful underboob and very little in the way of clothing, hung in place by CEO Mark Long. The half-naked woman, named "Ruby Underboob" by employees, ...

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Everything you need to know about Hawken's newest mech

Last week we showed you what the newest mech to join Hawken looks like. Well now our exclusive look continues as we have a full breakdown of everything the mech has to offer players in the free-to-play first-person shooter for PC. The new m...

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Here's an exclusive look at the next new mech for Hawken

Hawken is the badass twitch based first-person shooter that sees you controlling giant mechs of destruction.The game offers a few different types of mechs ranging in different sizes and classes, and the collection of giant robots is about t...

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Hawken trailer shows off new PhysX eye candy

In case you were concerned that visually-stunning mech shooter Hawken would run well on your computer, you can always turn on the PhysX options that will ensure amazing visuals and mournful performance (for most). In this video distributed...


We're giving out 10,000 Hawken beta codes right now!

For those of you who don't know, Hawken is an awesome first-person mech shooter for the PC with a focus on fast and twitch style gameplay. Plus it also looks amazing! How could you not want to play this? The open beta starts on December 12,...


Hawken's closed beta begins October 26

Hawken just completed a round of alpha testing recently, which means we're nearing the home stretch to the open beta set for December 12, 2012. Before we get to that point though, the Hawken team will be doing some closed beta testing start...


Hawken CEO: It takes indie companies to do risky things

Many of us at Destructoid have been looking forward to Hawken for a very long time now. How could we not? The mech genre was seemingly dead in the water until Adhesive Games revealed the teaser video which showed us a mech game that's bring...


Hawken web series announced: Mechs will explode!

Upcoming free-to-play mech game Hawken will have its world and fiction expanded via a web series produced by Warner Premier. Though it's not clear whether this will be an animated or live-action series with CGI (like the promotional shorts ...


E3: Hawken is getting its own ridiculous controller too

I bet every original Steel Battalion fan just got goosebumps upon seeing these images of the MEK-FU controller, huh? I know I did when I saw it in person last week at the Hawken party during E3. Of course, there's a sense of dread that come...


E3: Hawken looks to be the king of free-to-play gaming

When I got to check out the upcoming free-to-play mech game Hawken for PC at PAX East earlier this year, I was blown away. The developers nailed the most important part of the mech genre: the feel. If you don’t feel as if you’re...


Gaikai to offer Hawken prior to its full launch

This probably goes without saying, but, December isn't exactly right around the corner. As such, the wait for Hawken has and continues to be a test of my patience. Cloud gaming service Gaikai has reached an agreement with Meteor Entertainme...


First hands-on with Hawken

If you're like me, as soon as you saw gameplay of the upcoming free-to-play PC mech game, Hawken, you not only wanted to play it -- you needed to play it. Everything just looks so right. I'm a huge proponent of playing a game befo...


Why can't we be friends? New Hawken footage arrives

More fast-paced Hawken footage is here -- and quick! -- everyone shoot at that noisy thing flying up above. Except for you, guy who would rather kill me than work toward a common enemy. You're cool. The sound design and HUD effects (so muc...


$10 million in funding raised for Hawken

Adhesive Games' impressive-looking mech combat game Hawken won't be out until the end of this year, but it's already attracted quite a bit of attention. $10 million in funding for the project has been raised so that it can launch successful...


You should sign up for the Hawken beta right now

The wonderful-looking mech combat game Hawken will be launching December 12, 2012. (Perfect date for a marketing team, eh?) Since that's painfully far away, now is a good time to sign up for the beta. If you manage to get three friends to j...


Hawken continues to look great in desert battle footage

Admittedly, I was only so eager to post the recent story trailer for Hawken because I wanted an excuse to mention the game again. Not that it was a bad video, necessarily; this latest footage, however, is a much better indicator of what Ha...


Gorgeous mech game Hawken gets a story teaser

This is the obligatory sentence in which I ramble on about how Hawken is remarkably pretty for an independent PC game. Seriously, have you seen this mech combat title in motion? It almost seems too good to be true, but talent combined with...



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