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Smite is hitting PS4 tomorrow, still doesn't have Cross-Play

Ever since Microsoft opened its Cross-Play gates, I've been waiting for Sony to oblige. That would certainly help out fans of SMITE, a game that's getting a PS4 version on May 31, but cannot interact with either the PC or Xbox One editions....

 
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Smite to receive 'life changing console change' soon

Like Smite? Care about framerate stuff? Then hold onto your hats, friends, ‘cos it seems the MOBA will shortly be available in 60fps. Right now, Smite is locked in at 30fps on both PlayStation 4 beta and Xbox One. However, design...

 
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Smite is coming to the PS4, begins closed beta sign-ups

The cat was out of the bag already, but the free-to-play third-person MOBA, Smite, is officially on its way to the PS4 following an announcement on the PlayStation blog. While the game is already in a closed alpha, Hi-Rez studios plans to h...

 
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Ratings board hints at PlayStation 4 Smite release

MOBA Smite may be coming to PlayStation 4.  In a listing that has now since been removed, PEGI - the European rating board - has listed MOBA with a 12 rating due to its “non-realistic looking violence towards human characters&rdq...

 
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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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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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Xbox boss: 'Xbox One preview is going to get interesting'

When asked on Twitter what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One preview update, head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer replied "Preview is going to get interesting in the next few months. The members do a great job with the Quests et...

 
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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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$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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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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This SMITE developer walkthrough highlights Bakasura

In this latest video for Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE, we're given an informative look at another one of the game's playable characters: Bakasura. Beyond running down his various abilities, there's a healthy amount of protips explaining how to, i...

 
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SMITE now taking your pre-orders, beta begins soon

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...

 
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PAX: Hands-on with the new Hi-Rez MOBA, SMITE

Just because Hi-Rez Studios is busy nearing the launch of its free-to-play FPS Tribes: Ascend doesn't mean they don't have another big title in the works. SMITE is the studio's upcoming MOBA title (like Dota 2 or League of Legend...

 
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First screenshots of Hi-Rez Studios' SMITE

Hi-Rez Studios is getting into the multiplayer online battle arena scene with SMITE. The game was announced earlier this year, but we're only now getting our first real look at it. Various gods spanning multiple mythologies are all out to g...

 

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