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Realm Royale has lost around 93% of its player base

The battle royale sub-genre is a harsh mistress. So many titles enter the ring, but it seems like only two big-wigs can remain popular. Once poised to be a direct competitor to PUBG, Hi-Rez Studio's Realm Royale isn't looking so hot anymore...

 
 
 
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Realm Royale, Hi-Rez's latest project, is coming to consoles

Hi-Rez has put out quite a few massive online games over the years, and their latest, derived from the Paladins series (and originally a direct Paladins tie-in) is Realm Royale. It's, as you guessed it, yet another battle royale, and it's s...

 
 
 
 
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E3 leaks prompt Hi-Rez to just confirm Paladins on Switch

Amid many pre-E3 leaks, one in particular stood out -- the datamining of the eShop. That very act uncovered Paladins for Switch, right there in all its official glory, and Hi-Rez Studios have just confirmed it this morning by flicking ...

 
 
 
 
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Team-based shooter Paladins opens its beta on consoles

If signing up for the Paladins closed beta on consoles was too much of an ask but you're still interested in Hi-Rez's free-to-play take on team-based shooters, today's the day. There's now an open beta running on PlayStation 4 (North Ameri...

 
 
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Paladins will probably do pretty well for itself on consoles

With its open beta newly available on Steam Early Access, Paladins: Champions of the Realm has stepped into the spotlight. This is a team-based shooter from Hi-Rez, the studio behind SMITE and Tribes: Ascend, and I don't think it's unfair ...

 
 
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Tribes: Ascend gets a final patch and unofficial goodbye

[Header courtesy of Steam user Apoc Hedgie] Tribes 2 was one of my favorite games as a pre-teen. I would wake up super early so I could get some uninterrupted play in on my dial-up modem. That is a piece of technology I haven't thought abou...

 
 
 
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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 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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Smite developer's Paladins gets a Founder's Pack, beta date

Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a thing that exists, and is the newest first-person team shooter project from the folks over at Hi-Rez who created the controversial Tribes Ascend and Smite. While there hasn't been a whole lot of bu...

 
 
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Tribes Ascend dev releases past Tribes for free

Lot of out of the blue Tribes news this year. Developer Hi-Rez released its appropriately named "Out of the Blue" update to Tribes Ascend after two years of nada back in September. Now, each entry in the series joins Ascend in being free. T...

 
 
 
 
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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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