Hawken Is Still Around, Still Looks Good

People were once so excited about Hawken. It looked awesome, it had a wonderful visual design to it, and then...well, then it went free-to-play, and it didn't have singleplayer, and that kinda took the wind out of a lot of people's sails. A shame, but hey, the game still looks great, people are playing it, and the art… » 12/03/13 1:00am 12/03/13 1:00am

How A Poster Of A Sexy Dude Helped One Game Developer Make A Point

An employee at Hawken developer Meteor Entertainment had only one real gripe about her job: Their office featured a poster of a scantily-clad lady mechanic, and it bugged her to death. She says her boss, Meteor CEO Mark Long, loved the poster. She did not. » 5/14/13 6:30pm 5/14/13 6:30pm

Nvidia's good at blowing stuff up. In this video, we can see them apply that to games—in this case, Adhesive Games' currently-in-open-beta mech shooter, Hawken. From rock chunk-clouds and swirly, shiny particles to full-scale level destruction, it's all there, and it all looks fabulously chaotic (and crazy fun). » 4/18/13 6:40am 4/18/13 6:40am

Project Shield's First Killer App Could Be This Tegra 4 Version of

When Adhesive Games' creative director and co-founder Khang Le took the stage during last night's Nvidia press conference to play the free-to-play mech combat game Hawken on Nvidia's Project Shield handheld, I was confused. This was not the PC game. What the hell was that? Turns out Nvidia ran out of time to mention… » 1/07/13 4:55pm 1/07/13 4:55pm

Weapons of Mass Disruption #2: Why Is (Almost) Every Video Game…

There are three main gaming platforms. The PC, the mobile or ‘smart' device, and the dedicated games console. Looking worldwide, two out of three are now dominated by free-to-play. » 12/21/12 1:00pm 12/21/12 1:00pm

Hawken's Great New Cinematic Trailer Shows How Giant Mechs Explode

Indie mech shooter Hawken is now in open beta. To celebrate, this very fancy new trailer has just been released. Boy, this game has come a long way. From nine dudes and a love of Maschinen Krieger to expensive-looking cinematic launch trailers in a little over 18 months. » 12/12/12 11:20pm 12/12/12 11:20pm

The Awesome Japanese Models Behind 2012's Coolest Shooter

When indie multiplayer shooter Hawken burst onto the scene last year, people went bananas. They're still going bananas. But here's the thing: it's just a multiplayer shooter. Most of us haven't even played it. So why all the excitement? » 7/25/12 2:00am 7/25/12 2:00am

Hawken is Everything I Ever Wanted in a Mech Shooter

For more than a year now Adhesive Games' indie PC mech shooter Hawken has tantalized us with breathtakingly gorgeous scenes of giant robot carnage amidst dystopian cityscapes that combine anime sensibilities with Moebius-level intricacy and detail. The aesthetic has won us over time and time again, but what of the… » 6/06/12 12:00pm 6/06/12 12:00pm

Hawken is Getting the Live-Action Treatment

As short as the world is on decent multiplayer mech games, I think the main reason so many people have been so excited for Hawken is the look of the thing. Taking a cue from awesome Japanese model series Maschinen Krieger, its dirty, megacity take on the future would look amazing in a blockbuster, let alone something » 4/18/12 8:36pm 4/18/12 8:36pm