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

Now Hawken Has a Target Class. I Mean Healer Class.

No, I think I was right the first time. If you see the new Technician mech on the enemy's team, kill it. If it's on your team, hug it. If it's you, then congratulations, you're a helper. Way to help. Want to see pics of the new map you'll be dying on? » 4/18/13 9:00pm 4/18/13 9:00pm

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

The Hidden Beauty Of Skill Trees

The recent launch of Path Of Exile's open beta—a new hack & slash action RPG known especially for its enormous skill tree, as you can see in the pic above—inspired us to collect some of the best looking skill and research trees spanning a variety of genres. It's interesting to see how creatively devs can handle this… » 1/24/13 9:30pm 1/24/13 9:30pm

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

I Didn't Get Why People Love Giant Mechs. Then I Played Hawken.

I've been unfair to giant mechs and the people who love them. If you asked me about mechs a week ago, I'd probably make some awful comment about how mechs remind me of little boys clacking their action figures together, which isn't appealing to me. I didn't "get" the love for giant mechs. » 12/14/12 8:30pm 12/14/12 8:30pm

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

Hawken Beta Starts Real Soon

There have been some secret alpha tests going on for a while now, but a much wider pool of people will finally get their hands on mech shooter Hawken when it kicks off a closed beta on October 26. » 10/15/12 3:00am 10/15/12 3:00am

Even Hawken's Drab Future Can Have Sunny Days

Like almost every other game set in the future, multiplayer mech shooter Hawken looks bleak. Pollution, dark skies, it just seems a generally unpleasant place to spend any amount of time. » 9/26/12 9:30pm 9/26/12 9:30pm

Hawken With a Virtual Reality Headset Sounds Like a Mech-Lovers Fantasy

Hawken looks good enough as it is. But the prospect of playing the game using a virtual reality headset seems too bananas to be true. » 8/28/12 3:30am 8/28/12 3:30am

Here's What the Live-Action Hawken Series Looks Like. I'd Rather Be…

Directed by Gears of War art director Jeremiah O'Flaherty and starring the guy that played Darwin in X-Men First Class, this teaser trailer for the 2013 web series based on indie mech game Hawken is nearly as impressive as the actual game. » 7/27/12 6:00pm 7/27/12 6:00pm

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

From Hawken to...Totoro, the Art of Khang Le

Khang Le is the boss of Adhesive games, the studio behind the promising Hawken, a multiplayer mech shooter on PC. But he's not just the boss. » 6/26/12 1:00am 6/26/12 1:00am

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's Live Action Trailer Stars Some Very Serious Men

Does upcoming multiplayer shooter Hawken need a story? It's multiplayer-only, so maybe not. I know I liked it better when I could pretend it was just based on some obscure, bleak manga where the only things that mattered were money and staying alive. » 6/04/12 1:00am 6/04/12 1:00am

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