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Hawken relaunching via Steam ahead of full release

Hawken relaunching via Steam ahead of full release

Transition begins today for existing players.

Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken is being relaunched via Steam as its team continues to work towards a full release.

Existing players will be sent Steam access codes to game from today and must use Valve's client to log in from now on. All users should receive a code by this time next week, publisher Meteor Entertainment has promised.

The game won't be publicly available until later in the month, after all existing players have been resettled.

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Hawken art prank changes CEO's mind about scantily clad women

The story of Ruby Underboob and Bro-sie the Riveter.

Mark Long, CEO of Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment, loved a piece of comic art from the game so much he blew up a print to frame and hang on the out-facing wall of his office. It's the first thing workers and visitors see when they enter the building, and the last thing they see when they leave.

Feature"Free-to-play will change everything."

Hawken's publisher Mark Long on the free-to-play future, and his game's part in it.

Hawken's already made a splash, even before its open beta began earlier this week. When the trailer for Khang Lee's vision of a future corrupted by nano-viruses and patrolled by angry, sexy mechs debuted last April, the world watched in awe. And the games industry watched in envy, beginning a long courtship period between several publishers and the independent developer Adhesive.

F2P mech shooter Hawken enters open beta next week

F2P mech shooter Hawken enters open beta next week

“It's been a long road...”

Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken enters open beta next week, Meteor Entertainment has announced.

On Wednesday 12th December 2012, aka 12/12/12, the open beta will be accessible worldwide except in China.

Developer Adhesive Games will use the open beta to implement feedback from the closed beta, including features, balance changes and improvements. These updates will be rolled out in waves during the open beta event, and feedback to this will influence the final version of the game.

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Hawken goes into closed beta in a fortnight

Hawken goes into closed beta in a fortnight

Mech for the registration page.

Free-to-play mech combat game Hawken will be entering its first closed beta on 26th October.

Developer Meteor Entertainment announced the beta, which will run though 29th October, on its official forums.

All Alpha 2 participants will automatically receive an e-mail invite to join the beta. Otherwise codes will be doled out on the game's Facebook and twitter pages. Additionally, you can register for the Hawken beta here.

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Hawken to support Oculus Rift upon launch this December

Free-to-play mech combat game Hawken will launch with Oculus Rift support upon release on 12th December.

This makes the Unreal 3 Engine-based Hawken the second game to officially support the tech, alongside Doom: BFG Edition.

Of course the snazzy VR goggles won't be commercially available then, but those who pledge upwards of $300 on its Kickstarter will get a dev kit come December.

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Live action Hawken films in the works

Indie mech stunner committed to celluloid.

Eye-popping indie mech dust-up Hawken is getting a series of supporting live-action films, publisher Meteor Entertainment has announced.

Hawken launches in December as free-to-play title

Hawken launches in December as free-to-play title

Eye-catching indie mech-battler announces beta.

Hawken, the multiplayer indie mech shooter that attracted significant internet buzz last year with its stunning announcement trailer, launches on 12th December as a free-to-play title.

As reported by VentureBeat, developer Adhesive Games hopes to pick up revenue from the sale of virtual goods such as additional weapons and armour.

Gameplay will be fast paced and session-based, with players opting for either 15 or 30 minute skirmishes.

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