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Hawken Enters Open Beta

Hawken Enters Open Beta

  Meteor Entertainment and Adhesive Games have been busy integrating all the changes and suggestions from the closed beta, and are now ready to open their doors for the Hawken close beta. Hawken is a multiplayer mech combat game by Adhesive Games Ltd. & Meteor Entertainment was originally slated for release on 12/12/12.  That didn’t happen apparently, but in the wake of so many games being released before they were finished, I for one am glad that they didn’t rush it out just because they said they would.  I actually prefer to wait and have a finished product! Even if you’re not a mega [...]

December 13, 2012 PsychoSyd Varia 0

Smite Me

Smite Me

The game where you get to play gods! (Jesus and Mohammed sold separately) So amidst the controversy (dun dun dun), surrounding Hi-Rez’s newest title, I decided to take the risk of having my politically correct immortal soul ruined and test the SMITE beta. And whaddaya know, Kali is TONS of fun to play. We’ll get back to the controversy in a moment, but let’s first catch up on what exactly SMITE is. Successor, or copycat, of games like League of Legends, SMITE is a third person perspective MOBA. That’s multiplayer online battle arena for you laymen. You get to pick [...]

September 4, 2012 Manny Impressions, Reviews 0

Dust 514 Beta Gameplay Trailer (E3)

Dust 514 Beta Gameplay Trailer (E3)

DUST 514 is a soon to be released free-to-play multiplayer FPS game, exclusively for PS3, that is directly connected with the EVE Online® universe. Got that? Basically, DUST 514 offers intense infantry combat (read: FPS), large-scale warfare and complex character advancement in a system-exclusive free-to-play persistent shooter set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online®. Now that is a lot of cross platform goodness! In all honesty though, don’t be fooled by the ‘large-scale warfare’. This is still PS3 we’re talking about, and if you’re a PS3 gamer, you’re quite aware of the multiplayer limitations. Now get [...]

September 3, 2012 PsychoSyd Uncategorized 1

Smite Beta Keys Giveaway

Smite Beta Keys Giveaway

We just got our hands on some Smite beta keys! contact us on facebook (direct message) to get yourself your very own beta key.  Supplies are limited, and are on a first come, first serve basis. No purchase necessary. SMITE is an online battleground between mythical gods. Inspired by DoTA (Defense of the Ancients) but instead of being above the action you are IN the action. Close third-person camera instead of RTS view. Move with WASD instead of clicking on a map. Detailed graphics and visual FX. Action combat, dodging, and AIMING. Free-to-Play but not pay-to-win. [...]

August 30, 2012 PsychoSyd Uncategorized 0

PlanetSide 2 Mega Awesome

PlanetSide 2 Mega Awesome

The sequel to the landmark MMOFPS (PlanetSide, 2003) has been revealed and it  is looking bigger and badder than ever. PlanetSide 2 is a massively multiplayer online first person shooter (yes that is a term)  that delivers epic, massive combat on a scale never before seen. Battles wage with literally thousands of players aligning with one of three unique factions in intense land, air and vehicle gameplay.  As in the first PlanetSide, PlanetSide 2 chronicles the efforts of three factions as they fight for territorial control of the planet Auraxis. The game will use SOE’s Forge Light Engine which in turn uses nVidia’s PhysX API for its physics [...]

July 17, 2012 PsychoSyd Varia 0

Bullet Run: Teaser

Bullet Run: Teaser

Bullet Run is a soon to be released free-to-play FPS developed by Acony Games,  set in the near future as the ultimate life-or-death TV reality show (did someone say Running Man?  oh wait, maybe they meant Gamer instead). With  hundreds of purchasable upgrades and customizations,  players can reach the top and become the ‘Bullet Run Stars’. Multiple environmental maps give players a variety of episodes to compete in, and the free-to-play ease of entry means you can get to fighting or get to dying with only a few clicks of the mouse “trigger.”  We here at XP4T have been dying to [...]

June 19, 2012 PsychoSyd XP4T Exclusives 0

Hawken: War is a Machine

Hawken: War is a Machine

Hawken is a multiplayer mech combat game by Adhesive Games Ltd. & Meteor Entertainment slated for release on 12/12/12.  I’m no mega mech-warrior fanboy, but I did fall in love with the genre in the 80’s by playing the pen and paper role-playing game Robotech as well as the DOS based Battletech, the amazing 1988 classic from Infocom.  Even if I hadn’t had that childhood exposure, I truly believe that I would still be drawn to this game purely due to the fact that controlling a huge mechanical machine and shooting lasers is simply awesome.  The video itself takes some getting used to. [...]

June 18, 2012 PsychoSyd Varia 1

Warface: Crytek’s Freemium Beast

Warface: Crytek’s Freemium Beast

The soon to be released Warface developed with the CryENGINE 3 , is Crytek’s first AAA freemium shooter.  Apparently this business model is the wave of the future, Crytek’s Founder/CEO/President Cevat Yerli recently stated that all future titles will be based on the freemium approach. The game recently stole the show at the Russian Game Developers Conference in May, after being recognized with two of the top prizes in the KRI Awards. Warface is slated for a 2012 release in North America & Europe.  Crytek has signed 3 publishing contracts with Mail.ru for Russia and the CIS, , Tencent for mainland China and with Nexon [...]

June 18, 2012 PsychoSyd Varia 0