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Latest SMITE patch brings Conquest map changes and a disco skin

Hi-Rez Studios release a patch to their free-to-play SMITE today, which comes with several big changes to the Conquest mode’s map. The overall layout and some of the lanes have been altered, camp positions moved, and some added

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SMITE Ultimate God Pack: Unlock them all

Just last week, Hi-Rez Studios announced a Game of the Year Edition for ​Tribes: Ascend​. Now, another of their free-to-play games gets a single purchase option with the revamped ​​SMITE​ Ultimate God Pack.

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Tribes: Ascend Game of the Year Edition coming this week

In what may be a first, a free-to-play game is getting a ‘game of the year’ edition. Hi-Rez Studios will later this week release the Tribes: Ascend Game of the Year Edition — this new edition of the game will give the player a single purchase option that will unlock all classes, perks and weapons

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Bachhus, God of Wine, announced as next character in SMITE

Hi-Rez Studios have announced the next God who is to grace their game, SMITE, with his presence. Bacchus is his name, taken from Greek mythology, in which he was the God of the grape harvest and wine-making. Naturally, in the game, his traits and abilities are based upon this grape-derived beverage

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SMITE Interview: Game started “as a prototype battleground mode for Global Agenda”

We’ve already praised SMITE after playing the closed beta, and wanted to find out more. We managed to get some questions over to Hi Rez Studios’ COO, Todd Harris. But he’s quite a busy man, so we tried to pick out just five questions to ask, covering a few widely very varied aspects of their

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SMITE Closed Beta: New God Arrives with Patch 0.1.975.1

The next update to the closed beta for SMITE should be arriving sometime today. Hi-Rez Studios warn that servers may be down for several hours while the patch is rolled out, but once it’s done we’ll have a bunch of updates, balance changes, and a new God to play as

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[Video] SMITE Advanced Tutorial: God Enhancement, Teamwork, & Game Phases

This video follows on from the basic tutorial that Hi-Rez released a little while ago. It moves on from explaining the basics of SMITE, to things that are a little more advanced. This time the video explains the basics of enhancing your God by way of items and buffs, the different phases of the game,

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First Impressions: SMITE Closed Beta, the MOBA with a Different View

A different view in a quite literal sense, actually. Hi-Rez Studios’ SMITE takes on the currently very popular MOBA genre, but switches from the usual isometric view-point, to a third-person one –giving complete control over your character and forcing you to aim every single shot. I’d been watching the game closely, and thanks to @FourCourtJester’s Twitter give-away, I managed to get a closed beta key and finally check it out for myself.

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Latest Tribes: Ascend Video Showcases Cloak & Dagger Update

Hi-Rez Studios willl soon be granting Tribes: Ascend players — which is currently in open beta and free for everyone to play (by the way) — a new update that’ll introduce the ability to cloak, and to launch and detonate bombs. Then they top it off with a “laser-edged dagger”

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Tribes: Ascend Opens Up on Friday

The latest news from Hi-Rez Studios, currently developing Tribes: Ascend, will be music to the ears of anybody who’s been hunting high and low for a beta key to date. From this Friday, February 24th, at 5pm GMT, the game will be entering the open beta phase — meaning anybody can head over to the website, sign-up, and play, with no need for an illusive string of digits.

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