Hawken - Catch All

cyrax wrote:
Michael wrote:

Looks like Unreal engine?

UDK = Unreal Development Kit (UE3)

I am aware, I've used it myself. I just hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere that it was what they were using.

It bothers me that the main mech they follow has a glass wind-screen. I mean come on; they are shooting very large caliber weapons, that panel would have to be feet thick.

The game does look awesome though, I will still keep an eye on it.

You've never heard of transparent molecular weave molybdenum laced armor-glass? How do you repel fusion blasts from your forward crew plug chambers? Surely you aren't still using static phase layered carbonite. That stuff went out with the old 45X-Behemoth class MT's!

I saw the "overheating" warnings in the trailer and got flashbacks of MechWarrior. Color me intrigued for Hawken.

If it just plays like Shogo multiplayer I'll be a happy camper.

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Podunk wrote:

If it just plays like Shogo multiplayer I'll be a happy camper.

Shogo had multiplayer? Hmm.. I think I vaguely remember that, but never tried it, despite going through the single player 3 times.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Podunk wrote:

If it just plays like Shogo multiplayer I'll be a happy camper.

Shogo had multiplayer? Hmm.. I think I vaguely remember that, but never tried it, despite going through the single player 3 times.

Shogo multiplayer was fun. I still remember the time I launched a spider mine at Tyrian, and it hit him in the face, blocking his view. So he got to run around blindly for a bit before he exploded.

deftly wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:
Podunk wrote:

If it just plays like Shogo multiplayer I'll be a happy camper.

Shogo had multiplayer? Hmm.. I think I vaguely remember that, but never tried it, despite going through the single player 3 times.

Shogo multiplayer was fun. I still remember the time I launched a spider mine at Tyrian, and it hit him in the face, blocking his view. So he got to run around blindly for a bit before he exploded.

Those were the days.

I tried to share with you, but didn't quite make it.

AnimeJ wrote:

It looks really fantastic, but too hectic for my tastes. It's like Mechwarrior, but with a 30 ton max weight limit. I was never really a big fan of the Jenner and others of its class; about the lightest Mech I ever got into was the 35 ton class.

Careful what you say about my Urbanmech. Don't make me chase you, now.

Tigerbill wrote:

It bothers me that the main mech they follow has a glass wind-screen.

Or an internal viewscreen, maybe?

Via RPS, a new teaser trailer. Nothing too new in this one, but for all you folks worried about the existential reasons for shooting mechs, you now have justification.

The developer promised another trailer later this week too.

I (still) want to go to there.

I don't care what they're showing, I just really enjoy watching that game.

The art direction in this game is fantastic.

I hope that big ship they showed transforms into a mech.

First official trailer released today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENKnt...

Swarfigo wrote:

First official trailer released today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENKnt...

That trailer was a little odd in that there wasn't music for so long. *shrugs shoulders* Looks like fun.

I notice in that last trailer that it's the first time they're not using the default "you killed bonerBot" popup from Unreal.

I really, really wish this game had damage modelling, but it doesn't seem like it does.

I got into the private beta today, I can enlist three friends to play too when it drops. Post or shoot me a PM if you want in.

edit: Forgot to add it's also going to be F2P and browser-based.

I'd love a hookup for the beta.

I would like to go to there if you still have an invite

If you still have one left, I'd be game.

Invites sent to Podunk, Wipeout, and Hanta. All are gone.

Swarfigo wrote:

Invites sent to Podunk, Wipeout, and Hanta. All are gone.

I demand you retract one of those invites and send it to me instead!

Just got an email from Adhesive (devs) saying if more people want to play than I have invites for send them to https://playhawken.com/. There's a beta sign-up there.

Swarfigo wrote:

Just got an email from Adhesive (devs) saying if more people want to play than I have invites for send them to https://playhawken.com/. There's a beta sign-up there.

Just signed up. Gave me this link to share with others who want to sign up. Says I need three people to enlist with that link and they will "reserve my call sign". Not sure what that means, but do three people want to sign up for me?

http://playhawken.com/?ref=itd4ocjc

Sign-up page wrote:

Enlist three friends by sharing the link below and we'll reserve your callsign before training begins.

:l I always feel that things like this are rather slimy. "We'll pay you back $1500 for your $1000 franchise fee as soon as you sign up three friends to join PyramidCo!"

The best word of mouth is honest word of mouth that comes from people who're excited about a thing. I was much more likely to go out of my way to tell people about Hawken before I got this message. Now I'm like "Okay. Until I see this game in action for real, I'm withholding all judgement."