Smite Has Officially Been Released


Previously available to the Public, but as an open beta, Smite has officially been released. Developed by High-Rez Studio’s, Smite is a new take on the existing MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) style game. Instead of the classic view (overhead birds-eye view) that you normally get in these kinds of games, Smite changes this to a 3rd person view. Now as small of a change as this seems, it makes a HUGE difference in the way the game plays, and I think this change makes the game much more friendly to new users. Because you are using WASD to move and your mouse to look around, the game has a much more action oriented feel to it.

SMITE - Nemesis Screenshot 2

There are a variety of game modes, but the classic 5 VS 5, three lane Conquest Mode is the meat and potatoes here. They have also taken deity’s from mythology around the globe and created champions out of them, from Greek, Egyptian and Norse Mythology, all the way up to Hindu and Chinese Mythology, there are at current count, 51 gods playable in the game. They are also slowly adding more gods as time goes on, they have not stated yet how many they plan to add to the game, but so far they have a great assortment that can fit to a variety of play styles.

SMITE - Scylla Screenshot 2

Smite is Free to Play, there is a weekly God rotation that cycles through the free gods available that week, as well as you can use in game currency or “Favour” as they call it, which you get by completing matches, or spend real money on Gems, which you can then use to buy gods, as well as skins for those gods. All in all not to uncommon for this kind of game, and it is a system that works well.

SMITE - Agni Screenshot 1

There are ranked games and Ladders in the game, and they are definitely aiming to get the game into e-sports with the built in Twitch Streaming as well as the fact that this weekend they are kicking things off with a rather large tournament in Atlanta, with more then $200k  in prize money up for grabs. for more information on the tournament, you can go here.

For the launch of Smite they also sent along this very cool Cinematic trailer showing off a few of the gods in Smite, you can take a look at that below.

All throughout the Beta I have been playing my fair share of Smite as well and you can see some matches and how the game plays at the links below.

So what else can I say really, this game is worth the download, and I have been playing the crap out of it recently, and this in spite of the fact that Titanfall has come out. It really is kind of like the MOBA for people who can’t/don’t like MOBA’s. At the very least it is free, and if you can’t get into it, well that is fine, no harm no foul, but I def urge you to take a look at it.

To download the game and get playing, head here to SMITE.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody

Crytek Finally Releases Warface in North America


Crytek has announced that their newest Free to play FPS game, Warface, has been released in North America, Europe and Turkey today. Utilizing their own browser based “GFACE” Players can sign up and play for free by visiting The game features a wealth of cooperative and competitive game modes, four distinct soldier classes, and a special emphasis on working as a team. Take a look at the newest trailer below as well as some screens from the game.

If you are interested in trying out Warface, head over to their website

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody

You won’t find any Kain or Raziel in this Nosgoth

Nosgoth Logo

Well, Legacy of Kain and Soul Reaver fans, I am sorry to tell you, the new game set in this universe has absolutely nothing to do with either of those franchise’s, except for being set in the same “universe”.  Nosgoth is the competitive, team-based Human vs. Vampire free-to-play multiplayer game set in the dark fantasy world of the ‘Legacy of Kain’ series. The premise is that this game takes place during the war between Humans and Vampires. You can either play as a human or a vampire, the humans are more range characters with weapons, and the Vampires are more melee focused characters, where they themselves are weapons, and their movement is also much greater (run on walls, one can fly, etc) Square Enix has released the first video showing off this new game, you can check it out below.

Nosgoth is going to be a Free To Play game, and it is going into closed beta soon. Nosgoth is being developed for the PC, no word on a console release at this time. If you want to know more, and sign up for the closed beta, you can go here, Nosgoth.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody