Official Site: SMITE
Studio: Hi-Rez Studios
Launch Date: March 25, 2014
Genre: Mythological Fantasy MOBA
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Xbox One

Persephone, Goddess of the Underworld, is added to the SMITE pantheon

It's been quite some time since we've seen a new addition to the SMITE roster -- since April, to be specific --...

Massively Uplifting: Good deeds by the Paladins, Warframe, and AdventureQuest 3D communities

Here we go again with the "games are evil" nonsense, right? We've had that agenda pushed in our faces before, and Massively Uplifting...

Hi-Rez Studios announces the launch of UK-based Red Beard Games

It looks like Hi-Rez Studios is making sure the plural in its name is relevant. The company announced the launch of Red Beard...

PixARK has officially left early access and launched on PC and console, including the Switch

Is it weird to launch a game on a Friday? Maybe so, but that's just how PixARK rolls: Snail Games is launching the...

Horus and Set bring their divine duel to SMITE in the latest update

An ancient feud of divine proportions spills over to the battlegrounds of SMITE today as its latest update introduces two new Egyptian deities,...

ARK Survival Evolved-inspired voxel sandbox PixARK is launching May 31

It's been a year since Snail Games' survival-centric voxelbox PixARK hit early access, but its time in testing is almost up: The company...

Exclusive: MMORPG Astellia Online deep-dives its Warrior and Scholar classes

Korean-born Astellia has been hovering on the horizon for the last few years of its development as Barunson E&A - the majority...

SMITE’s Darkness Falls update buffs new player experience, reworks assault map

It's lights out in SMITE as its Darkness Falls update has gone live, bringing with it some changes to the new player experience,...

The Stream Team: A fifth birthday bash for SMITE

Massively OP's MJ may not have been able to commemorate SMITE's fifth anniversary yesterday, but that doesn't mean she won't celebrate. She's just extending...

The MOP Up: Aion’s cherry blossoms signal the arrival of spring

The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom over at Aion Europe, with this spring festival offering a hero trial, a "topsy-turvy"...

The MOP Up: MapleStory goes to the arcade

If you're playing MapleStory, chances are that you're not too prim and proper to enjoy some goofy fun. So pop in a quarter...

Massively Uplifting: Black Desert’s lantern memorial, a gift of sight in Wizard101

Gamers get a bad rap. Studios are seen as heartless villains. Mainstream media is quick to demonize us, and we can be quick to...
This guy, dudes.

Kotaku exposes the creeps of game streaming, plus the update on Elvine you didn’t want

At the beginning of the month, we were all horrified to cover the news that a Twitch streamer and (now former) Hi-Rez employee,
But slightly different.

SMITE is now available on Nintendo Switch – and now it’s playable for free

This one is going to be real simple. You know what SMITE is, right? It's a MOBA featuring a bunch of deities and...

Not So Massively: SMITE’s 6.1 update, RUST minicopters, World War Z’s launch date, and Battlerite’s F2P trailer

The Not So Massively games are piling up, so let's knock 'em out real quick here with the return of our old NSM...

A Hi-Rez staffer has been arrested for alleged solicitation of sex with a minor in major sting op

Didn't expect to be catching this post tonight: Apparently a Hi-Rez employee has been arrested along with 20 other men accused of soliciting sex...

SMITE launches early access closed beta on the Switch ahead of planned full cross-progression

The 30 million people who've played SMITE on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 4 are welcoming a whole new generation of Nintendo Switch gamers...

The Daily Grind: Would you play Overwatch if it had a PvE or co-op mode?

Overwatch had a strange 2018. While Blizzard expanded the game's developer team last year, it also put out less content (and more repeat...

Stewart Chisam will replace Erez Goren as CEO of SMITE company Hi-Rez Studios

Multiplayer online game company Hi-Rez Studios is seeing a leadership shuffle this week, as the man who's been CEO for 14 years is...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s Battle at the Binary Stars heats up

Star Trek Online has a serious crush on Discovery right now -- and why not, since the show has propeled the franchise back...