FPS Mech goodness. Hawken

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  1. Hard_Fish

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    This looks pretty damn good :) I've been waiting for another Mech game & the new MechWarrior was it, but it has run into legal trouble & has been on hold for sometime now & migfht not even end up being finished & released




    Mechwarrior 5 Runs Into Legal Trouble

    [​IMG] Luke Plunkett[​IMG]The future of Mechwarrior 5 is a little up in the air today, with Harmony Gold - the media company that holds the rights to the Robotech universe in the US - commencing legal action against the upcoming mech title.
    Legal threats are being sent out to gaming websites as you read this, Harmony Gold demanding that they pull down the trailer for Mechwarrior 5. Why? It's a long story.
    See, Mechwarrior (and its daddy, BattleTech) haven't always used original designs for their mech. They sometimes straight up stole them from existing series, particularly Japan's Macross, which in the US forms the first part of the Robotech trilogy.
    So BattleTech and Harmony Gold - who hold the Robotech rights in the West - went to court in 1996. End result? BattleTech (and by extension Mechwarrior) ceased using mech designs lifted from Macross, and instead employed only mechs they had themselves designed.
    Harmony Gold's complaint in this instance is that the Mechwarrior 5 trailer uses designs that they own the trademark to. Now, they may have a point - the red mech in the image above looks a little like the Tomahawk Destroid from Macross (pictured below). But only a little. Surely not enough to warrant legal action.
    [​IMG]Anyway, at the moment, the only legal threats we know about are those made to IGN. There's no comment yet from Piranha Games, the team working on Mechwarrior 5, or from Harmony Gold, explaining just what their beef is, and whether they'd be happy with edits to the game or are out for blood.
     
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    The red Mech looks to be a Warhammer without the searchlight... And if that's a Atlas it's up against, it's in deep do do...
    I should add that Hawken does look pretty cool....
     
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    Maybe they should take a modular build it yourself approach to mechs. The the players would be the ones making look-alike mechs, and not the designers.
     
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    Hans, have you been spending too much time with Tech3 ships in Eve? :)
     
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    Cool :). Will have to check it out.
     
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    Signed up.:)
     
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    signed up too!
     
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    Mmobomb.com takes a look into Hawken gameplay.

     
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    Got my invite today.

    Welcome to HAWKEN's first Closed Beta Event!

    It's finally here! HAWKEN's first Closed Beta Event is now upon us, it's time to jump into your mech and join the battle!

    You have created your account on www.playhawken.com and have been granted access to Closed Beta Event 1. Congratulations! Now on to the fun part – how to get in the game!

    CBE 1 takes place this weekend! The servers will open around 12:00 PM PDT on Friday, October 26. They will be available all weekend and will close Monday night, October 29 at 11:59 PM PDT.


    You will find the download for the Closed Beta client here:

    There is no NDA with our Closed Beta Events. Feel free to take screenshots or record your matches and upload them everywhere!

    Welcome to HAWKEN, pilot!


    EDIT: I believe MMOBOMB.com still has beta keys available. Or they did a couple of days ago.
     

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