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Smite gameplay video introduces Ares and his fiery chains of war

Omri Petitte at

No, that isn't a euphemism for godlike promiscuity, but it is an ability used by Ares in Hi-Rez's third-person MOBA Smite. Billed as a magic-oriented tank, the Greek god of war shores up his allies' defenses with CC duration reductions, latches onto and pulls rival gods using Very Annoying Chains, and hunkers behind a shield doubling as a flamethrower. His utilitarian appeal jives well with the remaining pantheon's abilities and ultras, making Ares well-suited for wading into the thick of the fray whenever possible -- which is exactly where he prefers to be. Have a look at our hands-on preview from earlier this year, too.


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Tom Senior at

Crasher puts you behind the wheel of a powerful death racer and throws you into huge online arenas to to battle with your friends. Every vehicle can be outfitted with a host of unlockable weapons and upgrades, so you can tailor your machine to fight just the way you want.

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