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If you've got a decent gaming PC and you haven't tried Hawken, you really should give it a try. The free-to-play online shooter captures the atmosphere of a gigantic, hulking death machine in a way that doesn't have an equal, and the first-person perspective and customizable mechs make ita nice tribute to the old Mech Warrior series. And if you've already tried it and liked it, NVIDIA has a promotional live wallpaper that's right up your rusted, diesel-splattered alley.

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The Hawken Live Wallpaper is pretty similar to NVIDIA's previous freebies for Skyrim and Mass Effect 3. There are two or three horizontal planes of sprites, some special effects, and a little animation to spice things up. You don't need a Tegra device to take advantage of it, and unlike
the ME3 wallpaper, you won't have to stare at a GeForce ad every time you use your device.

By the way, we were briefly hopeful that there was an Android version of Hawken coming, since NVIDIA showed it off during the Project Shield presentation at CES. It looks like that was just a demonstration of Shield's streaming capabilities. Bummer.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/jasgalda Taffer

    You must be thinking of MechAssault or Heavy Gear. I've played Hawken. It's not a mech simulator. /mechsnob

  • H

    Why is that none has downloaded this app yet?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Because it just came out - fresh out of the oven.

  • Adam

    Link to Hawken would be nice. NVM, I'll Google it.

  • Goldenpins

    lol. Like it! exploding bombs as you touch and move the screen was a nice touch.

  • mauric

    Brilliant except for the huge droid and the man on its shoulder? And the huge hawken logo. Damn i need an exploding live wallpaper!

  • Adrian Lee

    There IS a version of Hawken coming to Android. Though it's likely to be exclusive to Tegra 4 devices.

    Source: http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/from-ouya-to-project-shield-hawken-publisher-discusses-the-path-to-android