HearthPwn Card Design Competition Season 4 - Death and Taxes
Incoming Zarya Buff Hotfixes & Hero Bug Fixes
Exorsus - Mythic Emerald Nightmare World First
Developer Chronicles - Eras
A new Developer Chronicles has been posted, this time giving some insight on the idea of...
Sports and mythological brawling combine in Amazon Games/Double Helix’s new fast paced 4v4 PC title, Breakaway. Unveiled at TwitchCon 2016, the focus is on quick matches, Twitch integration, and character-driven combat and abilities.
Ranged and melee options drawn from myth and legend make up the character roster, from Spartacus to Morgan Le Fay to Vlad the Impaler. The playfields (also drawn from legend, like El Dorado) are fairly tiny and intimate, so you can see everything going on at all times whether you’re in the game or a spectator. In addition to signature character abilities that offer traditional things like mobility, control, or damage,...
Skylanders has largely overtaken Spyro in popularity these days, but during the PSOne era Spyro was one of the hottest platforms on the market. Here's a quick look back at the character courtesy of The Game Theorists. For more gaming history, check out this video on Conker’s Bad Fur Day or read all about the canceled Diddy Kong Racing sequel....
Earlier today, reports were making the rounds that Battleborn would be going free-to-play, likely in November. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford just tweeted that these rumors were untrue. Here are his tweets in full:
I was just told about a reckless story about Battleborn going F2P that is false. There are no plans to convert Battleborn free to play.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 29, 2016
We have some unannounced plans to do a trial version of the game that would be free and from which retail...
A number of sandbox games don't actually embrace openness in their mission design. Mafia III, if this trailer is any indication, shows otherwise.
Vietnam war veteran and protagonist Lincoln Clay can face missions in a handful of different ways. Stealth, melee takedowns, explosions, sniping, or just regular ol' gunplay seem to cover the options Mafia III makes the available to the player. Given how most games funnel you down one specific path for each mission, this choice is quite refreshing.
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Mafia III comes out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 7. To look at Game Informer's cover story on Mafia...
Welcome back to The Game Informer Show podcast! On this week's episode, we answer one of our big questions from last week by talking to Virginia director/writer Jonathan Burroughs about the rare use of cinematic jump cuts in games. Then we get to the meat of gaming this week by talking about the rave reviews for Forza Horizon 3 with Andrew Reiner, the...
Bungie posted an update on its site that revealed a number of details about changes coming to Destiny. The update includes news about the return of both Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner.
Players don't have long to wait before the popular competitive experiences are back on the docket. Trials is set to return on Friday, September 30, while Iron Banner comes back on Tuesday, October 4. Trials is returning without major changes to its structure, but Iron Banner is seeing some significant adjustments to how XP is earned and what happens when you complete a bounty. The developer included a list of...
The latest episode in The Odd Gentlemen’s King’s Quest series is a delicious pie with a few rusty nails baked into the crust. King Graham’s tale takes another dark turn, covering his infant son’s kidnapping and the strain that comes when they’re reunited nearly two decades later. It’s interesting material to cover, but the tedious and uninspired block puzzles are an anchor that yanks the rest of the game down.
Snow Place Like Home starts beautifully. We check in with King Graham, who is now a young father tending to his infant children. As the queen snatches some well-deserved sleep, Graham comforts the fussy heirs in a sequence of light...
Players who own Stardew Valley on Steam can try out a beta build of version 1.1 of the game.
Developer ConcernedApe posted Wednesday evening on the Stardew Valley forums that the update can be downloaded by opting into the beta in the game's Steam settings (right click on the game title in your Steam library, select "Properties," and use the drop-down menu in the Betas tab to select "beta").
The patch introduces a host of new features and bugfixes. A couple notable highlights from the changelog:
- Shane and Emily are now available to marry. They each have new events,...
As Citizen Con approaches, this week’s Around the Verse checks in with the UK studio and unveils a sneak peak at some of the changes to the flight model and the updated Lobby Interface.
01:16 – Studio Update
11:33 – Community Update
13:42 – Ship Shape: Flight Model
23:20 – UI Update: Lobby and Mobiglas
After being on the app store for quite some time, My Little Pony: Puzzle Party is coming to Android devices soon, though no release date has not been given. While this seems like a standard mobile puzzle game, the app currently sits at a solid 4.5 on the iOS store.
You can download it here when the games comes out.
If puzzle games don't suit your fancy, you can check out our...
In the world of competitive games, you don't want to be a clone. Players' time is too valuable to waste investing it on a me-too product. But that's the rap Paladins has been getting in its Early Access phase; people are comparing it (not so favorably) to Overwatch, so Dan Tack and I decided we'd give the game a shot and see just how similar the two titles were.
As it turns out, it does feel like Overwatch, but it also borrows from several other popular competitive games, like Counter-Strike, Dota 2, and Heroes of the Storm. But don't all games borrow from others in some way?What's that saying about good artists versus great ones?
The hybrid crowdfunding-investment platform Fig made its debut last year as an attempt to crowdfund Psychonauts 2. However, what made Fig different from other platforms was its promise that backers could be more than just backers: they could be investors, meaning they could possibly see a monetary return on their investment.
There was understandably a lot of skepticism about this platform, including from us, with one of the sticking points being that Fig was not SEC (United States Securities and Exchange Commission) approved. Fig founder...
Director J.J. Abrams hinted at an upcoming announcement about his Portal film project.
Speaking to IGN at a red carpet event for the HBO show Westworld, which he produces, Abrams said that he'll be meeting with Valve "next week" about the Portal and Half-Life movie projects he announced with Gabe Newell at DICE 2013.
"They're very much still in development," Abrams said. "I'm hoping for there to be a Portal announcement very soon."...
We've seen Titanfall 2's story from the viewpoint of a Pilot, but not from an outsider. The newest cinematic trailer for Titanfall 2 shows the relationship between Pilot and Titan from an envious grunt.
The trailer gives us the perspective of an unnamed militia rifleman as he tries to push back the IMC, the antagonistic force responsible for destroying the Frontier, the narrator's home. Given how the Titans are a powerful force, it makes sense how idolized these mechanical...
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