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Card game Duelyst adding new Generals and 100+ other cards

Duelyst is a damned good card game. In fact, there's an argument for it being better than Hearthstone, the behemoth that helped inspire it. It's adding 100+ cards, but perhaps more importantly there's a new crop of Generals, cards that are at the core of every deck. The six Generals will be the first to arrive in the game since launch. As for the 100+ new cards, Counterplay isn't giving much away yet.

By | 2017-10-21T16:00:30+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Try the demo for promising 2D brawler Flynn: Son of Crimson

The dynamic combat and beautiful sprites of Flynn: Son of Crimson convinced us to feature it in our Indie GIF Showcase, and judging from Flynn's now-successful Kickstarter campaign, have caught the attention of a few others as well. So it's fortunate that players can now sample Flynn for themselves by way of the free demo available via Itch.io. Crucially, you get to try Flynn's main four weapons: a versatile sword, a heavy axe, fast claws and a bow. It seems there are also some 2D running sectio

By | 2017-10-21T14:32:09+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This esports platform uses blockchain to let Dota 2 players bet on matches and prevent cheaters

It was the middle of a Monday afternoon when Marco Cuesta, co-founder of the blockchain esports platform FirstBlood , gave me a call. But whether or not blockchain technology and cryptocurrency will really help usher in this new era is not so clear. They risk tokens (FirstBlood cryptocurrency) on themselves, play the match, and the winner walks away with the tokens. If successful, it could be a very big step for the integration of blockchain technology into the esports industry. The burden on bl

By | 2017-10-21T13:55:56+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unruly Heroes is a stunning 2D action game from former Ubisoft veterans

Unruly Heroes is irresponsibly beautiful. It's a 2D action game from French developer Magic Design Studios, which is largely staffed by former Ubisoft veterans. Loosely based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West, the same legend which inspired Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Unruly Heroes features four playable heroes. Its vibrant, hand-drawn art is reminiscent of Rayman Legends, but Unruly Heroes' Prince of Persia-esque combat is arguably more distinctive. Unruly Heroes will come to PC in ea

By | 2017-10-21T13:19:55+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life is Feudal: MMO open beta will start next month

Life is Feudal: MMO, the online medieval survival game, is charging out of closed beta next month, letting down the drawbridge for all comers on November 17. It's also launching on Early Access at the same time, having previously only been available via the game's website. In case you've missed it, the MMO is essentially an expanded version of Life is Feudal: Your Own, a 64-player realism-focused sandbox game that Leif thought was too much like hard work. Let's hope the MMO's larger, persistent

By | 2017-10-21T12:52:17+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are you playing this weekend?

I played it a bit when it came out, but not long enough to build up a proper farm. I've accepted that I'm a bad PUBG player, in part because I'm too focused on getting stuff and not enough on not dying, so it's an appropriate break—all I'm doing in Stardew is getting stuff. It's basically the same game: just like in PUBG, I need to find a new backpack as soon as possible. What are you playing this weekend, or whenever you have an evening to play? I've been tempted to play Shadow of War, as well,

By | 2017-10-21T11:51:09+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Halo director calls The Master Chief Collection, “one of my lowest ebbs, professionally,” vows updates will make everyone “satisfied”

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's struggles have been well documented. O'Connor was upfront about his feelings on what happened, calling The Master Chief Collection's launch "one of my lowest ebbs, professionally." He described the development team having "the best intentions" with The Master Chief Collection, knowing that they had "a massive and ambitious project that almost read like a Halo fan’s wishlist" on their plate. Also, it's worth reiterating that the incoming fixes for The Master Ch

By | 2017-10-21T11:39:46+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Build and rebuild a robot in sci-fi roguelike Cogmind, now on Steam

It's flashier, sci-fi and considerably more expansive, but Cogmind echoes Rogue's minimalist retro design. It recently came to Steam Early Access and is currently on sale for $17.99. Developer Grid Sage Games, which really only consists of solo developer Josh Ge, says there are nearly 1,000 unique parts to find and salvage. Although Cogmind hasn't technically officially released, Ge says the Early Access version is "a very complete experience." It will remain in Early Access for "at least six mo

By | 2017-10-21T11:35:51+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gran Turismo Sport Online Requirement Causing Problems

Gran Turismo Sport is earning criticism for its frustrating online requirements, which have grown increasingly problematic since the game’s launch this past week. Just several days past launch, Gran Turismo Sport has encountered multiple server downtimes, both scheduled and unscheduled. That Gran Turismo Sport requires an online connection for single player content by itself would certainly have frustrated players on its own. Even by the standards of games that require a permanent online connect

By | 2017-10-21T11:22:18+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Classic ’90s space strategy games Star Control 1 & 2 land on Steam

The wait for Star Control: Origins, the revival of the 25-year old space strategy series, is a good chance to go back and play through the originals. Star Control 1 & 2 have been on GOG for a while and this week they also landed on Steam, bundled as Star Control: The Ur-Quan Masters. That HD version is Ur-Quan Masters HD, which you can grab for free here. Star Control: The Ur-Quan Masters is $3.99/£2.89 on Steam, compared to $5.99 on GOG. As a reminder, Star Control: Origins is a prequel to the

By | 2017-10-21T11:16:12+00:00 October 21st, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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