Blizzard Entertainment is trying to ramp up excitement for their upcoming console release of the popular action-arcade style RPG, Diablo III. To accomplish this they have created this funny commercial, it’s actually not too bad. Diablo III will be appearing on store shelves no later the September 3, 2013 for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers is now available. It released on 6-25-2013 and is available on many platforms including Playstation Network, the App Store (iPad), Google Play, the Amazon App Store, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC on Steam. You can pick up the game for $9.99 or play the trial version for Free.
Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers features 10 brand new decks, 15 new encounters, 10 new puzzle challenges, and an all-new Sealed Play mode, that allows players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Magic 2014 players also get a first look at cards from the Magic 2014 – Core Set, including the highly anticipated Slivers cards, creating even more seamless integration between the online and offline games.
If you haven’t played Magic: The Gathering then honestly, you’re missing out on a great trading card game. In fact, Magic: The Gathering (MTG) is the original trading card game. Yes, that’s right, MTG was the very first of it’s kind and it was invented by Richard Garfield, Ph D. and released by Wizards of the Coast in 1993.
The physical card game is so much fun to play as it offers up a great challenge and it’s a great way to get together and get gaming with your friends, but the digital game is just as good. It’s not often that a video game can match it’s real-life counterpart but the Magic series has done just that.
If your new to the game in general, don’t fear the unknown! Download the game and Magic 2014 will ease you in by showing you everything you need to know to get dueling.
If you want to test out the beta version of World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition then you need to sign up in order to be eligible to receive a key. The beta will only be available to those with a beta key and only during specific times this weekend.
The play test sessions are at the following times:
- 15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT) to 21:00 PDT (24:00 EDT) on Friday June 28, 2013
- 15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT) to 21:00 PDT (24:00 EDT) on Saturday June 29, 2013
- 15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT) to 21:00 PDT (24:00 EDT) on Sunday June 30, 2013
The servers will only be available for testing during these times. After you sign in and start playing, please be sure to head back to the World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition forums for bug reporting.
Anyone remember Duke Nukem Forever? It was in development for over a decade and it looked like it might never happen until Gearbox came along and wanted to acquire the rights to the game. Once they took over in 2009 they eventually released the title in 2011 to mediocre reviews. Although it did capture some of the greatness of Duke Nukem as a character, there was much to be desired and the game still didn’t feel complete.
Fast forward to today and things are heating up between the two companies as 3D Realms is now suing Gearbox for $2 million claiming that they are withholding owed royalties. Gearbox’s VP of Marketing, Steve Gibson, responded to a request for further details from Joystiq with the following statement.
Everyone wished that 3DR’s game was better received by the market for the benefit of gamers and profit to its creators,” Gibson continued. “While 3DR might not wish the reality that the results make clear, 3DR turned out to be the only beneficiary of the deal. Gearbox Software, meanwhile, experienced damage to its credibility and loss of its money.”
It looks like there are fuzzy details surrounding this lawsuit and it’s probably in the best interest of both companies to get this situation cleaned up and unfortunately that means heading to court. This lawsuit was originally discovered by Duke4.net, where they have an image of the filing.
Titanfall looks nothing like any first person shooter I’ve seen. With it’s focus on a story driven multiplayer experience and unique gameplay it looks to be a big hit. Titanfall combines two games into one as you, the pilot, fight on the ground like a more traditional FPS but then you have the option to hop into a giant mechanical extension of yourself, a Titan, and blast your enemies away.
I haven’t been this excited for a game like this in a while, mostly because FPS games have become very run-of-the-mill and I only tend to engage in a select few that I have become familiar with over the years and that have a good multiplayer experience. Sometimes I’ll commit if the game has storyline that’s compelling but all too often I’m let down .
It’s refreshing to see a new spin on the genre and hopefully it will be as much fun as it looks. Unfortunately, it looks like PS4 owners will have to wait to find out if they will get a chance to duel as a Titan as Titanfall has only been officially been announced for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.