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Hearthstone Expansion Causes Buyer’s Remorse

Hearthstone Expansion Causes Buyer’s Remorse

The recent Gnomes vs Goblins expansion for Blizzard’s Hearthstone has created some confusion. Players have flocked to the in game store and thrown down real life money to buy packs of what they thought were new cards. The problem is, the store separates the packs between the old cards and the new expansion cards, a fact that has escaped some users.   Players have seemingly paid big bucks for cards they did not even want, with some (such as the streamer in the video below) laying down $70 dollars before noticing her mistake. The whole affair is a little amusing but does beg the question just how many people are spending chunks of cash on cards they never even wanted. Next time you go flying into Hearthstone looking for those new cards, check the store front before throwing your money into Blizzard’s wallet.  ...

Resident Evil Enters The Card Battle Market For A Limited Time

Resident Evil Enters The Card Battle Market For A Limited Time

The mobile card battle game Deadman’s Cross is crossing over into the realms of Resident Evil. For a limited time, Deadman’s Cross players will have the opportunity to earn cards based on creatures from the Resident Evil universe. The cross over starts from today and will run all the way through till Sunday 27th of July. Deadman’s Cross is a zombie-packed card battle game set within the zombie apocalypse. The game runs on iPhone, iPad and Android. With the wide range of fantasy based card battle games, Deadman’s Cross offers a alternative.   Deadman’s Cross can be found on the app store as well as google play.  ...

Another Dead Island Game Announced – Is It One Too Many?

Another Dead Island Game Announced – Is It One Too Many?

Deep Silver’s faith in the Dead Island franchise continues to grow. Escape: Dead Island is a third-person ‘survival mystery’ that explores the origins of the zombie virus. Scheduled for release this autumn, Escape will land on PS3 and 360 for the retail price of £39.99. The PC version version will cost £34.99. ”ESCAPE Dead Island is a survival mystery that follows the story of Cliff Calo, who sets sail to document the unexplained events rumoured to have happened on Banoi. Arriving on the island of Narapela, part of the Banoi archipelago, he finds that not everything is as it seems. Haunted by Déjà vu, Cliff will have to make sense of it all throughout the entire game – again and again. This story-driven adventure lets players delve into the Dead Island universe and unravel the origins of the zombie outbreak. Escape is only the beginning… Delivering the key features of a Dead Island game – visceral melee combat set in a beautiful paradise setting – ESCAPE adds a completely new tone to the zombie universe. The visually unique styles accompanies the player on his struggle against insanity as he experiences the secrets of the Dead Island universe, fights off zombies with a vast and unique array of weapons and opens the path to the events that will happen in Dead Island 2. ”   While Escape does look interesting, there’s a slight sense of ‘not another Dead Island game’. Escape will be the 5th entry into a franchise that has never truly thrilled the masses. The first entry sold, and reviewed, fairly well, Riptide did not meet expectations in both regards. The Dead Island MOBA, Epidemic, is still a curious beast that doesn’t seem to be garnering that much attention. Dead Island 2 was some what of a surprise announcement. Given the short gaps between the first two games releases, it was expected that the franchise would be rested in terms of main entries. While the reaction to the Dead Island 2 trailer was positive, there’s still groans over yet another zombie game. The over saturation of Zombies in the media, especially video games, has left a lot of people jaded. With Dead Island, H1Z1 and Dying Light, the zombie sub genre is set to grow and grow. The over reliance on one franchise is a risky move for any company, only a few can afford to do such strategy (Konami). Deep Silver are putting a lot of faith in a franchise that, at best, is inconsistent. Fingers crossed quantity does prevail over quality....

New Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Confirms PS4 & Xbox One Versions

New Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Confirms PS4 & Xbox One Versions

Space Hulk: Deathwing is officially heading for PS4 and Xbox One.   The first-person shooter, based off the Games Workshop Space Hulk board game, is being developed by Streum On Studio. Their previous work includes the ambitious, but ultimately flawed, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. Space Hulk: Death Wing will be developed on the Unreal 4 Engine and offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions. *For those asking ‘What’s a Space Hulk?’ - ”Space Hulks drift along the currents of the Warp, the immaterial dimension of Chaos. Made up of gigantic mangled asteroids, derelict ship wrecks and other spatial debris, they sometimes grow to the size of a moon and often contain treasured and ancient lost technologies. However, they are ripe with danger including infestations of the lethal Genestealers.”   Space Hulk: Deathwing will feature a character progression system allowing players to spend ‘Fervor Points’ in various skill trees, unlocking new powers, relics and devastating weapons. The latest trailer for Space Hulk: Deathwing gives a glimpse of what to expect from the game, as well as what systems the game will launch on....

Spy Co-op Title Clandestine Enters Alpha Testing Phase

Spy Co-op Title Clandestine Enters Alpha Testing Phase

The cooperative spy fantasy title Clandestine has officially entered the Alpha testing phase. Danish indie developer Logic Artists revealed the Alpha testing phase, along with a few new details on the roles of the Spy and the Hacker. Clandestine features familiar 3rd-person stealth mechanics such as stealth cover systems, lethal and non-lethal takedown, gadgets and the ability to conceal weapons. The Spy player must covertly enter hideouts, safe houses and corporate headquarters spread across two continents. The Hacker plays from a 2D computer interface, in line with the mid-90′s setting, and supports the spy via hacking security cameras, turrets, doors and blinding enemies via turning off the power. Logic Artists have put a focus onto creating a relationship between the Hacker and the Spy, to create a genuine co-op experience - “The symbiotic relationship between the Spy and the Hacker forms the backbone of Clandestine’s gameplay mechanics, as to achieve success players must work together and communicate to overcome obstacles and escape dangerous situations”, said Jonas Wæver, Lead Designer for Logic Artists. “Now that we have reached the alpha milestone we are really ironing out the co-op features of Clandestine to make sure that whether gamers prefer to play as Hacker or Spy, each role is equally as fun, interesting and satisfying”.   More information about Clandestine can be found on the official site.        ...

Metro Redux Release Date Confirmed

Metro Redux Release Date Confirmed

Deep Silver have confirmed that Metro Redux will release in stores on August 29th in Europe and August 26th in the US. Metro Redux will contain both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light remastered for the PS4 and Xbox One. Redux will ship with all of the previously released DLC, including the fan favorite ‘Ranger Mode’ for both titles. Both games will be sold separately as digital downloads for those only wish to pick up one of the games. For those that missed out on the Metro franchise, this is the perfect opportunity to jump into some truly atmospheric video game experiences. Metro: Last Light remains as one of the most underrated , and under appreciated titles in the last few years. Last Light is nothing short of fantastic with it’s brooding atmosphere, fantastic imagery and a story that makes the player question what side they stand on. For more details on what made Metro: Last Light such a top title, checkout our article ”Why Metro: Last Light is One of the Best Games I’ve Played this Generation”.        ...

Super Smash Bros Playable At This Years EGX?

Super Smash Bros Playable At This Years EGX?

It seems that Super Smash Bros could be one of the games at this years EGX. Nintendo’s brawler has been creating the expected waves of hype ever since it’s announcement. Both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game were playable at this years E3.   The hint that Super Smash Bros would be at this years EGX came from EGX community manger Tom Champion via a tweet.     It’s not 100% official confirmation, but given Nintendo’s attendance record at the even (known as Euruogamer Expo in previous years), it’s likely Nintendo and Smash Bros will be at this years expo. The hint towards to the tournament is a interesting one, is Nintendo making Smash Bros tournaments regular thing after the success of their E3 tournament?    ...

ShopTo List Two Amiibos For Preorder at £12.85 Each

ShopTo List Two Amiibos For Preorder at £12.85 Each

Retailer ShopTo have already started to list Nintendo’s Amiibos for the price of £12.85 each. ShopTo added both Kirby and Donky Kong during late hours of Monday (24/06/2014), with both characters being put under ShopTo’s price promise. Both characters are classed UK PAL versions. The full set can be found here. ”Nintendo characters come to life in new ways as amiiboTM – interactive figures that have the ability to communicate with multiple specially designed games by just touching them to the Wii U GamePad controller. Nintendo plans to release first series of amiibo this year alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Features: amiibo can interact with compatible games when players touch them to the Wii U GamePad controller, reading character data into games and saving data to the figure. Different compatible games will use amiibo in different ways. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to use amiibo. Games like Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Yoshi’s Woolly World are also planned to support amiibo. In Super Smash Bros., players can battle alongside or against their amiibo characters, leveling them up in the process. They can then bring them to a friend who has a Wii U and the game to show off how they’ve trained and customized their characters.”     Here’s a closer look at the Amiibos, credit goes to ATOMIX  ...

Capcom Pro Tour Comes To The UK This September

Capcom Pro Tour Comes To The UK This September

Capcom’s Pro Tour is heading to the UK, at this years EGX. The event, previously known as Euro Gamer Expo, will play host to a Pro Tour ranking event. The event will see 16 players move onto the Capcom Cup finals in San Francisco this December. The ranking event will give players the chance to earn points in a bid to reach the finals, with the tournament taking place on the Sunday (28th of September). The even will be free to enter but players must register their interest before the event begins on the day. Players can only enter if they hold a valid ticket for EGX on that day. While the event is open to all ticket holders, there is limited places. The event will run along side EGX. The Fight Zone is will be at this years EGX, offering freeplay machines and causal tournaments as well as exhibition matches throughout the weekend. The event will also be streamed via Twitch. Details on the Capcom Pro Tour can be found at the tournaments website....

Divinity: Original Sin To Ship With Engine Toolkit & Cow Simulator 2014

Divinity: Original Sin To Ship With Engine Toolkit & Cow Simulator 2014

As the release of Divinity: Original Sin creeps ever closer, developer Larian Studios keeps adding more goodies to the game.   The co-op role-playing title will now ship complete with the Divinity Engine Toolkit…and Cow Simulator 2014, also known for being ‘the finest Cow Simulator ever produced’. The tool kit will be available as part of the Early Access beta on June 26th.   The Divinity Engine Toolkit allows players to: • Make new adventures that you can play in singleplayer or multiplayer • You can modify the main campaign or create your own • Manipulate terrain and edit existing models and textures • Write your own stories and dialogs • Create behaviors and scripts with easy-to-use scripting language • Alter existing or add new skills, stats and spells • 1-click export to Steam Workshop • Add and manage your mods via Steam Workshop or inside the game   The tool kit will act as a fantastic platform for players to truly get creative, increasing the games content on a regular basis. Divinity: Original Sin is due to for release on June 30th....

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