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Thursday
Feb092017

Battle to Save the Humans in This Newest CCG

Humanity's last hope to survive can be found on the alien world of Candora. There's only one small issue, the inhabitants of this planet known to some as the "Grey" and their actions, known as the "Grey Plague". This race of beings is hell-bent on getting all the humans hooked on sugary treats that will cause a coma-like state to all humans, subduing them.

You will be building a deck of cards to try to combat the "Grey Plague" at every turn, you will gain new cards, you'll also get new champions, and you'll get to battle your way from over 60 missions. This game will be found in the Apple AppStore starting February 15th. This game is free-to-play, and has some in-app purchase options. One of which is the Gauntlet mode, which will allow you to play with a one-off deck. If you win you can gain additional cards that can help you in the single-player campaign. There are also options to buy in game decks and booster packs.

The really interesting thing about this game was this game was actually created by a family where the mom, dad, and their three children (ranging from 12-16)) had a hand in the product you see before you.

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Thursday
Feb092017

Protect the Precious Robots from the Monsters

There once was a mothership filled with peace-loving robots minding their own business when catastrophe hit and their ship was destroyed by a gigantic asteroid. This scattered their parts (most definitely their hearts) across the galaxy. That is where you come in...

In Robots in the Wild you will be tasked with building a fortress comprised of the parts (blocks) that are falling from the sky. There are certain configurations of the blocks that will allow you to build special robots to protect or help you survive. There will be plenty of monsters that will attack, but if you can persevere perhaps you can save the robots from complete destruction.

This game will go into Early Access starting February 15 and will contain a 20% off discount on the price, which will make the game $7.99 until February 21st. This game will be available for both PC and Mac.

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Thursday
Feb022017

What Do You Get When You Mix Miniatures with a Video Game?

Well, if you are curious then let me tell you a little bit about Dungeon Mini. This game, which currently has an active KickStarter campaign running (started Feb 2), combines the worlds of table-top dungeon crawling with video games. This game is designed for iOS and Android tablets. 

As you can see from the video the game pieces will physically be placed on the tablet screen, and it is from here that you'll be making your actions with the help of your physical mini. This is all thanks to Volumique, the company behind the technology that will use the player's own electrical currents in their bodies to help register the character's information in real-time within the game.

Now there are quite a few questions that I'm sure we all have after looking into this game. How good are those pads on the bottom of the figurines (scratches on touchscreens = no good), how easy/hard will it be to get this item after KickStarter has run its course, what about future figurines, and of course with all this real-time action going, what is the battery strain going to be for this game?

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Penny Arcade Adds New Convention

As we watch the group behind Penny Arcade continue to add additional conventions, one has to think that at some point none of the employees will ever get to see their families as they will be headed to so many of their own conventions. Now this of course is an exaggeration, but at the same time there are A LOT of PAXs (Penny Arcade Expos) in existence. 

  1. PAX Prime (Seattle, WA)
  2. PAX East (Boston, MA)
  3. PAX South (San Antonio, TX)
  4. PAX Aus (Melbourne Victoria, Australia)

This next one will go by the name of PAX Unplugged and will be headed to Philadelphia THIS NOVEMBER. Now what could possibly make this PAX unique among all the rest? Well, for starters, this convention is all about the table top board games. There's not going to be video games as centerpieces at this convention, that's what the other ones are for. This one will literally be trying to strive to be in the same vein as Gen Con (August in Indianapolis, IN) and US Origins Game Fair (June in Columbus, OH). 

The interesting thing is that if you are headed to one of the mainstays will you be able to afford an extra convention in a different place? Will people that can't afford or aren't available for to attend to other conventions end up at this new one? The name of Penny Arcade coupled with conventions is indeed a strong combo, but will their magic continue to work? I personally hope so, simply because it not only gives the gamers another convention to choose from, but it also gives convention organizers another target to aim for and perhaps potential refinements that they can employ to make their conventions that much stronger.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Get Ready for More Guns, Gore, and of Course Cannoli

That's right ladies and gents, we're going to get another Guns, Gore, and Cannoli this summer for the PC, PS4, and XBox One. This game will continue the gangster story of the first game, but you'll also notice some enhancements to some of the mechanics of the game.

  • Online multiplayer and local co-op play modes
  • The movement system has been tweaked, and there is now 360 aiming
  • Even MORE weapons
  • WW2 themed levels
  • And the one thing we're dying for... zombies, Nazis, monsters, and plenty of boss battles

So whatever you do, do yourself a favor and make sure you stay on top of this game's developments so that you can get this game on release day and start your journey again as the gangster that just does know when to quit.

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