CCG & TCG
Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) is a huge game, with literally thousands of creatures and spells. While its original design even worthing of a patent or two, ultimately it’s always been a fairly derivative game. I mean, the top monsters are vampires, dragons, and goblins…you don’t have to know much fantasy lore to be familiar with THOSE guys. If I had a vote for the most uniquely iconic creature of M:TG, it would go to slivers.
Magic: The Gathering (M:TG) single-handedly changed the face of gaming, adding a genre, collectible card games, unlike anything that came before. Every gaming convention sports tournaments, and there are now hobby shops all but devoted to this one game. It’s no surprise, then, that M:TG is finally receiving official recognition of its impact on our culture at Seattle’s EMP museum’s Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit.
Spicy Horse Games, the developers behind Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, just revealed its next project. It’s currently called Hell Invaders, and it’s a card combat game with a real-time strategy twist. It’s going to be released this fall for PC, Mac, Linux and tablets. One of the things that will make Hell Invaders different from the more »
It’s time for the PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards 2013 voting. When the PlayStation Store updates on February 19, 2013, people can cast votes for the games they “liked” the most. It’s a popularity contest, pure and simple. However, it’s a special kind of popularity contest and we all have to vote smart if we more »
The King of Iron Fist tournament is now ready for your phone or tablet, but not in the usual way. Tekken Card Tournament will have two phases. There’s a free-to-play online game for phones, tablets and browsers, and physical booster packs. Namco Bandai says to expect the online component in the next few weeks, with more »
Return to Ravnica is the latest expansion to Magic: The Gathering, and it’s big, weighing in at 274 cards (with some reprints)…
Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) purchased the license to Netrunner and is re-releasing the game as Android: Netrunner, re-located to the world of Android (which also has a board game set there). Android is a futuristic film noire world, one easily recognizable to fans of Bladerunner, and a good match for Netrunner’s original megacorporations-run-amuck setting.
The latest online expansion, Galactic Guardians Fast Forces, adds half a dozen new figures: Nova, Silver Surfer, Gladiator, Quasar, Beta Ray Bill and Ronan the Accuser.
Wizards of the Coast (WoTC) has been dredging up all the greatness of old D&D of late and, while they’ve already created a board game about the most memorable drow character, there is just no reason to stop there with a flurry of drow products planned for their Rise of the Underdark campaign.
Capcom’s finest fighters are getting their own deckbuilding game courtesy of Cryptozoic Entertainment. The same company that brings you the successful World of Warcraft TCG will do a game featuring Street Fighter, Final Fight, Darkstalkers and Rival Schools.