Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain’s Axe Flinger and Lava Shock examined

Right on schedule, Blizzard today revealed two new members of Hearthstone‘s upcoming 31-card Blackrock Mountain expansion, bringing our total of known cards to seven. For a look at the first five cards, head to our earlier evaluation. Today’s newcomers, Axe Flinger and Lava Shock, belong exclusively to Warrior and Shaman, respectively. But what do they mean for constructed? Axe Flinger more »


Cities Skylines will bring city sims up to date March 10

Cities Skylines, developer Colossal Order’s profoundly modern take on the classic civilization simulation formula, is set to release tomorrow on March 10, 2015. That makes today your last chance to join the horde of early buyers who’ve already pushed the title to the number-one spot on Steam. Indeed, Cities Skylines has, for the time being, more »


Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain: First 5 cards examined

Blizzard announced Hearthstone‘s next add-on, Blackrock Mountain: A Hearthstone Adventure, during their PAX East presentation earlier today. For pricing and other details, you can head to our full story on the expansion itself. But if like me, you’re most interested in the 31 new cards that Blackrock is bringing with it, and subsequently the five cards that have already more »

PAX East 2015: Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is bringing 31 new cards

Hearthstone‘s next expansion, Blackrock Mountain: A Hearthstone Adventure, will launch this April, Blizzard announced today at PAX East 2015. The dragons-and-dwarves-themed Blackrock will introduce 31 new cards, nine class challenges, and a fittingly molten game board throughout its five unique wings. Up to two new collectible card backs may also be earned; one by completing all five wings on Heroic mode, and more »

WoW Tokens let players trade gold for game time, real money for gold

The economy of World of Warcraft will see significant changes in the coming months thanks to the impending addition of the WoW Token, a new in-game item which can be purchased for real-world money and sold for in-game gold, or oppositely purchased entirely in-game and exchanged for 30 days of membership time. This will give wealthy Azeroth more »

Hand of Fate Review: Hit me

Price: $24.99 System(s): PS4 (XOne, PC) Release Date: February 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Defiant Development (Defiant Development) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence and Blood A plaque reading “We’re all about making new, exciting games” may as well be prepackaged with every proprietary game engine or monitor-packed office space; any studio with an ounce of clout more »

Capcom offering refunds for Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Unlike its console counterparts, the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 does not include local co-op. This comes in stark contrast to the game’s adverts and Steam page, which all listed offline co-op as an included feature until today. Capcom told Eurogamer that local co-op was cut “to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC more »

Valve will unveil a new ‘SteamVR hardware’ system at GDC next week

After over a year of silence from research and development, Valve announced Tuesday that they’re bringing their hardware back on stage to strut its stuff at the upcoming 2015 Game Developers Conference, and that they’ll be adding a “previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system” to the lineup. Also slated for an appearance is the latest version of the Steam Controller, more »

Upcoming Diablo 3 patch promises new Legendary gear and other goodies

Diablo 3 patch 2.2.0 will soon enter the Public Test Region, and is bringing a healthy dosage of Legendary equipment with it. Three new six-piece sets—Unhallowed Essence, Wrath of the Wastes, and Delsere’s Magnum Opus—will be entering dungeons, alongside over 15 additional individual Legendaries. Among the lot is the result of the BlizzCon Legendary Workshop, in more »

Freaking Meatbags Review: Get Off my Lawn

Freaking Meatbags Price: $9.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Plug In Digital (Wild Factor) ESRB Rating: Not Applicable I have a spurious suspicion that independent game developers secretly judge one another in some Holy Grail-like search for the project worthy of the title “Most Indie”. I gather that the criteria must be grueling; who can more »

Diablo III player reaches Paragon level 1000 in Hardcore mode

Games are an excellent platform for creating your own goals, be they whimsical or borderline obsessive. The popularity of speed runs is testament to that, as are such lofty endeavors as, say, beating Dark Souls without dying, or scoring an S-rank in every Bayonetta 2 stage, or even such aimless games as Minecraft. Avid Diablo III player Nokieka recently met more »

Titanfall 2 will “probably” come to PS4

Publisher EA will likely release the yet-to-be-announced Titanfall 2 outside Xbox One and PC, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen announced February 9, 2015 during San Francisco’s Technology, Internet & Media Conference. It’s no grand secret that EA has been planning to renew the Titanfall IP for some time, nor is it any surprise. The original may not have shattered more »