What Are The Odds You’ll Have Fun At These Prominent Video Game Casinos

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What Are The Odds You’ll Have Fun At These Prominent Video Game Casinos

Gambling can be fun, but that fun lies in the potential reward, ignoring the even greater potential to lose everything. Those slim odds add an element of danger to an otherwise harmless game of chance. Blackjack or roulette may be fun, but would you ever want to play without stakes? Putting real money on the line is often what keeps people coming back for more, so that lack of financial reward makes me curious about gambling in video games. 

When video game gambling is done well, it provides exciting rewards and fun gameplay. When it’s done poorly, it’s a shallow excuse to drain your character’s wallet. Your time with a game is precious, so developers are asking a lot when they plant you in a casino. I played through several games to see if it was ever worth taking a detour from your main mission to try your hand in the casino. 

What Are The Odds You’ll Have Fun At These Prominent Video Game Casinos

about X hours ago from
What Are The Odds You’ll Have Fun At These Prominent Video Game Casinos

Gambling can be fun, but that fun lies in the potential reward, ignoring the even greater potential to lose everything. Those slim odds add an element of danger to an otherwise harmless game of chance. Blackjack or roulette may be fun, but would you ever want to play without stakes? Putting real money on the line is often what keeps people coming back for more, so that lack of financial reward makes me curious about gambling in video games. 

When video game gambling is done well, it provides exciting rewards and fun gameplay. When it’s done poorly, it’s a shallow excuse to drain your character’s wallet. Your time with a game is precious, so developers are asking a lot when they plant you in a casino. I played through several games to see if it was ever worth taking a detour from your main mission to try your hand in the casino. 

Five Games With Satisfying Post-Campaign Content

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Five Games With Satisfying Post-Campaign Content

Have you ever been distraught after completing an incredible video game? The lights dim and tiny letters start to slowly creep down your screen to the tune of climactic wind instruments. The main story is over, there’s nothing left to do, and you’re feeling an emptiness you haven’t felt since the last game you beat. If only there was more to do and see alongside your beloved cast of main characters! Well brighten up, because we present five titles (new and old) that provide extensive content long after the credits roll! 

This list is spoiler-heavy, so peruse it at your own risk. 

Look, Dutch’s grand “plan” – the one that involves becoming happily drunk ranchers in Tahiti – never happens. Eerily sanguine sunsets, swelling, yet, melancholic folk music, and, the emptiness of the Van der Linde camp indicate one thing: Red Dead Redemption 2’s end is approaching. Or is it?

Five Games With Satisfying Post-Campaign Content

about X hours ago from
Five Games With Satisfying Post-Campaign Content

Have you ever been distraught after completing an incredible video game? The lights dim and tiny letters start to slowly creep down your screen to the tune of climactic wind instruments. The main story is over, there’s nothing left to do, and you’re feeling an emptiness you haven’t felt since the last game you beat. If only there was more to do and see alongside your beloved cast of main characters! Well brighten up, because we present five titles (new and old) that provide extensive content long after the credits roll! 

This list is spoiler-heavy, so peruse it at your own risk. 

Look, Dutch’s grand “plan” – the one that involves becoming happily drunk ranchers in Tahiti – never happens. Eerily sanguine sunsets, swelling, yet, melancholic folk music, and, the emptiness of the Van der Linde camp indicate one thing: Red Dead Redemption 2’s end is approaching. Or is it?

New Gameplay Today – Samurai Shodown

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New Gameplay Today – Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown is back this year! Whether you played SamSho (that's what cool people call the series to save time) when it released over 20 years ago, or have seen some of its characters pop up in other games, the return of the classic sword-fighting franchise should be a welcome sight. That sight happens to pretty nice, too, what with the watercolor look and all. 

Jeff Cork and Leo Vader join me on the latest episode of New Gameplay Today to show off a few matches of the latest entry, talk about SNK's recent history, and more.

New Gameplay Today – Samurai Shodown

about X hours ago from
New Gameplay Today – Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown is back this year! Whether you played SamSho (that's what cool people call the series to save time) when it released over 20 years ago, or have seen some of its characters pop up in other games, the return of the classic sword-fighting franchise should be a welcome sight. That sight happens to pretty nice, too, what with the watercolor look and all. 

Jeff Cork and Leo Vader join me on the latest episode of New Gameplay Today to show off a few matches of the latest entry, talk about SNK's recent history, and more.

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 12: Asura's Wrath Episode 6

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Super Replay – God Hand Episode 12: Asura's Wrath Episode 6

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

Super Replay – God Hand Episode 12: Asura's Wrath Episode 6

about X hours ago from
Super Replay – God Hand Episode 12: Asura's Wrath Episode 6

After a festive holiday season, Game Informer's annual 12.31 Super Replay usually brings suffering. In years past, this day has kicked off complete playthroughs of stinkers like Overblood, Overblood 2, Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Raw Danger, Martian Gothic: Unification, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Vampire Hunter D.

Figuring out which game will be honored with this spot is a stressful decision that usually takes a full year to figure out. That wasn't the case this year. The community figured it out for us. We had the somewhat official I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay group vote for a Super Replay earlier this year. With hundreds of votes cast, the poll ended in a tie between Killer 7 and God Hand. Rather than just flipping a coin to see which one we would do, I decided to record both of them. We knocked out Killer 7 earlier this year, and almost rolled right into God Hand, but couldn't find a window to get it done in a productive way. I shelved the Super Replay until 12.31. It was one of the games I was considering years ago for this spot anyway.

FoxNext VP On Marvel Strike Force's First Year, The Disney Acquisition, And The Road Ahead

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FoxNext VP On Marvel Strike Force's First Year, The Disney Acquisition, And The Road Ahead

Marvel Strike Force, the mobile character-collection title from FoxNext, is coming up on its one-year anniversary. While the community has criticized various aspects of the game's live-service approach, such as the implementation of the random nature of its supercharging Red Stars system, reception has been overall positive on the experience and the player base has spent more than $150 million on the game in its first 12 months. 

I sat down with FoxNext vice president and general manager Amir Rahimi to talk about the first year of Marvel Strike Force, what the Disney acquisition means for the game, and what players can expect in Year Two and beyond. To learn more about the massive Alliance War update coming near the game's first anniversary, head here.

GI: You're celebrating a year of Marvel Strike Force with the new Alliance War mode. This has been in the menu as a placeholder since launch last year.

FoxNext VP On Marvel Strike Force's First Year, The Disney Acquisition, And The Road Ahead

about X hours ago from
FoxNext VP On Marvel Strike Force's First Year, The Disney Acquisition, And The Road Ahead

Marvel Strike Force, the mobile character-collection title from FoxNext, is coming up on its one-year anniversary. While the community has criticized various aspects of the game's live-service approach, such as the implementation of the random nature of its supercharging Red Stars system, reception has been overall positive on the experience and the player base has spent more than $150 million on the game in its first 12 months. 

I sat down with FoxNext vice president and general manager Amir Rahimi to talk about the first year of Marvel Strike Force, what the Disney acquisition means for the game, and what players can expect in Year Two and beyond. To learn more about the massive Alliance War update coming near the game's first anniversary, head here.

GI: You're celebrating a year of Marvel Strike Force with the new Alliance War mode. This has been in the menu as a placeholder since launch last year.