What Makes Warcraft III: Reforged Different From The Original

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What Makes Warcraft III: Reforged Different From The Original

In November of 2018, we gave you an extensive look at the development of Blizzard’s Warcraft III: Reforged, the remake of Blizzard’s beloved real-time strategy game that set the stage for the World of Warcraft phenomenon. A lot can change in a year of development, so we sat down to chat with production director Kaeo Milker and lead artist Rob McNaughton to talk about how Reforged is different from that last time we saw it, and why the team decided to remain so faithful to the original game. 

You guys have been with Blizzard for a long time. Did you get to work on the original Warcraft III? 

Milker: This has been an interesting journey because my very first game that I worked on at Blizzard was Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as a game tester, back in 2001. But as a game tester back then, I got to do multiplayer map design. I got to do voice work. There's were a lot more opportunities back then. It was like, “What can you do? Alright, go do it and make the game better.” Since then, I worked on StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm, and now I'm circling back around to Warcraft III, so this has been a fun journey. 

What Makes Warcraft III: Reforged Different From The Original

about X hours ago from
What Makes Warcraft III: Reforged Different From The Original

In November of 2018, we gave you an extensive look at the development of Blizzard’s Warcraft III: Reforged, the remake of Blizzard’s beloved real-time strategy game that set the stage for the World of Warcraft phenomenon. A lot can change in a year of development, so we sat down to chat with production director Kaeo Milker and lead artist Rob McNaughton to talk about how Reforged is different from that last time we saw it, and why the team decided to remain so faithful to the original game. 

You guys have been with Blizzard for a long time. Did you get to work on the original Warcraft III? 

Milker: This has been an interesting journey because my very first game that I worked on at Blizzard was Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as a game tester, back in 2001. But as a game tester back then, I got to do multiplayer map design. I got to do voice work. There's were a lot more opportunities back then. It was like, “What can you do? Alright, go do it and make the game better.” Since then, I worked on StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm, and now I'm circling back around to Warcraft III, so this has been a fun journey. 

Everything We Know About Magic: Legends

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Everything We Know About Magic: Legends

After working on properties like Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, Cryptic Studios is ready to tackle a new IP with Magic: The Gathering. Magic: Legends is an isometric action/RPG that you can play with up to 3 players, reminiscent of games like Diablo and Path of Exile. In our latest cover story, Cryptic Games finally pulled back the curtain on what’s in store and how it’s bringing the popular card game to this video game genre. Since this was the first big info drop, we compiled a list below of everything we know about Magic: Legends to give you an easy way to learn more about the ins and outs of the game. 

Magic: Legends is coming to PC in 2020, and hitting on PS4 and Xbox One in 2021.

For more information the upcoming action/RPG, you can check out our coverage hub below, which contains everything from exclusive gameplay footage to developmer interviews.

Everything We Know About Magic: Legends

about X hours ago from
Everything We Know About Magic: Legends

After working on properties like Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, Cryptic Studios is ready to tackle a new IP with Magic: The Gathering. Magic: Legends is an isometric action/RPG that you can play with up to 3 players, reminiscent of games like Diablo and Path of Exile. In our latest cover story, Cryptic Games finally pulled back the curtain on what’s in store and how it’s bringing the popular card game to this video game genre. Since this was the first big info drop, we compiled a list below of everything we know about Magic: Legends to give you an easy way to learn more about the ins and outs of the game. 

Magic: Legends is coming to PC in 2020, and hitting on PS4 and Xbox One in 2021.

For more information the upcoming action/RPG, you can check out our coverage hub below, which contains everything from exclusive gameplay footage to developmer interviews.

Mixing And Matching With The Funkoverse Strategy Game

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Mixing And Matching With The Funkoverse Strategy Game

Who would win in a fight between Rick & Morty and the Golden Girls? How might Batman and his gadgets confront a wand-wielding Harry Potter? If the very concept of those match-ups has you laughing, you’ve begun to grasp why the new Funkoverse board game seems to hit so many of the right marks. Funko Pops have been a dominating force in the collectible market for some years now; a big part of the joy is finding characters from disparate fictions, and seeing them displayed in a shared (and usually adorable) visual style. Funkoverse extends that same conceit into the tabletop gaming world, with a smartly built tactical skirmish game that’s incredibly easy to pick up and play, but carries enough unique character powers and customization to bring it out onto the table again and again.

Mixing And Matching With The Funkoverse Strategy Game

about X hours ago from
Mixing And Matching With The Funkoverse Strategy Game

Who would win in a fight between Rick & Morty and the Golden Girls? How might Batman and his gadgets confront a wand-wielding Harry Potter? If the very concept of those match-ups has you laughing, you’ve begun to grasp why the new Funkoverse board game seems to hit so many of the right marks. Funko Pops have been a dominating force in the collectible market for some years now; a big part of the joy is finding characters from disparate fictions, and seeing them displayed in a shared (and usually adorable) visual style. Funkoverse extends that same conceit into the tabletop gaming world, with a smartly built tactical skirmish game that’s incredibly easy to pick up and play, but carries enough unique character powers and customization to bring it out onto the table again and again.

The Sports Desk – Hands-On With AO Tennis 2

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The Sports Desk – Hands-On With AO Tennis 2

Developer Big Ant has just released AO Tennis 2 (on PC via Steam), and the series as a whole has taken a somewhat circuitous route to get to this moment. The first title released in Australia early last year to coincide with the Australian Open (which the franchise has the license for), and required a substantial day-one patch. Big Ant then followed that up with the global release of the title – AO International Tennis, which also added further improvements.

With the console release of AO Tennis 2 on February 11 (for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch), the current PC version provides a good preview of what’s to come. AO Tennis 2 expands the series’ career mode, and in some ways represents its first definitive steps forward into the world of video game tennis. The title’s execution, however, is a mixed bag; it has a solid structural foundation due to its career mode and customization options, but falls due to its gameplay.

The Sports Desk – Hands-On With AO Tennis 2

about X hours ago from
The Sports Desk – Hands-On With AO Tennis 2

Developer Big Ant has just released AO Tennis 2 (on PC via Steam), and the series as a whole has taken a somewhat circuitous route to get to this moment. The first title released in Australia early last year to coincide with the Australian Open (which the franchise has the license for), and required a substantial day-one patch. Big Ant then followed that up with the global release of the title – AO International Tennis, which also added further improvements.

With the console release of AO Tennis 2 on February 11 (for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch), the current PC version provides a good preview of what’s to come. AO Tennis 2 expands the series’ career mode, and in some ways represents its first definitive steps forward into the world of video game tennis. The title’s execution, however, is a mixed bag; it has a solid structural foundation due to its career mode and customization options, but falls due to its gameplay.

Game Informer Editor And Reader Best Of 2019 Awards

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Game Informer Editor And Reader Best Of 2019 Awards

With 2020 well underway, we wanted to put a bow on our celebration of 2019 with the winners of each categorical award from both our editors and readers. The editor picks below are the results from days of discussions and arguments with the full Game Informer editorial staff, while more than 13,000 of you helped determine the winners for each category on the reader side of things.

Check out the results from both perspectives below and let us know which winners you agree and disagree with!

Editors' and Readers' ChoiceResident Evil 2

Game Informer Editor And Reader Best Of 2019 Awards

about X hours ago from
Game Informer Editor And Reader Best Of 2019 Awards

With 2020 well underway, we wanted to put a bow on our celebration of 2019 with the winners of each categorical award from both our editors and readers. The editor picks below are the results from days of discussions and arguments with the full Game Informer editorial staff, while more than 13,000 of you helped determine the winners for each category on the reader side of things.

Check out the results from both perspectives below and let us know which winners you agree and disagree with!

Editors' and Readers' ChoiceResident Evil 2