Wizards of the Coast Announces 10 Million Dollar Prize Pool For Magic: The Gathering

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Wizards of the Coast Announces 10 Million Dollar Prize Pool For Magic: The Gathering

Announced at The Game Awards 2018, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast are dedicating a 10 million dollar prize pool that will span both digital and physical Magic: The Gathering, including Magic: The Gathering Arena.

The Magic Pro League includes contracts worth $75,000 for players/streamers and will feature them in a variety of events. The first $1 million dollar tournament kicks off at PAX East in 2019.

Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

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Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

Giant Squid's debut release, Abzu, garnered critical acclaim for its meditative take on undersea exploration. At this evening's Game Awards, the studio shifted over to dry land. The Pathless retains the same visual flair as its predecessor, but it has a much more action-oriented focus. You play as a hunter who, along with her eagle companion, has to cleanse an island of an ancient curse.

We visited Giant Squid last month and got to see the open-world game in action. The hunter's fast and fluid pace is a far cry from how Abzu's diver navigated their underwater world. The hunter seems to have two speeds, quick and fast, and her magic bow enables her to rapidly bound from point to point in the world as she hunts down corrupted animals and fearsome deities. The Pathless is being designed to be accessible for novice players, but the team has elegantly incorporated some timing-based mechanics with the bow that reward players who push themselves to improve.

You can read more about The Pathless in our latest issue, which is now available digitally. The Pathless is planned for a 2019 release on PC and consoles.

Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

about X hours ago from
Giant Squid Reveals The Pathless

Giant Squid's debut release, Abzu, garnered critical acclaim for its meditative take on undersea exploration. At this evening's Game Awards, the studio shifted over to dry land. The Pathless retains the same visual flair as its predecessor, but it has a much more action-oriented focus. You play as a hunter who, along with her eagle companion, has to cleanse an island of an ancient curse.

We visited Giant Squid last month and got to see the open-world game in action. The hunter's fast and fluid pace is a far cry from how Abzu's diver navigated their underwater world. The hunter seems to have two speeds, quick and fast, and her magic bow enables her to rapidly bound from point to point in the world as she hunts down corrupted animals and fearsome deities. The Pathless is being designed to be accessible for novice players, but the team has elegantly incorporated some timing-based mechanics with the bow that reward players who push themselves to improve.

You can read more about The Pathless in our latest issue, which is now available digitally. The Pathless is planned for a 2019 release on PC and consoles.

Fortnite Highlighting Fan Creations In New Zone Called The Block

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Fortnite Highlighting Fan Creations In New Zone Called The Block

Fortnite Season 7 went live this morning, giving the players a new winter wonderland filled with planes, ziplines, new skins, and soon, even their very own islands to build up. But it looks like Epic is sneaking one more present under the tree. 

Donald Mustard, Epic Games worldwide creative director, took to The Game Awards stage to announce a new zone called The Block, replacing Risky Reels. The Block is a dedicated space to show off fan-created content from the new creative mode and it is now live. Battle Pass owners can jump into creative mode now and everyone can start building gallery-worthy creations December 13. 

BioWare Teases Next Dragon Age Game With The Dread Wolf Rises

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BioWare Teases Next Dragon Age Game With The Dread Wolf Rises

During the Game Awards, BioWare showed off a teaser for the next Dragon Age game, but it really was a tease. We don't know much about the game at this point, but the video's slow pan out to a hashtag #TheDreadWolfRises will have to satisfy us for now.

The Dread Wolf is likely a reference to Fen'Harel, the elven god of betrayal that talked about in that game's fiction. Hopefully, he's cool.

New Snow Map, Vehicle, And More Available In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Tonight

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New Snow Map, Vehicle, And More Available In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Tonight

PUBG's new map hits test servers on Steam tonight. Known as Vikendi, the 6x6 map features a snow-covered layout and player footprints in the snow so players can hunt each other even better - should create all kinds of new tracking elements.There's a new weapon, and an awesome new vehicle to zoom around in, the snowmobile.

The map is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in January. Check out the announcement trailer below!

Epic Games Store Reveals First Slate Of Games, Including New Titles

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Epic Games Store Reveals First Slate Of Games, Including New Titles

It was only earlier this week that Epic announced plans to introduce a developer-friendly digital distribution store that, whether Epic says so outloud or not, will compete with current market leader Steam. The Fortnite developer plans to make things easier for game creators, but has said little about how they plan to entice consumers. At The Game Awards tonight, Epic tried to answer that question by announcing their upcoming slate of titles for the store, including some brand new reveals.

Ashen's surprise release has been hinted at for a few days through a number of leaks, and even leaked out early on Xbox Live, but it is nice to see the Souls-like adventure game finally get a release today. Also surprising is Hades, a new game from Pyre developer Supergiant, which had not been announced or even rumored before tonight's reveal.

Perhaps most interesting is Journey, which has never seen release outside of the PlayStation 3.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Coming In June

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Coming In June

Proving an earlier rumor true, Activision and developer Beenox officially announced Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled tonight at the Game Awards.

The game – a remake of the original PlayStation title – comes out on June 21 for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch (for $39.99), and has not only be updated graphically but it comes with online multiplayer as well.

A digital deluxe version ($59.99) is available for preorder now, including character skins, the Nitros Oxide character, and more.

New Hello Games Project The Last Campfire Revealed

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New Hello Games Project The Last Campfire Revealed

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has revealed their latest project at The Game Awards, a beautiful multi-perspective game titled The Last Campfire.

"We call it a Hello Games Short," the studio wrote. "Like Pixar shorts it’s a way to foster creativity and new voices in the studio. We started by making Joe Danger, before No Man's Sky, and we want to pay forward our success to give others the opportunity to do the same. I'm so proud that just two of our team has been able to make something so artistically interesting, but also so fun and unique to play. It reminds me of why I love working at Hello Games."

You can check out the trailer below.