Classic RPG Designer Greg Stafford Passes Away At Age 70

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Classic RPG Designer Greg Stafford Passes Away At Age 70

Greg Stafford, designer of classic role-playing games like Pendragon and RuneQuest, has passed away at age 70.

In the early '70s, Stafford created the world of Glorantha, in which many of his works would be set. Over the years, he created many roleplaying and board games set in Glorantha, including White Bear and Red Moon, Nomad Gods, RuneQuest, and HeroQuest, as well as a few fantasy novels. To publish his own work, Stafford created the company Chaosium in 1975, and would later go on to found Issaries, Inc after leaving the Chaosium, then returned to the latter in 2015 as a chair of the board. Stafford also helped publish The King of Dragon Pass, a classic role-playing video game also set in Glorantha, developed and published by A Sharp and first released on PC and Mac in 1999 re-released in 2012 and later ported to iOS and Android to acclaim.

A practicing Shaman, Stafford passed away Thursday at his home in Arcata, California. Our condolences go out to Stafford's family and friends.

Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

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Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

Limited edition shoes are absurdly popular, and gaming has had its brushes with the trend. Early this year saw the release of the PlayStation-themed sneakers, which proved to be a hot commodity. Now a Nintendo-themed competitor is sure to be much more sought after but way, way less available.

Custom sneaker shop Freaker Sneaks has unleashed its Game Boy-themed Air Jordans, a follow-up to last year's NES themed shoes. The Game Boy edition features different designs for each shoe: The right shoe features the box art for Super Mario Land on the front, and the B and A buttons on the back, while the left shoe features a screenshot from Super Mario Land on the front and the d-pad on the back. Both share a similar color scheme, however, it looks incredibly good.

Unfortunately, Freaker Sneaks is only making 10 pairs, and each of them costs $1,350, making their release performance art as much as it is commercial strategy. Still, they're nice to look at. You can find out more about them (but probably not buy them) over at Freaker Sneaks' official website.

Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

about X hours ago from
Limited $1,350 Game Boy Jordans Are More For Admiring Than Buying

Limited edition shoes are absurdly popular, and gaming has had its brushes with the trend. Early this year saw the release of the PlayStation-themed sneakers, which proved to be a hot commodity. Now a Nintendo-themed competitor is sure to be much more sought after but way, way less available.

Custom sneaker shop Freaker Sneaks has unleashed its Game Boy-themed Air Jordans, a follow-up to last year's NES themed shoes. The Game Boy edition features different designs for each shoe: The right shoe features the box art for Super Mario Land on the front, and the B and A buttons on the back, while the left shoe features a screenshot from Super Mario Land on the front and the d-pad on the back. Both share a similar color scheme, however, it looks incredibly good.

Unfortunately, Freaker Sneaks is only making 10 pairs, and each of them costs $1,350, making their release performance art as much as it is commercial strategy. Still, they're nice to look at. You can find out more about them (but probably not buy them) over at Freaker Sneaks' official website.

XSEED Removing Intimacy Mode From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

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XSEED Removing Intimacy Mode From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

When it launches sometime this fall, the PS4 and PC versions of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, a remake of the original Senran Kagura game, will have at least one major difference, as the PS4 version will lack the series' "Intimacy Mode."

The mode, which has players dressing characters up in various outfits (including bathing suits and other intimate attire) and using their hands and other objects to massage or caress the game's young (and frequently underage) characters, seems to have crossed a line for Sony. Publisher XSEED games announced the removal of the mode from the PS4 version with the following statement:

In a follow-up tweet, the company quickly alluded to this being Sony's decision. "We respect the wishes of the platform holder," it tweeted.

XSEED Removing Intimacy Mode From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

about X hours ago from
XSEED Removing Intimacy Mode From PS4 Version Of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

When it launches sometime this fall, the PS4 and PC versions of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, a remake of the original Senran Kagura game, will have at least one major difference, as the PS4 version will lack the series' "Intimacy Mode."

The mode, which has players dressing characters up in various outfits (including bathing suits and other intimate attire) and using their hands and other objects to massage or caress different the game's young (and frequently underage) characters, seems to have crossed a line for Sony. Publisher XSEED games announced the removal of the mode from the PS4 version with the following statement:

In a follow-up tweet, the company quickly alluded to this being Sony's decision. "We respect the wishes of the platform holder," it tweeted.

For Honor Celebrates 15 Million Players, Teases 2019's 'Year Of The Harbinger'

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For Honor Celebrates 15 Million Players, Teases 2019's 'Year Of The Harbinger'

Since its launch early last year, For Honor has steadily increased its playerbase with frequent content, technical, and balance updates. With its major Marching Fire expansion hitting next week, the team behind the game has decided to celebrate a huge milestone, while also teasing the next year of For Honor content.

Earlier this week, the game celebrated hitting the 15 million-player milestone, continuing Ubisoft's streak of multiplayer games growing over the course of their lifespan (Rainbow Six Siege hit the 35 million-player mark earlier this year).

This bodes well for the game going into Marching Fire, the upcoming release of which prompted Ubisoft to host a livestream. Towards the end of the that stream, however, it offered players a tease at was coming to For Honor after Marching Fire: The Year of the Harbinger. The image (above) shows a war hammer planted on firm ground. While thoughts of Mjolnir come to mind, the ornamentation doesn't quite match Nordic designs (especially with the lizard/dragon on the hilt). It could be teasing a new faction, hero, or more.

What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, Gwent, And PUBG

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What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, Gwent, And PUBG

Wow! There's so many major events this weekend I can't even count them all (there's eight)! Worlds continues, Gwent comes back into the spotlight, and Dota 2 has a new patch! What more could you want, besides more events and money and world peace or whatever?

Worlds continues as League of Legends fans watch the biggest event of their year unfold. This weekend we're smack-dab in the middle of the group stages to determine who winds up where in the playoffs. (Stream / Schedule)

Card game fans! This is your weekend. First up, Hearthstone's big Fall Championship is here, offering the world's best players the chance to take their share of the $250,000 prize pool, as well as a spot in the World Championship. (Stream and Schedule)

What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, Gwent, And PUBG

about X hours ago from
What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, Gwent, And PUBG

Wow! There's so many major events this weekend I can't even count them all (there's eight)! Worlds continues, Gwent comes back into the spotlight, and Dota 2 has a new patch! What more could you want, besides more events and money and world peace or whatever?

Worlds continues as League of Legends fans watch the biggest event of their year unfold. This weekend we're smack-dab in the middle of the group stages to determine who winds up where in the playoffs. (Stream / Schedule)

Card game fans! This is your weekend. First up, Hearthstone's big Fall Championship is here, offering the world's best players the chance to take their share of the $250,000 prize pool, as well as a spot in the World Championship. (Stream and Schedule)

Weekend Warrior – Taking Little Bites Out Of The Great Grecian Apple

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Weekend Warrior – Taking Little Bites Out Of The Great Grecian Apple

This weekend most of us are getting lost in the massive open world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or popping off shots in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Mega Man 11, Maple Story 2, and Forza Horizon 4 are also in the mix. Otherwise we’re just chillin’.  Per usual, let us know what you’re doing this weekend in the comments section below.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) - My video game time will be split between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on Google's streaming platform, which is pretty decent! Call of Duty has a setting where you can turn off the gore and make the zombies look cartoonish. I don't know if that will be enough to make me feel comfortable playing it around the kid, but I really appreciate that it's an option. Otherwise it will be a lot of relaxing after last weekend's (and most of the week's) birthday party extravaganza.

Weekend Warrior – Taking Little Bites Out Of The Great Grecian Apple

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior – Taking Little Bites Out Of The Great Grecian Apple

This weekend most of us are getting lost in the massive open world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or popping off shots in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Mega Man 11, Maple Story 2, and Forza Horizon 4 are also in the mix. Otherwise we’re just chillin’.  Per usual, let us know what you’re doing this weekend in the comments section below.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) - My video game time will be split between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on Google's streaming platform, which is pretty decent! Call of Duty has a setting where you can turn off the gore and make the zombies look cartoonish. I don't know if that will be enough to make me feel comfortable playing it around the kid, but I really appreciate that it's an option. Otherwise it will be a lot of relaxing after last weekend's (and most of the week's) birthday party extravaganza.