How Do You Play It, And How Will You Pay For It?

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How Do You Play It, And How Will You Pay For It?

After watching several rounds of Valve’s new card game, Artifact, and playing a couple of my own, I don’t think it’s a stretch to call it the Dota 2 of card games. Designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, Artifact is, like Dota, intimidating at first. Between three separate battlefields with separate health pools and positions, ten total heroes with different color-coded affinities, and, outside the game, a reevaluation of how Valve views its market economies, Artifact is hard to wrap your head around. But that’s how I felt about Dota 2 when I first started playing it, and over 3,000 hours later it’s one my favorite games of all time. Does Artifact stack up?

A Game Across Three LanesArtifact is dense, and the best way to explain it is probably to just walk you through a match. I wasn’t able to mess around with the deck-building aspect of Artifact during our play session (which is probably for the best, since I would have had no idea what I was building anyway), and instead played two rounds using pre-built decks. The minimum card count is 40, though you can have as many cards in your deck as you want. 

Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

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Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

State of Decay 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the zombie-survival game from last generation, now has a release date of May 22 in two separate versions, according to IGN.

The game comes in a standard edition, priced at $29.99, and an Ultimate edition at $49.99. The Ultimate edition allows players to access the game early on May 18 and includes the original game, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, on Xbox One and State of Decay 2 DLC packs Independence and Daybreak, which have TBD release dates.

Microsoft got behind State of Decay after the first game made a huge splash on Xbox Live Arcade. The new game runs on Unreal Engine 4, switching from the first game's CryEngine. You can check out the game's trailer from last E3 below.

Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

about X hours ago from
Survive In A Zombie Wasteland This May

State of Decay 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the zombie-survival game from last generation, now has a release date of May 22 in two separate versions, according to IGN.

The game comes in a standard edition, priced at $29.99, and an Ultimate edition at $49.99. The Ultimate edition allows players to access the game early on May 18 and includes the original game, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, on Xbox One and State of Decay 2 DLC packs Independence and Daybreak, which have TBD release dates.

Microsoft got behind State of Decay after the first game made a huge splash on Xbox Live Arcade. The new game runs on Unreal Engine 4, switching from the first game's CryEngine. You can check out the game's trailer from last E3 below.

See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

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See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

Deck Nine Games wraps up their run on Life is Strange with Farewell, the final episode in the prequel series Before the Storm.

The episode, which comes out today, takes the prequel even further back, when Chloe and Max were only kids. The bonus episode, which is exclusive to the Deluxe edition of Before the Storm, covers the period of time where Max leaves Chloe to move to Washington and how the two don't really reconnect until Life is Strange.

Check out the trailer for Farewell below.

See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

about X hours ago from
See The Missing Chapter Even Before The Prequel

Deck Nine Games wraps up their run on Life is Strange with Farewell, the final episode in the prequel series Before the Storm.

The episode, which comes out today, takes the prequel even further back, when Chloe and Max were only kids. The bonus episode, which is exclusive to the Deluxe edition of Before the Storm, covers the period of time where Max leaves Chloe to move to Washington and how the two don't really reconnect until Life is Strange.

Check out the trailer for Farewell below.

You Are The Monster In This Reverse Horror Game

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You Are The Monster In This Reverse Horror Game

Most horror games are about limited the player with scarce resources or having them evade a ferocious villain stalking them. In Carrion, an upcoming horror game from Phobia Game Studio, the roles are reversed. This time, you're a fearsome, bloody, monster blob lurking around and killing its prey.

You make your way through an industrial complex going head-to-head with various heavily armed humans, all hoping to end the terror you cause. Unfortunate for them, you have a range of otherworldly abilities at your disposal to send them to early graves. You can view a short trailer below.

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You Are The Monster In This Reverse Horror Game

about X hours ago from
You Are The Monster In This Reverse Horror Game

Most horror games are about limited the player with scarce resources or having them evade a ferocious villain stalking them. In Carrion, an upcoming horror game from Phobia Game Studio, the roles are reversed. This time, you're a fearsome, bloody, monster blob lurking around and killing its prey.

You make your way through an industrial complex going head-to-head with various heavily armed humans, all hoping to end the terror you cause. Unfortunate for them, you have a range of otherworldly abilities at your disposal to send them to early graves. You can view a short trailer below.

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Rare Details Ship Customization On The High Seas

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Rare Details Ship Customization On The High Seas

With Sea of Thieves not far off on the horizon, Rare has released a video detailing how ship customization works.

Rare hasn't been coy about the ways in which pirate customization works, explaining that pretty much every aspect of your buccaneer is up for changing. Ship customization, however, has been pretty quiet beyond possible hints in the beta. The newest developer diary explains that you can basically build the ship from the sails to the hull.

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Rare Details Ship Customization On The High Seas

about X hours ago from
Rare Details Ship Customization On The High Seas

With Sea of Thieves not far off on the horizon, Rare has released a video detailing how ship customization works.

Rare hasn't been coy about the ways in which pirate customization works, explaining that pretty much every aspect of your buccaneer is up for changing. Ship customization, however, has been pretty quiet beyond possible hints in the beta. The newest developer diary explains that you can basically build the ship from the sails to the hull.

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