Hearthstone Community Event Spreads Viral Card Back

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Hearthstone Community Event Spreads Viral Card Back

Blizzard is kicking off a new Hearthstone community event today that will spread a nifty reward around like a virus. The "Curse of Hakkar" event features a new exclusive card back that has been distributed to a small group of players, but will infect everyone who comes in contact with it.

Playing against a player with the new "Mark of Hakkar" card back will reward you with it. Then you can equip it and begin spreading it to others. You'll need to play a full match to spread the item, so conceding or leaving immediately won't get you the reward. If you want to gift it to your friends, you can queue up friendly matches to distribute it to them.

The community event is a reference to one of the cards from the most recent expansion, Rastakhan's Rumble. Hakkar the Soulflayer is a neutral Legendary card that shuffles "Corrupted Blood" into each player's deck upon dying. That Corrupted Blood replicates and multiplies itself, so if a match goes on long enough it makes going to fatigue much more risky. It also serves as a hard counter to Mecha'thun, which requires an empty deck to function.

New Need For Speed, Plants Vs Zombies Games Coming

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EA reported its third quarter financial results, expressing disappointment at its performance. But in the process of promising to make-good in the coming year, it quasi-announced two more games: a new Plants vs. Zombies, and a new Need for Speed.

"Looking forward, we're delighted to launch Anthem, our new IP, to grow Apex Legends and related Titanfall experiences, to deliver new Plants vs. Zombies and Need for Speed titles, and to add Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to our sports titles in the fall," said COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, in the announcement.

Last year a retail listing appeared to have leaked Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3, but no official announcement has been made. In an interview with Edge Magazine (via Xbox Achievements), EA Motive's Jade Raymond mentioned another PvZ was on its plate, likely assisting PopCap. More recently, though, Raymond left EA Motive altogether, leaving Samantha Ryan (who runs the mobile, BioWare, and Maxis studios) in charge of that studio.

EA Confirms New Need For Speed, Plants Vs Zombies Games; Here's What We Know

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EA reported its third quarter financial results, expressing disappointment at its performance. But in the process of promising to make-good in the coming year, it quasi-announced two more games: a new Plants vs. Zombies, and a new Need for Speed.

"Looking forward, we're delighted to launch Anthem, our new IP, to grow Apex Legends and related Titanfall experiences, to deliver new Plants vs. Zombies and Need for Speed titles, and to add Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to our sports titles in the fall," said COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, in the announcement.

In a subsequent earnings call, the company confirmed the new PvZ game is a shooter, and the official game account tweeted that it's coming for PC and consoles. That would seemingly all but confirm it's a new Garden Warfare game.

Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal Back, New Gameplay Video Released

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NetherRealm Studios has confirmed Kabal will be in Mortal Kombat 11. Following a tease in January, the character was fully revealed during the first Kombat Kast, a regular livestream dedicated to the brutal fighting game. According to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, Kabal is the first of a few fan-favorite characters that will be added to the roster. In the trailer for him, which you can watch below, Kabal is shown with his iconic meat hooks and puts his Nomad Dash to good use.

At one point he's shown running off one side of the screen and appearing on the other to deliver his bone-crushing hook slam. He also has his buzz saw blades, which will be handy in controlling space and movement. His Fatality, meanwhile, involves grabbing the enemy and running at high speed with them in tow, before using his hooks to cut them in half.

During the Kombat Kast, Ed Boon also teased the guest character, saying people will "freak out" when they see it. However, he stopped short of announcing the character.

Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal And D'Vora Back, New Gameplay Video Released

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NetherRealm Studios has confirmed Kabal and D'Vora will be in Mortal Kombat 11. Following a tease in January, Kabal was fully revealed during the first Kombat Kast, a regular livestream dedicated to the brutal fighting game. According to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, Kabal is the first of a few fan-favorite characters that will be added to the roster. In the trailer for him, which you can watch below, Kabal is shown with his iconic meat hooks and puts his Nomad Dash to good use.

At one point he's shown running off one side of the screen and appearing on the other to deliver his bone-crushing hook slam. He also has his buzz saw blades, which will be handy in controlling space and movement. His Fatality, meanwhile, involves grabbing the enemy and running at high speed with them in tow, before using his hooks to cut them in half.

During the Kombat Kast, Ed Boon also teased the guest character, saying people will "freak out" when they see it. However, he stopped short of announcing the character.

Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal And D'Vorah Back, New Gameplay Video Released

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Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal And D'Vorah Back, New Gameplay Video Released

NetherRealm Studios has confirmed Kabal and D'Vorah will be in Mortal Kombat 11. Following a tease in January, Kabal was fully revealed during the first Kombat Kast, a regular livestream dedicated to the brutal fighting game. According to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, Kabal is the first of a few fan-favorite characters that will be added to the roster. In the trailer for him, which you can watch below, Kabal is shown with his iconic meat hooks and puts his Nomad Dash to good use.

At one point he's shown running off one side of the screen and appearing on the other to deliver his bone-crushing hook slam. He also has his buzz saw blades, which will be handy in controlling space and movement. His Fatality, meanwhile, involves grabbing the enemy and running at high speed with them in tow, before using his hooks to cut them in half.

During the Kombat Kast, Ed Boon also teased the guest character, saying people will "freak out" when they see it. However, he stopped short of announcing the character.

Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal Back, New Trailer Released

about X hours ago from
Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal Back, New Trailer Released

NetherRealm Studios has confirmed Kabal will be in Mortal Kombat 11. Following a tease in January, the character was fully revealed during the first Kombat Kast, a regular livestream dedicated to the brutal fighting game. According to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, Kabal is the first of a few fan-favorite characters that will be added to the roster. In the trailer for him, Kabal is shown with his iconic meat hooks and puts his Nomad Dash to good use.

At one point he's shown running off one side of the screen and appearing on the other to deliver a bone-crushing punch. He also has his buzz saw blades, which will be handy in controlling space and movement. His Fatality, meanwhile, involves grabbing the enemy and running at high speed with them in tow, before using his hooks to cut them in half.

During the Kombat Kast, Ed Boon also teased the guest character, saying people will "freak out" when they see it. However, he stopped short of announcing the character.

Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal Back

about X hours ago from
Mortal Kombat 11 Brings Kabal Back

NetherRealm Studios has confirmed Kabal will be in Mortal Kombat 11. Following a tease in January, the character was fully revealed during the first Kombat Kast, a regular livestream dedicated to the brutal fighting game. According to Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, Kabal is the first of a few fan-favorite characters that will be added to the roster. In the trailer for him, Kabal is shown with his iconic meat hooks and puts his Nomad Dash to good use.

At one point he's shown running off one side of the screen and appearing on the other to deliver his bone-crushing hook slam. He also has his buzz saw blades, which will be handy in controlling space and movement. His Fatality, meanwhile, involves grabbing the enemy and running at high speed with them in tow, before using his hooks to cut them in half.

During the Kombat Kast, Ed Boon also teased the guest character, saying people will "freak out" when they see it. However, he stopped short of announcing the character.

New PS4 Game Deals Available Now On PSN In The US

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The PS Essentials sale has come to an end, but a new selection of deals are now available in the US PlayStation Store. This week, Ubisoft is holding a sale on a number of its PS4 titles--with an extra percentage off available for PS Plus subscribers--while Epic Games is offering discounts on Fortnite's paid Save the World mode.

Nearly the entire Assassin's Creed series is on sale this week, including its latest installment, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which is $30 for PS Plus members (while everyone else can pick it up for $36). 2017's entry, Assassin's Creed Origins, is down to $19.79, while Assassin's Creed Syndicate is $12.49. If you're interested in picking up some earlier titles, the Ezio Collection is available for $10, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is $9.

The Far Cry series is likewise on sale this week. Far Cry 5 is down to $15 for PS Plus members, while its predecessor, Far Cry 4, is $12. You can also pick up Far Cry 3 Classic Edition for $13.49 or Far Cry Primal for $10. Beyond that, Ubisoft's popular tactical shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, is $12.49, and Ghost Recon Wildlands is $15. Finally, the loot-driven shooter The Division is down to $10 if you're interested in picking it up before its sequel arrives next month.