Hand of Fate 2 patch makes significant improvements to combat

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Hand of Fate 2 patch makes significant improvements to combat

When he reviewed Hand of Fate 2 for us back in November, Eric Watson had plenty of praise for the solo card game that's also an action-RPG. He did, however, call out one aspect of it as a flaw: "Combat is unfortunately the least improved aspect of the sequel," he wrote, "despite still being a major focus of many challenges and cards."

Stop a plague of barbarians, not viruses, in Pandemic: Fall of Rome

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Stop a plague of barbarians, not viruses, in Pandemic: Fall of Rome

The spinoffs and twists on disease-fighting board game Pandemic just keep coming, with the game’s digital port making it to Steam recently. Announced just yesterday, Pandemic: Fall of Rome is the latest, and the first that’s looking to blend the game’s mechanics with a more traditional wargame. In Fall of Rome, players will take on the roles of prominent Romans looking to stop encroaching tribes from outside the empire—feared barbarians like the vandals, goths, and huns. Whereas normally players must hold off diseases long enough to cure them, in Fall of Rome players have to hold off the tribes for long enough that they turn them into allies—recruiting more warriors for the Roman legions.

For the first time ever, WoW's top guild will stream its race to beat the brutal new raid

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For the first time ever, WoW's top guild will stream its race to beat the brutal new raid

On September 11, the mythic-difficulty version of Uldir, the first raid in Battle for Azeroth, opens up. This brutally hard version of the raid will pit raid teams against a gauntlet of eight bosses, each possessing a series of abilities that will devastate all but the most skilled and coordinated teams. And for the first time ever, WoW's top guild, Method, will stream the whole thing on Twitch—bringing an end to the mystery of World of Warcraft's mythic world-first raid races.