Hasbro are planning a new version of the HeroQuest board game

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Hasbro are planning a new version of the HeroQuest board game

The HeroQuest board game, a collaboration between Milton Bradley and Games Workshop published in 1989, has been out of print for years. One potential reason was the US trademark being taken up by tabletop RPG company Moon Design Publications—which is ironic, since Sierra had to change the name of their game Hero's Quest to Quest for Glory when the digital version of the board game was trademarked in 1991. Anyway, Moon Design have given the trademark to Hasbro, owners of Milton Bradley, who are now crowdfunding a new version of the board game for North American release.

Chip's Challenge is free on Steam

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Chip's Challenge is free on Steam

Remember Chip's Challenge? Originally released on the Atari Lynx way back in 1989, it was later ported to DOS and Windows then bundled with Windows 3.1, which is where many players will know it from. It's a puzzle game with over 100 levels, some of them mazes, others block-pushers or enemy-dodging challenges, often with harsh time limits to complete them in.

Two new operators are coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone in season 6

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Two new operators are coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone in season 6

Two familiar faces will be joining Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone as operators when season six launches on September 29, as the Call of Duty blog explains. Farah and Nikolai, both from the singleplayer campaign, will be returning to help Captain Price in Verdansk. The trailer ends with the two riding off together in an underground train after working together to gather some intel, and rumor has it a subway system looping through seven stations will be added in the season six update. 

Microsoft isn't done buying game studios, CEO Satya Nadella says

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Microsoft isn't done buying game studios, CEO Satya Nadella says

Microsoft made very big waves yesterday when it announced to the world that it had acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, id Software, Arkane, and MachineGames, among others. The deal cost an eye-watering $7.5 billion—nearly two LucasFilms—and very suddenly gave the company ownership of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Wayne Gretzky Hockey, Prey, Quake, and more, collectively representing a massive leg up for the Xbox console in its never-ending struggle for dominance with Sony's PlayStation.

SXSW will return with digital events in March 2021

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SXSW will return with digital events in March 2021

The city of Austin cancelled the 2020 South by Southwest festival in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time in 34 years of operation that the big tech-and-culture event had been halted. Organizers said at the time that they were looking into rescheduling the event, as well as at setting up "a virtual SXSW online experience," and today they announced that it will take place in March 2021.

Serious Sam 4 writer aims for a 'positive view of humanity' working together to kill lots of aliens

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Serious Sam 4 writer aims for a 'positive view of humanity' working together to kill lots of aliens

Devolver Digital released a story trailer for Serious Sam 4 yesterday, which struck me as a little bit odd: Without wanting to generalize too much, I think it's fair to say that there aren't too many games that rely less on narrative than Serious Sam. That's something that developer Croteam is looking to change with the new game, though, by leaning more heavily into the narrative in order to make the world and the characters a little easier to care about.