A Fallout tabletop game is on the way

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A Fallout tabletop game is on the way

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is a new miniatures wargame coming from Modiphius Entertainment, a multi-format tabletop publisher with a string of successful Kickstarter campaigns behind them.

The news comes from a teaser image, included above, that was shared on Facebook over the weekend. It shows renders of several iconic characters from Bethesda Softworks Fallout 4, including a few warriors clad in T-60 power armor and combat armor squaring off against a pair of super mutants. In the background, a deathclaw and a Nuka Cola machine look on.

NES Classic back on sale tomorrow at Best Buy

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NES Classic back on sale tomorrow at Best Buy

The NES Classic is back on sale at Best Buy tomorrow, and with the underproduced, overhyped little console discontinued five months after its launch, this probably is the last opportunity to acquire one from the big box.

Best Buy announced the sale via Twitter today and the sale is in-store only, not online. Best Buy told The Verge that sales will be first-come, first-served. Quantities are unknown, other than they're "limited." Some stores may use a ticketing process to ensure an orderly lineup, too.

Bid to bring RDR into GTA ends with C&D

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Bid to bring RDR into GTA ends with C&D

In hindsight, it probably was not a good idea to put out this poster:

This poster, for a project undertaken by the modding group .White, and the trailer it advertises, likely caught the attention of someone with Take-Two Interactive, who likely sent the customary cease-and-desist letter that ends these things. Now the trailer has been taken down and development terminated after two years of work.

Dota 2 will require a phone number for ranked matches

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Dota 2 will require a phone number for ranked matches

Dota 2 will require players to link a phone number to their accounts to participate in ranked matches, to curb the creation of multiple accounts by a single user.

The abusive practice, called “smurfing,” is done for many reasons. It’s frequently done by veteran players posing as beginners, or by those getting around being placed in the game’s low-priority matchmaking queue for bad behavior. Whatever the case, multiple accounts "create a negative matchmaking experience at all skill brackets," Valve said in a blog post announcing the change. It takes effect May 4.

Friday the 13th: The Game launches digitally in late May

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Friday the 13th: The Game launches digitally in late May

Friday the 13th: The Game, the brutal, gory hide-and-seek game based on the long-running franchise of horror films, will be released May 26 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Gun Media announced today.

Gun Media and developer IllFonic had initially planned to release Friday the 13th: The Game last fall, but delayed the project to “early 2017” in order to add features that fans had requested. That includes single-player missions, although that component won’t make it in time for launch; it’s scheduled to be released this summer.

H1Z1’s prime-time premiere was outstanding television

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H1Z1’s prime-time premiere was outstanding television

Let me be honest: The concept behind the CW Network’s prime-time special H1Z1: Fight for the Crown seemed like a really bad idea. But watching the action last night, television felt like the natural home for such a singular, action-packed event.

The premise sounds simple: Take 75 professional H1Z1: King of the Kill players, divide them into 15 teams of five, and pit them against each other in one of the most popular survival shooters on the planet. But consider the logistics of it all! First you have to find 15 pro teams willing to participate in a high-stakes competition in an unfinished early access game. Then you actually have to build out a venue with 75 high-end rigs, and wire the place up for television. Then you need to actually run the game, flawlessly, while you record the action inside and outside of the game world. Finally, you have to provide viewers with a combination of live commentary and high-end graphics so it all makes sense.