Brad Grier

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Why Humble Bundle Sold Out Itself and Over 100 Million Customers

Friday’s a venerated day in our workaholic culture. Friday is traditionally when many of us check out during the afternoon and our weekend begins. …

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Pong to Pac-man to Pokémon: The five turning points in gaming history

To celebrate the return of our hands-on gaming event, Power UP, one of our ambassadors explores five key turning points in gaming history.<p>1. Insert …

Gaming Consoles

Holdfast: Atlantic

Holdfast Atlantic is one of two recent Kickstarter offerings from Worthington Games. They are both now available from your Friendly Local Gaming …

Board Games

The Best Board Games for Beginners

<i>IGN is now covering board games new and old every week! If you enjoy these articles, let us know! Note that if you click on one of these links to buy</i> …

Board Games

Examples of Counterfeit Dominion 2nd Edition

The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1500 Hours To Complete

The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game <i>The Campaign For North Africa</i> is full of obtuse decrees, but the …

Board Games

No Man's Sky Players Who Colonized A Galaxy Now Have To Find A New Home

<i>No Man’s Sky</i>’s vast universe was part of its initial appeal. You would go from planet to planet, completely alone, discovering and naming things …

This War of Mine: The Board Game is part social experiment, and entirely too long

It was a challenge to survive the night<p>Just a few weeks ago I kicked off a weekly board game night here at my house. I figured that a couple of friends, some adult beverages and a quiet corner in the basement might be just what I needed. And besides, the pile of new games isn’t getting any …

OpenAI’s bot beats top Dota 2 player so badly that he quits

An artificial intelligence has beaten one of the world’s top Dota 2 players in single combat today. Danil Ishutin, better known by his gaming handle “Dendi,” threw in the towel in the middle of a second game against a bot that OpenAI created, one that had been beating him handily.<p>The two squared …

Artificial Intelligence

I made a custom 3d settlers of catan set for my friends wedding!

The project was really challenging but a lot of fun, link to the set below.<p>http://imgur.com/a/apqKt

More than 40,000 Steam users were banned the day after the Summer Sale

The end of the 2017 Steam Summer Sale also marked the end of the line for more than 40,000 Steam users who were hit with the Valve Anti-Cheat …

Bioware has removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Mass Effect: Andromeda

A few days ago, we informed you about a new patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda. However, and even though it was not included in its release notes, it …

Mass Effect

Nobody Can Find The Source Code For Icewind Dale II

The people who make enhanced editions of old role-playing games like <i>Baldur’s Gate</i> and <i>Planescape: Torment</i> want to do the same thing for <i>Icewind Dale …

RPGs

Blueshift – the game that helped me survive

Last summer three things happened:<p>My husband quit his illustration job and<br>• Started working from home because<br>• I stopped leaving the house<p>At the time we …

Board Games

Insights from Plague Inc: The Board Game - Kickstarter

Hi everyone,<p>I’m the creator of Plague Inc. and this is part one of a blog series detailing the lessons I learnt when creating Plague Inc: The Board …

Board Games

Reissue of Deep Space D-6 and new Mini-Expansion.

Deep Space D-6 is a self contained tabletop game designed from the ground up for solitaire play. In it, players take on the role of a starship …

An Independent Interplay Takes on Tolkien

When Brian Fargo made the bold decision in 1988 to turn his company Interplay into a computer-game publisher as well as developer, he was simply …

RPGs

Comment on Kickstarter Skepticism: Why we’re not eager to play that game you backed… by Christoph Daniel Weber

“My impression of the article is exactly that: we don’t like playing games that are underdeveloped, and Kickstarter has a higher proportion of …

Board Games

Board Games Are Better Than Video Games In So Many Ways

People have been asking what I've been doing recently.<p>WELL!<p>Call it video game detox. I've been pulling up fat handfuls of the roots of videogaming – …

Board Games

The Many Faces of Middle-earth, 1954-1989

The transformation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> from an off-putting literary trilogy — full of archaic diction, lengthy appendixes, and</i> …

RPGs

Dune: Spice and sandworms power one of the great “lost” board games | Ars Technica

How does the legendary-but-lost game Dune hold up today?<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board …

Board Games

The White Box: A Game Design Workshop-in-a-Box

Almost everyone who’s ever played a game has had an idea for how to make it better. To tweak it, improve it, or even build something new from its …

From Wingleader to Wing Commander

No one at Origin had much time to bask in the rapturous reception accorded to <i>Wingleader</i> at the 1990 Summer Consumer Electronics Show. Their …

Game Design

Opinion: Alberta's digital media sector needs help to power up

As a company proudly founded in Alberta, BioWare is encouraged to see the provincial government take the initiative in seeking new ideas on how to …

The 50 Best New Board Games

Order a pizza, invite over one to three friends, and try out the best new board games.<p>Sure, the classic board games like Monopoly, Risk, and Battleship are still great fun. But the number of new games has exploded in the last several years as designers dream up space adventures, deck-building …

Board Games

Alberta's first satellite is now in space - University of Alberta

The first ever made-in-Alberta satellite was launched into space earlier today.<p>Ex-Alta 1, a small cube satellite designed and built by University of …

Quake Champions: Why I'm Sold on the "Quake" Part - IGN

Strafe jumping for joy.<p>Quake Champions is simultaneously a return to timeless FPS action in the style of Quake 3 Arena, and a foray into the …

Soccer

Blood Bowl review: A triumphant return after 22 years out of print | Ars Technica

If you only buy one high fantasy/American football crossover, make it Blood Bowl.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our regular series on tabletop games! …

Board Games

[WSIG] Solo Print & Play Games

Hi guys. I've seen some solo, print & play games come across my Instagram feed recently, and I'm thinking to write a feature for them on my blog. So …

Hong Kong mahjong: How the game is changing | CNN Travel

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