Brad Grier

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Destiny 2 Misrepresented XP Gains To Its Players Until the Developers Got Caught

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: <i>Destiny 2, like its predecessor, depends largely on an open-ended "end game" system. Once you</i> …

‘Call of Duty: WWII’ Turns Your Grandparent’s Achievements Into a Lousy Theme-Park Ride

Call of Duty: WWII, the latest entry in the long-running first-person-shooter franchise, is monumentally terrible. Publisher Activision Blizzard …

Activision Blizzard

11 Games The Stranger Things Kids Might Have Played Besides Dungeons & Dragons

We’re told it’s a Golden Age of Board Games right now, but for those of us that grew up in the late 70s and early 80s, that age felt equally golden …

Board Games

The DeanBeat: The tragedy of the Star Wars: Battlefront II loot crates

Electronic Arts made a great game in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But it stepped in a pile of controversy by adding an unpopular monetization system known as loot crates. Those crates appear in a lot of games, mostly free-to-play titles where you pay real money for the crates and a chance to get some …

Gaming

Legends of the Alliance

<i>“I’ll not leave you here. I’ve got to save you.”</i> <br>–Luke Skywalker, <i>Star Wars: Return of the Jedi</i><p>The Death Star has been destroyed—but as fragments of …

Wizards of the Coast and Rob Daviau announce Betrayal Legacy

Rob Daviau and Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks announced the forthcoming release of Betrayal Legacy, based on the Betrayal at House

Board Games

1234 days ago I set to make a game for my wife. Today Fog of Love is available on Walmart.com as their first exclusive board game.

Hi all!<p>Today <b>Fog of Love</b> is premiering at Walmart.com as their first exclusive board game. Here is a bit of the long story behind.<p>It’s a story of how …

Board Games

Give the X-Wing Miniatures Game a real targeting computer with this augmented reality app

For most of us, the X-Wing Miniatures Game is about as close as we’ll get to the experience of flying an X-Wing for real, with Fantasy Flight’s …

PT Guides: Talisman DLC Buying Guide

T<i>alisman</i> has been a mainstay of tabletop gaming for decades. Since its original creation in 1983, it has seen itself refashioned in the hands of …

RPGs

Who have you kicked off your table?

Not sure how well received this subject will be since it's not very "inclusive" but I'm just curious if any of you have ever booted someone from the …

Board Games

Big-budget, single-player gaming isn’t dead (yet) | Ars Technica

Despite industry pressures, the narrative adventure isn't going anywhere.<p>Yesterday's news that EA is shutting down Visceral Games is bad news for …

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. …

Determine

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 …

Holdfast: Atlantic

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

The Best Board Games for Beginners

8 awesome options for getting started.<p><i>IGN is now covering board games new and old every week! If you enjoy these articles, let us know! Note that if</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 …

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

No Man's Sky

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 …

Board Games

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

Settlers of Catan

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 …

PC Gaming

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

Source Code

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 …

Gaming

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 …

Kickstarter

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 – …