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By Brad Grier | Games | Culture | Development

Onitama - 2 player strategic fun

Onitama is loaded with fun, 2-player battles.<p>One of the first family board games we reviewed many years ago was <b>Ninja Versus Ninja</b> – in which 2 …

Talismouse - A Disney Version of Talisman

<i>Talisman</i> is one of the greatest and most beloved role-playing board games ever produced. Originally developed by Games Workshop and now published by …

Jackpot! Turok: Dinosaur Hunter source code discovered on an SGI Indy computer from the Acclaim bankruptcy.

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Could we finally get a real Hearthstone competitor from Magic: The Gathering?

Wizards of the Coast says it’s rethinking its approach to digital<p>Blizzard Entertainment’s digital card game <i>Hearthstone</i> has been an absurdly popular hit — to the tune of over 50 million players as of last April. While this player-friendly title has served as a perfect introduction to card games for …

Gaming

The Super Retro Boy is a great remake of the original Game Boy

Dust off your old cartridges<p>Retro-bit has been re-making classic consoles for many years now, and their latest is the Super Retro Boy. It’s designed to look and feel a lot like the original Nintendo Game Boy — and pretty much nails it. The prototype I played felt satisfyingly chunky and the plastic …

Nintendo

Unknown alien ships are ripping commanders out of hyperspace in Elite: Dangerous

Is it the long-promised Thargoids, or does something else lurk in the Pleiades?<p>After two years of teases and mysteries, something big started …

Aliens

The Griffon turns 40

SOUTH BEND — For Ken Peczkowski and Sarah Bird, running The Griffon has ceased to be a roll of the dice.<p>As proprietors of the downtown South Bend …

Gaming Conventions

The Best Board Games of the Year – Inis

<i>2016 turned out to be one of the biggest years for board games. We saw some of our favorite developers hit the shelves yet again with a couple of</i> …

Board Games

Neat photo from start of a 4 player/400pt Epic battle last night

The “Board Game of the Year” winners have been announced

Codenames and Isle of Skye take top prizes.<p>Every summer, a jury of board game critics from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria announces its pick for …

A Time of Endings, Part 1: Cinemaware The Digital Antiquarian

<i>The computer-game industry, like most young industries, was marked by ebbs and flows. Periodically, new advances in technology, new economic</i> …

Gaming

Mayan Pyramids (5 pcs) by Roolz on Shapeways

Open your shop on Shapeways<p>You design amazing products, we'll help you<br>reach a global market. Start selling today.<p>Generate and sell real life …

Video game developer protects 7,000-acre tract in N.C. foothills

A 7,000-acre tract in the foothills south of Marion has been permanently protected under one of North Carolina’s largest conservation easements …

Wildlife

How to be a Better Roleplayer | Player Tips

A Player’s Guide to Building on the Flow<p>Image by Boxiness<p>Recently at Nerd Sourced, we released a series on DM fundamentals for 5th edition, but this …

Five Reasons Why I Play Modern Board Games, and Why You Should Too

As I sit here at a café writing this article, a lovely scent of coffee of permeates the air. There are voices softly chattering around me, a couple …

After mastering Go, these computers are learning to play StarCraft

Earlier this year, researchers' artificial intelligence beat a human in the dazzlingly complex board game known as Go. Not just once, but four times. It was a milestone in machine learning.<p>Now, the same Google-backed researchers who designed AlphaGo have their sights set on dominating a new game: …

Computer Science

Get your ass to Mars !

Presque coup sur coup, voici trois grosses boites ocres et carrées qui nous proposent de partir pour la planète rouge. Je suis assez fier de <b>Mission</b> …

A Step by Step for Painting Tartan Patterns

<i>PRELUDE</i><p>54mm example piece showing the end result of this step by step.<p>If painting designs on your figures makes you nervous, taking on a tartan might …

Tutorials

Videogame publishers launch website attacking voice actors' union over strike

A coalition of videogame companies including Activision, Disney, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two have launched a website at sagaftravideogames.com …

Gaming

Teaching a Game | The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made

You know this game, inside and out. It’s easy to learn, but as you’re talking you see the wrinkle forming in between their eyes. Another’s eyebrow …

Game Design

Take the Trobil to Teach Your Game Right | The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made

Chris Strain wrote one of my favorite pieces on the League, called <b>Teaching a Game</b>. I’ve referred to it several times, because I believe it is an art …

Splendor, Multiplayer Culture and Digital/Physical Boardgames

Tabletop adaptation <i>Splendor</i> earned itself four stars here when it released in 2015. That's a big score for a game without an online play option. …

Gaming

Cinemaware’s Year in the Desert

The last year of the 1980s was also the last that the Commodore Amiga would enjoy as the ultimate American game machine. Even as the low-end …

Gaming

Advertising Standards Authority is investigating No Man's Sky for false advertisement

After the active player count for No Man's Sky dropped below 1,000 players on Steam, it's safe to say that the highly anticipated game had a rather …

Gaming

The rise and rise of tabletop gaming

Gentler designs with an emphasis on teamwork are fuelling a boom in board game sales. Why, in the golden age of video games, are we choosing to play with counters round a table? Below, the best of the new wave<p>It’s a bright Thursday morning in Oxford, and the Thirsty Meeples cafe on Gloucester Green …

Booting the Final GameCube Game

Every single GameCube game can at least boot in Dolphin 5.0. Except one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its complex way of using the PowerPC Memory …

Nintendo

Sierra Gets Creative

Coming out of Sierra On-Line’s 1984 near-death experience, Ken Williams made a prognostication from which he would never waver: that the real future …

Entertainment Industry

After 13 years, Eve Online will become free to play

Internet spaceship MMO Eve Online will be free to play from this November via a new offering similar to World of Warcraft's free offering.<p>The change …

PC Gaming

World of Warcraft may have just had its best expansion launch ever

Legion makes a stellar first impression<p>Last night at around 11:50 p.m. PT — 10 minutes or so earlier than expected — <i>World of Warcraft</i>’s new <i>Legion</i> expansion went live.<p>For those in-game in those first moments, the process was surprisingly seamless. Players at the pre-<i>Legion</i> level cap of 100 knew the …

World of Warcraft