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Card Hunter Expansion coming in April 2014: Black Plume Mountain

UPDATE: Cardhunter’s Attack of the Artifacts expansion is OUT NOW!   “Challenge Sharkbears, Umber Bulks and other monsters of legend in fiendishly difficult new adventures.” Pretty much had me at “Sharkbears”. I fell in love with Card Hunter at PAX 2012, and now it’s getting an expansion pack clearly inspired by another AD&D classic module, S1: White Plume Mountain.…

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Popup Dungeon is positively charming

I’m not normally given to crowing about the latest Kickstarter, but every now and again one comes along that really strikes my fancy–like this one. Combine a Rogue-like dungeoncrawler with Minecraft-esque 8-bit charm, and you’ve got Popup Dungeon. The particularly interesting aspect is that you can make nearly anything in the game–and character, class, or ability–using the in-game…

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Newegg hatches a gaming site

Newegg.com, a familiar e-shopping destination for PC gamers and tech enthusiasts, today launched a new gaming news site called GameCrate–Newegg’s foray into gaming journalism. Newegg’s Gamecrate  plans to join the likes of Gamespot, IGN, Polygon, etc. to run the gambit of gaming content, such as: News & reviews featuring the latest games, consoles, PCs and…

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New Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots from GDC

Some new screens for Batman: Arkham Knight were released from GDC and into the wild. Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC (sorry last-gen consoles). The game is scheduled for a global release in 2014. In Arkham Knight, Batman…

HELLRAID animation and AI demonstration

This video showcases some new HELLRAID ‘behind-the-scenes’ dev work by the folks at Techland. The video showcases AI animations for the undead. This is shaping up to be a good-looking game. Hopefully the game play will live up to its potential. I’m always up for a good undead-smackdown. One particularly tricky part is going to be…