Atari (née Infogrames, née Hasbro Interactive) has co-announced with Wizards a massively multiplayer online game called, hold your breath for this one, Dungeons & Dragons Online. Hey, because there’s hardly any competition in the Tolkienesque-online-fantasy-world space. They plan to ship in two years, just like Master Tools (cough). To be
So it seems that White Wolf liked how their previous arrangement with Interplay turned out, because the pale lupine has granted an agreement to “develop, publish and distribute interactive entertainment games based on the characters and fiction” from the Exalted RPG line. The full press release doesn’t say much more,
I should lay off the computer games for a while, but, I had to.
The last time I was this excited about an upcoming online game, it wasn’t really about anything. This time, it’s about pirates, and since I basically look like one, well, you can imagine how I feel. Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates is the full title of the game, it’ll be available for
CCG Workshop is an online purveyor of the cardboard crack of the past, and allegedly the future. Games currently playable online include DoomTrooper (if I’d known, I might not have spent five dollars on those five pounds of cards over the weekend), Wildstorms, BattleTech CCG, Kult, NetRunner (yaaaaay!), Shadowrun CCG,
It’s reasonable to be a little confused as to why this press release is circulating the news sites. Until you know that one of the developers of this dark-horse massively multiplayer online game is Unknown Armies developer John Tynes! That’s right: as a consolation prize for the Delta Green PC
I’m surprised this didn’t come out more loudly at GTS – but maybe that’s because WotC’s old Blizzard-licensed RPGs were so poor. My interpretation of this blurb is that this new hardcover (street date: July) will take after WarCraft III’s integration of role-playing elements. Imagine a tabletop RPG in which
Holy crap, Homestar! One of Reiner Knizia’s most subtle and acclaimed board game designs is available for the PC or Mac, playable in single player mode against an AI or against other humans online. This implementation looks gorgeous and well worth the shareware fee.
This somewhat mistitled press release says that Upper Deck, the conventional trading card company that somehow scored Yu-Gi-Oh, will be slipping “SportsNut” E-cards into one in three of its baseball card packs for the new season. Fans can then enter the card’s ID in a website and add that card’s
There doesn’t appear to be any big news in the post-GTS hangover, so have a look at this. Allan will have a mop-up report soon on the less-huge announcements from the show.
Hey, look! A free game that’s as good a simple, turn-based board game as you’ll find online! Yeah, it’s all a big Lego advertisement, but whatever. If they’re supporting game development that’s this smart, I’ll go out and buy a little. Do watch your billable hours if you go to
It’s about time someone started making noise about this. Sven’s old Gamers.com coworker Justin is using his mobile-industry juice to maybe make a service provider or two wake up to the fact that the potential market for cell phone games that offer engaging interaction with your fellow humans, rather than
HomeLAN has a story relating to the classic D&D adventure Temple of Elemental Evil. According to a Computer Games magazine article, Trokia, the same developers behind the PC steampunk RPG Arcanum are working on a new game based on Gary Gygax’s classic module. The game, as yet unnamed, will be
In the PC gaming world, you have to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on hardware and software to deathmatch effectively, and you have to sign NDAs up the wazoo to review a beta. In our world, a beta version of Frag cost us $12, and we don’t have to