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Altered Trading Card Game Preview

Earlier this week, Asmodee Canada invited me to their Canada Plays Trade Show in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Although this event is primarily for retailers to meet with distributors, a few select media folks were invited to attend as well, and it was well worth the trip. One of my favourite moments was getting to demo the upcoming Trading Card Game, Altered. In Altered, players will be using their own decks to move both a companion and a hero from opposite sides…

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Executives: How Hard is it to Stop F***ing Up?

There was a time when I’d write about games. Now I write about how industry executives keep stepping on rakes. I should preface this by saying I’m not the multimillionaire executive of a trillion dollar company, so perhaps the line between “making customers happy” and “destroying an entire brand in a fire” is thinner than you might think. Xbox this week shuttered two popular studios for reasons beyond public comprehension. There are probably reasons, but their marketing policy makes giving…

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Tango and Xbox Closures Are A Huge Mistake For The Brand

It seems like five minutes ago that Xbox didn’t have the studios to maintain its first party offerings. Now they have the benefit of closing them down. It’s easy to be emotional over news like this. Tango Gameworks, Arkane Austin, Roundhouse Games and Alpha Dog will no longer exist. And while I’m sure there are internal things that we don’t see here, there is little that can justify studio closures outside of the obvious. It’s just cheaper to shut ’em…

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Jazwares Unveils New Micro Galaxy Squadron for Star Wars Day (May 4th)

Get ready for Star Wars Day with Jazwares' Micro Galaxy Squadron collectibles. Collect starships and create your own Star Wars fleet.

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Fractured Sky – Rift Expansion Kickstarter Live Today

The good folks at IV Studio have launched their campaign for the first expansion for their popular area control, resource management title Fractured Sky! The campaign will allow you to pick up the very exclusive - and hard to find outside of this campaign - Super Deluxe version which we unboxed and reviewed! You can see the campaign by clicking here, but also heck out the livestream (or VOD) to celebrate today's launch!

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Whoops! – Another Day, Another Switch 2 Leak

Like the Series S before it, the Nintendo Switch 2 is the worst kept secret going. It’s getting to the point where it’s so unofficially official that even third party manufacturers are casually dropping details. So frequent are the Switch 2 info drops that the biggest takeaway from Nintendo’s announcement will be discussion of the varying degrees of rightness that have come over the last couple of years. Which leakers were correct, which can we consign to the bins of…

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Preview: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

It's only been a few days since I loaded by copy of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door onto my Nintendo Switch, but I've already played through the entirety of what I can cover in this preview, and let me tell you - it's been a blast. The Thousand Year Door is one of my favourite, if not my absolute favourite, video game of all time. To see it remade on the Nintendo Switch is amazing, and while some like to grumble about paying full price for old games, but Nintendo has done enough here I think to justify the price being charged.

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Tales of the Shire Is the Adaptation We Need

I watched the trailer for Tales of the Shire yesterday, and instantly decided it wasn’t going to be my thing. You know what it is? Exactly the kind of gaming adaptations we need. Life sims are huge right now. Will any of these games still be rated especially well in a decade? Enjoy before the wave comes crashing down, because man the weight of some of these titles is starting to feel heavy. And I start this article from pointing…

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Fallout Is Big Again – Now Where’s The Tie-In?

The Fallout TV series is very popular, and people are hungry to enjoy the games that inspired it. Four Fallout games were in the top ten on Steam in Europe following the show’s debut. So it’s fantastic news that the next game is probably still a decade out. Yes, we have the Fallout 4 update next week, and that’ll scratch the itch. And obviously there’s Fallout London and other fan made stuff on the horizon. But the point of this…

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Fallout Season 1 Review

War. War never changes. And what about Fallout? Is the tv show the same as the game? What about the music? The visuals? The story? Welcome to our review of Fallout season 1. Spoiler Warning! Fallout the video game was about the world after it ended. We never really found out why the world ended. We saw maybe a little bit before it ended and then the game was set all the way after. Fallout Season 1, on the other…

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