Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 will be available for Android


Wizards of the Coast announced its next installment of Magic 2014. Duels of the Planewalkers 2014 will be available this summer for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, iOS, and finally for Android. The next addition to the franchise will include 10 brand new decks, 15 new encounters, and 10 new puzzle challenges.

Machinarium to release on PS Vita at the end of March


Come March 26th, Amanita Design’s cute point-and-click adventure game will be available on the PS Vita for $6.99. You can also pick up the game on Steam for $2.99 (PC/Mac) during the Indie Spring Sale which won’t end until March 29th.

Blizzard announces Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft


Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was officially announced at PAX East. The title is a digital collectible card game that was developed by fifteen developers, a new team part of Blizzard Entertainment. The free-to-play card game will allow players to play as a mage or warrior like in World of Warcraft.

Additionally, players will be able to complete in-game purchases to expand their card decks. Also you may craft cards by disenchanting unwanted cards in order to receive one that would better suit your deck.

The game has been announced for PC, Mac, and iPad. It might come to Android as well. The beta is slated for the summer and you can sign up at HearthStone’s site.

More details from WoW Insider:

Cards and Decks

  • Initial launch will contain 300 cards.
  • You’ll be able earn booster packs (just like MT:G booster packs). You can also buy them.
  • The price Blizzard is throwing around for the booster packs right now is $1/pack.
  • Each pack comes with five random cards. Guaranteed to get a rare or better in each pack.
  • Chance also to upgrade to a “golden” version of the same card (like MT:G foil cards).
  • You’ll be able to build your own decks, but also can let the game build it for you.
  • Two classifications of cards: basic and expert.
  • Multiple rarity levels of expert cards: common, rare, epic, and legendary.
  • Anything buy in the beta will be credited back to your live version of the game at equal value in the form of an unopened pack.

Playing the Game

  • The game is built around 1v1 match.
  • Battle.net is used to set up the matches, you also can play against an AI (normal and expert mode).
  • You earn medals every week for winning matches.
  • You play the game as one of nine “heroes” of the Warcraft universe. Like a mage, druid, rogue, warlock, etc…
  • Anyone who is familiar with MT:G or the WoW TCG should be able to pick this up pretty quickly, it looks like.
  • Some cards demonstrated had AoE damage.
  • Play field looks pretty standard: your hand, discard pile, health, mana, draw pile, battle field.
  • In the screenshots and gameplay footage you start off with 30 health.

Other Notes

  • We don’t know yet if cards are going to be tradeable.

Wes Welker heads to Denver


(Photo: Stew Milne, USA TODAY Sports)

Wes Welker, a fan favorite of the New England Patriots, has accepted to move to John Elway’s Denver Broncos. The slot wide receiver reportedly has dealt for a two year contract worth $12 milllion. Originally, it was reported Welker was offered $10 million with incentives for two years by his former team. Now, Welker will be helping Peyton Manning while Danny Amendola, formerly of the St. Louis Rams, joins the Pats for five years for $31 million, $10 million guaranteed.

Sanctum 2 to release this year


The common indie game, Sanctum, will be receiving a sequel this year. Coffee Stain Studios’ first-person tower defense game will hit Steam of course. But it will also be available on Xbox Live as well as PlayStation Network. Take a look at the trailer showcasing more vibrant environments in the upcoming installment. If you want to get more information about the game, check out the development blog.

Sleeping Dogs receives new DLC based on the zodiac


Last year, Square Enix’s open world game received a DLC titled Nightmare In Northpoint to celebrate Halloween by letting you beat down on hopping undeads. But now in honor of the zodiac, you may now play the new DLC Year of the Snake that is available for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Our main character, Wei Shen, is back with the police and is looking for details concerning the Cult of the Snake whom has been participating in a series of bombings. Catch a glimpse of the DLC below in the new trailer.

Borderlands 2 will soon include a new character


Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 showcased a new teaser that will introduce a sixth playable character into the mix. Looks like the mysterious character will be a melee fighter of sorts.

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