Capcom announces new Dungeons & Dragons games, Mega-Man game might be in the works


Gamer Informer

During the “World of Capcom” PAX East panel, Brett Elston from Capcom made the announcement that a new Mega-Man game is on the horizon; however, later a rep explained “‘there are still discussions going on about [Mega Man] and that we won’t announce anything until something is ready. We have not confirmed there is a MM game yet'” (Destructoid). But come April 25th and May 16th, Mega-Man 4 and Mega-Man 5 will release on the 3DS eShop.

Additionally, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is scheduled to release in June. The game is a refined and remastered version of two games, Tower of Doom and Shadow Over Mystara,  which will be available for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.

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Steam launched Indie Spring Sale yesterday, lasts until March 29th


Yesterday Steam reduced the prices of many indie games, which of course include those Independent Game Festival Winners and Finalists. Also it’s a pretty opportunistic time to highlight indie games, since PAX East started this morning and includes Indie Megabooth that showcases a plethora of independent game developers. In addition, several developers who received funding through Kickstarter will also be there, such as the Pixelscopic of Delver’s Drop and Sinister Design of Telepath Tactics. You may now also purchase games from Steam’s Early Access Program that allows you test out alpha builds. Gnomoria, Under the Ocean, and StarForge are a few that are available now to try out.

You can check the full listings of indie games here. Below are the IGF Finalists and Winners and PAX East Games that are on sale among notable other indie games.

IGF Finalists & Winners

PAX East Games

Notable on sale titles:

NightSky – $1.99 (80% off)
Terraria – $2.49 (75% off)
Dungeons of Dredmor – $2.49 (50% off)
Trine – $2.49 (75% off)

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.

Dragon Age 3 should address details that weren’t in the sequel to Dragon Age


Electronic Arts has really been under the spotlight lately. With the allegations from fundamentalist groups concerning the gay content in Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic and being named the worst company of the year even beating out Bank of America, EA is certainly being scrutinized about each move they make. EA has now put out they will be creating the third installment (well actually there’s no official announcement yet, but there’s bound to be with all these hypothetical ideas – wouldn’t you think so) to the rather successful series Dragon Age. I actually bought myself the original and sequel for $9.99 from Amazon’s PC download sale, which I’ll eventually tackle sometime before the third installment releases. At a PAX East panel, the audience addressed some core issues they hope the Bioware developers will seriously consider in the new game such as “stop reusing dungeons, have choices that actually matter, and allow companions to have customizable armor” (G4TV). Check out the panel video below from last weekend for more expansive details.

Gears of War Spin-off cancelled, but Epic Games’ PC exclusive still in development


As a avid fan of the Gears of Wars series, it is disappointing to hear the spin-off that was in development has been cancelled. However, as a consolation prize Epic Games, the developer of Gears of Wars, is making a PC only game with no intention of working it to consoles in the future. This news was dropped during a panel at PAX East last weekend (April 6th-8th) located in Boston, Massachusetts. No details about the game has been mentioned, so we can only guess on the direction Epic Games may be heading in for the title. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming future.

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