Posts Tagged ‘Stainless Games’

Magic 2015 Summoning Ritual Complete In Two Weeks

By Alice O'Connor on July 2nd, 2014.

See! Building decks.

14 days. That’s all. Another two weeks and then Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers will be out, Wizards of the Coast have announced, and I can get my fill of card games for the next year. It’s been difficult, as someone with a history of growing worryingly fond of card games, to avoid the rise of Netrunner and Hearthstone. Everyone’s having so much fun but muggins here.

But it’s fine. That’s all fine. Magic 2015 arrives on July 16 and it seems to have actual proper deckbuilding across all modes this time, and I’ll play it for a few days then be done. It’s fine. I’m fine.

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Carmageddon: Reincarnation Alpha Update Crosses The Line

By Alice O'Connor on May 8th, 2014.

Nab him jab him tab him grab him

One curious effect of vintage series rebooting and reviving as ‘Early Access’ releases is that they don’t make much of an impact. They meekly shuffle into the room wearing a taupe cardigan rather than down kicking the door in a leather jacket, carrying a six-pack in one hand and a boombox in the other, screaming “Let’s do this you mothers!” Unfinished as they are, they mostly attract old fans rather than making new ones. And will this slow exposure stop them from making that splash when they do properly launch?

Anyway, in the meantime, work continues. Carmageddon: Reincarnation yesterday launched its second big Early Access update, bringing a new level, three new cars, more performance options, and other doodads.

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Dueling Planeswalkers: Magic 2015 Improving Deck-Building

By Alice O'Connor on April 11th, 2014.

It's a kind of Magic

“Alice!” friends scream in my face. “You have to play Netrunner! Why don’t you play Netrunner? Let’s play Netrunner! Netrunnerrr!” I sneer dismissively but turn away to hide a single tear rolling down my cheek. I can’t play Netrunner, I just can’t. Having spent so much of my teenage years obsessing over Magic: The Gathering, I’m too afraid that I’d be held rapt by its cardboard wiles.

The annual Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers games from Stainless have always given me just enough to tide me over, reminding me of how wonderful a game Magic is but being limited enough to stop me sinking in. It’s a bit concerning, then, that the newly-announced Magic 2015 edition is said to expand deck-building.
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Carmageddon: Reincarnation Ploughs Into Early Access

By Alice O'Connor on March 29th, 2014.

Meat is murder

While many retro revival Kickstarters dreamed of bring back old genres or broader old design philosophies, Stainless Games had a far more modest goal: mowing down pedestrians in several tons of murdercar. Two years later, it’s sort-of come true. Carmageddon: Reincarnation has now hit Steam Early Access at £19.99, giving an early taste of the vintage deathracer series’ thrills, chills, and bovine kills.

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Magic Relentlessly Continues To Gather

By Alec Meer on April 10th, 2012.

An evil goat? A Dalek picking up a pebble?

Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers – much like the FIFA games, except without any fantastical beasts quite as inhuman as Wayne Rooney. The vaguely long-running PC adaptation of the world’s most famous collectible card game (presuming you’re not counting lovely Top Trumps. Man, I used to know loads about motorbikes and aeroplanes thanks to Top Trumps) gets its latest more-or-less annual iteration in this Summer’s confusing-named Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. DotP continues to the major source of business for Carmageddon devs Stainless Games, so hopefully this being a success might mean a shinier, bloodier, sadisticer Carmageddon: Reincarnation.
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Wot I Think: Magic Duels of the Planeswalkers

By Robert Florence on September 16th, 2011.

worship at the alter of our cropping

My mission was a simple one. Take a look at the PC version of Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, and write a little bit about Wot I Think of it. Easy, right? I’d already played it a bit on Xbox 360, so there’s a good start. I’m familiar with the previous edition of the game. Nice. And I’m very familiar with the tabletop game. No problem. Easiest bit of writing work ever.

Ugh.
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Interview: Carmageddon’s Comeback

By Alec Meer on July 25th, 2011.

I was a typically world-hating, violence-lovin’ teenager during the early 1990s, and that means I’m as pleased as the next man-child that ultra-sadistic racing/pedestrian-splatting game Carmageddon is finally, finally due for a comeback next year, with a new game called Carmgeddon: Reincarnation. Having rescued the rights from the ashes of publisher SCI, original developers Stainless Games are back at the helm. Here, I chat to Stainless co-founder Neil Barnden about what took ‘em so long, whether or not they’ll be changing the aesthetic and the humour for more modern times, how they nearly sued Los Angeles, whether they want to court controversy again and why they’re not bothered about the original games being on warez sites.
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It’s Official – Carmageddon: Reincarnation

By John Walker on June 1st, 2011.

A title means it's definitely real!

The Carmageddon reincarnation has been officially revealed. It’s called Carmageddon: Reincarnation, appropriately enough. (The website appears completely broken at the moment.) And it’s being made by the same team that created the original two games, Stainless Games.

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Magic: The Gathering: The Colons: The Future

By John Walker on February 19th, 2008.

Early news reaches us about not one, not three, but two new PC/360 games based on the Magic: The Gathering license. Wizards of the Coast, who own all of fantasy ever, are moving the collectable card game franchise over to videogames for the first time since 2003.

See what we did here?

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