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Magicka

1 year ago

Feature: Magical mayhem

Have You Played… Magicka?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. QFQFSAA + M2. I just made a double steam arcane double lightning beam, and now you’re dead. Oh, you were on my team? Crap. Magicka does away with mana and cooldowns, allowing up to four wizards to cast spells as quickly as they can hammer on…

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4 years ago

Feature: A game about exploding

Hands On: Magicka 2

The first time I killed one of my teammates, it was an accident. The second time may have been an accident as well. The third time was definitely deliberate and after that, the relationship was one of mutual murdering. Magicka 2 [official site] is a brilliant, challenging cooperative game about killing your friends.

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Feature: Wizarding Again

Magicka 2 Hands On: How To Refine Slapstick Co-Op

I have accidentally killed Peter Cornelius. I have accidentally killed him several times and this has included (but is not limited to) the time that I launched a rock at his head, the time that I electrocuted him and the time that I pushed him off a cliff. On each and every occasion it was an accident and I don't think I was entirely in…

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5 years ago

Feature: David Cronenberg's Tom and Jerry

Cat And Mouse: A Tale Of Magicka – Wizard Wars

Pride comes before a fall. Worse, actually. In this game, pride comes before a meteor shower to the face, an icy blast to the particulars and a death ray to the heart. Magicka: Wizard Wars continues to entertain me on a daily basis but it has been cruel to me these past weeks and I can't help but feel that I brought some of the…

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Feature: Unearthed Arcana

Hands On With Magicka: Wizard Wars

I don't think anything else has quite gripped me in the same way this year. The current version of Magicka: Wizard Wars features only one map, and is suffering some network woes, but the Early Access release of Paradox's arena-PvP reboot of slapstick spell-combinating hit Magicka is shaping up to be a triumph. Let me combine the magic of words with the arcane energies of…

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6 years ago

Join Magicka’s Free Weekend Birthday Party

As the ice-god Wulþuz is exacting his revenge on the blasé warm bodies of Britain, it might be a good idea to sort yourself out with a game this weekend. You might get dripped on. You might nearly slip! Why even give yourself the option of leaving the house when you could be inside and away from the icy danger? You could just plug your…

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QRRASE The Dead: Magicka – Other Side Of The Coin

More Magicka arrives tomorrow and it's of the vampiric, necromantic variety. "Being bad feels good" it proclaims in the launch trailer below, to which I must reply that I probably killed more people while trying to be a hero in Magicka than I'll ever kill by actually putting on an evil hat and setting out to cause harm. I think I've sucked all the fun…

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7 years ago

Paradox Reveal Three Games, One From Arrowhead

Run for higher ground, for the deluge has begun. As you may be aware, the GDC is in full swing now, which means announcements of a ludic nature are flooding my inbox and I only need to adjust the intricate series of valves that is my protective system ever so slightly to let them slip through, one at a time. Or maybe three at a…

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Crysis 2, Witcher 2, FIFA 12 In Yer Browser

This is probably old news to you, but it's new news to me and my ancient Egyptian ancestors told me during my hypnotherapy that the entire universe is just a figment of my imagination, therefore I can post it if I please and if you moan it's only because I'm imagining someone moaning. Cloud gaming tech Gaikai has been offering streaming demos of various games…

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Magicka: The Stars Are Left Goes Noir

Arrowhead tell us that Magicka: The Stars Are Left should be available at online stores later today and to herald the alignment of the code, here is a pleasing video. The familiar robed figures are present but the combination of Lovecraftian and noir stylings makes them all the more entertaining, even if they're not accidentally blowing one another to wizbits. Before the release of the…

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Celestial Ambidexterity: Magicka Sale, Q&A

Magicka is free on Steam this weekend. Download, play, if you like it, buy it for the sale price of £1.99. Thought I'd get that out of the way. I know it's only been a couple of days since we mentioned the expansion but if you're rabidly opposed to Magicka and Lovecraft, you'll just have to skip past the rest of this post. I apologise…

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Crafted With Love: Magicka’s Expandening

Paradox and Arrowhead have put out a trailer for the forthcoming Magicka paid-for expansion, The Stars Are Left, and you can see it below. The trailer comes with a huge list of tech improvements that will be applied in the additional (free) update, including the vital "less falling through the floor", which is a patch note that could be added to any game and receive…

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R’lyeh Good: Magicka: The Stars are Left

Arrowhead and Paradox have announced a new expansion for Magicka. It's called The Stars Are Left, and it's taking things a bit Lovecraftian. They explain: "Designed for players who love to craft the hundreds of different spells available in Magicka, this new campaign will pit up to four wizards at once against a horror-mystery inspired by the popular Cthulhu Mythos. The Stars are Left will…

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Magicka’s Excellent PvP Spoof Trailer

The Paradox/Arrowhead partnership continues to produce some of the best promotional material in gaming. The live action trailer for the new PvP expansion for Magicka is a delight, and you can watch it below. This new PvP expansion is free, but there are also $.99 map packs, as Paradox explain. There's "Vulcanus Arena, a sci-fi themed map that doubles as a PvP map and a…

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8 years ago

Vote For Magicka’s Free Map

Magicka is to get two new challenge maps, "Caverns" and "Marshlands", each featuring a swarm of monsters that a player must take on with magic violence. You can check out the details of the maps in question in a video, below. However, one map will be free, and one will cost $1.99. Which will be which? Well that's being decided in a poll just here.…

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Magicka: Vietnam Out April 12th

Paradox send word that the mages of Magicka will be killing goblin-cong in Vietnam next month, and this exciting gameplay opportunity will cost a straightforward $4.99. It's a new campaign setting, but "also contains a new survival challenge map with increased difficulty in direct response to the request from the community." There is also a spell that calls in an F-15 napalm strike. I've posted…

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