The Best PC Games of All-Time The Best PC Games of 2017

Posts tagged “Stainless Games”

Tap that wiz: Magic Duels adds Aether Revolt expansion

Magic: The Gathering launches today its latest expansion, Aether Revolt (the 73rd, if you're counting), and it's already out in Magic Duels [official site]. Continuing to lark about with artifacts, energy counters, and vehicles on the pretty plane of Kaladesh, the expansion adds 124 cards to Magic Duels. The streamlined free-to-play take on the wonderful collectible card game has largely kept up with its cardboard…

Tagged with , , .

Magic Duels’ Eldritch Moon Expansion Rising Next Week

Now that the Duels of the Planeswalkers series has gone free-to-play, new sets are being released for the video games alongside their cardboard launches. That's nice. Magic's Eldritch Moon expansion will hit tabletops on July 22nd but Wizards of the Coast have announced we'll actually see it early on desktops and laptops in Magic Duels [official site] on July 20th. It'll continue the Shadows over…

Tagged with , , , .

Magic Duels Deals Out Shadows Over Innistrad Update

Wizards always have room for more tricks up their sleeves. That joke's better than me. It deserves better. It could've been told so much better. Could someone better than me pick it up and run with it? Thanks. Point is, the free-to-play wizard 'em up Magic Duels [official site] has launched its 'Shadows over Innistrad' update with 304 new cards to collect and cast. It's…

Tagged with , , , , .

Gibbing All The Way With Carmageddon: Reincarnation

Pedestrian-gibbing racer Carmageddon: Reincarnation [official site] may have launched out of Early Access in May, but developers Stainless kept on patching and updating away. Following two big patches considerably boosting performance, they've now dropped another adding two new cars, a new way to wreck cars, and other odds and ends for Chrimbo. Heinz Faust has returned once more with a new terrifying vehicle on tank…

Tagged with , .

Free To Planeswalk: Magic Duels Released

After the stonking success of Hearthstone and other free-to-play collectible card games, it was inevitable that Magic: The Gathering would follow suit (this pun was unintentional, but I'm leaving it in). Magic may be head honch of the cardboard scene, but its offerings on virtual tabletops have been relatively disappointing. The Duels of the Planeswalkers games only added proper deckbuilding - a huge draw of…

Tagged with , , , , .

Feature: Free Magic or an illusion?

Impressions: Magic Duels – Origins

I've been playing Magic regularly for the past five years, and the blame for all that lost time and money is the first Duels of the Planeswalkers [official site]. During that time, the game grew from gateway drug for its cardboard cousin into a full series in its own right, and one looked forward to by long-time fans and new players alike. Unfortunately last year's edition…

Tagged with , , , , , .

Ready Steady Splat: Carmageddon Leaves Early Access

I have a soft spot for Carmageddon and I fear that the Kickstarted Reincarnation [official site] is going to steamroll over that soft spot and turn it into a gloopy red mess at the side of the road. After a prolonged stint as an Early Access title, Stainless Games' rebooted Deathracer launched yesterday. I've only played briefly - although I spent a few hours with…

Tagged with , , , .

Revving Up: Carmageddon Gets Last Early Access Update

Carmageddon: Reincarnation [official website] is very nearly out of Early Access Beta, which means you can start feverishly throwing together Finish Line puns while I grit my teeth. The game's last ever Early Access update is now out, which stabilises a few known issues, game crashes included, and sets a new maximum count of six cars in multiplayer.

Tagged with , .

MOT Failure – Carmageddon: Reincarnation Delayed

When midnight sirens lead to blue flash road mash, stretchers, covered heads, and slippy red maca- wait, wait, I'll have to rip off Jam another time. Carmageddon: Reincarnation [official site] was due to wrap up its stretch on Steam Early Access next week and join the glorious ranks of finished games, but it isn't. Finished or coming out next week, that is. Both. Developers Stainless…

Tagged with , , , .

Stoned: New Magic The Gathering Game Goes Fully F2P

Ah, Magic, my particular brand of cardboard narcotic. The first game in the Duels of the Planeswalkers series is what got me into it, while the last nearly got me out with its terribly designed interface, boring grind of unlocks and poorly thought out battles. Which way will the newly announced Magic Duels: Origins [official site] point me? It marks a switch from a yearly release…

Tagged with , , , , , .

Splat-o! Carmageddon: Reincarnation Adds Multiplayer

As Carmageddon: Reincarnation [official site] continues to smash, bash, dash, crash, and splash its way through Early Access, it's now reached a point where I'm starting to think about picking it up. Developers Stainless Games today launched the death racer's first beta version, meaning it's now the whole game with all its modes, cars, and levels, just a little unpolished. Yes, this does include multiplayer.…

Tagged with , , .

Free For Some: Magic 2015’s Garruk Expansion Out

Hey gang, it's your pal Alice or, as you can call me, Part of the Problem. Magic 2015's mini-expansion Garruk's Revenge launched this week and I bought it without thinking, like the compulsive wizard I try desperately not to be. I had known that it added a new mini-campaign and extra cards but didn't really look into it before forking out £3.99. That's me: Part…

Tagged with , , , .

Wizardly: Magic 2015 Reworking Microtransactions

Oh, what a rare and wonderful day when Wizards of the Coast admit their pricing is wonky! Well, perhaps they haven't admitted Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers was a bit of a mess in as many words, but they're changing it all the same. 2015 brought to DotP the long-awaited ability to truly build your own decks from scratch. The problem was, players…

Tagged with , , .

Magic 2015 Summoning Ritual Complete In Two Weeks

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…

Tagged with , , .

Carmageddon: Reincarnation Alpha Update Crosses The Line

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…

Tagged with , , .

Dueling Planeswalkers: Magic 2015 Improving Deck-Building

"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…

Tagged with , , , .

Carmageddon: Reincarnation Ploughs Into Early Access

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. And hey,…

Tagged with , .

Magic Relentlessly Continues To Gather

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…

Tagged with , .

Feature: Want a card?

Magic Duels of the Planeswalkers review

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…

Tagged with , , , , .

Feature: The Splat Pack are back

Interview: Carmageddon’s Comeback

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…

Tagged with , , , , , .

Page 1 of 2

Newer posts