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Tavern Brawl week 3: Spiders, Spiders Everywhere!

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Tavern Brawl Week 3 is now live on Blizzard's free to play card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Week one saw players take control of one of two bosses from the Blackrock Mountain expansion with pre-constructed decks. Week 2's challenge was to construct your own deck and get a random banana spell for every minion that died. I built a Mage deck that was winning about 85% of matches there. Week 3, however, is much more random. You choose a hero and get a deck teeming with Webspinners that, when killed, will give you a random beast card. The rest of the deck is filled with random spells from your character class. There is a lot more luck involved this week because that dead Webspinner might give you some useless angry chicken, or drop a legendary in your hand. 

I found myself really moving away from Hearthstone lately, largely due to how incorrigible I find much of the playing community to be (but that's a topic for another post), but Tavern Brawl has really brought me right back in. Many of my other gripes have been directly addressed with Tavern Brawl and it just makes the game feel fair again. 

World of Warships launches open beta

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If you're looking for something to do over the long Independence Day holiday then you might want to check out the open beta of World of Warships which opened up to everyone today.

The demo will feature 80 difference ships and will allow players to fight each other in large scale 12 vs 12 matches or engage game's AI in PvE combat.  The 80 ships are broken up into four different classes representing four different countries.  

If you're interested head over to the game's official website and sign up or just check out this fairly cool video that gives you an overview of the various mechanics at play in the beta.

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Get a chance to play Street Fighter V early by visiting a Six Flags theme park.

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It seems that there are three ways right now to play Street Fighter V early. 

1. Go to EVO as I assume they will have the game on display there.

2. Pre-order so you can get into the beta.

3. Visit a Six Flags theme park. 

Yup you read that last one correctly. Capcom has announced a partnership with Six Flags theme parks to bring Street Fighter V to guests. 

The first Six Flags experience will open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo California on July 2nd. No word yet on other locations that will be added but they say that other locations will be announced soon. 

This isn't really anything new as demos of games usually show up at certain locations like Game Stop and Best Buy, but for some reason, I just think the idea of people going to a theme park to play a game is weird. I mean, I assume you will have to pay the money to actually get into the park to play the game, so I assume only the most die hard Street Fighter fans will do this. I can't really say anything though, I paid $40 to go to PAX East just to play Mortal Kombat 9 when it was there 4 years ago. 

E3 2015: Naughty Dog releases the full E3 trailer for Uncharted 4

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During the Sony E3 2015 presentation Naughty Dog revealed 7 minutes of glorious footage from Uncharted 4.  It turns out there was an additional seven minutes of footage that was shown to VIP members of the press and today they have released the full segment to the public.

It's pretty amazing stuff and you can see why this is going to be one of the most anticipated games of 2016.

Silence: The whispered World 2 drops a cinematic trailer, closed beta details, and some words from the title

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Daedelic Entertainment announced yesterday the details for their upcoming adventure game Silence. Originally the game was going by it's full title Silence: The Whispered World 2 but without much fanfare the devs seem to be dropping the extended title. Whether that's for simplicity's sake or an intentional effort to distance this game from the original The Whispered World which came out about 5 years ago is a bit unclear at the moment. But in any case, the cinematic trailer you'll find below which accompanies their announcement is setting the stage for a grand adventure that suggests will be beautifully detailed and carefully nurtured. 

As for that closed beta, you can sign up for a chance at an invite here. The Beta is for PC and begins in a week, July 8th. All Beta participants will receive game credits and a free copy of the game. Nice. Silence was originally scheduled to be a game for PC and Mac but Daedelic also mentions that the game will also be coming out for PS4 and Xbox One as well, but I can't find any info about timelines for any of these releases. 

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July PS Plus free games revealed

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I love the start of a new month, mainly because that means new free games on the PlayStation Plus program. With June now turning to July, a new batch of free games are coming to the Instant Game Collection with next week’s PlayStation Store update. The PlayStation Blog revealed what we can look forward to with the new batch of goodies.

The July free game lineup consists of the following:

  • Entwined for PS4, PS3 and Vita
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved for Vita
  • Mousecraft for PS4, PS3 and Vita
  • Rain for PS3
  • Rocket League for PS4
  • Styx: Master of Shadows for PS4

There are quite a few games on the list this month that have me excited, particularly the Vita port of Geometry Wars 3. I have a feeling that my Vita is about to get thrust back into being my primary gaming platform for a while.

 

Ant-Man is up next for Marvel Pinball

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It doesn’t appear as if Zen Studios is going to stop with the Marvel themed pinball tables any time soon (and that it a good thing). The developer announced yesterday that the next comic-themed table they will be rolling out will be for Marvel’s Ant-Man on July 14, 2015. The table ties in directly with the new Marvel film of the same name, which releases a few days later on July 17.

There really hasn’t been a bad Marvel Pinball table released yet and I expect that trend to continue with this release. Zen has stated that Ant-Man will feature s shrinking ball mechanic, which ties into the hero’s powers, which should make for some interesting missions and gameplay on the table.

We will have our full review of the table in the coming weeks.

One “ugly mofo” hits Mortal Kombat X next week

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First off, excuse the crass title as it is a direct reference to the original Predator film, which is what we are here to discuss. The Predator will join the cast of Mortal Kombat X next week for owners of the game’s Kombat Pack. On July 7, those who threw down the money for the Pack will see both the Predator joining the playable roster and a couple new costumes for the game via the Prey Costume Pack.

The Prey costume pack is based on the original Predator movie and will give you new options for both Johnny Cage and Jax. Cage simply gets a cosmetic Commando costume, but Jax gets the full-on Carl Weathers treatment including new voice overs from the actor himself. The Predator character, as every other fighter in the game, will include three distinct fighting styles: Hunter, Warrior and Hish-Qu-Ten.

 

News Roundup - 06/30/2015

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Flaregames posts their first Dawn of Steel dev diary

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The RTS genre has seen something of a renaissance in the mobile sector lately, although sadly the vast majority are exploitative microtransaction money-holes like Clash of Clans or derivatives thereof. It remains to be seen what Dawn of Steel's business model will be, but developer Flaregames at least has solid art direction, taking inspiration from Halo, Pacific Rim and the 80s transformers. Check out their first dev diary to get a feel for Dawn of Steel and its influences.

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