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News Roundup - 03/26/2014

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Closed beta signups begin for the mobile World of Tanks Blitz

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Developer Wargaming is easing open the gates for the World of Tanks Blitz closed beta. World of Tanks Blitz is a mobile version—for iOS and Android—of the free-to-play multiplayer tank-exploding team combat game on PC and Xbox 360.

WoT Blitz sits on separate servers from its PC and Xbox 360 brothers, so player progression on any one version does not affect progression on any other version. WoT Blitz has been (and is being) optimized for mobile, so the maps are smaller, the tech trees are different, and the controls will, of course, vary greatly from mouse-and-keyboard and gamepad.

Touchscreen controls will use onscreen representations of thumbsticks that you may reposition on the screen. Wargaming promises to continually iterate on the touchscreen controls until they get it right. That's a good thing, because maneuvering a tank can be tricky enough on a gamepad, let alone on a touchsreen. The video below shows off some controlled-looking fighting, but close-quarters combat in World of Tanks can be a small nightmare at times for gamepads, so I can only imagine how much trickier that'll be using touchscreen controls.

Regardless, World of Tanks is still an excellent free-to-play model, one I'd encourage hitting every platform. I wish Wargaming the best of luck, but there's no way I'd personally leave WoT on PC or Xbox 360 to play it on mobile. But everyone has their preference, and, also, circumstances may prevent people from playing at a computer or in front of a TV, so, soon there's this.

Instructions for joining the closed beta are on World of Tanks' official website.

News Roundup - 03/24/2014

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  • Curious what Metroid on the NES is like with minimal upgrades? I attempted to find out.
  • Garden Warfare getting some free DLC on March 18th
  • Marc Whitten leaves Microsoft for Sonos
  • Adam Isgreen gives us a sneak peak at Sadira's alternate costume in Killer Instinct
  • Smooth McGroove makes Super Mario Bros. 2 even more awesome
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 4...mobile.. *sigh* - UPDATE Yes, there will be a PC Version -
  • Let's kick some balls: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil official gameplay trailer
  • Gauntlet making a comeback on the PC
  • Watch two guys try to create a game in 48 hours

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4...mobile.. *sigh* - UPDATE Yes, there will be a PC Version -

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I know a lot of people have been clamoring for another RollerCoaster Tycoon, but this isn't probably what they had in mind.

Atari today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile will be coming to iOS devices. Yeah, mobile. From the sounds of it, I bet there's going to be a bunch of microtransactions as well making this version of RollerCoaster Tycoon one that I'll pass up on. I just have a feeling Atari will Dungeon Keeper this one as well.

Guess I'll go back to the third game, which can be had from Steam.

- Update - Atari has mentioned on their Facebook page that a PC version of the game is coming out in the Fall of 2014. Hopefully, it's a full fledged sequel and worthy of the RollerCoaster Tycoon name. Fall 2014 isn't that far off, so I hope they start showing what they have done soon. 

News Roundup - 03/13/2014

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Hearthstone out of beta, available for PC and Mac

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Blizzard's free to play online card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, is now available to play for everyone and is out of the beta stage. The open beta didn't seem to last long, as it started around January of this year.

Hearthstone will have about 300 different cards to start with and booster packs of 5 will cost $1. Like card games of norm, the more you spend the better chances you have of winning.

Those wanting to play on an iPad or an Android device will have to wait a bit. Those clients are still being worked on, but PC and Mac users can get started now by downloading from the website.

News Roundup - 03/10/2014

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[UPDATE] The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 launches March 4 on PlayStation 3 – Xbox 360 and iOS later

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[UPDATE: According to this tweet from developer Telltale Games, launch dates for The Walking Dead Season Two – Episode Two is as follows: PC/Mac on March 4, Xbox 360 on March 5, and iOS on March 6.]

The Walking Dead Season One put players in binds, episode after episode, for an entire harrowing five-episode run.

Season Two is no joke either, with Episode One not exactly out to get laughs. Now, we've got a launch date for Episode Two: A House Divided — it's tomorrow, March 4 — while we wait for the usual Telltale Games song and dance for release dates on the other platforms.

It should be on Xbox 360 and iOS the following day, March 5, but I'm only guessing. I know Sony probably handed over a bagfull of cash to get a 24-hour jump on the competition, but let's just go ahead and have the release calendar nailed down for the public when there's only 48 hours to go, ok, Telltale Games? It was cute having these at-the-last-minute launch announcements during Season One, but ithis routine's gotten old. Same goes for The Wolf Among Us. You're not in danger of overhyping when you give me a one or two-week launch announcement. I'm capable of managing my own hype levels, thank you.


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News Roundup - 02/27/2014

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