Tag: category-/Games/Roleplaying Games

How Hearthstone’s team made Tomb of Terrors a fun and distinct solo mode

Hearthstone‘s newest solo adventure, Tomb of Terrors, comes out Tuesday. Hearthstone became the king of the digital card game world thanks to its multiplayer offerings, but the free-to-play Blizzard Entertainment game has found a successful format for single-player content that has players making their own decks as they fight computer-controlled bosses. One loss and you […]

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Pokémon Go adds critters from Black and White’s Gen 5 roster

Pokémon from the franchise’s fifth generation will start showing up in Niantic‘s hit mobile game Pokémon Go today. Gen 5 encompasses Pokémon Black and White and the direct sequels Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. Yes, it can all be a bit confusing if you’re not familiar with the franchise, but all of the […]

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Vanishing Realms: Crafting a VR RPG as a solo indie dev

Vanishing Realms just exited Early Access and released its massive expansion DLC, The Sundered Rift. We had great things to say in our full review and took some time to send a few questions over Kelly Bailey from Indimo Labs on development of a VR role-playing game that spanned across nearly four years. Kelly Bailey has been […]

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Gwent witches its way to iOS on October 29

CD Projekt Red announced today that Gwent is coming to iOS on October 29. This will be the first mobile version of this Witcher-based digital card game. Gwent started as a mini-game inside the 2015 role-playing game The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. It was popular enough to warrant a standalone version, which launched in October […]

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Greedfall review-in-progress — Spiders’ RPG may be a sleeper hit

Greedfall, the latest action-RPG from French development studio Spiders, makes no real claim to the RPG crown. It comes out on September 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (I reviewed the game on PC). It’s not as massive in scope as The Elder Scrolls series, and it’s not as rich with lore and […]

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Borderlands 3 review — Fun action, but some yucks are too yucky

Borderlands came out 10 years ago, and in some ways, it helped spur a new genre of shooters. Gearbox Software combined the fast action of a Doom or a Duke Nukem with the loot and role-playing game progression of Diablo, and we can trace the roots of Destiny, The Division 2, and Warframe to Borderlands. […]

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Kingdom Hearts III DLC trailer is less Disney, more anime

Square Enix released a trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III downloadable content Re Mind, which will come out this winter. You can watch it above. Although the trailer is in Japanese, you can turn on English captions Kingdom Hearts III came out in January 2019 for PlayStation 4, and the action role-playing game has […]

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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Masters makes $26 million in first week

The new mobile game Pokémon Masters made $26 million in its first seven days, according to mobile market analyst Sensor Tower. That estimate does not include China. Pokémon Masters came out on August 29. While many Pokémon experiences center around capturing and collecting pocket monsters, Masters focuses on the franchise’s trainers and gym leaders. You […]

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Hi-Rez Studios’ Rogue Company will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC

Hi-Rez Studios revealed its newest game, Rogue Company, during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct. But the multiplayer shooter is also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. That PC version will only be available on Epic Games Store. Valve had long dominated the PC digital games store landscape with Steam, but it is facing real competition […]

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming to Switch

Nintendo ended its Direct today by revealing that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming to Switch in 2020. Xenoblade Chronicles first came out for the Wii in 2010. It also came to the 3DS in 2015. This updated version has improved graphics. The Monolith Soft role-playing game spawned two sequels, including Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which […]

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Pokémon Masters hits 10 million downloads in four days

Pokémon Masters has only been available on iOS and Android devices for four days, but the battle-focused Pokémon game has already reached 10 million downloads. The free-to-play game released on August 29. Masters is tracking much better than a 2018 Pokémon mobile game, Pokémon Quest. It took just less than seven months to reach 10 […]

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Indie studio BonusXP on what it’s like to make games for Netflix

This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams. When Dave Pottinger and his longtime collaborators founded BonusXP in 2012, they didn’t see themselves as the kind of team that would work on licensed games. But seven years later, the indie studio has […]

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Netmarble’s Simon Sim on Hollywood licenses, mobile’s future, and cloud gaming

Netmarble has a knack for coming up with mobile game hits, including titles such as Lineage 2: Revolution, Marvel Future Fight, and BTS World. It is updating those games constantly and it is launching new titles such as Rich Wars and The King of Fighters Allstar. Lineage 2 has more than 30 million players and generated […]

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The RetroBeat: World of Warcraft: Classic shows what MMOs have lost

I’m having the most fun with any video game this year playing an old massively multiplayer online role-playing game from 2004. World of Warcraft Classic launched earlier this week. This new version of Blizzard Entertainment‘s hit PC game gives players a chance to experience World of Warcraft as it was in its earlier days, before […]

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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Masters is No. 1 for iPhone downloads in 27 countries

Pokémon Masters launched today, and the mobile game has become a fast hit. The battle-focused Pokémon app is already No. 1 for iPhone downloads in 27 countries, according to mobile market analyst Sensor Tower. Those countries include the U.S. and Japan. For the U.S., this is an improvement over 2018’s Pokémon Quest, which debuted at […]

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Wheel of Fate is an RPG where AI builds the world based on your choices

Game developers use artificial intelligence in a number of ways: to generate grass and flowers, test bugs, and better enable teams to work on games from multiple locations worldwide. UDX Interactive is using AI for a system to give its role-playing game a system that provides for thousands of choices with Wheel of Fate, a […]

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Frostpunk’s The Rifts expansion launches on Steam

Frostpunk’s winter never really ends. Well, not if you get the season pass. Developer 11-bit Studios is launching the first expansion for Frostpunk today called The Rifts. You can get access to this new content right now for $5 — or you can pay $25 the entire season. The Rifts introduces a number of features […]

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GamesBeat Decides 124: 1,000-minute WOW queues

GamesBeat Decides is back once again to make the world of video games so simple that even a child could understand. Children, however, should not listen to this show because it features grown man and GamesBeat review editor Mike Minotti cursing god for not letting him onto a server to play World of Warcraft. He […]

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World of Warcraft Classic has 1 million Twitch viewers minutes after launch — and long log-in queues

World of Warcraft Classic is live as of 3 p.m. Pacific today, and this nostalgic online role-playing experience is drawing a lot of attention. On Twitch, over 1 million people are watching streamers who are playing World of Warcraft. The next most popular game is Grand Theft Auto V at around 150,000 viewers. And if […]

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Bigben’s acquisition of Spiders weaves a web of Double-A ambition

Last month, Bigben Interactive made an intriguing acquisition: Spiders, a French studio that specializes in action-role-playing games. It’s just another move behind the French company’s ambition to become a leader in the Double-A publishing market. This started with its own internal expansion, followed by the acquisitions of Cyanide (and with it, Big Bad Wolf), Eko […]

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