Tag: Wizards of the Coast

Building games communities with YouTube, Twitch, and more at GamesBeat Summit 2019

More than 15 million unique daily visitors each spend an average of 95 minutes daily watching live gaming on Twitch; every day, more than 200 million people view gaming content on YouTube, and in the past year, people watched more than 50 billion hours of gaming videos on YouTube. With numbers like these, building a […]

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With Axis & Allies Online, Beamdog goes beyond ‘enhancing’ old D&D games

Beamdog’s adding an “A”-word to its established model of working on enhanced editions of classic Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games. The word of the day is “adaptation,” and it’s coming in the form of Axis & Allies Online for PC. This will be an online adaptation of the Axis & Allies: 1942 Second Edition version […]

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Tale of a 44-year-old Magic: The Gathering virgin

With the amount of hours I’ve logged into Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Solforge, you’d think I would have been a long-time collectible card game player. Someone with shelves full of Magic: The Gathering cards. Nope. When Hearthstone went into its closed beta test in 2013, I hadn’t touched a CCG since, oh, the […]

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Jason’s Gloriously Geeky Guide for Post-Xmas Gifts for Yourself

Gift guides for Christmas are cool. But how many of us open presents every year, disappointed by the same ol’ thing every season. A nice shirt. A warm sweater. That box of sausage and snacks from Hillshire Farms (OK, I don’t mind finding this under the tree). Or you find gift cards. Lots and lots […]

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Magic: The Gathering announces Magic ssports: new Pro League and Mythic Championships

Wizards of the Coast announced a new Magic esports program, which is both an expansion and reorganization of the current pro Magic: The Gathering scene, at tonight’s The Game Awards show in Los Angeles. This shuffles a new challenger is shuffling in some magic into the esports arena, one that market research firm Newzoo projects could be worth […]

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The D20 Beat — Dragon’s Dogma, Etrian Odyssey, and Path of Exile are today’s D&D megadungeons

I adore Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma, an open-world role-playing game that first appeared in 2012. I missed out on the Dark Arisen expansion, but thanks to this 2017’s PlayStation 4 remaster, I dived back into the near-6-year-old game. And about 20 hours into Dragon’s Dogma, I discovered something I hadn’t realized: Dark Arisen, which received criticism […]

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Magic: The Gathering — Arena launches open beta test September 27

The granddaddy of them all is getting ready to let everyone in, as Wizards of the Coast announced today that Magic: The Gathering — Arena will launch its open beta phase on September 27. Digital card games are an important and growing market worth $1.3 billion in 2017, research firm Superdata reports, and should hit $1.7 billion in […]

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