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Guitar Hero Vet Marcus Henderson Joins Unplugged VR Team

Vertigo Games, the VR specialist publishing and development arm of the Koch Media Group, today announced that the award-winning music game designer Marcus Henderson who is best-known from his work on the Guitar Hero series has joined up with Anotherway and Vertigo Games to work on the upcoming VR music game Unplugged. Unplugged is a VR music game that uses novel and quality hand tracking technology to make you feel like a musical legend on a virtual stage. With experience working for the likes of RedOctane and Activision on several music games, including most notably the Guitar Hero and Rockband … Continue reading Guitar Hero Vet Marcus Henderson Joins Unplugged VR Team

Stellaris Nemesis Grand Space Strategy Game Deploys

Today Paradox Interactive, a studio that gives players their chance to save the galaxy, announced that Nemesis, the newest and biggest expansion for Stellaris, is now available for PC players around the world. With Nemesis, players shape the destiny of a galaxy filled with uncertainty and turmoil. Whether it’s choosing to embrace justice and peace as a Galactic Custodian (and maintaining the powers after the term ends; to ensure the “stability” of the galaxy) or opting for ultimate destruction by BECOMING the endgame crisis with the new Menace option, in Nemesis, Stellaris players will have the most powerful tools in … Continue reading Stellaris Nemesis Grand Space Strategy Game Deploys

Slitherine Plans Spring Wargame Reveal Event

Every gamer with a passion for strategy is invited to join Slitherine for a full day of presentations, insights, announcements, and gameplay sessions: a chance to look into the future of the company. A company whose trademark excellence made it become the undisputed Home of Wargamers. Home of Wargamers 2021 LIVE was announced today during Tea Time, Slitherine’s traditional weekly show that airs on Twitch every Thursday at 4 pm UK time. Marketing Director Marco Minoli provided some details on this new event and confirmed that it would happen on May 11th. It will be all-digital, all streaming, and free … Continue reading Slitherine Plans Spring Wargame Reveal Event

Elyon First Closed Beta Announced for North America and Europe

Kakao Games and Bluehole Studio have announced that their flagship MMORPG, Elyon, will be getting its first beta opportunity in North America, Europe, and Oceania with the upcoming playtest. Applications are open from April 13-25 with the closed beta period running from May 6-10. Over the past few years Elyon (formerly known as A:IR) has gone through vast changes in many parts of its gameplay experience, from leveling flow adjustments to the conversion of the combat into an action-based system. While Bluehole Studio, Inc. are continuously working on making Elyon a great MMORPG, Kakao Games are preparing at an ever-increasing … Continue reading Elyon First Closed Beta Announced for North America and Europe

New Sharandar Module Sweeps Into Neverwinter

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios are excited to announce that the second episode of Neverwinter’s three-episode Sharandar module, Episode 2: The Soul Keeper is now available on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store and Arc), and will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 May 13. Episode 2: The Soul Keeper introduces a new evolution of the revamped mystical land of Sharandar — originally introduced in Neverwinter’s first ever module, Fury of the Feywild — and has adventurers travel to the Mended Grove to learn why the dead haunt the lands. This new episode brings exciting new features to New … Continue reading New Sharandar Module Sweeps Into Neverwinter

Japan’s Largest eSports Stadium Debuts in the Tokyo Tower

A brand new esports stadium is set to open this winter right under the city’s icon, Tokyo Tower. The stadium is being built with the aim of expanding the esports market across the country. The 5,600 sqm venue is expected to be Japan’s largest esports stadium. “esports for 100 million people” The new esports stadium inside the Tokyo Tower Foottown is a joint venture between Tokyo Esports Gate Inc. and Tokyo Tower. It is a part of Tokyo Esports Gate Project that was launched last December to expand e-sports culture through collaborations with various companies and boost the esports scene … Continue reading Japan’s Largest eSports Stadium Debuts in the Tokyo Tower

Gambling Tricks to Win Big Bucks As Fast As Possible

Anyone wants to score big bucks when playing a few rounds at the casino. Of course, no one can guarantee 100% that you’ll win big regardless of what trick you use. However, the methods we will be presenting today will at least ever so slightly increase your chances of winning big in little time. You Can Just Ask the Dealer When Playing Blackjack Not many people know this trick, but the dealer can help you when playing blackjack. Of course, they won’t outright tell you what cards lie next in the deck, but they will give you sound advice about … Continue reading Gambling Tricks to Win Big Bucks As Fast As Possible

Puzzle-Based NBA Basketball Game Launches for Mobile Gamers

Global mobile game publisher Netmarble Corp officially launches NBA Ball Stars today – an all-new, puzzle-based, mobile basketball game starring 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant as its cover athlete. Now live on the App Store and Google Play, NBA Ball Stars, created in collaboration with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players’ Association (NBPA), is the first publishing project for Netmarble’s Los Angeles-based subsidiaries Netmarble US and Kung Fu Factory. NBA Ball Stars combines star players from the NBA, fast-paced gameplay and franchise-building skills into a strategic, team-based game suitable for general sports fans, … Continue reading Puzzle-Based NBA Basketball Game Launches for Mobile Gamers

Hitchhiker A Mystery Game Hitching to PC and Console

Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with multi award winning development studio Mad About Pandas today announced that the atmospheric first-person mystery game, Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game, is arriving on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 15th. The game was launched on Apple Arcade last month. In Hitchhiker, players find themselves on a mysterious journey along a dusty highway with no recollection of who they are or where they are going. Players piece together their memories by catching rides with strangers across the country who provide clues to your character’s past and solutions to … Continue reading Hitchhiker A Mystery Game Hitching to PC and Console

Benefits of Blockchain Technology and Bitcoin for the Gaming Industry

The benefits of blockchain technology and BTC payments are evident across many sectors, not just the cryptocurrency industry. Actually, blockchain technology introduces advantages to everyone involved, from the users to the business owners. Some of the notable benefits are increased transparency, efficiency, decreased costs, fraud prevention, to name a few. On the other hand, the gaming sector has always been at the forefront of tech innovations, and as the popularity of blockchain and Bitcoin grows rapidly, even more gaming platforms are open to the implementation of blockchain technology.  This article provides a review of key applications of blockchain technology and … Continue reading Benefits of Blockchain Technology and Bitcoin for the Gaming Industry

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