When it comes down to it you simply have to commend Relic for trying new things with every new strategy game they release. From the intense trench and vehicle-based warfare of Company of Heroes to the more heroic effects-driven abilities found in Dawn of War II. And now Dawn of War III's multiplayer looks to take things into the realm of the MOBA. But, not in a bad way.
Saber Interactive, a studio more commonly known for its work on multiplayer first-person shooters is currently putting the final touches on NBA Playgrounds -- a fast-paced arcade-style basketball game that looks to be one part NBA Jam and one part NBA Street. And if you've ever played either one of those titles, then you'll definitely want to check this out.
Bringing 135 new cards to the popular CCG from Blizzard, whilst also ushering in the Year of the Mammoth. More than a name, the Year of the Mammoth will see a huge shift in Hearthstone's Standard format that will we see a number of cards getting retired to Wild play. Add in all the new stuff from Journey to Un’Goro, plus the introduction of Quest cards, and the new Adapt mechanic, and Hearthstone suddenly looks a little different today.
Effectively making it once again the most powerful card on the market. Which you would want it to be as it's currently available from Nvidia for the somewhat hefty price tag of $1200 USD. The weirdly named Titan Xp, because nothing says future-tech quite like XP, is powered by a full-fat Pascal GP102 GPU, with all 3,840 CUDA cores unlocked. Who knew that today would be full of seemingly meaningless numbers.
As mentioned yesterday, late last night Digital Foundry unveiled the full technical specs of Microsoft's upcoming "most powerful console ever made" -- Project Scorpio. Although we don't know what name the unit will have when its finally released, or when that will be exactly, or even what it looks like, this definitely gives us a good idea of what's under the hood. Spoiler alert, the thing is a beast.
A few days ago Blizzard teased an upcoming Overwatch reveal coming April 12 with the mysterious header 'Overwatch Mission Files' and something relating to a 'King's Row Uprising'. Today, with the release of a new Overwatch digital comic called 'Overwatch: Uprising', you can be sure our imaginations are running wild as to what it could be.
Friday, May 5, has been announced as the official launch date for Wicked Witch's first fully developed AFL videogame foray with AFL Evolution (they've previously handled mobile ports and the like, bit nothing from the ground up). It's a bit later than we all expected, but is still at least early into the 2017 season, and coincides with the Saints hosting the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium.
And by '90s revival we mean what a group of corporate marketers during that time would have come up with when they tried to capture the attitude and angst of a typical '90s teen. Which is a round about way of saying that new champion Slash is a rollerblading goth that can give her opponents the finger as she glides through an Arena blasting her competitors into gibs and tiny glowing collectibles.
Relic's upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is getting an Open Beta later this month running from April 22 to 25. Players will get access to all three playable factions in the game -- the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks -- and get to battle it out in multiplayer. Each race will also come with elite heroes, further opening up the strategic possibilities. Now, with the game being released on April 27 this is more demo than beta.