“I will say that Fallout works because of the interface. The Pip-Boy is on your wrist and we’ve been able to present so that it works the way you expect.” …
Paradox has announced the first expansion for its sci-fi 4X game Stellaris. Utopia brings several new aspects to the game, including the ability to construct massive new projects and steer the governance for the species that fall under your control.
Here's what Paradox says is coming:
- Megastructures: Build wondrous structures in your systems including Dyson Spheres and ring worlds, bringing both prestige and major advantages to your race.
- Habitat Stations: Build “tall” and establish space stations that will house more population, serving the role of planets in a small and confined empire.
- Rights and Privileges: Set specific policies for which of the many species under your thumb will have the rights and privileges of full citizenship. Build an egalitarian paradise or follow a caste system.
- And even more improvements and updates, including (as is traditional with all of our paid content releases) free updates for every Stellaris owner!
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Stellaris: Utopia isn't out yet, but its Steam page says that it will be coming "soon."
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Al "Weird Al" Yankovic is closing out this year's BlizzCon 2016, on November 5 in Anaheim, Calif. The song parodist is ending the two-day event with a concert, which makes a lot of sense.
If you'd like to see the show in person, you're probably out of luck – tickets to the event are sold out. You can still pick up a Virtual Ticket for $ 39.99, which will get you streaming access to the concert, as well as the panels and rest of the show.
BlizzCon 2016 starts Friday, November 4, at 11 a.m. Pacific, and runs through 9:30 p.m. Pacific the following day. Go here to see the complete schedule.
This really does seem like a perfect fit.
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Fantasy Flight is no stranger to adapting popular video game franchises to the tabletop. Starcraft, Gears of War, and XCOM have all made the transition with success. Id Software’s Doom is the latest to get the board game treatment.
Doom pits a group of up to four players in control of marines against another player taking on the role of Hell’s forces. The Invader player will get to summon forces through portals around the modular, tile-based map.
Each of the six included missions has different objectives and special rules. Items and weapons are handled with cards, and each round of play is based on initiative draws that dictate when marines can move and attack and when the forces of Hell press in. Death is a certainty, but the marines can only respawn a set number of times before losing the mission.
Doom appears to build on Fantasy Flight’s experience with asymmetric games like Descent and Star Wars: Imperial Assault. It also seems to build on themes similar to the Gears of War tabletop game but instead of enemies that function on an “AI” system, a player takes control here.
Doom will be in stores during holiday 2016. For more, check out the full rundown on Fantasy Flight's website.