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Humble Card Game Bundle Casts Some Magic, Unfurls Some Scrolls

The latest Humble Bundle wants you building decks, tapping mana, and going on epic adventures. Shuffle up, because this deal is all about card games.

The Humble Card Game Bundle includes a number of collectible-style and deck-building games. At the base “pay what you want” level, you can get Mojang’s Scrolls, a Dinosaur starter pack for SolForge, Star Realms, and Talisman: Digital Edition (with Prologue and two character packs).

If you pay more than the average (currently $ 7.75), you’ll get Magic 2015 and the Garruk’s Revenge expansion, Dominion Online’s Season Expansion (the core game is free), and an additional two SolForge starter packs and in-game gold.

At $ 12 or more, you’ll get the Intrigue and Prosperity expansions for Dominion Online, a deluxe pack for Scrolls (two exclusive avatars and two additional decks), and Card Hunter with a one-month premium membership.

Finally, at $ 35, you’ll get a physical copy of Star Realms, a promo card, and a t-shirt. This bundle supports Block by Block (involving youth in urban planning), Save the Children, and the World Land Trust.

You can check out all the details on Humble Bundle’s website. For card game enthusiasts, this is one to investigate.

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BlazBlue: Battle Cards Mobile Card Game Nearing Release

BlazBlue is a fighting game franchise, but its next entry will take the form of playing cards.

The game will release soon (though, there is currently no exact release date outside of early 2015) for iOS devices and pits the fighters of Arc System Works' fighter against each other in card battles. The game will launch with nine fighters from BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma: Azrael, Bang, Hakumen, Hazama, Jin, Noel, Ragna, Tager, and Taokaka. More fighters are planned to be added post-release.

The game will be free to play, and you can find more images in the gallery below. For more on the game, head here.

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Humble Card Game Bundle deals out Scrolls, Star Realms

Humble Bundle has a new promotion on deck: digital card games. From Mjoang’s newest (and previously most litigious) Scrolls to the granddaddy of deck-builders Dominion, the Humble Card Game Bundle has plenty to offer those looking for a reprieve from…
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Learn The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Characters’ Names With Trading Card Mock-Ups

Star Wars fans have pored over the first Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer for every bit of information possible. Thanks to some retro card mock-ups issued by director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, we now know the names of the characters featured in that trailer.

In an exclusive reveal to Entertainment Weekly, Abrams and Lucasfilm showed off the art, which unmasks just a little bit more of the Star Wars mystery. The cards reveal the names of Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and Kylo Ren (unknown actor), and are made to emulate a series of Topps brand cards that ran in promotion of the 1977 original film. Oh, and the ball droid seen in the trailer is formally known as "BB-8." Told you it was adorable.


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It's interesting to note that, despite speculation over the gender of Kylo Ren, the card (above) explicitly refers to the character by a masculine pronoun. We still don't know exactly who portrays Kylo Ren in the film.

For the whole host of cards, visit Entertainment Weekly's exclusive story. If you're looking for more ways to embed yourself in the Star Wars universe, take a peek at Kyle's piece about games that'll help you fully experience the new trailer.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]

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Walmart enhances new PS4 bundle with $50 gift card

To celebrate Green Monday – yes, today is yet another retail holiday – Walmart is attaching a $ 50 gift card to online orders of Sony’s new choose-your-own-game PlayStation 4 bundle. Alongside the console, the $ 400 bundle offers buyers a digital copy …
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Pokémon Trading Card Game And Mario Kart Super Circuit Now Available On Virtual Console

Perhaps in response to Mario Kart 8's recent DLC launch, and the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo has launched a pair of somewhat timely Virtual Console games.

Available now, you can grab the Game Boy Advance's Mario Kart Super Circuit for Wii U, and the Gamy Boy's Pokémon Trading Card Game for 3DS. The former was made available as a Virtual Console download as part of the 3DS Ambassador Program, but this is the first time that latter has been made available. You can check out trailer for both games below.

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The obvious timely Virtual Console choice ahead of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire would have been any of the classic core Pokémon titles, but neither Nintendo or Game Freak seem keen on releasing those games any time soon, as evidenced in a recent interview.

 

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I'm always happy to see new Virtual Console games launch, but I still feel like Nintendo is falling short overall.

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Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Generation leads Konami’s card game to mobile

Not to be outdone by Magic: The Gathering, Hearthstone or its lifelong animated rival Pokemon, Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh collectible card game will soon spawn a virtual adaptation on both iOS and Android devices.

Dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Generation, the game…
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The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online Arrives In Canada’s App Store

In August, The Pokémon Company announced an iPad port of its digital trading card game. Today, Canadians get a crack at it early, as the Pokémon TCG Online is now soft-launched in that territory.

If you’re not in Canada, there is still reason to be excited. Soft launches typically signal that broad distribution will be happening soon, though no release date has been announced.

You can practice against the computer or challenge a friend to a duel. There is also a tutorial mode if you’ve never played or simply need a refresher.

For more, check out our preview coverage of the game on iPad. 

[Source: Apple via Kotaku]

 

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I recently started playing on PC since I’ve never played much, and I was surprised by how well the game is designed. The PC experience needs some improvement, but with the UI/UX examples that exist on iPad (Hearthstone, Ascension, and others), I’m hopeful it will be a good fit. 

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Pre-order Destiny on Xbox One, get launch-day delivery, $10 gift card

Those interested in a boxed Xbox One copy of Destiny can snag a few extra perks by pre-ordering this week through the Microsoft Store. Pre-order before September 5 at 5PM ET to lock down launch-day delivery, and all Microsoft pre-orders come with a…
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The Pokemon Trading Card Game comes to iPad

Nintendo subsidiary The Pokemon Company explores what the company itself has yet to really try: Releasing a mobile game. …


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