PAX West 2016CONVENTIONS

September 2 – 5 sees PAX West in Seattle, one of the biggest gaming conventions in the world. All the leading names in gaming – video, board, tabletop, card and role playing – will be showcasing their latest wares and debuting assorted new games and expansions. On Sunday, September 4, experience the three-and-a-half-hour Dungeons & Dragons Live from PAX West feature presentation in (very) select cinemas across the US, or check out the event-wide livestream.

VIDEO GAMES

Out September 5 is Mother Russia Bleeds, for PC.

Set in an alternate 1980s USSR, and harking back to the 8-bit classics of that era, “Mother Russia Bleeds is an unrelenting, ultra-violent Beat ‘Em Up, brimming with hard-hitting action and game altering psychedelic twists.” Multiplayer.


September 6 brings The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, for PS3 and PS Vita.

Released a year ago in Japan, this sequel to the 2013 anime-style RPG that shares its name picks up a month after the last one ended, with our hero Rean Schwarzer – the Awakener of Valimar, the Ashen Knight – journeying (really, really slowly, no doubt) through the Erebonian Empire to reunite his fellow Thors Military Academy alums.


September 6 also sees the sandbox-y Cold War dystopian The Tomorrow Children, for PS4.

“A disastrous experiment has melted humanity’s consciousness into a dismal mass known as the Void – and only you, brave citizen, can journey into it and recover what’s left to rebuild the human race.

Rebuild our world from the ashes

Reclaim our glorious land, brave pioneer – set forth beyond our safe borders and scour islands for vital resources and items. Anything you find could be essential in upgrading our once beautiful towns.”

Pretty awesome.


ONLINE

HearthstoneTavernBrawl

The Brawl for this week is:

Hearthstone Screenshot 09-01-16 19.13.02

It’s a party in Karazhan, and boy is it a long one! You are Medivh, and you are up against… er… Medivh, the both of you trotting out all kind of magical tricks and summoning crazy minions from Unstable Portals (nice to see them outside of Wild, isn’t it?) and the like. Showcasing the new solo adventure’s strengths — just good old-fashioned glitzy fun, and also the pink hot tub — this is a Brawl you’ll want to play long after you win your deck. But be in this for the long haul; unless someone gets a lucky drop early, there are heals, shields and taunts enough to keep this Brawl running right down to fatigue.

BOARD AND TABLETOP GAMES

September 2 sees the limited debut of a new Magic: The Gathering expansion, Kaladesh, at PAX West, ahead of a September 28 wide release.

“Welcome one and all! Open your eyes, your ears and your imaginations to the wonders of Kaladesh.”

September 2 also sees the release of a new Magic: The Gathering Duel Deck, Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis.

Nissa vs Ob Nixilis

“Planeswalker Nissa Revane gathers her forces to protect Zendikar from annihilation. Drawing on the power of the land itself, she summons mighty Elementals to overwhelm her foes.

Trapped on Zendikar for centuries, the demon Ob Nixilis will do anything to reignite his Planeswalker spark and escape. He summons terrifying Demons and wields dark, destructive powers to lay his enemies to waste.

The stakes are high as Nissa and Ob Nixilis fight to control the power of the Khalni Heart. Who will prevail?”

Indeed.

And live on Kickstarter through September 10, you can pledge $54 (or more) and receive priority shipping (in early 2017) of Sharknado: The Board Game. As the promotional copy reads: “OH HELL YES!”

And so, until next week in geek… happy gaming!


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