The most recent Hearthstone patch brought Blizzard's autobattler contestant Hearthstone Battlegrounds into early access, but it also introduced some bugs. A lot of bugs, so I'm told. Fortunately, Blizzard is aware of the problems, and it hopes to have a fixer-upper patch rolled out next week.Blizzard said on Reddit that some problems have already been addressed by a server-side patch:Spells now trigger Overkill effectsSathrovarr can now no longer target enemy minions with its BattlecryNew Daily Quests can be obtainedBig Boss Battle Quest can now be completed by just playing two matches and should only be accessible by players with Battlegrounds accessThat's quite a list of fixes (and some of them, like Sathrovarr targeting enemy minions, are kind of astonishing—how did that go unnoticed?) but there's still an awful lot left to do. The 15.6.2 patch, which Blizzard expects will go live Monday or Tuesday next week, will (hopefully) fix:Squelch working as intended + no longer causing … [Read more...] about The latest Hearthstone update is a mess, Blizzard hopes to have a patch next week
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THE PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Some highlights:Has Half-Life: Alyx made you want to buy a VR headset?What's the best prison escape in a game?Has a game ever made you rethink your moral code?There are plenty of examples of government sims that turn politics into game mechanics—Democracy, Crusader Kings 2, whichever one of the Tropico series is the good one. If you want to govern, games have you covered.Politics is about who has power, and how much, and over who. So politics in games can go beyond the simulation of diplomacy and decision-making to also investigate how the balance of power affects the lives of our characters in other genres, whether it's imaginary factions they choose to support or their communities telling them how to live.From Fallout: New Vegas to Life is Strange, the fingerprints of politics are all over games. Which brings us to our weekend question: What's a game that handles politics well? Here are some of our … [Read more...] about What’s a game that handles politics well?
Update: The following article initially suggested Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 was part of this deal. The games included are in fact Sniper Art of Victory, Sniper Ghost Warrior, and Sniper Ghost Warrior 2. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Original story: Fanatical's Star Deals Week is live and brings with it seven limited-time Steam deals over the course of the next seven days. I missed its 8am PST/4pm BST kick off time yesterday because I'm a terrible person—which is why I'm hurried pointing you towards it now. For the next couple of hours, Fanatical has the Sniper Ghost Warrior trilogy on sale for $1/£0.75. Back to Star Deals Week—Fanatical informs me that 2D cyberpunk sidescroller Dex is next up, on sale for $1.49, 93 percent less its recommended retail value. I've never actually played this one, but Steam reviews speak very positively of it. As before, it launches today at 8am PST/4pm BST. Elsewhere, Fanatical offers 20 percent off … [Read more...] about Get this Sniper Ghost Warrior bundle for $1 for a very limited time
By Tyler Fischer - December 7, 2019 02:54 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will drop another gameplay feature from previous games. As you may remember, Blizzard has previously confirmed other cut features, such as an offline mode. In other words, it hasn't been doing itself any favors with fans. However, this one should sting a little bit less than some of the previous confirmations. In short, Diablo 4 is ditching Ancient Items. For those that don't know: Ancient Items were introduced with the previous game -- Diablo III -- and were basically super rare legendary items that came with bonus modifiers. They were a big part of Diablo III's endgame. However, they also weren't that popular. Many thought they were grindy and the pay off wasn't that great. If you were one of these players who thought this, well then this cut feature is actually good news. That said, the replacement doesn't sound a great deal … [Read more...] about Diablo 4 Confirms Another Cut Gameplay Feature
By Cameron Bonomolo - October 12, 2017 08:53 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Thor: Ragnarok will shake up the Asgardian God of Thunder's world, and just in time: after playing his best-known role across five movies, star Chris Hemsworth says he got "bored" with the hammer-wielding Avenger. Speaking with Jimmy Kimmel, Hemsworth recalled an early meeting with director Taika Waititi, who said, "Let's just break everything we know and destroy it and rebuild it," leading to a new take on the golden-haired god. “Every day was about exploring the unknown and trying something different,” Hemsworth said. “I had got pretty bored of myself as that character and so did he, maybe a few people out there, so we thought, ‘Let’s do something different.' And every day was improvised and a journey into somewhere we hadn't been before." Thor's new 'do was part of the transformation, Hemsworth says, and part of the actor not wanting to "spend two hours in … [Read more...] about Chris Hemsworth Said He Got Bored Of Playing Thor