An oddly slow day for news besides FF XIII demo videos popping up on the net as reported by Jim Bradford. There were a couple gems of news out there though. Before I get to those diamonds in the rough, I’d like to take this time to remind you that we record a podcast every Thursday night. With this in mind and Thursday being tomorrow, we’d like to solicit your help to talk about stuff that interests you, our lovely readers. So please either comment on this post or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a topic or question you would like us to discuss! We prefer it be gaming related, but we’re up for anything.
Now, onward to the Daily!
The single player demo for Dawn of War II just popped up on Steam and they are celebrating in a big way. If our review wasn’t enough to sway you, be sure to pick up the demo and decide if you want to buy it quickly as Steam has discounted the game 25% until April 20th (next monday). It’s a fantastic game and worth the regular price of $49.99 for the single player alone and a steal at that deep Steam discount.
TabletopGamingNews.com is reporting that a deal for the sale of WizKids assets has failed to close from an article over at ICv2. I’m assuming the deal was with Pinata Games. As we reported in one of our PNG Dailys back in the beginning of March, they were trying to acquire WizKids IP like Hero Clix from Topps. It looks like we’ll have to wait and see who the next suitor is, but rumor is it might be Catalyst.
It’s all about the Grids in this daily today kids!
It is a known fact that the PNG Crew gets down with Cthulhu every Thursday night for our podcasts. Our close friendship with the elder thing causes us to squeal in girlish delight whenever we see his visage in any form. Fantasy Flight is preying on our weakness and announced a 6 pack of these adorable little mini’s hitting hobby and game shops near you in April.
Boardgame News has a heartwarming editorial up about a two player match between a father and daughter where it goes into what their strategies are. The interesting part about this isn’t necessarily the editorial, but the fact that they were playing a game that requires three players with only two. You can grab the alternate rules from BoardGameGeek.com here. It’s the beauty of the Grids we so love in general, that we’re not confined by the directions in the instructions and are free to tweak them to make the games more enjoyable for us! You could say that certain Pixels like Little Big Planet allow you ultimate freedom, but that’s still only to an extent. There simply isn’t the space, time, or money to allow complete freedom in a video game.
This one is for all of you HeroClix fans out there. TabletopGamingNews.com has a post up that points to a blog post over at SaveHeroClix.com that should give you hope. Topps basically shut down Wizkids back in November of ’08 and left all of their properties in limbo. The old brand manager took some of those employees, formed a new company called Pinata Games and has been trying to get Hero Clix from them ever since. It appears that not only has Mr. Jake Theis almost clinched a deal for Hero Clix from Topps, but may have nabbed the rights for some other Wizkids IP not yet named.
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