Thursday’s original daily posts are in a bit of a flux at the moment, so you’ll have to deal with a more… traditional daily. We’re not bringing that format back, but it definitely works in a bind. Jim usually does the Thursday articles, but due to a new addition to his family in the form of a cute little baby boy, he can’t make it to the web right now. Feel free to publicly send your congratulations to James.Bradford@PixelsandGrids.com
Now down to business. Click for news about Fallout 3 discounted on Steam, Battlefield 1943’s release date, Dawn of War 2’s beta patch, TF2 tabletop RPG, and my irrational dislike of Michael Pachter.
Steam is, as always, running a crazy deal this weekend. You can pick up Call of Duty: World at War for PC for 50% off in your Steam client or here. In addition to the sale, it’s a double XP weekend for the games multi-player.
Steam’s deals just don’t stop there. You can pick up Sam & Max Season 1, Season 2, or Strongbad’s Cool Game for Attractive People for 50% also.
Go forth and game for cheap PNG’ers!
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.
"X" marks the spot to sweet board game goodness.
Grids hit the big time today and get to bask in the big lights of a Friday Daily headline. The game pictured is called Excape. It’s made by one of my favorite game designers, Reiner Knizia, and being published by Rio Grande Games for release in the beginning of April for $29.95. I yoinked this from BoardGameNews over here where they have a breakdown of the game play. I love games like this where you have to rely on a little bit of luck, strategy, and some long term thinking. My brain is boiling over with the possibilities of screwing over other players.
1up has a post up with the news that Square Enix has finally taken over Eidos. This has been a long time coming apparently and one can only hope that Squenix will keep as many employees as possible. As 1up states, this will give Square some established western franchises while ensuring that Eidos doesn’t completely disappear.
I’m going to go ahead and close this post out with some information that has seemed to become a staple in the Friday Daily, Steam Super Crazy Big American Party Weekend Sale! Click the link to find four Ubisoft games (Beyond Good & Evil, Farcry, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, and IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946) for $10. These games on their own are $10 a piece and Beyond Good & Evil by itself is worth the price of admission. Go to the site in the link or buy via your Steam client.