Hothead Games announced today that Rivals at War: 2084 is now available for both iOS and Android devices. In the new installment of the popular card-based combat game, Rivals at War, players take the action into another solar system where rival factions battle it out for control of the universe. Do you have what it takes to train your squad of Space Marines and become an unstoppable force? Read the rest of this entry »
Ubisoft® has announced the “Road to Paris” Tournament Series for its popular new collectible card game, Might & Magic: Duel of Champions, now available for PC and iPad from Ubisoft Quebec. The “Road to Paris” Tournament Series will take place over the course of the summer through online qualifiers and live tournament events, culminating in the World Championship at Paris Games Week from October 30th – November 3rd. Players can register for live tournaments on-site at the events, or participate in the online qualifiers. Ubisoft anticipates thousands of participants, but only eight competitors from the qualifying events will be invited to compete for the title of Might & Magic: Duel of Champions Grand Champion. Read the rest of this entry »
Wulven Game Studios has announced the availability of Shadow Era: Dark Prophecies 2.0 on iOS, Android, PC, Mac and the web, bringing the long-awaited expansion to its 3 million registered players. Shadow Era is a free to play, cross-platform collectible trading card game featuring gorgeous card art and deep strategy, while still being easy to learn and have quick battles on the go. The universal app for iOS supports high resolution iPad and Retina displays, and cross-platform gameplay with Android and the online web version of the game. Read the rest of this entry »
Sprightly Software has announced the release of Accordion Solitaire 1.0 for iPad, the latest in Sprightly’s series of solitaire games for iOS. Players work their way through a 52-card deck by matching cards of the same suit or same number. Cards can be matched if they are beside each other or three cards from each other. The goal of the game is to clear as many cards as possible. Although easy to play, it can be hard to win. Players must use their creativity and planning skills to master this game. Read the rest of this entry »
Toronto software company Quatrian is proud to announce the global release of Video Poker Tutor, available for free on the Apple App Store. Get ready to make your mark at the casino – Video Poker Tutor can teach a player everything they need to know to win big at the Video Poker machines. Read the rest of this entry »
Hothead Games today announced the release of a major update to their award-winning strategy card game for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Kard Combat. This 1.3 version takes advantage of new features in iOS 5, implementing an asynchronous, turn-based multiplayer games mode using Game Center. Read the rest of this entry »
Hothead Games has unleashed strategy card game Kard Combat upon the world of iOS devices, complete with a Launch Special. Players can download the game for free from iTunes and join this ancient tournament of cards and magic. Entrants into the tournament grow powers and their Kard collections by battling their way up the Black Tower. On every floor there is a new opponent to fight using the cards at hand. There are rewards to earn to help defeat the Arch Mage, Harkus, and the many other magi to be encountered online.
From now through to July 20th, Kard Combat will be featured as OpenFeint’s Free Game of The Day. Players who download Kard Combat during this first week will receive Catastrophe, one of the most powerful cards in the game, and a +1 Life Crystal Shard.
The free download includes:
* All 4 mage classes, each with unique strategies: Holy, Death, Machine and Dominator
* Over 40 Kards to use in battle
* Unlimited, turn-based multiplayer battles
* 5 Tower battles, complete with rewards
* 3 Single Duels
* 3 Difficulty levels to match any player’s skill
* OpenFeint and Game Center enabled, with achievements and leaderboards
For the minimum in-app purchase price of $0.99, players will also receive:
* The full, 33 battle Tower campaign
* Unlimited Single Duels
* Access to over 100 incredible, hand-crafted cards
* The ability to run up to 20 simultaneous multiplayer games
Lending his vision to co-design the game, Richard Garfield, creator of the wildly popular card game, Magic: The Gathering, stated “for years I’ve wanted to create a Magic-like experience for people who play video games. Kard Combat on iPhone and iPad does this and is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, but with plenty of depth for the hard core player. Hothead has created a truly magical game.”
Kard Combat is rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
Hothead Games producer Hamish Millar (heyyyy, we know that guy!) provides an in-depth tutorial of the gameplay from the Tower Mode in this new Kard Combat video. Kard Combat, which is already available for Canadian iOS gamers will be unleashed upon the masses in the iTunes App Store on July 13th.
Watch the video to learn how players can earn upgrades for their mage, items, and additional cards by completing the Tower campaign. The walkthrough covers basic strategy, offensive and defensive tactics, card combinations, and powerful spells. This particular battle is fought out on the Master difficulty level, but nothing less should be expected from the producer of the game.
Kard Combat is rated 12+ for the following:
* Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
* Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
* Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Device Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Canadian-poker.ca reports that Full Tilt Poker, which was involved in the April 15 online poker shutdown in the U.S., has just had its license to operate suspended by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).
PokerStars, another major online poker site involved in the April shutdown, still has its license. The poker room released an official statement assuring that players will not be affected. Full Tilt Poker’s suspension is completely unrelated to the operation of PokerStars, which will continue unchanged, the statement confirmed. For players in Canada, the Full Tilt Poker site is currently listed as undergoing “scheduled maintenance.”
According to Canadian-poker.ca spokesman Leon Daniels, it might take time until Full Tilt Poker resolves its licensing issues. “In the meantime, there are plenty of other options for us Canadian poker fans, and at this point we can only trust sites run by publicly traded companies who won’t risk their reputation or stock value.”
“Take 888 Poker for example; it’s remained online and reliably in operation while other sites struggle with lawsuits and regulators. In fact, 888 Poker is winning back the hearts of Canadian poker players who were swept away to other poker rooms, but who are now realizing it’s best to stick to a strong company.” Leon also remarked that 888 is now offering players in Canada special bonuses for “returning home” from other poker sites.
Party Poker is another example of an operation that has remained reputable and reliable throughout this period of online poker turmoil, and is an option for players looking to play at an established institution. Party Poker recently merged with Bwin Poker and players can enjoy both brands under the same protection of a strong, publicly traded company.
Despite Leon’s concern, Canadian-poker.ca is convinced there is no reason for Canadian players to be concerned over the latest Full Tilt news. Companies like 888 Poker, Party Poker, and Bwin continue to operate as usual, and online poker in Canada is as strong as ever.