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Board Games Go Digital with Pirates War: The Dice King

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Pirates Wars offers a unique digital tabletop experience

Indie developer Idiocracy is bringing board games into the digital age with Pirates War: The Dice King

If you’re a big fan of board games then you’ve probably noticed how they’ve been dwarfed by video games. It’s been tough for them to compete with everything video games have to offer. Recently though board games decided “if you can’t beat ’em join ’em” and started joining the digital world. A new title by Korean indie dev Idiocracy called Pirates War: The Dice King might be just reignite people’s passion for board games.

Idiocracy (that really is the team’s name) kicked off a campaign for their digital board game on Kickstarter earlier this week. Calling it a “Digital Board Game / Multiplayer / Free-To-Play / Cross-Platform Game” that they want to launch on PC, Mac, and mobile platforms. They plan to allow players from every platform to play together. A massive undertaking for a developer that admits they’re small.

When you look at the gameplay, screenshots, breakdown of Pirates War you quickly realize that Idiocracy isn’t messing around. Despite it being their first game they have built a feature packed game that can offer hours of content. Where players will choose from a number of pirate ships, with their own unique abilities, to command as well as a crew.

Pirates War offers everything that gamers and board game lovers could wish for. Offering RPG like elements where players must keep up their crews loyalty, collect land, and build an empire. It forces players to use a mix of card game strategy and luck with the dice to get ahead. All while giving them options to play how they want.

Idiocracy has developed a gameplay system that is quite unique with an art style to match. Unlike other indie devs that focus on gameplay to let art and music fall to the way side Idiocracy wanted to give players both. Its art style, voice acting, and music are things that actually make it stand out the most. It would tough for most people to guess that all of this was created by a handful of people.

It has already landed a spot in the Steam Greenlight Program and at the time of this writing raised over $2,000 on Kickstarter. So it may not be long before players on nearly every platform are able to fight to become the dice king in Pirates War.

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“Really pleased” with Sea of Thieves PS5 sales, Microsoft

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After the recent port to PS5, Microsoft is “really pleased” with the overall sales and performance of Sea of Thieves. As a result, more people are playing the Xbox and PC versions as well. Matt Booty, president of game content and studios at Microsoft Gaming, said this:. He also said that the success of the series means it can grow and that more money should be spent on a Variety podcast interview.

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News spread before the port came out that Sea of Thieves was being used as a “key test” to see if more Xbox-only games would be ported to PS5, PS4, and Xbox One. In May 2024, the game was the best-selling PS Store game in both Europe and the US. It also did well in the weekly sales charts.

Aside from the four games that have already been ported to Xbox, nothing else has been officially confirmed. However, news reports say that a lot of exclusive games may be about to come to other platforms. Some say that PS5 games like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and a rumored remaster of Halo: Combat Evolved are all being thought about.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Most new games these days have some kind of photography feature, so it’s hard to remember a time before Photo Modes. Some developers don’t think it’s important for players to be able to take pictures right away, so the feature is added later. One great example of this is Alan Wake 2, which now has Photo Mode thanks to a new update that is now available.

If you look at the trailer above, you can see that you can really get creative with your photos by adding cool borders, overlays, and filters. We always like photo modes, where you can move different lights around in the scene. As the video shows, Remedy really lets you use your imagination with the different colors and lighting props.

 

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