Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

PC, PS3, XB360 / Strategy / Release: Jun 15, 2011 / ESRB: U

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Xbox limitations led to annual Magic: The Gathering games

Xbox limitations led to annual Magic: The Gathering games

Magic: The Gathering hit the Xbox 360 and PC with Duels of the Planeswalkers, only to be followed a year later by DotP 2012 on multiple platforms, and now the upcoming DotP 2013. So why is a customizable card game, which is based around adding parts, getting annualized as full, separate games? According to developer Stainless Games, it has a lot to do with Microsoft's policies on Xbox Live Arcade games.

Read more: Planned to 'make a game and just carry on releasing DLC' »

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Magic: The Gathering DLC launches with Steam sale

Magic: The Gathering DLC launches with Steam sale

To celebrate the launch of Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012's new downloadable content expansion, imaginatively dubbed 'Expansion,' Steam's running a 50% discount which sees the base game down to only $4.99.

Read more: "Sneak-preview" cards and more in the expansion »

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Shuggy, Magic: The Gathering on XBLA this week

Shuggy, Magic: The Gathering on XBLA this week

Way back in 2007, Microsoft launched the inaugural Dream Build Play contest for games built with its XNA tools. This week, one of that year's finalists, The Adventures of Shuggy, finally arrives on Xbox Live Arcade.

Shuggy's a gem-collecting platformer with numerous bonus mechanics in certain levels, including rotating the screen, teleporation, and time travel. Over 100 levels are included for your platforming pleasure, plus an online head-to-head mode, a turn-based two-player challenge mode, and two-player co-op levels. Read more »

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PlayStation Store offers El Shaddai demo, DLC sales

PlayStation Store offers El Shaddai demo, DLC sales

E3 hasn't stopped the march of the PlayStation Store update, and now that it's back, the marketplace is getting pretty hefty loads of content.

New demos include El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron and Dungeon Siege 3. New game downloads featured this week include New Adventure Island and Soldier Blade for $5.99 each, and the fourth episode of Back to the Future. Read more »

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Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers sequel announced

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers sequel announced

A sequel to Stainless Games' Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers, a fine downloadable adaptation of the collectible card game, has been announced for a summer release by creator and publisher Wizards of the Coast.

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, as it's called, will be released for download on PC via Steam, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3. It'll bring new decks, puzzle challenges and Planeswalkers to beat, along with a new multiplayer mode named Archenemy. The mode, originally created for the cardboard edition, sees up to three players working together to take down a powerful AI opponent. Read more »

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