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Do the names Call of Duty, Splinter Cell, or Ghost Recon ring a bell? All three of these games have one thing in common: military action. These games have been modernized and are becoming more popular as the years continue to move forward.
According to Corey Mead’s study of War Play, military games attract the life of the soldier in computerized combat. War Play explains the usage of government actions and have led society in education, from GPS and jet engines, to distant education as well as vocational learning.
The interesting fact about military games is that they have been in existence since 1960. Spacewar! was the first game created by graduate students from MIT who were funded by the Pentagon. In 1980, the first-person shooter Battlezone was created which made success in the game industry, which led to the infamous 3D shooter Doom in the 1990s. The reason why Doom was so successful was because it provided multiplayer interacting and its virtual reality based training.
As we witness wars rage on in modern society, the need for young soldiers continues to increase. This is how the military was able to attract the young generation. However, the downside of recruiting soldiers was the rise of psychological disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A simulator called Virtual Afghanistan helps soldiers confront traumatic events in a process called exposure therapy. This allows soldiers to rehabilitate their emotions and memories, and also gain an outlook from role-playing different characters.
Although improving the lifestyle of an American soldier is profound, the idea of becoming a soldier is reflected through military games. As these games continue to win fans, the gaming industry will always have a source to provide insight to various soldier scenarios. One thing is clear, the government will not stop recruiting soldiers.
However, the likelihood of military video games not being produced will not be a factor as long as it keeps its gamers entertained and satisfied.
Rust Devil Games’ first release, Zed or Alive: The Zombie Miniatures Game for Savage Worlds: Showdown! is finished and ready to be distributed via digital download. The next step in its release is a Kickstarter to raise funds for the initial run of the printed book.
Zed or Alive: The Zombie Miniatures Game is the first self-published title from Rust Devil Games, the team behind Pinnacle Entertainment’s Modern Ops for Savage Worlds: Showdown!. It is a campaign-based miniatures skirmish game set in the years following the zombie apocalypse. Players control one of several human group types, battling each other and the ever-present zombie menace to gain weapons, supplies, and dominance! Alternately, players may choose to play as a unique Virus Strain, gaining evolutionary material with every battle and evolving to become increasingly lethal!
Funding levels begin at just $5 for “Survivor” status, which garners backers the complete game pdf, while other levels will receive additional extras such as bonus setting packs for various locations around the globe,
figure flats, Zed or Alive playing cards, and, of course, the printed book.
Rust Devil Games is a proud supporter of all “Friendly Local Gaming Stores” and is pleased to offer a special, “brick-and-mortar” only reward level, allowing game stores to order multiple copies of the game and all accompanying extras. Additionally, shipping for retail backers will be prioritized so they get their products first!
Upper Deck Entertainment’s Latest Expansion for Legendary™, a Marvel Deck Building Game, features The Fantastic Four!
Carlsbad, CA – As more and more gamers get the chance to play Legendary™: A Marvel Deck Building Game, the interest in the game continues to rise. Recently Upper Deck Entertainment released the game’s first expansion called Dark City, which quickly became a favorite with fans. And now Upper Deck Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of an expansion set themed around The Fantastic Four. This expansion will include five new heroes, two new masterminds and four new game twisting schemes!
The Fantastic Four expansion set will now allow gamers to play with 950 cards and some amazing new art. All the art for the heroes was done by renowned artist Alé Garza. Joining The Fantastic Four in their quest to become “Legendary” is the Silver Surfer. They will certainly need his help as the team does battle with new Masterminds to the set; Mole Man and Galactus.
Marvel fans can find The Fantastic Four expansion set in stores now! The expansion set features 100 new playing cards and has a suggested retail price of $19.99. Die-hard fans have been able to see many of the cards in the set at various shows throughout the summer and the early consensus is, “Finally, we can play with The Fantastic Four and against Galactus!”
“The Fantastic Four are such important characters to the Marvel Universe, we felt they deserved a set of their own for Legendary™,” said Jason Brenner, Upper Deck’s entertainment brand manager. “We wanted to do the fans a service by making a character like Silver Surfer a playable hero while adding some new mechanics that speak directly to the team dynamic in The Fantastic Four. The end result will be a lot of fun not only for fans of the game, but new players as well.”
Play with or against friends in this “Fantastic” deck-building game from Upper Deck Entertainment!
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit www.upperdeck.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
For more information visit marvel.com.
Roleplaying in Paolo Parente’s DUSTUniverse!
Scheduled for Spring-Summer 2014, DUST Adventures will consist of a core rulebook and setting guide and will be followed by supplements and campaigns. The books will feature both new artwork as well as stunning photography of DUST miniatures.
The campaigns will also feature DUST Tactics and DUST Warfare missions allowing fans of the miniatures games and roleplayers alike to enjoy the DUST universe in new ways. The system being written for DUST Adventures draws heavily on the elegant systems of DUST Tactics, uses the same familiar dice, and aims to easily bring characters from DUST Tactics in to the roleplaying game or roleplaying characters in to your DUST Tactics or Warfare games.
Campaigns will explore the background behind the major events in the DUST universe as well as presenting new storylines for players. Allowing players to create heroes from the Allies, the SSU, or independent factions, the game system is designed for both first time roleplayers as well as offering advanced rules for experienced players.
Modiphius recently launched the Achtung! Cthulhu game line via Kickstarter and is producing a cross-over book called , which let’s players mix characters from both universe’s in a terrifying mission beyond their worlds. This book will be compatible with the DUST Adventures roleplaying game, DUST Tactics and DUST Warfare.
For more information on DUST Adventures please sign up on the official webpage: www.modiphius.com/dust-adventures.html where you can also join in with playtesting and development!
What might be one of Pathfinder Society’s greatest discoveries is also within the most dangerous region of the campaign setting: the demon-ravaged wasteland known as the Worldwound. As the Pathfinders mobilize to launch this perilous expedition, they find themselves harried by new enemies and old obligations when the demonic hordes threaten to spill out into the rest of the world.
Year of the Demon is the new season of Pathfinder Society, the world’s largest RPG Organized Play campaign! This year, the Pathfinder Society seeks out new allies to aid it in its greatest endeavor yet. Simultaneously, the society’s leaders of national and philosophical factions explore new opportunities, deal with the repercussions of their recent actions during the Year of the Risen Rune, and struggle to determine their roles in a changing world.
Pathfinder Society will run more than 100 Pathfinder RPG adventures in the Sagamore Ballroom all throughout Gen Con Indy. Check out the Siege of the Diamond City, Friday night’s 1000-player mega-event, and check out the society’s silent auction to benefit the Gen Con Indy 2013 charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Final Reminder: Event Registration Opens this Sunday
The time has almost arrived! Gen Con Indy 2013 is less than 90 days away, and Event Registration started Sunday, May 19, at noon (Eastern).
While Sunday is the kickoff for Event Registration, you may sign-up for events throughout the summer. Also, new events will be added to the listings, so be sure to check back periodically for updates.
Remember, to register for events, you must have a valid Gen Con Indy 2013 badge already in your account. You can get your badge at www.gencon.com.
Don’t Miss Out on the Final Hours of this Kickstarter
Gamers, Bill Cavalier wants to show you how to game the Dungeon Bastard way by taking the World’s WORST Dungeon Crawl and making it a KICKING GOOD time. His crowdfunding project is in its FINAL hours of funding (and is FUNDED!), so if you want to get a PDF, download or DVD of the event, head on over to Kickstarter.
Walter Koenig Named Second Media Guest of Honor
If you missed the news from earlier this week, Walter Koenig was named the second Gen Con Media Guest of Honor for 2013. Walter Koenig is a producer, director, writer, teacher, and actor who has portrayed not one, but two iconic characters for television, Alfred Bester on Babylon 5 and the role for which he is most famous, Pavel Chekov on the original Star Trek television show and seven subsequent feature films. Koenig will sign autographs in Gen Con’s Autograph Area on Thursday, August 15, and in the Mayfair Games booth on Friday, August 16. Help us welcome a sci-fi legend to Gen Con Indy 2013!
Trade Day Schedule Available for Review
Game industry insiders, hobby game retailers, educators, and librarians are invited to check out the most robust Trade Day schedule from the program’s seven-year history. The Wednesday event will feature more than 40 seminars across a variety of tracks on topics directly relevant to the art and science of the game industry.
Thus far, Trade Day attendance has nearly doubled year-over-year! If your business is understanding the game industry, the Gen Con team invites you to check out these informative events!
A Trade Day badge is required to attend this programming, and given that it is an industry focused event, you may be required to submit proof that you work in the game industry or are an active educator or librarian.
To learn more about Trade Day, click here.