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Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Today Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance was announced as an Xbox Game Pass game at launch. This means that, all told, the game will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows 10 PC, and on every platform supported with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) through Xbox Game Pass. It'll all be happening on June 22, 2021 - and it'll all be cross-platform cross-play on day 1, launch day.

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance gets a surprise re-release this week

Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance gets a surprise re-release this week

Earlier this year, Wizard of the Coast announced that it's returning to the Dark Alliance series after almost two decades. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and its sequel were originally released for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube back in the early 2000s, and though this new Dark Alliance game will swap out the Baldur's Gate name in exchange for Dungeons & Dragons branding, it'll still offer similar action RPG gameplay. Before Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance launches in June, however, it seems we'll be revisiting the past.

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Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair cards break all borders with psychedelic visuals

Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair cards break all borders with psychedelic visuals

If you're looking for the most fantastical Magic: The Gathering cards to ever appear outside of Unglued... here they are. This is a new Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair set called "Our Show Is On Friday, Can You Make It?" This set expands upon and twists apart the standard layout for Magic cards in general. In these five cards, you'll be forgiven if you don't recognize that they are, in fact, Magic cards from the start.

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Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair Strixhaven set hits the frame

Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair Strixhaven set hits the frame

Today we're taking a peek at a pair of Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair drops, the first of which is butting up against the frame with Strixhaven. The second - which you'll see this afternoon - blasts the frame into bits. The Strixhaven set looks like the game element designers dove in to holy magic stained glass windows and tore them asunder, making way for the next level.

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Magic The Gathering Arena released for iOS, Android: Hearthstone has a challenger

Magic The Gathering Arena released for iOS, Android: Hearthstone has a challenger

At long last, Magic: The Gathering can be played on almost any touchscreen device or gadget you have in your possession. Magic: The Gathering (aka Magic cards) from Wizards of the Coast (a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., is now prepared to appear on your smartphone or tablet with Magic: The Gathering Arena. This game was previously available on desktop machines, and is now ready to roll on Android and iOS.

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Magic: The Gathering Arena launches for all on Android, iOS

Magic: The Gathering Arena launches for all on Android, iOS

Although still going strong with a loyal following, collectible card games aren't as big as they were decades ago. The games have also had trouble adjusting to the digital world and not for a lack of trying. Only a few of its kind have made it big on PCs and mobile but that's not stopping one of the biggest names in that genre from making an even bigger play by taking Magic: The Gathering Arena available to all mobile devices this week.

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Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond sets mix-up Lord of the Rings, Warhammer 40K

Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond sets mix-up Lord of the Rings, Warhammer 40K

Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro revealed a major bit of news this week with a pair of new card sets. Both exist in a line that'll be called Universes Beyond. Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond will begin with a set for Lord of the Rings, and another set for Warhammer 40K. This could be amazingly fun and entertaining, or it could be the beginning of the end for the game.*

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Pokemon TCG card reprints aren’t new

Pokemon TCG card reprints aren’t new

This isn't the first time Pokemon TCG (trading card game) cards have needed to be reprinted. This isn't even the first time Pokemon card sets have been printed beyond their original run in recent years. Since the dawn of the trading card game, Pokemon cards have appeared limited edition at the same time as they've been widely available around the world - that's the dance both Wizards of the Coast and The Pokemon Company International have been dancing for the past two decades.

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Magic: The Gathering Smitten Secret Lair February goes from Brutal to Lisa Frank

Magic: The Gathering Smitten Secret Lair February goes from Brutal to Lisa Frank

Today the folks at Wizards of the Coast revealed a new set of cards - or several sets of cards, as it were. The big multi-drop is called a Secret Lair Superdrop, and it's aimed at the month of February, 2021. In the mix are a set of faeries, Valentine's Day, a few full-art basic lands, and a pair of Kaldheim "showcase" packs.

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A Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus just sold for a truly ridiculous amount of money

A Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus just sold for a truly ridiculous amount of money

The world of trading card games may have seen a huge spike in interest in recent months, but long before YouTubers and Twitch streamers started opening boxes of Pokemon trading cards in the hope of striking it big, one vintage Magic: The Gathering card was the darling of collectors. We're talking, of course, about Black Lotus - more specifically, the Black Lotus that was released as part of Magic's original Alpha set.

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Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

Blastoise just beat Charizard as the most valuable Pokemon Card ever made

We've seen an 1st Edition Gem Mint Charizard Pokemon Card sell for over two hundred thousand dollars. That's a card that was sold to the public, available in packs of cards you could purchase at your local sports card and Magic: The Gathering card game shop. It wasn't easy to get, but it was realistically attainable (if you had the cash back then). A 1st Edition Charizard has traditionally been the most sought-after card in the entire series. As of January of 2021, a different card supplanted the dragon.

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Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross Magic: The Gathering cards remind us everything will be OK

Bob Ross art can now be found on Magic cards. That's Magic: The Gathering, the collectable card game, and Bob Ross, the painter. Ross' artwork is included in a new box set of land cards in limited edition box sets, foil and non-foil. What better way to celebrate the passing of the year 2020 than with 10 land cards with artwork from The Happy One?

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