‘Hearthstone’ expansion, The Grand Tournament, coming next month


Next month, the millions of people playing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will have new content to devour. Blizzard Entertainment revealed that The Grand Tournament, the game’s second expansion, will be released across multiple platforms worldwide in August. Players head to the Frozen North where the weather has improved and battle is welcomed. A festive gameboard is included, too, showcasing the landscape of the tournament.

The expansion comes with 132 new cards covering spells, weapons, and characters. All of them, unsurprisingly, will come at a cost. Either use in-game gold or have a credit/debit card at the ready. Pricing will be the same as other Hearthstone card packs.

Hit the break for the trailer.

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Games designed for the Neo Geo are featured in new Humble Mobile Bundle


The newest Humble Mobile Bundle that went live earlier today features games that were originally designed for SNK’s Neo Geo hardware. Although the Neo Geo brand has remained inactive longer than a decade, its owner has decided to port titles to mobile devices. Donations for this edition of Humble Mobile Bundle will benefit SNK Playmore, the American Red Cross, and the team operating Humble Bundle. There have already been more than 8,000 bundles sold, benefiting each of those three organizations in a way designated by donors.

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Telltale Games’ fifth episode of its ‘Game of Thrones’ series coming on July 23


The fifth season of Game of Thrones came to an end last month and people are now left waiting until Spring 2016 for anything new. But that’s only for the television series. Telltale Games has a video game series of its own for the wildly popular franchise and the fifth episode is coming next week. On July 23, the developer will release A Nest of Vipers for Android devices.

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Comcast partners with EA to release XFINITY Games platform

Screenshot 2015-07-14 14.35.05Comcast has partnered up with the giant video game publisher EA to bring some gaming titles to Comcast’s X1 platform. This partnership has lead to a new service called XFINITY Games that’s launching in beta today that will allow you to play video games on your TV using your phone or tablet.

The service streams games over the internet to X1 set-top boxes and utilizes smart devices as a controller, so customers won’t need any extra equipment. Read more

Twitch updated with “Pop Out” video to watch videos anywhere on your device

Twitch-pop-outLive video game streaming service Twitch has updated their app with a new feature they call “Pop Out”. Similar to Samsung’s video player you can select a video and hit “Pop Out” to allow the video to leave the app and continue playing overtop of any other apps. This allows you to continue to watch your favorite gaming stream while still checking emails, texting, or anything else you need to do.

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Layoffs, studio shutdown in order at Gameloft in New York City


Gameloft has released a massive amount of games over the years for mobile devices, allowing people to believe that the mobile developer and publisher’s success has been unscathed. Really, you cannot possible say that you’ve never played a game from Gameloft. A new report, which has seemingly been confirmed internally, claims that the company will be laying off workers and closing its New York City studio.

There was not a reason provided for the unfortunate decision but we can only guess it was due to the rising cost of development.

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