Are you looking to break into the gaming industry? Well, Modiphius Entertainment is looking to hire Junior Game Developers as well as a Marketing Manager. If you think you'd fit well with either of those spots, send in your CV.
By now, you've probably heard the news (or perhaps your teenager told you?): Gaming giant Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) is splitting up with one of its most popular game producers, Bungie.
In a terse statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, Activision reported that, henceforth, Bungie will "assume full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise," once one of the most popular video games on the market. "Going forward," said Activision, "Bungie will own and develop the franchise."
Investors clearly didn't like the news, with Activision stock falling as much as 13% in Friday morning trading and no fewer than six separate analysts cutting their price targets on Activision stock in response.
Check out the trailer below. The Punisher season 2—which also stars Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Floriana Lima, and Giorgia Whigham—hits Netflix on January 18.
From the announcement:
Since I founded Fantasy Flight some 23-plus years ago, I’ve had the great honor to work in the business of publishing tabletop games. During that time, I’ve met hundreds and hundreds of wonderful people in the tabletop industry: colleagues, suppliers, retailers, distributors, and many more.
As I sit here in my office on this last day of the year, on this last day of my tenure at FFG/Asmodee, my thoughts are of appreciation to you, the player, who made this place and this great life possible.
Thank you for bringing home our "stories and dreams in boxes" and for making them your own.
Thank you for your suggestions, for your passion, and for the voices of encouragement.
Thank you for your patronage. Thank you for playing.
With my shelves empty, walls naked, boxes packed, I leave now humbled and grateful for my journey with FFG.
I don’t turn off the light behind me, for those that remain will carry on the fantasy flight. In every respect they are the most amazing and experienced crew of game makers I could ever have hoped to gather in the same place. I sincerely hope that you’ll extend to them the same trust and patronage as you did to FFG during my time. Personally, I cannot wait to see what they will do and play what they will make.
As for me, I’ll see what lies behind that bend in the road just ahead. I hear that new stories and dreams are found there.
Christian T. Petersen
Blood Rage Digital will be the next Flash Kickstarter campaign by CMON. Featuring Multiplayer and Solo options, the core game as well as many expansions, a customizable AI that can be used to introduce new players to the game or challenge the most strategic Vikings out there, and graphics that will put you in the middle of a war at the end of days, Blood Rage Digital is perfect for any fan of the Eric M. Lang original masterpiece. If that is not enough to get your Norse spirits fired up, this short campaign will also offer a few amazing promos, like new versions of the four exclusive Monsters only seen in the original Blood Rage Kickstarter, and the all-new Stag Clan!
Sharpen your axes, assemble your clan, and call on the services of some mythological beasts! Stay tuned for more information as the call to battle approaches!
The first thing we noticed on the Boards and Bits Traveler was the weight. The bag empty weighs over 5 lbs. A closer look reveals why, as the thought and design of this bag is truly amazing. The entire bag is reinforced with foam and rigid PVC board on all six sides. A rigid interior padded divider guarantees separation of boards and bits and prevents warping of boards. We found the inner compartment able to hold an amazing amount of games.
Airplanes - The bag is within guidelines for carry on luggage and easily fits extra travel items.
Conventions - Great storage protection to and from the gaming area.
Road Trips - Take your favorite games to family events and Holidays.
Game Nights - An easy solution to take multiple games in one bag to all your club events
The Board & Bits Traveler far exceeded my expectations. The size, construction and design make this the perfect bag for all your gaming travel. I have two events left this year with BGG-Con and PAX Unplugged in the next 30 days and this is my "go to" carry on for both. If you see me at either convention, you can see the bag first hand.
I encourage you to visit Spielgeek (https://spielgeek.com/boards-and-bits-traveler) and check out this bag further. Steve has done a great job and we look forward to his next project in gaming storage and travel!
(Disclosure: the manufacturer provided a sample to Gamechefs, but had no editorial input into this review)
FLASHFORGE Finder 3D Printer
So, you want to print some mini's for tabletop or some tabletop terrain for the club? How about a fidget spinner for your co-worker or a toy for the kids? Here is you answer for an entry level 3D Printer with a budget price point, compact footprint, and some features of the more expensive competition.
Meet the new kid on the block. the user-friendly, home-friendly, and wallet-friendly 3D printer from FlashForge is ready to play. Loaded with easy-to-use features, and designed to be at home in kids rooms and classrooms, the new FlashForge Finder is the first choice for 3D printing novices and educators. Beginners benefit from the slide-in build plate, assisted bed-leveling, and intuitive color touchscreen. And parents and teachers appreciate its quiet and safe operation. The Finder uses only non-toxic PLA, and the heated components are safely encased. The creative world of 3D printing awaits, and the FlashForge Finder is here to show you the way.
Here is a example of the Features:
Slide-in build plate. Easier 3D prints removalSlide-in build plate allows you to draw it out of the printer and then remove the finished 3D prints more easily. At same time, it can minimize damages or offsets to the build plate.
Intelligent assisted leveling system. More precise and easier calibrationFinder features an intuitive calibration detection system to assist leveling. You are directed to tighten or loosen leveling screws until a beeper barely sounds, then it detects the distance between nozzle and build plate to verify whether your leveling is at the right position. Once the first location is leveled, you’re directed to next two screw locations accordingly with same operation. In this whole process, you’re well instructed with clear messages on the touchscreen display. And all of these make calibration much easier and more precise than before.
Quiet during operationFinder is equipped with super quiet printing design, the sound of operation is low to 50 decibels, provides a quiet printing experience for colleague and family!
2nd Generation Wireless connection. More stable.Finder features the 2nd generation Wi-Fi connection with more stable wireless file transmission. And now you can send 3D files from your computer to Finder 8GB memory with your own Wi-Fi network under AP or STA modes.
Colorful Cloud experiencesFinder supports 3D Cloud function. 3D Cloud not only allow you to store, edit, share and printing status checking online, but also provides you a massive model database.
Here is a list of the items that come in the box:
Quick start guide
After-sales service card
Filament guide tube
Tool bag(Contains 2×Allen wrench, Wrench, Screwdriver, Unclogging pin tool, PTFE tube, Grease)
Finder 3D Printer
1 roll of 300g PLA filament, color randomly selected
The price point as of this article is about $299 and is on my Christmas list this year! Maybe I can 3D print the printer itself and return the original...lol
While I am quite connected to many players in the gaming world, both video and tabletop, I ran into a bit of lag a few years ago. As many of you know, I moved to a small town 4 years ago. I was able to secure the lower level and lower deck of the new house (with my wife's permission of course) and promptly set up my office, my gaming room and studio, and lastly, enough storage for my geek & grognard items as well as the online store. Within the first month I noticed that my change of geographical location left me without a close proximity to any gamers I know or stores I am used to frequenting. What I needed was a way to connect to stores, events, clubs and gamers close to me. What I needed was the Gamefor App. (I just wish they would have released it four years ago)
The Gamefor App, which is available for Android & iOS, helps you find stores, tabletop events, players and more, all within a customizable distance. Each of these search variables yields a result that can be expanded upon. Users can signup within the app and from there, can find new and existing stores in the database. Another feature allows players to add or search for clubs which can help you find games and gamers with similar interests.. You can also add your profile to a search area so fellow gamers can find you by the games and game types you would like to play. A new feature lets you tag #iamgamefor on social media and the developers might add your photo's on your account. The App supports all tabletop gaming such as Roleplaying Games, Board Games, Collectable card games, tabletop wargaming and more.
If you are a store owner, it gets even better. You can make an account online, go through a simple verification process, and directly connect to you customer base. It will give you insights such as creating a window of what gaming enthusiasts are playing in your area and help traveling gamers find your store easily. You can set up store events to attract more players to your venue and use it to organize their gaming.
You can find the developers attending several conventions this year and next as they introduce the Gamefor App directly to gamers. The company also has a very responsive support team, answering questions and inquiries via email. A member of the Support team for Gamefor is none other than Atom Smasher from Tabletop Minions. Uncle Atom regularly mentions the App on his weekly YouTube show as well as his bi-weekly livestream on YouTube. The Principal and Co-Founders of Gamefor are Jason Stephenson formally of ZyQuest and Matthew Ridley.
The Gamefor App was developed by Milk Can LLC which is a Software Development and Design Studio specializing in custom mobile apps and software. The developers and staff are all tabletop gamers themselves and it shows in the unique design of the application.
So, click the picture below to download the app and let the world know what your "Gamefor" today. Who knows, maybe you will find a game or event hosted by myself or even Uncle Atom!