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[PS3 Review] Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion

October 18, 2013 | | 6 Comments

The Magic 2014 Expansion adds many hours of new gameplay:

• Five new playable decks: Unlock 280 unique cards over multiple battles • New campaign levels: Battle through six new single-player campaign levels as you explore the planes of Ravnica and Kamigawa • Five new challenges: Fiendish puzzles test your strategic thinking

To see my review of the original game click here.

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[PS3 Review] Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers

August 8, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Ignite your spark with Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers!
With over 12 million fans, discover what makes Magic: The Gathering the world’s premier trading card game.
Become a Planeswalker and travel the planes of existence unleashing a torrent of spells and creatures to devastate your opponents. Prove yourself in combat against Chandra Nalaar—a fiercely independent Planeswalker with an affinity for fire and quick temper—then battle your way through the planes to face the mysterious villain trying to pull Chandra’s strings.

Explore the rich storyline of Magic 2014 and fire up your game:
• The best way to learn to play Magic: A detailed tutorial makes it easy to get started.
• Deck building: Open virtual booster packs of Magic cards to build decks and battle in single-player and multiplayer modes.
• Hours of game play: Discover 10 new decks, each with many new cards to unlock, plus campaigns to complete, encounters to overcome, and challenges to decipher.

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[PSN Review] Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, Deck Pack 1

November 27, 2012 | | 5 Comments

Wizards of the Coast and Stainless Games have released the first deck pack for Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. This expansion adds just two decks to the roster (bringing the total to seventeen, for those who are counting), but its price tag is a paltry $3 USD. Anticipating the next expansion for paper Magic (Gatecrash, due out February 1, 2013), this electronic pack adds decks that use color pairs that will be featured in Gatecrash: Boros (red and white) and Simic (green and blue). The new decks are fun, if rather expected, and they provide a cheap fix for more Magic on the PlayStation 3.

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[PSN Review] Duels of the Planeswalkers: DLC 1

September 25, 2012 | | 6 Comments

Wizards of the Coast released the first DLC expansion for their popular PSN title Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 on September 18, 2012. The expansion features five new two-colored decks, increasing the total number of decks available from ten to fifteen. So is the DLC worth your $5 USD? Let’s find out!

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Duels 2013 expansion announced

September 14, 2012 |

Wizards of the Coast has announced that the first DLC expansion for Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be released on September 19, 2012 (“give or take a day”). Hopefully, this means that the expansion drops with … Read More

[PS3 Review] Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

August 20, 2012 | | 10 Comments

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 (released to PSN on June 19, 2012) is Wizards of the Coast’s latest entry in what is apparently becoming a franchise with yearly sequels. As with Duels 2012, the game’s release teases the release of the latest Core Set of cards in the world of paper Magic. Duels is ultimately a casual introduction to Magic that is designed to increase the audience for the Magic universe at large. Full disclosure: Duels 2012 performed precisely that role for me. I am now an avid player of paper Magic with a large library of physical cards and a few tournaments under my belt.

So how does Duels 2013 stack up to its predecessors, Duels 2012 and Duels 2009? (Click for our reviews of both of the aforementioned games, as well as for the major D12 expansion and deck packs.) In a word, D13 continues Wizard’s tradition of improving on these casual video games, making D13 a great purchase. Those who are curious about the world of collectible card games should absolutely check out the game, and even long-time aficionados of Magic should have fun with it (though they might experience some frustration as well). Are you new to Magic? D13 might just be your “gateway drug” to a new addiction, just as D12 was a year or so ago for me!

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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Trailer

May 21, 2012 |

Wizards of the Coast has released a trailer for the next iteration of the popular Magic: The Gathering electronic game: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. Watch the video after the jump.

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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Announced

April 7, 2012 | | 7 Comments

Wizards of the Coast has announced that Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be released in the summer of 2012. It will allow you to manually tap lands for mana (at last!), and it will include support … Read More