Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three, all of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form, especially since the worldwide success of The Lord of the Rings and related books by J. R. R. Tolkien.
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    • Wot I Think: Dragon Age – Inquisition

      By Adam Smith on November 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Dragon Age: Inquisition might just be my favourite game released this year. Considering my expectations and relationship with recent BioWare games, that’s about as likely as Saturday night’s soggy kebab being my favourite meal of the year. I’ve spent almost sixty hours uncovering as much of Inquisition’s enormous open world an ...

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    • Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition

      Dragon Age II felt like a great action game that was outsourced to a lesser developer. It lacked the polish BioWare typically puts into its titles, and almost the entire affair felt like a gigantic step back from everything Origins had established. What was once a promising franchise that reminded me of the glory days of RPGs such as Baldur's Gate became a shadow of its forme ...

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  • Telltale's Game of Thrones launches on December 2

    … familiar to fans of the series including King's Landing and The Wall. Events in the game will take place between the end of season three and the beginning of season five of the popular HBO TV show, which is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels. Scattered across the continents of Westeros and Essos…

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  • Not An Adventure Game: Witcher Adventure Game On PC

    … By Alice O'Connor on November 28th, 2014 at 8:00 am. To recap: CD Projekt RED’s RPG series The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s short stories and novels. The Witcher Adventure Game is a monster-hunting board game adaptation made by CDPR with Fantasy Flight Games, which was also being made into a virtual board game by Can Explode. Both…

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  • Dreamfall Chapters – Book Two Announcement Trailer

    … Dreamfall Chapters – Book Two Announcement Trailer by Isaiah on November 27, 2014 Here we have the announcement trailer for Dreamfall Chapters’ upcoming Book Two ‘Dreamfall Chapters: Rebels’, which is the next episode in its epic adventure series. Set in two parallel universes: Stark, a cyberpunk future Earth and Arcadia, its magical fantasy… 2 readers -
  • Shadowrun Returns will be getting a sequel called Dragonfall next week

    … onto Android and iOS at the same time next week for mobile gamers to dig into. For those of you not familiar with the Shadowrun world, this is basically a blending of fantasy and cyberpunk meshed together into an RPG. Originally Dragonfall was released as an expansion to Shadowrun but since it has been developed for digital gaming, it has become…

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  • Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Nov. 27)

    … around in a closed arena and bump into enemies to inflict damage. This basic game mechanic and the 3D component seem to be inspired by Slingshot Braves, the title from Colopl (3668). Screenshot: ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Sega Networks / Sega (6460) Squads – Saikyou No Kizuna スカッズ ~最凶の絆~ (iOS/Android) – fall 2014 Genre…

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  • Freeware Garden: Dungeon Heroes

    … tries a few different things. It lets you, for example, transmute your weapons, spells and potions into new, stronger weapons, spells and potions by combining them with runes and each other, thus adding another strategic level. But, let’s be honest. What really makes Dungeon Heroes stand out is the fact that it is a new, tile-based, fantasy CRPG that’s improbably freeware. We don’t get to see those very often and this one easily stands up to the games that so obviously inspired it. …

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  • The Steam Exploration Sale Has Begun!

    … Not so long after the Autumn sale, Steam have decided to give European gamers the chance to celebrate Black Friday in its own way, with something called an Exploration Sale. Exploring what, you may ask and the answer is probably the bottom of your wallet for some extra cash to throw at the great offers In the next six days, Steam are slashing…

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  • The 12 Best Games on the 3DS

    … novel, Dual Destinies tells the tale of defense attorney Phoenix Wright and his can-do subordinates Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes as they embark upon zany adventures in the name of justice. The new game is a great entry point for the series, as knowledge of past games isn't required, though there are still plenty of fun callbacks for longtime fans…

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  • Be a Polite, Friendly Real World Hero in Emergency 5

    … rescue gear and save the city. Emergency 5 is on the way. Emergency 5 puts you in the heavy boots of the officer in charge in a variety of disasters that have beset your virtual city. Work as an EMT, a firefighter or a police officer as you save people from ten major events and 50 incidents in three unique locations based on real world cities (Berlin…

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  • Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #3 – Iron Bull’s Nipples*

    … By Alec Meer on November 25th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Continuing my Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Earlier chapters here, and once again there are spoilers of a sort. I haven’t been super-impressed by my battlechums to date. Whenever I talk to Cassandra I feel as though she’s forever on the cusp of admonishing me for being late with my homework…

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  • Five Excellent Anime That Have Returned For Fall 2014

    … of the crop. Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (Part 1) Currently at: Episode 7 (of 12) Genre: Modern Fantasy, Fighting Non-Spoiler Plot Summary: Shiro Emiya is well-known as the handyman around his high school—able to fix almost anything because of his secret magical powers. Rin Tosaka is a model student at the same school and secretly heir…

    Richard Eisenbeis/ Kotaku- 1 readers -
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