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Obsidian Entertainment Announces Pillars of Eternity

pillarsObsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic IISouth Park: The Stick of Truthand the Kickstarter funded Pillars of Eternityannounced today they are entering into a partnership with Zero Radius Games to launch the upcoming card game, Pillars of Eternity – Lords of the Eastern Reach.

Developed by Zero Radius Games, Pillars of Eternity – Lords of the Eastern Reach, is a multi-player card game designed by veteran game designer Chris Taylor (Lead Designer Fallout 1) along with Obsidian’s own Scott Everts and John Lewis.  Featuring characters, locations, and items from the popular Pillars of Eternitycomputer RPG, Lords of the Eastern Reach if a fast competitive game set in the unique world of Eora.

“We are hugely excited to bring Pillars of Eternity to board and card gamers like us” said CEO Feargus Urquhart.  “Using Kickstarter to fund the Pillars of Eternitycomputer game has allowed us not only to deliver an amazing electronic experience, but now let’s us expand the Pillars of Eternity universe with new and different games.”

“Having been friends and colleagues with the team at Obsidian, partnering with them for this project is natural fit”, said Designer Chris Taylor.

Pillars of Eternity -Lords of the Eastern Reach is now available on Kickstarter.

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20% off all Hope & Glory products for a limited time

Hope&Glory

 

Hope & Glory are a British coffee company set up by coffee lovers, in rural North Lincolnshire. Specialising in postal delivery of specialists coffee’s to suit even the most fastidious palates.

For a limited time (until 28th July 2015) you can grab yourself some awesome Hope & Glory coffee with an bean crunching 20% off! Check out the Hope & Glory website using this link to grab your favourite coffee with your discount.

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Seasun Entertainment Opens North American Office

Relics of GodsSeasun Entertainment, one of the top game developers in China, today announced the establishment of operations in North America with the opening of Seasun Games, in San Mateo, California. This new U.S. subsidiary demonstrates Seasun Entertainment’s Western initiative as part of its larger globalization strategy.

As the first expansion into the west, Seasun Games will focus primarily on bringing the exciting mobile gaming experiences from Seasun Entertainment to new audiences. In addition to strategically prioritizing mobile games, Seasun Entertainment will also focus on game development and game publishing, as well as making investments in small- and medium-sized game studios worldwide.
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Smile release TextExpander 5 for Mac, iPad and iPhone

TextExpander5Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone, has released TextExpander 5, a major upgrade to the popular Mac typing shortcut tool. TextExpander 5 helps you type faster by making suggestions of frequently typed phrases to abbreviate and save time. It also helps to remind you of forgotten snippets as you type.

Pick how to sync your snippets by using any sync folder on your Mac. This includes iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other sync folders. (more…)

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Cortana coming to iOS

Move over Siri, competition is on its way…. Apple fan boys the world over scoff at the Cortana commercials, standing by their trust Siri personal assistant… Perhaps not for much longer?

Roumer has it Cortana is making its way to iOS and Android devices! Albeit in somewhat a restricted incarnation.. For obvious reasons, the hands free “Hey Cortana” activation will not work on iOS devices. Also launching applications on either Android or iOS via voice commands will not be supported!

However, Cortana on all OS’s will use and in fact sync Cortana’s notebook. Meaning all your Cortana interactions should be seamless regardless of OS.

Cortana should have hit the respective app stores by the end of June this year.

It would be interesting to see what the take up is like on both OS’s – or, if the owners decide to stay true to the grandfather of assistance.

You can read more about this over at Microsoft’s Blog

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