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Archive for December 5th, 2012


Become a Word Wizard: Spellwood Releases on Android and iOS

How many points would a Word Wizard score in Spellwood if a Word Wizard spelled ‘Spellwood’? None. You’d score none points, because ‘Spellwood’ is not a real word. But it is a real game: would-be wizards, behold! ‘Spellwood’, from the crafty Spellomancers at Three Rings — spellers of fine words (and developers of the games behind them) Spiral Knights and Puzzle Pirates — is now available on Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets, and iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — featuring support for iPhone 5’s increased screen size. The game is available now for $1.99:


Spellwood pits you against friends or — in a key feature — against the game itself in a clever single-player campaign. The game is a Scrabble-style word game: you’re given point-scoring tiles and build words to score points, which gradually knock out the opposing player. The game clears off the clutter of extra words every turn, keeping your strategy focused on the word-at-hand, as you hone your word-crafting abilities and plot to out-spell your opponent — special tiles give you bonus points or restore your health, giving the game an extra bit of strategic flavor.


Being able to play in single player mode is one of the key features: while you will still be able to challenge friends in one-on-one competition, you can now unleash your word wizardry at whatever pace you like, anytime and anywhere: single player mode will guide you through the mysterious towers of Spellwood Academy, as you hone your wits to fend off over 90 adversaries with different levels and styles of play. Friends and family can play together through Game Center or Facebook Connect. Meanwhile, multiple game modes and in-game items that do things like restore health or even change the size of of the playing field help keep the game lively and varied. Find out more at or check out the below trailer: YouTube Preview Image


Total War: Rome II – First Playable Faction Revealed

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The new Total War Wiki now offers gamers a glimpse of the historical factions that will be playable in Total War: ROME II. The first faction to be revealed is Rome itself, and will be followed by all others in the coming weeks and months.

Featuring maps showing each faction’s starting position, plus information on its military, political and civic strengths and vivid depictions of its armies in battle, the Total War™: ROME II Faction Hub is an essential destination for Total War™ fans. Each faction within the game offer greater richness, depth and variety than any previous Total War™ title to date, and brings the ancient world to life like never before. The distinctions between cultures aren’t simply cosmetic; each offers a fundamentally different style of play.

Total War: Rome II

Representing key powers within the Greco-Roman, Barbarian, and Eastern cultures, every faction features its own agents and political system, and three tech trees representing civic, military and engineering disciplines. Each will have its own dilemmas to face and different styles of army to manage. Certain factions – such as Rome – are split into a number of playable families, which bring further unique benefits to their base faction traits.

The faction hub will be updated regularly with new faction information. Keep tabs on the Total War Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for future updates and announcements.