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Memesys Studios Announces Sequel To SHASN, The Blockbuster Board Game!

SHASN, the epic political strategy board game, made headlines when it was released two years ago. SHASN became a breakout success after launching on Kickstarter, raising over half a million dollars and selling copies around the world. It has been frequently touted as the most successful contemporary Indian board game, the biggest of its kind since Chess. SHASN has sold over 6000 copies and has player bases in over 60 countries. In SHASN, players take on the role of politicians as they answer tough policy questions, manage resources, influence voters, and outmaneuver each other to secure power. SHASN was designed by Zain Memon, now recognised as the leading authority in game design out of India. “SHASN managed to introduce a lot of players to the exciting world of modern tabletop games. Our...

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Out Now on PC

Owlcat Games and META Publishing are excited to announce that Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is now available for PC on all major digital stores including Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is an epic new RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker, which sold 1 million copies worldwide. Following the official announcement of the game on December 4th, 2019, the sequel garnered an outstanding $2 million in pledged support on Kickstarter. Watch the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous official launch here: “We have been gathering community feedback very carefully in the development of Wrath of the Righteous,” says creative director Alexander Mishulin. “Their support has helped us expand the original scope of the game and create t...

AMD RX 6700 XT High Performance Build Overview

When tasked with building a high-performance gaming rig for a premium 1440p experience, we decided to go all AMD, thanks to the wide range of consumer friendly products available in the market, especially when it comes to price-performance ratio. So, today we’re going to show off our build with some gaming benchmarks to showcase what it’s really capable of. Buckle up, because this will be a good one. Build Specs CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600X RAM HyperX Fury 16GB DD4 3200 MHz GPU AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Storage 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD Power Supply DeepCool 750W 80+ Gold Modular Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Carbon Pro AC Cabinet Silverstone Seta A1 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X With 6 cores and 12  threads, the Ryzen 5 5600X is hands down the best gaming CPU available in the market right now. If you d...

A Total War Saga: Troy Mythos Expansion Comes September 2nd

The battle for Troy cannot be waged by man alone. In distant corners of the realm there are whispers of three ancient behemoths: A winged calamity reigning terror. A slithering serpent with many heads. A beast prowling the abyss. Track them, harness them and turn the tide of war. Experience MYTHOS Within the MYTHOS content Pack for A Total War Saga: TROY players can experience the Trojan War in all its mythological glory. Create your own odyssey and embark on one of three new expeditions to track, fight and tame legendary beasts and unleash them upon your enemies: the Cerberus – a vicious hound of Hades that guards the abyss, the Griffin – a deadly master of the skies, and the Hydra – a nine-headed serpent spreading poison and madness. Spill blood in epic theatres of war whilst comma...

Commemorate 20 Years of Halo with an Xbox Series X – Halo Infinite Limited Edition and More

Today at gamescom Opening Night Live, Xbox and 343 Industries revealed two limited edition pieces of hardware – Xbox Series X – Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle and the Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2 launching on November 15 2021 in celebration of Halo’s 20th anniversary. These two devices will be joined by additional hardware from our partners at Seagate and Razer to help us celebrate 20 years of this iconic franchise in the lead up to the launch of Halo Infinite on December 8, 2021. Xbox Series X – Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle Celebrate Halo’s 20th anniversary and the upcoming launch of Halo Infinite with this custom designed, first-ever Limited Edition Xbox Series X. This design was inspired by the expansive Halo universe and is wrapped with dark metallic panel...

Psychonauts 2 – Review

RATING – 9/10 Psychonauts 2 follows the events of the first game directly, where Raz is now officially an intern with the Psychonauts organization. Since the first game came out in 2005, we’d highly suggest playing that first. But if you can’t, there’s a nice little recap that will get both new and old players up to speed. During the course of the  game, Raz will find himself infiltrating other characters’ minds, where we’ll experience both impressive and disruptive scenarios. These minds are levels filled with a huge array of diverse puzzles, both making use of abilities from the original game and then some new ones. Then there are all of the other mini-games, which make Psychonauts 2 so diverse. There will be numerous enemies, and we will learn to use ...

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut – Review

Score – 9/10 Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima was the perfect send off for the PS4. It was one of the last games for the last console generation, and quite a memorable one at that. With a beautiful world, memorable characters and its unique approach to the open-world exploration, it rightfully stood out from the crowd of other big open-world titles. More than that, it was a testimony to the power of the PS4, and Sony’s dedication to the games and studios under its wings. With time, the studio has added more content to keep the players coming back, including a free co-op mode called The Legends. In addition to the impeccable single-player mode, players can enjoy Ghost of Tsushima with their friends as well. And now, we have the Director’s Cut, the rightful treatment ...

Shasn Board Game – Review

When me and my friends first sat down to play Shasn, all we knew were two things: 1. It looked like a pretty complex board game 2. It’s heavily influenced by today’s political scenario What we didn’t realize at the time was how well Shasn tied politics into the moment to moment decision making in the game and pushed players to express political ideas in way that elevated Shasn from being just a board game. As with any board game, the first thing is learning it. Shasn comes with a rule book that lays it out for you, but you will be reading and re-reading a bit to get the hang of it. The best way to learn fastest is to just play a round, though it might get frustrating to other players, most of whom are just looking to make progress. I spent an afternoon alone figuring some...

We’ve Been Playing Shasn – A Political Board Game!

SHASN is a multiplayer strategy board game where every player takes on the role of a politician in the midst of a political campaign. With each turn, players must draw a card and take stands on divisive and urgent political issues. These choices will help them gather resources to influence voters or purchase strategic powers. Players can build diverse Ideologies with every policy decision, to best reflect their beliefs and play style. Building a single political ideology will allow them to unlock powers that can help cement their own positions or destabilize opponents. As they progress in the game, players must choose between sticking to their ideals or molding them as per their needs. In a game of trading, coercion, and strategy, players must do whatever it takes to survive and dominate. ...

Shasn, Political Strategy Board Game, Is Available Now For Indian Audiences

In 2019, 3,734 successful campaigns ran on Kickstarter in the gaming category, raising more than $219 million. Of these 3,734 campaigns, there was one campaign from India that contributed to this number significantly. This campaign was SHASN – The Political Strategy Board Game, which raised over half a million dollars through crowdfunding alone. SHASN comes from a first-time creator from India, Zain Memon. Zain took the opportunity and the chance of bringing a strategic political board game to an audience that otherwise averts from engaging with politics. Witnessing successful Kickstarter campaigns from India is not a frequent experience. The SHASN team had all the odds stacked against them, yet they managed to prevail over these obstacles and pull off a historic, crowdfunding succes...

Hood: Outlaws & Legends – Review

Okay, with almost 50 hours in, it’s review time. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way – the PC version is a port and isn’t designed with the core PC experience in mind. A lot of the problems I see with this game derive from the PC port – most core points are good (detailed below), but the QoL is severely lacking. Hopefully most of the majors problems should be fixed with the incoming patches. Before throwing a bulletpoint and call it a day, I’ll need to address some things first. This game is hard and unforgiving. I’ve heard people compare Hood to Hunt:Showdown. And… to a point, yes. The core gameplay is somewhat close – you’re a team of 3/4 competing against other players and zombies/guards to extract something valuable. B...

Plunge Into Subnautica: Below Zero Today

Unknown Worlds Entertainment has released the highly anticipated sequel Subnautica: Below Zero for players worldwide to brave the cold and dive into life on Planet 4546B. Subnautica: Below Zero is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe that will drop players into a freezing underwater adventure, set after the events of the original Subnautica. Below Zero challenges players to survive the icy biomes of an alien planet by crafting tools and scavenging for supplies as players unravel its mysteries. Players can brave the cold today on PC and Mac via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in digital editions. The original Subnautica is available for the first time on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S as...


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