Magic: The Gathering (MtG) Duels of the Planeswalkers has launched today on the PC via Steam. Duels of the Planeswalkers is a simplified version of MtG where players play with set preconstructed decks and modified rules. It is meant as an introduction to MtG as there is already a true MtG Online that is faithful to the hard copy CCG.
I've downloaded my copy (plus expansion pack 1) and will have some comments up later this week.
Secondly, we have new information out of E3 about SOE's MtG: Tactics, a 3D strategy game based on the MtG world and lore. Watch the video below:
It's an interesting take on MtG, but I'm not sure I'm sold on it after watching the video. Also, we know little to nothing about how it plays. It does fit into SOE's current stable of games, as they continue the move away from traditional MMOGs (such as Everquest) and focus on niche strategy games (Pox Nora) and casual social games (Free Realms).
Here's another pic of Tactics:
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