Fable’s Xbox One/PC Card Game Launches This July

Fable Fortune, a collectible card game based on Lionhead's RPG franchise, is set to launch for Xbox One and PC via Steam on July 11.
Developed by Mediatonic and Flaming Fowl Studios, Fable Fortune combines characters and elements from the Fable series with card-based gameplay. Players put together custom card decks and compete against each other in both PvP and cooperative game modes.
As in the mainline Fable titles, you can choose whether to follow the path of Good or Evil and complete quests in the midst of a match. The game features six unique heroes, and each battle is set in a location drawn from the series' world of Albion. You can watch a gameplay trailer below.
Fable Fortune is launching in July with a Founder's Pack for $15. The pack contains 20 card card packs, an exclusive Flaming Fowl trophy card, and a rare Giant Egg card. A free-to-play version will roll out later this year.
A new installment in the Fable series titled Fable Legends was in the works for Xbo..

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Kickstarter Rides The Wave Of Nostalgia And The CRPG Renaissance

Pathfinder: Kingmaker marks the first video game based on the universe of the Pathfinder tabletop RPG. The creatives at Owlcat Games–including RPG vet Chris Avellone–have a collective history with role-playing games, and they saw working on Pathfinder as an opportunity to portray the universe in a new medium. With the Kickstarter campaign in full swing, focusing on enhancing the core game, the developers gave GameSpot an advance look of the game before its unveiling. Speaking with creative director Alexander Mishulin and narrative designer Chris Avellone, they spoke about their history playing the tabletop version of Pathfinder, and the current wave of interest in this so called ‘Computer Role-Playing Game Renaissance’.
Following the Kingmaker adventure storyline in the Pathfinder universe, players take on the role of an adventurer who will eventually leave their mark in an area known as the Stolen Lands, a mostly unsettled region of the River Kingdoms. Facing a centuries-long confli..

Battleborn’s Multiplayer Is Now Free

2K and Gearbox today announced and released a free trial for Battleborn, giving people the opportunity to play all of the multiplayer “without any limits or level caps.”
In the free version, you have access to a rotating group of six heroes (there are 30 in all), as well as all the gameplay modes and maps. Progression for each character is permanently applied, so when it comes back into rotation, you can keep playing and not have to start again.
New players will be grouped today so they won't have to compete with veterans right away. Once you reach rank 20, you'll move out of the Novice Queue and can play with everyone else.
People who purchased Battleborn before today are upgraded to Founder status, which comes with in-game currency and flair; you can read more about the Founders pack here on the Battleborn blog.
You can download Battleborn's free trial through the links below.
PlayStation StoreXbox StoreSteam StoreAll the details about Battleborn's free-to-play co..

This Week’s Xbox One And Xbox 360 Deals Revealed

Microsoft has unveiled the latest round of deals on the Xbox Store. A number of these require an Xbox Live Gold subscription, but many more are open to all Xbox Live members.
On Xbox One, everyone can pick up Hitman's first season for just $24, or individual episodes for $4 each. Also available to all are Rogue Legacy for $3.75, Crypt of the NecroDancer for $5, IDARB for $3, and Smite's Ultimate God Pack (consisting of all existing and future characters) for $20. Gold members can also grab Farming Simulator 17 for $30.
The Xbox 360 side of this week's sale consists exclusively of deals for Gold subscribers. A number of Transformers games are on sale, including Dark of the Moon ($10), Devastation ($20), Fall of Cybertron ($18), and Rise of the Dark Spark ($12.49). A pair of Xbox One backwards compatibility titles, Dead Space 2 and 3, can be had for $8 each.
These deals are available now through next Monday, June 26.

Anime Classic Cowboy Bebop To Become Live-Action TV Show

A live action TV adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop is on the way. It has been reported that an American version of the classic Japanese show is currently in development.
According to Variety, the show will be produced by Tomorrow Studios, a new partnership between veteran producer Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Tru Calling) and ITV Studios. The series will be written by Christopher Yost, whose previous credits include Thor and Thor: The Dark World for Marvel.
In a statement, Adelstein said: “The animated version has long resonated with audiences worldwide. With the continued, ever growing, popularity of anime, we believe a live action version will have an incredible impact today.”
The original Cowboy Bebop was released in Japan in 1998, and ran for 26 episodes. The show was set in the year 2071, and followed the lives of a bounty hunter crew traveling on the spaceship Bebop.
It was followed by an animated movie in 2003, as well as a manga series and a video game. It became on..