Space Marines board the Dresden Files at Fantasy Grounds during E3 (Gamerati News Update)

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Space Marines board Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, Evil Hat tries to help you buy in Dresden Files co-op card game, Fantasy Grounds wants to give you free stuff, and Electronic Arts unveils the indie publishing program EA Originals.

How about some Space Marines in your Battlefleet Gothic: Armada?

Tindalos and Focus Home, the two companies behind the real-time strategy PC game Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, an adaptation of the Games Workshop’s boardgame set in the universe of Warhammer 40k, have unveiled two screen shots and details of the upcoming Space Marines DLC.

The DLC includes 5 different Space Marine chapters including the Ultramarines, the Imperial Fists, and the Blood Angels. The screen shots you’re seeing now show off the Dark Angels and the Space Wolves.

The Space Marines fleets are experts at close-ranged battles and specialize in aggressive boarding techniques. They have access to two unique faction traits which make them immune insubordination and give them the ability to prioritize their attacks on different subsystems when boarding.

Space Marines faction DLC drops in June 21st and anybody who purchased the Early Adopter edition of the game before the date will receive it for free alongwith a copy of The Tau faction DLC also for free.

Source: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Have you missed the Dresden Files card game Kickstarter but still want in? Well, here’s your chance

Due to the nature of the limited time offer of the Kickstarter for the card game, Evil Hat won’t be able to directly offer buy-in options or pre-orders before the game launches in early 2017, but the company still wants you to have the change to get the game if you missed out, so they’ve compiled a list of retailers and individuals who backed the KS and are willing to upgrade into multiple copies of the game so you can get a copy of The Dresden Files card game through them.

So head over to Evil Hat’s website through the link in the shownotes and take a look. The list spans stores around the United States and people all over the world. Changes are, you’ll find some-one close to you that can help.

Source: Evil Hat

Here’s your chance to win a huge pack for Fantasy Grounds

The virtual tabletop Fantasy Grounds is giving you a chance to win everything you need to run the D&D Curse of Strahd adventure online. The grand prize includes a copy of the D&D Complete Core Class Pack to make creating characters a breeze and an Ultimate License of Fantasy Grounds to run it so your players don’t need anything more than the free Demo download of Fantasy Grounds. You can earn up to three entries by visiting and liking their Facebook page, following them on Twitter and tweeting about Fantasy Grounds and D&D. If you really want to expand your chances, you can also use the Refer a Friend option for 1 additional entry per friend (up to a maximum of 10 additional entries.)

The Ultimate License usually costs almost $150 so I wouldn’t miss out if I were you.

Source: Fantasy Grounds

Electronic Arts announces indie publishing stimulus program

Yesterday at E3 video game behemoth Electronic Arts announced a publishing program called EA Originals, aiming aimed to put the spotlight on indie games.

Patrick Söderlund, EVP of EA Studios, said EA Originals will support indie developers and “help them make the most out of their games” by partnering with them through the whole process of development, marketing, and publishing.

The first game to be released under the EA Originals banner is Fe from Zoink Games, a 20-people studio from Sweden. The video you saw is from the game. If that’s the level of beauty we’ll be seeing from EA Originals, I can’t wait to see what’s coming next.

Source: Electronic Arts

There you have it. This episode of Gamerati News Update ends here, but before I go, I want to remind you of the 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Game Swap to happen at the Foulon Residence in Puyallup, WA on June 26. Starting at 10 AM, you can sell, buy or trade games with your fellow gamers. There is no fee or application required to attend, whether you bring games or not. More information in this link.

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