Top Ten Best Examples of Magic Spells in Gaming

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Magic is as popular in video games as in every other medium, but we often see the same things over and over again—a fireball here or a quick burst of light that heals you and your allies. While the standardization of some of these mechanics is nice, it can become a little stale. That’s why I wanted to set out and see what are the top ten best examples of magic that stand out to me.

What magic has stayed with me over the years, whether it’s because they set the standard for that particular spell in my mind, took it to the next level, or is original enough that it stands on its own among the throng of magic users in gaming? There’s a lot out there, so without further ado, let’s reveal the first trick up gaming’s sleeve.


Lumbridge Teleport – RuneScape

I can’t tell you the…

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Four Classic SEGA Games Just Dropped on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass

Nintendo of America has announced four classic SEGA games are now available for the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass. Available immediately are Comix Zone, Target Earth, Zero Wing, and MEGA MAN: THE WILY WARS.

The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass costs $49.99 (USD) per year for an individual membership and $79.99 (USD) for a family membership. For those looking to purchase a plan, it can be found here.

Tell us what you think! Are you excited by these additions? What other classic SEGA games would you like to see added to the Expansion Pass? Share your reactions in the comments below or join…

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The Midsummer Lands – Hex Map 6

Dyson's Dodecahedron

The final map of the Midsummer Lands is the upper-left corner of the map set, producing a 3 tall by 2 wide “grid” of map sections that interlink.

As with all the maps in the set, there is no set scale for these maps, and the items on the maps are not to scale with each other so we can see points of interest like towers, cities, and caves. If you really need a scale for this and don’t want to pick one yourself, go with six miles to the hex.

The Midsummer Lands – Hex Map 6
The Midsummer Lands – Hex Map 6 (300 dpi promo)

I love the feel of this hex map – we are now into the Faerie Lakes proper (Great Elven Lake from map 2 in the set is one of the Faerie Lakes and the one closest to the coast). This map is set around Great Faerie Lake which dominates…

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