RIP Ralph Baer
I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...
Already a success throughout Europe, DRAKERZ-Confrontation unlocks a new experience for players and card collectors, combining a trading card game and a free-to-play online PC game via a patented augmented reality engine. In the game, players -- or "Drakerz" -- collect physical premium cards that are shown to players' webcam to call legendary creatures known as Drakos to appear in an arena and fight virtually using augmented reality. Codes on the cards create animated sequences in players' webcam video. Each card has a special effect from creating armor to casting spells. Players determine their strategy based on the cards they select.