As you probably know if you've been trying to get into the Magic: The Gathering Arena Beta, you won't be able to stream or show the game until months from now, so the only chances we get to see the game live is when the developers stream it for us. Well, in about 30 minutes from now, you can tune in to the official Twitch channel of MTGA and watch the developers talk about the game while streaming some new decks. That way, you'll be able to either ask questions about the game or just watch and see how the game is coming about. So far, it looks very promising and better than Duels, although Magic has so many moving pieces that we'll have to wait and see the finished product to see if they nailed it.

The Beta for the game started last weekend with a stress test, but—as I mentioned before—there's an NDA standing in the way of anyone saying too much about the game. I do have to say that I'm excited to see how MTGA looks and plays once it's done, and I'm pretty optimistic that this time around, Wizards will finally nail it. Enjoy the stream and let me know in the comments what you think about the game so far.

  • Sean T

    I've got to be the only person on the planet who likes Duals. I used to play back in the day (3rd edition was out when I started), but wasn't looking at dropping cash to get back into cards.

    I've been playing the iOS versions since they came out, and have been pleased with the evolution of the game over that time.

    Granted, the economy for coins to buy boosters requires too much grinding, but a SNAFU led to them 100%'ing the entire collection for me to resolve a server issue with the decks I had created.

    The only real issue I'm having at this point is with search/filtering during deck building. There are simply not enough options to find the cards you want easily.

    • Saveria

      ya the deck builder and grinding, are precisely what turned me off from duels. Too slow in both cases..I grew to hate questing and only getting six cards, often with spells useless to the decks I wanted to create. I hope the rate st earning new cards is quicker in the new arena game. And quests have more variety or rewards somehow, maybe by making them easier with smaller rewards.