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This is the Police
Swimming in a sea surrounded by fantasy and action games at PAX East was a grisly number, This is the Police. I had no idea what to expect going in and ultimately ended up staying for almost an hour, craving more after I...   read

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Deals

Paradox sale has Stellaris for $30, Cities: Skylines for $12

Strap on your Napoleonic general's cap. This week, Green Man Gaming is hosting a Paradox Interactive publisher sale with instant discounts for up to 80 percent off the Crusader Kings and Magicka series and more. The sale runs until Friday, ...

 
Banner Saga video photo
Banner Saga video

Banner Saga 2 is as pretty as it is out right now

We've not got up a review for The Banner Saga 2 yet, but it did wriggle out onto Steam last week (PC and Mac). For now, do some alchemy to combine the above launch trailer and our very positive review of the original Banner Saga back in 20...

 
Crown and Council photo
Crown and Council

Mojang stealth released Crown and Council, its new free strategy game

Yesterday Mojang snuck a casual strategy game onto Steam called Crown and Council. So that's what those tricksy Minecraft-makers have been up to!  On the developer's website, the bajillionaires state that "It’...

 
New PS4 Valkyria photo
New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...

 
Atlas Reactor
We’re drowning in a sea of MOBAs. Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Smite, the list goes on and on and on. So it’s really nice to see Trion, developer of Rift and Trove, try something slightly differ...   read

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Invisible, Inc.

Klei's superb stealth-strategy game Invisible, Inc. comes to PS4

People know Klei for Don't Starve or Mark of the Ninja or maybe even Shank, but I rarely if ever hear folks casually bring up Invisible, Inc., the studio's turn-based corporate espionage game. Hopefully today's PlayStation 4 port will get i...

 
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Deals

Banner Saga 2, Stellaris, and other upcoming games are 25 percent off

Later today, Stoic will release its follow-up to 2014's hit turn-based strategy title The Banner Saga. The sequel will cost $20 at launch, but for a limited time you can dip in your savings jar by using a 25 percent off coupon fro...

 
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The Battle Cats

The Battle Cats 3DS is coming to the West after all

Shortly after learning about The Battle Cats through a Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation last year, I decided that rather than wait for the 3DS version to possibly get localized, I'd be better off playing the existing mobile game to sat...

 
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Deals

Stellaris pre-order deals now available with Galaxy Editions in tow

Update 4/15: New and better 25 percent off code available. Prices updated below. If you were like some of us and thought the upcoming sole focus for Paradox Interactive was Hearts of Iron IV, you were wrong. In fact, come May 9 (before HOI4...

 
Arcadian Atlas photo
Arcadian Atlas

Arcadian Atlas is just the Final Fantasy Tacticsiest thing

Just last night, I was chatting it up with the Podtoid crew and we got onto the topic of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's not unusual; I think we mentioned it last episode too. Look, I still think about it a lot, nearly 20 years later. I'm not...

 
Total Warhammer photo
Total Warhammer

Not all of Total War: Warhammer's DLC will cost money

Creative Assembly is no stranger to DLC for its Total War series and the upcoming Warhammer seems particularly suited for post-release content given how much stuff there is to the property. Thankfully, some of it will be free -- including n...

 
XCOM 2 photo
XCOM 2

Fire Emblem-inspired XCOM 2 mod focuses on squad relationships

No, this won't let you marry your squadmates, give birth to little baby alien killers, or pet your soldiers. Instead, a new mod adds something far more important into XCOM 2: Friendship. The Squad Cohesion mod uses Fire Emblem-inspired rela...

 
Pit People photo
Pit People

The Behemoth is gearing up for a Pit People beta

Attending PAX East this month in Boston? Grand! Consider dropping by The Behemoth's booth (#4025) to get your name on the closed beta list for Pit People. The rest of us will be able to sign up later, at home, but we won't have a chance to ...

 
Fear Effect: Sedna photo
Fear Effect: Sedna

Fear Effect is returning with Square Enix's permission

Over two years ago, Square Enix announced its pitching-and-publishing platform called The Collective, where it encouraged other developers to take a swing at IPs such as Gex, Anachronox, and Fear Effect. Today, French studio Sushee has anno...

 
Duelyst photo
Duelyst

Tactical collectible card game Duelyst releasing April 27

While I wouldn't count Steven as a card-game guy so much as someone who likes a good bout of turn-based strategy now and again, Duelyst caught his attention with its sweet pixel art and animations a couple years back. I had a similar react...

 
KOEI TECMO photo
KOEI TECMO

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is coming west this summer

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is coming west in July, Koei Tecmo has announced. The strategy game will be the first entry in the series to be localized for western audiences in eight years, the last being Romance of the Three Kingdoms ...

 
Starcraft II photo
Starcraft II

Blizzard jokingly reveals 'birds' as the fourth Starcraft II race

Birds, man. They ruin everything! Not according to Blizzard though. They love birds so much that they're willing to put them in Starcraft II as the fourth race to compete against the Terran, Protoss, and Zerg. They even created some an...

 
StarCraft II review
Blizzard's triple-release strategy for StarCraft II really paid off. While it seemed like a complete scam at first, the studio went all out and supported the game throughout its lifetime, and if we're lucky, for the next decade or so. Every expansion added something new and now, we have StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops, a bite-sized DLC of sorts that takes place over multiple chapters.   read

StarCraft II photo
StarCraft II

We're one day away from the closest to StarCraft: Ghost we're going to get

Blizzard is doubling down on StarCraft, having just tied up the new trilogy. Instead of packing it in for a sequel, it's continuing development with Nova Covert Ops, a miniseries of sorts. The first pack is out tomorrow, which will cover t...

 
Orcs Must Die preview
You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I've played a video game or two in my day. No, my life isn't all pining over closed Wendy's and listening to Fastball. I've been known to "get down" with the interactive entertainmen...   read

Banner Saga 2 photo
Banner Saga 2

Banner Saga 2 will launch on April 19 on PC

Kyle was pretty keen on the original Banner Saga back in 2014, and now, developer Stoic is ready to unleash the sequel, Banner Saga 2, next month. They announced the news on Steam, where it will arrive first on April 19. They're providing a...

 
Strategy photo
Strategy

XCOM creator developing new strategy game

XCOM creator Julian Gollop is working on something new, a strategy game called Phoenix Point. Gollop provided few other details about the project, which is in development at Snapshot Games, the studio Gollop founded in 2013 after leaving Ub...

 
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Halo Wars

Halo Wars hits the Xbox One preview program

Major Nelson has announced that Xbox One preview program folk are now able to access Halo Wars as part of the backward compatibility program. It joins Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and the upcoming Alan Wake as the newest members...

 
XCOM 2 DLC photo
XCOM 2 DLC

XCOM 2 rebels against dad with Anarchy's Children DLC

I've always been...a 'lil twisted (winky face smiley) and now XCOM 2 lets me express this dark side of my personality with the "Anarchy's Children" DLC, a $5 aesthetic pack that "features more than 100 new exotic soldier customization optio...

 
Stellaris release date photo
Stellaris release date

Space jam: Stellaris is out May 9

Paradox's space-is-the-place grand strategy game Stellaris has a firm release date, announced last night during the company's live-streamed event. It's beating Hearts of Iron IV out the gate by about a month, which apparently is not as big...

 
Hearts of Iron IV release photo
Hearts of Iron IV release

Hearts of Iron IV is coming on D-Day

Finally after nearly a year's worth of delay, Hearts of Iron IV, the World War II-themed grand strategy game from Paradox Interactive, has a release date, after some appropriate hemming and hawing. That's D-Day. I assume the Hearts of Iron...

 
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JRPGs

Stella Glow now available across Europe

Stella Glow is out now across Europe, NIS America has announced. The SRPG is the final game from developer Imageepoch (Time and Eternity, Criminal Girls), as the studio was forced to closed its doors one month before the Nint...

 
XCOM photo
XCOM

XCOM 2 patch brings balance and performance tweaks

I loved XCOM 2, but even its biggest fans could agree that it needed some serious patch-love. Bugs, hitches, and some nasty difficulty spikes all conspired to keep the game from becoming the instant classic it should have been. Thankfully, ...

 
Urban Empire photo
Urban Empire

Kalypso's new IP Urban Empire crosses SimCity and Civilization

Today is just a city-builder kind of day, eh? Earlier we looked at Devolver's slick new eco-friendly neighborhood builder Block'hood, and now we've got our eyes on a new IP from Kalypso Media (best known for the Tropico series). Urban Empir...

 

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King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

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Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

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Torchman

Shift starts earlier this Feels wierd eating lunch two hours

 
SpielerDad

Who wants to taste my salty nuts?

 
AdmiralAckbong

Went outside the theater to smoke a cigarette, and see the Coen Bros 15 feet away, getting in a Then was forced to move on with my

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

You know, while W101 would be an excellent WiiU addition for the Nintendo Humble Bundle, I didnt think about the 3DS What if its Project Mirai: DX? SEGAs already on board and gave us one rhythm game, so why not two? Or maybe its too recent?

 
ShadeOfLight

We have officially reached the point where for the life of me I can no longer keep track of all these American made-up

 
CumWizard2k14

Any bros wanna get together for some Wagnaria!! and jello shots?

 
ikiryou

This gif came across my Tumblr dashboard and even though I know its supposed to read A bottomless I keep seeing it as A bottomless Interesting place, that

 
CumWizard2k14

Dear Bungie, I will literally give to you my anal virginity if it means I get a Year 2 Vex you dtf or what

 
Nathan D

May the good blood guide your way on the first day of

 
Jed Whitaker

Look at all these talentless hacks disagreeing with Total Biscuit and agreeing with me:

 
LinkSlayer64

Why did no one ever tell me about Rhythm Thief!? I LOVE RHYTHM GAMES! I thought this was just a point and click! I cant stop giggling with glee!

 
Larxinostic

Happy May for happy

 
taterchimp

first of may

 
Luca Blight

Happy Mayday

 
gajknight

May the Fourth be with you! In 3 days!

 
Dr Mel

May the first dunce who says May the fourth be with you be the last time he ever says

 
Perro

So I broke and bought a physical copy of Xenoblade Chronicles for 50

 
Vadicta

Just died of infection and this is what I was treated

 
whatsacow

Good Got Aesop Rocks new album, finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and beat the Nioh Good

 
Dr Mel

oy, sometimes when I check on my own blog it gets set to Hidden I didnt realize for maybe a Not a huge deal, but kinda

 
Gundy

Manager logic: Floral department needs help over the weekend for mothers Both the new hire and I know nothing about I know my department like the back of my hand and the new guy knows almost They schedule me to work

 
ChrisHannard

Your weapon-fu is shockingly

 
SeymourDuncan17

Happy First of May! I did a thing about

 
Shinta

I hope you are all putting in ample time into Nioh before the demo expires on I expect you all to master stance changes and report back with your Class

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Doom 2016 datamine reveals a lot of stuff that makes me DLC, modtools public wont see, maybe some sort of sprinting system :/

 
Lex

Playing DoomRL again reminds me that the dev should continue to work on AliensRL and Derek should provide the tileset Yes Im an

 
Nekrosys

Id like to remind you all that we live in a world where Dr Nefarious rule 34 Truly, this is a just One that is great and One that Im proud to live

 
lokhe

Pyromancy + Bastard Sword? Yeah I can work with Neat

 
Luca Blight

After seeing Nathan D finding out things like I decided to keep an eye out and just out that Chairman Drek is a literal It took 14 years to realize Me is smart

 

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