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9:00 PM on 12.10.2013

Post Master will put you in control of the mail

Excalibur Publishing, the publisher behind popular PC simulation titles such as Euro Truck Simulator and Chemical Spillage Simulation, has revealed yet another management game, Post Master. With a visual design which ca...

Conrad Zimmerman





3:00 PM on 12.10.2013

Train Simulator creator branching out with new sim games

The company behind Train Simulator, Railsimulator.com, has rebranded itself as Dovetail Games. The name change represents a shift in focus to that of simulation beyond merely trains. CEO Paul Jackson says the team is "still c...

Jordan Devore



Review: Assassin's Creed: Pirates photo
Review: Assassin's Creed: Pirates
by Chris Carter

When Black Flag was first announced, it never really hit me at how great an open-world pirate game could really be. Since so many past iterations were comfortable with walling off players in mini-sandboxes rather than letting them run free, Assassin's Creed IV really scratched that itch so many people had been longing for.

The mobile spinoff Assassin's Creed: Pirates doesn't offer that same sense of freedom, but it captures the essence of sailing around causing general debauchery just fine. You'll spend the entire game in your ship, but if you loved that aspect of Assassin's Creed IV, you're probably going to like Pirates.

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7:30 PM on 12.03.2013

Space colony sim Maia is now on Steam's Early Access

Typical, you wait an age for a management sim set in space, then two come along at the same time. I literally only bought Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 about 24 hours ago and now up pops Maia. Just like Double Fine's effort, ...

Alasdair Duncan



Review: Zoo Tycoon photo
Review: Zoo Tycoon
by Chris Carter

Not all simulators are created equal. While some let you dabble into the tiniest microcosmic detail like individual wages of specific levels of society, others are content to let you roam free in a zen garden-like state. The newest iteration of Zoo Tycoon is decidedly the latter, as there's nary a concept presented throughout the course of a game that a child couldn't eventually figure out.

While Zoo Tycoon may not be the most complicated simulator on the market, it has a distinct amount of charm that distances itself from the rush-job many people were expecting. It's also pretty damn adorable.

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5:00 AM on 11.14.2013

Pope-ular: Football Manager 2013 was pirated 10.1M times

Football Manager 2013 -- you can read our review of the 2014 edition here -- was cracked in May of 2013. A flub in the crack allowed series head Miles Jacobson and company to track the IP addresses of all the people that down...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 11.13.2013

PC Port Report: State of Decay

Every time I play a new zombie game, I think it'll be the last one I'll ever enjoy. And then, inevitably, I get invested in certain aspects enough to overlook the same old tropes that have given me such a hyperbolic outlook o...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile

Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 11.07.2013

SimCity going futuristic in Cities of Tomorrow expansion

SimCity is due to receive its first major content expansion next week with the release of Cities of Tomorrow, which introduces a host of new building types like drone factories and air scrubbers. Check out the latest tr...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Backgammon Blitz headed to PS4 this winter

When a new console comes out and there's nothing left to play, we sometimes resort to buying games we'd otherwise never get. Thinking back to some of the utter garbage I bought on Xbox Live Arcade in the Xbox 360's first year...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires

Gaslamp Games is following up on the success of roguelike Dungeons of Dredmor with a steampunk colony-building sandbox game called Clockwork Empires. Life in the colonies, as you're about to be reminded by this trailer, is u...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Arma 3 releases first chapter of campaign as free DLC

Arma 3 came out a while ago, but without any single-player campaign. Bohemia Interactive decided to release the campaign after launch as free downloadable content. The first of the three planned campaign DLCs is out now...

Joshua Derocher





12:45 PM on 10.24.2013

Probably Archery realistically simulates archery

Sure, William Tell could fire an arrow through an apple sitting on top of his son's head, but could he do it in a videogame? What if his son's head were entirely replaced with an enormous apple? Would that make it easier, co...

Darren Nakamura

6:00 PM on 10.23.2013

City-builder Banished sets up shop on Steam

On the surface, Banished looks like a rather quaint city-building game. Dig a little deeper, however, and you come to find out it's centered around an exiled group of people who aren't going to survive long without your inte...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 10.22.2013

Oculus Rift support for Euro Truck Simulator 2 in beta

The killer app for Oculus Rift is finally here, as the inconceivably popular Euro Truck Simulator 2 now features support for the virtual reality headset. As you can see from the lengthy demonstration above, it allows th...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 10.17.2013

Kerbal Space Program finally gets Career Mode

A substantial update has come out for Kerbal Space Program this week, adding Career Mode for those of us wanting more structure to go with the existing sandbox option. Too much freedom can be overwhelming, especially in a ga...

Jordan Devore