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Fantastic sci-fi 4x board game Eclipse is coming to PC

One of 2011's hottest board games was Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. It blended classic space 4X gameplay with a European-style board game mechanic governing the economy. I was fortunate enough to get a copy during its initial print run,...   read

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Rome: Total War is coming to iPad, and I think it can work

Creative Assembly's classic strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to the iPad, compliments of Feral Interactive. It'll evidently be a port of the full game, with the entire campaign and 11 factions, coupled with a touch-screen interf...   read

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Viking settlement builder Northgard seems like the good stuff

Shortly into starting up this trailer for Northgard, a city-building real-time strategy game about viking voyagers, I hit pause to see if it would make it out in 2016 unlike so many other games getting announced this time of the year. It w...   read


Stellaris is now 40% off thanks to a new DLC release

Paradox's May release of Stellaris is now on a big price discount of 40% off this weekend at Green Man Gaming. Why? Because the latest DLC, the Stellaris Plantoids Species Pack, has now been released. As with all other titles we've seen in ...   read


Koei Tecmo is bringing the new Nobunaga's Ambition to the West

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension is a real mouthful, and you know what else? It's leaving Japan on October 25, 2016. Koei Tecmo confirmed the localized PC and PlayStation 4 release today and passed along a whole mess of ...   read


A StarCraft HD remaster is supposedly in the works

Will we see a StarCraft HD eventually? According to a new report, that seems to be the case. The news comes from Korean outlet iNews24, which isn't just a random rumor mill site, but a respected publication. "Multiple sources" hav...   read

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Sean Bean will voice more than the trailer for Civilization VI

I think Sean Bean may have finally found himself a project where he can't possibly suffer a gruesome on-screen death -- the narrator in Civilization 6. PC Gamer has confirmed that Bean is not just the presenter for the game's official ...   read

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Review: StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops - Mission Pack 2

A lot of people don't want StarCraft II to end. There was, after all, a 12-year gap between sequels, so bringing about a finality of sorts to the package that started with Wings of Liberty in 2010 is a scary prospect. But it's not...   read

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Review: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It is arguably China's most enduring work of popular fiction and the subject of countless pop-cultural adaptations in Asia. But for the better part of twenty years, English-speaking gamers have had just on...   read

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Worms W.M.D plays great, but is still the same ol' can of Worms

I've been playing the Worms series since the '90s. The height of my exposure was by way of the Game Boy version of Armageddon, which I could conveniently play during car rides -- on a portable, the pass-and-play style was almost how it was ...   read

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Review: This is the Police

Despite having only previewed This Is The Police at PAX East just a few months ago, so much has happened in the US and the rest of the world in that time. It’s something that’s impossible to ignore when examining a game w...   read

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PC deals: Portal bundle for $5, Ashes of the Singularity hits new low

Today is round five of six in Green Man Gaming's 2016 Summer Sale with a running theme of "Get Tactical." Somehow that translates into a discount on the Portal bundle dropping the Portal 1+2 package from the list price of $30 to only $5. We...   read

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Giveaway - Militia (Steam)

Ready for another giveaway? Good because on deck today, we have the popular strategy game Militia! What is Militia? Well let's look at a video and the blurb, shall we?   read

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Civilization VI
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Walk (and build, and trade) like an Egyptian in Civilization VI

When it comes to Civilization VI, you might find yourself tempted to sidle up next to Egypt. That's because Firaxis Games has given us a first look at what the "wonder-focused" civilization is capable of, and it seems like a potentially po...   read

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Sega acquires Endless Space studio Amplitude

Sega's stable of strategy games grows stronger with Amplitude Studios, the maker of the Endless series. The publisher has acquired the 4X game developer to "further strengthen its PC game portfolio and development capabilities in the U.S. a...   read

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Shen's Last Gift is XCOM 2's Last DLC (for now)

Ready for more XCOM 2 DLC? I wasn't, frankly speaking, because whenever a new pack drops I get an irresistible urge to start again fresh. At this rate, I'll never see plasma weapons! And yet, the packs keep coming, with the newest one,...   read

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Civilization VI
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Civilization VI's America will rule the world with blue jeans and pop music

My first encounter with President Roosevelt in Civilization VI went about as well as I could've hoped -- he had his people bake me pies! -- but I'm fairly certain the gift was a part of some Machiavellian scheme. Once his military might gr...   read

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Overland has a new trailer, only 1000 beta keys available

Overland, one of my 33 games you should look out for this year, dropped a new trailer and early access information today during the PC Gaming show. For the uninitiated, it's a game by Adam and Rebekah Saltsman (aka Finji) that procedurally ...   read

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Tethered is another one for the PlayStation VR launch list

The PlayStation VR has another launch game lined up for its October debut. It's a strategy title called Tethered in which you watch over little creatures ("Peeps") who harvest resources, build up their settlement, and fend off nocturnal sl...   read

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Review: The Banner Saga 2

Few games have left an impression on me like The Banner Saga. Most games finish with a bang, a giant climax where evil is vanquished, peace is returned, and victory is savored. But Banner Saga, with its tale of weary viking nomads trudging ...   read

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Warhammer is the fastest-selling Total War game

Sometimes, I wonder if we aren't collectively burned out by the incessant Games Workshop adaptations, but then something like Dawn of War III is announced or Total War: Warhammer comes along and clearly, we aren't. I'm more than happy to pu...   read

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Hearts of Iron IV pre-order deal 25% off before D-Day launch

Any rumors Hearts of Iron IV would get delayed again have been squashed. June 6, 2016 is now the official release date since last week when the grand strategy game became available for pre-order. It starts at $39.99 for the Standard "Cadet"...   read

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Civilization VI

I teamed up with Teddy Roosevelt in Civilization VI and he gave me pies

Does that look like a man you'd dare cross? There was a brief moment, after Theodore Roosevelt introduced himself, that I contemplated turning my back on his tentative kindness. The plan, as I imagined it: I'd try my best to act neutral on ...   read

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Total War review
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Review: Total War: Warhammer

I first got into Warhammer around 2001. I had briefly heard of the Games Workshop-led Fantasy property from some of my friends as the inspiration for the Warcraft series, but never really connected with it until I started to play the 40K&nb...   read

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This War of Mine
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This War of Mine: The Board Game captures the despair of the video game

Most video games about war focus on the glory of combat, vanquishing an evil foe through prowess and cunning. This is even truer for tabletop games; I can't think of many games about war that aren't about how cool it is to dominate opponent...   read

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