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Endless Space 2 drifts onto Steam Early Access October 6

Amplitude Studios is returning for another foray into the stars above with Endless Space 2, its next 4X strategy game. Since the developer wants to make sure it's the best product it can be, the game comes to Steam Early Access on October 6...   read

 
 
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Civilization VI scores pre-order deal at Bundle Stars

Update 9/29: New deals popped up making Civ VI even cheaper. See below. Believe it or not, we haven't seen a noticable discount on Civilization VI for months now. While pre-order deals were a norm in years past, it looked like 2K was k...   read

 
 
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The Wii U eShop release of Pikmin is a good excuse for a replay

Pikmin might look and feel a little dated compared to its stellar sequel, but heck yes I'd be down to play it again with those well-matched Wii Remote controls. Nintendo is bringing the Wii version of its precious 2001 real-time strategy ga...   read

 
 
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What hardware will it take to overthrow Gandhi in Civ VI?

Civilization VI will be releasing in a little less then a month's time. Prospective buyers may want to know if their hardware is capable enough (spoiler alert: it probably is). Firaxis has revealed what kind of PC it will take to topple the...   read

 
 
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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is September's sleeper hit

It can feel like there are as many games about existing and exploring the final frontier -- space! -- as there are stars in the sky. Because of this, Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander flew under my radar at first. But after binging on it all we...   read

 
 
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Charge into Oriental Empires for 38% off

If you dare the pull the trigger on an Early Access game, at least do it on the cheap. The 4X strategy title Oriental Empires is doing well in the review department (so far all positive) on "launch day." The game is also one of the top sell...   read

 
 
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Review: Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Two of my favorite games of all time are strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force II. I have such fond memories of these titles, and others like them, from when I was growing up. I'm always chomping at the bit to sink my...   read

 
 
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I played Endless Space 2 and hot damn are those Battlestar Galactica fights cool-looking

I'm not a strategy game guy, but that might change with Endless Space 2. If that's enough for you to check out and look for another preview by someone better-versed in 4X games, I'll still love you (but don't let the doorstructoid hit your ...   read

 
 
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Pit People is probably the weirdest game yet from The Behemoth

I wasn't all that interested in a strategy game from The Behemoth. They generally excel in more high-octane twitch genres, so when they decided to branch out with Pit People I was lukewarm to the idea. But after playing the beta that w...   read

 
 
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Review: Champions of Anteria

Champions of Anteria has an interesting history. Originally intended to be a different type of game, Champions takes the art assets created for The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria and melds them with a combination of Real Time ...   read

 
 


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After over a year, Chroma Squad is coming to consoles and mobile devices in 2017

It's hard to believe Chroma Squad launched in April of 2015 on PC, and we're just now getting a release window on other platforms. Bandai Namco has announced that they will publish the game on PS4, Xbox One, Vita, iOS, and Android in "early...   read

 
 
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Good luck getting past Gandhi in Civilization VI

For years, Mahatma Gandhi has struck fear in the hearts of Civilization players as a nuke-amassing warlord. He seems like a pleasant-enough guy at first -- someone who doesn't resort to violence, much less violence on a nuclear scale -- bu...   read

 
 
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Road-trip survival game Overland selling 'first access' tomorrow

Finji has been gradually building out Overland, its tactical squad-based survival game about trekking across an invaded North America, with a paid early-access program. There are a couple thousand players so far, and that's by design -- th...   read

 
 
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The Behemoth is running a beta for its weird strategy RPG soon

The Behemoth is taking a crack at turn-based strategy with Pit People, a game that, like the studio's prior work (Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater), is silly and best played in co-op. One day you won't have to hear it from me -- you'll...   read

 
 
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Civilization VI Anniversary Edition announced

Fans of Civilization will be pleased to know that a collector's edition for the upcoming Civilization VI was announced today. The package comes with an art book, commemorative coins, some pre-order DLC and the bonus content from t...   read

 
 
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Review: Worms W.M.D

Team17 is in a precarious spot with the Worms series. If it deviates too much, it's chastised for straying too far from the proven formula. If it doesn't offer anything new, it doesn't justify its existence in a world where a million W...   read

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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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