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StarCraft II gets more DLC today in the form of a new co-op character

StarCraft II has got to have worked out well from a monetary standpoint for Blizzard. I mean you have one core release plus two expansions, a whole new three-part Nova campaign add-on, and now, premium co-op characters all spanning the...   read

 
 
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NIS bringing classic SRPG Phantom Brave to PC

Phantom Brave launched in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, and has remained in my heart ever since. As one of NIS' most memorable strategy RPGs, Brave really stuck with me after the publisher hit it big with the original Disgaea, taking what work...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Chronicles

Review: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

Year after year, war as a subject is frequently mined for pop culture. These tragedies have been torn up, examined, embalmed, and made presentable so that we can better understand the atrocities humans are capable of committing. Though...   read

 
 



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Total War: Warhammer brings magic to Creative Assembly's storied series

It feels like forever ago that Total War: Warhammer was announced (nearly four years), but it's nearly here, and set to release next week. For those of you who have been following along, here's a great detailed overview of how magic works i...   read

 
 
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See footage of the cancelled Star Wars: Outpost

"Outpost" was listed as a blip in the news of several canceled games over at LucasArts ahead of the Disney acquisition. Star Wars 1313 and Battlefront-style shooter Star Wars: First Assault were also victims. Footage from the canned Star W...   read

 
 
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Civilization is back with Civ VI and Sean Bean!

Civ V dropped in 2010, so we're probably due for another one! 2K Games has announced Civ VI, and it's actually coming relatively soon with an October 21, 2016 release date and a $60 price point. The publisher is once again teasing progressi...   read

 
 
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Stellaris

Stellaris is a record-breaker for Paradox Interactive

Paradox is off to a fantastic start with Stellaris. The grand strategy sci-fi game drew in 68,000 simultaneous players on its first day, surpassing Cities: Skylines, the company's previous record-holder for most concurrent players at launch...   read

 
 


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Review: Stellaris

Paradox has made some complicated games. I mean, have you tried Crusader Kings II? Even after playing its tutorial, I had no idea what was happening most of the time. Like many games, I had to resort to player-made tutorials in order to com...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Direct

The next Nintendo Direct is Japan-only and focuses on one game

The next Nintendo Direct is coming on May 11 at 20:30 JST, and it will focus on one game -- Culdcept Revolt. Wait what? Yep, it's a long-running strategy series, and this new iteration, the first in some time, is for 3DS. It's a big enough ...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2's Alien Hunters DLC is all about that boss, that boss

Despite running like poo on my more-than-capable PC, I enjoyed XCOM 2 more than Nic did, and have been eagerly awaiting new content, whether it was new missions, weapons, or just plain better optimization. Looks like next week we'll get all...   read

 
 
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Atlas Reactor

Atlas Reactor is dropping its free-to-play system

While the closed beta for Atlas Reactor has been reasonably well-received, Trion Worlds has decided to move out of the free-to-play realm with its multiplayer strategy game in favor of premium pricing. There's a specific breakdown of the ne...   read

 
 
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Oh hey, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III just got confirmed

It's been almost five years since we've heard any real rumblings of a new Dawn of War game (and almost seven since we've had a proper entry), but that teaser yesterday was spot on -- indeed, we're getting a Dawn of War III. As con...   read

 
 
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I hope this Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War teaser is for a new game

We are ready for another Dawn of War game, but is Relic Entertainment? I sure hope so! This teaser video and the series' official site both point to an announcement happening tomorrow at 7:00am Pacific. May 3 and Dawn of War III? Could it ...   read

 
 
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Project X Zone

Project X Zone has disappeared from the 3DS eShop

Although Project X Zone suffered from a bit of tedium when it was released back in 2013, the magic of being able to play with characters from Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, and Mega Man was undeniable. Thankfully th...   read

 
 
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This is the Police
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This is the Police will have you questioning every decision

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 left. This is ...   read

 
 
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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, ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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’...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Atlas Reactor is shaping up to be something great

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 different with their ...   read

 
 
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Invisible, Inc.
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Retrofraction

I think I am at the sad relization that even if I played Natural Selection 2 at the abysmal resolutions (sub 800x600) that there simply no way to play that game on my ONLY THEY WOULD CONSIDER OPTIMIZATION

 
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Kromlech is REALLY dedicated to their WWII Orks/WAAAAGHmacht

 
Rudorlf

Gotta look for a part-time job tomorrow, since either I dont have enough experience for a video production assistant or theres no open position for said job Kinda heartbreaking as I almost got that job last year, except without my own :(

 
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Played Quake again for me I LOVE the shit out of

 
long john

Okay now that I got to the seaside it got MUCH better, no more Shiva on my way, bigger spaces The inventory is a bit small but this game is more FUN than I remember playing only parts of introduction is unfair to the rest of the game, Id sa

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Since I have a new phone, I had to do the Steam mobile authenticator thing Thankfully this time my hold is only 3 days before I can use the Market, but its still a terribly-inconvenient

 
Kaleido Ruby

This is some pretty stunning difficulty this early in the game (maybe third or so Guess I get to learn how to beat a really hard boss when Im barely level

 
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Absolutely in love with the atmosphere and setting of We Happy Havent been this into a world since Sir, You Are Being

 
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finally got MRI results! my UCL hung on by a not-complete-tear means no so this cost me a lotta pain, inconvenience, and ~$500 instead of thousands and even longer ill take

 

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