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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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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


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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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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Arcadian Atlas
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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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Urban Empire
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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...   read

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First gameplay video
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See just how much the gameplay has changed in Valkyria: Azure Revolution

It's been clear from the get-go that Valkyria: Azure Revolution is a spinoff from the Valkyria Chronicles series that graced the PS3 and PSP. It is much more anime-y, there are overwrought swords and melee combat, as well as this smaller p...   read

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Valkyria PS4

Valkyria Chronicles Remaster screens hot and fresh out the kitchen

You know who didn't shank a gimme field goal wide left? Sega, with new screenshots for Valkyria Chronicles Remaster, the PS4 port for the beloved turn-based strategy game. Sega had an easy task, especially after the nice PC release that's a...   read

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XCOM 2 gallery

XCOM 2 looks quite nice outdoors

Sometimes, I just want to look at the world of XCOM free of distraction. It's quite pleasant, in fact, when you aren't obsessively worrying about the many ways in which your squad can and likely will perish. Or how your never-big-enough org...   read

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Valkyria shots

First shots of Valkyria: Azure Revolution and the PS4 remaster

I don't know if it was the Valkyria Chronicles Steam release success or Sega just doing its regular couple years of apologizing with good releases before falling into a funk again, but there is a new, anime-as-hell Valkyria Chronicles comin...   read


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EndWar Online beta

Tom Clancy's EndWar Online closed beta starts today, runs through November

I had forgotten about Tom Clancy's EndWar Online. It was originally announced just about two years ago, took on some alpha playtesters, and went dark to everybody else. Today, it is coming out of alpha and into a closed beta phase. Ubisoft ...   read

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The Walking Dead
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The Walking Dead: No Man's Land features tactical zombie killing

Oh! A game based on The Walking Dead that focuses on tactical zombie survival? Sure, sounds great. Or maybe it doesn't technically sound great, as Norman Reedus really hams up the voice work in this trailer, going overboard with both the gr...   read

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Halo Wars 2
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Halo Wars 2 confirmed for Xbox One and PC, coming in 2016

Although they haven't given out any real details, Halo Wars 2 was confirmed today at Microsoft's gamescom conference. It will be coming to the PC and Xbox One in fall 2016. The trailer above gives us a quick look at the Spartan and Br...   read

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Hard West

Hard West playable at gamescom and PAX Prime, releasing this fall

Hard West did enough to impress Kickstarter backers last year, with its bloody Old West theme and its tactical combat. Good news for fans: it's looking like this one won't be languishing in development limbo like so many other crowdfunded p...   read

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XCOM 2 Muton

XCOM 2 Muton is borrowing Marcus Fenix's Lancer

2K Games and Firaxis just released a couple screenshots for the new Mutons in the upcoming XCOM 2, and something jumps out right away. Is that a chainsaw bayonet? Granted, it's not like anybody could "own" the idea of attaching a chainsaw t...   read

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New Master of Orion
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Wargaming is bringing back Master of Orion

The original Master of Orion was before my time but, like Myst, the sci-fi strategy title was one of my uncle's favorites. He'd leave his laptop unattended and I'd screw around with it, failing miserably to explore, expand, or accomplish m...   read

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Total Warhammer

Okay, Total War: Warhammer looks awesome

Some folks were invited to see Total War: Warhammer. We were not. But thanks to the power of the Internet, we can all share in the absurd spectacle. I sincerely hope Creative Assembly works its magic here. The premise alone is the stuff of ...   read

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2K Games confirms XCOM 2, only lists PC platform

2K Games has just sent word that XCOM 2 is in development, and will be a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the recently beloved reboot of the series. Firaxis Games is once again handling the project, which is great news for fans. It will...   read

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Civilization Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth getting an expansion this fall

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth came out last year, and although I loved it, a lot of the series' hardcore fans picked it apart as being less complex than past entries. Though it doesn't nearly address every complaint, the newly anno...   read

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Swords & Soldiers II

Dibs on demons! Swords & Soldiers II hits Wii U on May 21

I've got a soft spot for sidescrolling strategy games like Swords & Soldiers. Maybe you do too. While they typically aren't as deep as their 3D contemporaries, they scratch a certain itch and can be hard to put down once you get in the ...   read

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Frozen Cortex update
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Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update

Frozen Cortex, the sports-esque strategy game from the Frozen Synapse developers, has recently released an Early Access update that focuses almost entirely on the single-player aspect. New modes included in this update are Knockout, a "los...   read

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Sid Meier's Starships
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Sid Meier's Starships is a 'tactical space combat' continuation of Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization and XCOM studio Firaxis Games is sticking with space for its next game, Sid Meier's Starships. The studio and publisher 2K describe it as a "new turn-based, adventure-driven interstellar strategy game" (PC, Mac, iPad) based on...   read

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Bladestorm delay

Koei Tecmo delays Bladestorm: Nightmare two weeks for some reason

I was really just looking for any reason to talk about that cyclops again, but yes, there's been a short delay for Bladestorm: Nightmare, the expanded release of Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStatio...   read

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Bladestorm: Nightmare is a historical game with evil Joan of Arc and dragons

I didn't play 2007's Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, but I might play Bladestorm: Nightmare, an expanded version of the real-time tactics game for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. The core remains the same -- you still side with England or Fran...   read

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Concrete Jungle
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Concrete Jungle combines city planning and deck building

As diverse and varied as games have become (particularly the independent scene), it can be easy to fall into a routine of only trying out titles with established gameplay. Part of what caught my eye about Concrete Jungle is that while I ha...   read

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