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Phoenix Point is a new strategy game from the creator of X-COM

Phoenix Point is a "turn-based tactics and world-based strategy game" from the creator of the original X-COM, Julian Gollop. The project is seeking $500,000 in funding on Fig and meant to release at the end of 2018. "We are creating Phoeni...   read

 
 
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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

I've been playing Warhammer tabletop for nearly 20 years, and I've seen what feels like hundreds of games based on the property come and go. Some stick with me, like Total War: Warhammer. Others fall by the wayside and are forgotten like Fi...   read

 
 

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Hey! Pikmin heading to 3DS on July 28

Speeding right through today's Nintendo Direct, the company has announced a July 28, 2017 launch for Hey! Pikmin, a game we've seen footage of but didn't have a name for until now. Essentially, it's the standard series formula but reworked ...   read

 
 
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Dawn of War III's multiplayer is a bit underwhelming

I can’t say I’ve ever been a particularly big fan of real-time strategy games' multiplayer portions. I know that sounds crazy (seeing as how StarCraft is almost a national sport in Korea), but I like devising tactics and executi...   read

 
 
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Strategy deals galore: Stellaris Utopia, Europa IV: Mandate of Heaven

Paradox Interactive has been on a tear this week with sales galore on some of its popular titles and downloadable content from 2016. The Stellaris and Europa Universalis sales have been prompted by new DLC launches just yesterday: Stellaris...   read

 
 
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Heretical savings: Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III deals for PC

On April 27, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III will release on PC worldwide for the typical $59.99 list price. For those interested in the real-time strategy game (with hints of MOBA), we've rounded up a number of noteworthy deals for you t...   read

 
 
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Total War: Warhammer II gets a surprise announcement

When I saw an announcement for Total War: Warhammer II, I thought some websites were doing April Fool's a bit early. I could swear the first title came out just last year and I was right! I suppose instead of letting the hype die down from ...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Heroes starts its Spring Festival this week

Fire Emblem Heroes is getting into the spring spirit with a limited-time event full of delightfully silly outfits. Xander wields an overgrown carrot for reasons I don't ever need explained, and even if you're expecting to come up short wit...   read

 
 
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Get an idea of what Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is all about

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is almost ready to drop in Japan (on April 20, before its worldwide May 19 date), so Nintendo saw fit to provide a seven minute trailer to go over all of its new features, and some old ones. Of n...   read

 
 
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Endless Space 2 now has multiplayer and the Riftborn faction

Amplitude's Endless Space 2 is dutifully trudging through its Early Access period and the game's third major update is bringing a new faction and (finally!) multiplayer. Said new faction is the Riftborn, an extradimensional being that ...   read

 
 


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Conquer the known world with Alexander the Great in Civilization VI

The trickle feed of new civilizations continues with Alexander the Great being the next new ruler to be added to Civilization VI. Along with Macedonia getting representation will be Persia with Cyrus the Great. Together, they will make a gr...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Echoes will support all Fire Emblem amiibo, is getting a limited edition

Nintendo is not known to handle special editions well. Minutes after many go on sale they're sold out for good, and if you want one, get ready to pay double or triple price. The only way to get Fire Emblem Fates on a triple-pack physical ca...   read

 
 
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Get a feel for Civilization VI with this 60-turn demo

How much can you get done in your first 60 turns of a Civilization campaign? If you're anything like me in Civ VI and are prone to oh-so-tempting barbarian distractions, not a whole heck of a lot. Firaxis Games has a Windows-only Civilizati...   read

 
 
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Jaffar and Lucius are lined up for Fire Emblem Heroes

Familiar characters are the lifeblood of Fire Emblem Heroes, and soon enough, the mobile strategy title will have a new batch of folks to recruit and power-level and love with all your heart and soul. As relayed by the game's Japanese Twitt...   read

 
 
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Yes, Crusader Kings II is still getting DLC

Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and perhaps even Emperor Justinian (if we are to believe the Secret History) all possessed by the devil himself. Is that the case with your medieval monarch in Crusader Kings II? Well, the strategy game th...   read

 
 
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Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a 'real-time tactical' time machine to World War II

Ah, World War II. The good ol' Dubya Dubya Dos. It's been such a long time since unstable right-wing reactionaries preaching ethno-nationalism wrested control of a major world power, threatening the stability of the entire world, that we're...   read

 
 
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Advance Wars fans need to keep an eye on WarGroove

This morning was full of announcements about independent games that will support the Nintendo Switch, and while there's a lot of good stuff to dig through both old and new alike, one game in particular has my attention. It's WarGroove, a t...   read

 
 
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Pick up Northgard for Steam with a 20% discount and refund guaranteed

Released just three days ago as an Early Access title on Steam, Northgard shot straight up to the #2 top-selling slot on the store, facing very positive reviews from gamers, particular those who were fans of Settlers titles. (Here's a look ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Twitch is holding a promotion for The Banner Saga 3 that includes donations to the game's Kickstarter

[Update: Twitch's PR director, Chase, informed us that Twitch's funding will not go toward any of the Kickstarter goals. Their money is going directly to the publisher of The Banner Saga 3, Versus Evil. Also, the custom items for Twitch Pri...   read

 
 
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Free Bretonnia DLC touches down in Total War: Warhammer next week

Next up for Total Warhammer players is the game's biggest free update yet. On Tuesday, February 28, the sprawling strategy title gets the Bretonnia Race Pack DLC, which grants access to the group in the Grand Campaign and expands its roster...   read

 
 
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New Civilization VI update brings Australia DLC and Steam Workshop

One of the most-requested features for Civilization VI will soon be upon us. In an upcoming free update, Steam Workshop support will be going live alongside some new team options and the Australian Civilization DLC. While I've sunk more tim...   read

 
 
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Apparently the Fire Emblem Echoes amiibo unlock a new dungeon

Nintendo loves to be mysterious. Even just several weeks away from the launch of the Switch there's still so many unknowns, and one of their favorite things to do is announce peripherals but not give any specifics. That includes amiibo...   read

 
 
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Review: Halo Wars 2

When Microsoft called Halo Wars the "best-selling console RTS of all time," I really had to stop and think of what other console RTS games even exist. StarCraft 64? I mean, Tom Clancy’s Endwar sort of worked becaus...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is changing the way experience works in Fire Emblem Heroes

With Super Mario Run Nintendo has adopted a "set it and forget it" strategy, where they aren't altering the game that much outside of some sparing events and tweaks. But Fire Emblem Heroes is following the exact opposite beat, and...   read

 
 
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Review: Disgaea 2 PC

Despite sinking many hours into strategy RPGs (SRPGs) as a kid, I've never had a chance to play the Disgaea series. I've seen buddies play it and have casually followed the games as an onlooker, but the timing and console exclusivity n...   read

 
 


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