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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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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: 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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Fire Emblem Fates now available in Australia and New Zealand

On the heels of Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Conquest's European release, Intelligent Systems' new Nintendo 3DS strategy role-playing games have finally arrived in Australia and New Zealand. And in case you weren't one of the luck...   read

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Find out what Total War: Warhammer is all about

I will always have a soft spot for Warhammer -- both Fantasy (which was succeed by Age of Sigmar in 2015) and 40K. In-between tabletop sessions I would enjoy just reading about various factions and races, and of course, playing so...   read

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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 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'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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