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Entries from April 30th, 2007

Commander: Europe at War Preview

April 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Commander: Europe at War Preview · Preview, Wargames, WW2

Greg Costikyan has posted a comparative preview of Slitherine’s upcoming WW2 grand strategy game, Commander: Europe at War. Greg analyzes some of the design decisions in Europe at War in light of other attempts to model the conflict. It’s a brief essay on the mechanics of various games and how they mirror either good design […]

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Guest Blog: Average Gamers Please Step Forward

April 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Guest Blog

This month's guest blog is from A.B. Harris. With a professional background in engineering, his early interests were in game design academia. A.B. now offers the occasional Op-Ed piece on gaming culture. (Rumor has it that he's also hard at work on a weekly radio program that will feature game music and soundtracks). The article […]

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Who buys these?

April 27th, 2007 · 11 Comments · Industry

It looks like we’ll be getting a novelization of Command and Conquer 3. I’m sure it will be as full of literary goodness as the novelizations of Baldur’s Gate, Halo and Warcraft. If it approaches the almost readable Alpha Centauri novels, it will be a freaking miracle. This week’s Games for Windows podcast has a […]

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Patching News

April 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Patches

Though it’s not an expansion pack, there is a new patch for Rise of Legends. You can read the details of the 2.5 patch at Big Huge Games. This gives me an excuse to load the game again. It’s been sitting there unused for a few months. Meanwhile, just as I get back to competence […]

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Ancient Wars: Sparta

April 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Ancient Wars: Sparta · Ancients, RTS

In my effort to be a full service hub for marginal games related to ancient history, Rob Fahey recently reviewed Ancient Wars: Sparta, and, from my time with the game, his final evaluation seems to have hit the nail square on the head. I disagree with him on some of his specific comments, but we’re […]

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Gamer’s Bookshelf: Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

April 23rd, 2007 · 6 Comments · Gamer's Bookshelf

As every game journalist knows, nothing gets eyeballs like a list. Ten most important this. Fifteen least appreciated that. Fifty sexiest. Hundred scariest. So it’s sort of right and proper to pay homage to one of the first big “list” books, the one that earned its otherwise negligible author eternal fame. Sir Edward Creasy was […]

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