Gamespy’s Allen Rausch has the first extended preview of Stardock’s sequel to the 2004 election game Political Machine. The new edition takes so many more factors into account that the team felt confident enough to actually include a few historical scenarios such as the Lincoln/Douglas race of 1860 (Lincoln won) and some modern European politicians [...]
Entries from January 31st, 2008
January 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments · AAR, AAR1960, Board Games
TURN ONE. Momentum 3 Nixon, 2 Kennedy Initiative: 2 blue 1 red, Nixon goes first Phase 1 NIXON 1: The Old Nixon / Event: Kennedy loses 2 momentum down to zero, Nixon loses 1, down to 2 KENNEDY 1: Lazy Shave 3CP (1 rest cube) +1 PA, +2 NY (draws 1 red, 1 blue = [...]
January 30th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Blogs, Board Games
My weekend Vassal/Brettspiel/Skype sessions with Bruce and browsing at Board Game Geek have gotten me more interested in how I can make board games a bigger part of my life. To that end, I give you Bill Abner’s Top Ten Board Games of last year. Shogun sure looks pretty.
January 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Electronic Arts, Industry, Maxis
Spore may be delayed. Damn you to hell.
January 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Consoles, Firaxis, Industry
IGN is reporting that 2k Games has put the Wii version of the upcoming console Civilization on hold “indefinitely.” The DS version goes on, though it looks a lot like other turn-based strategy games on that platform, only more crowded and a little uglier. Plus, it has ninjas.
January 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Blogs, Me, RTS
Nothing like stirring the pot to get a little attention. My recent counterpost to Dr. Nathan Toronto’s article on The Future of the RTS has (with my consent) been reprinted on Gamasutra. I hope the conversation will continue, though I should probably have added a paragraph or two about the potential for Sins of a [...]