My review of AGEod’s American Civil War is now up at Gameshark. I really like what AGEod has been doing, and this title is a smart pickup for CDV.
Entries from February 28th, 2008
February 27th, 2008 · 6 Comments · City Builder, Indie Games, Interview
Don’t miss John Harris’s interview with Tarn Adams, the creator of one of the best (and most user unfriendly) city/empire builders in recent memory. Dwarf Fortress is a game that is captivating, addictive and terribly, terribly mean.
February 27th, 2008 · 5 Comments · GDC, Me, Media
Kotaku is reporting that future editions of DICE and GDC will be going invite only with press registration. Concerned about the growing size of the conference and the vanishing developer culture of the annual event, Jamil Moledina thinks that something has to be done to get GDC back under control. “It’s meant to be a […]
February 27th, 2008 · 15 Comments · Design, History
The always interesting Vic Davis has recently posted about appeasement as an historical tactic and game mechanic. Appeasement as a strategy is often a bad choice. It can be a catastrophic choice under certain conditions. Perhaps the most famous from the last century is the sad spectacle of the Munich Conference in 1938 and Neville […]
Jason Ocampo has been Gamespot’s in house strategy go-to guy for years. Though I don’t always agree with him, he’s an intelligent commentator and his opinion is always worthy of consideration. Little too mass market in his tastes, but you know, we need people like that on sites like Gamespot. I’ve had the pleasure of […]