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Entries from February 26th, 2010

Napoleon: Total War Review

February 26th, 2010 · 10 Comments · 1up, Creative Assembly, Review

Read it here at 1up. Not especially happy with how it turned out, writing wise. Part of the problem is that Napoleon Total War can be seen as an improvement over Empire in many ways. The attrition and replenishment mechanics are very well done and there are finally historic battles to fight. And the AI […]

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A Tale of Two Boxes

February 24th, 2010 · 31 Comments · Industry, Ubisoft

This is the British box art for the upcoming city builder / RTS Settlers 7: This is the American box art: Same game, two very different tones. The British box is light and happy and full of daylight. The American box is dark and grim and full of fear. The British box says “This is […]

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Three Moves Ahead Episode 53: One Year Anniversary Show

February 23rd, 2010 · 15 Comments · Podcast, Three Moves Ahead

No agenda this week beyond a few of my favorite clips, some chat about the podcast’s high and low points and what we’d like to see in the coming year of podcasts. Learn about Tom’s other podcasts, Bruce Geryk’s origin story, whether or not Julian is a game reviewer and how Rob makes his girlfriend […]

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One Year of Three Moves Ahead: Some Stats

February 23rd, 2010 · 11 Comments · Podcast, Three Moves Ahead

The anniversary Three Moves Ahead podcast will go up later today, but I thought I’d put some numbers out there so you have some idea how we are doing. March 2009: 4368 downloads, with a peak day of 456 downloads (Episode 2 – Halo Wars, Sins, Empire) January 2010: 8413 downloads, with a peak of […]

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The Return of Open Alpha and Videos in General

February 20th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Blogs

This isn’t quite strategy news, but I should plug the return of Jenn Cutter’s video blog series, Open Alpha. After all the work she did on the site, including putting up with a client who wasn’t quite sure what he wanted, it’s the least I can do. It’s been three years since Cutter was doing […]

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Brutal Legend Strategy Game of the Year

February 19th, 2010 · 7 Comments · AIAS, Awards

Though some listeners were annoyed with Tom and Julian for devoting an entire episode of Three Moves Ahead to Brutal Legend, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences agree that Tim Schafer’s heavy metal adventure whatsit is, in fact, a bona fide strategy game and, in fact, the best one of 2009. In other AIAS […]

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