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November CGM

October 13th, 2006 by Troy Goodfellow · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

This month’s Computer Games Magazine is mostly Troy-free. I can’t think of a better reason to go out and buy it right now.

My Alt.Games column has brief blurbs on Flower Quest, DevastationZone Troopers and another favorite for indie game of the year, Armadillo Run. It is one of the great puzzle games of recent years and is the best Incredible Machine descendent yet born.

Lots of features this month including a look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO (coupled with yet another recap of Tolkien in games, only done from Tolkien’s perspective.) Lara Crigger, quickly becoming the go-to writer for social commentary in the gaming world, has an article on political protests in MMOs, though from where I sit, only the liberal in her example was really protesting – calling people ethnic slurs is neither conservative nor an act of protest.

Brett Todd has a great primer on Civ IV mods and there seems to be more board game content this month for some reason. Considering the misty origins of the magazine, these seems entirely appropriate. And there is another brutal review for Kerberos’ Sword of the Stars and another rave for Company of Heroes. I’m glad I bought the latter.

This month also marks the launch of the new The Globe venture from CGM, Massive, a magazine about MMOs. It’s only a quarterly, and I haven’t seen it yet. But I’m hearing good things. Good luck, guys.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Darius K.

    Yes! Armadillo Run is a great game. But so often people say it’s not as good as bridge construction set. I have to disagree.

  • Troy

    I hadn’t heard that people were comparing it unfavorably to Bridge Construction Set, also a great game.

    I prefer Armadillo Run because the solutions can be so varied. I’m sure I have found many non-optimal answers, but I still get to keep going. BCS seemed less forgiving, though a bridge collapsing is a really special thing to see in motion.