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All the fun of Vietnam is coming to your Ipad, kids!

George McGovern once said “I thought the Vietnam war was an utter, unmitigated disaster, so it was very hard for me to say anything good about it.” This sentiment is far from an unusual one in the American zeitgeist. Which might be why the conflict in Vietnam seems so unable to have a popular and/or well-made…

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Game Developers Choice Awards Finalist Predictions!

The smoke signal has appeared above the Vatican, confirming that the Pope has chosen a series of finalists for the 15th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards–finalists that will lead us into a glorious new future full of space operas and shadowy figures and what the hell: maybe an entertaining achievement or two. …at least that’s…

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Evolve Intro Cinematic Is Go!

Those of you who know me recognize that I’m really not a multiplayer FPS style gamer. But like many of you, I’ve been following Evolve for a while now, and I have to say: I’m impressed as hell. I don’t know if it’s something I’ll be picking up on release day, but I bet you…

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Two weeks of the Bloodshed Bundle!

The sale-loving maniacs at BundleStars have got something special for you for the next fortnight, and they’re calling it the Bloodshed Bundle. I don’t often take the time to talk about limited time sales, but this one caught my eye based simply on the fact that it has ten games for a total price of…

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First Screenshots of “Sunset” from Tale of Tales!

This morning, developer Tale of Tales released the first screenshots for their upcoming game Sunset, and it’s looking gorgeous. True to its name, everything seems wrapped in blazing oranges and reds and purples. Auriea Harvey (one half of the two person team that is Tale of Tales), makes a point to say that these screenshots…

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Long Winters & Gathering Dust: Thoughts on “Endless Legend”

Bizarre, cynical, and full of stories–truly, Amplitude Studio’s Endless Legend is the Hunter S. Thompson of 4X games. In a year that boasted some heavily-desired strategy and civ-based games (including one from the granddaddy of all civilization franchises), isn’t it funny that the one that absolutely stands out the most is the one with the…

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The Conquistadork’s Favorite Video Games of 2014

Anyone else feel a little underwhelmed at 2014’s gaming offerings? I don’t know: wasn’t this supposed to be the year of next gen greatness? It’s not to suggest that there weren’t any good games this year–far from it–it’s just that there weren’t as many crushers as last year. You know what? That’s exactly what it is: we…