Tag: Strategy

Aug 02

Newsblurb: Frozen Endzone is now Frozen Cortex

Call it Frozen Cortex.  Apparently the developers were tired of the ‘Frendzone’ jokes and the confusion about the game simulating American Football.  The robot players and randomly generated field weren’t enough to distinguish it from Madden.  Or maybe the NFL isn’t as universal as we Americans like to think it is.  Regardless, anything from the …

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Mar 12

Homeworld Remastered Collector’s Edition

In addition to Homeworld: Shipbreakers, Gearbox is releasing HD updated versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2.   These will be full updates.  From the site: “Crafted with the assistance and guidance of the original creators as well as the help of a passionate fan community, Homeworld Remastered Collection introduces Relic’s acclaimed space strategy games Homeworld …

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Feb 11

Kickstarter: Unsung Story

Yes, it’s another Kickstarter.  However, you get a bunch of leeway from me if you create one of my all time favorite games.  I don’t even know what to say if you create two (Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII).  Yasumi Matsuno has also created games I enjoyed (Vagrant Story, Tactics Ogre, and Final Fantasy …

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Sep 03

Homeworld: Shipbreakers

I don’t hide my love for the Homeworld series.  It and Ground Control came out at nearly the same time.  It was  a little slice of heaven.  I’d heard the rumors of a new Homeworld.  I’d heard about Blackbird Interactive made up of former Homeworld team members.  Today we get the news that Gearbox, who …

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Sep 01

XCOM is Expanding

Firaxis has announced that the excellent strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting an expansion pack titled Enemy Within.  It looks like all the improvements, maps and story elements will be rolled into the main campaign.  Since those improvements will include biologically and mechanically augmented soldiers and enemies, it should add some welcome depth to …

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Aug 06

Game of the Week: Infectonator (iOS, Android, Flash)

I’m sure I first played Infectonator in its flash form.  The iOS and Android version appeared to be based more on Infectonator 2.  The concept is simple.  You are a mad scientist trying to take over the world with zombies.  You drop your infectonator bomb or bombs on the city of your choice then see …

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May 26

Game of the Week: Game Dev Story

I’ve probably bought too many Kairosoft titles.  Game Dev Story is the reason why.  At least, that’s where it started.  Conceptually, it’s pretty brilliant.  They made a game about making games.  Throw in a lot of game references and a retro art style.  It’s like catnip for gamers.  I suppose some PC gamers might be …

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May 22

Game of the Week: Fantasy Empires

I could write a book about the golden age of SSI (Strategic Simulations, Inc.).  What a great name.  If you’re at all like me, you’d just want to support a company with a name like that.  There are several games I bought on the strength of that brand alone.  Fortunately, I was rarely disappointed, hence …

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Mar 01

Game of the Week Puzzle Saga

I want to do more regular updates. So I’m going to try to do a game of the week. Admittedly, most of these will be apps since that’s the bulk of my game time these days.   I’ll try to mix in some classics, indies, and big budget games as well.  I’ll probably shoot for Fridays, …

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Feb 21

Sony Defense Force

Sony had their Playstation 4 press conference on the 20th of February. Some have wondered why the seemingly sudden announcement. Personally, I think it’s a good sign. Sony actually recognizes that they’re in trouble. They used to dismiss signs of trouble with the wave of an imperious hand. Now they’re reacting to a problem like …

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