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Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Review – This Year’s Strategy Behemoth Just Got Grander

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Stardock Sins of a Solar Empire wasn’t just a super-cool title, it was a game that absorbed a large portion of my life. Sins single-handedly reinvented the RTS wheel by offering gamers a real time experience which featured a seriously effective strategic zoom component. Zooming all the way out made it possible to manage one Continue Reading...
 
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Atlas Reactor Review – A Whimsical yet Gestaltic Achievement

Atlas Reactor Trion Worlds I still recall a conversation I had with a friend from a couple of weeks ago. “Hey man, are you going to review Atlas Reactor?” he queried. “Huh? Atlas what?” I replied. “Atlas Reactor. It’s a new MOBA that is coming out.” “MOBA? You know I don’t do MOBAs,” I snorted. “No…it’s a turn-based MOBA, and Continue Reading...
 
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RimWorld (Early Access) Review – Emergent Storytelling at its Finest

RimWorld Ludeon Studios In my god-like omnipotence, I saw fit to have my three beginning colonists’ crash land in a tropical rain forest, this time around. I’d tried other drops in arid, desert, tundra, and even temperate woodland biomes, but not a one of my previous colonies had survived past a couple of months. This time, I thought things could Continue Reading...
 
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Squad (Alpha) Review – Gun-Toting Without the Glitz & Glamour

Squad Offworld Industries My buddy Rock and I were the forward scout team of a nine-man, U.S. Army squad. We had cautiously strode ahead from the rest of our guys in hopes of locating any insurgent activity, or, more importantly (and improbably), a much-sought after weapon’s cache. The map that we played on, Logar Valley, was composed of a dusty Continue Reading...