Monthly Archives: November 2011

Meiji Restoration standalone expansion for Shogun 2 on the way!

Sega has announced a new standalone expansion for Shogun 2, “Fall of the Samurai”, and boy does it sound cool. Excerpt from the press release below:   Based on the backdrop of the Boshin War period, the new campaign starts … Continue reading

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Distant Worlds first impressions: The galaxy is a big place

This is part 1 of a series on Distant Worlds.   1. First impressions: the galaxy is a big place 2. How the opening moves play out – a mini-Let’s Play 3. The verdict     Note: I am playing … Continue reading

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Difficulty in Demon’s Souls: what we can learn from… behavioural finance?!

This is part 3 of my series on Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls.   1. Co-op: misery loves company 2. Progress, progress, progress 3. What difficulty in Demon’s Souls has to do with behavioural finance 4. Impressions of Dark Souls … Continue reading

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Book review: The Mistborn Trilogy, by Brandon Sanderson

THE MISTBORN TRILOGY Brandon Sanderson   After really enjoying a short story by Brandon Sanderson, “Firstborn”, I had high hopes for another set of his works, the Mistborn trilogy (comprising Book 1, Mistborn; Book 2, The Well of Ascension; and … Continue reading

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