Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mystery game mode coming to Wargame: European Escalation in July

Update – 5 July 2012: It’s a mystery no longer: details of Conquest are now on Steam. It’s a territorial victory mode:   ’CONQUEST’’ for Wargame: European Escalation brings brand new exciting content to extend the conflict. Defy commanders worldwide … Continue reading

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Soren Johnson: “So far, the big question for cloud gaming is when will it be feasible, but ultimately, the more important question is what will it enable.”

From Soren Johnson’s Designer Notes (itself a reprint of an article in Game Developer magazine):   Ever since OnLive’s dramatic public unveiling at GDC 2009, the games industry has been watching and wondering about cloud gaming, at times skeptically, at … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Call of Magic” (aka the Morrowind theme), composed by Jeremy Soule

It’s Musical Monday again, folks! This week’s song, composed by Jeremy Soule, goes by several names — “Call of Magic”, “Nerevar Rising”, “Morrowind Title” or just “the Morrowind theme”. Of all these titles, I like “Call of Magic” the best: … Continue reading

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Tactics X-COM: Jagged Ogre Chronicles, or a guide to squad-level strategy/tactics/RPGs

  This is a good time to be a fan – as I am – of games that mix squad-level strategy and RPG mechanics. Last year saw the PSP release of the excellent Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, a … Continue reading

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“Do you think these titles can compete with $120 million dollar super titles?”

From Gamesindustry International‘s interview with THQ president Jason Rubin:   And he [THQ CEO Brian Farrell] said, “Well, where do you think the industry’s going? Do you think these titles can compete with $120 million dollar super titles?”   So I … Continue reading

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Introducing Musical Monday: “Inner Universe” (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), composed by Yoko Kanno

Sorry, guys, still no major update — not only is my computer still out of commission, but I’ve been feeling under the weather for the last week. I have written most of a post on squad-level strategy and tactical RPGs, but … Continue reading

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Persona 3 Portable: The Retrospective Verdict

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Persona 3 & 4

    2006 was a big year for video games. That year, two of the current generation of consoles launched: the Playstation 3 and the Wii. The rival Xbox 360 launched the previous year, but 2006 saw the debut of … Continue reading

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