Monthly Archives: June 2013

Musical Monday: “The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Medley” (The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra)

This week, I present you with an orchestral rendition of some of gaming’s most iconic music. While I am not the world’s #1  Zelda player — I only picked up Twilight Princess around six months ago! — Link to the Past … Continue reading

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Hearts of Iron, Observations of Matchsticks

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Hearts of Iron

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Hearts of IronFor the last decade, I’ve been a fan of Paradox Development Studio’s Hearts of Iron grand strategy games. HOI players control all aspects of their chosen nation during … Continue reading

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Europa Universalis IV Q&A, with Thomas Johansson

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Europa Universalis IV

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Europa Universalis IVEuropa Universalis IV is an upcoming grand strategy game by Paradox Development Studio, set during the early modern era of world history (roughly 1450 to 1800). When it … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez” (Hearts of Iron), composed by Joaquin Rodrigo

Since the release of World War 2 grand strategy game Hearts of Iron II, almost a decade ago, Paradox Development Studio has always set its games to original music by Andreas Waldetoft. But the original Hearts of Iron relied on … Continue reading

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Wargame: AirLand Battle — The Verdict

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon  Eugen Systems, the studio behind Wargame: AirLand Battle, is now one of my favourite developers of strategy games, of historical games, and indeed, of historical … Continue reading

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Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, As Told in Classified Ads

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Crusader Kings II game diary, by Rachel McFadden

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Crusader Kings II game diary, by Rachel McFadden   Not a Review   For sale: 1 longboat fleet. 1 careful owner. 5,670 miles on the clock. Used for raiding around … Continue reading

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Let’s defend Scandinavia in Wargame: AirLand Battle! Part 2 (FINAL): Who Dares, Wins

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon   Welcome back to my Let’s Play of Wargame: AirLand Battle!   In Part 1 of this LP, my effort to defend Scandinavia (playing NATO … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Memoro de la Stono ~ Distant Worlds” (Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy XI), composed by Nobuo Uematsu

Happy Queen’s Birthday to my fellow Aussies! This week’s song is actually a two-in-one medley created for the Distant Worlds orchestral concert, with both parts taken from a game I haven’t played, MMORPG Final Fantasy XI. I personally prefer the … Continue reading

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Let’s defend Scandinavia in Wargame: AirLand Battle! Part 1: Something Rotten in Denmark

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red DragonMarch 1985, Moscow. Mikhail Gorbachev loses the race to succeed Konstantin Chernenko as head of the USSR.   Early September, 1985. A clash between Soviet and … Continue reading

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