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  • Endless Legend review: Beauty and brains

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    Endless Legend review: Beauty and brains By Steven Wong, Oct 02, 2014 12:30pm PDT Calling a game "endless" sets up a kind of promise. It can be fun and exciting, like endless wonder, or a kind of threat, like endless tedium. Endless Legend, the third game from Amplitude Studios (Endless Space), falls somewhere in between and slides from one extreme to the other.

  • Montalbano Collection Six (DVD) Review

    Brutal Gamer - - 3 readers - Montalbano Collection Six (DVD) Review For our week of Montalbano we finish today with our review of the sixth and final release for the detective and see if it’s worth buying to the end. Commissario Salvo Montalbano (Luca Zingaretti) relies on his instincts and the ability to connect to the people of Vigata, Sicily as he directs his men from his local police station to solve th ...
  • Galactic Civilization 3 Early Access Spotlight: The Art of Negotiation

    Shacknews - - 3 readers - Galactic Civilization 3 Early Access Spotlight: The Art of Negotiation Conquest and expansion may be at the heart of many 4X strategy games, but diplomacy can be the spirit. The universe is a dangerous place, after all, and sometimes it's good to have a few friends on your side. That is especially true of the Galactic Civilization series.
  • Montalbano Collection Four (DVD) Review

    Brutal Gamer - - 2 readers - Montalbano Collection Four (DVD) Review For our week of Montalbano we start today with our review of the fourth of the six collection releases for the detective. Commissario Salvo Montalbano (Luca Zingaretti) relies on his instincts and the ability to connect to the people of Vigata, Sicily as he directs his men from his local police station to solve the murders and mysteries of the local area.
  • Space 4X M.O.R.E. Double Dips On Kickstarter

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 1 readers - By Ben Barrett on October 7th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. We’ve only mentioned M.O.R.E. once before, a brief nod in 2012 from the dearly departed Kickstarter Katchup when it succeeded in securing funding. It’s a space 4X which developers IdeaLcenter frowningly describe as the first to progress the genre since 1996′s Master of Orion 2, which influences it heavily.

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  • Diplomatic Opportunity: Gal Civ 3 Beta 2 Adds Lots

    …By Graham Smith on October 17th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. When Brendan looked at Galactic Civilization 3‘s beta back in August, he deemed it not ready for consumption. It’s a 4X series that’s beloved for the anecdotes it creates for players through its personality-driven AI and the ability to conquer galaxies not just with superior numbers but by, say…

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  • Dungeon of the Endless to Hit Steam October 27

    …Developer Amplitude has announced that its upcoming rogue-like dungeon defense game, Dungeon of the Endless will be hitting Steam on October 27. Amplitude Studios’ Upcoming Retro-Styled, Dungeon Defense, RPG-light Rogue-like Beefs Up With New Storylines, Characters, and Four-person Cooperative Play Paris, France — October 15, 2014 — After a healthy…

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  • Space 4X M.O.R.E. Double Dips On Kickstarter

    …By Ben Barrett on October 7th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. We’ve only mentioned M.O.R.E. once before, a brief nod in 2012 from the dearly departed Kickstarter Katchup when it succeeded in securing funding. It’s a space 4X which developers IdeaLcenter frowningly describe as the first to progress the genre since 1996′s Master of Orion 2, which influences…

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  • Sorcerer King: Stardock’s Surprise New 4X Strategy

    … announced and released Sorcerer King. It’s a 4X strategy, as you might expect and hope from Stardock, with the twist of pitting players against a Left 4 Dead-ish AI director. Rather than fighting similar AI civilisations doing similar things, it’s an asymmetric war against the mighty Sorcerer King. Building cities, strengthening armies, grabbing items…

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  • Endless Legend review: Beauty and brains

    … extreme to the other. The turn-based 4X strategy game takes a lot of inspiration from games like Civilization V, including the hexagonal tiles, but it has plenty of unique features to stand out as its own game. Players choose from eight different factions, each with their own backstories and motivations to grow an empire. The game diverges from…

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  • Shacknews Chatty Community's Top 100 PC Games of All-Time: #40-31

    … horde with dwindling health." -radula #36 - Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri While Civilization was based on real-world history, Firaxis had some bold ideas for a spin-off that would center around the future. Instead of playing the past that was, players would now play the future as we imagined it would become. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri brought 4X…

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  • Montalbano Collection Six (DVD) Review

    … to get caught up in the waves of emotion, really getting into the moment. But… Is Endless Space worth your space-time? Endless Space is the latest is the entrant into the catalogue of 4X strategy games that require players to build an empire through exploring, expanding, exploiting and exterminating. This is an interesting genre, because games…

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  • Montalbano Collection Four (DVD) Review

    … of 4X strategy games that require players to build an empire through exploring, expanding, exploiting and exterminating. This is an interesting genre, because games of this ilk seem to stand up better over… “Every player’s action has consequences for the war effort.” Reto-Moto’s Heroes and Generals comes with an interesting concept: a massive…

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  • Montalbano Collection Three (DVD) Review

    … on the Wheaties box? It’s a lot of fun to get caught up in the waves of emotion, really getting into the moment. But… Is Endless Space worth your space-time? Endless Space is the latest is the entrant into the catalogue of 4X strategy games that require players to build an empire through exploring, expanding, exploiting and exterminating…

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  • Endless Legend Now Available on Steam

    …Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Amplitude Studios have released a new video for Endless Legend. Haarlem, The Netherlands – September 18, 2014 – Veteran Publisher Iceberg Interactive and award-winning developer Amplitude Studios are proud to announce that their highly anticipated 4X fantasy-strategy game Endless Legend will officially…

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  • Top 10 Reissued And Remastered Classics On GOGcom

    … War is one of the finest 4X games in existence. Buy Here Now Wasteland 2 Digital Deluxe Don’t run away from this bundle looking at the price, because it is offering incredible value. Get Wasteland 2 Digital Deluxe and you also get gift codes for the original Wasteland, as well as for The Bard’s Tale. Wasteland 2 itself is a spiritual predecessor…

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  • Worlds Of Magic On Early Access Of Steam

    … crack at the prize after a failed first attempt. Such was not the case for Wastelands Interactive and their Master of Magic spiritual successor. They reached their goal at the first visit and decided they wanted seconds, using another campaign as a stretch goal funder. Now the fantasy 4X is in a playable state, though an Early Access one, eight…

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