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Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Front Page Features, Games PR

Star Wars Armada – Game Review

Star Wars Armada – Game Review

Star Wars Armada  Game Review.  Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games Designer: James Kniffen and Christian T. Petersen Price  $99.00 for the Starter Set $15.00 and up for additional ships. Passed Inspection: Beautiful miniatures. Exciting game play. Fairly easy to learn and lots of advanced rules. Perfectly captures fleet actions in the Star Wars universe. Failed Basic: Some components are difficult to put together and tend to fall apart during game play. Rules are not always clear. More layouts needed to speed learning of ship and squadron information. The Admiral sat overlooking the crew pits on the bridge of the Eviscerator, a Victory Class II Star Destroyer.  His crew had engaged a Rebel task force of a Corvette and a Nebulon B frigate.  The two Rebel ships launched their complement of X Wings but they were soon outnumbered by the multitudes of Tie Fighters that the Imperial ship scrambled.  The high quality of experience provided by the endless conflicts since the Clone Wars, plus the exceptional training offered at the Imperial...

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Posted on Oct 19, 2011 in Games PR

New Sword of the Stars II Screenshots

The new sequel to Sword of the Stars, Sword of the Stars II, is due for release within the next two weeks, and Armchair General has some new screenshots showing off the brand new graphics engine.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2011 in Games PR

Making History II Releases on Mac – Huge PC Patch Too

Muzzy Lane has announced that its grand strategy game Making History II: The War of the World is now available for Mac OSX. The game is priced at $29.99 and will be available in English, German and French. Both the Mac and PC versions feature a huge update to the existing game. Making History II: The War of the World (MHII) gives players the power to take full control of any world nation during the time leading up to and during the Second World War. Armchair generals and fans of grand strategy can take their turns building great empires or protecting the world from tyranny during these pivotal moments in world history. Players can control International trade, military campaigns, diplomatic negotiations, and more. Economic historian and policy icon Niall Ferguson, who collaborated on the game, is a leading proponent of the concept that economic and ethnic instability play key roles in creating and sustaining major conflicts. The grand strategist must consider those elements in addition to military planning, and...

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Posted on Sep 19, 2011 in Games PR

Gamers Solve HIV-related Mystery

Structure of Molecule Solved by Gamers. May Help In Halting Spread of Many Viruses Including HIV. In a study published by the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, gamers took three weeks to solve a problem that had stumped scientists for years. A mystery had surrounded the precise crystal structure of the M-PMV retroviral protease. In simple terms retroviral proteases are what allow viruses to reproduce. The implications to understanding how viruses reproduce could have a broad impact – stopping the reproduction of viruses including HIV. Scientists provided gamers with a program that facilitates the creation of three dimensional molecular structures by using a puzzle-like mechanic. This program, called FoldIt, has been used since 2008 and has been employed to solve problems related to Alzheimers and Cancer, among other things. The gamers’ solution, while not perfect, gave scientists a solid map from which they could refine the details of the structure and solve the mystery. In the conclusion of the report it stated, "The critical role of Foldit players...

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Posted on Sep 8, 2011 in Games PR

Hard Reset Demo Released

The highly anticipated First-Person Shooter (FPS) Hard Reset is set for release next week (September 13th), and a demo is now available for gamers to check it out.  This cyber-punk FPS has some high expectations. Now gamers can check out the game for themselves.  The game can be directly downloaded from Steam and from a number of mirrors expected to come online today if they’re not already up. Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/98400 Gamers Hell: http://www.gamershell.com/download_79104.shtml WorthPlaying: http://worthplaying.com/article/2011/9/8/demo/83212 Fileplanet: http://www.fileplanet.com/files/220000/222166.shtml GameFront: http://www.gamefront.com/files/20754229/hardresetdemo_en_exe ComputerGames.ro: http://computergames.ro/en/downloads/viewitem/id/21393/name/hard-reset-demo.html...

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Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in Games PR

New Indy Game – Unity of Command – Beta Announced

An independent game developer out of Croatia, 2 x 2 Games, has anounced it is working on a new World War II turn-based strategy game called Unity of Command. 2 x 2 Games is about to launch a beta for Unity of Command and players can sign up for it at http://unityofcommand.net/testing/. Unity of Command boasts the following features: Easy to learn and intuitive, with fast and flowing gameplay. Historically accurate operational-level units (Axis divisions, Soviet corps). 20+ detailed scenarios, Axis and Soviet, at the scale of 20km per hex, 4 days per turn. Campaign mode that puts historical and what-if scenarios in strategic context. Sophisticated weather model, with realistic per-hex weather. Novel supply system, providing for exciting battles of encirclement and breakout. Aggressive AI that knows how to counterattack and threaten supply lines. Integrated "History Mode" for after-action replays. Multiplayer via the Internet Beta tests are scheduled to begin September...

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Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in Games PR

Lock ‘n Load Announces New Pre-Order Trial and Honneur & Patrie

Today Lock ‘n Load has announced it has created a new trial program for pre-orders, and the first game to be placed into that system is an expansion to Heroes of the Gap, Honneur & Patrie.  According to Lock ‘n Load, the new pre-order trial works like this, "The title debuts a new preorder system trial. We either get the money we need before Thanksgiving, or we don’t publish. If we do get the funding, we guarantee the shipping date. We also offer purchasers lots of options, from a $5 donation, to a $2000 hand-delivered, numbered/initialed boxed copy, with the gamer’s image and name on a Leader counter. Check out the game and the preorder system at http://www.locknloadgame.com." Honneur & Patrie (Honor and Fatherland) is the first expansion for Lock ‘n Load: Heroes of the Gap. The expansion introduces the French army into the third war to end all wars. Highlighting the fighting in not only West Germany, but also right into Paris, Honneur & Patrie features French conscripts,...

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Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in Games PR

World of Battleships Announced

Completing the "World of..." trillogy, Wargaming.net has announced World of Battleships, which will join World of Tanks and World of Warplanes as a "freemium" online game.

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