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Posted on Jun 4, 2013 in Electronic Games

Assault Wave – iOS Game Preview

‘Assault Wave’ may appear to be an arcade-type product, but all iPad gamers should watch for its summer 2013 release; several layers of options give it much more depth than is apparent at first glance.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2013 in Electronic Games

Birth of Rome – PC Game Review

With a greater variety of nations, scenarios, troop types and options, “Birth of Rome” is even more interesting than its predecessor, “Alea Jacta Est,” which was no slouch of a game itself.

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Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in Electronic Games

Civil War 1863 – iOS Game Review

‘Civil War 1863,’ an IOS game from Hunted Cow Studio, while not rivaling many of its PC counterparts, is an enjoyable game and presents players with interesting tactical challenges, at an excellent price.

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Posted on Feb 3, 2011 in Electronic Games

Bronze – PC Game Review

“Bronze” is a good, challenging beer-and-pretzel game set in the Ancient World. It shows good research and offers great replay value, though it suffers from substandard graphics and lacks PBEM and Internet play.

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Posted on Jan 7, 2010 in Electronic Games

For the Glory – PC Game Review

For the Glory is a product that is more than a mega-patch but less than a new game, one that delivers plenty of new options for Europa Universalis II while keeping the original game’s user friendliness.

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Posted on Oct 31, 2008 in Electronic Games

Jutland – PC Game Preview

This preview of Jutland, the soon-to-be-released second game in the Distant Guns series from Storm Eagle Studios, gives gamers a peek into its detailed graphics, dynamic environment effects and well-researched ship characteristics.

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Posted on Oct 9, 2006 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Europa Universalis III – Recon (PC)

Europa Universalis III appears to be a gamer’s game instead of a historian’s test tube. I recommend gamers to have both versions, one for the historical approach and the other for a more wild and wooly experience. Paradox has once again listened to its customer base and responded favorably.

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Posted on Aug 12, 2006 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Panzer Command – Game Review (PC)

Matrix Games and Koios Works have targeted beginners and casual gamers with Panzer Command – Operation Winter Storm. Using almost the same scale and general approach as Combat Mission, the newer game may walk and quack like the older one but it is definitely not a Combat Mission duck.

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Posted on Apr 11, 2006 in Electronic Games, Front Page Features

Moscow ’41 – Game Review (PC)

Moscow ’41 is a hidden jewel of the Panzer Campaigns series, despite not having the glamor of titles like Stalingrad or Normandy. The most interesting scenarios may be work to finish. However, the creativity and inventiveness in applying new concepts in a very difficult environment stand out as some of the best work Tiller and friends have done. Schnapps all around!

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Posted on Sep 26, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Strategy: Blitzkrieg II

Armchair General gets an advanced look at Blitzkrieg II, and passes along some military wisdom to help you suvive the game. The battlefield is a dangerous place, and this RTS title from CDV is not your average “bum-rush” to victory game. You will need to use real tactics rather than be the fastest mouse pusher…

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