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With the release of Gary Grigsby’s War in the West on Steam, we take a fresh look at this mind-boggingly deep WW2 wargame...

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Heroes of Normandie is getting updated next week with its most requested feature: Action Cards.

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James Cobb takes a look at Battlefront's latest Combat Mission game, Final Blitzkrieg.

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HexWar's latest features online multiplayer, something new for the developer, and it set to hit PC/Mac and iPad tomorrow.

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Of all the British, Canadian and American D-Day invasion beaches along the Normandy coast, none was as fiercely defended nor caused as many lost Allied lives than at Omaha Beach. The reasons for the near disaster at Omaha beach were many, with both Allied and Axis forces directly or indirectly sharing the blame for this near defeat, turned to costly victory.

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We start this week’s news off with notice of a short duration sale by Matrix Games of all the Panzer Corps series. Available direct from their store or on Steam if that is your preferred purchase route.

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Sales, like buses, seem to all come at the same time. At the same time that Steam announce their Monster Summer Sale, Matrix Games announce their own summer sale.

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Hearts of Iron IV is the latest iteration of Paradox Interactive’s successful World War 2 grand strategy title. However, I have to confess that the last version was, for me, a failure as I just couldn’t get into it at all. Therefore, it was with some trepidation that I accepted an invitation from Paradox to a two day multi-player event being held just outside of London – that’s a lot of time to commit to something you really may not like from the off. This was not helped by having very little time to get to know the game with the beta that was kindly provided and having to get going with game from the start of the event. So how did it work out; read on …

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So we now come to the third installment of my semi-regular inexplicable military decisions series. And this particular choice is the one that has utterly baffled me ever since that 1965 movie incited an undue fascination with what might well be the most famous conflict involving American soldiers. Though I will say the sight of Telly Savalas riding around in a turretless Sherman tank firing a hand-held 50 caliber machinegun still makes me chuckle. Apparently he had that rare water-cooled variety.

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“Will there be a Mac version?” or “When will this be out on Mac?” are common questions when a new game is released, often followed by an evasive or holding reply from the publisher leaving the gamer none the wiser. The sad fact for people looking for wargames on the Mac is that the market segment is pretty small – let’s be honest, the PC is the norm for a games machine – and so the economics of porting a game to the Mac are usually a bit marginal.

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