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Brushes & Bayonets

18 Jul 2008 0

Brushes & Bayonets may look like just another coffee table book, but it's not. Find out why this may be the only coffee table book you buy not to impress someone else.

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Company of Heroes

17 Jul 2008 0

Relic is a developer with a reputation for making innovative, fun games. What happens when they set their sites on the Second World War? Jim Zabek shares his thoughts.

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Dr. Jim Cobb takes a look at two movies portraying the amazing feat of Guy Gabaldon, who convinced over 1500 Japanese soldiers to surrender on Saipan.

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Pacific Storm: Allies

24 Jun 2008 0

Putting his stressful experience with the game's predecessor behind him, Bill Trotter steps up to the plate to write a judicious review of Lesta Studios' Pacific Storm; Allies among a sea of sophomoric ones.

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Football Manager 2008

07 Jun 2008 0

Boasting superb re-playability and many new features such as player mentoring, staff "loyalty" and in-depth scouting reports, Football Manager 2008 provides a satisfying and challenging experience for those gamers who wish to be the manager of a professional soccer club. Read on to see what Mike Dorn has to say.

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Revisit the greats as Matrix Games and Talonsoft reacquaint the public to some old classics through a compilation of some of John Tillers famous Civil War titles.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam delivers a captivating read posthumously in The Coldest Winter...

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Crysis

09 Apr 2008 0

So what do you get when you can be Superman, Batman, and Rambo all at once? Enter the life of a top secret operative in Crysis! Read on to see if this state-of-the-art game has enough superpowers to overcome the hype.

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Empires in Arms

05 Feb 2008 0

To win, players must step outside of their comfort zone to gain PP's and accumulate victory points. By doing so in essentially a zero-sum game, they will deny their worthy opponents of Political Points, create friction and conflict, and, if it is a particularly fun and exciting game, lead to a long-term race to the finish for one lucky player. It has been the dynamics of such multiplayer diplomacy and nail-biting resolutions of major battles that have kept playgroups of Empires in Arms hooked ever since the original board game was released. If this is the kind of gameplay new players are looking for, then this is the game for them to play.

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Armageddon Empires

18 Jan 2008 0

It’s been a long time since a new game’s come along that demands such a commitment of time, effort, and intelligence, yet repays that commitment with gameplay of hypnotic intensity and gratifying unpredictability, but Armageddon Empires does exactly that.

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