Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock – Ghost Fleet Offensive DLC review | Toasting toasters

When they first announced Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock, I was not amused. A TV series tie-in for a franchise I considered dead? Not something I was interested in. Yet the good people at Wargamer/Strategy Gamer would not stop ranting and raving about the game, and I’m nothing if not impressionable. Here’s me reviewing Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock and its latest DLC, Ghost Fleet Offensive.

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Phoenix Point review | Protecting our vital fluids from crabmen

I’m too young to have been brought up on X-Com: UFO Defense (or UFO: Enemy Unknown – that’s how it was called outside the US). In fact, I played some of its terrible imitators long before I tried the real thing. I’ve probably spent more time on XPiratez more than on the original game. I finished XCOM: Enemy Unknown with Enemy Within, I gave UFO the good ol’ college try, and the most prominent Lithuanian video review of Xenonauts features the sound of a spoon (previously stuck to my skin) dropping on my table. There was no way I wouldn’t review Phoenix Point, a game headed by the man who built the damn genre. Continue reading “Phoenix Point review | Protecting our vital fluids from crabmen”

5 Game Series That Should Embrace the Cold War

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 – Cold War is but the latest game to take us back to 50 years of conflict that somehow didn’t kill us all… and to actually fight it out on a digital battlefield. I say that is not enough. I say we need more AAA game series to embrace the war that wasn’t. Here are a few franchises that are frankly insulting in their unwillingness to embrace the Cold War. Continue reading “5 Game Series That Should Embrace the Cold War”

Close Combat: The Bloody First review | A Close Shave

Will we ever stop gaming World War II? Highly unlikely, since only World War III would eclipse it in scope and interest – and it’s generally assumed that we wouldn’t survive it. Thus it still remains at the forefront of gameable conflicts. And that is why we can get the first brand-spanking-new Close Combat title in decades – Close Combat: The Bloody First.

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