Gaslands: Refueled | Fortified Niche!

I’ve been describing miniature wargaming as “toy soldiers with rules” foe year. So why not bring another perennial childhood joy into the fold? Gaslands: Refueled gives you THE reason to take our your old model cars, glue on some guns and skulls, and give it post-apocalyptic paintjob. That’s right, Death Race comes to your tabletop!

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Let bions be bygones preview | Buggy visual novels

This game title is capitalized weird, right? You’d expect initial caps. But this is a game from Eastern European indies. You can allow Let bions be bygones have some weirdness. But, weird provenance or not, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an excuse for bugs.

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Lock ‘n Load Tactical Digital | Fortified Niche playtest!

As the pod continues to cover the best hex and chit wargames in the market, we finally pay tribute to one of the modern greats. Lock ‘n Load Tactical Digital is- well, the name’s self-explanatory. It’s tactical action on digital battlefields, baby!

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Wartales review | I’m a mercenary and so can you

Playing the Wartales demo during the Steam Next Fest did not endear me to the game. So how did I end up with 188 hours of game time (allegedly, by Xbox for PC measurements) and a very long review of it? For one, a friend I really highly respect recommended it to me. And that recommendation kept me playing long enough to appreciate what a labor of love Wartales is. 

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Global Conflagration demo | Review in 7 Screenshots!

There’s something in the soul of Command and Conquer: Generals modders that draws them to two patently absurd ideas: that Europe will ever have a unified military and that Russia will become a globally relevant military power again. Global Conflagration demo commits to the first one and goes cheeky with the second. Also, GLA is replaced by… Carpathia?

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Godsworn demo | Review in 7 Screenshots!

We Lithuanians adamantly refuse to capitalize on our history, culture or folk religion to make interesting video games. Developers from other countries are more enlightened than that. And that’s why the Godsworn demo invokes the pagan gods to lead the way in an RTS that fuses the coolest parts of Warcraft 3 and Age of Mythology.

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Arms Trade Tycoon: Tanks | Early Access in 7 Screenshots

This isn’t a game about being a tank-obsessed Basil Zaharoff, but it may be if you try really, really hard. Arms Trade Tycoon: Tanks is all about raising your company to prominence of the likes of Vickers or UVZ, just really focused on AFV production above all else. And if you know anything about me or my life goal of putting a laser on a T-55, you’ll understand that I pounced at the chance to preview it.

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Headquarters: World War II demo | Preview in 7 Screenshots!

World War 2 tactics games are plentiful. Games set during the Normandy campaign are ubiquitous. But, just like years, they just won’t stop coming. Guess what the Headquarters: World War II demo, now available via the Steam Next Fest, is about!

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Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters review | Silver linings

“Space Marine XCOM” hasn’t been a seriously developed video game concept since 1998. That was when the sergeant of the squad was first encouraged to accept his orders in Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate. But eventually the concept was revived – and the Grey Knights are at the fore-front. That’s right, I’m reviewing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. You can all thank my podcast co-host who gifted it and my feverish approach to playing any decent game until I burn out. 

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Stargate: Timekeepers | View in 7 Screenshots!

Despite my childhood passion for Stargate SG-1 and my general fondness for Slitherine games, I could not muster the will to keep playing Stargate: Timekeepers. These are my impressions after completing three missions in about three hours.

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