The Chudliness of Death of Hope

The Chudliness of Death of Hope

The voice of a chud crying in the wilderness: “please keep politics out of my entertainment!” And as you would expect from a chud, he immediately contradicts himself. For when they say “politics,” they actually mean “something that makes me feel bad.” Anything that doesn’t is apolitical. It is through this cracked lens that this curse descends upon Death of Hope, the long-awaited Horus Heresy fan movie.

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Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War T’au DLC review | Blue Man Fireteam

T'au DLC review

If orks are the best race in Warhammer 40,000, the Tau are the worst. Oh sure, the Tyranids have the worst fluff, but they get beat by the game balance stick fairly often. Tau, however, have little to endear them, especially when it comes to their rules and their players. So it isn’t that surprising that the T’au DLC came to Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War so late in the cycle.

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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”