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Neverwinter Nights 2

Neverwinter Nights 2

by / October 12, 2009 / No Comments

In the sullenly sparkly 80s, before there were computerised RPGs, there was Dungeons and Dragons. This was how people played computer games before computers were mainstream. A complex set of rules defined a game where combat was resolved using the role of dice. A problem lay in the intricacy of the game, and could be [...]

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Plants vs. Zombies—or, O.C.Dead Rising

Plants vs. Zombies—or, O.C.Dead Rising

by / June 2, 2009 / [ 2 Comments ]

This is little pop culture nugget capitalises on the current popularity of the walking dead and is chock full of rapid click action. If you know Bejewelled, then you may have heard of PopCap, they’re the devils behind its creation and Plants vs. Zombies. They’re coming to specialise in smart game design that reduces the [...]

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Empire: Total War

by / March 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

My goodness, what attention games are getting these days, eh? Developers of Empire have been dribbling us little trickles of information via pod casts and sneak preview videos. And I’m amazed at how much PR is churned out. This is so entirely different to the boop-there-it-is of my youth. Back in my day games received [...]

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Dawn of War II

by / March 9, 2009 / [ 2 Comments ]

In the lead up to the release of Dawn of War II, Relic claimed to be producing a redefining new type of strategy game. It would do away with the conventional base building and resource hording in favour of dynamic action. And I was inclined to believe Relic’s claim because of their history of innovative [...]

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