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Endless Space 2 Preview - Creating Endless Stories

Endless Space 2 Preview – Creating Endless Stories

If there is one concept that keeps coming up throughout the preview presentation of Endless Space 2, it is letting players create their own stories.It’s around 3:30 p.m. EDT, and I’m...
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How Diablo Became an Instant Classic

Upon release, Diablo became something that few titles can be — an instant classic. It was genre-reviving and genre-defining. Twenty years after its release, it still lives on, first with a...
Video Games Aren’t Just Better With Stories, They Are Stories

Video Games Aren’t Just Better With Stories, They Are Stories

Back when I was finishing my second degree (a BA in English Literature), the class I hated with a passion was literary theory and criticism. This was no fault of the instructor,...
How Warcraft II and C&C Shaped an Entire Genre 8

How Warcraft II and C&C Shaped an Entire Genre

Most video game genres existed in a recognizable form before 1980. There are, however, exceptions—the modern real-time strategy game among them. This late entry was mainly due to the limitations of...

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Newest Expansion in 1914-1918 Series Unvieled

Newest Expansion in 1914-1918 Series Unvieled

M2H and Blackmill Games, the studios behind the First World War shooter Verdun, announced the latest entry in the 1914-1918 series, Tannenberg.Set for a...