Top 5 gameplay tips for ‘XCOM: Enemy Unknown’

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

While everyone else has been slinking about the sewers of Dunwall in Dishonored, I’ve been reliving my golden days in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. If you’ve not yet picked it up, or if you’re just diving in, I have a few tips that should help. 5. Survivability is key When equipping your soldiers early in gameplay, […]

Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution: The Missing Link

A couple months ago, Square-Enix published a much awaited sequel to the cult classic, Deus Ex, entitled Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game was met with critical acclaim and served as a particularly strong entry into the stealth genre. With a mature, thought-provoking plot, and gorgeous visuals, the game has been mentioned by some outlets […]

Review: Tropico 4

I always liked me a good city building game. It appeals to that central egotism in all human beings: if people would just shut up and elect you dictator for life, you could usher this entire species into a never-ending utopia. So it should come as no surprise that, when Tropico was released in 2001, […]

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Every once in a while I find a book or story that climbs into my brain, finds several of my nerd sweet spots, and vigorously strokes them. Ready Player One is, for lack of better description, weaponized nerd nuke. The premise is simple: in the year 2044 an uber-nerd named James Halliday has created The […]

Demo Impressions: Tropico 4

The Tropico series has always struck a particular chord within me. The first game pulled me in from the start because it compelled you to pick a character that not only had strengths, but also weaknesses. I soon fell into the complicated world, building my own little slice of paradise. The release of Tropico 3 was a […]

Gamescom teaser trailer for ‘Risen 2: Dark Waters’ shows promise

When German developer Piranha Bytes released Risen in 2009, it received decent critical acclaim on the PC for being an imaginative, core RPG. I played the Xbox 360 port (it’s all about the cheevos, man!), which was a clunky, ugly affair that did its best to hide a solid RPG experience. I love an RPG where […]

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