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Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game (minatures game review).

January 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game (minatures game review).

‘Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game’, published by the prodigious Fantasy Flight Games, is essentially a space dogfight simulation game that is played out on any tabletop/convenient flat surface. The aim is simple: blast your opponent into space dust, through the moving of your ships into firing arcs and rolling special dice to see if you […]

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Spellforce 2: Demons Of The Past (computer game review).

January 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spellforce 2: Demons Of The Past (computer game review).

This is the stand-alone conclusion to the popular ‘Spellforce’ game series. You are an Elder of the Shaikan, a mighty warrior whose destiny is to search the world of Eo to defeat Zazhut. Where the game differs from similar fantasy titles is the real time strategy elements which you use to create soldiers and other […]

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Eve: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales (book review).

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Eve: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales (book review).

This is a story set in the enormous on-line game universe of ‘EVE-Online’. It tells the story of Falek Grange, a former leader in the Amarrian society, who following an assassination attempt, emerges with his old life in tatters. As a Capsuleer, backed-up with a supply of clones, he is virtually immortal and indestructible. The […]

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Mass Effect: Foundation #6 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Matthew Clark (Artist) (comicbook review).

January 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Mass Effect: Foundation #6 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Matthew Clark (Artist) (comicbook review).

‘Mass Effect: Foundation’ is a series of thirteen comics that explore the back stories of the companions encountered by Commander Shepard, the hero of the video game series ‘Mass Effect’. In the previous issue, Miranda and Jacob set out to collect intel regarding the whereabouts of Commander Shepard’s body. Issue 6 picks up that story. […]

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Perfect Dark: Initial Vector by Greg Rucka (book review).

December 27, 2013 | By More
Perfect Dark: Initial Vector by Greg Rucka (book review).

  ‘Initial Vector’ is the follow on story to the Xbox game ‘Perfect Dark Zero’. This was one of the initial games at the time of the launch of the Xbox 360 way back in 2005. It’s not a game I am familiar with so I’m picking up the book with no prior knowledge of […]

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Infiltration (board game: review).

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Infiltration (board game: review).

Set in Fantasy Flight Games’ Android universe, home to the excellent ‘Android: Netrunner’ card game and the godawful timesink that is the original Android board game, ‘Infiltration’ gives its players control of a team of criminals breaking into the offices of CyberSolutions Inc. Their objective: to steal as much confidential data as possible and escape […]

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Baldur’s Gate 2 – Enhanced Edition (computer game review).

December 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Baldur’s Gate 2 – Enhanced Edition (computer game review).

‘Baldur’s Gate’ and ‘Baldur’s Gate 2’ are huge and hugely influential games, pulling off the rare trick of also being very good to play. It’s complicated origins in the world of ‘Dungeons And Dragons’ have spawned imitators and nurtured the growth of mighty descendants. This enhanced edition of ‘Baldur’s Gate 2’ includes extra characters, improved […]

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Mass Effect: Foundation #5 by Mac Walters and Matthew Clark (comic review).

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mass Effect: Foundation #5 by Mac Walters and Matthew Clark (comic review).

Miranda recruits Jacob to Cerberus by offering him a mission he can’t refuse: collecting Shepard’s body from the edge of the galaxy. They travel to the Terminus system to deal with Batarians. We all should know right there things are going to go awry. This is an interesting installment in the ‘Mass Effect’ series because it […]

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Return To Quag Keep by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe (book review).

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Return To Quag Keep by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe (book review).

The 2006 novel ‘Return To Quag Keep’ by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe is a sequel to Andre Norton’s novel, ‘Quag Keep’. In 1976, Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, invited noted fantasy author Andre Norton to play his new game. In 1978, Norton published ‘Quag Keep’, inspired by that experience: […]

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Baneblade (A Warhammer 40000 novel) by Guy Haley (book review).

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Baneblade (A Warhammer 40000 novel) by Guy Haley (book review).

The Warhammer 40000 universe is a grim unforgiving place where the only certainty is war and death. Humankind is beset on all sides by aliens so they fight and, in ‘Baneblade’, they fight the Orks. A highly warlike race, Orks are huge muscle-bound creatures that make up for their lack of outright intelligence with cunning, […]

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