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Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in Electronic Games

Panzer General Online – Closed Beta Report

A closed beta report on Panzer General Online finds little similarity to the classic PC game. More attuned to the desires of 21st-century gamers, PG Online is a collectible card game that is simple and rewarding, with escalating strategies and RPG elements.

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Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Electronic Games

World of Warplanes – MMO Game Preview

“World of Warplanes” late-beta report. “Warplanes” has enough similarities to its predecessor, “World of Tanks,” to make “WoT” players feel at home, but it is very much its own unique self, especially with crew skills, such as Fire Fighting and Crack Shot.

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Posted on Sep 6, 2013 in Electronic Games

Rise of Venice – PC Game Preview

In the “Rise of Venice” PC game, players navigate through 15-century pirates, rival shipping businesses, family politics, world politics, natural disasters, and fluctuating supply and demand to gain fame and fortune.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2013 in Electronic Games

Air Conflicts: Vietnam – PC Game Preview

“Air Combat: Vietnam” adds helicopters to the “Air Combat” series, along with a variety of jet aircraft. The arcade-style game seems respectful in its presentation of a controversial era, but some of its mechanics need to be improved before it is deployed.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in Electronic Games

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire – PC Game Review

“Jagged Alliance: Crossfire” can be “frustratingly satisfying.” It offers a chance to use a variety of tactics and it has improvements over “JA: Back in Action,” but the player’s mercs sometimes keep bumping into each other like bumper cars.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2011 in Electronic Games

Tropico 3 – PC Game Review

A review of the PC game Tropico 3 calls it ‘fun, challenging, and humorous,’ though no actual combat strategy is involved in players’ machinations to remain El Presidente of a tropical island.

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Posted on Jan 29, 2010 in Electronic Games

Empires of Steel – PC Game Review

This review of Empires of Steel, a wargame with exploration, resource-gathering, diplomacy and a trade system among its features finds the game solid in graphic, sound and gameplay but perhaps a bit too simplistic for experienced gamers.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2009 in Books and Movies

Art of Command – Book Review

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell, teaches readers about leadership, integrity, determination, and other characteristics personified in the lives of nine famous figures of American military history.

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