These days, the concept of a particular theme or genre remaining popular or even relevant in art and entertainment is eminently fleeting. In our lightning-paced, wireless world, the next new thing often supplants the latest and greatest in mere hours, relegating apparent titans to relative obscurity in a virtual blink of an eye. Only a precious few can claim membership in that exclusive club of genres that repeatedly endure the test of time. The Old West surely stands tall as one of them.
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One. More. Turn. A known feeling for any fan of strategy games, especially for the gamer who likes to build his empire slowly, methodically, be it on Earth or in space.
Christmas music. Some love it; others dread it. Step into any place remotely connected with moneymaking at this time of year and your ears will be assailed by a constant onslaught of holiday melodies: treacly, emotionally heavy-handed, or worse… dull and routine.
There is something to be said about great game design. A good game will keep you entertained for a few hours. Maybe more if it’s quite interesting. A great game will keep you coming back for nearly ten years. Fortunately, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is a great game. And a decade after it came out, it’s still one of the best of the genre, if not the best.
It’s been a wild ride: following the very last moments of the fifth and ultimate episode of Orwell, some time is necessary to catch our breath. And for the people at Osmotic, the team behind the game, the experience was thrilling… and exhausting.
Bang! And you’re dead. Well, until you respawn and start shooting again, that is. Developped by PixelMetal, an indie studio, Sombrero: Spaghetti Western Mayhem is a short but funny party game that quickly turns to pandemonium once you get four players in the action.
The year was 2002. In the middle of the WW2-era shooters craze, EA Games published Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, a videogame that had a considerable impact on the gaming market at the time. More than a decade later, does it still hold up? Yes… and no. Well, kind of.