We think its odd that its taken this long for someone to whip up a collectible card game (TCG) based around the setting and characters of the Stargate television series. After all, a show about space-hopping, intergalactic intrigue and high-tech combat seems to be ideal fodder for the intertwined nature of collectible gaming. Fortunately, for fans of the show and TCG players everywhere, Sony Online Entertainments online version of the trading card game (which it also created) nails this
When Mariya Oktyabrskaya’s husband was killed in 1941, she didn’t sit around the house moping about it. She enrolled in the Tomsk tank academy, became a T-34 driver and went off to pulverise fascists.
Let’s get one thing straight here, people. Making a fantasy RTS or a Diablo-rip-off that doesn’t run like a pile of rotten shit is not the most challenging thing in the world. Stranger proves that it’s still possible though, as it proves to be the jerkiest, sorriest car crash of a game since Rise of the Robots.Usually one can ignore how ugly a game is if it plays well, but Stranger looks remarkably terrible and plays worse.
Take a trip back to a time when space combat games were all the rage. Does Strike Suit Zero make it a trip worth taking?
The Strong Bad episodic series almost comes to a close with a bang. Well, most of a bang, and then a peculiar fizzling out. It begins with a scene following on from the end of Episode 4’s Dangeresque. Strong Bad falls into his Trogdor arcade machine and bangs his head, apparently causing the machine to come to life and start marauding around the neighborhood.
With a new month comes more great Strong Bad comedy from Telltale. In a break with (two months’ worth of) tradition, it’s not an antagonistic email that sets up Strong Bad’s story this time, but the need to fix his precious console. Instead of getting a job, he discovers a far more convoluted approach – hold a Battle of the Bands!
We’d say the last three Strong Bad episodes didn’t really need you to be a fan to enjoy them. Episode 4 still doesn’t, but if you don’t know about Dangeresque 2 or 1 (in that order) there’ll be a minuscule enjoyment loss. The Dangeresque films are extremely low-budget actioners starring Strong Bad as the titular sunglasses-wearing cop. The third was promised in 2004.
Meet Strong Bad. He’s cooler than you, is way awesome, gets all the hot babes, and really hates Homestar Runner. If that makes about as much sense to you as an episode of Hannah Montana, then steer your browser to Homestarrunner.com and catch up on the hip, animated world of this web phenomenon.
Episode 2 kicks off when our shirtless hero is put under house arrest with a big, explosive collar, for failing to pay his newly-imposed email tax to the unusually stern and giantly moustached King of Town.
Stronghold 2, the castle-building RTS sequel, offers you two paths: one is the path of war, the other, the path of peace. Pit the defences of the 3D fortress you've built against swarms of invaders, or just make it the heart of a well-run agrarian economy. A peaceful castle sim, in other words. Isn't that ridiculous? Well, actually, no.During my varied Kentish upbringing there was one constant: I hated Dover Castle. Strategically, historically, architecturally, it should have been very