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Crusader Kings: patriarchy adventures

Crusader Kings is full of women. In the course of a normal game, the player will take the part of dozens of characters in turn, and they will all be male. You will, on the other hand, control and use a … Continue reading

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Race in Civ IV: Beyond the Sword

One of the new additions that is not touted at all in the Beyond the Sword expansion pack for Civ IV – but which struck me as soon as I started playing: race-appropriate units. The Civ franchise is the most influential videogame … Continue reading

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Pure, unalloyed geek

Imagine the Platonic Form of a geek-oriented game. The author developed it in his spare time, and it is available for free. It is spectacularly ambitious, and as a result is in beta (or more likely alpha), and (despite constant … Continue reading

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Tropico Inbred

Tropico is, I think, one of the better sim-type games I’ve seen. A blend between Junta, Colonization and The Sims, it’s astonishingly versatile, powerful and detailed; when playing it I find myself grouching things like ‘why can’t I see a chart … Continue reading

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