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Scott Malcomson

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Old enough to have watched the first moon landing live on TV, I've been gaming since the days of ApVenture and the Zork series. My last console was an Atari 2600, and my first PC was an Apple IIc (in glorious monochrome!). If you want to understand the kind of person I am, it might help a bit to play Ultima IV.

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Afghanistan ’11 Preview – Nation Building the Hard Way

Close on the heels of their success with Vietnam ’65, developers Every Single Soldier and Retro Epic are now close to releasing Afghanistan ’11. As with Vietnam, the central objective…

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Torch 1.3.3 Update Revamps Hearts of Iron IV

It would be impossible for me to cover everything Paradox has fixed, upgraded and added in the “Torch 1.3.3” patch for its grand strategy masterpiece Hearts of Iron IV, which…

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Everspace Preview – A Rogue’s Shooting Gallery

Pilot’s Log: Version, Cluster 34. I’ve just started another run through RockFish Games’ Everspace, which has a ™ in its name on Steam, so you know they’re serious about their…

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert – Two Decadent Decades

Okay, kiddies, gather ’round while Grunkle-Scott talks about games from the mid-’90s. Oh, sure, Red Alert 3 came out in 2008, but the game which gave us George Takei playing…

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How Realistic is Fallout? – Part Deux!

Continuing our series on Fallout‘s realism (or lack thereof), today we’ll be covering radiation and mutations, because who doesn’t love that? For info on the real-world version of things like…

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[UPDATED] Slitherine Announces Afghanistan ’11 For Early 2017

[UPDATE] Slitherine has announced a date of March 23rd for releasing Afghanistan ’11.  With Vietnam ’65, developer Every Single Soldier earned its stripes by simulating operational-level warfare in the jungle,…

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How Realistic is Fallout? Part 1

The obvious answer is “oh, come on, REALLY?” But weirdly enough, while the Fallout franchise takes quite a number of liberties with reality, it has borrowed from real life as…

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! Part Four Review – Showdown

It’s been a long journey. You’ve found your way through the Shamutanti Hills, navigated the treacherous “Cityport of Traps”, and survived the time-twisted, apocalyptic Baklands, avoiding or defeating the assassins…

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In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor Preview

You’re a velociraptor. Your job? Who cares, you’re a velociraptor! Arcen Games herein seeks to answer geekdom’s age-old question (first postulated somewhere around the second half of the first viewing…

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Fallout: Equestria Preview – The Apocalypse Was Magic

It’s a fan-fiction longer than Lord of the Rings. It blends (some would dare say seamlessly) the entirely disparate concepts of Fallout‘s post-apoc decay with the bright innocence of My…