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SpaceCom Game Review: “Take your seat, Captain”

Ever since I was young I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of war rooms: large rooms with maps showing troop placements on battlefields, projected enemy movements, counter-maneuvers, and such. My father, being a veteran of the US Air Force would always describe (as much as he would be allowed) the room he worked in for years here at Nellis. ...

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SpaceCom – A Space Strategy Game Preview

In today’s gaming world we so often think of AAA graphics, highly efficient enemy AI, superbly programmed physics engines and so on. Most strategy games usually forgo the typical trends and create a deep experience, while still presenting you with the latest graphics in the genre to date. It is refreshing then to see a game that is both addicting ...

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Ancient Space Reveals First Gameplay, Pre-order Now Available

There was once a time space  games dominated the video gaming scene. Whether you were playing Homeworld, X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, Starsiege — one thing was certain: game developers were fascinated with exploring the unexplored. Somewhere in the past few years, however, this trend has fallen off. While strategy games such as Sins of a Solar Empire have come about, a true full axis ...

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Star Trek Online: Delta Rising Adding Some Familiar Faces

Earlier this week it was revealed that the upcoming expansion to the popular MMO, Star Trek Online, would be adding some faces fans of the TV series might recognize. Already announced, via the Delta Rising reveal in Las Vegas last month, was that Star Trek: Voyager alum Garret Wang (Harry Kim) would reprise his role in STO. Later it was announced that Tim Russ ...

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Of Dice and Men: "A Geek Movie Without the Self-loathing"

“A geek movie without the self-loathing” The full-length movie based on the play by Cameron McNary screened last weekend at GenCon and will run this weekend at DragonCon in Atlanta. The movie follows a group of people – who also happen to play D&D. And for once gaming and being a nerd isn’t the punch line. For updates and awesome ...

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Chance Thomas, Composer for Riders Of Rohan

Hello and well met, LOTRO players! Chance Thomas is a music composer whose most widely known work to date is the music for the Game Riders of Rohan. If you’ve heard it you will understand why gamers are calling for him to be invited once again to score for the LOTR game. It is truly wonderful and as some put it, ...

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Ales & Tales 5th Anniversary in LOTRO

Five years ago today I had an inkling to start a weekly gathering similar to the now famous meetings that C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien & their friends used to hold in the “Bird & Baby” in Oxford many years ago.  What was different about my concept is that we would actually be meeting in Middle-earth itself through the technological wizardry of Lord ...

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Mass Effect: Commander Shepard Gets Dramatic

Fans of the Mass Effect series are surely excited for the much talked about (but only vaguely described) pending Mass Effect 4, but there’s one thing that has been made very clear- the newest installment won’t include our Hero, Commander Shepard.  This is, of course, disappointing.  After all, whoever becomes the new protagonist, they’ll never be better than Commander Shepard. ...

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Star Wars Armada from Fantasy Flight Games

Star Wars Armada from Fantasy Flight Games by Joe Gilronan New release from Fantasy Flight Games, Star Wars Armada. Ever wanted to command your own Star Destroyer, well here’s your chance. Take on the role of fleet admiral for either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance, the fate of the galaxy is in your hands! “In Star Wars: Armada, you ...

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Vikings Boardgames Announced

Today an announcement came from Catalyst Game Labs has got the liscences to make two boardgames from the TV series Vikings. “We’re big fans of Vikings,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “It’s been incredibly exciting to look at different ways to bring the show to gaming tables. From the Jarl that almost anyone can sit ...

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