That's A Lot Of War To Cram Into A Video Game

Wars and Battles is an upcoming iPad game that doesn't cover a single war. It doesn't even cover a single era of war. It's covering all the wars. » 10/21/14 9:00pm 10/21/14 9:00pm

If All The Apocalypses Happened At Once

Then you'd get Human Resources, an absolutely excellent-looking strategy game from the makers of the very good Planetary Annihilation. Oh, and the kicker? Humans are literally a resource. As in, you harvest them. » 10/02/14 9:30pm 10/02/14 9:30pm

Now I Know Why Lemmings Died

Remember Lemmings? Of course you do. It was that cute puzzle game from the nineties about shepherding herds of the titular critters to safety. Many of my earliest memories of being enthralled by a computer screen come from solving these puzzles. Or trying to, at least. » 7/08/14 4:30pm 7/08/14 4:30pm

The beautiful strategy game The Banner Saga is coming out for the iPad and Android tablets this summer, publisher Versus Evil announced this morning. In other words: soon all you Game of Thrones fans who own iPads won't have any more excuses for not trying this game out yet. » 6/25/14 9:35am 6/25/14 9:35am

This is the debut trailer for Etherium, an upcoming real-time strategy game for PC. It comes from the developer behind Stellar Impact, and puts you in control of one of three factions, which you lead on a conquest for control of the seven planets' etherium reserves—this game's analogue for Dune's spice. Looks fun! » 1/17/14 7:40am 1/17/14 7:40am

Puzzle & Dragons How To: Five Tips For Attaining Puzzle Mastery

Millions of mobile gamers around the globe have played GungHo Online's role-playing hybrid Puzzle & Dragons, but how many are playing it right? We asked the developer for some tips and tricks to help survive the game's unique brand of match-three madness. » 10/09/13 3:27pm 10/09/13 3:27pm

I Wish All Games Had Glitches Like Total War: Rome II

Fiendish stares from hell, death animations that look like dance moves, subterrestrial ships, a Superman army, weird low-res textures... Total War: Rome II has some of the funniest glitches of any strategy game. And since a patch comes out today, all these things will probably be lost in time, like Spartan ships in… » 9/06/13 9:00pm 9/06/13 9:00pm

The Latest Addition To League of Legends Is... A Weather Forecaster

A quite amusing update just went live for Riot's popular online game, in which Janna, one of the game's champions, got reskinned as a legendary meteorologist—with a new voiceover and plenty of funny references. » 9/06/13 9:30am 9/06/13 9:30am

Nooo! I didn't know the Samnites in Total War: Rome II were actually zombie cannibals. When the graphics are running on extreme, a minor, probably temporary glitch could render this horrifying—yet hilarious—texture-effect. » 9/03/13 8:30am 9/03/13 8:30am

Well Of Course This Neon Cyberpunk Hacking Game Is Called Wetware

Welcome to Wetware, an upcoming 80s-tinged cyberpunk strategy game from Reality Council that puts you in charge of a "megacorporate network" and tasks you with, well, taking over the internet. » 5/28/13 5:15pm 5/28/13 5:15pm

Inheriting Civilization V's Brave New World, One Trade At A Time

I'd like to think I'm a people person. I might not agree with 75 percent of what other people say or think or believe, but I get along. It's what I do. In today's society it works, for the most part. In Civilization V it didn't, at least not until now. It's a Brave New World, and I almost conquered it with commerce. » 5/17/13 8:00pm 5/17/13 8:00pm

How I Learned That I Suck At Civilization

I had never played Civilization V prior to last week. Not to any meaningful degree, at least. I grew up with Nintendo and, to a lesser extent, Sega (plus Microsoft, come the aughts) providing my gaming goodness. I was a toddler when the original Civilization hit computers in 1991. Going from fast-paced kiddie-crack… » 3/02/13 1:00pm 3/02/13 1:00pm

In 2030, Games Won't Fight Over Oil. They'll Fight Over Bread.

Don't say that America's spy agencies never did anything for you. They have thoughtfully provided a ready-made template for designers searching for themes for their next action or strategy game. » 2/01/13 12:00pm 2/01/13 12:00pm

My Wargaming Wish List for 2013

It's 2013, and despite the winter chill, hope blossoms that this year will bring in a fresh and innovative crop of wargames. Like the flowers of the spring, those hopes will probably fade before the stale wind of yet another faux-historical clickfest, Hearts of Iron clone or dumbed-down mobile game. » 1/07/13 5:00pm 1/07/13 5:00pm

Highgrounds is Deceptively Simple Multiplayer Strategy You Can Play in…

From Spry Fox, creators of the acclaimed (and cloned) Triple Town, comes a multiplayer strategy game so ingenious and accessible that you should probably just stop reading this and go play it. » 12/14/12 2:55pm 12/14/12 2:55pm

Cramming A Giant PC Genre Onto a Tiny iPhone Can Work, You Know

There are few more "PC" genres than 4X. So named because they generally involve asking players to "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate", they're normally set in space, and have so many buttons and menus that you can only really play them on the PC. » 12/14/12 1:00am 12/14/12 1:00am

Crusader Kings II's New Roman Expansion Pack Wasn't Built In A Day

No, it was built over a much longer period of time than that. But hopefully Legacy of Rome will be worth the wait—some of the DLC for the excellent strategy game has been disappointing, and some has been quite good. And let's not forget that you can also mod CKII into the best Game of Thrones video game on the market. » 8/28/12 7:00pm 8/28/12 7:00pm

5 Ways To Be A Massive Jerk To Your Opponents In Video Games

Maybe you reached your skill plateau despite constant practice. Maybe the odds are against you. Maybe you're just a terrible human being. Whatever the reason, you need to win, and you need to win bad—no matter what the cost. Perhaps at the cost of my morality and integrity, I'm here to help. » 7/27/12 9:30am 7/27/12 9:30am

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Puts You in Command of the "Most Elite" Military…

Not just anyone can defend the Earth from mysterious aliens in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This is the "most elite" fighting organization in history, so you can expect at least some sort of written test, maybe a talent competition. It's the price you pay for being the bestest. » 3/06/12 8:30am 3/06/12 8:30am