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 the … » 9/06/13 9:00pm 9/06/13 9:00pm

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

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

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

Paper-Rock-Scissors Tactics Spring to Life in Fire Emblem 3DS

This spring in Japan the swords, axes, and spears of Fire Emblem spring forth from the 3DS screen to pierce your eyeballs with varying degrees of severity depending on which sort of weapon you're holding at the time. Check out the live stream of the game from the Nintendo Direct presser. » 12/28/11 3:00pm 12/28/11 3:00pm

Limbs and Heads Fly Free In Total War: Shogun 2's Rating-Changing Blood …

While Total War: Shogun 2 does an excellent job of depicting the titanic clash between two warring factions, it's always been missing a little something to make the experience complete: Majestic arcs of spurting crimson lifeblood, and the odd severed head. All this and more can be yours for $1.59. » 11/30/11 5:20pm 11/30/11 5:20pm