Best Hearts of Iron IV Conversion Mods – Q1 2017

Best Hearts of Iron IV Conversion Mods – Q1 2017

Boy, oh boy do I love me some Hearts of Iron IV. As an avid fan of the Axis & Allies board game back in the day, having a game like this was a godsend — or, perhaps, yet another crippling blow to productivity in endeavors beyond gaming. Poor time management aside, my management skills when it comes to invasion forces and numerous fronts are at their peak, yet my mind’s saber grew dull on the bodies of my mid-20th century foes.… Read more...

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What is Divergent Game Design?

What is Divergent Game Design?

2016 seems to be the year of remakes and remasters. From old movies made new to spiritual successor video games that throwback to a bygone age, with all the new advances in technology over the past few decades, you can hardly blame media producers for wanting to revisit old concepts and see what they’d be like if they were made in the modern era.… Read more...

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5 Hearts of Iron IV National Focus Mods to Try Out

5 Hearts of Iron IV National Focus Mods to Try Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> If you haven’t gotten the chance to try Hearts of Iron IV out yet, I suggest you fix that. As a huge fan of World War II history and the strategy genre, I can’t get enough of games like these. Smelling strongly of Axis & Allies — the family-friendly Hasbro game pitting five friends in total war as Germany, America, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the USSR — HOI4 had me swoonin’ from the get-go.… Read more...

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5 Total War: WARHAMMER Mods to Check Out

5 Total War: WARHAMMER Mods to Check Out

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I know, I know. Total War: WARHAMMER hasn’t even been out for two weeks and already we’re talking about mods. But it’s hard not to when there are already so many out there that do a decent job tweaking Creative Assembly‘s latest entry in its Total War franchise. Hell, I’d say part of this game’s success comes from the developers loosening up the reins a bit and letting their talented modding community real shine amid the ash and smoke of...

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Idea Incubator: Why Not Make a Fallout RTS?

Idea Incubator: Why Not Make a Fallout RTS?

// < !).push({}); // ]]> “Idea Incubator” is our new column focused on game and mod design ideas. Unlike reviews that discuss a given game as a product of economic product, the intent of these articles is to delve into the mechanics of the games in question, suggesting improvements and feedback as avid fans and players. Of course, we might also pitch ideas for new mods since we don’t really know where to begin ourselves (though that’s something we’re also looking to...

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5 Mount & Blade: Warband Mods Worth Playing

5 Mount & Blade: Warband Mods Worth Playing

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I can’t remember the last time I played the vanilla version of Mount & Blade: Warband. That isn’t to say it wasn’t a great game all its own, but with all the awesome mods floating around out there, it’s hard to resist the temptation – especially if some of those mods include overhauls that catapult us into Game of Thrones or the midst ancient Roman war.… Read more...

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