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Our Week in Games – Week 90

Chris Evans July 27, 2014 1
Our Week in Games – Week 90

The past week has seen a resurgence in Twitter activity about a massive sporting event. No, not the Commonwealth Games (they're hardly a large event, let alone massive), it was fourth edition of The International, Valve's e-sports competition for Dota 2, a game we have had surprisingly little coverage of here at Reticule Towers. The tournament happened, people won BIG money and it was even covered live on ESPN in America. Crazy eh? If you want a brief rundown of the event, PC Gamer have you covered.

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Space Battles Are Getting Gratuitous Again

Chris Evans July 24, 2014 0
Space Battles Are Getting Gratuitous Again

Everyone loves space battles right? They are the things dreams are made of, but unless you want to explore null-sec in Eve Online or pay £50 to access the Elite: Dangerous beta, there aren't too many options open to you. One long-standing option is Gratuitous Space Battles from Positech Games which is pleasingly getting a sequel. Cliff Harris, the man behind Positech, announced the sequel earlier today.

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Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers – The Verdict

Kevin McLennan July 23, 2014 0
Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers – The Verdict

I still remember accidentally discovering Magic a few years back whilst trawling the latest videos on YouTube. After a couple minutes of sheer bewilderment I had skipped onto the next video thinking to myself "That doesn't look like something I would enjoy". Little did I know how wrong I was.

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Panzer Tactics HD – The Verdict

Patrick Reckitt July 22, 2014 0
Panzer Tactics HD – The Verdict

Wargames, and the wargamers who play them, often feel like a very particular subsection of gaming, a tribe of hex worshippers inaccessible to all but the select few who can navigate mazes of enemy zones of control and execute perfect pincer attacks. There will be arrays of period units, large swathes of ground to conquer and enemies to crush. But, as traditional wisdom goes, it just won’t be approachable enough to drop right into. Panzer Tactics HD does have period units, sprawling scenarios to beat and all of the above, but developers Sproing have put just a little bit more into making it approachable to the uninitiated.

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Dovetail Games Strike Again – Train Simulator 2015 Announced

Chris Evans July 21, 2014 0
Dovetail Games Strike Again – Train Simulator 2015 Announced

Not content with cornering the Microsoft Flight Sim crowd or angling for the fishing sim crowd, Dovetail Games are back with another announcement, this time for Train Simulator 2015.

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Our Week in Games – Week 89

Chris Evans July 20, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 89

Welcome to The Reticule's Sunday spectacular, Our Week in Games. This has been a surprisingly busy week in the games industry, while I haven't come across any Games Industry Dramas, there have been some serious goings on. The new Doom was revealed at QuakeCon while Microsoft announced drastic job cuts and the closure of the Xbox Entertainment studios. Big things to muse over while we talk about what our past week in games involved.

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Sunless Sea – Early Access Impressions

Chris Evans July 16, 2014 0
Sunless Sea – Early Access Impressions

The zee, the dark inky zee, have you explored the zee yet? You might be confused, but you see, the zee is the sea in Sunless Sea. Still with me I hope as Sunless Sea is a gorgeous 2D exploration, survival and adventure game that is currently available on Steam Early Access. I've been playing and thoroughly enjoying this wonderful little game.

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Weird World – The (Retro) Verdict

Jon Armer July 15, 2014 0
Weird World – The (Retro) Verdict

Recently I’ve been looking back at a number of the titles I’d missed first time around and i’ve playing a lot of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, a space exploration game by Digital Eel. Find some words after the cut.

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Wales Games Development Show 2014 Report

Chris Evans July 14, 2014 0
Wales Games Development Show 2014 Report

Last Friday was the 2014 edition of the Wales Games Development Show at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Being a proud Welshman, I took the time to head down to check out what was going on and I had very good time. Read on to check out my report of the show.

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Our Week in Games – Week 88

Chris Evans July 13, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 88

Hello and welcome to another Sunday here at The Reticule towers and another edition of Our Week in Games. My thanks go out to Kevin for taking charge last week when I was in the midst of a bout of man-flu and some serious interview prep. Surprisingly, this seems to have been a fairly quiet week with little in the way of over the top games industry dramas, no massive AAA releases and really, just a lot of sport with the World Cup, Tour de France and Test Cricket taking place.

I would like to point any London readers in the direction of the London Indie's launch party which is being hosted by Shaz Yousaf and friend of The Reticule, Christos Reid. If you are in London tomorrow, try and get tickets, it should be fun.

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The Simulator Roundup – Dovetail Games Go Flying and Trucks Galore

Chris Evans July 12, 2014 0
The Simulator Roundup – Dovetail Games Go Flying and Trucks Galore

If you like news regarding simulation games that involve flying or driving trucks, this news article is the news article for you. As long as you haven't already heard the news elsewhere that is, which potentially means this can't be considered news any more. Enough musing about the nature of news as I bring word on the latest developments from Dovetail Games and SCS Software.

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Cloud Chamber – Hands On Preview

Patrick Reckitt July 7, 2014 0
Cloud Chamber – Hands On Preview

Cloud Chamber, an ARG-MMO hybrid by Danish studio Investigate North is due for release later this month, and Patrick has been taking a look at the feel of its strange world of science and mystery.

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Pro Cycling Manager 2014 – The (Mini) Verdict

Chris Evans July 7, 2014 0
Pro Cycling Manager 2014 – The (Mini) Verdict

I haven't played an entry in the Pro Cycling Manager series since I delivered a Verdict on the 2012 edition. With Le Tour having started this past weekend in Yorkshire, I thought I would take a little dip into the new 2014 edition.

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Train Simulator Developer’s Go Fishing

Chris Evans July 6, 2014 0
Train Simulator Developer’s Go Fishing

It was back in December when the developers of the Train Simulator franchise changed their name to Dovetail Games with some of their reasons for the change highlighted in my interview with John Rissik. Last week (and I'm a bit late on the uptake) the re-branded studio announced their next game, Dovetail Games Fishing.

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Our Week In Games – Week 87

Kevin McLennan July 6, 2014 3
Our Week In Games – Week 87

Fresh back from a weeks holiday I feel as if my gaming interests have been reinvigorated. I bought a ton of games in the Steam sale and look forward to playing them all over the next... five years. In fact recently I've almost completely abandoned console gaming in place of hours on end of Spelunky and some multiplayer PC games, which just goes to show that the recent crop of game releases really hasn't grabbed my attention quite as much as I thought it would. Thinking ahead the only two console games I'm remotely interested in are The Witcher 3 and Forza Horizon 2, while I'm spoilt for choice right now on PC. Oh how the times are changing.

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