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Total War: Rome II – First Impressions

Total War: Rome II – First Impressions

With a gentle whisper the embargo for coverage of Total War: Rome II has lifted and I would assume that many sites are going live with their reviews. We here at The Reticule are in no rush to deliver our Verdict’s right away, and thanks to my flat moving and two job shenanigans I’ve only managed to play about 8 hours of the game so far. In a game of this size, that really isn’t enough time to really dig into everything. What I have done though is gather some brief early thoughts together, which you can read after the break.

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Company of Heroes 2 Beta – Campaign Mission Report

Company of Heroes 2 Beta – Campaign Mission Report

I’ve been promising to get back into the Company of Heroes 2 for a few weeks now, but finally I got it updated on Steam and jumped in. There have been some changes since I last played, the most obvious being the inclusion of a Campaign mission. It is the seventh mission set in January 1943 entitled Land Bridge to Leningrad. I came away…impressed. Things seemed a lot tighter and ready than they did when I played the singleplayer demo at the Eurogamer Expo last year. To be expected really considering how long it has been since then, but it now feels much more like a complete, finished game.

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E3 from the UK – Microsoft’s Conference

E3 from the UK – Microsoft’s Conference

£429 in November. That was the message that I took away from Microsoft’s E3 presentation this evening. I can’t quite comprehend how they are going to justify that launch price, along games which are doubtless going to be a bit more expensive than they are in the current generation. What else grabbed my attention? The lack of any further clarification over the used-game market or online requirements further to what was revealed at the end of last week. I think that was sorely needed to be honest. I’ve got some brief thoughts on their event after the break.

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Xbone – Our Thoughts Post-Reveal

Xbone – Our Thoughts Post-Reveal

Microsoft unveiled their new machine a few days ago, known as the Xbox One it will be launching later this year. By now you will have read the news stories about what the console offers elsewhere, so we here on The Reticule want to take a few moments to share our thoughts on what we know so far. Why have we left it until now to publish these thoughts? To give us a few more days to mull over the rumour and conjecture and deliver a more reasoned opinion. Some of our thoughts then, after the break.

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